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Notable Deaths

One of the most somber aspects of reflecting on a year gone by is noting the deaths of individuals who somehow touched the lives of a great number of people through their work, art, or a combination thereof. The following is a list of just a few of the people whose deaths made headlines in 2013 and put their contributions in the spotlight once again.

Bobby “Blue” Bland, Blues and Soul Singer
J.J. Cale, Songwriter and Guitarist
Tom Clancy, Author
Jack Clement, Country Music Singer and Producer
Ray Dolby, Inventor of Dolby Noise Reduction system
George Duke, Jazz Pianist and Composer
Douglas C. Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse
Dennis Farina, Actor
David Frost, British Television Host/Political Journalist
James Gandolfini, Actor
Eydie Gorme, Singer
Jim Hall, Jazz Guitarist
David ‘Kidd’ Kraddick, Radio Personality and Host
Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
Marian McParland, Jazz Pianist and NPR Host
Cory Monteith, Actor
Peter O’ Toole, Actor
Frederick Pohl, Science Fiction Writer
Ray Price, Country Singer
Lou Reed, Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain
Helen Thomas, Journalist/White House Correspondent
Paul Walker, Actor
Slim Whitman, Country Singer and Songwriter
Hiroshi Yamauchi, Former President of Nintendo Co. Ltd.
Bill Young, U.S. Representative from Florida