Famous Deaths for Year 2012

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 434

Jan 1st - Nay Win Maung, Burmese physician, and pro-democracy activist, dies from a heart attack at 50
Jan 1st - Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
Jan 1st - Marcelle Narbonne, French supercentenarian and oldest person in Europe, died at 113
Jan 1st - Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer and politician, dies from gunshot to the head at 62
Jan 1st - Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
Jan 1st - Hermann Guggiari, Paraguayan engineer and sculptor, dies at 88
Jan 1st - Kiro Gligorov, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999
Jan 1st - Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90
Jan 1st - Elizabeth Brumfiel, American feminist archaeologist, dies of cancer at 66
Jan 1st - Gary Ablett, English footballer and manager, dies of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 46
Jan 1st - Alfredo Battisti, Roman Catholic Archdiosese of Udine, Italy, dies at 87
Jan 1st - Ed Jenkins, American Congressman for Georgia, died at 78
Jan 2nd - Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
Jan 2nd - Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
Jan 2nd - David Barron, British physicist and computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)
Jan 2nd - Ivan Calin, Moldavian President and Prime Minister 1980-1990, dies at 76
Jan 2nd - William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist, died from complications after a heart attack at 81
Jan 2nd - Gordon Hirabayashi, civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent dies after Alzheimer's disease at 93
Jan 3rd - Wylie Walker Vale, American Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, dies at 70.
Jan 3rd - Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist and judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94
Jan 3rd - Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer, dies of congestive heart failure at 97
Jan 3rd - Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer and publisher, dies at 87
Jan 3rd - Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found on this date)
Jan 3rd - Harold Zirin, American astronomer, dies at 82
Jan 4th - Eve Arnold, American photojournalist, dies at 99
Jan 4th - Ruben Ayala, American politician (California State Senator 1974-1998), dies of natural cause at 89
Jan 4th - James Crow, American geneticist, dies at 95
Jan 4th - Harry Fowler, English actor, dies at 85
Jan 4th - Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, dies from pneumonia at 64
Jan 4th - Rod Robbie, Canadian architect and planner, dies at 83
Jan 5th - Donald Carter, American professional bowler, dies from pneumonia and emphysema complications at 85
Jan 5th - Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
Jan 6th - Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
Jan 6th - Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and film-maker, dies at 96
Jan 6th - Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
Jan 6th - William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78
Jan 6th - Ellen Pence, social activist, dies from cancer at 63
Jan 6th - Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist, dies at 73
Jan 7th - Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77
Jan 9th - Malam Bacai Sanhá, President of Guinea-Bissau, dies of diabetes at 64
Jan 9th - Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
Jan 9th - Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
Jan 9th - Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
Jan 9th - William Roll, parapsychologist, dies at 85
Jan 10th - Gevork Vartanian, Soviet intelligence agent, dies at 87
Jan 12th - Reginald Hill, British crime author, dies of brain cancer at 75
Jan 12th - Bill Janklow, four-term Governor of South Dakota, dies of brain cancer at 72
Jan 12th - Charles Price, American businessman and diplomat, dies at 80
Jan 13th - Rauf Denktash, leader of Turkish Cypriots, dies of multiple organ failure at 87
Jan 13th - Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer, dies from cancer at 71
Jan 15th - Edward Derwinski, Chicago congressman 1959-83 and first Secretary of Veteran Affairs, dies of cancer at 85
Jan 16th - Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), died of heart failure at 71
Jan 16th - Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87
Jan 17th - Johnny Otis, R&B musician and talent scout, known as the godfather of rhythm and blues, dies at 90
Jan 17th - Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74
Jan 20th - John F Baker Jnr, United States Army Master Sergeant and Medal of Honour recipient dies at 66
Jan 20th - Etta James, American singer, dies from leukaemia at 73
Jan 21st - Roy John Britten, American molecular biologist, dies at 92
Jan 21st - Jonathan Idema, American torturer, kidnapper and con-artist, dies from Aids complications at 55
Jan 22nd - Joe Paterno, American College Hall of Fame football coach, dies from lung cancer at 85
Jan 22nd - Dick Tufeld, American voice actor, dies at 85
Jan 23rd - Anthony Capo, DeCavalcante crime family hitman and informant, dies from heart attack at 52/53
Jan 24th - James Farentino, American actor, dies from heart failure at 73
Jan 24th - Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
Jan 25th - Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor dies aged 82
Jan 26th - Ian Abercrombie, English actor, dies from kidney failure at 77
Jan 27th - Kevin White, American politician, dies at 82
Jan 29th - Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian politician, dies at 93
Jan 29th - Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
Jan 30th - Frederick Treves, English actor, dies at 86
Jan 30th - Mary Grierson, Welsh botanical artist, dies at 99
Jan 31st - mike Kelley, American artist, commits suicide at 57
Jan 31st - Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal, dies at 88
Jan 31st - Dorothea Tanning, American artist, dies at 101
Jan 31st - Tristram Coffin, American folklorist, dies from pneumonia at 89
Feb 1st - Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88
Feb 1st - Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90
Feb 1st - Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88
Feb 1st - Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
Feb 2nd - Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
Feb 3rd - Norton Zinder, American biologist, dies from pneumonia at 83
Feb 3rd - Christopher Samuel Youd, British science fiction writer, dies at 89
Feb 3rd - Ben Gazzara, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 81
Feb 3rd - Zalman King, American actor and director, dies from cancer at 69
Feb 4th - Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
Feb 4th - Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
Feb 4th - Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
Feb 4th - Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
Feb 5th - Sam Coppola, American actor, dies at 79
Feb 6th - Janice Voss, American astronaut, dies from breast cancer at 55
Feb 6th - Antoni Tapies, Spanish artist, dies at 88
Feb 6th - Peter Breck, American actor, dies at 82
Feb 7th - Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
Feb 7th - Phil Bruns, American actor and writer, dies of natural causes at 80
Feb 7th - Florence Holway, American rape victim and activist, dies at 96
Feb 8th - Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
Feb 8th - Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
Feb 10th - Geoffrey Cornish, Canadian golf course architect, dies at 97
Feb 10th - Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston (Feb 11th) Feb 11th - Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48
Feb 12th - Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66
Feb 12th - David Kelly, Irish actor, dies at 82
Feb 12th - John Severin, America comic book artist, dies at 90
Feb 13th - Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver, dies from colon and liver cancer at 59
Feb 13th - Mohamed Lamari, Chief of Staff of the Algerian Army, dies from a heart attack at 72
Feb 13th - Lillian Bassman, American photographer and painter, dies at 94
Feb 14th - Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
Feb 15th - Charles Anthony, American Tenor dies from kidney failure at 82
Feb 15th - Charles Anthony [Caruso], American tenor, dies from kidney failure at 82
Feb 16th - Elyse Knox, American actress and model (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) dies at 94
Feb 16th - Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43
Feb 16th - Gary Carter, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher dies from brain tumor at 57
Feb 16th - Baddeley Devesi, first Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, dies at 70
Feb 16th - Harry McPherson, presidential counsel and lobbyist, dies from cancer at 82
Feb 17th - Ulric Neisser, American psychologist, dies at 83
Feb 19th - John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92
Feb 19th - Steve Kordek, American pinball machine designer, dies at 100
Feb 20th - Renato Dulbecco, Italian-born American virologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 97
Feb 21st - Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer, dies at 86
Feb 21st - Colin Ireland, British 'Gay Slayer' serial killer, dies at 57
Feb 21st - Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, dies at 89
Feb 21st - John Michuki, Kenyan politician, dies from heart attack at 79
Feb 21st - Barney Rosset, American publisher and free speech advocate, dies at 89
Feb 21st - Eiko Ishioka, Japanese Costume designer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 74
Feb 22nd - Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
Feb 23rd - Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer, dies at 74
Feb 24th - Jan Berenstain, American author dies from a stroke at 88
Feb 24th - Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
Feb 24th - Kenneth Price, American ceramic artist and print maker, dies from cancer at 77
Feb 24th - Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92
Feb 25th - Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
Feb 25th - Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
Feb 25th - Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
Feb 27th - Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, dies from cancer at 91
Singer Davy JonesSinger Davy Jones (Feb 29th) Feb 29th - Davy Jones, English musician, dies from heart attack at 66
Mar 1st - Andrew Breitbart, American conservative blogger and publisher, dies at 43
Mar 2nd - Van Barfoot, American army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, dies at 92
Mar 2nd - Lawrence Anthony, South African conservationist and author, dies from heart attack at 61
Mar 2nd - James Wilson, American criminologist, dies at 80
Mar 2nd - Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (1964-1987), dies at 82
Mar 3rd - Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer, dies at 72
Mar 3rd - Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer, dies at 82
Mar 3rd - Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
Mar 3rd - Alex Webster, American football coach, dies at 80
Mar 3rd - Leonardo Cimino, American actor, dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 94
Mar 4th - Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball first baseman, dies at 73
Mar 4th - Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
Mar 5th - William Heirens, American serial killer, dies at 83
Mar 6th - Donald Payne, American Congressman, dies from colon cancer at 77
Mar 6th - Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese President, dies at 75

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