Celebrity Death Thread 2013

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I'll go ahead and get this one started. It's officially 2013 on the east coast, so.....


The list of those that will be missed from 2013:


January
Patti Page, Singer (Tennessee Waltz, How Much is that Doggie in the Window) - Natural causes
Tony Lip, Actor (The Sopranos), Natural Causes
Ned Wertimer, Actor (The Jeffersons), Complications from Fall.
Sammy Johns, 66, American singer-songwriter ("Chevy Van", "America") - 01.04
David R. Ellis, Director (Snakes on a Plane), Unknown cause
Conrad Bain, Actor (Different Strokes), Natural Causes
Pauline Phillips, Advice Columnist ‘Dear Abby’, Alzheimer’s Disease
Chris Cassatt, Cartoonist (Shoe), Unknown
Robert F. Chew, Actor (The Wire), Heart Failure
Earl Weaver, MLB Manager (Baltimore Orioles), Natural Causes
Stan Musial, MLB Hall of Famer, (St. Louis Cardinals), Natural Causes
Michael Winner, Director (Death Wish), Heart and Liver Ailments
Jake McNiece, D-Day Paratrooper, Natural Causes
Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner, Singer (Ohio Players), Cancer
Patty Andrews, Singer (Andrews Sisters), Natural Causes
Jeff Lewis, Former Denver Broncos QB, Unknown
Caleb Moore, X Games Athlete, Complications from Injuries suffered

February
Ed Koch, Former NYC Mayor, Congestive Heart Failure
Reg Presley, Lead Singer (The Troggs), Lung Cancer, Stroke
Lavonne Paire-Davis, Inspiration for ‘A League of their Own’, Natural Causes
Paul Tanner, Trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), Natural Causes
Robin Sachs, Actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Unknown
Jim Sweeney, Former Fresno State Head Coach, Natural Causes
John Kerr, Actor (Tea & Sympathy), Natural Causes
Rick Huxley, Bass Player (Dave Clark Five), Emphysema
Tom Aspell, NBC News reporter, Cancer
Shadow Morton, 60‘s Record Producer, Cancer
Mindy McCready, Country singer, Suicide
Jerry Buss, L.A. Lakers Executive, Natural Causes
Tony Sheridan, Early Beatles collaborator, Long Illness,
Damon Harris, Singer, Temptations, Prostate Cancer
Lou Myers, Actor (A Different World), Heart-Related
Magic Slim, Blues Guitarist, Health Problems
Cleotha Staples, Singer (Staples Singers), Alzheimer’s Disease
Everett Koop, Former Surgeon General, Natural Causes
Dan Toler, Guitarist (Allman Brothers), Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Van Cliburn, Pianist, Bone Cancer
Richard Street, Singer (Temptations), Blood Clot in lung
Dale Robertson, Actor (Death Valley Days), Natural Causes


March
Bonnie Franklin, Actress (One Day At A Time), Pancreatic Cancer
Bobby Rogers, Musician (The Miracles), Lengthy Illness
Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, Cancer
William Moody (AKA Paul Bearer), WWE Manager, Unknown Cause
Alvin Lee, Musician (Ten Years After), Surgical Complications
Stompin’ Tom Connors, Musician (hockey song), Natural Causes
Peter Banks, Guitarist (Yes), Heart Failure
Clive Burr, Drummer (Iron Maiden), Complications from MS
Jason Molina, Musician, Natural Causes
Bobby Smith, Lead Singer (The Spinners), Lung Cancer
Malachi Throne, Actor (It Takes A Thief), Unknown Cause
Harry Reams, Actor (Deep Throat), Pancreatic Cancer
Ray Williams, Former NY Knicks Guard, Unknown Cause
Joe Wieder, Bodybuilding/Fitness Pioneer, Natural Causes
Virgil ‘Fire’ Trucks, MLB Pitcher/Uncle of Derek Trucks, Unknown Cause
Richard Griffiths, Actor (Harry Potter), Heart Surgery Complications
Ralph Klein, Former Alberta Premier/Mayor of Calgary, COPD
Robert Zildjian, Founder of Sabian Cymbal Company, Unknown Cause
Phil Ramone, Music Producer (Billy Joel, among others), aortic aneurysm
Bob Clarke, Longtime Mad Magazine Illustrator, Natural Causes 03.31

April
Jack Pardee, Former Bears Coach, Cancer
Chuck Fairbanks, Coach (CU, New England Patriots), Brain Cancer
Jane Henson, Muppets Collaborator, Cancer
William H. Ginsburg, Lawyer/Clinton Sex Scandal figure, Cancer
Roger Ebert, Film Critic/Columnist (Chicago Sun-Times), Cancer
Johnny Esaw, Canadian Sportscaster, Natural Causes
Andy Johns, Record Producer (Led Zeppelin IV, Exile on Main Street), Unknown
Margaret Thatcher, Former UK Prime Minister, Stroke
Annette Funicello, Actress (Mickey Mouse Club, Beach Party movies), MS Complications
Jonathan Winters, Comedian/Actor, Natural Causes
Frank Bank, Actor (Leave it to Beaver), Unknown
Charlie Wilson, 70, American politician, member of the US House (2007–2011), Ohio House (1997–2005) and Ohio Senate (2005–2007), complications of a stroke 4.14
Chi Cheng, Bassist (Deftones), Injuries from Car Crash
Sir Colin Davis, Conductor (London Symphony Orchestra), short illness
Pat Summerall, CBS Sports Broadcaster, Cardiac Arrest
George Beverly Shea, Gospel Singer, Brief Illness
Richard LeParmentier, Actor (Star Wars), unknown
Rita McNeil, Canadian Singer, Surgery Complications
Storm Thorgerson, Album Cover Artist (Dark Side of the Moon, among others), Cancer
Chrissy Amphlett, Singer (The DiVinyls), Breast Cancer
Richie Havens, Folk Singer, First act at Woodstock, Kidney Complications
Allan Arbus, Actor (M*A*S*H), Natural Causes
George Jones, Country Singer, Natural Causes
Brad Lesley, Actor/Former MLB Player, Kidney Failure
Bob Brozman, Guitarist, Unknown Cause
Cordell ‘Boogie’ Mosson, Bassist (P-Funk), Unknown Cause
Deanna Durbin, 1930’s Child Star, Natural Causes
Mike Gray, 77, American director, screenwriter (The China Syndrome, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and author, heart failure - 04.30

May

Chris Kelly, Rapper (Kriss Kross), Drug Overdose - 05.01
Jeff Hanneman, Guitarist (Slayer), Spider Bite - 05.02
Mario Machado, 78, American news anchor, journalist and actor (Scarface, RoboCop, St. Elmo's Fire), Parkinson's disease - 05.04
Ray Harryhausen, 92, American stop-motion animator (Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans) - 05.07
Jeanne Cooper, 84, American actress (The Young and the Restless) - 05.08
Bryan Forbes, 86, British actor (The League of Gentlemen), film director (The Stepford Wives) and screenwriter (Chaplin) - 05.08
Jack Butler, 85, American Hall of Fame football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), complications from a staph infection. - 05.11
Joyce Brothers, 85, American psychologist, newspaper columnist, and actress (Loaded Weapon 1, Spy Hard), respiratory failure - 05.13
Chuck Muncie, 60, American football player (New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers), heart attack - 05.13
Fred White, 76, American sports broadcaster (Kansas City Royals), complications of melanoma - 05.15
Dick Trickle, 71, American NASCAR driver, suicide by gunshot - 05.16
Alan O'Day, 72, American singer and songwriter ("Undercover Angel", "Angie Baby"), brain cancer. - 05.17
Steve Forrest, 87, American actor (Dallas, North Dallas Forty, S.W.A.T) - 05.18
Ray Manzarek, 74, American rock musician (The Doors), bile duct cancer - 05.20
Trevor Bolder, 62, British musician (David Bowie, Uriah Heep), cancer. - 05.21
Ed Shaughnessy, 84, American drummer (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson), heart attack - 05.24
Jean Stapleton, 90, American actress (All in the Family, You've Got Mail) - 05-31
Tim Samaras, 55, American tornado chaser (Storm Chasers, TWISTEX), tornado injuries - 05.31



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Central Time Zone, about to join this thread. It would be weird, if somebody just died on the west coast and would have be posted back in the 2012 thread.
 
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Mountain Time Zone, about to join this thread. It would be weird, if somebody just died on the west coast and would have be posted back in the 2012 thread.
Here's hoping Zsa Zsa is the one! :mad:

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I wouldn't know but George HW Bush, has been hospitalized for over an week. I prefer him over his son, but I would hate to see him go soon?
The best of health and happiness to all (especially GH) and hopefully this years list is very short.

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We have a, uh, winner....

Patti Page, Honey-Voiced ’50s Pop Sensation, Dies at 85
By ANITA GATES
Published: January 2, 2013

Patti Page, the apple-cheeked, honey-voiced alto whose sentimental, soothing, sometimes silly hits like “Tennessee Waltz,” “Old Cape Cod” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” made her one of the most successful pop singers of the 1950s, died on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/arts/music/patti-page-singer-dies-at-85.html?src=twr&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0
 

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We have a, uh, winner....

Patti Page, Honey-Voiced ’50s Pop Sensation, Dies at 85
By ANITA GATES
Published: January 2, 2013

Patti Page, the apple-cheeked, honey-voiced alto whose sentimental, soothing, sometimes silly hits like “Tennessee Waltz,†“Old Cape Cod†and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?†made her one of the most successful pop singers of the 1950s, died on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/arts/music/patti-page-singer-dies-at-85.html?src=twr&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0
Second.
 

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PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Tony Lip, an actor known for playing mobsters on “The Sopranos” and in many feature films, died on Friday in Teaneck, N.J. He was 82.

Family members told The Record of Woodland Park that Mr. Lip, whose real name was Frank Anthony Vallelonga and who lived in Paramus, died at a hospital in Teaneck after several years of failing health.

Mr. Lip was best known for playing the mob kingpin Carmine Lupertazzi in several episodes of “The Sopranos,” the HBO series about the personal and professional life of a troubled mob boss played by James Gandolfini. He made his movie debut in an uncredited role as a wedding guest in “The Godfather” and also appeared in “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull,” “Donnie Brasco” and other films.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/arts/television/tony-lip-actor-in-the-sopranos-dies-at-82.html?_r=0
 

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PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Tony Lip, an actor known for playing mobsters on “The Sopranos†and in many feature films, died on Friday in Teaneck, N.J. He was 82.

Family members told The Record of Woodland Park that Mr. Lip, whose real name was Frank Anthony Vallelonga and who lived in Paramus, died at a hospital in Teaneck after several years of failing health.

Mr. Lip was best known for playing the mob kingpin Carmine Lupertazzi in several episodes of “The Sopranos,†the HBO series about the personal and professional life of a troubled mob boss played by James Gandolfini. He made his movie debut in an uncredited role as a wedding guest in “The Godfather†and also appeared in “Goodfellas,†“Raging Bull,†“Donnie Brasco†and other films.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/arts/television/tony-lip-actor-in-the-sopranos-dies-at-82.html?_r=0
He even has a mob name. Yo that's Tony the Lip!
 

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Ralph the Doorman joins George Jefferson in the deluxe apartment in the sky.

NED WERTIMER, DOORMAN ON 'JEFFERSONS,' DIES AT 89


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died.

Wertimer's manager Brad Lemack said Tuesday that the 89-year-old actor died at a Los Angeles-area nursing home on Jan. 2, following a November fall at his home in Burbank.

News from The Associated Press
 

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Ralph the Doorman joins George Jefferson in the deluxe apartment in the sky.

NED WERTIMER, DOORMAN ON 'JEFFERSONS,' DIES AT 89


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died.

Wertimer's manager Brad Lemack said Tuesday that the 89-year-old actor died at a Los Angeles-area nursing home on Jan. 2, following a November fall at his home in Burbank.

News from The Associated Press
Seconded. I remember him.
 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/movies/david-r-ellis-director-of-snakes-on-a-plane-dies-at-60.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&_r=0

David R. Ellis, Film Director, Dies at 60
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: January 8, 2013

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — David R. Ellis, the director of “Snakes on a Plane,” the 2006 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson that veered between humor and horror and became an Internet sensation even before its release, died here on Monday. He was 60.