2012 Celebrity Deaths

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Larry Martin Hagman. Born in Born September 21st, 1931 Hagman was best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1980s television show "Dallas" and astronaut Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." He died November 23rd, 2012. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
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Michael Clarke Duncan
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he had been treated for a heart attack he suffered back in July. He was 54 years old. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Andy Williams
Singer Andy Williams, born December 3, 1927 died at the age of 84 on September 25, 2012. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Phyllis Diller
Comedian Phyllis Diller died Monday August 20, 2012 in her Los Angeles home at the age of 95. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
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Ron Palillo
Actor Ron Palillo, who played goofball Horshack in the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died of an apparent heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. He was 63. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
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Opening Reception And Award Ceremony For The Israeli Film Festival
Helen Gurley Brown, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazines' 64 international editions and one of the world's most influential editors, died Monday August 13, 2012 at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She was 90. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for the Israeli Film Festival)
(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for the Israeli Film Festival)
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Marvin Hamlisch
Composer Marvin Hamlisch seen here November 2009, died Monday August 6th, 2012 in Los Angeles, California after a brief illness. Hamlisch composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line." He was 68. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal, the novelist, essayist and playwright, will be remembered as much for his outspokenness and scorn for popular culture and politics as for his 60-year writing career. He died Tuesday July 31, 2012 at age 86.
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Sherman Hemsley
Actor Sherman Hemsley attends the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held on March 7, 2004 at The Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, California. Hemsley was found dead on July 24th, 2012. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Ernest Borgnine
Actor Ernest Borgnine Dead Died Sunday, July 8th, At The Age Of 92. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Nora Ephron
Director Nora Ephron, seen here during a visit to SiriusXM's "The wowOwow Radio Show" on April 11, 2012, died Tuesday June 26th 2012 of leukemia. She was 71. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
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Rodney King Signs Copies Of His New Memoir
Rodney King, who's beating in Los Angeles in 1991 led to the nation's worst race riots, was found Sunday June 17th, 2012 at the bottom of the swimming pool at his home in Rialto, Calif. He was 47. His death is being treated as an apparent drowning. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury, seen here in a 2009 photo, died in California on June 6, 2012 at the age of 91. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Survey says? It became a national catchphrase among fans of "Family Feud," who mimicked the soaring pronouncement of those words from the show's host, Richard Dawson. The British-born entertainer, who became known to earlier TV audiences for his work on "Hogan's Heroes," died Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Los Angeles at the age of 79. (Source: ABC)
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Kathryn Joosten
Kathryn Joosten
Kathryn Joosten, a veteran character actress who played the crotchety, nosey Karen McCluskey on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," died Saturday, June 2, 2012. Joosten also appeared on "The West Wing" as Mrs. Landingham, the president's secretary. Joosten had battled lung cancer for years. She was 72. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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Robin Gibb, 62, died Sunday May 20, "following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," his family announced in a statement released by Gibb's representative Doug Wright. (Photo credit: STEPHANE DANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Disco legend Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," "Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girl" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, died Thursday May 17th. She was 63. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Vidal Sassoon, arguably the first celebrity hair stylist, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84. Sassoon died of natural causes, according to police. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Manhattan Museum To Honor "Wild Things" Author
Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, standing with a character from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," died May 7, 2012. He was 83. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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George Lindsey
Actor George Lindsey of "The Andy Griffith Show" died May 6th. He was 83. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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FILE: Junior Seau Found Dead
Former NFL star Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, Calif. home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Seau was a standout linebacker with the University of Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers, whom he led to the Super Bowl following the 1994 season. He remained with the Chargers until 2003 and went on to play with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring after the 2009 season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Dick Clark
Dick Clark
TV personality Dick Clark died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 after suffering a heart attack following a medical procedure. He was 82. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ATI)
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Musician Earl Scruggs performs onstage during day one of California's Stagecoach Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 25, 2009 in Indio, California. Scruggs died March 28, 2012 at the age of 88 of natural causes. (Photo by Paul Butterfield/Getty Images)
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Andrew Breitbart
Andrew Breitbart
Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who ran BigGovernment.com, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 1. 2012. He was 43. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Davy Jones
The lead singer of The Monkees, Davy Jones, died after suffering a heart attack in Martin County on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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Whitney Houston
Multi-Grammy award winning singer Whitney Houston died Feb. 11, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was 48. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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US-Italian actor Ben Gazzara, a prolific stage and screen actor whose credits ranged from playing Brick in the original Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to costarring with Patrick Swayze in 1989's Road House, died of pancreatic cancer on Feb. 3, 2012 at 81. (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Robert Hegyes
Actor Michael DeLorenzo (left) poses with actor Robert Hegyes (right) on March 15, 2006, Hegyes, best known for playing Juan Epstein in Welcome Back, Kotter, died after an apparent heart attack on Jan. 26th, 2012 at the age of 60. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Don Cornelius
Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012 inside his Los Angeles home. He was 75. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
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Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno died Sunday January 22nd. The legendary head football coach at Pennsylvania State University, who was undergoing chemotherapy for a treatable form of lung cancer, died from complications at the age of 85. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
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Etta James
Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," died Friday Jan. 20, 2102, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Canadian Sarah Burke
Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke died on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from injuries sustained in a superpipe accident. (Photo credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bowling Hall of Famer Don Carter died at his home in Miami on Jan. 5, 2012. He was hospitalized with pneumonia complicated by emphysema. Carter was bowling's original superstar. He's seen here in 1979. (Source: Miami Herald)
(Source: Miami Herald)
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