Deaths in Film & Television in 2013

  • Jan 2 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89
  • Jan 3 Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
  • Jan 4 Tony Lip, American actor, dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), dies from natural causes at 89
  • Jan 15 Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
  • Jan 21 Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • Jan 22 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
  • Feb 1 Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Feb 17 Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
  • Feb 18 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tokyo), dies at 83
  • Feb 27 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), dies at 89
  • Mar 1 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Mar 13 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • Mar 16 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92
  • Mar 19 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • Mar 26 Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • Mar 28 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • Apr 2 Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • Apr 2 Milo O'Shea, Irish character actor (Barbarella, Staircase and Mass Appeal, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • Apr 4 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Apr 12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • Apr 13 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 71
  • Apr 15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor, dies at 66
  • Apr 17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • Apr 19 Allan Arbus, American actor, dies from heart failure at 95
  • Apr 19 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), dies at 78
  • Apr 19 Alan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95
  • Apr 20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Apr 25 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88
  • May 8 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • May 8 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), dies at 84
  • May 18 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • May 27 Bill Pertwee, British actor (Dad's Army), dies at 86
  • May 29 Françoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • May 31 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • May 31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85
  • Jun 6 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), dies from natural causes at 91

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

Jun 19 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • Jun 21 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies from heart failure at 93
  • Jun 23 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87
  • Jul 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93

Person of interestCory Monteith

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 19 Poncie Ponse, American actor, dies from heart failure at 80
  • Jul 19 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), dies at 80

  • Jul 22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • Jul 25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • Jul 28 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • Jul 31 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), dies at 91
  • Aug 8 Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • Aug 14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • Aug 24 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), heart failure at 87
  • Aug 31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Sep 1 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Sep 2 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), dies at 87
  • Sep 18 Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • Sep 27 Jay Robinson, American actor, dies at 83
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 10 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94
  • Oct 12 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, dies at 76
  • Oct 16 Ed Lauter, American actor, dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • Oct 18 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 25 Marcia Wallace, American actress, dies from pneumonia at 70
  • Oct 25 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), dies at 85
  • Nov 11 George Reinholt, American actor, dies at 73
  • Nov 13 Barbara Lawrence, American actress, dies at 83
  • Nov 26 Tony Musante, American actor, dies from complications following surgery at 77
  • Nov 27 Lewis Collins, British actor, dies from cancer at 67

Person of interestPaul Walker

Nov 30 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

  • Nov 30 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), dies from complications from a fall at 92
  • Dec 7 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles), dies a respiratory insufficiency at 85
  • Dec 8 Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70
  • Dec 9 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • Dec 10 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress, dies at 79
  • Dec 12 Audrey Totter, American actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up, The Unsuspected), dies from a stroke at 95
  • Dec 14 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor, dies at 81

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

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

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • Dec 31 John Fortune [John C. Wood], English satirist and comedian (Bremner, Bird and Fortune), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68