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In Remembrance: Celebrity Deaths in 2012

In Remembrance: Celebrity Deaths in 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to remember the celebrities that passed away this past year.

It came as a shock when news spread that legendary singer Whitney Houston passed away in February, right before the 2012 Grammy Awards. Another singing legend Etta James passed away just one month before in January after a long battle with leukemia.

Director Tony Scott tragically committed suicide over the summer by jumping off a bridge. He was survived by numerous loved ones, including his brother, director Ridley Scott.

Our continued thoughts go out to the families and friends of those who passed away this year.

Click inside to remember the celebrities who passed away in 2012…

January – Etta James Dies at 73
January – Joe Paterno Dies at 85
January – Seinfeld Actor Ian Abercrombie Dies at 77
February – Leslie Carter Dies at 25
February – Broadway & Film Actor Ben Gazzara Dies
February – Whitney Houston Dead at 48
February – Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66
April – Painter Thomas Kinkade Dead At 54
April – 60 Minutes Reporter Mike Wallace Dead At 93
April – Dick Clark Dies at 82
May – NFL Star Junior Seau Found Dead at 43
May – Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Dies at 47
May – Donna Summer Dies at 63
May – Robin Gibb Dies at 62
June – Author Ray Bradbury Dies at 91
June – Rodney King Dies at 47
June – Nora Ephron Dead at 71
July – Television Icon Andy Griffith Dead at 86
July – Oscar Winning Actor Ernest Borgnine Dead at 95
July – Sylvester Stallone‘s Son Found Dead
July – Oscar Winning Actress Celeste Holm Dead at 95
July – Usher‘s Stepson Kile Dead After Jetski Accident
July – The JeffersonsSherman Hemsley Dead at 74
July – Chad Everett Dies of Lung Cancer at 75
July – Selena Actress Lupe Ontiveros Dead at 69
August – Oscar-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dead at 68
August – Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide, Jumps From Bridge
August – Legendary Comedian Phyllis Diller Dead at 95
August – Neil Armstrong: First Man On The Moon Dead
September – Oscar Winning Lyricist Hal David Dead At 91
September – Michael Clarke Duncan Dead at 54
September – Legendary Crooner Andy Williams Dead at 84
October – Actor & Television Host Gary Collins Dies at 74
November – Dallas Actor Larry Hagman Dead at 81
December – Jenni Rivera Confirmed Dead After Plane Crash
December – Norah Jones‘ Father, Sitarist Ravi Shankar, Dead at 92
December – The Odd Couple Actor Jack Klugman Dead at 90
December – Charles Durning Dead At 89
December – Character Actor Harry Carey Jr. Dead at 91

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