Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, July 13.The actor, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on "Glee," was 31 years old.Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her London home on November 17, her publisher said.The British author was best known for "The Golden Notebook," which is considered by many critics to be one of the most important feminist novels ever written.Here he appears in the 1974 film "Three the Hard Way."Bert Stern, a revolutionary advertising photographer in the 1960s who also made his mark with images of celebrities, died on June 25 at age 83.Possibly most memorably, he captured Marilyn Monroe six weeks before she died for a series later known as "The Last Sitting."Alan Myers, Devo's most well-known drummer, lost his battle with cancer on June 24. His song "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" was sampled on a Jay-Z album.British rocker Jackie Lomax, who recorded with legendary stars but whose own career always seemed a degree removed from fame, died on September 15 at the age of 69.
Lou Scheimer, a pioneer in Saturday morning television cartoons with hit shows such as "Superman," "Fat Albert" and "He-Man," died October 17 at 84, according to his biographer.Jeffrey Ian Pollack, left, who directed the popular 1990s films "Booty Call" and "Above the Rim" and produced "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," was found dead on December 23. Vizzini committed suicide, according to the New York City medical examiner's office, though the office did not immediately say how. Renowned psychic Sylvia Browne, a leader in the paranormal world who appeared regularly on television and radio and also wrote dozens of top-selling books, died November 20 in a northern California hospital, according to her website.She is pictured here with her granddaughter Angelia and son Christopher.Richard Matheson, an American science-fiction writer best known for his novel "I Am Legend," died June 23 at age 87.During a career that spanned more than 60 years, Matheson wrote more than 25 novels and nearly 100 short stories, plus screenplays for TV and film.