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Full gallery »Notable deaths of 2014

  • 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)

Famous people who died in 2014.



Full gallery »2014 Collier County Fair demolition derby

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- Demolition derby racers compete in an 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
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- Josh Hatcher, of Naples, celebrates winning the 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
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- An American flag hangs off a car entered in the Collier County Fair demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.
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- Fort Lauderdale resident Kyle Weber speaks to an official after an introduction of racers at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.
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- Racers circle the track during a 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.
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- Mud flies from the rear tires of Fort Lauderdale resident Kevin Weber's car as he races in the 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.


Full gallery »Harold Ramis, actor, writer and director, dead at 69

  • Chicago actor-director Harold Ramis promotes his new film 'Year One' at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Ramis died Feb. 24, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. He was 69.  (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
  • FILE - In an undated file photo, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis, right, appear in a scene from the 1984 movie 'Ghostbusters'. Harold Ramis died early Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Chicago from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease, according Fred Toczek , an attorney for Ramis. He was 69. (AP Photo, File)
  • Director Harold Ramis attends the 'Year One' premiere in New York City June 15, 2009. Ramis died Feb. 24, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. He was 69. (Donna Ward/Abaca Press/MCT)
  • FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis, center, along with actors from left, Joe Flaherty, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Judy Morgan, standing, and Jim Belushi break out in laughter as they perform a skit on stage 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 at his home in Glencoe, Ill. He was 69. Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies 'Ghostbusters' and 'Stripes.' (AP Photo/Jim Prisching, File)
  • FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2009 file 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, File)
  • In this Feb. 18, 2007 photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, actor, director, and writer Harold Ramis, left, poses for a photo with actor Steve Carell at the red carpet for the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas. 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/Las Vegas News Bureau, Bob Brye)


Full gallery »Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

  • FILE - In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in 'Capote' at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.   Police say  Hoffman has been found dead in his  apartment. Sunday Feb. 2014.  HE WAS 46.(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
  • File-In this file photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Tuman Capote, a one-of-a-kind author sent to Kansas to pen an article about the brutal murder of a family in a small Kansas town that sent shockwaves through the nation in 'Capote.' In a medium (movies) that prizes glamour and flash, he offered the opposite: untidy, imperfect, shy, awkward and eminently real people. Despite his outsized talent, he was relentlessly humble. Bennett Miller, his longtime friend and "Capote" director, once called him "a shaman-like actor." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, Attila Dory, File)
  • FILE - In this undated file image released by Miramax Film Corp., Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays Father Flynn, right, and Meryl Streep portrays Sister Aloysius  in a scene from 'Doubt.' Police say Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. (AP Photo/Miramax Film Corp, Andrew Schwartz, File)
  • File-This undated handout photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Laura Linney in a scene from 'The Savages.'  In a medium (movies) that prizes glamour and flash, he offered the opposite: untidy, imperfect, shy, awkward and eminently real people. Despite his outsized talent, he was relentlessly humble. Bennett Miller, his longtime friend and "Capote" director, once called him "a shaman-like actor." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, File)
  • In this image released by Colombia Pictures, Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Ryan Gosling  are shown in a scene from 'Ides of March.' Police say Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Saeed Adyani, File)
  • FILE - This file film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from 'The Master.' Police say Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46.  (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, File)


Full gallery »Phil of Everly Brothers dies

  • This July 31, 1964, photo shows The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, performing on stage. Phil 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, File)
  • In this April 1, 1960, photo, Phil, left, and Don of the Everly Brothers arrive at London Airport from New York to begin their European tour. Phil 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. (AP Photo, File)
  • 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)
  • In this Aug. 30, 1997, photo, Phil and Don Everly sing some of their hits at the 10th annual Everly Brothers Homecoming concert in Central City, Ky. Phil 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. (AP Photo/Messenger-Inquirer, Suzanne Feliciano, File)
  • In this Oct. 4, 2001, photo, Phil Everly, right, of the musical duo The Everly Brothers, looks at his plaque in the Country Music Hall of Fame along with his sons, Chris, left, and Jason, in Nashville, Tenn. 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/Mark Humphrey, File)
  • In this Nov. 6, 2006, photo, Phil Everly, left, and Cowboy Troy arrive at the 40th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. 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. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)

Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74. Don of the Everly Brothers survives.



Full gallery »Peter O'Toole through the years

  • FILE - In this undated photo Actor Peter O'Toole is shown.  O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis says the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at a hospital following a long illness. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - This undated photo shows Actor Peter O'Toole.  O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis says the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at a hospital following a long illness.
  • FILE - In this Feb. 5, 1963 file photo, Actor Peter O'Toole plays the guitar during a photocall on February 5, 1963 at the Phoenix Theater in London.  O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis says the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at a hospital following a long illness.(AP Photo)
  • FILE - This 1965 file photo released by 20th Century Fox shows actor Peter O'Toole in a scene from 'How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After.'  O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis says the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at a hospital following a long illness. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century-Fox)
  • FILE - In this July 27, 1974 file photo, Actor Peter O'Toole, right, speaks to film director Otto Preminger, during shooting of 'Rosebud' in Paris, France. O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis says the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at a hospital following a long illness.(AP Photo/Eustache Cardenas)
  • FILE - In this Jan. 1975 file photo, Actor Peter O'Toole, is photographed on the set of his new movie "Man Friday.'  O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis says the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at a hospital following a long illness. (AP Photo)


Full gallery »Barbara B Mann through the years

  • Barbara Mann sits on the steps of her house which was almost lost during the Great Depression to taxes.  Mann had to work and through FDR's work programs, was able to make enough to save the house. Mann died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 100.  (Michel Fortier/Staff)
  • A portrait of Barbara Mann. Mann died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 100.  (Michel Fortier/Staff)
  • Barbara Mann has had a storied career as both the mother of two children and the mother of performing arts in Southwest Florida, having a performing arts center at Edison Community College named after her.  She turned 95 back in January. Mann died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 100.  (Michel Fortier/Staff)
  • Barbara Mann, photographed when she was 95. She tried to attend the theater whenever she could at the auditorium named after her. Mann died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 100.  (Michel Fortier/Staff)
  • Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann, center, surprises his mother, Barbara B. Mann, with a birthday cupcake for her 99th birthday while filming a segment on the Naples Daily News' Newsmakers with Jeff Lytle on Wednesday morning. Mann died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 100. (Scott McIntyre/Staff
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  • Barbara B. Mann, 99, during a segment on Naples Daily News' Newsmakers with Jeff Lytle on Wednesday morning. Mann has played a large role in the arts of Ft. Myers and The Barbara B. Mann theater at Edison in Fort Myers is named after her. Mann died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 100. (Scott McIntyre/Staff
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Full gallery »NFL: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

  • Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) and quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrate after the two combined for a touchdown pass against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill walks on the field after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Dolphins won 23-3. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, right, talks to New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow (81) after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Dolphins won 23-3. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace, right, breaks away from a tackle attempt from New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner while catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) breaks up a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson (86) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms, second from right, talks to teammates in the huddle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Full gallery »Cory Monteith: 1982-2013

  • Cory Monteith arrives at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
  • Cory Monteith from the television show 'Glee' arrives at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • FILE - In this Monday April 12, 2010 file photo, Cory Monteith, a cast member in the television series 'Glee,' arrives at the 'Glee' Spring Premiere Soiree in Los Angeles,  Vancouver police say Canadian born actor Montieth, star of the hit show 'Glee' has been found dead in city hotel. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
  • The cast of 'Glee' arrives at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010, in Los Angeles. From left are, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
  • 'Glee' cast members Cory Monteith, left, and Matthew Morrison participate in a panel discussion on the new series at the FOX Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • From left, Lo Bosworth, Cory Monteith and Lauren Conrad attend the Maxim and Ubisoft Assassin's Creed II Launch at Voyeur on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in Los Angeles, Ca. (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for Ubisoft)


Full gallery »James Gandolfini dies at age 51

  • This 1999 file photo provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini as mob boss Tony Soprano, in an episode from the first season of the HBO cable television mob series, 'The Sopranos.' The actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, File)
  • FILE - This file photo released by HBO in 2007 shows James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the HBO dramatic series 'The Sopranos.' HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51.  (AP Photo/HBO, Craig Blankenhorn, File)
  • FILE - This 2007 file photo originally supplied by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, left, Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico, right, members  of the cast of the HBO cable television mob drama 'The Sopranos.' HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO,Craig Blankenhorn)
  • FILE - This Sept. 13, 2008 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini and his wife Deborah Lin at the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.  HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
  • FILE - In this July 12, 2007 file photo, James Gandolfini, executive producer and interviewer for HBO's Iraq War documentary 'Alive Day Memories,' smiles during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
  • FILE - This undated publicity image released by HBO shows, from left, Tony Sirico, Steven Van Zandt, James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Vicint Pastore,from the HBO drama series 'The Sopranos.'  HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, file)

Actor James Gandolfini famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy at the age of 51.



Full gallery »Pat Summerall 1930 - 2013

  • In this April 19, 1994, photo, Pat Summerall, completing his 34th and final season with CBS, receives an award for lifetime achievement at the 1994 Sports Emmy Awards in New York. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Rob Clark, File)
  • In this Feb. 3, 2002, photo, Fox broadcasters Pat Summerall, left, and John Madden stand in the booth at Louisiana Superdome before the NFL Super Bowl XXXVI football game in New Orleans. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
  • FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1994, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, talks with CBS commentator Pat Summerall before the NFL football NFC championship game between the Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers in Irving, Texas. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File)
  • FILE - In this Nov. 30, 1994, file photo, former President Gerald Ford, right, greets sportscaster Pat Summerall at a reception for the 10th annual American Sportscasters Hall of Fame Awards dinner in New York. Ford presented Summerall with the Sportscaster of the Year award at the dinner honoring the legendary voices of sports broadcasting and the achievements of sports legends. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
  • FILE - In this April 10, 1994, file photo, CBS broadcaster Pat Summerall works in the television booth on No. 18 during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 1960, file photo, New York Giants placekicker Pat Summerall poses for a portrait in New York. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died April 16, 2013.



Full gallery »Jonathan Winters 1925–2013

  • FILE - This May 6, 1997 file photo shows comedian Jonathan Winters posing at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
  • This March 1967 photo shows comedian Jonathan Winters in a scene from the film 'Eight on the Lam.' Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87. (AP Photo/United Artists)
  • FILE - This Sept. 22, 1967 file photo released by ABC shows comedian Jonathan Winters, hosting 'Holiday on Ice.' Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87.  (AP Photo/ABC-TV, file)
  • This undated file image shows comedian and actor Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others. Winters died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87. (AP Photo, file)
  • FILE - This July 9, 2012 file photo shows Jonathan Winters at the kick-off of The Last 70mm Film Festival Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)

The groundbreaking improv comedian died April 12, 2013.



Full gallery »Annette Funicello 1942-2013

  • This 1955 photo provided by Walt Disney Co., shows Annette Funicello, a 'Mouseketeer' on Walt Disney's TV series the 'Mickey Mouse Club.' Walt Disney Co. says, Monday, April 8, 2013, that Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Frankie Avalon, has died at age 70. (AP Photo/Walt Disney Co., File)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1990 file photo, actress and former Mickey Mouse Club member Annette Funicello arrives for the 15th annual Italian American Foundation dinner in Washington. Walt Disney Co. says, Monday, April 8, 2013, that Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Frankie Avalon, has died at age 70. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
  • FILE - In this 1963 file photo, singer Frankie Avalon and actress Annette Funicello are seen on Malibu Beach during filming of 'Beauty Party,' in California in 1963. Walt Disney Co. says, Monday, April 8, 2013, that former 'Mouseketeer' Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Avalon, has died at age 70. (AP Photo/File)
  • Annette Funicello, (seen here with co-star Frankie Avalon) the dark-haired darling of TV's 'The Mickey Mouse Club' in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the '60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of 'beach' movies, died Monday, April 8, 2013. She was 70. Funicello, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987 and became a spokeswoman for treatment of the chronic, often-debilitating disease of the central nervous system, died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., Walt Disney Co. spokesman Howard Green said. (Globe Photos/Abaca Press/MCT)
  • Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV's 'The Mickey Mouse Club' in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the '60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of 'beach' movies, died Monday, April 8, 2013. She was 70. Funicello, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987 and became a spokeswoman for treatment of the chronic, often-debilitating disease of the central nervous system, died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., Walt Disney Co. spokesman Howard Green said. (Globe Photos/Abaca Press/MCT)
  • FILE - In this January 1978 file photo, executive producer Dick Clark welcomes former 'Mouseketeer' Annette Funicello to the party when ABC-TV presents 'ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration,' a gala four-hour telecast. Walt Disney Co. says, Monday, April 8, 2013, that Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Frankie Avalon, has died at age 70. (AP Photo/File)

Original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello died Monday, April 8, 2013, at age 70.



Full gallery »Margaret Thatcher 1925–2013

  • Former British Prime Minister Margaret  Thatcher, gestures to members of the media as she stands on her house doorstep, following her return home from hospital, in central London, Monday June 29, 2009. Thatcher has returned home following a two-week stay in hospital after she fell and broke her left arm. The 82-year-old Thatcher, who suffers from dementia, waved to reporters with her right arm while the other arm remains in a sling. She did not make any comments before being escorted inside. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • FILE - In this May 31, 1983 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher raises her finger as she makes a point during a Conservative Party news conference in London. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as 'the Iron Lady' passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
  • In this Sept. 14, 1977, photo, British Conservative Party Leader Margaret Thatcher listens to a reporters question during a press conference at the British Embassy in Washington. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as 'the Iron Lady' passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - In this June 23, 1982 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gestures with her pen as she answers a reporters question during a news conference at the United Nations. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as 'the Iron Lady' passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
  • This is a 1969 file photo showing Margaret Thatcher. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as 'the Iron Lady' passed away Monday morning, Aprilo 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
  • FILE - In this April 9, 1975 file photo, former California Governor Ronald Reagan presents a silver dollar medallion to Opposition Leader Margaret Thatcher when he visited her office at the House of Commons in London. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as 'the Iron Lady' passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday, April 8, 2013, at age 87.



Full gallery »Movie critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

  • Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has died Thursday, April 4, 2013, according to a family friend. He was 70 years old. Here, Ebert attends the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 28, 2004. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)
  • FILE - This undated file photo originally released by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, shows movie critics Roger Ebert, right, and Gene Siskel. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. Ebert and Siskel, who died in 1999, trademarked the 'two thumbs up' phrase.   (AP Photo/Disney-ABC Domestic Television)
  • Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has died Thursday, April 4, 2013, according to a family friend. He was 70 years old. Here, Ebert attends the IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on March 22, 2003. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)
  • Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has died Thursday, April 4, 2013, according to a family friend. He was 70 years old. In this undated file photo, Gene Siskel, left, is shown with Roger Ebert. (Globe Photos via Zuma Press/MCT)
  • Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has died Thursday, April 4, 2013, according to a family friend. He was 70 years old. Here, Ebert attends the 61st Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 31, 2009. (APEGA/EG/Abaca Press/MCT)
  • FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, film critic Roger Ebert welcomes people to the opening of the 13th annual Ebertfest film festival on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign. On his blog Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Ebert said that he is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer that was discovered after he fractured his hip last year. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Robert K. O'Daniell, File)

Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70.



Full gallery »Notable deaths of 2013

  • This 1955 photo provided by Walt Disney Co., shows Annette Funicello, a 'Mouseketeer' on Walt Disney's TV series the 'Mickey Mouse Club.' Walt Disney Co. says, Monday, April 8, 2013, that Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Frankie Avalon, has died at age 70. (AP Photo/Walt Disney Co., File)
  • In this Sept. 14, 1977, photo, British Conservative Party Leader Margaret Thatcher listens to a reporters question during a press conference at the British Embassy in Washington. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as 'the Iron Lady' passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
  • This May 17, 2004, photo shows Pulitzer Prize winning film critc Roger Ebert at the 57th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
  • Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known as advice columnist Dear Abby, is shown at the wedding of Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, April 26, 1986 in Hyannis, Mass. Phillips, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, she was 94.
  • This undated file image shows comedian and actor Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others. Winters died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87. (AP Photo, file)
  • In this June 5, 2008 file photo, country music artist Mindy McCready performs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was 37. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, File)

Famous people who have died this year.



Full gallery »Alex Karras dies at 77

  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1985 file photo, 'Saturday Night Live' actor Billy Crystal, in character as 'Fernando,' center, is flanked by host Alex Karras and musical guest Tina Turner during a rehearsal, in New York. Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by family.  (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
  • FILE - This Oct. 31, 1965 photo provided by the NFL shows Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras (71) during the Lions 31-7 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles, Calif. Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by family.  (AP Photo/NFL Photos)
  • This undated photo provided by the NFL shows Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras. Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by family.   (AP Photo/NFL Photos)
  • This undated photo provided by the NFL shows Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras.  Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by family.   (AP Photo/NFL Photos)
  • This 1968 photo provided by the NFL shows  Detroit Lions football player Alex Karras.  Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)
  • FILE - This 1956 file photo shows Iowa tackle Alex Karras. Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by family. (AP Photo, File)


Full gallery »Singer Andy Williams dies at age 84

  • FILE - This Feb. 6, 2009 file photo shows Andy Williams arriving at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in Los Angeles. Williams, who had a string of gold albums and hosted several variety shows and specials such as, 'The Andy Williams Show,' died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his home in Branson, Missouri, following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday. He was 84.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
  • FILE - In a May 12, 1961 file photo, Andy Williams performs a song on a television show. Emmy-winning TV host and 'Moon River' crooner Williams died Tuesday night, Sept, 25, 2012 at his home in Branson, Mo., following a year-long battle with bladder cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo, File)
  • FILE - In this July 25, 2004 file photo, U.S. singer Andy Williams smiles as he speaks to reporters during his news conference at a Tokyo hotel. Emmy-winning TV host and 'Moon River' crooner Williams died Tuesday night, Sept, 25, 2012 at his home in Branson, Mo., following a year-long battle with bladder cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
  • FILE - In a Dec. 19, 1974 file photo, American singer Andy Williams and his wife Claudine Longet, shown upon arrival at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London, for the Royal Charity World premiere of 'The Man With the Golden Gun.' Emmy-winning TV host and 'Moon River' crooner Williams died Tuesday night, Sept, 25, 2012 at his home in Branson, Mo., following a year-long battle with bladder cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Press Association, File)
  • FILE - This Feb. 23, 1978 file photo shows performer and host Andy Williams at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Williams, who had a string of gold albums and hosted several variety shows and specials like 'The Andy Williams Show,' died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his home in Branson, Missouri, following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday. He was 84. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, file)
  • FILE - This Aug. 30, 1974 file photo shows entertainer Andy Williams in New York.  Williams, who had a string of gold albums and hosted several variety shows and specials such as, 'The Andy Williams Show,' died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his home in Branson, Missouri, following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday. He was 84.  (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, file)


Full gallery »Artist Jerry Vallez dies at 87

  • Naples artist Jerry Vallez visits with guests of the 7th annual '5 Painters and a Potter' event at the Clay Place on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009, in Naples. The event gathers six longtime artists in Naples, Jerry Vallez, Phil Fisher, Jim Rice, Paul Arsenault, Natalie Guess and Jeff Fessenden, for an afternoon of sharing their work, local music and socializing.
  • Jerry Vallez, right, shows Larry Basik, center, and Keith Basik photos of the time he constructed and painted three murals that he has not seen in 20 years at the Naples Big Cypress Market Place on U.S. 41 East on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. One of those murals (in background) has already been displayed by developers of the Naples Big Cypress Market Place including Larry Basik, Jeff Basik and Keith Basik. View a photo gallery at naplesnews.com.
  • Naples artist Jerry Vallez visits with attendees of the 7th annual '5 Painters and a Potter' event at the Clay Place on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009, in Naples. The event gathers six longtime artists in Naples, Jerry Vallez, Phil Fisher, Jim Rice, Paul Arsenault, Natalie Guess and Jeff Fessenden, for an afternoon of sharing their work, local music and socializing.
  • Jerry Vallez at 35-years-old, working in his studio.
  • Naples artist, Jerry Vallez, stands for a portrait in his studio in Crayton Cove. Vallez has an art show coming up that's being arranged by Beth Preddy with the Discover Crayton Cove Association. It's to be a tribute to Jerry Vallez to commemorate his 40 years in Naples and in Crayton Cove.
  • An attendee wears a hand-painted tie from the 1950s by Naples artist Jerry Vallez at the 7th annual '5 Painters and a Potter' event at the Clay Place on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009, in Naples. The event gathers six longtime artists in Naples, Jerry Vallez, Phil Fisher, Jim Rice, Paul Arsenault, Natalie Guess and Jeff Fessenden, for an afternoon of sharing their work, local music and socializing.


Full gallery »Author Ray Bradbury dies at age 91

  • FILE - This Dec. 8, 1966 file photo shows science fiction writer Ray Bradbury looks at a picture that was part of a school project to illustrate characters in one of his dramas in Los Angeles.  Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91. (AP Photo, file)
  • In this 2000 photo, author Ray Bradbury poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Kirk McKoy)  NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; SAN BERNARDINO SUN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT
  • FILE - In this 1990 file photo, Author Ray Bradbury poses for a photo at a Waukegan, Ill. park named in his honor. He wrote about playing in the park as a child in 'Dandelion Wine.'  Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91. (AP File Photo)
  • FILE - This April 25, 2009 file photo shows author Ray Bradbury attending The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at The University of California in  Los Angeles. Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91.  (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
  • FILE - This Nov. 15, 2000 file photo shows science fiction writer Ray Bradbury at the National Book Awards in New York where he was given the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
  • Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of 'Fahrenheit 451,' has died. He was 91.

Ray Bradbury, author of "Fahrenheit 451," has died. He was 91.




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