Famous Deaths in 2012 (Part 2)

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  • Apr 11 Ahmed Ben Bella, First president of Algeria, dies at 93
  • Apr 14 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • Apr 15 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold winning swimmer, dies from leukemia at 73
  • Apr 15 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, dies at 90
  • Apr 16 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98
  • Apr 17 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 18 Dick Clark, American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), dies from a heart attack at 82

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • Apr 19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
  • Apr 19 Valeri Vasiliev, Society ice hockey defenceman, dies at 62
  • Apr 20 Bert Weedon, English guitar player, dies at 91
  • Apr 21 Charles Colson, Nixon adviser (Watergate), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 80
  • Apr 27 Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Apr 28 Patricia Medina, English actress, dies from natural causes at 92
  • Apr 29 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister, dies at 69
  • Apr 29 Amarillo Slim, American professional poker player, dies at 83
  • 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
Rocker
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
Hairdresser
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
Singer
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
Singer-songwriter
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
  • Jun 2 Kathryn Joosten, american actress, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Jun 2 Richard Dawson, English-American actor, dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • Jun 5 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • Jun 5 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 7 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist, dies at 86
  • Jun 7 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • Jun 8 Frank Cady, American actor, dies at 96
  • Jun 11 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81
  • Jun 11 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, dies from heart disease at 94
  • Jun 11 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60

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Jun 12 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 13 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95

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Jun 17 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Jun 18 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78
  • Jun 18 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, dies from prostate cancer at 82
  • Jun 19 Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)
  • Jun 20 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 22 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48
  • Jun 24 Lonesome George, Pinta giant tortoise and rarest creature in the world, dies at c. 100
  • Jun 26 Ann Curtis, American Olympic swimmer, dies at 86
  • Jun 26 Nora Ephron, American author/screenwriter, dies from pneumonia at 71
  • Jun 27 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor, dies from cancer at 68
  • Jun 30 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96
  • Jul 1 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • Jul 2 Ben Davidson, American professional footballer and actor, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • Jul 3 Andy Griffith, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Jul 4 Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92
  • Jul 6 Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85

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Jul 8 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95

  • Jul 9 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78
  • Jul 13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award winning film producer, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Jul 13 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Jul 14 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), dies at 95
  • Jul 16 Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • Jul 16 Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • Jul 17 William Raspberry, American journalist, dies at 76
  • Jul 18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, dies from kidney problems at 69
  • Jul 19 Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Jul 20 Simon Ward, English actor, dies at 70
  • Jul 21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • Jul 22 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92

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Jul 23 Sally Ride, American astronaut and 1st American woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Jul 24 Chad Everett, American actor, dies from lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 24 Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • Jul 24 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • Jul 24 Robert Ledley, American physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Franz West, Austrian artist, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Norman Alden, American actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Jul 27 R G Armstrong, American actor and playwright, dies at 95
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Jul 27 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
  • Jul 30 Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Gore Vidal, American author, dies from pneumonia at 86
  • Aug 2 Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), dies at 75
  • Aug 6 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  • Aug 6 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98
  • Aug 6 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
  • Aug 6 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • Aug 10 Carlo Rambaldi, Italian Special effects artist, dies at 86
  • Aug 10 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78
  • Aug 13 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90
  • Aug 13 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • Aug 14 Ron Palillo, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Aug 14 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Aug 15 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87
  • Aug 15 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), commits suicide at 56
  • Aug 16 William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Aug 18 Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • Aug 19 Tony Scott, American director, commits suicide at 68

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Aug 20 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Aug 20 Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister, dies from liver cancer at 57
  • Aug 20 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), dies at 96
  • Aug 21 Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91
  • Aug 21 William Thurston, American mathematician, dies from melanoma at 65
  • Aug 22 Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87
  • Aug 23 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, dies from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 78
  • Aug 23 Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91
  • Aug 24 Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, dies at 76

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Aug 25 Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 28 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), dies at 87
  • Aug 30 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), dies of a gunshot wound at 44
  • Sep 1 Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister, dies from a brain tumour
  • Sep 1 Hal David, American Lyricist, dies at 91
  • Sep 2 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 3 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • Sep 3 Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist, dies at 92
  • Sep 5 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • Sep 6 Art Modell [Arthur], American businessman, dies from heart failure at 87
  • Sep 6 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
  • Sep 8 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer, dies from cancer at 69
  • Sep 9 Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • Sep 9 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
  • Sep 10 Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • Sep 10 Lance LeGault, American actor, dies at 75
  • Sep 11 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • Sep 14 Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Sep 16 John Ingle, American actor, dies from cancer at 84
  • Sep 17 Russell E. Train, American environmentalist, dies at 92
  • Sep 18 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77

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Sep 18 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Sep 23 Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, shot dead at 46
  • Sep 25 Andy Williams, American singer, dies from bladder cancer at 84
  • Sep 26 Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28
  • Sep 27 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Sep 27 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • Sep 30 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90
  • Oct 1 Eric J. Hobsbawm, British Marxist historian, dies from pneumonia at 95
  • Oct 5 Keith H.S. Campbell, British biologist, dies at 58
  • Oct 6 Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83
  • Oct 7 John Martin Tchicai, Danish saxophonist, dies at 76
  • Oct 9 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Oct 10 Alex Karras, American NFL player, dies from kidney failure at 77
  • Oct 10 Kyaw Zaw, Burmese politician and soldier, dies at 92
  • Oct 11 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • Oct 13 Gary Ennis Collins, American film and television actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • Oct 13 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73
  • Oct 14 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33

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Oct 15 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Oct 16 Eddie Yost, American MLB player, dies from cardiovascular disease at 86
  • Oct 17 Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60
  • Oct 17 Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Oct 18 David Spencer Ware, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
  • Oct 19 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian professional road racing cyclist, dies from an aneurysm at 91
  • Oct 21 George McGovern, US Politician, dies at 90
  • Oct 21 Yash Chopra, Indian director, dies from dengue fever and multiple organ failure at 80
  • Oct 21 Dann Cahn, American film editor, dies of natural causes at 89
  • Oct 22 Russell Means, Native American activist, dies from esophageal cancer at 72
  • Oct 22 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand rugby player, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, dies at 89
  • Oct 24 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94
  • Oct 25 Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104
  • Oct 25 John Connelly, English footballer, dies from cancer at 74
  • Oct 28 Jack Dellal, British property investor/multi-millionaire, dies from natural causes at 83
  • Oct 31 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler, dies at 82
  • Nov 1 Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player, bludgeoned to death at 55
  • Nov 2 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • Nov 3 Tommy Goodwin, British track cyclist, dies at 91
  • Nov 4 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Nov 5 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), dies from colon cancer at 72
  • Nov 5 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • Nov 5 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54
  • Nov 6 Clive Dunn, British actor, dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • Nov 6 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • Nov 7 Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85
  • Nov 8 Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96
  • Nov 9 Bill Tarmey, English actor, dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder, dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53
  • Nov 16 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • Nov 17 Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Nov 20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • Nov 22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • Nov 23 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas), dies of complications from throat cancer at 81
  • Nov 24 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, dies from gunshot injuries at 50
  • Nov 25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81