Whitney Houston Whitney Houston was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. She died on Feburary 11, 2012 at age 48.
Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak, author of 'Where the Wild Things Are', passed away at age 83 on May 8, 2012.
Donna Summer Donna Summer died of cancer on May 17 at age 63. She is known for her hit singles like "Love to Love You Baby," "Last Dance" and "Bad Girls."
Janet Carroll Actress Janet Carroll, known for playing Tom Cruise's mom in "Risky Business," died at age 71 on May 22, 2012.
Jim Paratore American television producer Jim Paratore, whose credits included The Tyra Banks Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Rosie O'Donnell Show, died of a heart attack at age 58.
Doc Watson Doc Watson, an American guitarist, songwriter and singer passed away at age 89 on May 29, 2012.
Kathryn Joosten Kathryn Joosten, known for her work on "Desperate Housewives," died June 1, 2012. She was 73-years-old.
Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury, known for his science fiction novels such as "Farenheit 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes", passed away. He died on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91.
Ann Rutherford Ann Rutherford, best known asa member os the O'Hara family in "Gone With the Wind", died at the age of 94 on June 11, 2012 .
Yvette Wilson Yvette Wilson, an American comedian and actress, died at age 48 on June 14, 2012.
Rodney King Rodney King passed away on June 17, 2012. He was 47-years-old.
Don Grady Don Grady, American actor, composer, and musician, died at age 68 on June 27, 2012.
Doris Singleton Doris Singleton, an actress on "I Love Lucy" who played one of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo's neighbors died June 26 at the age of 92.
Alan Poindexter Astronaut Alan Poindexter died on July 12, 2012 after a jet ski accident in Pensacola, Fla. He was 50-years-old.
Andy Griffith Andy Griffith was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer and writer. He died on July 3, 2012 at age 86.
Ernest Borgnine Actor Ernest Borgnine, Oscar-winning actor, died on July 8, 2012 at the age of 95, according to his longtime publicist.
Sage Stallone Sage Moonblood Stallone, son of Sylvester Stallone, was an actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He died on July 13, 2012 at age 36.
Celeste Holm Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm passed away on July 15, 2012 at age 95.
Kitty Wells Kitty Wells, known as the "Queen of Country Music" died on July 16, 2012 atand the first woman to reach No. 1 on the country chart with her attitude-changing hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."
Sally Ride Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman to travel into space, died on July 23, 2012. She died at age 61 after battling pancreatic cancer, according to her organization, Sally Ride Science, in San Diego.
Sherman Hemsley Sherman Hemsley, actor best known for his role as George Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died on July 24, 2012 at age 74.
Chad Everett On July 24, 2012, Chad Everett, actor and known as Dr. Joe Gannon on the T.V. drama Medical Center , died at age 75.
Lupe Ontiveros Actress Lupe Ontiveros died at age 69 on July 26, 2012.
Tony Martin Tony Martin, the last big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, died on July 27, 2012 at age 98.
Mel Stuart Mel Stuart, left, the director of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," has died at 83-years-old old on August 8, 2012 .
David Rakoff Writer David Rakoff, best known for his humerous essays, died on August 9, 2012 at age 47.
Helen Gurley Brown Helen Gurley Brown, the legendary editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, died on August 13, 2012 at age 90.
Ron Palillo Actor Ron Palillo, known for his role as Arnold Horshack on the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died on August 14, 2012 at age 68.
Jerry Nelson Jerry Nelson, the voice of Count von Count and Herry Monster on 'Sesame Street', died on August 23, 2012 at age 78.
Marvin Hamlisch was a composer and conductor, who was one of only 11 people to have been awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 and the first man on the moon, died on August 27, 2012 at age 82.
Hal David Hal David, who wrote hits such as "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head" and "Walk on By," died September 1, 2012 at age 91.
Michael Clarke Duncan Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, known for his portrayl as an inmate in "The Green Mile," died after suffering a heart attack. He died September 4, 2012 at age 54.
John Ingle John Ingle, best known as Edward Quartermaine on 'General Hospital,' died at age 84.
Steve Sabol Co-founder of NFL Films, Steve Sabol, died of brain cancer. He died on September 20, 2012 at the age of 69.
Andy Williams Andy Williams, the singer known for the song "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," died after battling bladder cancer. He died at age 84 on September 27, 2012.
Johnny Lewis, an actor who appeared in the TV show "Sons of Anarchy," was found dead in a driveway on September 27, 2012, according to Los Angeles Police. He died at age 29.
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
Sulzberger oversaw the New York Times for 34 years. He died on September 29, 2012 at age 86.
Gary Collins Gary Collins, longtime host of the TV show "Hour Magazine" and former master of ceremonies for the "Miss America" pageant on October 13, 2012 died at 74.
Arlen Specter Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter, passed away at age 82.
Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, best known for the 1974 erotic French film "Emmanuelle," passed away on October 18, 2012 at the age of 60, her agent tells the AFP.
Natina Reed Natina Reed, actress and singer in the R&B group Blaque, was hit by a car and died in Atlanta. She died on October 27, 2012 at age 32.
Elliott Carter Composer and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Elliott Carter died at the age of 103.
Teri Shields, the mother and manager of Brooke Shields, passed away on November 6, 2012 at age 79.
Former U.S. Senator Warren Rudman Former U.S. Senator Warren Rudman passed away at age 82.
Art Ginsburg "Mr. Food" Art Ginsburg, the TV chef known as Mr. Food, died in Weston, Fla. after battling pancreatic cancer, according to published reports. He died on November 21, 2012 at age 81.
Bryce Courtenay Bryce Courtenay, best-selling author best known for the novel, "The Power of One", passed away on November 22, 2012 at age 79.
Deborah Raffin Actress and audiobook publisher Deborah Raffin passed away from leukemia. Raffin was best known for her roles in movies such as 'Forty Carats' and 'Once Is Not Enough'. She died on November 21, 2012 at 59-years-old.
Larry Hagman Actor Larry Hagman, who was famous for his portrayl of J.R. Ewing in the television series Dallas died from complications of cancer. He died on November 23, 2012 at 81-years-old.
Former Puerto Rican welterweight boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was shot in Puerto Rico. He died on November 22, 2012 at 50-years-old.