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.

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
American
Singer
Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
American
Astronaut

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
Ukrainian, American
War Criminal

Henry HillHenry Hill
American
Criminal

Griselda BlancoGriselda Blanco
Colombian
Drug Trafficker
Andy GriffithAndy Griffith
American
Actor

Rodney KingRodney King
American
Victim of Police Abuse

Sage StalloneSage Stallone
American
Actor, Director
Robin GibbRobin Gibb
British
Singer

Ernest Borgnine Ernest Borgnine
American
Actor
Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
Indian
Musician, composer

Etta JamesEtta James
American
Singer

Larry HagmanLarry Hagman
American
Actor

Nora EphronNora Ephron
American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
American
Writer
Sally RideSally Ride
American
Physicist, Astronaut

Gore VidalGore Vidal
American
 

Sahara DavenportSahara Davenport
American
Drag Queen

Alex KarrasAlex Karras
American
American Football Player
Trayvon MartinTrayvon Martin
American
Shooting Victim

Jack KlugmanJack Klugman
American
Actor
Jenni RiveraJenni Rivera
American
Singer

Joe PaternoJoe Paterno
American
American Football Player

Marie ColvinMarie Colvin
American
Journalist
Sun Myung MoonSun Myung Moon
South Korean
Religious Leader

Mike WallaceMike Wallace
American
Journalist, TV Presenter, Host
Stephen CoveyStephen Covey
American
Writer of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective

Norodom SihanoukNorodom Sihanouk
Cambodian
Former Ruler of Cambodia

I. K. GujralI. K. Gujral
Indian
Former Prime Minister of India
Yvette WilsonYvette Wilson
American
Actress

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Natina ReedNatina Reed
American
Singer
Mona Shourie KapoorMona Shourie Kapoor
Indian
Wife of Boney Kapoor

Verghese KurienVerghese Kurien
Indian
Social Entrepreneur

Mitch LuckerMitch Lucker
American
Musician

Chad EverettChad Everett
American
Actor
Robert HegyesRobert Hegyes
American
Actor
Celeste HolmCeleste Holm
American
Actress

Elyse KnoxElyse Knox
American
Actress

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
American
American poet

Kathryn JoostenKathryn Joosten
American
Actress
Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed
Bangladeshi
Writer, Filmmaker

Evelyn WardEvelyn Ward
American
Actress

Lupe OntiverosLupe Ontiveros
American
Actress

Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan
Pakistani
Ghazal Singer

Rita Levi-MontalciniRita Levi-Montalcini
Italian
Neurologist
William HeirensWilliam Heirens
American
Serial Killer

Yitzhak ShamirYitzhak Shamir
Israeli
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
Mexican
Mexican novelist

Ahmed Ben BellaAhmed Ben Bella
Algerian
First President of Algeria

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Martin KenzieMartin Kenzie
British
Cinematographer

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
South African
Novelist
Elliott CarterElliott Carter
American
Composer

Andrew Fielding HuxleyAndrew Huxley
British
Physiologist & Biophysicist

Amanda ToddAmanda Todd
Canadian
Committed Suicide Due to Bullying

Renato DulbeccoRenato Dulbecco
Italian, American
Virologist

Edward Donnall ThomasE. Donnall Thomas
American
Physician
Jim StynesJim Stynes
Irish
Australian Rules Footballer

Abune PaulosAbune Paulos
Ethiopian
Patriarch

Lil JoJoLil JoJo
American
Hip-Hop Artist

Frank Sherwood RowlandFrank Sherwood Rowland
American
Atmospheric Chemist
Robert HughesRobert Hughes
Australian
Art Critic, Writer

Joseph E. MurrayJoseph E. Murray
American
Plastic Surgeon
Cyril DombCyril Domb
Israeli, British
Theoretical Physicist

Carroll ShelbyCarroll Shelby
American
Formula One driver, Automotive designer, Racecar

Junior SeauJunior Seau
American
American Football Players
Donna SummerDonna Summer
American
Singer-songwriter

Rajesh KhannaRajesh Khanna
Indian
Actor, Politician, Film producer, Singer
Israel KeyesIsrael Keyes
American
American serial killer

Andy WilliamsAndy Williams
American
Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita

Richard DawsonRichard Dawson
American
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Television
Sherman HemsleySherman Hemsley
American
American actor

Dick ClarkDick Clark
American
Television presenter, Entrepreneur, Radio
Bal ThackerayBal Thackeray
Indian
Politician, Journalist, Painter

Tony ScottTony Scott
British, American
Film director

Adam YauchAdam Yauch
American
Musician, Singer

Ajmal KasabAjmal Kasab
Pakistani
Criminal
Andrew BreitbartAndrew Breitbart
American
Publisher
Yash ChopraYash Chopra
Indian, Pakistani
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist

Levon HelmLevon Helm
American
Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor,

J. Christopher StevensJ. Christopher Stevens
American
politician, lawyer, diplomat

Daniel InouyeDaniel Inouye
American
Politician
Jovan BelcherJovan Belcher
American
American Football Player

Dara SinghDara Singh
Indian
Indian professional wrestler

Phyllis DillerPhyllis Diller
American
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor,

Ben GazzaraBen Gazzara
American
American film actor

Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade
American
Painter, Artist
Charles DurningCharles Durning
American
Actor

Johnny LewisJohnny Lewis
Canadian, American
Actor
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
American
General

Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck
American
Pianist, Songwriter
Geoffrey HughesGeoffrey Hughes
British
Actor
Emanuel StewardEmanuel Steward
American
Boxer