Hollywood gave its last farewell to many iconic legends and young celebrities this year. Here are the names of the famous people who died in 2014 so far:
1. Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. She was known for appearing many Humphrey Bogart films.
2. Robin Williams
Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014 at the age of 63. His first work as an actor was in a TV series Mork & Mindy. He was famous for being a great comedian and for playing a diverse collection of characters as evidenced by such movies as Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Patch Adams, Dead Poets Society and The Final Cut.
3. Michael Johns
An American Idol Season 7 finalist, Johns passed away on August 2014 at the age of 35. He released an album titled Hold Back My Heart, which sold 20,000 copies.
4. James Garner
Last July 2014, at the age of 86, James Garner passed away. He was known for having starred in a number of television series for the past five decades with Maverick and The Rockford Files being the most popular. The actor also starred in several films, one of which was The Notebook.
5. Elaine Stritch
TV and Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch, died on June 17, 2014 at the age of 89. She was known best in pop culture as the 30’s Rock mom of Alec Baldwin.
6. Tommy Ramone
Tommy Ramone of the “The Ramones” died in July this year. He was the drummer of the band.
7. Meshach Taylor
Former star of “Designing Women”, Taylor died due to cancer at the age of 67, last June 2014.
8. Caleb Bankston
“Survivor: Blood vs. Water” contestant, Caleb Bankston, died on June 2014 due to a railway accident. He was 26.
9. Casey Kasem
The host of “America’s Top 40” and legendary voice actor, died on June 15, 2014. He is most known for voicing “Shaggy” in Scooby Doo since 1969 until 1997 and then went back to doing it again in 2002 – 2009.
10. Ruby Dee
Last June 11, 2014, actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee passed away due to natural death causes.
11. Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall, a British comedy legend, died on June 9 in his native homeland. He appeared in such sitcoms as The Young Ones, The New Statesman and Blackadder.
12. Bob Hoskins
Due to pneumonia, Bob Hoskins passed away in April 2014. He has appeared in such films as Mona Lisa, The Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mermaids. His final acting stint was in Snow White and the Huntsman.
13. Peaches Geldof
The daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof, Peaches died at the age of 25. She was a known writer, socialite and model.
14. Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney died at his home in Hollywood last April 6, 2014. Considered by Laurence Oliver as the “greatest actor of them all”, Rooney was in the Audrey Hepburn film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and worked with Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet.
15. Sid Caesar
Comic legend, Sid Caesar, died on February 12 in Los Angeles at the age of 91. He appeared in such films as Grease, Grease 2, Silent Movie and History of the World Part I.
16. Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple passed away on February 10 at her home in San Francisco. She was 85. Temple was more known as the iconic child star in the 1930s and starred in such films as Heidi and Curly Top. As a singer, her signature song is, “On the Goodship Lollipop”.
17. Philip Seymour Hoffman
At the age of 46, Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent drug overdose on February 5 this year. The actor was known for portraying different roles, with the most recent being Plutarch Heavensbee in the Hunger Games franchise.
18. Russell Johnson
Best known as the Profession in the film “Giligan’s Island,” Russell Johnson died on January 16, 2014.
19. Larry D. Mann
The voice behind the animated Christmas movie “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” Larry D. Mann, died of natural death last January 6, 2014 at the age of 91.
20. Juanita Moore
Juanita Moore, an iconic actress and an Academy Award nominee, died January 1, 2014 at the age of 99.