1. Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013)

Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013)

2. Paul Walker (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013)

Paul Walker (September 12, 1973 - November 30, 2013)

Paul Walker died in a fatal car crash in Southern California

3. Robert F. Chew of “The Wire” (December 28, 1960 – January 17, 2013)

Robert F. Chew of "The Wire" (December 28, 1960 - January 17, 2013)

Robert F. Chew died after suffering a heart attack.

4. Jerry Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013)

Jerry Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013)

Buss battled with cancer a year before he passed away.

5. Cleotha Staples (April 11, 1934 – February 21, 2013)

Cleotha Staples (April 11, 1934 - February 21, 2013)

Staples suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the past decade.

6. Tim Dog (January 1, 1967 – February 14, 2013)

Tim Dog (January 1, 1967 – February 14, 2013)

Tim Dog battled with diabetes for years before passing away in 2013.

7. Bobby Rogers of The Miracles ((February 19, 1940 – March 3, 2013)

Bobby Rogers of The Miracles ((February 19, 1940 – March 3, 2013)

Rogers died from complications with diabetes.

8. Marva Whitney (May 1, 1944 – December 22, 2012)

Marva Whitney (May 1, 1944 – December 22, 2012)

Whitney died from complications of pneumonia at her home.

9. Ed Koch (December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013)

Ed Koch (December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013)

Koch passed away from heart failure in 2013.

10. Freddy E. (January 1, 1991 — January 5. 2013)

Freddy E. (January 1, 1991 -- January 5. 2013)

The young rapper committed suicide in early 2013.

11. Donald Byrd (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013)

Donald Byrd (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013)

Legendary jazz trumpeter died at age 80.

12. Damon Harris of The Temptations (July 17, 1950 – February 18, 2013)

Damon Harris of The Temptations (July 17, 1950 – February 18, 2013)

Legendary singer died at a Baltimore hospice February 18, 2013 of prostate cancer. He was 62.

13. Richard Street of The Temptations (October 5, 1942 – February 27, 2013)

Richard Street of The Temptations (October 5, 1942 – February 27, 2013)

Street died in Las Vegas, Nevada of a pulmonary embolism. His death occurred nine days after fellow former Temptation Damon Harris’s passing.

14. Rapper Capital Steez

Rapper Capital Steez

Up-and-coming rapper took his own life on Christmas Eve 2012. He was 19.

15. Lou Myers (September 26, 1935 – February 19, 2013)

Lou Myers (September 26, 1935 – February 19, 2013)

Myers died of pneumonia which he had been battling for several months.

16. Rapper Magic (August 16, 1975 – March 1, 2013)

Rapper Magic (August 16, 1975 – March 1, 2013)

He and his wife were killed in a car crash.

17. Omar Henry (February 8, 1987 – February 1, 2013)

Omar Henry (February 8, 1987 – February 1, 2013)

Henry passed away from gall bladder cancer.

18. Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013)

Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013)

The famous film critic died due to complications from Thyroid Cancer.

19. Chris Kelly ((August 11, 1978–May 1, 2013)

Chris Kelly ((August 11, 1978–May 1, 2013)

The former member of Kriss Kross died of an apparent drug overdose. He was 34 years old.

20. Lil Snupe (June 13, 1995-June 20, 2013)

Lil Snupe (June 13, 1995-June 20, 2013)

Meek Mill’s protege, Lil Snupe, was shot and killed on June 20.

21. James Gandolfini (September 18, 1961- June 19, 2013)

James Gandolfini (September 18, 1961- June 19, 2013)

James Gandolfini died of a myocardial infarction, a heart attack that occurs when blood flow to your heart is blocked, on June 19.

22. Bobby “Blue” Bland (January 27, 1930-June 23, 2013)

Bobby "Blue" Bland (January 27, 1930-June 23, 2013)

Bland died from complications of an unknown illness.

23. Lee Thompson Young (February 1, 1984 – August 19, 2013)

Lee Thompson Young (February 1, 1984 – August 19, 2013)

24. Ken Norton (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013)

Ken Norton (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013)

25. Paul Oliver (March 30, 1984 – September 24, 2013)

Paul Oliver (March 30, 1984 – September 24, 2013)

26. Tom Clancy (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013)

Tom Clancy (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013)
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