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2012 in memoriam: who we'll miss the most from 2012 are those cherished celebrities and beloved famous people who passed away during the year 2012. These actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, historical figures and other notable people each were taken from this world during the year but will be remembered fondly.

Sadly, some of the most tragic 2012 celebrity deaths came suddenly. Few would have ever expected singer Whitney Houston, former NFL player Junior Seau or actor Michael Clarke Duncan to pass away in 2012 yet each did for one reason or another.

Other deaths were slightly less unexpected with some even predicted to be on the 2012 celebrity death pool. Celebrities like Phyllis Diller, Andy Griffith, Robin Gibb, Ernest Borgnine and Ray Bradbury all lived long and prosperous lives prior to their 2012 deaths.

So like the famous people who died in 2011, these celebrities and other famous people will definitely be missed. They touched our hearts, they made history and they influenced the world, and they all will be cherished for what they did, not that it's over, for a long time to come.

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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan Died at 55 (1957-2012)

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Andy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Andy Griffith Died at 86 (1926-2012)

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Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Donna Summer Died at 64 (1948-2012)

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Dick Clark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Dick Clark Died at 83 (1929-2012)

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Ernest Borgnine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Ernest Borgnine Died at 95 (1917-2012)

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Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Neil Armstrong Died at 82 (1930-2012)

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Sherman Hemsley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Sherman Hemsley Died at 74 (1938-2012)

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Robin Gibb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Robin Gibb Died at 63 (1949-2012)

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Phyllis Diller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Phyllis Diller Died at 95 (1917-2012)

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Whitney Houston Died at 49 (1963-2012)

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Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Davy Jones Died at 67 (1945-2012)

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Richard Dawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Richard Dawson Died at 80 (1932-2012)

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Jack Klugman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
danlee added Jack Klugman Died at 90 (1922-2012)

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Ray Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Ray Bradbury Died at 92 (1920-2012)

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Mike Wallace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Mike Wallace Died at 94 (1918-2012)

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
clash1977 added Etta James Died at 74 (1938-2012)

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Sally Ride is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Sally Ride Died at 61 (1951-2012)

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Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Adam Yauch Died at 48 (1964-2012)

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Kitty Wells is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Kitty Wells Died at 93 (1919-2012)

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Don Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Don Cornelius Died at 76 (1936-2012)

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Charles Durning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
danlee added Charles Durning Died at 89 (1923-2012)

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Tony Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Tony Scott Died at 68 (1944-2012)

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Junior Seau is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Junior Seau Died at 43 (1969-2012)

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Ben Gazzara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
clash1977 added Ben Gazzara Died at 82 (1930-2012)

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Maurice Sendak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Maurice Sendak Died at 84 (1928-2012)

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Ron Palillo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Ron Palillo Died at 63 (1949-2012)

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William Windom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
William Windom Died at 89 (1923-2012)

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Nora Ephron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Nora Ephron Died at 71 (1941-2012)

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Gore Vidal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Gore Vidal Died at 87 (1925-2012)

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George McGovern is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
George McGovern Died at 90 (1922-2012)

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Jon Lord is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
clash1977 added Jon Lord Died at 71 (1941-2012)

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Levon Helm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
clash1977 added Levon Helm Died at 72 (1940-2012)

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Yvette Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Yvette Wilson Died at 48 (1964-2012)

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Kathryn Joosten is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Kathryn Joosten Died at 73 (1939-2012)

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Angelo Dundee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
clash1977 added Angelo Dundee Died at 91 (1921-2012)

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Chuck Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Chuck Brown Died at 76 (1936-2012)

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Count von Count is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012

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Bill Hinzman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
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Frank Pierson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Frank Pierson Died at 87 (1925-2012)

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Don Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Don Brinkley Died at 91 (1921-2012)

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Tom Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
clash1977 added Tom Davis Died at 76 (1911-1987)

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Arlen Specter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Arlen Specter Died at 82 (1930-2012)

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Johnny Lewis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Johnny Lewis Died at 29 (1983-2012)

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Rodney King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 2012 in Memoriam: Who We’ll Miss the Most from 2012
Rodney King Died at 47 (1965-2012)