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 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston.
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25

 3 Michael Clarke Duncan

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

 4 Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna.
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Famous As: Actor, Politician, Film producer, Singer
Birthdate: December 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: July 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Formula One driver, Automotive designer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: May 10

 6 Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 Andy Griffith

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

John Demjanjuk.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: War Criminal
Birthdate: April 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dubovi Makharyntsi, Berdychiv uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Ukrainian People's Republic
Died: March 17

 9 Henry Hill

Henry Hill.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 12
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco.
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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)

 11 Sage Stallone

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

 12 Donna Summer

Donna Summer
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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)

 13 Israel Keyes

Israel Keyes.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: January 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Utah, United States
Died: December 2

 14 Rodney King

Rodney King.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Victim of Police Abuse
Birthdate: April 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, U.S.
Died: June 17

 15 Richard Dawson

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

 16 Tony Scott

Tony Scott
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
Died: August 19
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: July 8

 18 Ravi Shankar

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

 19 Vilasrao Deshmukh

Vilasrao Deshmukh
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Babhalgaon, India
Died: August 14

 20 Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 Etta James

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

 22 Davy Jones

Davy Jones
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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)

 23 Johnny Lewis

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

 24 Larry Hagman

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

 25 Sally Ride

Sally Ride.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist, Astronaut
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: July 23

 26 Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist
Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: October 21

 27 Nora Ephron

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

 28 Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Died: December 9
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 29 Gore Vidal

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

 30 Levon Helm

Levon Helm
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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

 31 Junior Seau

Junior Seau
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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)

 32 Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Painter
Birthdate: January 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: November 17

 33 Ray Bradbury

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

 34 Jack Klugman

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

 35 Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20

 36 Dara Singh

Dara Singh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Indian professional wrestler
Birthdate: November 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dharmchuk, Amritsar, Punjab, British India [now India]
Died: July 12
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 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)

 38 Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara
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Famous As: American film actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: February 3

 39 Amanda Todd

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

 40 Sherman Hemsley

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

 41 Ajmal Kasab

Ajmal Kasab
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: July 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Faridkot, Okara
Died: November 21

 42 Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

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

 43 Hector Camacho

Hector Camacho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Died: November 24

 44 Alex Karras

Alex Karras.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana
Died: October 10
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 45 Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: January 22

 46 Mona Shourie Kapoor

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

 47 Sahara Davenport

Sahara Davenport.
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Famous As: Drag Queen
Birthdate: December 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: October 1

 48 Charles Durning

Charles Durning
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York
Died: December 24

 49 Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Shooting Victim
Birthdate: February 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Died: March 3

 50 Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 22