Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List People
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Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List

The Official 2012 Celebrity Deaths list. What famous stars died in 2012? These are the famous deaths in 2012. These famous people who died in 2012 are actors, musicians and notable world leaders who we now mourn their passing. This list of dead celebrities was updated with all notable deaths in 2012 along with a brief obituary for each. Which stars died in 2012? The more recent famous celebrity deaths are listed at the top, though you are also able to sort by the notable stars names as well. The stars who died in 2012 will be missed and all the famous dead celebrities of 2012 have been listed. If we have missed anyone though, please let us know if the comments below.

Also look at Celebrity Deaths 2011 for last years list as well as dead celebrities 2013 for last year and famous dead celebs 2014 for the current year.
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    12/24/12: Award winning actor, Charles Durning, died of unknown causes in his home in New York. Durning was known as one of the kings of character acting. He had roles in such films as "The Sting", "Tootsie" and "The Best Little Whore House in Texas". Most recently he starred in the hit TV show "Rescue Me". He was 89.



    Born: 1923
    Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Soldier, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer, Teacher
    Institution: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Columbia University, New York University
    Height: 5'8"
    Date Of Death: 2012
    Cause Of Death: Natural causes
    Place Of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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    12/24/12: Television and movie actor, Jack Klugman, passed away from natural causes. Klugman was best known for his roles in "The Odd Couple", "Quincy, ME" and "12 Angry Men". He was 90.



    Born: 1922
    Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
    Height: 5'8"
    Date Of Death: 2012
    Place Of Death: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    12/11/12: Ravi Shankar, the world renowned sitarist, passed away from natural causes. Shankar is best known as the man who brought Indian music to the foreground in the West by being the sitar teacher of former Beatles member George Harrison. Ravi Shankar played throughout the world including his famous set at Woodstock in 1969. He was 92.



    Born: 1920
    Birthplace: Varanasi, India
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer
    Date Of Death: 2012
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure, Respiratory failure
    Place Of Death: Encinitas, California, United States of America
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    12/9/12: Mexican singer and TV personality, Jenni Rivera, was killed in a plane crash. Rivera, producer of such hit records as "I Love Jenni" and host on shows like "Jenni Rivera Presents:" died after the small jet she was travelling on crashed in Mexico. She was 43.



    Born: 1969
    Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    Institution: Long Beach Polytechnic High School, California State University, Long Beach
    Height: 5'1"
    Date Of Death: 2012
    Cause Of Death: Aviation accident or incident
    Place Of Death: Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico
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    12/5/12: Acclaimed jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck, died of heart failure. Brubeck was best known for his experimental jazz compositions and his work on soundtracks for shows like "This is America, Charlie Brown". He was 92.



    Born: 1920
    Birthplace: Concord, California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Musician, Bandleader, Composer
    Institution: Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Mills College
    Date Of Death: 2012
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure
    Place Of Death: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States of America
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