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.
12/31/2014: Edward Herrmann, who played Rory's grandfather on all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, died at the age of 71. He passed away at a hospital in New York, after battling brain cancer. Hermmann had been in ICU for three and a half weeks before his death.
Hermann was also known for his role in Richie Rich. He is survived by his second wife, Star, and three children.
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Presenter, + more
Credits: The Lost Boys, Gilmore Girls, The Aviator, The Purple Rose of Cairo Annie, + moresee more on Edward Herrmann
12/8/2014: Actress, dancer, and choreographer Stephanie Moseley was killed by her husband in a gruesome murder-suicide. The former back up dancer for Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Chris Brown was best known for her small part in VH1's Hit the Floor.
On the morning of December 8th, Moseley was shot in her apartment by her husband, rapper Earl Hayes, who was in a jealous rage over Moseley's prior relationship with Trey Songz. The entire ordeal was witnessed over FaceTime by Hayes's good friend, Floyd Mayweather.
Credits: Mirror Mirror, Idlewild, Sparkle, Leave It On the Floorsee more on Stephanie Moseley
12/9/2014: Best known as bug-eating Pugsley on ABC's The Addams Family, Ken Weatherwax passed away of a heart attack. He was 59 years old.
In 1977's, Weatherwax also voiced Pugsley in Halloween with the New Addams Family. He then went on to work behind the scenes as a grip and set builder.
Age: Died at 59 (1955-2014)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Credits: The Addams Family, The Addams Family, Halloween with the New Addams Familysee more on Ken Weatherwax
11/19/14: Mike Nichols, the Academy Award winning director of The Graduate, has died of a heart attack. The renowned and respected director received an additional four Oscar nominations over the course of his career including directing nods for Working Girl, Silkwood, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His directing career spanned four decades and also included Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and BAFTA nominations and wins. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, television personality Diane Sawyer. Nichols was 83.
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Profession: Theatre Director, Comedian, Film Producer, Actor Writer, + more
Credits: The Graduate, The Birdcage, Working Girl, Charlie Wilson's War Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, + more
Also Rankedsee more on Mike Nichols
11/14/2014: Diem Brown, who rose to fame as a competitor on MTV’s “The Challenge” series and later became an entertainment reporter for People Magazine, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 32.
Her battle was hard fought and she candidly wrote about her experience on a blog for People. Her positive attitude and perseverance inspired many others fighting similar battles.
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Profession: Presentersee more on Diem Brown
11/11/2014: Carol Ann Susi, best know for playing the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on the hugely popular CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory, died at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer.
Although she was never seen on camera on the show, Susi's distinctive voice and humor made her a fan favorite. Executive producer Chuck Lorre, "the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing.
Age: Died at 62 (1952-2014)
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
Credits: The Big Bang Theory, Death Becomes Her, Just Go With It, My Blue Heaven The Secret of My Success, + moresee more on Carol Ann Susi
11/3/2014: Public radio personality Tom Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 77. Magliozzi, along with his brother Ray, gained fame as the co-hosts of NPR's Car Talk, a weekly show. Their banter, wit, and immense automobile knowledge made them popular with car lovers and radio fans alike.
Magliozzi grew up in East Cambridge, MA and graduated from MIT. A car accident inspired him to quit his job as an engineer and start a do it yourself car repair shop in the 1970s. He and his brother stumbled into their radio career after appearing on a panel of car mechanics for a local public radio station. Car Talk would go national in 1987. The show has been airing archives of old shows since 2012, but is still wildly popular.
Birthplace: East Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Profession: Voice acting, Mechanic
Credits: Cars, Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns, Car of the Future: Engineering for the Environmentsee more on Tom Magliozzi
10/13/2014: Actress Elizabeth Norment passed away at the age of 61. The news was announced by The Hollywood Reporter, and confirmed by Norment's sister, Kate. She died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, though the cause of death was not known.
Norment was known for her roles on Party of Five, ER, Mad About You, and Law & Order. She also portrayed Frank Underwood's (Kevin Spacey) executive secretary Nancy Kaufberger on Netflix's House of Cards. She was also known for her extensive theatre work.
Credits: House of Cards, The Runaway, The Woman in Redsee more on Elizabeth Norment