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Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com
03/13/2013

See which celebrities died in 2014 - includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple and Harold Ramis.

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04/15/2014
Paul Walker, who died in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013, appears in a photo shared by co-star Vin Diesel on his Facebook page on Dec. 21, 2013. Diesel said Fast and Furious 7 will be released in 2015. - Provided courtesy of facebook.com/VinDiesel

Paul Walker's role as Brian O'Conner in "Fast & Furious 7" will be something of a family affair.

In a statement posted on the film's official Facebook page, it was announced that the late actor's brothers, Caleb and Cody, will help "fill in small gaps left in production" as stand-ins for Paul's character in the movie. The full statement can be read below.

04/07/2014
Peaches Geldof, a British model and TV presenter and daughter of Bob Geldof, died at age 25 on April 7, 2014. She is pictured here at the Etam Spring / Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on Feb. 25, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Aldo Verretti / Startraksphoto.com

Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof and a British model and TV personality, has died at age 25.

Police found her inside a building in the Kent area of England on Monday, April 7 after receiving a "report of concern for the welfare of a woman," BBC News said. Paramedics later pronounced her dead. Her father's agent confirmed that Peaches had died in a statement to the Associated Press.

04/06/2014
Mickey Rooney talks to OTRC.com at Vanity Fairs 2010 Oscars after party in West Hollwood, California on March 7, 2010. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, known for his roles in films such as "Babes in Arms" and "The Bold and the Brave," has died at the age of 93 on Sunday, April 6.

Los Angeles police say officers responded to Rooney's North Hollywood home at 4:35 p.m. and attempted to perform CPR to no avail. They say Rooney died of natural causes.

04/07/2014
John Pinette arrives to the 2nd annual Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. - Provided courtesy of AP / AP Photo/Stuart Ramson

John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50.

Pinette died of natural causes Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday evening. Pinette's agent confirmed his death.

04/07/2014
Tod the fox, played by Mickey Rooney, and Copper the hound, played by Kurt Russell, appear in a scene from the 1981 film The Fox and the Hound. - Provided courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney, who died at age 93 on Sunday, April 6, 2014, starred in three memorable films released in the 1970s and 1980s that remain a staple of many people's childhoods.

The list includes two Disney movies. Check out more details and photos.

04/07/2014
Tod the fox, played by Mickey Rooney, and Copper the hound, played by Kurt Russell, appear in a scene from the 1981 film The Fox and the Hound. - Provided courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney, who died at age 93 on April 6, 2014, starred in three memorable films that remain a staple of many people's childhoods, including two Disney movies. Check out more details and photos.

04/01/2014
Frankie Knuckles appears on the covers of the albums Best of Frankie Knuckles and Beyond the Mix. - Provided courtesy of Trax / Virgin Records America

In Chicago, Frankie Knuckles was called the "godfather," not because of any underworld connections, but because he helped build house  a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the '70s and '80s and still resonates around the world today.

Knuckles died Monday at the age of 59, as confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson. More details would be forthcoming Tuesday, Dunson said, who said in an email that Knuckles "died unexpectedly this afternoon at home." In addition to developing the sound and culture of house music, Knuckles would go on to mix records by major artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode.

03/30/2014
Kate OMara appears at the 2013 Chiller Theatre Convention at the Sheraton hotel in Wippany, NEw Jersey on Oct. 25, 2013. She died on March 30, 2014 at age 74 after battling a short illness. - Provided courtesy of Dave Allocca / Startraksphoto.com

British actress Kate O'Mara, who played Cassandra "Carress" Morell in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," has died age 74.

The British actress passed away on Sunday, March 30, in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, her agent told the Associated Press. O'Mara is survived by her sister, actress Belinda Carroll.

03/25/2014
Actor Paul Walker arrives for the World Premiere of Fast and Furious 6, at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

Authorities investigating the car crash that killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas in November have determined the collision occurred as the result of "unsafe speed."

An accident report about the crash was released on Tuesday, March 25, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that Rodas was driving and in which Walker was a passenger, was travelling between 80 and 93 mph when the car hit a light pole and several trees before it erupted into flames. The posted speed limit where the collision occurred on a major road in Santa Clarita is 45 mph.

03/24/2014
Dave Brockie appears as GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus at a press conference about the metal groups 25th anniversary, in 2010. Brockie died on March 23, 2014. He was found dead at his home in Richmond, Virginia. - Provided courtesy of flickr.com/photos/watchmojo

Dave Brockie, frontman of the costumed heavy metal group GWAR, whose stage name was Oderus Urungus, had died at age 50.

He was found dead in his home in Richmond, Virginia, where the band is based, the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper reported on Monday, March 24. The cause of death has not been announced. THe outlet quoted a police spokesperson as saying that no foul play is suspected and an autopsy is planned, the rep said.

03/23/2014
Actor James Rebhorn attends the premiere of The Box, in New York, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. - Provided courtesy of AP / Peter Kramer

Actor James Rebhorn, who most recently starred in 'Homeland', died Friday of skin cancer. He was 65.

03/20/2014
Paul Walker talks to OTRC.com about Fast Five in 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Paul Walker's mother has filed a petition seeking guardianship of the late "Fast & Furious" star's 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, saying her mom and the actor's ex-girlfriend has a drinking problem.

The woman in question, Rebecca Jo Soteros, has not commented. The actor died at age 40 in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013. He had declared in a will he signed in 2001 that he wants his mother, Cheryl Ann Walker, to be the guardian of Meadow and over an estate worth at least $16 million that he had left his daughter, his only child, according to documents filed at a Los Angeles court and obtained by OTRC.com on Thursday, March 20.

03/10/2014
Steve Irwin appears in Redondo Beach, California on Jan. 20, 2005. - Provided courtesy of Jen Lowery / startraksphoto.com

Steve Irwin, the beloved "Crocodile Hunter" who lost his life in a tragic stingray accident, is being remembered by his former cameraman and friend, Justin Lyons, in a new interview that details Irwin's final moments.

Lyons worked as Irwin's "right-hand man" for more than 15 years of his career prior to his death in 2006, when he was stabbed in the chest by a stingray. Lyons details the moments prior to the incident and what brought the two to filming location in the first place. A clip of the interview can be viewed below.

02/24/2014
Harold Ramis appears at the premiere of the movie Year One in New York on June 15, 2009. The actor died on Feb. 24, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Dave Allocca / Startraksphoto.com

Harold Ramis of "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day" fame died at age 69 on Feb. 24, 2014. Check out reactions from celebrities such as former co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Jack Black.

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