#THROWBACK2013 | Year in Review: People Who Left Us

10. Lee Thompson Young


Lee Thompson Young, who was best known for his role on the Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson,"  committed suicide in Los Angeles. He was 29.

9. JJ Cale


Influential musician JJ Cale, the singer-songwriter and producer known as the main architect of the Tulsa Sound, passed away at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California.  The influential guitarist was known for hits such as After Midnight by Eric Clapton and Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Cale, 74, won a Grammy in 2008 for "The Road to Escondido," which he recorded with singer-songwriter Eric Clapton.

8. Jorge Rafael Videla
Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died at age 87. Videla was serving life imprisonment for human rights violations, including kidnap, torture and murder, during what the dictatorship called “the Dirty War” against opponents. He was the first president to head the military junta that "disappeared" thousands of suspected leftists from 1976 to 1983, and he spent his final years behind bars for human rights crimes including the systematic theft of babies born to political prisoners in secret torture centers.

7. Roger Ebert


Legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away on April 4 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 70. Ebert reviewed films for the Chicago Sun Times for 46 years, but was perhaps best know for the 31 years he spent reviewing films on TV. The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

6. Lou Reed


Rock and roll icon Lou Reed died on Oct. 27 at the age of 71 following complications from a liver transplant earlier this year. In addition to his well-known solo hits, like “Take A Walk on the Wild Side,” Reed was the driving force behind influential rock band The Velvet Underground.

5. Cory Monteith


The world was shocked when news broke that the 31-year-old “Glee” star was found dead in his Vancouver, B.C. hotel room.  The British Columbia Coroners Office ruled that the Alberta native died of mixed drug toxicity from heroin and alcohol, and that his death was accidental.

4. Margaret Thatcher 

The former British Prime Minister died on April 8 at the age of 87, after a stroke. Margaret Thatcher, known as the “Iron Lady,” was the first and only female to serve as prime minister in the U.K.

3. Hugo Chavez


The president of Venezuela died of a heart attack on March 5 at the age of 58, after two years of battling cancer. Politicians around the world offered their condolences for Chavez, who was notorious for denouncing capitalism.

2. Paul Walker


Actor Paul Walker died after being in a car accident on Nov. 30. Walker was best known for his role in the 'Fast and the Furious' film franchise. He was 40.

1. Nelson Mandela


The former South African president and freedom fighter passed away on Dec. 5, 2013 after a long battle with a lung infection. The outpouring of grief for Mandela has been massive, and millions are expected to attend and watch his funeral on Dec. 15.

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