Celebrity Deaths in 2014
2014 has barely started, and already we've lost some beloved celebrities, both young and old.
In 2013, we saw many heartbreaking losses. MTV Buckwild star Shain Gandee died tragically in April at age 21. We mourned the loss of movie critic Roger Ebert when he succumbed to head and neck cancer that same month.
Our hearts broke when we heard the news of the death of Glee's Cory Monteith in July 2013, and again when Bachelor/Bachelor Pad star Gia Allemand lost her life that August. Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker's tragic car accident sent a shockwave through Hollywood in November, and the year ended with the death of beloved Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor James Avery. Sadly, many other losses were mourned over the course of the year.
As with 2013, those who leave us in 2014 will live on through their contributions to the world — like legendary child actress Shirley Temple, or Mae Young, who helped shape what professional wrestling is today. Russell Johnson, who helped make Gilligan's Island an essential part of the cultural canon, and groundbreaking folk musician Pete Seeger are also among the losses from this year.
Let’s take a moment to remember who we’ve lost this year — those who are gone, but not forgotten. And remember to hug your loved ones.