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Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths  

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What famous stars died in 2012? These are some of the famous deaths in 2012. These famous people who died in 2012 are actors, actresses, musicians, and notable world leaders who we now mourn their passing. Which movie 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 passed away in 2012 will be missed.

Celebs who died in 2012 include Whitney Houston, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Armstrong, Dick Clark, Jenni Rivera, and more. 

Also look at Celebrity Deaths 2011 for last years list as well as dead celebrities 2013 for last year and famous dead celebs 2017 for the current year.

Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths
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2/11/12: Gospel-trained pop diva, who during the course of her life sold over 55 million records, as well as the star of popular films "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale." Houston had become a regular feature in tabloids, due to her own admitted years of drug abuse and a tumultuous marriage with fellow musician and vocalist Bobby Brown. Houston died at age 48. The reason for her death was initially unknown.

Age: Dec. at 49 (1963-2012)

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths
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9/3/12: Actor, Michael Clarke Duncan, passed away in the hospital where he had been since a heart attack in July. Duncan, most known for his roles in "The Green Mile", "Daredevil" and "Armageddon", was notable for his large frame and deep voice. He was 54.

Age: Dec. at 55 (1957-2012)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths
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8/25/12: Astronaut Neil Armstrong died at 82 due to complications from blocked coronary arteries. In 1969, Armstrong became an international icon and hero as the first man to step foot on the moon. The aerospace engineer was a member of the Apollo 11 spaceflight, which landed on the moon July 20, 1969.

Age: Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)

Birthplace: Ohio, United States of America

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Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths
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5/4/12: Adam Yauch was better known as "MCA" from the iconic hip hop group The Beastie Boys. He was 47 years old. Yauch had been diagnosed with the cancer that eventually ended his life in 2009. The Beastie Boys were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame about 1 month before his death. Yauch as also a film director and the founder of movie distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Age: Dec. at 48 (1964-2012)

Birthplace: New York City, Brooklyn Heights, USA, New York

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