Singer Patti Page performs at the Cerritos, Calif., Center for the Performing Arts in November 1998. Page died Jan. 1, in Encinitas, Calif., at 85. Page was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s.
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks on the opening day of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on Aug. 30, 2004. He died Feb. 1 at age 88.
Multi-platinum selling country music singer Mindy McCready performs in 1996. McCready died Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 37.
"Harry Potter" star Richard Griffiths, playing a psychiatrist, performs in the revival of "Equus," Peter Shaffer's classic play. The English actor of stage, film and television died March 28 at age 65.
Phil Ramone, the pop producer behind such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, died March 30. He was 82.
Roger Ebert attends the IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on March 22, 2003. The Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times died April 4. He was 70 years old.
Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV's "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the '60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of "beach" movies, died April 8. She was 70.
An American musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing, George Jones died April 26 at the age of 81.
James Gandolfini, in one of his final film roles, gets to know Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character in the romantic comedy "Enough Said." Gandolfini died June 19 at age 51.
Jane Lynch honors Cory Monteith at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Monteith died July 13 at age 31 of a heroin and alcohol overdose.
Actor Dennis Farina channeled his experiences as a Chicago cop into a varied and distinguished TV and film career where he often played characters on the wrong side of the law. Farina died July 22. He was 69.
Kidd Kraddick, host of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning syndicated radio show, poses at his studio in Las Colinas, Texas. Kraddick died July 27 while attending a charity event in New Orleans. He was 53.
Author and historian Tom Clancy was known for his detailed military and espionage thrillers. Clancy penned the Jack Ryan series, including "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger." He died Oct. 1 at age 66.
Lou Reed performs in 2001. Reed, best known as a singer, songwriter and vocalist for the Velvet Underground, also had an extensive solo career. He died Oct. 27 at age 71.
Fans gather around a memorial for actor Paul Walker on Dec. 2. Walker is best known for his roles in the "Fast and Furious" films. The memorial is at the site where Walker was killed in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Nov. 30. Walker was 40.
Nelson Mandela dances with Coretta Scott King (right) after he was elected president in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1994. Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary. Mandela, a symbol of hope for many, died Dec. 5 at age 95.
British-Irish actor Peter O'Toole is seen backstage at the 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003. O'Toole died Dec. 14 at age 81.