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 that 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.

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    Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)
    Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Soldier, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer, Teacher
    Schools: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Columbia University, New York University
    Cause Of Death: Natural causes
    Place Of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Children: Michelle Durning, Jeanine Durning, Douglas Durning
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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.

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    Age: Died at 90 (1922-2012)
    Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    Schools: Carnegie Mellon University
    Place Of Death: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Children: Adam Klugman, David Klugman
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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.

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    Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)
    Birthplace: Varanasi, India
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure, Respiratory failure
    Place Of Death: Encinitas, California, United States of America
    Children: Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar, Shubhendra Shankar
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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.

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    Age: Died at 43 (1969-2012)
    Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    Schools: Long Beach Polytechnic High School, California State University, Long Beach
    Cause Of Death: Aviation accident or incident
    Place Of Death: Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico
    Children: Jacquie Marin, Johnny Lopez, Chiquis Marin, Jenicka Lopez, Michael Marin
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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.

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    Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)
    Birthplace: Concord, California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Musician, Bandleader, Composer
    Schools: Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Mills College
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure
    Place Of Death: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States of America
    Children: Darius Brubeck, Chris Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, Dan Brubeck
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    11/28/12: Motivational speaker and author, Zig Ziglar, passed away from pneumonia. He was 86. 

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    Age: Died at 86 (1926-2012)
    Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America
    Profession: Author, Writer, Motivational speaker
    Schools: University of South Carolina
    Cause Of Death: Pneumonia
    Place Of Death: Plano, Texas, United States of America
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