Pictures: Famous People who died in 2013

10 Jun 2013, 20:02
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hanneman with guitarJeffrey Hanneman was an American guitarist, best known as a founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer. Hanneman died of alcohol-related cirrhosis on May 2, 2013.


chris kellyChris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross. Chris Kelly was found dead in his Atlanta home on May 1, 2013. Apparent cause of death - drug overdose. He was 34.


george jonesThe US country music legend, George Jones died at 81 on April 26, 2013 from hypoxic respiratory failure. Jones had more than 150 hits during his career and was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer.


richie havensRichie Havens was the folk singer and guitarist. He is best known for his intense and rhythmic guitar covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. On April 22, 2013, Havens died of a heart attack at home in Jersey City, New Jersey at age 72.


DivinylsChrissy Amphlett, the front-woman of the Australian rock band Divinyls, died at her home in New York City on April 21st, 2013 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 53 years old. Divinyls greatest hit was "I Touch Myself" that brought them international recognition in the early 1990s.


Richard LeParmentierAn actor Richard LeParmentier, best known for his role as Admiral Motti in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, died suddenly while visiting relatives in USA on April 15, 2013. He was 66.


jonathan winters in black hatA comedian, actor, author, and artist Jonathan Winters died on April 11, 2013 at the age of 87. He passed away of natural causes, surrounded by friends and family.


Annette Funicello died An American actress and singer Annette Funicello died on April 8, 2013 at the age of 70 from complications related to multiple sclerosis, which she was diagnosed more than 20 years ago. The actress was known for her time as a Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" from 1955 to 1957.


Roger Ebert diedLegendary film critic Roger Ebert died April 4, 2013, at the age of 70. Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands from 2002. He continued to publish frequently both online and in print until shortly before his death.



Shain Gandee diedThe 21-year-old Shain Gandee known for his starring in "Buckwild" was found dead in his truck along with his uncle and friend on April 1, 2013. Police reported Gandee had died of carbon monoxide poisoning while “mudding" in Sissonville, W. Va.


Phil Ramone diedA masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer, arranger and producer Phil Ramone who in 1958 founded A&R Recording Inc., was described by Billboard as "legendary" and the BBC as a "CD pioneer". He died March 30, 2013 of complications stemming from heart surgery. He was 79.


Richard Griffiths diedBritish stage actor Richard Griffiths, also known for playing grumpy Uncle Vernon in the fantastical "Harry Potter" movies, Uncle Monty in Withnail and I, Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky and King George II in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Griffiths died March 28, 2013, as a result of complications following heart surgery. He was 65.


Clive Burr diedClive Burr, a British drummer best known as a member of Iron Maiden from 1979 to 1982 has passed away four days after his 56th birthday on March 12, 2013. Burr had suffered poor heath for years after being diagnosed a multiple sclerosis.


Claude King diedA country singer-song writer and original member of the Louisiana Hayride, Claude King was best known for the 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain." He died suddenly at his home in Shreveport on March 7, 2013, at 90 years of age.


Peter Banks diedPeter Banks, the original guitarist for the British progressive rock band Yes, often called "The Architect of Progressive Music" died on March 7, 2013, at the age of 65. Banks died of heart failure at his home in Barnet, London. after he didn't show up to a recording session.


Bonnie Franklin diedBonnie Franklin, the redheaded actress who won fame for leading role in the television series One Day at a Time (1975–1984). She was nominated for the Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards. She has died on March 1, 2013 at her Los Angeles home due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69.


dj ajax diedAustralian producer Adrian Thomas, better known as DJ Ajax, died on the day of his 42nd birthday, Feb. 28, 2013. He was reported to die of hit by an oncoming truck after he ran out onto a Melbourne road.


Richard Street diedRichard Street, an American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of Motown vocal group The Temptations for 25 years. Died of a pulmonary embolism on Feb. 27, 2013 at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness. He was 70.


Dale Robertson diedDale Robertson, an Oklahoma native was famous for his «western hero» role of the roving investigator Jim Hardie in the NBC/ABC television series Tales of Wells Fargo, died Feb. 26, 2013 Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., from lung cancer and pneumonia. He was 89.


Dan Toler diedDan Toler also known as "Dangerous Dan Toler", was an American guitarist in Allman Brothers Band. He has died on Feb. 25, 2013, at the age of 65 fater he failed the battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.


Lou Myers diedLou Myers was an American actor most known for playing in many movies, dramas and sitcoms, particularly Mr. Vernon Gaines on the NBC sitcom "A Different World". He died on Feb. 19, 2013 at Charleston Medical Center after battling pneumonia for several months. He was 76.


Damon Harris diedDamon Harris was an African-American soul and R&B singer, a member of legendary Motown group The Temptations, died on Feb. 18, 2013. Harris was diagnosed a prostate cancer at the age 47 and after spending the last three months in the hospital he lost his battle to prostate cancer. He was 62.


Mindy McCready diedThe country singer Mindy McCready was found dead in her Heber Springs, Ark., home on Feb. 17, 2013. Her debut album Ten Thousand Angels released in 1996, was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA. Her death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her two children remained in foster care and were not home at the time of her death.


Rick Huxley diedRick Huxley who was a bassist for the Dave Clark Five, was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Huxley died 11 February 2013, at the age of 72, after suffering from emphysema for some years.


Mark balelo diedMark Balelo, featured on the A&E reality TV show "Storage Wars," was found dead on Feb. 11, 2013 at the age of 40. It's reported he had committed a suicide.


Donald Byrd diedDonald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist. Byrd lived in Teaneck, New Jersey until dying on February 4, 2013 at age 80.


Robin Sachs diedBritish actor Robin Sachs was best known for his role as Ethan Rayne in «Buffy: The Vampire Slayer» and secondary roles on «Babylon 5» and «Star Trek». He died from a heart attack on 1 February 2013, just four days after his 62nd birthday.


Robert Chew diedRobert F. Chew was an American actor, best known for starring in the HBO television drama series «The Wire» as drug kingpin Proposition Joe on all five seasons of the show. Chew died January 17, 2013 at the age of 52. He suffered a heart attack and died at his Baltimore home.


Pauline Phillips diedPauline Phillips, also known as Abigail Van Buren, was an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the "Dear Abby" giving spicy advice to millions of newspaper readers around the world. She died January 16, 2013 in Minneapolis after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was 94.


David Ellis diedDavid R. Ellis was an American film director and stuntman. His most remarkable works were «Snakes on a Plane», «Final Destination» and «Shark night». Ellis's body was found in the bathroom of his hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 7, 2013 No cause of death has been yet reported. He was 60.


Freddy E diedSeattle rapper Freddy E (real name Freddy E. Buhl) was found dead on January 5, 2013, of an gunshot wound inflicted by himself. Mass media reports the 22-year-old rapper had live tweeted his last moments before committing suicide.


Ned wertimer diedNed Wertimer was best known for portraying Ralph Hart, the doorman on the sitcom «The Jeffersons», died January 2, 2013, at the age of 89. Wertimer died following health complications at the Sherman Village Health Care Center in California.


Mary Thom diedMary Thom was a prominent American feminist, writer, and editor. She was one of the founders of Ms. magazine and an editor for the magazine for 20 years. Crashed while riding her bike on a highway on April 27. She was 68.

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