Actors who died in 2014 include Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple and Lauren Bacall. Other notable names include James Garner, Harold Ramis and Richard Attenborough.
Some of the actors who passed away in 2014 died tragically. Philip Seymour Hoffman died at the age of 46 of a drug overdose in February 2014. Hoffman had been sober for many years but relapsed into addiction prior to his death. Robin Williams committed suicide at age 63 in August after suffering from depression for many years. Williams was also suffering from Lewy body dementia at the time of his death.
Other actors who died in 2014 passed away after long lives due to failing health. Shirley Temple, a famed diplomat and former child actress, died at the age of 85 of natural causes. Lauren Bacall, a major movie star of the 1940s and 50s, died at the age of 90 due to a stroke. James Garner, known for his roles in movies such as "The Notebook" and "Space Cowboys," died of a heart attack at the age of 86. Harold Ramis, a screenwriter and actor who starred in "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes," died of vasculitis at the age of 69.