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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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    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.


    about... Age: Died at 68 (1945-2013)
    Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, United States of America
    Profession: Soldier, Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: University of California, San Diego
    Major/Field Of Study: Literature, Drama
    Height: 6'5"
    Cause Of Death: Surgical complications
    Place Of Death: Glendale, California, United States of America
  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.

    about... Age: Died at 74 (1939-2013)
    Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Satirist, Actor
    Institution: University of Cambridge, King's College, Cambridge, Bristol Cathedral School
    Height: 6'0"
  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.

    about... Age: Died at 89 (1924-2013)
    Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Profession: Actor
    Cause Of Death: Natural causes
    Place Of Death: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
  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.

    about... Age: Died at 81 (1932-2013)
    Birthplace: Connemara, Republic of Ireland
    Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
    Height: 6'2"
    Cause Of Death: Natural causes
    Place Of Death: London, United Kingdom
  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.

    about... Age: Died at 48 (1965-2013)
    Birthplace: Fort Belvoir, United States of America
    Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    Cause Of Death: Lung cancer
    Place Of Death: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
  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.

    about... Age: Died at 40 (1973-2013)
    Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor
    Institution: Village Christian Schools
    Height: 6'2"
    Cause Of Death: Thermal injury, Traffic collision, Major trauma
    Place Of Death: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States of America
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