Celebrities Who Died in 2014

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This list of celebrity deaths in 2014 is an official watch list of celebrities who died in 2014. Which famous celebrities died in 2014? These famous deaths so far in 2014 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, with all recent celebrity deaths, every time a famous person dies, with brief obituaries detailing the most well-known, recent Hollywood deaths and passings.

The latest celebrity deaths are listed at the top of this list, but you can sort the well-known obit list alphabetically by the name column. This celebrity death list will have any notable famous people who passed away in 2014, 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 2014? Robin Williams's unfortunate passing was sad and shocking, but plenty of other talents have departed from this earth as well, as you can see by this list. 

If you would like to remember the celebrities that passed on last year, check out our 2013 Celebrity Deaths List. 

Some die from drug overdoses, some of cancer, others of old age and some from untimely accidents, but all the 2014 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, talented and famous people who died in 2014 - you will be remembered.
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  1. Gabriel García Márquez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014
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    4/17/14: Gabriel García Márquez, author of such works as Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, has died following hospitalization for pneumonia. The Colombian born writer drew parallels to the likes of Dickens and Twain and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He was 87.

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1927-2014)
    • Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Love in the Time of Cholera, Oedipus Mayor, Presage, The Golden Cockerel, No One Writes to the Colonel, + more
  2. The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014
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    4/8/14: The Ultimate Warrior, a recent inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, has died. An iconic presence in the glory days of Wrestlemania, the Ultimate Warrior (born James Hellwig) was known for his intensity, long blonde hair, and his face paint. He was 54.

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1959-2014)
    • Birthplace: Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler
    • Credits: WCW Monday Nitro, SummerSlam (1988), WWE: Survivor Series 1990, Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE: Survivor Series 1988, + more
  3. Peaches Geldof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014
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    4/7/14: Peaches Geldof, a socialite and TV presenter, has died. The mother of two was found in her apartment in Kent and was declared dead by an ambulance service shortly thereafter. She was 25.

    According to the results of the subsequent inquest, released May 1, Geldof "likely" died of a heroin overdose, as a toxicology test found the narcotic her bloodstream.

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    • Age: Died at 25 (1989-2014)
    • Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Socialite, Journalist, Model, Broadcaster, Presenter
    • Credits: Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, A Beginner's Guide to Islam
  4. Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014
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    4/6/14: Mickey Rooney, who crawled onto the Hollywood scene before he was 2 years old, has died. The star of National Velvet and Breakfast at Tiffany's had a career that spanned nine decades. He was 93.

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1920-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Soldier, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: The Fox and the Hound, Night at the Museum, Breakfast at Tiffany's, National Velvet
  5. Frankie Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014
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    3/31/14: Frankie Knuckles, a record producer and DJ known as the Godfather of House music, has died at 59.

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1955-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Disc jockey, Remixer
    • Credits: Maestro, Pump Up the Volume, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rock & Roll
  6. 3/23/2014: Dave Brockie, better known to the world as Oderus Urungus the lead singer of metal band Gwar, died at his home in Richmond, Va early Sunday evening. He was found at his home by his bandmate. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1963-2014)
    • Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
    • Profession: Bassist, Musician, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Zoolander, Rendezvous with Ragnarok, Skulhedface, Dawn of the Day of the Night of the Penguins, Hack Job, + more
  7. James Rebhorn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014
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    3/21/2014: James Rebhorn, best known to many for playing the father to Carrie Mathison on Showtime's Homeland, died at the age of 65 at his home. He was also known for his appearances on Law & Order, Seinfeld, White Collar, The Good Wife, 30 Rock and Enlightened on the small screen. His big screen features include Independence Day, My Cousin Vinny, Scent of A Woman, Meet the Parents and The Talented Mr. Ripley to name a few.

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1948-2014)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Independence Day, My Cousin Vinny, Scent of a Woman, Meet the Parents, The Game, + more
  8. Fred Phelps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014
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    3/19/2014: Fred Phelps, founding pastor of the Kansas based Westboro Baptist Church died at the age of 84 of natural causes at 11:15 pm. Phelps founded the church in Topeka, Kansas in 1955. It gained national infamy for its anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals. Phelps was a controversial figure, often called "the most hated man in America."
     

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1929-2014)
    • Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Pastor, Lawyer
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