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  • In this May 5, 1977 file photo, David Frost speaks at a news conference about the telecast of the Nixon-Frost interview in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frost, a veteran broadcaster who won fame around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon, died Aug. 31, 2013. He was 74.

      In this May 5, 1977 file photo, David Frost speaks at a news conference about the telecast of the Nixon-Frost interview in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frost, a veteran broadcaster who won fame around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon, died Aug. 31, 2013. He was 74.
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  • This Jan. 2009 file photo shows film critic and author Roger Ebert, recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award, at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles. Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time, died April 4, 2013. He was 70.

      This Jan. 2009 file photo shows film critic and author Roger Ebert, recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award, at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles. Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time, died April 4, 2013. He was 70.
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  • This June 15, 2007 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows convicted killer Richard Ramirez in San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, Calif. Ramirez died June 7, 2013 at age 53 of complications from B-cell lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, according to the Marin County coroner's office.

      This June 15, 2007 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows convicted killer Richard Ramirez in San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, Calif. Ramirez died June 7, 2013 at age 53 of complications from B-cell lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, according to the Marin County coroner's office.
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  • This undated file photo shows country singer Slim Whitman. Whitman died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 of heart failure in Florida. He was 90.

      This undated file photo shows country singer Slim Whitman. Whitman died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 of heart failure in Florida. He was 90.
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  • This Sept. 17, 2012 file photo shows author Elmore Leonard at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, the crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them, died Aug. 20, 2013 from complications from a stroke. He was 87.

      This Sept. 17, 2012 file photo shows author Elmore Leonard at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, the crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them, died Aug. 20, 2013 from complications from a stroke. He was 87.
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  • In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop testifies in Concord, N.H. Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, died Feb. 25, 2013. He was 96.

      In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop testifies in Concord, N.H. Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, died Feb. 25, 2013. He was 96.
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  • In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at age 89.

      In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at age 89.
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  • This 1980 file photo shows British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London. Thatcher died of a stroke Monday morning, April 8, 2013. She was 87.

      This 1980 file photo shows British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London. Thatcher died of a stroke Monday morning, April 8, 2013. She was 87.
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  • In this Feb. 4, 1998 file photo, writer Tom Clancy sits in his home in Calvert County, Md. Clancy, the best-selling author of more than 25 fiction and nonfiction books for the Penguin Group, died on Oct. 1, 2013 in Baltimore. He was 66.

      In this Feb. 4, 1998 file photo, writer Tom Clancy sits in his home in Calvert County, Md. Clancy, the best-selling author of more than 25 fiction and nonfiction books for the Penguin Group, died on Oct. 1, 2013 in Baltimore. He was 66.
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  • In this Nov. 1, 2000 file photo, actress Jean Stapleton smiles during a news conference at Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, N.Y. Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's wife, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV's groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," died May 31, 2013. She was 90.

      In this Nov. 1, 2000 file photo, actress Jean Stapleton smiles during a news conference at Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, N.Y. Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's wife, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV's groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," died May 31, 2013. She was 90.
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  • In this June 5, 2004 file photo, singer-songwriter J.J. Cale plays during the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas. Cale, whose best-known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," died July 26, 2013. He was 74.

      In this June 5, 2004 file photo, singer-songwriter J.J. Cale plays during the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas. Cale, whose best-known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," died July 26, 2013. He was 74.
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  • In this April 18, 2007, file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch listens during the 9th annual National Action Network convention in New York. Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. He was 88.

      In this April 18, 2007, file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch listens during the 9th annual National Action Network convention in New York. Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. He was 88.
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  • This 1963 file photo shows David "Deacon" Jones. Jones, a Hall of Fame American football defensive end credited with terming the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, died June 3, 2013. He was 74.

      This 1963 file photo shows David "Deacon" Jones. Jones, a Hall of Fame American football defensive end credited with terming the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, died June 3, 2013. He was 74.
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  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1979 file photo, manager Earl Weaver speaks to reporters outside the Baltimore Orioles' dugout just before the second game of World Series against Pittsburgh Pirates in Baltimore. Weaver, the Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles died Jan. 19, 2013. He was 82.

      In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1979 file photo, manager Earl Weaver speaks to reporters outside the Baltimore Orioles' dugout just before the second game of World Series against Pittsburgh Pirates in Baltimore. Weaver, the Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles died Jan. 19, 2013. He was 82.
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  • In this March 26, 1967 file photo, astronaut Scott Carpenter poses with model of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. plant in Bethpage, N.Y. Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 after a stroke. He was 88.

      In this March 26, 1967 file photo, astronaut Scott Carpenter poses with model of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. plant in Bethpage, N.Y. Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 after a stroke. He was 88.
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  • In this April 19, 1994, file photo, Pat Summerall, completing his 34th and final season with CBS, receives an award for lifetime achievement at the 1994 Sports Emmy Awards in New York. Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, died April 16, 2013. He was 82.

      In this April 19, 1994, file photo, Pat Summerall, completing his 34th and final season with CBS, receives an award for lifetime achievement at the 1994 Sports Emmy Awards in New York. Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, died April 16, 2013. He was 82.
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  • In this undated file photo, country singer Mindy McCready performs in Nashville, Tenn. McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was 37.

      In this undated file photo, country singer Mindy McCready performs in Nashville, Tenn. McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was 37.
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  • In this May 6, 1997 file photo, comedian Jonathan Winters poses at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87.

      In this May 6, 1997 file photo, comedian Jonathan Winters poses at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87.
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  • In this July 30, 2000 file photo, Lou Reed performs onstage at the open air "Live at Sunset" concert in Zurich, Switzerland. Reed, the punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Oct. 27, 2013. He was 71.

      In this July 30, 2000 file photo, Lou Reed performs onstage at the open air "Live at Sunset" concert in Zurich, Switzerland. Reed, the punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Oct. 27, 2013. He was 71.
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  • In this March 24, 1959 file photo, 16-year-old Annette Funicello poses with her Shaggy Dog doll, at Idlewild Airport in New York. Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Frankie Avalon, died April 8, 2013 at age 70.

      In this March 24, 1959 file photo, 16-year-old Annette Funicello poses with her Shaggy Dog doll, at Idlewild Airport in New York. Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Frankie Avalon, died April 8, 2013 at age 70.
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  • In this March 1958 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial, with bat in hand, poses for a photo during spring training baseball in Florida. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was 92.

      In this March 1958 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial, with bat in hand, poses for a photo during spring training baseball in Florida. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was 92.
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  • In this Dec. 7, 2005 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 87, smiles the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, Mandela died at the age of 95.

      In this Dec. 7, 2005 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 87, smiles the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, Mandela died at the age of 95.
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  • In this Aug. 18, 2011 file photo, Ray Manzarek performs during a tribute to the band Motley Crue to launch the 4th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif. Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, died May 20, 2013. He was 74.

      In this Aug. 18, 2011 file photo, Ray Manzarek performs during a tribute to the band Motley Crue to launch the 4th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif. Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, died May 20, 2013. He was 74.
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  • In this Oct. 16, 2007 file photo, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas smiles as she leaves the White House after attending a briefing. Thomas, the White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents, died July 20, 2013. She was 92.

      In this Oct. 16, 2007 file photo, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas smiles as she leaves the White House after attending a briefing. Thomas, the White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents, died July 20, 2013. She was 92.
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  • This Aug. 19, 2012 file photo shows actor Cory Monteith at the 2012 Do Something awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Monteith, who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee" but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, died July 13, 2013 after an overdose of heroin and alcohol. He was 31.

      This Aug. 19, 2012 file photo shows actor Cory Monteith at the 2012 Do Something awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Monteith, who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee" but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, died July 13, 2013 after an overdose of heroin and alcohol. He was 31.
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  • In this Jan. 23, 2002 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters during a government march commemorating the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez died March 5, 2013 at age 58.

      In this Jan. 23, 2002 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters during a government march commemorating the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez died March 5, 2013 at age 58.
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  • In this Jan. 10, 2007 file photo, George Jones poses for a photo in Nashville, Tenn. Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died April 26, 2013. He was 81.

      In this Jan. 10, 2007 file photo, George Jones poses for a photo in Nashville, Tenn. Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died April 26, 2013. He was 81.
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  • This 1987 file photo shows psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers. Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, died May 13, 2013.

      This 1987 file photo shows psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers. Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, died May 13, 2013.
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  • In this Sept. 10, 2000 file photo, actor James Gandolfini holds his award for outstanding lead in a drama series for his work in "The Sopranos" at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gandolfini died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51.

      In this Sept. 10, 2000 file photo, actor James Gandolfini holds his award for outstanding lead in a drama series for his work in "The Sopranos" at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gandolfini died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51.
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Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Roger Ebert were among the list of notable deaths for 2013. Here is a gallery of those we bade farewell to in 2013.

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