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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  1. 96

    1923 12/24/12: Award winning actor, Charles Durning, died of unknown causes in his home in New ...

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    1922 12/24/12: Television and movie actor, Jack Klugman, passed away from natural causes. Klugman ...

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    1920 12/11/12: Ravi Shankar, the world renowned sitarist, passed away from natural causes. Shankar ...

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  4. 93

    1969 12/9/12: Mexican singer and TV personality, Jenni Rivera, was killed in a plane crash. Rivera, ...

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  5. 92

    1920 12/5/12: Acclaimed jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck, died of heart failure. Brubeck was best known ...

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    1926 11/28/12: Motivational speaker and author, Zig Ziglar, passed away from pneumonia. He was ...

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  7. 90

    1931 11/23/2012: Actor of TV and film, Larry Hagman, died from complications due to throat cancer.

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  8. 89

    1930 10/14/12: Former U.S. Senator, Arlen Specter, died after a long battle with non-Hodgkins ...

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    1922 10/21/12: Former U.S. Rep, Senator and the 1972 Democratic Presidental Nominee, George ...

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  10. 87

    1935 10/10/12: Former NFL player turned actor, Alex Karras, passed away from kidney disease. He ...

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  11. 86

    1983 9/26/12: Actor, Johnny Lewis, best known for his role in "Sons of Anarchy", was ...

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  12. 85

    1927 9/25/12: Singer/Songwriter and TV Personality, Andy Williams passed away from cancer of the ...

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  13. 84

    1957 9/3/12: Actor, Michael Clarke Duncan, passed away in the hospital where he had been since a ...

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  14. 83

    1930 8/25/12: Astronaut Neil Armstrong died at 82 due to complications from blocked coronary ...

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  15. 82

    1934 8/24/12: Voice actor and puppeteer, Jerry Nelson, most known for voicing The Count in ...

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  16. 81

    1917 8/20/12: Revolutionary comedian, Phyllis Diller, was found dead in her home. Diller was most ...

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    1944 8/19/12: Renowned director, Tony Scott, was found dead after committing suicide in San Pedro ...

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  18. 79

    1939 8/18/12: Singer/songwriter, Scott McKenzie, known for his hit song, "San Francisco (Be ...

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  19. 78

    1983 8/17/12: Star of "Real World: Hollywood", Joey Kovar, was found dead at the age of ...

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  20. 77

    1949 8/14/12: Actor, Ron Palillo, most known for his role as Horshack in "Welcome Back ...

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  21. 76

    1922 8/13/12: Brown was the Editor in Chief for Cosmopolitan Magazine for 32 years. She was also ...

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  22. 75

    1919 8/13/12: Major league baseball player, Johnny Pesky, most notable for playing for the Red Sox ...

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  23. 74

    1926 8/12/12: Comic book forefather, Joe Kubert, died in his home at the age of 85. Kubert was most ...

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  24. 73

    1925 8/10/12: Special effects creator, Carlo Rambaldi, died in his home after a long bout with ...

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  25. 72

    1964 8/9/12: Writer/Actor, David Rakoff, known for his contributions to "This American ...

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  26. 71

    1928 8/9/12: Director, Mel Stuart, most known for directing the children's classic, "Willy ...

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  27. 70

    1944 8/7/12: Hamlisch, a composer made famous for his work on films like "The Sting", ...

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  28. 69

    1970 8/1/12: "No Use for a Name" front man, Tony Sly, passed away of undisclosed causes ...

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  29. 68

    1925 7/31/12 - Vidal died at age 86 from complications of pneumonia. A prolific and versatile ...

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  30. 67

    1968 7/31/12: Doss, a founding member of the seminal psych-pop band Olivia Tremor Control, died of ...

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    O. J. Murdock 1987 7/30/12: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Murdock was found dead inside his car in Tampa, ...

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    1921 7/30/12: Experimental French documentarian and filmmaker Chis Marker was perhaps best known ...

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    1937 7/24/12: TV actor Everett was most associated with the character Dr. Joe Gannon from the ...

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  34. 63

    1938 7/24/12: Noted actor and singer, Sherman Hemsley, was found dead in his home from natural ...

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  35. 62

    1951 7/23/12: Physicist Sally Ride joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman to ...

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    1952 7/19/12: Comedy writer and "Saturday Night Live" veteran Tom Davis passed away at ...

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    1932 7/16/12: Dr. Stephen Covey was best known as the author of the bestselling self-improvement ...

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    1917 7/15/12: Actress Holm appeared in numerous classic films of the '40s and '50s, including ...

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    1934 7/13/12: Legendary film producer Richard Zanuck died at the age of 77. Zanuck was head of 20th ...

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    1917 7/9/12: Japanese stage and film actress best known in the West for her multiple collaborations ...

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    1917 7/8/12: Film and TV icon Ernest Borgnine - who won an Oscar for the titular role in 1955's ...

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  42. 55

    1926 7/3/12: Actor and American icon, Andy Griffith died at the age of 86 from natural causes.

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  43. 54

    1941 6/26/12: Notable Director, Nora Ephron passed away after a long serious illness. Ephron, most ...

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  44. 53

    1921 6/20/12: Painter, LeRoy Neiman, most known for his sports related murals including ones made ...

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    1928 6/20/12: Legendary film critic Sarris - known for his work originally for the Village Voice ...

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  46. 51

    1965 6/17/12: King was the victim of an infamous police brutality case against four LAPD officers.

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    1964 6/14/12: Actress and comedian Wilson starred in "Moesha" and Andell Wilkerson and ...

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    1943 6/12/12: Gangster-turned-informant Hill's life was the basis for the massively popular Martin ...

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    1945 6/7/12: Former member of Fleetwood Mac, Bob Welch, was found dead from a self-inflicted gun ...

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    1920 6/5/12: Ray Bradbury, one of the most prolific and beloved writers in science fiction, died at ...

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