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Notable deaths of 2014

See larger In this June 15, 2005, photo, Tennessee Titans' Todd WIlliams watches from the sidelines during NFL football minicamp in Nashville, Tenn. Williams, a former NFL and Florida State offensive tackle, was found dead in a Tampa Bay area hotel, late Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2014, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow says they haven't found anything suspicious, but an autopsy will be performed. Williams was 35. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

In this June 15, 2005, photo, Tennessee Titans' Todd WIlliams watches from the sidelines during NFL football minicamp in Nashville, Tenn. Williams, a former NFL and Florida State offensive tackle, was found dead in a Tampa Bay area hotel, late Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2014, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow says they haven't found anything suspicious, but an autopsy will be performed. Williams was 35. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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  • FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, file photo, Mickey Rooney takes the stage to make an award presentation at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
  • Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the premiere of the movie 'The Master' at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
  • In this Jan. 4, 1984 file photo, Phil, left, and Don Everly, of the Everly Brothers joke around for photographers in New York City. Everly, who with his brother Don formed an influential harmony duo that touched the hearts and sparked the imaginations of rock 'n' roll singers for decades, including the Beatles and Bob Dylan, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was 74. Everly died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a Burbank hospital, said his son Jason Everly. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)
  • This March 31, 1960, photo shows Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner's black friend in the classic weeper 'Imitation of Life.' Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accounts of her age have differed over the years. (AP Photo, file)
  • This July 2009 photo provided by courtesy of the Goodman Family Collection shows George Goodman at home in Princeton, N.J. Goodman, a journalist, business author and award-winning television host who under the pseudonym 'Adam Smith' made economics accessible to millions of people, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at age 83. Goodman's son, Mark Goodman, said his father died at the University of Miami Hospital after a long battle with the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis. (AP Photo/Goodman Family Collection, Mark Goodman)
  • In this Sunday May 16, 2004 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pauses during a news conference in his Jerusalem office regarding education reform. Israeli media outlets are reporting that Sharon has died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the age of 85. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
  • In this Sept, 28, 2010, photo, Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw poses for a photograph during the Run Run Shaw prize presentation ceremony in Hong Kong. Pioneering Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw has died at the age of 107. No cause of death was given in a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which Shaw helped found in 1967. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
  • In this June 15, 2005, photo, Tennessee Titans' Todd WIlliams watches from the sidelines during NFL football minicamp in Nashville, Tenn. Williams, a former NFL and Florida State offensive tackle, was found dead in a Tampa Bay area hotel, late Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2014, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow says they haven't found anything suspicious, but an autopsy will be performed. Williams was 35. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
  • In this Oct. 2, 2003, photo provided by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, actress Carmen Zapata poses with honorary Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant, left, and chamber president Leron Gubler, right, as she receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Zapata died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at her Los Angeles home, surrounded by family and friends. She was 86. Her death was announced Tuesday, Jan. 7, by Luis Vela at the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, a Los Angeles organization that Zapata founded. Zapata started her career in 1945 in the Broadway musical 'Oklahoma' and went on to perform in 'Bells Are Ringing,' 'Guys and Dolls' and many plays. Her movie credits include 'Sister Act,' 'Gang Boys' and 'Carola,' as well as dozens of television series. (AP Photo/Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Bob Freeman)
  • This March 12, 1972, photo shows poet and social activist Amiri Baraka speaking during the Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind. Baraka, a Beat poet, black nationalist and Marxist revolutionary known for his blues-based, fist-shaking manifestos, died, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. at age 79. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson, File)
  • In this Sept. 2, 1984, photo, U.S. President Reagan, flanked by Deputy Press Secretary Larry Speakes, talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, as he prepared to leave for California. Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Reagan, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in his native Mississippi. He was 74. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz, File)
  • FILE - This Oct. 2, 1978 file photo shows Russell Johnson, as the professor, posing during filming of a two-hour reunion show, 'The Return from Gilligan's Island,' in Los Angeles. Johnson died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home in Washington State of natural causes. He was 89. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
  • This Sept. 15, 2013 photo provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment shows Danielle Wade, left, and Ruth Duccini at Warner Bros. world premiere screening of 'The Wizard of Oz' in IMAX 3D and the grand opening of the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in the Hollywood section, of Los Angeles. Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 movie 'The Wizard of Oz,' has died, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. She was 95. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/, Eric Charbonneau)
  • This 1970 photo released by courtesy of Sony Pictures Television shows, back row, from left, cast members, Shirley Jones, Dave Madden, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, and front row, from left, Brian Forster, Danny Bonaduce and Suzanne Crough of the television series, 'The Partridge Family.' Madden, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom, died in Florida on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at age 82. (AP Photo/Copyright CPT Holdings Inc, Courtesy Sony Pictures Television)
  • In this Aug. 10, 2007 photo, conductor Claudio Abbado, left, conducts his orchestra during the opening concert of the Lucerne Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, has died Monday, Jan. 20, 2104. He was 80. Abbado made his debut in 1960 at La Scala in his home city of Milan and went on to be its musical director for nearly 20 years. Among his many other stints were as musical director of the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra and chief guest conductor of the Chicago Philharmonic. Even as he battled illness in his later years, Abbado founded his own all-star orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Eddy Risch, Keystone)
  • This undated image provided by the Hookstratten family shows agent Ed Hookstratten. The legendary sports and entertainment attorney, Hookstratten, whose clients included Elvis Presley, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Joey Bishop, and Johnny Carson, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Hookstratten family)
  • File-This Aug. 28, 1948, file photo shows Henry A. Wallace, listening to Pete Seeger, his banjo-playing singer, on a plane between Norfolk and Richmond, Va.  The American troubadour, folk singer and activist Seeger  died Monday Jan. 27, 2014, at age 94. (AP Photo/File)
  • In this Jan. 24, 2008 photo, actor Maximilian Schell acknowledges the applause during the Diva Entertainment Awards 2008 in Munich, southern Germany. Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won the best actor Oscar in the early 1960s for his portrayal of a defense attorney in the drama 'Judgment at Nuremberg,' has died. He was 83. Schell's agent Patricia Baumbauer said Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 that Schell died overnight at a hospital in Innsbruck following a 'sudden and serious illness,' the Austria Press Agency reported. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher,File)
  • Arthur Rankin Jr., a producer-director whose projects 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' and 'Frosty the Snowman,' died of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Harrington Sound, Bermuda, where he had retired. He was 89.
  • FILE - In this April 5, 2012 file photo, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner waves to the crowd before announcing the New York Mets starting line-up before an opening day baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in New York. The baseball Hall of Fame says slugger Ralph Kiner has died. He was 91. The Hall says Kiner died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.WLD (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
  • In this November 1936 file photo, 8-year-old U.S. American child movie star Shirley Temple is portrayed in Hollywood, Ca., USA. Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died surrounded by family at her home near San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)
  • In this April 1965 photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau archives, Sid Caesar performs at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau)
  • This 1975 file photo shows the cast of the television series 'The Waltons,' including Ralph Waite, top row, left, Richard Thomas, top row, center, and Michael Learned, top row, right. Waite, 85, who played the father in TV's hit series 'The Waltons,' has died. Waite's manager, Alan Mills, says the actor died midday Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the Palm Springs area. (AP Photo/File)
  • This March 1968 photo shows Jim Fregosi of the California Angels in Palm Springs, Calif. Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, has died after an apparent stroke. He was 71. The Atlanta Braves say they were notified by a family member that died early Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Miami, where he was hospitalized after the apparent stroke while on a cruise with baseball alumni. (AP Photo/GB, file)
  • FILE - Puppeteer John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson is seen with Muppets Miss Piggy and Kermit at the Disney/MGM studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in this June 15, 1990 file photo. Cheryl Henson says her brother died of a 'massive heart attack' died at his home in Saugerties, New York on Friday Feb. 14, 2014. He was 48. (AP Photo/FILE)
  • Actress Mary Grace Canfield, who starred on 40 episodes of the popular TV show 'Green Acres.'
  • This June 5, 2010, photo shows Bob Casale performing live at The 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, Calif. Casale, of the band Devo best known for the 1980s hit “Whip It,” died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, from conditions that led to heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61. Devo founder Gerald says in a statement his younger brother’s death was “sudden” and “a total shock.” (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)
  • In a Thursday, March 29, 2012, photo, Garrick Utley, a former TV journalist and currently president of the State University of New York Levin Institute, speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York. On Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, NBC News says veteran reporter Garrick Utley has died. He died of cancer, the network said. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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  • In this Dec. 12, 2009, photo, actor and director Harold Ramis laughs as he walks the Red Carpet to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in Chicago. An attorney for Ramis said the actor died Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2014, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies 'Ghostbusters' and 'Stripes.' (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
  • This Jan. 16, 1986, photo shows host Jim Lange, left, congratulating Connie and Steve Rutenbar of Mission Viejo, Calif., after they won $1 million on the TV show 'The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime.' Lange, the first host of the popular game show 'The Dating Game,' has died at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. He was 81. He died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, his wife Nancy told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/File)
  • This circa 1976 photo from Chuck Barris Productions shows Geoff Edwards on the television show, 'The New Treasure Hunt.' The agent for Edwards says the veteran TV game show host has died. Agent Fred Westbrook said Edwards, 83, died Wednesday afternoon, March 5, 2014, at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. (AP Photo/Chuck Barris Productions)
  • In this Oct. 26, 2008, photo, Detroit Lions owner and chairman William Clay Ford walks on the sidelines prior to an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday, March 9, 2014, that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. Ford, who helped steer Ford Motor Co. for more than five decades and owned the NFL's Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 88. He was the last surviving grandson of company founder Henry Ford. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
  • Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was 85.
  • This 1981 photo released by the Las Vegas News Bureau shows David Brenner at the Riviera. A spokesman for the family of the comedian says the 'Tonight Show' favorite has died. He was 78. Brenner died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home in New York City, said Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner's publicist. (AP Photo/ Las Vegas News Bureau)
  • This is an April 19, 2005, photo of of former TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright. Dickson Wright, a vivid and outspoken British cook and writer who found fame as half of the food-loving duo 'Two Fat Ladies,' has died at the age of 66. Her agents, Heather Holden-Brown and Elly James, said Dickson Wright died Saturday March 15, 2014 at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary.(AP Photo/Tim Walsh/PA, File)
  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2009 file photo, actor James Rebhorn attends the premiere of 'The Box', in New York. Rebhorn’s agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday, March 23, 2014, that the actor passed away Friday at his home in New Jersey. He was 65. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
  • In this Jan. 31, 2009,  photo Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson gestures during a news conference in Tampa, Fla. Bills owner Wilson Jr. has died at the age of 95 at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. Bills president Russ Brandon made the announcement at the NFL winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Wilson Jr. was one of the original founders of the American Football League and owned the Bills for the last 54 years. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
  • This Aug. 24, 2004, photo shows former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, chairman of the Detention Operations Review Panel speaking at the Pentagon. A Washington think tank confirms Schlesinger has died. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
  •  FILE - In Oct. 6 1998 file photo, British actress Kate O'Mara poses for photographers. Actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera 'Dynasty, ' has died at the age of 74. Her agent Phil Belfield said O'Mara died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness. The actress, who began her television career in the 1960s, became a household name for playing Alexis Colby's scheming sister Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell in 'Dynasty.' She also appeared in the original run of British series 'Doctor Who' and BBC drama 'Howards' Way.' (AP Photo/PA, Michael Walter, File)
  • In this May 9, 1990, photo, savings and loan financier Charles H. Keating Jr., appears at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Keating, the financier who was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90. A person with direct knowledge of the death confirmed that Keating died but didn't provide further details. The person wasn't authorized to release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
  • In this April 5, 2014, photo provided by the WWE, James Hellwig, aka The Ultimate Warrior, speaks during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The WWE said Hellwig, one of pro wrestling's biggest stars in the late 1980s, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was 54. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE, File)
  • In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, right, hoists the net with Lacey Holsworth after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. The father of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne says his daughter has died. Matt Holsworth says Lacey Holsworth died at their St. Johns, Mich., home late Tuesday, April 8, 2014 'with her mommy and daddy holding her in their arms.' (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
  • FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

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