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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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    Jane Henson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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    4/2/13: Jane Henson, a puppeteer and co-founder of the Muppets, has died of cancer. She was 78.

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1934-2013)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, St. Albans
    • Profession: Voice acting, Puppeteer
    • Credits: Tales of the Tinkerdee, Sam and Friends, Pilot - The Muppets Valentine Show, The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence
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    Shain Gandee

    Shain Gandee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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    4/1/13: Shain Gandee, one of the stars of MTV's "Buckwild," died at 21. A cause of death is currently unknown and under investigation.

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    Harry Reems is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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    3/19/13: Harry Reems, a pornographic actor who starred in Deep Throat, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 65.

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1947-2013)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor
    • Credits: Klute, Deep Throat, The Devil in Miss Jones, National Lampoon's Movie Madness, Double Agent 73, + more
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    Frank Thornton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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    3/16/13: Frank Thornton, best known for parts on Are You Being Served? and Last of the Summer Wine, has died at 92.

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1921-2013)
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Gosford Park, Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine, Are You Being Served?, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, + more
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    Willy Switkes

    Willy Switkes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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    3/7/13: Willy Switkes, a character actor who had roles in Taxi Driver and Tootsie, has died of colon cancer. He was 83.

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    3/1/13: Bonnie Franklin, best known for her work on One Day at a Time, died of pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1944-2013)
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
    • Profession: Television director, Actor
    • Credits: One Day at a Time, Charles in Charge, The Law, Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue, Invisible Diplomats, + more
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    Dale Robertson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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    2/27/13: Dale Robertson, who starred in the Western TV series "Tales of Wells Fargo" and "Iron Horse," has died at age 89.

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1923-2013)
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Harrah
    • Profession: Soldier, Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Dynasty, Sitting Bull, Tales of Wells Fargo, Death Valley Days, The Silver Whip, + more
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    Lou Myers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Died in 2013
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    2/19/13: Lou Myers, best known for playing grumpy restaurant owner Vernon Gaines of "A Different World," has died after a battle with pneumonia. He was 76.

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1935-2013)
    • Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Chesapeake
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: A Different World, Volcano, Tin Cup, The Wedding Planner, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, + more
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