A look at those who have died this year.
The writer, who had many of his works turned into movies, died Aug. 20 at his home in Bloomfield Township, Mich.
The first woman elected to Congress from the state of Louisiana died July 27, 2013. She was 97.
The championship swimmer who became one of the world’s most popular movie stars died June 6 at age 91.
The former British prime minister dies April 8 at 87.
The charismatic and omnipresent Venezuelan president died March 5 at the age of 58.