The following is a list of film talents who died this past year. It includes actors, cinematographers, critics, directors, editors, producers, screenwriters, and set designers; in many cases, an individual included here performed more than one function in the world of film. As a result, I have chosen not to annotate names, instead simply listing them for the curious reader to research. Though I have consulted several sources to learn who was lost in 2013 (including Turner Classic Movies’s helpful annual “TCM Remembers” segment and the minds of programmer/critic Christoph Huber and Keyframe’s own David Hudson), I am also very certain that there are people who have been left out. Please therefore consider this list incomplete, and add the names of other recently departed film artists in the comments.
A last note before proceeding, directed to all those listed below: Thank you for your film work.
Hans von Borsody
Daniel Diaz Torres
David R. Ellis
Michael D. Moore
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Richard C. Sarafian
Valentin de Vargas
Christopher Evan Welch
Aaron Cutler works as a programming aide for the São Paulo International Film Festival and keeps a film criticism site, The Moviegoer.
For the complete (growing) list of year-end lists on Keyframe, go to The Year in Film: 2013.