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Celebrities who have died in 2012

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  • Jack Klugman attends the opening night of 'Lombardi' on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre on October 21, 2010 in New York City. Klugman died on Dec. 24. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
  • HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Etta James arrives at the premiere of 'Cadillac Records' held at The Egyptian Theater on November 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. James died on Jan. 20, 2012, from complications of leukemia. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 25: Singer/Songwriter Levon Helm (Levon Helm Band) performs at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 25, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Helm died on April 19, 2012, of throat cancer. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 7: Actor George Lindsey of 'The Andy Griffith Show' attends the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held on March 7, 2004 at The Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, California. Lindsey played Goober Pyle on the show. He died on May 6, 2012 after an extended hospitalization.(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  • LONDON - FEBRUARY 20: Singer Robin Gibb waves to fans as he arrives for the Brit Awards 2003 at Earls Court February 20, 2003 in London. Gibb died on May 20, 2012 after battling cancer. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Summer died May 17, 2012 after battling cancer. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 3: News anchor Mike Wallace attends the 11th Annual Living Landmarks Gala at The Plaza Hotel November 3, 2004 in New York City. Wallace died April 7, 2012. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
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    Folk-music icon Doc Watson, 89, died May 29 after a fall last week at his home in Deep Gap, N.C., and subsequent colon surgery.
  • NEW YORK - FILE: Filmmaker and recording artist Adam Yauch speaks onstage at the Apple Soho store on May 2, 2008 in New York City. Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of the Beastie Boys has died May 4, 2012 after battling cancer. He was 47. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Robert Hegyes attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center on April 10, 2011 in New York City. Hegyes died Jan. 26, 2012, of a heart attack.(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 21: Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots warms up before play against the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on October 21, 2007 in Miami, Florida. The Pats won 49 - 28. Seau died May 2, 2012 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 30: Co-host Davy Jones speaks during the '60's Pop Rock: My Music' panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Jones died on Feb. 29, 2012, in Stuart, Fla., of a heart attack. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: TV personality Don Cornelius presents the BET Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Cornelius died Feb. 1, 2012, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: TV personality Dick Clark attends the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clark died of a stroke on April 18, 2012. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ATI)
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    Richard Dawson, shown here in 1978, died from complications of esophageal cancer on Saturday, June 2.
  • Larry Hagman, the actor who was synonymous with Texas and 10-gallon hats, died Friday at age 81. Fittingly, he died in Dallas, the city that made him a household name.
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    Alex Karras, former Detroit Lions great and actor, died Oct. 10. He had been suffering from dementia and kidney failure.
  • Singer Andy Williams attends the 10th Annual Ella Awards April 25, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. Williams died Sept. 25 of bladder cancer. Photo by Vince Bucci/Newsmakers via Getty Images
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Michael Clarke Duncan attends the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Act of Valor' at ArcLight Cinemas on February 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Duncan had a heart attack in July 2012 and died Sept. 4. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
  • Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar plays during the 'Premaanjali Festival 2012' a musical concert held at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore on February 7, 2012. Pandit Ravi shankar performed with his daughter Anoushka Shankar in what is said to be his last concert in the city of Bangalore. He died Dec. 11. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Actress Jenni Rivera attends the Screening of 'Girl In Progress' at the Directors Guild of America on May 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Rivera, 43, died on Dec. 10 in a plane crash. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Actress Phyllis Diller attends the 9th Annual Butterfly Ball on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Diller died Aug. 20 in her sleep. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 19: Actor Sherman Hemsley arrives at the LG's Mobile TV Party held at Paramount Studios on June 19, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Hemsley died on July 24. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actor Ernest Borgnine poses in the press room at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Borgnine died July 8. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 2: Actor Andy Griffith arrives at the 'CBS At 75' celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom November 2, 2003 in New York City. This special event commemorates CBS Network's 75th anniversary. Griffith died July 2. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Director Nora Ephron visits SiriusXM's 'The wowOwow Radio Show' at SiriusXM Studio on April 11, 2012 in New York City. Ephron died June 26 of complications from the blood disorder myelodysplasia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
  • SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 08: Actor Ron Palillo arrives at the 6th annual 'TV Land Awards' held at Barker Hangar on June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. Palillo died Aug. 14 of a heart attack. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for TV Land)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Composer Marvin Hamlisch attends a Society of Composers & Lyricists/ASCAP Q&A prior to a screening of 'The Informant!' at the Linwood Dunn Theater on November 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Hamlisch died Aug. 7.(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
  • DUBLIN, IRELAND: US singer Whitney Houston poses for the photographer after reveiving the Best Rythm and Blues performer award during the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, at the Point in Dublin 11 November 1999. Houston died Feb. 11, 2012 after drowning in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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