Singer Joe Cocker died on December 22 after a long struggle with lung cancer. Cocker came to fame in the 1960s, and topped the U.K. Top 40 with a cover of Beatles hit "With a Little Help from My Friends" in 1968. Full Story UPI/Michael Bush
Director Mike Nichols, pictured with his wife Diane Sawyer, died November 19th at the age of 83. His contributions to the big screen include the films The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, and The Birdcage. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Richard Attenborough, the British actor and director, died August 24 at the age of 90. Attenborough gained attention for his roles in The Great Escape, Jurassic Park and The Miracle on 34th Street. He won best director and best picture Oscars for Gandhi in 1983.
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On August 11, Actor and Comedian Robin Williams was found dead from apparent suicide at his home in California. Williams is pictured here with his wife Susan Schneider (L) and daughter Zelda Williams. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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