Global notable deaths of 2013
From Hollywood stars and influential writers, to the passing of a world statesman - spend a few minutes watching our annual look back at global lives lost from the past 12 months.Continue reading the main story
A more extensive look at UK lives lost will be published on 31 December 2013
A look at UK figures who died was published on 31 December 2013, and can be found here.
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Charles Pollock image courtesy Fred R Conrad/NYT/Redux/eyevine.
Music by Blue Oyster Cult, Patti Page, Lou Reed, The Spinners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and KPM Music.
Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 30 December 2013.