Some celebrities who died in 2013 are Nelson Mandela, James Gandolfini, Lou Reed, Corey Monteith and Paul Walker. Some others are Mindy McCready, Margaret Thatcher, Annette Funicello, George Jones and Roger Ebert.
Nelson Mandela died of an infection on December 5 at the age of 95. The former South African president was a champion of civil rights and philanthropy, and his story of triumph after spending 27 years as a political prisoner continues to inspire people around the world. Actor James Gandolfini, known for his role in HBO's long-running series "The Sopranos," died June 19th of a heart attack. Noted musician Lou Reed passed away October 27 due to liver problems. "Glee" actor Corey Monteith died of an overdose on July 13.
Actor Paul Walker of "The Fast and The Furious" movie franchise died in a car accident on November 30. Country star Mindy McCready died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher passed away from a stroke on April 8. Actress and former Mousketeer Annette Funicello died on April 8 due to complications of multiple sclerosis.
Country singer George Jones died on April 26 from respiratory failure. Famous film critic Roger Ebert passed away April 4 after battling cancer for eleven years.