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Jan 06 2014

Notable deaths of 2013

The Los Angeles Times has a list of the deaths of well-known people in 2013. Some of them I had heard about and some were of people I did not know at all. But some were of people whose reports of their passing somehow slipped by me and whose deaths I would have noted if I had been aware.

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  1. 1
    Al Dente

    Some people I’d heard of and some people I had no idea existed. Some people whose passing I regret and others I’m glad to see gone. Memento mori

  2. 2
    moarscienceplz

    117 clicks to get to the end of the list? Ugh, no thanks.

  3. 3
    Rob Grigjanis

    @2: It’s only about 7 or 8 clicks; a bunch of pics at once, and cursor over to see the name.

  4. 4
    moarscienceplz

    Thanks Rob!

    So ol’ Harold Camping died without seeing the Apocalypse. I’m gonna miss his hilarious billboards around the Bay Area.

  5. 5
    Nick Gotts

    A clear majority I’d never heard of! No mention of Iain (M.) Banks, 59, the “notable death” I was most sorry about.

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    DonDueed

    The Boston Globe has a similar gallery each year. Here’s the one for 2013:
    http://www.boston.com/news/obituaries/notable-deaths/PvjOap420uZLf9JNMyzhZM/gallery.html

    Many of the big names are common to both lists, of course, but the differences can be interesting. They aren’t all due to local interest (i.e. Bostonians vs. Angelinos).

    I didn’t realize that J. J. Cale had died. He made both lists.

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