From Cory to Paul to Nelson Mandela, we lost many great, talented people in the year 2013. They may be gone, but they will not be forgotten.
The world lost a fair share of legends in 2013, in the entertainment industry and outside of it. But with every star, like Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker, the amazing outpouring of support and love that followed their deaths proved how much they meant to the world. As we turn the page on 2013, let’s remember the stars we lost this year.
2013 In Memoriam
The South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary leader — a ubiquitous sign of hope and freedom — passed away from a lung infection on Dec. 5.
The Fast & Furious lead man tragically died in a fiery car accident on Nov. 30. at the age of 40.
Glee fans were crushed when the actor, 30, died from a drug overdose in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13.
The iconic actor who inhabited so many roles with unparalleled grace and skill — most notably Tony Soprano on The Sopranos — passed away from a heart attack while on vacation in Italy on June 19. He was 51 years old.
The rock ‘n’ roll legend passed away from liver disease on Oct. 27 at the age of 71.
Neil, who was the first person to walk on the moon, died at 82 years old on Aug. 25.
Lee Thompson Young
The actor, best known for his roles on The Famous Jett Jackson and Rizzoli & Isles, sadly committed suicide on Aug. 19. He was 29 years old.
Talia Joy Castellano
The inspiring CoverGirl and YouTube beauty guru, 13, lost her seven-year battle with a form of nerve cancer called neuroblastoma on July 16.
Gia, who appeared on season 14 of The Bachelor and The Bachelor Pad, sadly died at the age of 29 on Aug. 14.
Best known for bringing life to Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, Marcia died on Oct. 25 at the age of 70.
The up-and-coming rapper was shot and killed on June 20 at the sad, very young age of 18.
Ed, best known for his roles in The Artist and Leaving Las Vegas, died of mesothelioma at age 74 on Oct. 16.
Lisa Robin Kelly
The actress who famously played Laurie Forman on That ’70s Show died in her sleep on Aug. 14 at the age of 43 years old.
The Honeymooners actress died at the age of 90 on Nov. 26 after suffering complications from a fall.
The famous celebrity chef sadly passed away on Nov. 5 after suffering a stroke. He was 54.
The celebrity stylist tragically died in her sleep at the age of 36 on June 5.
The co-host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 38 on Dec. 4.
Author of books like The Golden Notebook and The Grass Is Singing, Doris — who won a Nobel Prize for Literature — was considered to be one of the most important feminist writers of her time. She died in her London home on Nov. 17.
The famous psychic who appeared on shows like The Montel Williams Show and Larry King Live passed away at 77 from unknown causes on Nov. 20.
Thomas, who played linebacker in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, and Atlanta Falcons, was one of two people tragically killed in a high-speed crash in Oakland, Calif. on Nov. 18. He was 30 years old.
Also a football player in the NFL, and later a commentator for NBC Sports, ESPN, and CBS Sports, Todd died Nov. 13 at age 57 due to complications from liver surgery.
Ryan, former GameSpot editor and co-founder of the video game website Giant Bomb, died at the age of 34 on July 3.
All of these stars will be so greatly missed. Once again, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of their friends and family. They will be missed, but always remembered.
— Andrew Gruttadaro