Notable deaths of 2014
In this March 2, 2011, file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney waves on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to testifying about elder abuse, before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died April 6, 2014. He was 93.
In this Jan. 5, 1942, file photo, Mickey Rooney, 21, Movieland's No. 1 box office star, and Ava Gardner, 19, of Wilson, N.C., pose together in Santa Barbara, Calif., shortly after the couple applied for a marriage license. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, died April 6, 2014. He was 93.
In this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo, Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died Feb. 10, 2014. She was 85.
This undated file photo shows six-year-old Shirley Temple as she appears in her first featured role in the 1934 musical "Stand Up and Cheer" with James Dunn. Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died Feb. 10, 2014. She was 85.
In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, poet Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington. Angelou, author and poet who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page died May 28, 2014. She was 86.
This Oct. 5, 2009, file photo shows Joan Rivers posing as she presents "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers" during the 25th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81.
This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63.
In this Jan. 9, 2007, file photo, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino points during his State of the City address in Boston. Menino, who was diagnosed with cancer a month after leaving office in 2013, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Boston. He was 71.
This March 7, 2010, file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart's partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89.
This March 30, 2011, file photo shows former White House press secretary James Brady, who was left paralyzed in the Reagan assassination attempt, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington marking the 30th anniversary of the shooting. Brady died Aug. 4, 2014. He was 73.
In this May 16, 2004, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pauses during a news conference in his Jerusalem office regarding education reform. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago.
In this Dec. 16, 2008, file photo, American physicist, and Nobel laureate Martin L. Perl, speaks at a Science Conclave at the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Allahabad, India. Standford University said Perl, who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. He was 87.
In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis laughs as he walks the red carpet to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in Chicago. Ramis died Feb. 24, 2014. He was 69. Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."
In an undated file photo, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis, right, appear in a scene from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters." Harold Ramis died early Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Chicago from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease, according Fred Toczek , an attorney for Ramis. He was 69.
In this Jan. 19, 2014, file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.
In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was 82.
In this June 10, 2012, file photo, Director Mike Nichols arrives at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Mike Nichols, presented at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Nichols died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83.
In this May 5, 2006, file photo, Pete Seeger talks during an interview in Beacon, N.Y. The banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the age of 94.
In this Sept, 28, 2010, file photo, Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw poses for a photograph during the Run Run Shaw prize presentation ceremony in Hong Kong. Pioneering Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw died Jan. 5, 2014. He was 107. No cause of death was given in a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which Shaw helped found in 1967.
In this Sept. 24, 2005, file photo former British Labour party politician Tony Benn poses for a photo during a rally in Hyde Park, London. Benn, a committed British socialist who irritated, fascinated and bored, Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than leave the House of Commons, has died. He was 88. His family said in a statement that Benn died peacefully at his home in west London on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was 88.
This undated file photo, shows Indian Bollywood actress Suchitra Sen in Kolkata, India. Sen, India's legendary actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali language and Bollywood films, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 after a cardiac arrest, her daughter said. She was 82.
This Oct. 2, 2002, file photo shows Amiri Baraka, New Jersey's poet laureate during a ceremony at the Newark Public Library in Newark, N.J. Baraka, a Beat poet, black nationalist and Marxist revolutionary known for his blues-based, fist-shaking manifestos, died, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J., at age 79.