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Actors Who Died in 2013

List Criteria: Actors, actresses, and entertainment industry professionals

This list of famous actresses and actors who died in 2013 commemorates the stars that we lost that year. It includes all actors who sadly ODed, actors who died in accidents, and the personalities who died of natural causes. The world is a little duller without these talented performers in it to brighten up our screens. Among the celebrities that died in 2013 is the young Paul Walker, the legendary James Gandolfini, and childhood favorite James Avery, who played Uncle Phil in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Many fans were crushed when Cory Monteith died in the summer of 2013 because he was so young and such a promising talent. All of these actors that died in 2013 are remembered by their fans, family, and friends and are honored for their great work. 

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.

You can also check out Celebrity Deaths 2013 for a comprehensive list of all celebrity deaths.


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  1. 94

    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.



  2. 93

    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.


  3. 92

    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.


  4. 91

    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.


  5. 90

    12/2/13: Christopher Evan Welch, a star of stage and screen who appeared most recently in the TV series "Nurse Jackie" and "Elementary" as well as movies such as War of the Worlds, The Good Shepherd, and Vicky Christina Barcelona, has died following a short illness. He was 48.


  6. 89

    11/30/13: Paul Walker, star of the Fast & Furious movie series, died in a car accident in Valencia, a town about 30 miles north of Hollywood. Walker was the passenger in a Porsche being driven by his friend and racing team partner Roger Rodus, who also died in the crash. The pair had been in attendance at a event for Walker's charity earlier in the afternoon and slammed into a tree while out on a ride. The car burst into flames, trapping the men inside and preventing onlookers wielding fire extinguishers from saving the men. Walker was 40.


  7. 88

    11/24/13: Jay Leggett, an improv comedian and cast member of "In Living Color," has died of natural causes following a hunting trip. He was 50.


  8. 87

    10/25/13: Marcia Wallace, who won an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of "Simpsons" teacher Edna Krabappel, has died of pneumonia. The actress had over four decades of appearances on popular television shows as well as game shows like "Password" and "The Hollywood Squares." Prior to her tenure on "The Simpsons," she was best known as Carol Kester, a role she originated on "The Bob Newhart Show" and reprised later on "Murphy Brown." She was 70.


  9. 86

    10/16/13: Ed Lauter, a character actor whose credits include roles in The Rocketeer, The Longest Yard, and the Oscar winning film The Artist, has died of mesothelioma. He was 74.


  10. 85

    10/10/13: Kumar Palana, best known for roles in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Terminal, has died at 94.


  11. 84

    9/19/13: Better known as Amidou, Hamidou Banmessaoud, who had roles in Ronin, Spy Game, and Rules of Engagement, has died at 78.


  12. 83

    9/18/13: Marta Heflin, who had roles in A Star is Born, Come Back to the Five and Dime, and Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, has died at 68.


  13. 82

    Susan FitzGerald

    9/9/13: Susan FitzGerald, an actress best known for roles in theatre and in the movie version of Angela's Ashes, has died of cancer. She was 64.


  14. 81

    9/8/13: Cal Worthington, the charismatic car dealer who appeared in his own commercials and urged buyers to "Go see Cal," has died of natural causes. He was 92.


  15. 80

    8/31/13: David Frost, a veteran reporter and television host best known for his series of interviews with former US President Richard Nixon following his resignation from office, has died of a heart attack. The venerable interviewer began his career hosting a satirical news program called "That Was The Week That Was" and went on to sit down with nearly every British Prime Minister and U.S. President of his day. Former Prime Minister David Cameron remembers Frost as being "both a friend and a fearsome interviewer." He was 74.


  16. 79

    Murray Gershenz

    8/25/13: Murray Gershenz, who capitalized on his age to land parts in The Hangover and I Love You, Man in addition to several television roles, has died at 91.


  17. 78

    8/26/13: Gerard Murphy, whose diverse credits included roles in Batman Begins and Waterworld as well as a wealth of stage appearances, has died of prostate cancer. He was 64.


  18. 77

    8/24/13: Julie Harris, a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress whose credits include The Belle of Amherst, East of Eden, and soap opera "Knots Landing," has died of heart failure. She was 87.


  19. 76

    8/19/13: Lee Thompson Young, best known for his role as the titular character on Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson, has died in an apparent suicide. The actor, who will be remembered for his intelligence and good nature, also appeared on TV programs "Scrubs" and "FlashForward" and in several movies, most notably the 2004 film Friday Night Lights. He was working on a TNT show called "Rizzoli & Isles" at his time of death. He was 29 years old.


  20. 75

    8/16/13: August Schellenberg, best known for his appearances in movies like Free Willy and The New World, has died of lung cancer. He was 77.


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