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    Celebrities who died in 2013

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Many actors and actresses from both the stage and screen left us this year.

    • Peter O'Toole died at the age of 81 Dec. 15. The star of Lawrence of Arabia received eight Oscar nominations over his career. In 2003, the Academy honored him with an Academy Honorary Award for his entire body of work and his lifelong contribution to film.
    • Christopher Evan Welch died at age 48 Dec. 2. He appeared in episodes of Nurse Jackie and Elementary. He was also in War of the Worlds, The Good Shepherd, and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
    • Paul Walker, star of the Fast and Furious movie franchise, died in a car accident Nov. 30 at the age of 40.
    • Jay Leggett, cast member of the TV show In Living Color died of a heart attack Nov. 24.
    • Marcia Wallace, who won an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Simpsons teacher Edna Krabappel, died of pneumonia Oct. 25.
    • Ed Lauter died of mesothelioma at the age of 74 Oct. 16. He is best known from The Rocketeer, The Longest Yard, and several TV appearances.
    • Kumar Palana, best known for roles in The Royal Tenenbaums died Oct. 10 at 94.
    • Hamidou Banmessaoud, best known for his roles in Ronin, Spy Game, and Rules of Engagement at 78.
    • Marta Heflin died at 68 Sept. 18. She appeared in A Star is Born, Come Back to the Five and Dime, and Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.
    • Susan FitzGerald, known for her role in Angela's Ashes, died at 64 Sept. 9.
    • Reporter and interviewer David Frost died Aug. 31. He is known for his interview with Richard Nixon and Margret Thatcher.
    • Murray Gershenz, who appeared in The Hangover and I Love You, Man died Aug. 25 at 91.
    • Gerard Murphy, whose credits included roles in Batman Begins and Waterworld, died of prostate cancer at 64 Aug. 26.
    • Julie Harris, who appeared on the soap opera Knots Landing, died of heart failure at 87 Aug. 24.
    • Lee Thompson Young, who recently appeared on the TV show Rizzoli and Isles, committed suicide Aug. 19. He was 29.
    • Known for his role in Free Willy, August Schellenberg died of lung cancer Aug. 16 at the age of 77.
    • Lisa Robin Kelly, best known as big sister Lorie Forman on That '70s Show, died Aug. 14 at 43.
    • Karen Black, who got an Academy Award nomination for her role in Five Easy Pieces, died Aug. 8 at 74.
    • Margaret Pellegrini, who was a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz, died Aug. 7 at 89.
    • Michael Ansara, known for his role as Klingon Kang, died from complications of Alzheimer's at 91 July 31.
    • Eileen Brennan died at the age of 80 July 28. She is best known for her roles in Clue and Private Benjamin.
    • Dennis Farina, best known for his tough-as-nails work in the TV series "Law and Order", "Crime Story", and "Miami Vice". He was 69.
    • Mel Smith, who appeared in The Princess Bride, died at the age of 50 July 19.
    • Briony McRoberts died of apparent suicide July 17. She appeared on EastEnders and Take the High Road.
    • Dennis Burkley, who appeared in the movies Con Air and The Doors, died at the age of 50 July 14.
    • Cory Monteith, best known as playing Finn Hudson on "Glee", died of an apparent overdose July 13. He was 31.
    • Joe Conley, who played general store owner Ike Godsey on TV show The Waltons, died July 7 at 85.
    • Jim Kelly, best known for playing Williams in Enter the Dragon, died June 29 of cancer. He was 67.
    • James Gandolfini died June 19 in Italy at the age of 51. He is best known from HBO's The Sopranos.
    • Harry Lewis, who appeared in The Ten Commandments and Key Largo, died at 93 June 9.
    • Esther Williams, who appeared in Dangerous When Wet, died June 6 at 91.
    • Jean Stapleton was best known as "Edith", Archie Bunker's wife in the groundbreaking 1907s sitcom "All in the Family" died May 31 at the age of 90.
    • Tornado chaser Carl Young who appeared Discovery Channel's documentary reality series Storm Chasers died May 31 at 45. Tim Samaras died along with Young. He was 55. Paul Samaras also died as well. He was 24.
    • Steve Forrest, who starred as Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson on the 1970s ABC action series S.W.A.T. died May 18 at 87.
    • Jeanne Cooper, Emmy Award-winning actress and star of daytime soap The Young and the Restless died May 8 at 84.
    • Mario Machado, who appeared on St. Elmo's Fire and Scarface died at age 78 May 4.
    • Deanna Durbin, who won the Junior Academy Award alongside Mickey Rooney in 1939 died at 91 April 30.
    • Richard LeParmentier, who was the Imperial Office who was choked by Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode IV died at 66 on April 15.
    • Frank Bank, an actor best known as Clarence Rutherford on Leave It to Beaver died April 13 at 66.
    • Comedian Jonathan Winters, wildly innovative actor and funnyman,died April 11 at 87.
    • Annette Funicello, who at 13 was selected by Walt Disney himself to be one of the first "Mouseketeers" died April 8 at age 70.
    • Roger Ebert died April 4 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert and Gene Siskel co-hosted the iconic review show 'Siskel and Ebert at the Movies' until Siskel's death in 1999.
    • Jane Henson, co-founder of The Muppets, died of cancer at 78 on April 2.
    • Bonnie Franklin, known for her role on One Day at a Time, died March 1 at 68.
    • British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his role as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter film series, died March 28 at 65.
    • Lou Myers, who appeared on A Different World, died Feb 19 at 76.
    • Mindy McCready, country musician who also appeared on several reality TV series, committed suicide in Heber Springs, Arkansas Feb. 17. She was 37.
    • Stuart Freeborn, makeup artist best known for his work on the original Star Wars trilogy, died Feb. 5 at 99.
    • Billy Varga, who appeared in Raging Bull, died Jan 18 at 94.
    • Conrad Bain, known for his role as Mr. Drummond on "Dif'frent Strokes", died at 89 Jan. 14

    Information from Ranker.com. Check out their list at http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-deaths-2013-famous-deaths-list/famous-celebrity-deaths-list

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