Philip Seymour Hoffman and Shirley Temple are the most recent huge stars to leave us this year. Although the year has just started, 2014 has already managed bring us a lot of grief.
Big names, people we loved, left this world. Let’s take a look at seven Hollywood celebrities who passed away this year.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The 46 years old actor was found dead at the beginning of this month in his New York apartment. His dead body was found by one of his friends. The preliminary investigation shows that Hoffman passed away because of an overdose.
Shirley Temple passed away at the age of 85, because of natural causes, on February 10, at her home in Woodside, California. A true Hollywood legend, Shirley Temple became famous ever since she was 3 years old.
The 65 years old actor passed away in January, in Glendale, California. James Avery died because of heart surgery complications.
The actor was known for playing Phil Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, alongside Bill Smith. James Avery appeared in many movies and TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Star Trek: Enterprise and others.
The actress passed away on January 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. Juanita Moore was nominated at the Oscar for he role in Imitation of Life. She became the fifth African American actress to be nominated for supporting roles.
The famous Gone With The Wind actress passed away in January 3, 2014, in South Carolina. She was 98 years old. Alicia played India Wilkes, the sister of Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind.
Roy Garber passed away in 2014, the protagonist of the Shipping Wars reality TV show, aired by the History Channel. He was only 49 years old.
Roy Garber suffered a heart attack and was immediately hospitalized but the doctors were unable to save his life.
Cassandra Lynn Hensley
The Playboy celebrity passed away at the age of 34 because of a cocaine overdose. Her dead body was found on January 15, 2014, by one of her friends.
Cassandra Lynn Hensley was Miss February 2006. She was noticed by Playboy magazine after she won the Miss Hawaiian Tropic title.