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Which celebrities died in 2014?

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Celebrities that died in 2014 include Robin Williams, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney. Then, there was also Joan Rivers, Richard Attenborough and Jan Hooks.

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Pronounced dead at his California home on Monday, August 11th, 2014, Robin Williams died due to an apparent suicide. A preliminary investigation done by the Marin County Sheriff's Office showed the cause of death to ultimately be asphyxia. Sixty-three years old at the time, Williams was known for his free-form comedy routines and lively impressions.

At 46 years old, Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. Hoffman won on Oscar in 2006 for his work as Truman Capote in the film "Capote."

On September 4th, 2014, Joan Rivers passed away after being rushed to the hospital because of complications from a throat procedure she was having done at the time. Known for her comedy and television personality, Rivers was 81 years old.

Richard Attenborough, an Oscar-winning director and actor, is perhaps best known for his roles in 1993's "Jurassic Park" and 1994's "Miracle on 34th Street." Attenborough, who earned the Academy Award for Best Director for the 1982 film "Gandhi," passed away at the age of 90.

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