Beloved child star and diplomat Shirley Temple, folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, actress Lauren Bacall, comedians Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, poet Maya Angelou, and director Richard Attenborough are a few of the people we've said goodbye to in 2014.
Ruby Dee was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, activist, poet and journalist, perhaps best known for starring in the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun. She's also known for her civic work with husband Ossie Davis.
At the height of his career, boxer Rubin Carter was twice wrongly convicted of a triple murder and was imprisoned for nearly two decades. His convictions were overturned in 1985 by a Federal judge and he dedicated the rest of his life to advocating for the wrongly convicted. His story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song 'Hurricane' and the 1999 film 'The Hurricane,' starring Denzel Washington.