Famous people dead celebrities died 2012

Famous people who are dead and celebrities who died in 2012:

January 1 2012 death announcements:
Celebrity soccer player dead 2012 – Gary Ablett, a former Liverpool and Everton soccer player, died. Ablett had cancer and died from its complications. Ablett was 46 when he passed away, after suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Ablett died on Sunday, Jan 1, 2012.

Famous philanthropist death Jan 2 2012 – William Polk Carey died on Jan 2 2012. Carey was a philanthropist who donated many millions of dollars to establish business schools in universities. Carey passed away at the age of 81. Carey has his own investment company which managed money for investors.

Sports broadcaster death Jan 2 2012 – Turner Sports anchor Jim Huber has died. Huber passed away on Monday, Jan 2, 2012. Huber, 67, died in Atlanta. He had worked 27 years with Turner Sports, the cable TV network.

Famous author death Jan 3, 2012 – Josef Skvorecky, 87, has died, on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012. Skvorecky and his wife Zdena Salivarova became publishers to print works by Czech writers who had been banned by the Communist Czechoslovakia, back in the day when communists ruled the country.

Celebrity guitarist dead Jan 3 2012 – Bob Weston, a former guitarist for the band Fleetwood Mac, has died. Bob Weston died at 64, in his home, in London.

Cartoonist death Dec 30 2011 – Ronald Searle has died. Searle was famous for bing the creator of the fictional school girl series, St Trinian’s. Searle, 91, died in his sleep.

Famous politician death 2012 – Malam Bacai Sanha, the president of Guinea-Bissau, has died. Mr Sanha was the head the of the country in West Afica. Mr Sanha, 64, was hospitalized in a France. He passed away in hospital.

Famous pianist dies 2012 – Alexis Weissenberg, 82, a pianist in Bulgaria, has died. Weissenberg died at 82.

Celeb producer dead Jan 7 2012 – Richard Hopkins, 47, has died. Hopkins was a British TV producer. He had cancer and suffered for the past 8 months, before his death. Hopkins created Strictly Come Dancing. Later, he exported the reality dance show to the US, where it was named Dancing with the Stars. Hopkins left behind his wife, and 3 daughters.

Celeb drummer dead 2011 – Tom Ardolino, an ex-drummer in the NRBQ, has died. Ardolino, 56, has died.

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator coach’s son death 2012 – Joe Philbin’s son has dead. Michael T Philbin, 21, disappeared on Sunday, Jan 8, 2012. His body was recovered from Fox River, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mike Philbin was a student at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He was the second child in the family. His parents are Joe Philbin and Diane Philbin. The couple has 5 other children.

Celeb actress death 2012 – Denise Darcel, 87, is dead.

Politician death 2012 – Rauf Denktash, 87, a former leader in Turkish Cypriot, has died.

Journalist death 2012 – Richard Threlkeld, 74, a journalist, is dead. Dick Threlkeld was killed in a car accident in Long Island. Threlkeld, a correspondent with ABC News and CBS, died on Fri, Jan 13 2012.

Celebrity young death Jan 14 2012 – Arfa Karim Randhawa, from Pakistan, has died at 16. Ms Randhawa was the World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. She died in hospital, after suffering from epileptic brain seizures. By Dec 22, 2011, it was determined that Randhawa suffered brain damage and was seriously ill. Her heart wasn’t beating and her brain received no blood circulation.

Celebrity deaths 2012 – Johnny Otis is dead.

Celeb singer death 2012 – Etta James, 73, is dead.

Celeb sportswoman dead 2012 – Sarah Burke has died from her injuries.

Celebrity musician dead 2012 – Winston Riley, 65, is dead. Riley was a famous musician/ music producer, from Jamaica.

Celeb death 2012 – Blake Shelton’s father, Dick Shelton, has died. Dick Shelton passed away on Jan 18 2012.

Celebrity dead 2012 – James Farentino, 73, is dead. Farentino died in the Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Celeb sportsman dead 2012 – Alexis Smith, director of a basketball team at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, died on Mon, Jan 23, 2012. Alexis Smith was 48 when he passed away. Mr Smith suffered a hear attack and died.

Celebrity actor death 2012 – Dick Tufeld has died. Tufeld, 85, was an actor.

Celebrity actor dead 2012 – Robert “Bobby” Hegyes, 60, has died. Hegyes acted as Juan Epstein on “Welcome Back Kotter,” a TV show. Hegyes died in his Metuchen home, in New Jersey, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2012.

Celebrity designer dead 2012 – Eiko Ishioka, 73, a costume designer, has died. Ishioka’s work can be seen in the costumes for the stage play, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”.

Celebrity sportsman dead 2012 – Joe Paterno, 85, is dead. Paterno revealed he had lung cancer in Nov 2011. Joe Pa died on Sat, Jan 21, 2012. Paterno left behind wife Sue Paterno, children Diana, Joseph Jr. “Jay”, Mary Kay, David and Scott, and 17 grandchildren.

Celebrity actor dead 2012 – Nicol Williamson has died. Williamson, 75. a British actor, died.

Celeb pianist dead 2012 – Clare Fischer, 83, has died. Clare Fischer had been a pianist, music composer, and arranger during her long career as a musician.

Celebrity Tv host death 2012 – Don Cornelius, 75, is dead. Cornelius was a TV show host and producer. Cornelius had just finished with the production of one of his shows, when he suddenly killed himself. On Tuesday, Feb 1, 2012, Cornelius was found critically injured with a gunshot wound. He was sent to hospital, but his life couldn’t be saved.

Leslie Carter, sister of a musician, Nick Carter, died. Leslie Carter, 25, was believed to have died from an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Leslie was a reality TV show star. She appeared in the House Of Carters. Leslie has a daughter, who’s only 1 year old. Leslie Carter was once a singer. She used to be known for a hit song, during her hey days.

Celebrity artist dead 2012 – Mike Kelley, an artist, has died. The cause of death was not made official, but it was rumored that Mike Kelley committed suicide.

Celebrity sportsman dead 2012 – Joe Paterno, 85, is dead. Paterno revealed he had lung cancer in Nov 2011. Joe Pa died on Sat, Jan 21, 2012. Paterno left behind wife Sue Paterno, children Diana, Joseph Jr. “Jay”, Mary Kay, David and Scott, and 17 grandchildren.

Celebrity actor dead 2012 – Nicol Williamson has died. Williamson, 75. a British actor, died.

Celebrity trainer died 2012 – Angelo Dundee, the former trainer of boxing champion Muhammad Ali, has died.

Celeb singer death Feb 1 2012 – David Peaston, 54, is dead. Peaston was a singer whose health suffered as a consequence of diabetes. Peaston died form complications of diabetes.

Celebrity opera songtress dead 2012 – Camilla Williams, an opera singer, is dead. Camilla Williams used to sing as a soprano on stage in operas. Williams passed away at 92.

Fri, Feb 3, 2012 – Steve Appleton died in a plane crash. Appleton, 51, the CEO and chairman of Micron technology Inc, loved to fly light airplanes. He died doing what he loved most. May his spirit soar in the skies.

Death 2012 – Ben Gazzara died. Ben Gazzara was 81 when he passed away.

Celebrity deaths 2012 – Josh Powell, the husband of a missing woman, Susan Powell, has died. Josh Powell committed suicide. He was a person-of-interest in the case of his missing wife, who disappeared in Dec 2009.

Celebrity TV weatherman reporter death 2012 – Andy Gabrielson, a meteorologist on NBC’s Dateline Weather Channel, died in a car accident. Gabrielson was killed when a driver moving on the wrong way, crashed into his car. Gabrielson passed away on Sat, Feb 4, 2012.

Celeb sportsman dead 2012 – Alexis Smith, director of a basketball team at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, died on Mon, Jan 23, 2012. Alexis Smith was 48 when he passed away. Mr Smith suffered a hear attack and died.

Celeb death 2012 – Dan Evins, the founder of Cracker Barrel, has died.

Celeb death 2012 – Dick Kniss, the bassist for the folksy band, Peter, Paul and Mary, has died. Dick Kniss was a faithful band member who stayed with them for 50 years. Dick Kniss died at the age of 74.

Celebrity actor death 2012 – Dick Tufeld has died. Tufeld, 85, was an actor.

Celebrity dead 2012 – James Farentino, 73, is dead. Farentino died in the Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Jeffrey Zaslow, a writer, has died. Zaslow passed away in a car crash.

Peter Breck, 82, actor, has died, on Feb 8, 2012.

Celebrity singer death 2012 – Whitney Houston, 48, has died. Houston passed away in a hotel room of the Beverly Hilton, in Los Angeles. Houston was last seen in public, on Friday night, Feb 10, 2012. She was found dead on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Houston supposedly enjoyed herself in the social scene that night. Houston’s death may not be ruled suspicious as police do not suspect any foul play. Whitney Houston, 1963 – 2012.

Actor death 2012 – Nick Santino, 47, committed suicide. Santino was sad over the death of his beloved pit bull pet. His neighbors at his apartment complex had complained about his dog and he felt compelled to euthanize his 5 year old best friend. The Brooklyn native was an actor in a soap opera. The dog died on Tue, Feb 7, 2012, which was actually Santino’s birthday.

Celebrity singer death Feb 12 2012 – Whitney Houston was found unresponsive by a member of her entourage. The person called the Beverly Hilton hotel staff, who then made a 911 call for help. Police, the FD department’s paramedics and emergency responders within the area rushed to the scene. They found Houston in the bathtub. Paramedics performed CPR but she could not be revived. Whitney Houston was pronounced dead that Saturday afternoon, Feb 12, 2012. Beverly Hills Police Department police are waiting for a judge to issue a search warrant to go through her hotel room.

Actor’s death 2012 – David Kelley, 82, actor, has died. David Kelley was one of the actors who played a grandfather, in the movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Celebrity actress death 2012 – Zina Bethune Feeley, 66, has died. Zina Bethune was killed after being hit by two cars. On Sunday night, Feb 12, 2012, Bethune was driving along a road, when she stopped her car, to look at an injured animal, an opossum. It was already dead. She was hit by a car from the oncoming traffic lane. Bethune was flung across the road by the force of the impact. A second car hit her and she was dragged for around 600 feet. Bethune died as a result of her injuries, on Monday morning, Feb 13, 2012. Zina was a ballerina, dancer, actress and dance teacher. She struggled with scoliosis and lymphedema, overcoming her disabilities. Zina became a dancer at 14 years old. Later, she turned her attention to other areas. Zina Bethune Feeley, RIP.

Celebrity deaths 2012 – John Rich, 86, a director, has died.

Celebrity singer death 2012 – Casmilla Williams, 92, a former singer, has died. Camilla Williams was one of the first US black singers to join the opera.

Celebrity baseball player death 2012 Gary Carter, ex baseball Hall of Famer, has died. Carter used to paly for the New York Mets. He suffered from brain cancer before his death. Carter passed away at the age of 57.

Reporter’s death 2012 – Anthony Shadid has died. Shadid suffered an asthma attack and passed away in Syria. Shadid won two Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2010. He was a war correspondent in Iraq at that time. Shadid was with a colleague from the New York Times, when he fell unconscious due to labored breathing from his asthma problem. He expired soon afterwards.

Neil Hope, a former actor has died in 2007. Neil Hope used to star in the TV shows, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. The shows ran from 1987 to 1991. Neil Hope played the role of Derek Wheeler in the TV shows. After the shows ended their runs on TV, Neil Hope disappeared from public view. He didn’t keep in touch with his family. He didn’t maintain communication with his friends. He was 35, when he died of natural causes. Police in Hamilton, Ontario, could not identify his body. His death was unknown and uninformed, until recently, when Canadian police managed to trace his identity.

Chris Myers’ son, Christopher Myers, 19, died, in an accident. Thursday, Feb 16, 2012, marks the death of the NASCAR ON FOX stuido host’s son’s death.

Elyse Knox, actress, died. Ms Knox was active in the 1940s. She passed away at 94.

Celebrity musician death 2012 – Michael Davis died at 68. Michael Davis was from the rock abnd MC5. He played bass and was also a music producer. Michael Davis died of liver failure.

Dick Anthony Williams, 77, actor, has died.

Ric Waite, 78, a cinematographer, is dead.

Famous photographer death 2012 – Marie Colvin, a camerawoman, has died in Syria

TV producer death 2012 – Jeff Rice, producer for Amazing Race, died in Africa. Rice allegedly died of an overdose.

Musician death 2012 – Mike Melvoin, 74, has died. He was a musician, a composer and pianist.

Musician death 2012 – Billy Strange, 81, died. Strange was a guitarist and music arranger for recording artistes.

Pinball machine game designer death 2012 – Steve Kordek, 100, is dead.

Sullivan Walker, 68, an actor and playwright, has died. Sullivan Walker passed away suddenly on Monday, Feb 20, 2012.

Nelson Mandela may be ill and dying. Although reports said he was getting better and in a stable condition, some think otherwise. Is Nelson Mandela dying?

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies 2012 – Jan Berenstain, 88, one of the creators of the cartoon characters, the Berenstain Bears, has died.

Red Holloway, 84, has died. Holloway, a jazz saxophist, passed away.

Famous musician death 2012 – Davy Jones, 66, a musician, has died. Davy Jones was one of the band members in The Monkees. Mr Jones died of a heart attack, while he was in Florida.

In Pirates of the Caribbean, there is a character named Davy Jones. He is a pirate who is the enemey of Jack Sparrow.

Political blogger death March 1 2012 – Andrew Breitbart, 43, has died. Breitbart was a blooger who wrote from his conservative point of view, on politics. His websites included breitbart.com and biggovernment.com. Breitbart was found unconscious, near his home, after he went out for a stroll. He died in the early hour, just after midnight, on March 1, 2012.

Guitarist death 2012 – Ronnie Montrose, 64, a guitarist, has died.

Songwriter death 2012 – Robert Sherman, a lyric writer, has died. Robert Sherman was famous for writing “Its A Small World”.

Singer’s death 2012 – James T Ellis, 74, has died. Mr Ellis used to sing for the band called The Trammps.

Famous street man’s death – Albert Leslie Cochran, a famous street person, has died. Leslie used to wear a thong to promote himself. He became an icon and used his image to sell products. Leslie died on Thursday, March 8, 2012. He had been ill for at least 2 years, bgefore he finally expired.

Famous comedian death 2012 – Peter Bergman, 72, has died.

Sportsman death 2012 – Nick Zoricic, a world ski racer champion, has died. Zoricic died after he crashed into safety nets, at a skicross World Cup competition. The Canadian passed away.

The King of Tonga, George Tupou V, has died. George Tupou V was 63 when he passed away.
He was in a hospital, in Honmg Kong, when he died.

Musician death 2012 – King Stitt, 72, also known as one of the first musicians to promote rap reggae, has died. King Stitt died at 72.

Cartoonist death 2012 – Al Ross, an artist for a cartoon strip, has died. Al Ross was 100 when he passed away.

Musician death 2012 – Sam Rivers, jazz musician, 88, has died. Rivers had a bout of pneumonia and succumbed to his illness.

Sportswoman death 2012 – Samantha Wopat, 19, died. Wopat, also known as Sam Wopat the volleyball player, passed away on Sunday, March 25. She was hospitalized for 8 days following her collapse in her campus, at Stanford University. Her cause of death was not revealed to the public.

Poet death 2012 – Adrienne Rich, 82, a female poet best known for her feminist views, has died. Adrienne Rich passed away at the age of 82.

Musician death 2012 – Earl Scruggs, 88, a banjo player in Bluegrass music, has died. Earl Scruggs passed away in Nashville, at the age of 88.

Author’s death 2012 – Harry Crews, 76, has died. He was a writer. Crews was an author. He passed away in Florida.

Long distance runner death 2012 – Micah True has died.

Ex-President’s death 2012 – Miguel de la Madrid, the ex-president of Mexico, has died.

Musician death 2012 – Jimmy Little died at the age of 75.

Film maker death 2012 – Jamaa Fanaka, 69, is dead. She was a black film maker who made people sit up and take notice.

Doctor’s death 2012 – Dr Leila Denmark, 114, has died.

Academic’s death 2012 – Richard Descoings was discovered dead in a hotel room, in New York. It was Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Descoings, 53, was a famous academic, in Paris, France. Some of his belongings appeared to have been thrown out of his hotel room window. His death is being investigated as unexplained. Several angles of investigation have been opened. Some suspect a suicide, or others who could have been involved. Some witnesses said they thought they heard vfoices coming from Drescoings’ hotel room, before he was found dead.

Former Royalty death 2012 – Neslisah Sultan, 91, is dead. She was the oldest member of the Ottoman Dynasty.

Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor, has died. Catlett passed away at 96. She was best known for making the statue of Louis Armstrong.

Inventer death 2012 – Jim Marshall, 88, the creator of the guitar amplifier, has died. Jim Marshall was nicknamed “Father of Loud” for inventing the music amp kit, which was then used by many musicians.

Car designer death 2012 – Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer of the Porsche 911, is dead. Porsche died at 76.

Connor Penhall, 21, has died. Penhall was a motorcross racer and worked as a contruction contract crew member. He was on the CalTrans project in Baldwin Hills. He was killed when struck by a driver named Takamoto Matsuhiko. The motorist is suspected to have been drunk behind the wheel. Connor Penhall’s father is Bruce Penhall, a former racer and actor, in CHiPS.

Potato chips founder death 2012 – James S Herr, the founder of the potato chips brand Herr, has died. Herr passed away at 87. His food empire comprised of many snack foods.

Landscape painter death 2012 – Thoimas Kinkade, a painter who did brush paintings of landscape, has died. Thomas Kinkade died on April 6, 2012. He passed way at the age of 54.

Death – Jose Wejebe, TV host and pilot.

Dead 2012 – Mike Wallace, 93, a former TV journalist with CBS, has died. Mike Wallace had worked at the TV station’s “60 Minutes” for 38 years.

Dead 2012 – Mark Lenzi, 43, ex Olympic champion in diving, has died. He won a gold medal in the Barcelona Olympics in 1989. No other American has won a gold medal in the Olympics, for the diving category, since 1989. Before his death, Lenzi was teaching diving, at the East Carolina University, for the past 2 seasons. Mark Lenzi fell ill a fortnight ago. He had lost consciousness several times. Lenzi was warded in hospital. He died on Monday, April 9, 2012. Mark Lenzi left behind his wife, Dorothy Lenzi.

Footballer dead in 2012 – Blair Kiel, a former footballer, has died. Kiiiel passed away in hospital. He was 50 years old. Kiel was at his relative’s home, when he fell ill. Emergency services were called in and he was sent to hospital. Doctors battled to save his life but he failed to respond. Kiel died on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Kiel was a former quarterback for the Notre Dame, a team with the NFL.

Seriously ill 2012 – Robin Gibbs is in a coma. He has pneumonia. Gibbs had been ill fro the last couple of years. He had an intestinal illness, of a similar type that had struck a few members of his family.

Piermario Morosini died on Sat, April 14, 2012. Piermario Morosini suffered a herat attack during a soccer match, and passed away.

author death 2012 – Dora Saint has died. Dora Saint was the writer of a series of novels about Miss Read. Ms Saint died at 98, in her home, near London.

Sportsman death 2012 – Rich Saul, 64, has died. Rich Saul used to play center (football) for the LA Rams.

Producer death 2012 – Martin Poll, 89, has died. Poll was a producer whose work, Lion In Winter, became very famous.

Drummer death 2012 – Levron Helm, 71, has died. Helm was a drummer for The Band.

Actor’s death 2012 – Jopnathan Frid, 87, an actor in “Dark Shadows”, has died. The show used to be a classic soap opera on vampires. Frid died in hometown, in Ontario, Canada. He was hospitalised and passed away in hospital. He died of natural causes.

Celebrity death 2012 – Greg Ham, a member of the group, Men At Work, is dead. On Thur, April 19, 2012, Greg Ham was found dead. Ham, 58, died in Auatralia. His death is being investigated.

Author’s death 2012 – Doris Betts, 79, has died. Betts was ahn author from North Carolina. She died of lung cancer.

Actor’s death 2012 – Tiago Kilmeck killed himself accidentally, while performing in a stage play. Kilmeck was acting in the role of Judas Isacriot, one of Jesus’ apostles, on Friday, April 6, 2012. Kilmeck’s body was supposed to be suspended by a safety harness, while he hung from a rope, during the hanging scene. The harness did not work properly and Kilmeck was left unconscious. By the time the cast members realized something was wrong with Kilmeck and rushed to his aid, he was in a coma. In hospital, doctors placed him on life support. On April 22, after 2 weeks on the life support, doctors decided to turn off the machine. Kilmeck passed away. Investigators are checking on the harness used by KIlmeck.

Thomas Marth has died. He was a former sax player for the band, The Killers. Marth was discovered dead in a hotel room, in Las Vegas. He had committed suicide.

Amarillo Slim, 83, a former poker player, has died. Slim was one of the early celebrities who made a name for themselves, playing high stakes poker.

Composer death – Joe Goldsmith, 54, a music composer, has died.

Sportsman death – Alexander Dale Oen, a world champion swimmer from Norway, has died. Oen was at a training center, in Flagstaff, Arizona, when he died. Oen was 26 when he passed away.

Sportsman death 2012 – Junior Seau, former footballer with the NFL, is dead. Junior Seau may have killed himself in a suicide, on May 2, 2012.

Musician dead – Charles “Skip” Pitts, 65, a guitarist, is dead.

Actress death 2012 – Patricia Medina, 92, an actress, is dead. Patricia Medina was once a popular actress in Hollywood. Her hey days were in the 1950s, when she was in demand, as a leading lady, in many Hollywood films.

Adam Yauch, 47, a founding member of the band the Beastie Boys, has died. Adam Yauch died from cancer.

Bob Stewart, 91, TV producer, is dead. Bob Stewart used to create several TV game shows which were popular.

Jim McCrary, 72, a photographer, has died.

George Lindsey, 83, an actor, has died.

Digby Wolfe, 82, a British comedy writer, died.

Author’s death 2012 – Maurice Sendak, an author, whose famous book is “Where The Wild Things Are, is dead.

Sportsperson death 2012 – Stacy Robinson, 50, is dead. Robinson was a former wide receiver for the New York Giants, was fighting cancer, when he died. Robin left behind his wife Nadine Robinson, and their 3 sons.

Hairdresser & businessman death 2012 – Vidal Sasson is dead. Sasson was a hair dresser who expanded his empire to include hair care products. Vidal Sasson, 84, was married four times during his life. He left behind his latest wife, Rhonda Sasson, and three children. Sasson was famous for creating a classical hair style, named The Bob. In contemporary times, many celebrities still sport The Bob. Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry and Paris Hilton, have all worn The Bob at least once in their lifetime.

Photographer death 2012 – Horst Faas, 79, a war photographer with the AP, has died.

Carl Beane, 59, the Red Sox Public Annoucement voice, has died. Carl Beane had worked at Fenway Park, since 2003. He was driving, when he had a heart attack and died.

Musician death 2012 – “Donald Duck” Dunn, is dead. He used to play in a blues band, called the Blues Brothers.

Actor dead 2012 – Mitchell Guist, an actor in “Swamp People”, has died. he had a seizure, while boating, on the Belle River, in Louisiana.

Mary Kennedy, 52, is dead. Mary Kennedy was the ex-wife of Robert F Kennedy Jr. She committed suicide.

Jim Abdnor, 89. a former US senator from South Dakota, died at 89.

Harold A Poling, 86, a former chairman of Ford Motors, has died.

Musician death 2012 – Chuck Brown, one of the earliest musicians to popularize the Go-Go music trend, has died. Chuck Brown died at 75.

Singer’s death 2012 – Donna Summer, 63, has died. Summer died after fighting lung cancer.

Singer’s death 2012 – Robin Gibbs, one of the trio in Bee Gees, has died. Robin, 62, died after a long battle with cancer.

Raleigh Chopper bike designer dead – Alan Oakley died at 85. He designed the Raleigh Chopper bike, after being inspired by Peter Fonda, who rode a bike, in his movie, Easy Rider.

Actress death 2012 – Janet Carroll, 71, an actress, has died.

Boxer death 2012 – Johnny Tapia, 45, is dead. He was found dead in his home, in Albuquerque.

Yvette Wilson, who had been fighting stage 4 cervical cancer and kidney disease, died Thursday, June 15, 2012

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has died. He was 78.
Jung Ah-yul, 25, Korean actress, has died. Jung was found dead in her home, after committing suicide.

Rodney King, 47, is dead. King was the black man, who was filmed being assaulted by policemen, in 1991. His beating sparked a series of riots in LA, California. King’s rise to fame made him rich, but he suffered from alcohol abuse. His fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, discovered King in their swimming pool, early Sunday morning, on June 17, 2012. Police and emergency responders could not resuscitate King.

Richard Adler, 90, a music composer, has died.

Nora Ephron, 71, a screenwriter, has died. Ephron was famous for her scripts for “When Harry met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.

Don Grady, 68, actor, has died.

Doris Singleton, 92, is dead. Ms Singleton used to be ab actress, in the TV comedy, “I Love Lucy”.

Barry Becher, a TV commercial adman, has died.

Yitzhak Shamir, ex Israeli prime minister, died at 96.

Andy Griffith, 86, a TV personality, died on Tues, July 3, 2012. Griffith had suffered a variety of heart disease problems, in his last years of life.

Lionel Batiste, a musician, has died.

Ernest Borgnine, 96, an actor is dead.

Anthony Sedlak, 29, a celebrity chef, was found dead. Sedlak collapsed in his home and was found unresponsive on Friday, July 6, 2012.

Marion Cunningham, 96, a cookbook author, has died.

Maria Cole, 89, is dead. Maria Cole was the widow of singer, Nate King Cole.

Sage Moonblood Stallone, 36, has died. He was the son of actor Sylvester Stallone. He was a child actor, appearing in his father’s movie, Rocky V. sage later became a director and producer. Sage is suspected to have died from an accidental overdose of pills. His body was found on Friday, July 13, 2012.

Richard D Zanuck, 77, producer, has died.

Jon Lord, former keyboard player for the band Deep Purple, has died. Jon Lord passed away at the age of 71.

Stephen Covey, 79, an author of motivational, self help book, has died.

Celeste Holm, 95, actress, is dead.

Kitty Wells, 92, a country music singer, has died.

Grant Feasel, 52, former footballer with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, has died. Grant Feasel passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012.

Rajesh Khanna, 69, an actor, has died. Khanna was India’s Bollywood film industry’s first super star.

Tom Davis, 59, is dead. Tom Davis was one of the writers behind Saturday Night Live. He suffered from cancer, before his passing.
Sally Ride, 61, the first American woman astronaut in space, has died. Sally Ride had been a lesbian, who remained in the closet. After her death, people read about her life long partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy.

Chad Everett, 75, an actor, has died. Everett was famous for his role in “Medical Center”.
Sherman Hemsley, 74, actor, is dead. Hemsley was popular in the TV show, The Jeffersons.

Kathi Goertzen, a TV anchor, at KOMO News, is dead. Ms Goertzen suffered from tumors. She was brave in her long, 14 year battle with her illness.

Joey Kovar, 29 has died. He was a celebrity from the TV series, “Real World”.

Judith Crist, 90, movie critic, is dead. Judith Crist was one of the first independent movie reviewers whose strong criticism helped to shape the film industry.

Marvin Hamlisch, 68, a music composer, has died. Hamlisch worked on the musical score of films.

David Rakoff, 47. had died. Rakoff was a writer famous for his humor, wit and observations in “This American Life”, and other publications.

Ron Palillo, actor, 63, is dead. Ron Palillo was best remembered for potraying Horshack, in the TV series, “Welcome Back Kotter”. he died on Tues, Aug 14, 2012.

Helen Gurley Brown, 90, author, is dead. Ms Brown wrote the famous book, “Sex and the Single Girl”, which showed she was way ahead of her time, in the 1960s.

Tony Scott, 68, director, is dead. Scott was the director in “Top Gun”. he committed suicide by jumping off a bridge – The Vincent Thomas Bridge, in san Pedro, on Sunday, Aug 19, 2012.

Phyllis Diller, 95, comedian, is dead.

Nina Bawden, 87, a writer, has died.

Jerry Nelson, 78, a puppeteer, is dead. He used to voice characters for the TV series, Sesame Street. One of the most memorable puppet voice was of The Count.

Neil Armstrong, 82, former astronaut, has died. He was the first man to walk on the moon.

AK Hangal, 95, an Actor from India, is dead.

Malcolm Browne, 81, is dead. He was a journalist and photographer.

Steve Franken, 80, actor, is dead. He was famous for his work in the TV show, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”.

Chris Lighty, 44, died on Thur., Aug 30, 2012. Lighty was found dead outside his apartment, with a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lighty was the founder of Violator Management, in charge of talents like Diddy, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and etc. Lighty recently had financial problems, like owing the IRS money, allegedly in the likes of $5 million.

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  1. Cassie Diaz

    What about Peter Breck? aka Nick Barkley

  2. What about Dick Clark?

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