Nelson Mandela Highlights 2013 List Of Notable Deaths

(Undated) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela highlights a list of notable deaths in 2013. Mandela was jailed for 27 years before the civil rights icon was elected his country's first black president. Mandela was 95.
Actor Paul Walker gained fame in the hugely successful "Fast & Furious" movie franchise. Walker died in a Southern California car accident at the age of 40.
Veteran Actor Peter O'Toole passed away in mid December at the age of 81 after a long illness. He is perhaps best known for portraying T.E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia."
British biochemist Frederick Sanger was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in chemistry. Sanger was 95.
British writer Doris Lessing was best known for "The Golden Notebook." When she was 88, she won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Lessing died at age 94.
Pioneer punk rocker Lou Reed led the New York band the Velvet Underground, but was best known as a solo artist for his hit "Walk on the Wild Side." Reed was 71.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter was the second American to orbit the earth. Carpenter was 88.
Famed author Tom Clancy penned 17 bestsellers including "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games." Clancy was 66.
Former heavyweight boxing champ Ken Norton Sr. once beat the great Muhammad Ali. Norton was 70.
Engineer Ray Dolby revolutionized noise-reduction and surround-sound. Dolby was 80.
British TV talk show host David Frost was best known for his combative interview with former President Richard Nixon. Frost was 74.
Singer Eydie Gorme gained fame with her husband Steve Lawrence as part of the duo Steve and Eydie. Gorme was 84.
Guitarist J.J. Cale wrote songs made famous by Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd. His credits include "After Midnight," "Cocaine" and "Call Me The Breeze." Cale was 74.
News reporter Helen Thomas was a fixture of the White House press corps for five decades. Thomas was 92.
Actor Cory Monteith rose to fame on the TV series "Glee." Monteith died of an overdose at 31.
Actor James Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his role as a mob boss on HBO's "The Sopranos." Gandolfini was 51.
Hall of Fame NFL player David "Deacon" Jones was one of the Los Angeles Rams' "Fearsome Foursome." Jones was 74.
Actress Jean Stapleton was known to millions as Archie Bunker's loving wife Edith on TV's "All in the Family." Stapleton was 90.
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek was a founding member of the rock band The Doors. Manzarek was 74.
TV psychologist Joyce Brothers gained widespread fame in the '70s. Brothers was 85.
Singer George Jones had 14 number one country hits during his storied career. Jones was 81.
Folk singer Richie Havens rose to prominence at Woodstock with his performance of "Freedom/Motherless Child." Havens was 72.
Sportscaster Pat Summerall teamed with John Madden to broadcast NFL games for more than two decades. Summerall was 82.
Comedian Jonathan Winters made Americans laugh on TV and in the film "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World." Winters was 87.
Politician Margaret Thatcher was the only woman to serve as Britain's Prime Minister. "The Iron Lady" was 87.
Actress Annette Funicello was one of the original Disney Mouseketeers who later starred in a string of popular "beach" movies. Funicello was 70.
Film Critic Roger Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize winner who gained widespread fame on television. Ebert succumbed to cancer at the age of 70.
Record producer Phil Ramone made great music with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel and many others. Ramone was 79.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez focused on implementing socialist reforms in his country. Chavez died following a long illness at the age of 58.
Dr. C. Everett Koop served as Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan. Koop was 96.
Jerry Buss was a self-made millionaire who became famous as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. Buss was 80.
Flamboyant politician Ed Koch served three terms as New York City's mayor. Koch was 88.
Baseball Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial won seven batting titles and three MVP awards. Musial was 92.