Famous People Who Died In 2012

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2012. This list includes people like Whitney Houston, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Armstrong, Griselda Blanco, Henry Hill and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, composers and journalists who died in 2012. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong
43
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Person To Walk On The Moon
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25

 2 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston
36
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11

 3 Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 3
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 4 Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith
7
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Airy
Died: July 3

 5 Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco
31
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Drug Lord
Birthdate: February 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
Died: September 3
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 6 Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: December 9
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 7 Donna Summer

Donna Summer
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 17
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Etta James

Etta James
20
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 20

 9 Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Committed Suicide Due to Bullying
Birthdate: 1996 AD
Birthplace: Canada
Died: October 10

 10 Sally Ride

Sally Ride
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First American Woman To Go in Space, Physicist
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23

 11 Rodney King

Rodney King
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Victim of Police Brutality
Birthdate: April 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: June 17

 12 Henry Hill

Henry Hill
14
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Mobster
Birthdate: June 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 12

 13 Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
5
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5

 14 Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine
7
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 8
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb
12
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Member Of The 'Bee Gees' Pop Group
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Designer of high-performance versions of the Ford Mustang
Birthdate: January 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: May 10

 17 Junior Seau

Junior Seau
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Died: May 2
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Shooting Victim
Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: February 26

 19 Sage Stallone

Sage Stallone
11
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: May 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 13
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 24
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Musician, composer
Birthdate: April 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj
Died: December 11

 22 Andy Williams

Andy Williams
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita
Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wall Lake
Died: September 25
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 23 Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Died: June 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 Davy Jones

Davy Jones
8
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Openshaw, Manchester, England
Died: February 29
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 25 Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: November 23
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 24
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 27 Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch
8
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4

 28 Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace
5
Famous As: Journalist, TV Presenter, Host
Birthdate: May 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 7

 29 Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Died: July 31

 30 Dick Clark

Dick Clark
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Famous As: Radio personality
Birthdate: November 30, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Died: April 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 31 Levon Helm

Levon Helm
4
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elaine
Died: April 19

 32 Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller
2
Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 33 Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 34 Charles Durning

Charles Durning
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, United States
Died: December 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 35 Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron
1
Famous As: Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Birthdate: May 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 26

 36 Alex Karras

Alex Karras
1
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: October 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 37 Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: United States Army General
Birthdate: August 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 27

 38 George McGovern

George McGovern
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avon, South Dakota, United States
Died: October 21

 39 Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade
2
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: April 6

 40 Natina Reed

Natina Reed
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 3

 41 Verghese Kurien

Verghese Kurien
2
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Social Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calicut, (Madras Presidency) (now Kozhikode, Kerala, India)
Died: September 9

 42 Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Educator, Author
Birthdate: October 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: July 16

 43 Mona Shourie Kapoor

Mona Shourie Kapoor
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Wife of Boney Kapoor
Birthdate: February 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delhi
Died: March 25

 44 Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius
2
Famous As: Television show host
Birthdate: September 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: February 1
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 45 Norodom Sihanouk

Norodom Sihanouk
4
Famous As: Former Ruler of Cambodia
Birthdate: October 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Died: October 15

 46 George Lindsey

George Lindsey
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, Alabama, USA
Died: May 6
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 47 Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Businessperson, Autobiographer
Birthdate: January 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: May 9

 48 Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coffee County, Alabama, United States
Died: November 28

 49 Mitch Lucker

Mitch Lucker
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: October 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Died: November 1
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 50 Daniel Inouye

Daniel Inouye
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: December 17