Social media has become the first place many of us hear about breaking news. This is perhaps most evident when someone famous dies. Word spreads fast and memories and reminiscences are shared. Here are twenty notables who were remembered on Twitter after their passing in 2014.
1. “Unbroken” World War II hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini
2. Former White House Press Secretary James Brady
3. Former Ohio congressman James Traficant
4. Television announcer Don Pardo
5. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
6. Former DC Mayor Marion Barry
7. Actor James Garner
8. Actor James Avery
9. “Car Talk” radio host Tom Magliozzi
10. Legendary disk jockey Casey Kasem
11. R&B singer Bobby Womack
12. Actor-director Harold Ramis
13. Comedian Sid Caesar
14. Actress Shirley Temple Black
15. Actress Marcia Strassman
16. Actor Meshach Taylor
17. Actor Eli Wallach
18. Actor Richard Kiel
19. Comedian Joan Rivers
20. Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy
21. Actor and comedian Robin Williams
Rest in peace.
Editor’s note: This post was updated to include Twitchy’s post on the death of Robin Williams.