Famous Deaths in February 2012

  • 1st Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88
  • 1st Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90
  • 1st Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88
  • 1st Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
  • 2nd Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • 3rd Norton Zinder, American biologist, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • 3rd Christopher Samuel Youd, British science fiction writer, dies at 89
  • 3rd Ben Gazzara, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 81
  • 3rd Zalman King, American actor and director, dies from cancer at 69
  • 4th Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
  • 4th Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 4th Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
  • 4th Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
  • 5th Sam Coppola, American actor, dies at 79
  • 6th Janice Voss, American astronaut, dies from breast cancer at 55
  • 6th Antoni Tapies, Spanish artist, dies at 88
  • 6th Peter Breck, American actor, dies at 82
  • 7th Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 7th Phil Bruns, American actor and writer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • 7th Florence Holway, American rape victim and activist, dies at 96
  • 8th Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
  • 8th Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
  • 10th Geoffrey Cornish, Canadian golf course architect, dies at 97
  • 10th Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53

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11th Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

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  • 12th Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66
  • 12th David Kelly, Irish actor, dies at 82
  • 12th John Severin, America comic book artist, dies at 90
  • 13th Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver, dies from colon and liver cancer at 59
  • 13th Mohamed Lamari, Chief of Staff of the Algerian Army, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 13th Lillian Bassman, American photographer and painter, dies at 94
  • 14th Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
  • 15th Charles Anthony, American Tenor dies from kidney failure at 82
  • 15th Charles Anthony [Caruso], American tenor, dies from kidney failure at 82
  • 16th Elyse Knox, American actress and model (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) dies at 94
  • 16th Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43
  • 16th Gary Carter, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher dies from brain tumor at 57
  • 16th Baddeley Devesi, first Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, dies at 70
  • 16th Harry McPherson, presidential counsel and lobbyist, dies from cancer at 82
  • 17th Ulric Neisser, American psychologist, dies at 83
  • 19th John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92
  • 19th Steve Kordek, American pinball machine designer, dies at 100
  • 20th Renato Dulbecco, Italian-born American virologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 97
  • 21st Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer, dies at 86
  • 21st Colin Ireland, British 'Gay Slayer' serial killer, dies at 57
  • 21st Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, dies at 89
  • 21st John Michuki, Kenyan politician, dies from heart attack at 79
  • 21st Barney Rosset, American publisher and free speech advocate, dies at 89
  • 21st Eiko Ishioka, Japanese Costume designer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 22nd Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • 23rd Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer, dies at 74
  • 24th Jan Berenstain, American author dies from a stroke at 88
  • 24th Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
  • 24th Kenneth Price, American ceramic artist and print maker, dies from cancer at 77
  • 24th Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92
  • 25th Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
  • 25th Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
  • 25th Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
  • 27th Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, dies from cancer at 91

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29th Davy Jones, English musician, dies from heart attack at 66

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