Singer Patti Page performs at the Cerritos, Calif., Center for the Performing Arts in November 1998. Page died Jan. 1, in Encinitas, Calif., at 85.
St. Louis Cardinals legend and baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial compiled an average of .331, 3,630 hits and 475 home runs over a 22-year career. Musial died Jan. 19, 2013 at the age of 92.
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks on the opening day of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on Aug. 30, 2004. He died Feb. 1 at age 88.
Multi-platinum selling country music singer Mindy McCready performs in 1996. McCready died Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 37. (Marc Morrison-Wulffraat/MCT)
C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation's surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died.
The renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn has died. He was 78.
"Harry Potter" star Richard Griffiths, playing a psychiatrist, performs in the revival of "Equus," Peter Shaffer's classic play. The English actor of stage, film and television died March 28 at age 65.
Phil Ramone, the pop producer behind such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, died March 30. He was 82.
Roger Ebert attends the IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on March 22, 2003. The Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times died April 4. He was 70 years old. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivers remarks on the South Lawn of the White House after meeting with former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in June 1987 in Washington, D.C. She died April 8 at age 87. (Linda D. Epstein/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, died April 8 at the age of 70.
Jonathan Winters has died at age 87
Pat Summerall dead at 82
An American musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing, George Jones died April 26 at the age of 81.
Psychologist, columnist and television and film personality Joyce Brothers died May 13, 2013 at the age of 85.
Actress Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker on the 1970s sitcom 'All in the Family,' has died at age 90.
James Gandolfini, in one of his final film roles, gets to know Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character in the romantic comedy "Enough Said." Gandolfini died June 19 at age 51.
Author and screenwriter Richard Matheson was know for writing the book I am Legend , the film Duel and episodes of the Sci-Fi classic TV show The Twilight Zone . He died on June 24, 2013 at the age of 87.
Jane Lynch honors Cory Monteith at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Monteith died July 13 at age 31 of a heroin and alcohol overdose.(Robert Gauthier/MCT)
Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92, sources told CNN Saturday.
Actor Dennis Farina channeled his experiences as a Chicago cop into a varied and distinguished TV and film career where he often played characters on the wrong side of the law. Farina died July 22. He was 69.
Kidd Kraddick, host of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning syndicated radio show, poses at his studio in Las Colinas, Texas, Texas. Kraddick died July 27 while attending a charity event in New Orleans. He was 53. (Rodger Mallison/MCT)
Author Elmore Leonard on May 24, 2007 at Book Soup in Los Angeles, California. Leonard died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
David Frost headshot, television host (file photo)
Author and historian Tom Clancy was best known for his detailed military and espionage thrillers. He died Oct. 1 at age 66.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter has died
Lou Reed performs in 2001. Reed, best known as a singer, songwriter and vocalist for the Velvet Underground, also had an extensive solo career. He died Oct. 27 at age 71. (Bob Larson/MCT)
Paul Walker, star of 'The Fast & the Furious' movies died Saturday in a car crash.
Nelson Mandela dances with Coretta Scott King (right) after he was elected president in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1994. Mandela, a symbol of hope and freedom for many, died Dec. 5 at age 95.
British-Irish actor Peter O'Toole is seen backstage at the 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003. O'Toole died Dec. 14 at age 81.