Famous Deaths in December 2013

  • Dec 1 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66

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Dec 5 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), dies of a lung infection at 95

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Dec 5 Colin Wilson, English writer, dies at 82
  • Dec 6 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 8 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 96
  • Dec 8 Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70
  • Dec 9 Eleanor Parker, American actress, dies from pneumonia at 91
  • Dec 10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, dies at 83
  • Dec 10 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress, dies at 79
  • Dec 11 Nadir Afonso, Portuguese artist, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer, dies from a lung infection at 84
  • Dec 12 Audrey Totter, American actress, dies from a stroke at 95
  • Dec 14 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor, dies at 81

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Dec 15 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, dies of natural causes at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • Dec 16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • Dec 21 Eli Beeding, American Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, dies at 85
  • Dec 21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 22 Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67
  • Dec 23 Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor, dies at 94
  • Dec 23 Yusef Lateef, jazz composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 25 Mike Hegan, American baseball player, dies from heart failure at 71
  • Dec 26 Paul Blair, American baseball player, dies at 69
  • Dec 29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81
  • Dec 31 James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68