Famous Deaths in 2012 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 509 of 509

  • Oct 7 John Martin Tchicai, Danish saxophonist, dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Mervyn Dymally, Trinidadian-born American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1981-93), dies at 86
  • 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
  • Oct 14 Arlen Specter, American Senator (Republican-PA, 1981- 2011), dies at 82

Person of interestNorodom Sihanouk

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, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), 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 All Black rugby player (1957-65), dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, dies at 89
  • Oct 24 Anita Björk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), dies at 89
  • Oct 24 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94
  • Oct 24 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 55
  • Oct 25 Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104
  • Oct 25 John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), 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 (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, dies from health complications at 83
  • 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 (Dad's Army, The Avengers), 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, American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85
  • Nov 7 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), dies at 78

  • Nov 8 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (Cinderella, The Secret of NIMH), dies from natural causes at 96
  • Nov 8 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), dies at 95
  • Nov 9 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), dies at 71
  • Nov 9 Major Harris, American R&B singer (Love Won't Let Me Wait), dies from congestive heart and lung failure at 65
  • Nov 11 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), dies at 86
  • Nov 12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), 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 24 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), dies of cancer at 70
  • Nov 25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Dinah Sheridan, British actress (Genevieve, The Railway Children, Don't Wait Up), dies at 92
  • Nov 25 David Sexton, English football manager, dies at 82
  • Nov 26 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93
  • Nov 27 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), dies at 95
  • Nov 27 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • Nov 29 Merv Pregulman, American NFL line backer (Green Bay Packers), dies at 90
  • Nov 30 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), dies at 92
  • Nov 30 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), dies at 78
  • Dec 1 Jovan Belcher, American football linebacker, commits suicide by gunshot at 25
  • Dec 1 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • Dec 4 Jack Brooks, American politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 4 Miguel Calero, Colombia footballer, dies from cerebral thrombosis at 41
  • Dec 4 Besse Cooper, American supercentenarian and world
  • Dec 4 Jonathan Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen), dies at 73
  • Dec 5 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
  • Dec 5 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies from a respiratory infection at 104
  • Dec 7 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89

Person of interestJenni Rivera

Dec 9 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • Dec 9 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Alexander Moulton, English engineer and bicycle designer (folding bicycle), dies at 92
  • Dec 10 Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi President, dies from heart surgery complications at 81

Person of interestRavi Shankar

Dec 11 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician (The Pandit), dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • Dec 13 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), dies at 77
  • Dec 14 Klaus Köste, German gymnast, dies at 69
  • Dec 14 Kenneth Kendall, British broadcaster (BBC News, Treasure Hunt), dies from a stroke at 88
  • Dec 17 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), dies from respiratory complications at 88
  • Dec 18 Marcus Worsley, British Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, dies at 87
  • Dec 19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • Dec 19 Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
  • Dec 19 Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79
  • Dec 19 Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), dies at 85
  • Dec 20 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
  • Dec 22 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 88
  • Dec 24 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 24 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), dies from natural causes at 89
  • Dec 24 Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), dies at 90
  • Dec 24 Hugh Atkin, American composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 25 Frank Calabrese Sr [Frankie Breeze], American mafia hitman, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 84
  • Dec 26 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Dec 26 Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Dec 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79
  • Dec 27 Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), dies from natural causes at 91
  • Dec 27 Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr, US Army General, dies from complications from pneumonia at 78
  • Dec 28 Jayne Cortez, African-American poet, dies at 76

Person of interestTony Greig

Dec 29 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, dies from a heart attack at 66

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Dec 29 Jean Topart, French voice and film actor regarded as "one of the inimitable voices of French cinema" (Fantastic Planet), dies at 90
  • Dec 30 Rita Levi-Montalcini, neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies from natural causes at 103