Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List

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The official celebrity deaths in 2013 watch list. What famous celebrities died in 2013? These famous deaths so far in 2013 are actors, musicians, and notable people we mourn the passing of every time we hear the news of the latest celebrity death. This list is updated regularly, every time a famous person dies, with brief obituaries detailing the most recent well-known celebrity passings. Which celebrities died in 2013? The newest deaths are listed at the top of this list, but you can sort the well-known obit list alphabetically by the name column. Celebrity deaths this year include dead writers, dead celebrities, dead actors, and dead TV personalities. This notable deaths list will have any notable famous people who passed away in 2013 as soon as the news hits, but if we miss any prominent obituaries please let us know in the comments below and we will add them right away. What famous stars died in 2013?

If you would like to remember the celebrities that passed on last year, check out our 2012 Celebrity Deaths List.

Some die from drug overdoses, some of cancer, others of old age and some from untimely accidents, but all the 2013 famous dead people are listed here by recency of death with respect for their families and loved ones. This is an informational list of celebrity deaths and not a celebration of anything other than their lives. RIP, famous people who died in 2013 - you will be remembered.
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    Caleb Moore

    Caleb Moore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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    1/31/13: Caleb Moore, a Winter X Games athlete, died of injuries sustained in the Freestyle Snowmobile competition in Aspen, CO. Moore is the first athlete to die as a result of competing in the Winter X Games. He was 25.

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    • Age: Died at 26 (1987-2013)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Krum
    • Profession: Athlete
    • Credits: Huevos 10
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    1/21/13: Michael Winner, a British writer and director, died after a battle with liver disease. Winner was best known as the director of the "Death Wish" film series starring Charles Bronson and as the writer/director of "The Big Sleep". He was 77.

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1935-2013)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, Hampstead
    • Profession: Media Personality, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Death Wish, The Sentinel, Won Ton Ton^! the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, Death Wish II, The Big Sleep, + more
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    1/19/13: Stan Musial, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, died of natural causes near St. Louis, MO. "Stan the Man" spent 22 seasons playing with the St. Louis Cardinals and appeared in the All-Star game 24 times. He was 92.

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1920-2013)
    • Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Sailor
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    Pauline Phillips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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    1/16/13: Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known by her pen name of "Abigail Van Buren", died of complications from Alzheimer's. Van Buren was best known for her "Dear Abby" advice column. She was 94. Her identical twin sister Eppie Lederer, who wrote advice with the nom de plume Ann Landers, died in 2002.

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1918-2013)
    • Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Conrad Bain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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    1/14/13: Star of Diff'rent Strokes, Conrad Bain, died from natural causes in his home in California. Bain was best known for his roles as Philip Drummond in "Diff'rent Strokes" and Dr. Arthur Harmon on "Maude". He was 89.

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1923-2013)
    • Birthplace: Lethbridge, Canada
    • Profession: Soldier, Actor
    • Credits: Diff'rent Strokes, Bananas, Maude, Coogan's Bluff, A New Leaf, + more
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    David R. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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    1/7/13: Director, David R. Ellis, died from unknown causes in South Africa. He was the director of such films as "Final Destination 2", "Cellular" and "Shark Night" Ellis also directed Samuel L. Jackson in the cult hit film "Snakes on a Plane". He was 60.

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1952-2013)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Santa Monica
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Rocky III, Final Destination 2, Snakes on a Plane, Shark Night, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, + more
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    Huell Howser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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    1/7/13: Long standing TV personality and host of "California's Gold", Huell Howser, died of causes yet to be determined. He was best known for his travel show on PBS, "California's Gold." Howser also appeared on episodes of "The Simpsons" and at the end of the "Winnie the Pooh" movie in 2011. He was 67.

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1945-2013)
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Gallatin
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Presenter
    • Credits: Winnie the Pooh, In Smog and Thunder
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    Patti Page is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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    1/1/13: Musician and singer, Patti Page, passed away from unknown causes. Page was most famous for her songs "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" She was 85.

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1927-2013)
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Claremore
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Elmer Gantry, Blue Hawaii, Boys' Night Out, Autumn in Rome, The Patti Page Video Songbook, + more
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