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.
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.
Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)
Birthplace: USA, New York, Highland Falls
Profession: Soldier, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer, Teacher
Credits: The Sting, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Tootsie, Dog Day Afternoonsee more on Charles Durning
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.
Age: Died at 90 (1922-2012)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession: Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Credits: 12 Angry Men, The Odd Couple, Days of Wine and Roses, Quincy, M.E., + more
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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.
Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)
Birthplace: Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, India, Varanasi district
Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer
Credits: Gandhi, The World of Apu, Aparajito, Pather Panchali, Charly, + moresee more on Ravi Shankar
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.
Age: Died at 43 (1969-2012)
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Credits: Filly Brown, Al otro lado, El show de Cristina, I Love Jenni, Jenni Rivera: En Vivo Desde Hollywood, + moresee more on Jenni Rivera