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Paul Walker named UK's most searched for person in 2013 as Google reveal top ten

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The tragic passing of Paul Walker struck a chord with the people of Britain. The late Fast & Furious actor was the UK's most searched person on Google in 2013, the search engine has revealed.

Paul was killed in a car crash on 30 November and laid to rest at a funeral on Sunday. News of his death sparked an outpouring of grief from his fans, friends and family. 

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Paul's untimely passing was not the only one to resonate with the public. Glee star Cory Monteith was the UK's second most-searched person. He too suffered a tragic fate when he died from an overdose in a hotel room in Canada in July.

Disgraced athlete Oscar Pistorius was the third most searched person, with the late Nelson Mandela in fourth place. The iconic statesman passed away earlier this month, on 5 December, at the age of 95. His extraordinary life was celebrated and remembered in a series of events across his beloved South Africa —his legacy touching millions more around the globe.

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Former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher, who died in April, was number five, while new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi came in at number six.

Nigella Lawson's shocking drug admission and high-profile divorce from Charles Saatchi made her the UK's seventh most searched for person on Google in 2013.Tom Daley, Lou Reed and Joey Essex followed in eight, ninth and tenth place respectively.

Most searched for people in 2013 - UK

  • 1. Paul Walker
  • 2. Cory Monteith
  • 3. Oscar Pistorius
  • 4. Nelson Mandela
  • 5. Margaret Thatcher
  • 6. Peter Capaldi
  • 7. Nigella Lawson
  • 8. Tom Daley
  • 9. Lou Reed
  • 10. Joey Essex

Most searched for people in 2013 - global

  • 1. Nelson Mandela
  • 2. Paul Walker
  • 3. Malala Yousafzai
  • 4. James Gandolfini
  • 5. Miley Cyrus
  • 6. Oscar Pistorius
  • 7. Aaron Hernandez
  • 9. Charlie Hunnan
  • 10. Adrian Peterson

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