Every year several of those whose autographs I've secured (1-4x) over the years pass away. Here's the list from my collection who died in 2013:
Andre Schiffrin - independent/progressive publisher
Major Owens - former Representative from New York. Championed education and Americans With Disabilities Act.
Lou Reed - influencial singer/songwriter
Muriel Siebert - First Woman of Finance. First woman to own a seat on the NYSE.
Ed Koch - combative NYC Mayor
Lawrence R. Klein - economist, Nobel Laureate
Frank Lautenberg - longtime New Jersey Senator. Was oldest member of Congress when he died.
Elmore Leonard - leading novelist/screenwriter
Helen Thomas - grilled nine presidents as a White House correspondent
Who in your collection died in 2013?