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Stars we lost this year

Beloved stars to whom we bid adieu in 2013.

 

Paul Walker

"Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker died in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013. He was 40 years old. 

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Ed Lauter

Famed character actor Ed Lauter appeared in scores of movies and TV shows, such as "The Longest Yard" and more recently 2010's Oscar-winning "The Artist." He died on Oct. 16, 2013 of mesothelioma. He was 74.

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Ray Price

Ray Price

Legendary country music singer Ray Price, who penned more than 100 hits over his 65-year career, died of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 16, 2013. He was 87 years old.

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Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith, who played singing quarterback Finn on FOX's hit show "Glee," died from an accidental drug overdose in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13, 2013. He was just 31 years old and fresh out of rehab.

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James Gandolfini

Actor James Gandolfini, who rose to fame as crime boss Tony Soprano on the “The Sopranos,” died of a heart attack while in Italy with his son and sister on June 19, 2013. He was 51.

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Lisa Robin Kelly

After a long struggle with addiction, Lisa Robin Kelly, who rose to fame as Laurie Forman on "That '70s Show," died in a rehab facility on Aug. 14, 2013. She was 43 years old.

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Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young, who starred in Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and most recently in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” committed suicide on Aug. 19, 2013 at just 29 years old.

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Karen Black

Karen Black, a prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," passed away from complications from cancer on Aug. 8, 2013. She was 74.

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Roger Ebert

The famed film critic, known for his iconic thumbs up (or down), died on April 4, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.

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Dennis Farina

The "Law & Order" alum died from a blood clot in his lung on July 22, 2013 according to his publicist.

He was only 69 years old.

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George Jones

The legendary country singer passed away on April 26, 2013. He was 81 years old. 

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Allan Arbus 

The American actor was best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the television series "M*A*S*H." He also had recurring roles on "Law & Order," "Matlock" and "Judging Amy."

He died on April 19, 2013 at 95 years old.

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Annette Funicello

Legendary Disney Mouseketeer and "Beach Blanket Bingo" star Annette Funicello died April 8, 2013 from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years. She was 70 years old.

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Bonnie Franklin 

The actress was best known for her role on "One Day at a Time" in the '70s and '80s. 

She passed away on March 1, 2013 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was just 69 years old.

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Lou Myers

The actor is best known for his days on "A Different World" in the '80s and '90s. In recent years he had small bits on film in movies like "The Fighting Temptations (2003), "Team Player" (2004) and "Kings of the Evening" (2007).

He died in February 2013 after battling with pneumonia for several months. He was 77.

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Cleotha Staples

Cleotha Staples was known for her smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of her best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers.

She was the eldest of the sisters and passed away on Feb. 21, 2013 at the age of 78. 

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Jonathan Winters

The legendary comedian's most recent role was as the voice of Papa Smurf in the 2011 live-action "Smurfs" movie and he reprised that role again for the sequel before he died, in April 2013 at the age of 87.

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Mindy McCready 

The country singer battled with addiction on and off throughout her short life, but ultimately it wasn't drugs that led to her demise. She committed suicide on Feb. 18, 2013 at just 37 years old. 

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Conrad Bain

Conrad, the patriarch of the Drummond family on “Diff’rent Strokes,” outlived a few of his co-stars on the show before passing away on Jan. 14, 2013 surrounded by family. He was 89 years old.

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Jean Stapleton

The actress was best known for her portrayal of Archie Bunker's wife Edith on "All in the Family."

She passed away on May 31, 2013 due to natural causes. She was 90 years old and surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death.

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Julie Harris

Broadway star Julie Harris, who won a record five Tony Awards for best actress in a play, shined in roles that ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst." She passed away on Aug. 24, 2013 at age 87.

Stars we lost this year

Beloved stars to whom we bid adieu in 2013.

 

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