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A Fond Farewell: 25 Celebrities We Lost In 2014

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Dec. 31 2014, Updated 8:21 a.m. ET

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This year has been marred by a spate of shocking and sudden deaths in the world of celebrity. As the lights go out on 2014, RadarOnline.com is paying tribute to the famous names and faces that we lost along the way.

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman at ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ premiere held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California

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“Phil, your monumental talent, your generosity and your unflinching quest for truth both in art and in life, will be missed…” — Cate Blanchett dedicated her BAFTA award to her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman who died of a drug overdose at age 46 in February.

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File photos of Robin Williams who has died at 63 in an apparent suicide on August 11, 2014

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“ was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind.” — ’s tribute to Robin Williams who committed suicide at the age of 63 in August.

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Joan Rivers 1933 – 2014

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“RIP . Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.” — took to Twitter to pay tribute to , 81, who died in September after complications from surgery.

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Fashion designer and Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott found dead in an apparent suicide

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“She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me…I will never forget her.” — ’s tribute to his girlfriend, fashion designer, , 49, who committed suicide in March.

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“She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh.” — released a statement following his daughter ’s death in April at just 25 from heroin overdose.

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TV personality Diem Brown of MTV’s The Challenge is battling colon cancer after twice beating Ovarian cancer

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“Diem loved hard, lived hard and danced hard. My mom always said that Diem came out fighting since day one.” — Megan Brown spoke at the funeral of her sister , the MTV star who lost her fight with cancer at the age of 34 in November.

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Celebrity Dads Honored With “Golden” Award

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“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. We’ll miss you, Casey.” — ’s touching tweet to his hero who died, aged 82, in June.

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Oscar De La Renta Celebrates His 35th Anniversary With Bergdorf Goodman

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“Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.” — Speaking just a month before died, aged 82, in October, praises the man who designed her wedding dress.

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34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards Gala – Show

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“’If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.’ Maya Angelou – who was utterly amazing.” — celebrated , who died in May at the age of 86.

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Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award Ceremony and Photo Exhibition

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“When I told my pal #LaurenBacall I had boyfriend troubles she said, ‘Men, f**k ‘em!’ Give ‘em hell in heaven Betty. RIP.” — remembered her friend . The screen icon died in August at the age of 89.

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Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

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“Bob was a great actor and an even greater man. Funny, loyal, instinctive, hard working, with that inimitable energy that seemed like a spectacular firework rocket just as it takes off.” — on her friend and colleague, British actor , who died in April at the age of 71

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**FILE PHOTOS** VH1 star Stephanie Moseley found dead alongside her rapper husband Earl Hayes in a murder-suicide

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“I will remember you as the bright light that you were.” — Former Pussycat Doll on news that dancer and actress was the victim of an apparent murder-suicide in December. She was 30-years-old.

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Mira Sorvino, Jeffrey Wright and Ruby Dee at symposium discussing “Art and Social Activism: Spotlight on Africa”

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“Ever magnificent is she. She has touched me in such a deep, deep way as a young woman.” — shared her love for actress at the star’s funeral. The 91-year-old died in September.

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38th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Mike Nichols – Show

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“His musing were like pearls, his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed, his stories – detailed and wholly entertaining, his warm embrace was where you wanted to live forever.” — ’ thoughts upon learning her friend and colleague, director died, aged 83, in November.

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Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in show business, died today aged 93

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“Mickey Rooney got all the best babes despite being short as hell. #RIP beautiful man.” — ’s tweet upon hearing that was dead. The Hollywood legend – who died aged 93 in April – had been married eight times.

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Toronto Film Festival Closing Party

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“She was one of the best that ever was and her influence is clear in every one of us who has been here since.” — paid tribute to fellow Saturday Night Love alum. , who died in October at the age of 57.

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Galaxy Book Awards: Arrivals

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“Sir Richard Attenborough was the only Santa Claus I ever believed in. A wonderful man.” — honored , the Oscar-winning British actor and director who – among other things – co-starred with her in the 1994 remake of the classic, Miracle On 34th Street. He died in August at age 90.

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11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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“Was an honor working beside u receiving ur bear hugs every day. Love u Grampa Jim.” — ’s sweet Twitter tribute to , who played her grandfather on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules. The Hollywood icon passed away, at age 86, in July.

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James Bond festival in Quebec

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“A big man with an even bigger heart.” — Sir Roger Moore’s tribute to his former James Bond co-star, Richard Kiel who played the baddie Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Kiel died, aged 74, in September.

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“Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.” — talked to Time magazine about his friend and frequent collaborator Harold Ramis who died aged 69 in February.

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5th Annual TV Land Awards – Backstage And Audience

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“Ann B Davis. How many mornings I have spent with you. “Oh Alice.” RIP.” — toasts . The sitcom favorite – who played Alice Nelson, the maid in The Brady Bunch – died in June at the age of 88.

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“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” New York Screening – Arrivals

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“I’m sure that God is a bit nervous right now. I love you, Elaine.” — ’s Twitter tribute to his friend, legendary Broadway star, Elaine Stritch, who also played his on-screen mom on 30 Rock. The 89-year-old passed away in July.

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FILE PHOTOS: Wrestling superstar The Ultimate Warrior dies aged 54

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“RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH.” — ’s online response to news that his fellow wrestler, James Brian Hellwig (the Ultimate Warrior) had died in April, aged 54

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83rd Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals

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“He was as wonderful a person as he was an actor. He will be missed.” — on screen icon and friend, . Wallach – whose movie hits include The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and Mystic River – died, aged 98, in June.

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12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals

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“The Good Ship Lollypop has sailed today with Shirley Temple aboard a true 1 of a kind. If you don’t know her…google or YouTube her.” — takes to Twitter to salute Hollywood’s most cherished child star, , who died in February, aged 85.

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