Top 10 Famous Actors Who Died in 2013

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The year 2013 seemed to be disastrous for many fans following those actors and actresses who passed away in 2013. Even the Late actors and actress were not expecting their last movie or TV programs in the year 2013. Some of them from the entertainment and funny world included actors like James Gandolfini, the famous Paul Walker, Peter O’Toole, Jane Kean, Jean Stapleton, Bonnie Franklin, Richard Griffiths, Annette Funicello, Farooq Sheikh, Cory Monteith, Frank Thornton, Lee Thompson Young, Conrad Bain, Pran. These were some of the famous personalities who are no more today. RIP for all of them. The top ten famous actors who died in 2013 are detailed as-

10. Conrad Bain


Conrad Bain was born in the year Feb, 1923 and unfortunately died in the year Jan, 2013. He played a lead role in the famous television program Different Stoke and Maude. The reason for his death was none other than the natural illness at old age of 89. He became a star in his middle age and acted as stage actor including Candide, Advise and Consent, Uncle Vanya, An Enemy of the People, and On Borrowed Time. He also acted in many films like Lovers and Other Strangers and Woody Allen’s Bananas. He was nominated three times for his popular TV program Different Strokes.

9. Farooq Sheikh


Farooq Sheikh was born in the year March, 1948 and unfortunately died in the year Dec, 2013. He was a famous Indian Actor from 1977 to 1989 and a popular TV presenter from 1988 to 2002 and after that he again gave some contribution to the Indian Cinema. He won the National Film Award for best supporting actor for Lahore in the year 2010. The main reason for his death was Cardiac arrest. His famous TV show was “ Jeena Isi Ka Nam Hai ”. He also played a lead role in many hit movies like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Noorie, Chashme Buddoor (1981), Umrao Jaan, Bazaar, Saath Saath, Rang Birangi, Kissi Se Na Kehna and Biwi Ho To Aisi. His last film was Club 60 in the year 2013.

8. Lee Thompson Young


Lee Thompson Young was born in the year Feb, 1984 and died at a very small age of 29 in the year August, 2013. He committed suicide by shooting himself with a gun. But after that it was found that the victim was suffering from Bipolar disorder and depression. His career included the last role before death in TV series of Rizzoli & Isles. He played a lead role in “The Famous Jett Jackson” series and also acted in a movie named as Friday Night Lights.

7. Frank Thornton


Frank Thornton was born in the year Jan, 1921 and died in the year March 2013 at the age of 92 peacefully due to natural cause of death at this old age. He was a British actor and played the role of Captain Peacock in the long running and most popular series “Are You Being Served?” from 1972 to 1985 and “Are You Being Served Again?” also known as Grace and Favour from 1992 to 1993. He also acted in the series Last of Summer Wine. He also did some movies but he became famous after the comedy in British Television. He was also nominated for Oliver Award.

6. Pran Sikhand


Pran Krishan Sikand was born in the year Feb, 1920 and died in the year July 2013. He was also known as “ Mononym”. The level of difficulty and hard work required to act as a positive character as well as the negative character is same. Pran was specialized as a villain actor for fifty long years from 1940 to 1990. He acted in more than 350 films mentioning some of them with his best performance like Khandaan, Pilpili Sahib, Halaku, Madhumati, Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai, Upkar, Shaheed, Ram Aur Shyam, Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool, Johny Mera Naam, Victoria No. 203, Be-Imaan, Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony. He was awarded as the Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972 and the Lifetime Achievement Award (1997). He was then awarded as the Villain of the Millennium by Stardust in 2000. Finally with the most important award by the Government of India with the Padma Bhushan Award (2001) and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2013). The main reason of his death was normal illness due to old age of 93.

5. Richard Griffiths


Richard Griffiths was born in the year July, 1947 and unfortunately died in the year March, 2013. He was a very famous and a versatile actor who won many awards like Tony Award for the play “The History Boys” and many other awards like Laurence Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for featured actor. The main reason for his death was some surgical complications during heart surgery. He also played the role of Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter series. HE worked not only in movies but also many TV programs. He was one of the finest actors in a play which was proved by Drama Desk Award.

4. James Gandolfini


James Joseph Gandolfini was born in the year Sept, 1961 and died in the year June 2013 at the age of 51. The main cause for his death was heart attack. He was expecting for an award at Taormina Film Fest on June 22 but unfortunately destiny took away his life two days earlier. He played a role of American Mafia Crime Boss as Tony Soprano in the series The Sopranos, award winning series casted on HBO. He won three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Golden Globe Awards for the Best Actor in Drama “The Soprano”. He also acted in “True Romance”, “Get Shortly” as stuntman.

3. Cory Monteith


Cory Allan Michael Monteith was born in the year May, 1982 and died at a very young age of 31 in the year July 2013. The reason for his death was unexpected i.e. due to overdose of Heroin and Alcohol. He was a Canadian actor and also a musician. He played an important role of Finn Hudson in the “Glee” series casted on Fox channel. His song “Can’t Fight This Feeling” made him into the fame which helped him to work in the “Glee” series making him popular in his career. He also acted in films like “Monte Carlo” and “Sisters and Brothers”.

2. Peter O’Toole


Peter Seamus O’Toole, a British-Irish actor was born in the year Aug, 1932 and died at the age of 81 in the year Dec 2013. The main cause of his death was long term illness at this old age of 81. Initially he worked in theater at Bristol Old Vic as Shakespearean and also with “The English Stage Company”. After that he made his debut in 1959 and became famous from the film “Lawrence of Arabia” and also nominated for Academy award for this film. He also won Honorary Academy Award in the year 2003. He was also nominated for Oscar seven times for his film Becket, The Lion in Winter, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Ruling Class, The Stunt Man, My Favorite Year and Venus. But unfortunately, he never won any of the mentioned Oscar awards. Rather, he won four Golden Globes, an Emmy award and one BAFTA award.

1. Paul Walker


Paul William Walker was born in the year Sept, 1973 and at a very young age of 40 he passed away in the year Nov, 2013. He was a fashion model and the most demanding personality in current time space. He was the founder of Reach out Worldwide. A drastic accident by the Porsche Carr era GT was the main cause of his death. He started his career in the year 1985 with few Television shows but actual popularity was achieved in the year 1999 from the film Varsity Blues and thereafter his life totally changed and he became a superstar as Brian O’ Corner from his most successful and popular series “The Fast and the Furious”. He also played a lead role in many other films like Joy Ride, Into the Blue, Timeline, The Flags of Fathers and many more. Definitely be missing him in Fast and Furious- 7 at many cars racing event in the movie.

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