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Celebrity Deaths: 2013

James Avery, the character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,'' died Dec. 31, 2013. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
James Avery James Avery, the character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,'' died Dec. 31, 2013. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Actor Paul Walker, 40, was killed in a car accident in California on November 30, 2013. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Paul Walker Actor Paul Walker, 40, was killed in a car accident in California on November 30, 2013. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Lou Reed died Sunday, Oct. 27, at the age of 71. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for John Varvatos)
Lou Reed Lou Reed died Sunday, Oct. 27, at the age of 71. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for John Varvatos)
Actress Marcia Wallace reportedly died Friday, Oct. 25 at the age of 70. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Marcia Wallace Actress Marcia Wallace reportedly died Friday, Oct. 25 at the age of 70. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Best-selling author Tom Clancy died on Oct. 2, 2013 in Baltimore at the age of 66. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Tom Clancy Best-selling author Tom Clancy died on Oct. 2, 2013 in Baltimore at the age of 66. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Julie Harris
Julie Harris Broadway legend Julie Harris died on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the age of 87. She is seen here in 2004. (Photo by Bowers/Getty Images)
Actress Karen Black, who appeared in more than 100 films including 'Five Easy Pieces,' died Aug. 8. She was 74. (Dario Cantatore/
Getty Images Entertainment)
Karen Black Actress Karen Black, who appeared in more than 100 films including 'Five Easy Pieces,' died Aug. 8. She was 74. (Dario Cantatore/ Getty Images Entertainment)
Actress Eileen Brennan passed away on July 28, 2013. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Eileen Brennan Actress Eileen Brennan passed away on July 28, 2013. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Cory Monteith, the actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13, 2013. He was 31. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Cory Monteith Cory Monteith, the actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13, 2013. He was 31. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Veteran White House reporter and columnist Helen Thomas died Saturday, June 20 at the age of 92. (credit:  SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Helen Thomas Veteran White House reporter and columnist Helen Thomas died Saturday, June 20 at the age of 92. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Mindy McCready
Mindy McCready Singer Mindy McCready performs at the V-Day Presentation of Any One Of Us: Words From Prison at Alice Tully Hall - Lincoln Center June 21, 2006 in New York City. (Credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died on June 3, 2013 of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Sen. Frank Lautenberg New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died on June 3, 2013 of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today,'' died Friday, April 26, 2013. He was 81. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
George Jones George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today,'' died Friday, April 26, 2013. He was 81. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Jonathan Winters died on April 11, 2013 of natural causes at age 87. (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TV Land)
Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters died on April 11, 2013 of natural causes at age 87. (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TV Land)
Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter'' movies, died on March 28, 2013. He was 65. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter'' movies, died on March 28, 2013. He was 65. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Bonnie Franklin, who won fame as a divorced mom on the long-running sitcom "One Day at a Time," died at the age of 69 on March 1, 2013.   (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Bonnie Franklin Bonnie Franklin, who won fame as a divorced mom on the long-running sitcom "One Day at a Time," died at the age of 69 on March 1, 2013. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
The quintessential New Yorker and 105th Mayor of New York City died Feb. 1. He was 88. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
Ed Koch The quintessential New Yorker and 105th Mayor of New York City died Feb. 1. He was 88. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking,  died Feb. 25 in New Hampshire at age 96. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
C. Everett Koop C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, died Feb. 25 in New Hampshire at age 96. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren wrote the long-running "Dear Abby'' advice column, died on Jan. 16, 2013. She was 94. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)
'Dear Abby' Pauline Friedman Phillips Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren wrote the long-running "Dear Abby'' advice column, died on Jan. 16, 2013. She was 94. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)
"Death Wish'' director Michael Winner, a British filmmaker, restaurant critic and bon vivant, died Jan. 21. He was 77. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Michael Winner "Death Wish'' director Michael Winner, a British filmmaker, restaurant critic and bon vivant, died Jan. 21. He was 77. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Country singer Patti Page, best known for her hit "Tennessee Waltz,” died Jan 1 at the age of 86. (Page in 2001/credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Patti Page Country singer Patti Page, best known for her hit "Tennessee Waltz,” died Jan 1 at the age of 86. (Page in 2001/credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
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