British actor Peter O'Toole, known for his role in the classic "Lawrence of Arabia," died at a hospital in London, on December 15. He was 81.
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Actress Audrey Totter in a pin-up from Yank Magazine, an Army Weekly, in August 1945. Totter, the film noir actress known for her tough girl roles died December 16 at the age of 95.
Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant star in the 1941 Hitchcock thriller, 'Suspicion,' for which Fontaine won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Joan Fontaine, the actress who became a star playing troubled wives in early Hitchcock films, died at the age of 96 on December 16. (RKO Radio Pictures)
The famed U.S. singer-songwriter and Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed has died on October 27th. He was 71. The rock icon underwent a liver transplant last May and was hospitalized during the summer for dehydration. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo
U.S. actor Paul Walker, star of "The Fast and the Furious" movies, died on November 30 a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT he was a passenger in struck a light pole in Los Angeles County.
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Nelson Mandela, jailed for plotting a revolution and later elected South Africa's first black president, died Thursday at age 95, on Thursday, December 5.
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Helen Thomas, who covered 10 presidents in nearly 60 years with United Press International, died July 20, at the age of 92. Pictured here,
President Ronald Reagan greets Thomas on April 22, 1981 in the Treaty Room at the White House in Washington. Reagan granted an interview with UPI and described the March 30 attempt on his life. (UPI Photo/Don Rypka/Files) | License Photo
Tom Clancy, author of a string of espionage and military novels including "The Hunt for Red October," died at the age of 66 on October 2.
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Famed author Elmore Leonard died on August 20, 2013 at his Detroit home three weeks after suffering a stroke. Leonard's works have been adapted as the films "Out of Sight," "Be Cool," "Hombre," "Mr. Majestyk," "Get Shorty" and "3:10 to Yuma," as well as the TV series "Justified." File/Miami Dade County Archives
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Lisa Robin Kelly, shown in this promotional photo from "That '70s Show," died at age 43 on August 15, 2013. (FOX)
James Gandolfini died of a heart attack at the age of 51 while vacationing with his son in Rome, Italy on June 20, 2013. Gandolfini rose to stardom as the Mafia-boss character Tony Soprano. He is shown in a 2011 file photo during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. UPI/Christine Chew/files | License Photo
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, seen in this December 18, 2009 file photo speaking to the media in Denmark, died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending his 14-year rule of the country, according to Vice President Nicolas Maduro, March 4, 2013. UPI/Anatoli Zhdanov/File Photo | License Photo
Busch Stadium ushers along with a Budweiser Clydesdale horse stand waiting for the hearse carrying the casket of former St. Louis Cardinals and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on January 26, 2013. A short ceremony was held at the Musial statue. Musial died at the age of 92 on January 19. UPI/Bill Greenblatt | License Photo
Actor Ed Lauter died on October 16, 2013 after battling mesothelioma. He was a character actor known for roles in "The Longest Yard," "Kojak," "Charlie's Angels," "The X-Files," "The Artist," and others. UPI/ Phil McCarten | License Photo
Ms. Yvonne C. Brill
Brill was a Canadian scientist best known for her development of rocket and jet propulsion technologies. She died on March27. During her career she was involved in a broad range of national space programs in the U.S., including NASA and the International Maritime Satellite Organization. President Barack Obama presented Brill with a National Medal of Technology and Innovation on October 21, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg | License Photo
Canadian actor and singer Cory Monteith, best known as Finn Hudson on "Glee," was found dead in a Canadian hotel on July 14. Monteith was treated for substance abuse this year.
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Van Cliburn, famed classical pianist died of bone cancer on February 27. He was 78. Among his accomplishments were winning the gold medal in Moscow's Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958. UPI/Pat Benic | License Photo
Jane Henson, wife of Jim Henson
Puppeteer and philanthropist Jane Nebel Henson died at her home in Connecticut on April 2 after a long battle with cancer. She was 78. The New York native met her future husband, Jim Henson, at a puppetry class at the University of Maryland and soon became an integral creative and business partner in what would become the Muppets.
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Fred Turner, former CEO of McDonald's
Former chairman and chief executive officer of McDonald's Corp. Fred Turner died at age 80 from complications from pneumonia. Turner is pictured in this undated UPI file phtoo with McDonalds founder Ray Croc. File/UPI | License Photo
Edward Koch, the three-term New York mayor died at 88 on April 3. Koch was remembered as a man who transformed the city, saving it from the brink. Koch is pictured here waving to crowds as he rides in a car during the ticker-tape parade where the New York Yankees are honored for their 2009 World Series win. UPI Photo/Monika Graff | License Photo
Folk music icon Richie Havens died of a heart attack at his home in New Jersey on April 23. He was 72. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native is best known as the artist who opened the 1969 Woodstock music festival.
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British broadcaster David Frost -- best known for his interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon -- said on September 1 at the age of 74.
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The "Diff'rent Strokes" patriarch died in Livermore, California on January 16. He was 89. (UPI PHOTO/Larry Rubenstein/FILES) | License Photo
Former Speaker of the House Tom Foley, a Democratic Congressman from Washington state, died at the age of 84 on October 18.
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office from 1979 to 1990. She was leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990. She is the only woman to have been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The photo shows her as the newly elected leader of Britian's Conservative party. (UPI Photo) | License Photo
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Famed American psychologist, advice columnist and TV personality Dr. Joyce Brothers died May 13 in New York. She was 85. (UPI File) | License Photo
Longtime CBS and Fox sports announcer Pat Summerall died at a hospital in Dallas on April 16 where he was recovering from hip surgery. He was 82.
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Tony Award-winning British actor Richard Griffiths died after complications following heart surgery. He was 65. Griffiths is perhaps best known for his role as Harry Potter's Uncle Vernon in the blockbuster film franchise. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen) | License Photo
Actress Julie Harris, pictured in this 2005 file photo with Tony Bennet, died on Augest 25 at the age of 87. Harris, played Joan of Arc and Mary Todd Lincoln on Broadway and starred on TV's "Knot's Landing." (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | License Photo
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, co-founder of The Doors, died of bile-duct cancer at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany on May 21. He was 74. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush) | License Photo
Actress and champion swimmer Esther Williams died at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 6th. She was 91. Williams was best known for her work in a series of aquatic-themed MGM movie musicals in the 1940s and '50s. (UPI/Ezio Petersen) | License Photo
Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, died June 3 of viral pneumonia, his office said. He was 89. lautenberg was the last senator to have served in World War II and was a vocal critic of the war in Iraq.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago film critic Roger Ebert died April 4, after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.
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Hijuelos, who was born in New York to Cuban parents, was the first Latino author to win the Pulitzer prize in fiction. He was honored for his 1989 novel, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love." He died on October 14 at the age of 62. Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo
Troubled country singer Mindy McCready, died of an apparent suicide on February 7, in Heber Springs, Ark. She was 37.
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