Famous People Who Died In 2013

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2013. This list includes people like Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Chris Kyle, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Ramirez and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, composers and novelists who died in 2013. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Italy and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 

Paul Walker
39
Birthdate: September 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: November 30

 2 
Nelson Mandela
(President of South Africa (1994-1999))

Nelson Mandela
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa
Died: December 5

 3 
Chris Kyle
(Deadliest Sniper in U.S. Military History)

Chris Kyle
35
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odessa, Texas, United States
Died: February 2

 4 
Richard Ramirez
(Serial Killer)

Richard Ramirez
128
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: June 7
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 5 

Cory Monteith
18
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: July 13
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 6 

James Gandolfini
16
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 19
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 7 
Tom Clancy
(Novelist)

Tom Clancy
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1
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 8 
Shakuntala Devi
(Human Computer)

Shakuntala Devi
61
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bangalore
Died: April 21

 9 

Peter O'Toole
10
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 14

 10 
Joan Fontaine
(Actress)

Joan Fontaine
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 15

 11 
Lou Reed
(Musician)

Lou Reed
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 27

 12 

Annette Funicello
2
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 8
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 13 
Aaron Swartz
(Computer Programmer)

Aaron Swartz
20
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 11

 14 
Hugo Chavez
(Former President of Venezuela)

Hugo Chavez
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sabaneta, Venezuela
Died: March 5

 15 
Chinua Achebe
(Nigerian novelist)

Chinua Achebe
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ogidi, Nigeria Protectorate
Died: March 21

 16 
George Jones
(Musician, singer, and songwriter)

George Jones
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Died: April 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 
Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Inventor of AK-47 Assault Rifle, Military Leader)

Mikhail Kalashnikov
4
Birthdate: November 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kur'ya, Russia
Died: December 23
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 18 

Lee Thompson Young
10
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 19
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 19 
Roger Ebert
(Film critic)

Roger Ebert
7
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4

 20 
James Avery
(Film actor)

James Avery
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 21 

Dennis Farina
3
Birthdate: February 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 22
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 22 
Jonathan Winters
(Comedian, Actor)

Jonathan Winters
6
Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: April 11

 23 

Jean Stapleton
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: May 31
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 

Richard Griffiths
0
Birthdate: July 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England
Died: March 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 25 

Dale Robertson
8
Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: February 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 26 

Seamus Heaney
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castledawson, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died: August 30

 27 
Esther Williams
(Former swimmer who became a movie icon in aqua musicals)

Esther Williams
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: June 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 
Ray Manzarek
(Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, an iconic rock band that was prevalent from 1965 until 1973.)

Ray Manzarek
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 20

 29 
Ed Koch
(105th Mayor of New York City)

Ed Koch
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 1

 30 

Michael Ansara
2
Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Syria
Died: July 31
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 31 
Jiah Khan
(Actress)

Jiah Khan
4
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 3
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 32 
Mindy McCready
(Platinum-selling country music singer who is known for albums like 1996's Ten Thousand Angels)

Mindy McCready
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Died: February 17
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 33 
Karen Black
(Actress)

Karen Black
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Died: August 8
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 
Don Shirley
(Composer)

Don Shirley
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Died: April 6

 35 
Jim Kelly
(Athlete, Martial Artist, Actor)

Jim Kelly
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 36 

Reeva Steenkamp
17
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: February 14

 37 

Bonnie Franklin
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1983, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: March 1
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 38 
Paul Bearer
(Manager (professional wrestling), Professional wrestler, Funeral director)

Paul Bearer
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: March 5
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 39 

Eileen Brennan
1
Birthdate: September 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: os Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 28
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 40 

Eleanor Parker
0
Birthdate: June 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedarville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 9

 41 
Ken Norton
(Boxer)

Ken Norton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Died: September 18
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 42 

Lisa Robin Kelly
3
Birthdate: March 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southington, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 15
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 43 
Doris Lessing
(Novelist)

Doris Lessing
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kermanshah, Iran
Died: November 17

 44 
Jiroemon Kimura
(Oldest Living Male Recorded in History)

Jiroemon Kimura
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyōtango, Kyoto Prefecture
Died: June 12

 45 
Eydie Gormé
(Singer)

Eydie Gormé
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 10

 46 
Amar Bose
(Entrepreneur - Founder and Chairman of 'Bose Corporation')

Amar Bose
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 12

 47 

Tommy Morrison
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gravette, Arkansas, United States
Died: September 1
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 48 

Tom Laughlin
0
Birthdate: August 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: December 12

 49 
Afzal Guru
(Executive)

Afzal Guru
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baramulla district
Died: February 9

 50 
Stan Musial
(Baseball Player)

Stan Musial
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: January 19
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)