2013 Actors Who Died in 2013  

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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.


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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.


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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

Also Ranked

#48 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

#61 on The All-Time Best Voice Actors

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John Fortune is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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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.


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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, + more

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Joseph Ruskin is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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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.


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Age: Died at 89 (1924-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Haverhill

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Magnificent Seven, The Scorpion King, Smokin' Aces, Indecent Proposal Captain America, + more

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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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.


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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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#80 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#4 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

#13 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#45 on The Best Actors in Film History

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Christopher Evan Welch is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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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.


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Age: Died at 48 (1965-2013)

Birthplace: Fort Belvoir

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Lincoln, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Master, Synecdoche New York, + more

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Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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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.


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Age: Died at 40 (1973-2013)

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor

Credits: The Fast and the Furious, Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, 2 Fast 2 Furious

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#46 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#72 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#13 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#69 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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Jay Leggett is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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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.


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Age: Died at 50 (1963-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Wisconsin, Tomahawk

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Without a Paddle, Another Day in Paradise, Employee of the Month, Division III: Football's Finest Live Nude Girls, + more

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Marcia Wallace is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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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.


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Age: Died at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Creston, Iowa

Profession: Performer, Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Bob Newhart Show, Teen Witch Match Game, + more

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