Dec 30, 2013

Listmania: In Memoriam 2013

For all of the joy and new things that have come in 2013, there have been a fair share of those that have passed on. Some of the deaths were poignant reminders of certain people's contributions to the pop culture lexicon while others came as shocking, premature moments. The following is a look back at the performers (in alphabetical order) who have passed on this year and deserve some recognition as we round up the end of the year.


Allan Arbus
(1918-2013)

Best Known For: Actor who played Dr. Sidney Freedman on TV series M*A*S*H*

Eileen Brennan
(1932-2013)

Best Known For: Actress who played Captain Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin

Tom Clancy
(1947-2013)

Best Known For: Writer of espionage and military thrillers such as "The Hunt for Red October"

Roger Ebert
(1942-2013)

Best Known For: Film critic and host of At the Movies

Dennis Farina
(1944-2013)

Best Known For: Character actor who played Ray"Bones" Barboni in Midnight Run

Joan Fontaine
(1917-2013)

Best Known For: Actress who played The second Mrs. de Winter in Rebecca

David Frost
(1939-2013)

Best Known For: British journalist responsible for The Nixon Interviews

Annette Funicello
(1942-2013)

Best Known For: Actress and singer who played Dolores in the Beach Party movies

James Gandolfini
(1961-2013)

Best Known For: Character actor who played Tony Soprano on TV series The Sopranos

Richard Griffiths
(1947-2013)

Best Known For: Actor who played Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films

Julie Harris
(1925-2013)

Best Known For: Actress who played Abra in East of Eden

Lisa Robin Kelly
(1970-2013)

Best Known For: Actress who played Laurie Forman on TV series That 70's Show

Elmore Leonard
(1925-2013)

Best Known For: Writer of the novel "Rum Punch," which was adapted into the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown

Nelson Mandela
(1918-2013)

Best Known For: Former President of South Africa

Cory Monteith
(1982-2013)

Best Known For: Actor who played Finn Hudson on TV series Glee

Peter O'Toole
(1932-2013)

Best Known For: Thespian actor who played T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia

Kumar Pallana
(1918-2013)

Best Known For: Character actor who played Pagoda in The Royal Tenenbaums

Don Payne
(1964-2013)

Best Known For: Writer for TV series The Simpsons

Lou Reed
(1942-2013)

Best Known For: Rebel singer who also performed with the Velvet Underground

Robin Sachs
(1951-2013)

Best Known For: Character actor who played Ethan Rayne on TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Jean Stapleton
(1923-2013)

Best Known For: Actress who played Edith Bunker on TV series All in the Family

Margaret Thatcher
(1925-2013)

Best Known For: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Paul Walker
(1973-2013)

Best Known For: Actor who played Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious franchise

Marcia Wallace
(1942-2013)

Best Known For: Voice actor who played Edna Krapabble on TV series The Simpsons

Jonathan Winters
(1925-2013)

Best Known For: Stand-up comedian who released albums every decade for 50 years

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