If you're wondering what famous actors and actresses have died in 2013, this is the place to look. If a notable actor or performer died in this year, they'll be on the list.
12/31/13: James Avery, popularly known for his portrayal as Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died on New Year's Eve. Avery passed away after complications from open-heart surgery. After his role as Philip Banks, the actor continued working on television and movie projects up until September of 2013. He was 68.
Age: Died at 68 (1945-2013)
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, USA
Profession: Soldier, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: The Blues Brothers, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Prince of Egypt, Fletch, + more
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12/31/13: John Fortune, a satirist and actor on the British series "Bremner, Bird, and Fortune" as well as the movie Match Point, has died of leukemia. He was 74.
Age: Died at 74 (1939-2013)
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Satirist, Actor
Credits: Calendar Girls, The Tailor of Panama, Saving Grace, Bremner, Bird and Fortune, + moresee more on John Fortune
12/28/13: Joseph Ruskin, a prolific actor of stage and screen who appeared in The Magnificent Seven, Indecent Proposal, and Prizzi's Honor as well as TV shows like "The Twilight Zone" and "Star Trek," has died of natural causes. He was 89.
Age: Died at 89 (1924-2013)
Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Haverhill
Credits: The Magnificent Seven, The Scorpion King, Smokin' Aces, Indecent Proposal, Captain America, + moresee more on Joseph Ruskin
12/15/13: Peter O'Toole, an eight time Oscar nominee, has died after a long illness. The star of Lawrence of Arabia shot to fame with just a few minor parts preceding the role that would garner him the first of his eight Oscar nominations for the 1962 film (his last was in 2006 for the film Venus).
O'Toole was also a lauded stage actor, having appeared in many Shakespearian plays, such as Hamlet and Macbeth, on major stages around the world. He was 81.
Age: Died at 81 (1932-2013)
Birthplace: Connemara, Republic of Ireland
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Lawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille, The Last Emperor, The Lion in Winter
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