Writers Dead Authors 2014: Famous Writers Who Died  

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This list of famous authors who have died in 2014 is a complete list of writers, journalists, authors, essayists, memoirists, and historians who count among the writers who have died in 2014. This is a list of the celebrity writers who have passed so far this year and is continuously updated as authors die and includes all the writers who have committed suicide, the authors who died in accidents, and the writers who died of natural causes in 2014. The world is a little less informed without these talented authors in it to bring us their words and stories.

If you're wondering what famous writers have died in 2014, this is the place to look. If a notable author or writer dies this year, they'll be on the list along with any famous journalists who died in 2014.

This list will be updated along with the Celebrity Deaths 2014 as more people leave this world. Check out famous writers who died in 2013 to see who passed away in 2013.

Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Dead Authors 2014: Famous Writers Who Died
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5/28/14: Maya Angelou, an author and poet considered one of the most important writers on her generation, has died at 86.


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Richard Inskeep

Richard Inskeep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Dead Authors 2014: Famous Writers Who Died
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1/8/14: Richard Inskeep, a publisher of American publication The Journal Gazette, has died at 89.