Saying Goodbye: A Look at Those Laid to Rest in 2013

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  • Leo Branton
  • Essie Mae Washington
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Hugo Chavez
  • Ed Koch
  • Eugene Patterson
  • Donald Byrd
  • Harry F. Byrd
  • Robert Chew
  • Those We Lost in 2013
  • Lord Infamous
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Patti Webster
  • Lee Thompson Young
  • Jacob Matlala
  • Ken Norton

Chinua Achebe

Many people know him for his internationally acclaimed novel Things Fall Apart, but Chinua Achebe was a pioneer in African literature and helped paved the way for Western acceptance of African authors. Achebe died on March 21 at the age of 82.

(Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP Photo, File)

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