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They will be missed: Remembering 24 sci-fi legends we lost in 2013

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Dec 26, 2013, 1:24 PM EST

Sure, 2013 was an awesome year for science fiction — but we also had to bid farewell to some true legends of the genre.

It’s always sad to lose a key contributor to the world we know and love, and we lost more than a few over the past year. From recognizable actors to behind-the-scenes talent who helped shape the biggest franchises in history, to authors of some of the best novels in science fiction history — there’s a lot to remember from 2013.

The deaths this year touched fans of everything from Star Wars to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

So, while we get ready to kick off 2014 and all the great things to come, let’s have a moment of silence for all the folks we’ll miss. R.I.P.