Famous Deaths in May 2012

  • May 1 Charles "skip" Pitts, American soul and blues guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 65
  • May 2 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker, commits suicide at 43

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May 4 MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch
  • May 6 George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83
  • May 8 Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator, dies at 83
  • May 8 Nicholas Katzenbach, American Attorney General, dies at 90

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May 9 Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser and businessman, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon
  • May 10 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot, dies at 102
  • May 10 Carroll Shelby, American automobile designer, dies at 89
  • May 13 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70
  • May 15 Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author, dies from a haemorrhage at 83
  • May 16 James Abdnor, American senator, dies at 89

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May 17 Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby), dies from lung cancer at 63

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer
  • May 18 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86
  • May 19 Robert Boozer, American basketball player, dies at 75
  • May 20 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, convicted bomber (Pan Am 103), dies from prostate cancer at 60

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May 20 Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
  • May 22 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, dies at 85
  • May 23 Joseph Lesniewski, soldier (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), dies at 91
  • May 23 Paul Fussell, American historian, dies from natural causes at 88
  • May 25 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer, dies at 93
  • May 29 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89
  • May 30 Andrew Huxley, British physiologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94
  • May 30 Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78