Stars we lost in 2013

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Personalities who passed away in 2013

Celebrities and well-known personalities who passed away in 2013 See gallery

Paul Walker, best known for the Fast & Furious films, died on 30 November when the Porsche he was in crashed and caught fire. The 40-year-old was a passenger in the car, which crashed into a lamp post near Los Angeles.

His Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson paid tribute on Twitter: “All my strength, love and faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time,” he wrote. “We find our strength in his light. Love you brother.”

See other notable personalities we farewelled in 2013...

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James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini, best known for his role in The Sopranos, passed away in June. The 51-year-old had a heart attack while in Rome to attend the Taormina Film Festival.

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Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith passed away suddenly in July following an accidental heroin overdose. He was just 31 years old and the male lead on Glee; at the time of his death, Lea Michele was his partner both on screen and off.

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Lisa Robin Kelly

Lisa Robin Kelly, formerly of That '70s Show, died in August at age 43. At the time, she was in rehab receiving treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

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Richard Griffiths

Accomplished stage and screen actor Richard Griffiths won a new generation of fans when he played Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies. He passed away in March due to complications after heart surgery; he was 65.

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Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina was best known for roles in Get Shorty and Saving Private Ryan, as well as the TV series Law & Order. He died in July, aged 69, after suffering a lung blockage.

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Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly, right, was one half of Kris Kross, the American youngsters who had a smash hit with 'Jump' in 1992. He died of a drug overdose in May, aged just 34.

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Tom Clancy

Novelist Tom Clancy, whose books were turned into blockbusters Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears, passed away in October aged 66.

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Jiah Khan

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan pased away in June in an apparent suicide, aged just 25. She is best known for playing the female lead in Ghajini, the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2008.

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Conrad Bain

Conrad Bain, who played lovable father Phillip Drummond on the seventies sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, died of natural causes in January, aged 89.

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Lou Reed

Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed died in October at the age of 71. Famous for tracks 'Walk on the Wild Side' and 'Perfect Day', the American songwriter suffered liver failure.

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Elmore Leonard

Award-winning author Elmore Leonard had many stories adapted for the big screen, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight and 3:10 to Yuma. He passed away in August following a stroke; he was 87.

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Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello began as a child star on The Mickey Mouse Club before starring in umpteen beach-themed movies with sixties teen idol Frankie Avalon. She died in April from complications from multiple sclerosis, aged 70.

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Iain Banks

Novelist Iain Banks, author of The Wasp Factory, passed away in June after a battle with cancer. His final book, The Quarry, about a man dying from the disease, was published after his death.

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Patti Page

American singer Patti Page died in January at age 85. She's best remembered for the enduring hits '(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window' and 'Tennessee Waltz' and sold over 100 million records during her career.