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The official celebrity deaths in 2013 watch list. What famous celebrities died in 2013? These famous deaths so far in 2013 are actors, musicians, and notable people we mourn the passing of every time we hear the news of the latest celebrity death. This list is updated regularly, every time a famous person dies, with brief obituaries detailing the most recent well-known celebrity passings. Which celebrities died in 2013? The newest deaths are listed at the top of this list, but you can sort the well-known obit list alphabetically by the name column. Celebrity deaths this year include dead writers, dead celebrities, dead actors, and dead TV personalities. This notable deaths list will have any notable famous people who passed away in 2013 as soon as the news hits, but if we miss any prominent obituaries please let us know in the comments below and we will add them right away. What famous stars died in 2013?

Celebs who died in 2013 include Paul Walker, James Avery, James Gandolfini, Roger Ebert, Margaret Thatcher, and more. 

If you would like to remember the celebrities that passed on last year, check out our 2012 Celebrity Deaths List. Or check out a list of 2019 celebrity deaths.

Some die from drug overdoses, some of cancer, others of old age and some from untimely accidents, but all the 2013 famous dead people are listed here by recency of death with respect for their families and loved ones. This is an informational list of celebrity deaths and not a celebration of anything other than their lives. RIP, famous people who died in 2013 - you will be remembered.


Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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11/30/13: Paul Walker, star of the Fast & Furious movie series, has 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 light pole 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.


Age: Dec. at 40 (1973-2013)

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

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James Avery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths 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 Sept of 2013. He was 68.


Age: Dec. at 68 (1945-2013)

Birthplace: Suffolk, USA, Virginia

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James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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6/19/13: James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr., an American actor best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the seminal HBO series The Sopranos, has died suddenly after suffering a heart attack while he was in Italy. He was 51.

At the time of his death, the three-time Emmy award-winning actor was in pre-production on a new limited HBO series, Criminal Justice. He was to play the lead.


Age: Dec. at 52 (1961-2013)

Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States of America

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Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2013 Famous Deaths List
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4/4/13: Much beloved movie critic, Roger Ebert, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Ebert was know for his trade-marked thumbs up/thumbs down style of film review with his partner, Gene Siskel, on their popular movie review TV show "At The Movies" which debuted in 1975. 

Roger Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006 and had undergone many surgeries throughout the years and had eventually lost his use of speech. None of this kept him from being a prominent blogger and reviewer up until his last days. He was 70.


Age: Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, USA

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