Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List

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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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    Robert B. Sherman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    3/5/12: Songwriter Robert B. Sherman, most known as one half of the Sherman Brothers, passed away of natural causes. Sherman wrote classic songs for movies such as "Mary Poppins", "The Jungle Book" and "Winnie the Pooh" as well as the theme for the park ride "It's a Small World (After All)". He was 86.
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1925-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Publisher, Songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter
    • Credits: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Charlotte's Web, The Parent Trap, The Tigger Movie, + more
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    Ronnie Montrose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    3/3/12: Influential American Rock guitarist, Ronnie Montrose passed away at the age of 64 from prostate cancer. He was known for his work with musicians such as Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison and Boz Scaggs.
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1947-2012)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
    • Credits: Classic Rock Anthology: Vol. 1
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    Leonardo Cimino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    3/3/12: Leonard Cimino was known as the most in-demand character actor for over 609 years. He played gangsters, grandfathers, the pope, Vincent van Gogh and "Scary German Guy," before succumbing to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 94.
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Moonstruck, Dune, Waterworld, The Monster Squad, Hudson Hawk, + more
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    James Q. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    3/2/12: James Q. Wilson, the American political scientist known for creating the "Broken Windows" theory, died at the age of 80 from leukemia.
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1931-2012)
    • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Political Science
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    Andrew Breitbart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    3/1/12: Conservative commentator, and Internet publishing startup founder Andrew
    Breitbart has died, according to Breitbart.com, his publishing company,
    after dying unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight
    Thursday morning. Brietbart, who was well known for his politics and
    political blogging, apparently died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    this morning. Brietbart headed up Brietbart.com, the online publisher of a
    network of online content sites, including BigHollywood.com,
    BigJournalism.com, and BigPeace.com. The company had--according to
    regulatory filings last year--raised $10M in funding, and quietly been
    building out a technology team to drive those sites. Breitbart is known
    more for his politics, and in particular his role in the ACORN scandal,
    the firing and re-hiring of U.S. Department of Agriculture official
    Shirley Sherrod, and breaking the news on Rep. Anthony Weiner. Breitbart
    was 43
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    • Age: Died at 43 (1969-2012)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Publisher, Journalist, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Michael Moore Hates America
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    Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1945-2012)
    • Birthplace: Openshaw, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Brady Bunch Movie, Head, Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees, + more
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    Erland Josephson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    2/25/12: Actor, Erland Josephson, most known for his roles in Igmar Bergman's films "Scenes From a Marriage" and "Cries and Whispers", died from Parkinson's Disease. He was 88.
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    • Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Fanny and Alexander, Cries and Whispers, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Autumn Sonata, Scenes from a Marriage, + more
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    2/16/12: Former MLB catcher, Gary Carter, passed away due to complications from a brain tumor. During his career he played mainly for the Expos and the Mets. Carter won 3 Gold Glove awards and 5 Silver Sluggers. In 2003 he was induced to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He was 57.
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    • Age: Died at 58 (1954-2012)
    • Birthplace: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player
    • Credits: JFK, Late Bloomers, Curse of the Starving Class, Final Exit
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