People We’ve Lost In 2013
A lot of different type people have left us this year.
There have been quite the amount of deaths in 2013; celebrities, people who have made a difference and many more. Here are a few of those that have gone and left us this year.
Just this weekend it was announced that Peter O’Toole passed away on Saturday, December 14th. He was better known for his performance on Lawrence of Arabia. He was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, all for best actor in a leading role. Though, he never won an Academy Award, he was given an Honorary Award in 2003.
Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate passed away on December 5th. He was imprisoned for 27 years between 1964-1982 for attempting to overthrow the African Government.
Paul Walker passed away in a tragic automobile accident on November 30th. He is best known for his Fast and the Furious movie series role. He was also in the movie ‘She’s All That’ with Freddie Prinze Jr and Rachael Leigh Cook.
Musician Lou Reed passed away October 27th. After The Velvet Underground he went on to do a solo career.
Known best for her role as Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, Marcia Wallace passed away on October 25th. Apart from the Simpsons, she also appeared in a lot of popular shows like The Bob Newhart Show, Full House, Charles In Charge and plenty more.
Karen Black who obtained an Oscar nomination for playing Jack Nicholson’s girlfriend on Five Easy Pieces died on August 8th. She also won a Golden Globe for her magnificent performance on The Great Gatsby. (She also played Mother Firefly in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. She was replaced on The Devil’s Rejects by Leslie Easterbrook – the blonde bombshell of Police Academy).
On April 17th, graphic designer for album covers for Muse, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Storm Thorgerson passed away.
Former Mouseketteer, Annette Funicello passed away on April 8th. She was handpicked by Mr. Walt Disney himself and after starred along with Frankie Avalon on the beach party movies in the 60’s. She retired in the 80’s.
Movie critic, known for his thumbs up/thumbs down, Roger Ebert passed away on April 4th.
Country singer, Mindy McCready passed away due to a self inflicted gun shot wound on February 17th.
Caleb Moore, a Winter X Games athlete, passed away due to injuries on January 31st.
‘Dear Abby’ advice column writer Abigail Van Buren passed away on January 16th. Her twin sister, Eddie Lederer who was also an advice writer, passed away in 2002.
2013 has been a very memorable year. We have lost a lot of famous celebrities, people who have tried and failed/succeeded in making a difference for us all, soldiers and even family members and friends.
May the all Rest in Peace and we never forget them.