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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    Tony Scott is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    8/19/12: Renowned director, Tony Scott, was found dead after committing suicide in San Pedro California. Scott was known for his numerous hit movies like "Top Gun", "True Romance" and "Crimson Tide". He was pulled from the water after jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, a suicide note was found inside his car by the police. Scott is survived by his wife and children along with his brother, director Ridley Scott.
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1944-2012)
    • Birthplace: North Shields, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Top Gun, Prometheus, True Romance, The Good Wife, Romeo + Juliet, + more
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    Scott McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    8/18/12: Singer/songwriter, Scott McKenzie, known for his hit song, "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)". He was also one of the co-writers for the Beach Boys song "Kokomo". He was 73.
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1939-2012)
    • Birthplace: Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Singer
    • Credits: Redneck County
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    Joey Kovar is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    8/17/12: Star of "Real World: Hollywood", Joey Kovar, was found dead at the age of 29 at a friend's house. Joey was only on the show for a short while before moving himself into rehab to help with his alcoholism. He returned briefly before leaving entirely. In 2010 he appeared on "Celebrity Rehab" to try and kick his drug habit. Kovar died from an apparent drug overdose.
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    • Age: Died at 29 (1983-2012)
    • Birthplace: USA, Evergreen Park, Illinois
    • Credits: The Real World, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Alone: Without a Friend in the World
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    Ron Palillo is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    8/14/12: Actor, Ron Palillo, most known for his role as Horshack in "Welcome Back Kotter", was found dead of an apparent heart attack. He was 63.
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    • Age: Died at 63 (1949-2012)
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New Haven
    • Profession: Illustrator, Actor, Playwright, Teacher
    • Credits: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Welcome Back, Kotter, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Skatetown, + more
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    Helen Gurley Brown is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    8/13/12: Brown was the Editor in Chief for Cosmopolitan Magazine for 32 years. She was also the author of the popular book "Sex and the Single Girl". Brown died in the hospital of undisclosed causes. She was 90.
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    • Age: Died at 90 (1922-2012)
    • Birthplace: USA, Green Forest, Arkansas
    • Profession: Editor, Businessperson, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Good Morning America, Sex and the Single Girl, Magic Formula, Sex: The Revolution
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    8/13/12: Major league baseball player, Johnny Pesky, most notable for playing for the Red Sox along with teammates Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio, died at the age of 92.
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1919-2012)
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Manager, Baseball player
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    Joe Kubert is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    8/12/12: Comic book forefather, Joe Kubert, died in his home at the age of 85. Kubert was most well known for his creation for "Tor" and "Sgt. Rock". He was also an artist for DC Comics, drawing for books like "Tarzan", "Weird Worlds" and "Tales of the Green Beret".
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    • Age: Died at 86 (1926-2012)
    • Birthplace: Jezierzany, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
    • Profession: Art Teacher, Cartoonist, Artist
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    Carlo Rambaldi is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List
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    8/10/12: Special effects creator, Carlo Rambaldi, died in his home after a long bout with illness. Rambaldi was known for his work on such films as "Alien" and the 70's "King Kong" both of which won him Academy Awards. His greatest achievement in most people's eyes was the creation of the alien in "E.T." He was 86
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1925-2012)
    • Birthplace: Vigarano Mainarda, Italy
    • Profession: Film Producer, Special Effects Artist
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