Famous People Who Died In 2013

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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.
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 1 
Paul Walker
(Best Known for His Role as 'Brian O'Conner' in the 'Fast & Furious' Franchise)
Paul Walker
55
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
55
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa
Died: December 5
 3 
Richard Ramirez
(Serial Killer)
Richard Ramirez
198
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: June 7
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Chris Kyle
(One of the Deadliest Snipers in U.S. Military History)
Chris Kyle
45
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odessa, Texas, United States
Died: February 2
 5 
James Gandolfini
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tony Soprano’ in the TV Series ‘The Sopranos’)
James Gandolfini
18
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 19
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Cory Monteith
26
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: July 13
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 7 
Tom Clancy
(American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’)
Tom Clancy
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1
 8 
Shakuntala Devi
(Human Computer)
Shakuntala Devi
122
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bangalore
Died: April 21
 9 
Peter O'Toole
(Stage and Film Actor)
Peter O'Toole
15
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 14
 10 
Joan Fontaine
(One of the Leading Actresses of the Hollywood During the 'Golden Age')
Joan Fontaine
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 15
 11 
Aaron Swartz
(Computer Programmer)
Aaron Swartz
22
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 11
 12 
Lee Thompson Young
12
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 19
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Lou Reed
(Lead Guitarist, Vocalist & Principal Songwriter of the Rock Band “The Velvet Underground”)
Lou Reed
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 27
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Roger Ebert
(Film Critic for the "Chicago Sun-Times")
Roger Ebert
7
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Annette Funicello
(Actress and Singer)
Annette Funicello
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 8
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Chinua Achebe
(Nigerian novelist)
Chinua Achebe
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ogidi, Nigeria Protectorate
Died: March 21
 17 
George Jones
(Country Singer Best Known for His Song ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today')
George Jones
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Died: April 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Dennis Farina
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Joe Fontana’ in the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Dennis Farina
6
Birthdate: February 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 22
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Inventor of 'AK-47' Assault Rifle, PK Machine Gun and 'RPK Light Machine Gun')
Mikhail Kalashnikov
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kur'ya, Russia
Died: December 23
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 20 
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)
 21 
Karen Black
(American Actress, Screenwriter and Singer)
Karen Black
4
Birthdate: July 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Died: August 8
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
James Avery
(Film actor)
James Avery
4
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 23 
Jonathan Winters
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Films: ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ and ‘The Loved One’)
Jonathan Winters
8
Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: April 11
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Jiah Khan
(Actress)
Jiah Khan
5
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 3
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
Esther Williams
(Former swimmer who became a movie icon in aqua musicals)
Esther Williams
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: June 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
Reeva Steenkamp
20
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: February 14
 27 
Richard Griffiths
(Film and Stage Actor Known for His Stage Play ‘The History Boys’)
Richard Griffiths
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornaby, United Kingdom
Died: March 28
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Elisa Lam
(Chinese-Canadian Tourist Who Was Found Dead in Los Angeles Cecil Hotel)
Elisa Lam
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: February 1
 29 
Dale Robertson
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Tales of Wells Fargo’ and ‘Iron Horse’)
Dale Robertson
12
Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: February 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Michael Ansara
(Stage, Screen, and Voice Actor)
Michael Ansara
2
Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Syria
Died: July 31
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Seamus Heaney
(Poet, Playwright & Translator Who Received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Seamus Heaney
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castledawson, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died: August 30
 32 
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
 33 
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)
 34 
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
 35 
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)
 36 
Jim Kelly
(Martial Artist and Actor Known for His Action Films ‘Enter the Dragon’ and ‘Black Belt Jones’)
Jim Kelly
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Hugo Chavez
(Former President of Venezuela)
Hugo Chavez
29
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sabaneta, Venezuela
Died: March 5
 38 
Eileen Brennan
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Captain Doreen Lewis’ in the Film ‘Private Benjamin’)
Eileen Brennan
1
Birthdate: September 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 28
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 39 
Eleanor Parker
2
Birthdate: June 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedarville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 9
 40 
Bonnie Franklin
1
Birthdate: 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: March 1
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 41 
Don Shirley
(Classical and Jazz Pianist and Composer)
Don Shirley
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: April 6
 42 
Eydie Gormé
(Singer)
Eydie Gormé
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 10
 43 
Doris Lessing
(Novelist)
Doris Lessing
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kermanshah, Iran
Died: November 17
 44 
Tom Laughlin
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: December 12
 45 
Tommy Morrison
(American Professional Boxer and WBO Heavyweight Champion in 1993)
Tommy Morrison
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gravette, Arkansas, United States
Died: September 1
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
David Frost
(Television Host Best Remembered for the show 'Through the Keyhole' and 'That Was the Week That Was')
David Frost
4
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tenterden, Kent, England
Died: August 31
 47 
Jiroemon Kimura
(Oldest Living Male Recorded in History)
Jiroemon Kimura
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyōtango, Kyoto Prefecture
Died: June 12
 48 
Amar Bose
(The Founder of 'Bose Corporation')
Amar Bose
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 12
 49 
Tony Lip
(Actor)
Tony Lip
1
Birthdate: July 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: January 4
 50 
Ken Norton
(American Professional Boxer and WBC Heavyweight Champion in 1978)
Ken Norton
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Died: September 18
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)