Famous People Who Died In 2012

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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.
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 1 
Neil Armstrong
(The First Person to Walk on the Moon)
Neil Armstrong
73
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25
 2 
Whitney Houston
(Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century)
Whitney Houston
66
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Michael Clarke Duncan
17
Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 3
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 4 
Andy Griffith
19
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Airy
Died: July 3
 5 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 17
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Jenni Rivera
(American Singer Known for Her Work in 'Banda', 'Mariachi' and 'Norteño' Music Genres)
Jenni Rivera
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: December 9
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 7 
Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)
Robin Gibb
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Carroll Shelby
(Automotive Designer & Racing Driver Known for His Modifications of Cars 'AC Cobra' and 'Ford Mustang')
Carroll Shelby
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: May 10
 9 
Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)
Sally Ride
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Etta James
(Singer-Songwriter Know for Hits Such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama")
Etta James
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 20
 11 
Richard Dawson
(Actor, Comedian and Game Show Host)
Richard Dawson
4
Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Ernest Borgnine
(Actor Best Known for His Gruff Voice and Gap-Toothed Cheshire Cat Grin)
Ernest Borgnine
12
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 8
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Ray Bradbury
(One of the Most Celebrated 20th-Century American Writers Known for His Novel 'Fahrenheit 451')
Ray Bradbury
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Davy Jones
(Musician)
Davy Jones
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Openshaw, Manchester, England
Died: February 29
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 15 
Andy Williams
(Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita)
Andy Williams
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wall Lake
Died: September 25
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Larry Hagman
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘J. R. Ewing’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘Dallas’)
Larry Hagman
3
Birthdate: September 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: November 23
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Junior Seau
(American Football Players)
Junior Seau
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Died: May 2
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
Jack Klugman
(Stage, Film and Television Actor)
Jack Klugman
9
Birthdate: April 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 24
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Sherman Hemsley
6
Birthdate: February 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 24
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
Dick Clark
(Radio and Television Personality Best Known for Hosting ‘American Bandstand’ and the 'Pyramid' Game Show)
Dick Clark
1
Birthdate: November 30, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon
Died: April 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Adam Yauch
(Founding Member of the Hip Hop Group ‘Beastie Boys’)
Adam Yauch
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4
 22 
Phyllis Diller
(Comedian, Actress)
Phyllis Diller
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 23 
Levon Helm
(Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter)
Levon Helm
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elaine
Died: April 19
 24 
Sage Stallone
(Actor, Director and the Elder Son of Sylvester Stallone)
Sage Stallone
14
Birthdate: May 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 13
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Nora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)
Nora Ephron
3
Birthdate: May 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 26
 26 
Mike Wallace
(Journalist, TV Presenter, Host)
Mike Wallace
9
Birthdate: May 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 7
 27 
Daniel Inouye
(Former United States Senator from Hawaii (1963 - 2012))
Daniel Inouye
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: December 17
 28 
Alex Karras
(American Football Player, Sportscaster, and Actor)
Alex Karras
2
Birthdate: July 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: October 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Ben Gazzara
(Actor, Director)
Ben Gazzara
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
(United States Army General)
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 27
 31 
Gore Vidal
(American Writer Known for His Novels: ‘The City and the Pillar’, ‘Julian’, ‘Myra Breckinridge’ and ‘Burr’)
Gore Vidal
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Died: July 31
 32 
Don Cornelius
(Television show host)
Don Cornelius
6
Birthdate: September 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: February 1
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Charles Durning
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, United States
Died: December 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Chad Everett
5
Birthdate: June 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: July 24
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Johnny Lewis
5
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Griselda Blanco
(Colombian Drug Lady of the Medellín Cartel)
Griselda Blanco
53
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
Died: September 3
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 37 
Rodney King
(Victim of Police Brutality)
Rodney King
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: June 17
 38 
Ravi Shankar
(Musician, composer)
Ravi Shankar
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj
Died: December 11
 39 
Norodom Sihanouk
(Former Ruler of Cambodia)
Norodom Sihanouk
6
Birthdate: October 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Died: October 15
 40 
Zig Ziglar
(Writer)
Zig Ziglar
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coffee County, Alabama, United States
Died: November 28
 41 
Henry Hill
(American Mobster Who was Associated with the Lucchese Crime Family)
Henry Hill
34
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 12
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Marvin Hamlisch
(Composer, Conductor)
Marvin Hamlisch
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: August 6
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 43 
Dave Brubeck
(Pianist, Songwriter)
Dave Brubeck
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1920 AD
Birthplace: Concord
Died: 2012 AD
 44 
Thomas Kinkade
6
Birthdate: January 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: April 6
 45 
Natina Reed
(Singer)
Natina Reed
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 3
 46 
George Lindsey
5
Birthdate: December 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, Alabama, USA
Died: May 6
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Stephen Covey
(Educator, Author)
Stephen Covey
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: July 16
 48 
Vidal Sassoon
(Businessperson, Autobiographer)
Vidal Sassoon
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: May 9
 49 
Sylvia Kristel
(Dutch Actress and Model Best Known for Her Eponymous Role in 'Emmanuelle' Films)
Sylvia Kristel
3
Birthdate: September 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: October 17
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 50 
Mitch Lucker
(Best Known as the Lead Singer for the Deathcore Band ‘Suicide Silence’)
Mitch Lucker
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Died: November 1
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)