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Notable Deaths Of 2012

While the world did not end in 2012, we did lose a few notable figures. Some were famous, others infamous. There were certainly many more notable deaths that we did not list here, but for the sake of brevity, we chose to highlight only ten figures. These deaths received varying degrees of coverage and were chosen at the discretion of the writer.

This list solely focuses on the deaths of individuals and not multiple people, hence why tragedies such as the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut, are not noted.

For more about notable deaths this year, you may want to read our most Googled deaths of 2012 post.

Other notable deaths that were not included are : Jack Klugman (actor, The Odd Couple), Dave Brubeck (composer and jazz pianist, “Take Five”), Dr. Joseph Murray, Dr. William House, Deborah Raffin (actress, Once Is Not Enough), Jenni Rivera (singer), Warren Rudman (senator, New Hampshire), and Russell Means (actor, The Last of the Mohicans).

Below, you will find ten notable deaths of 2012 across the categories of politics, entertainment, and sports.

Feel free to leave any deaths you think we should have added in the comments.


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