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  • Western Character Actor Harry Carey Jr. Dies at 91

    Actor Harry Carey, Jr., is shown in character from the film, "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon," in this 1940s publicity photo. Carey Jr. starred in such Westerns as "3 Godfathers" and "Wagon Master." His daughter, Melinda Carey, said he died Dec. 27, 2012, of natural causes surrounded by friends and family at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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  • People We Lost in 2012

    The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died on Dec. 26, 2012, of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72.
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  • 'Rescue Me' Singer Fontella Bass Dead at 72

    In this Jan. 12, 1991 file photo, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands at ease with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Schwarzkopf died on Dec. 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. He was 78.
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  • People We Lost in 2012

    Actor Charles Durning and wife attend the premiere of film "Home For the Holidays" in Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 1995. The two-time Academy Award nominee died Dec. 24, 2012, at the age of 89.
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  • People We Lost in 2012

    Jack Klugman holds his Emmy for his role in "The Odd Couple" presented at the 25th Emmy Awards Banquet, May, 1973, in Los Angeles. Klugman died Dec. 24, 2012, at the age of 90.
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  • People We Lost in 2012

    Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the chief conservative intellectuals of the law, who forever changed the nature of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, died Dec. 18, 2012 of heart disease, according to his son, Robert H. Bork Jr. Bork was 85 years old.
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  • People We Lost in 2012

    Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, died of respiratory complications on Dec. 17, 2012 at age 88. His last word was, "Aloha." He became Hawaii's senator in 1962, three years after the state joined the United States. He was the longest serving sitting Senator and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history.
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  • Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

    This undated family photo taken in the 1950s shows bar code co-inventor N. Joseph Woodland. Woodland, who with Bernard Silver invented the bar code that labels nearly every product in stores and has boosted productivity in nearly every sector of commerce worldwide, died Dec. 10, 2012. He was 91.
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  • Ravi Shankar

    Indian Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Died Dec. 4, 2012. He was 92. The musician's foundation issued a statement saying that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week. Shankar helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music. He was the father of singer Norah Jones.
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  • Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

    Banda superstar Jenni Rivera died on Dec. 10, 2012 after a private jet carrying the singer and six other passengers crashed. She was 43.
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  • Jazz Great Dave Brubeck Dead at 91

    Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck died on Dec. 5, 2012. He was 91. Brubeck died of heart failure according to this long-time manager and producer Russell Gloyd, The Associated Press reported. Brubeck emerged as one of America's best-known jazz musicians in the 1950's and later became one of the world's best-paid, most widely traveled musicians in the world.
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  • 'Dallas' Star Larry Hagman Dead at 81

    This undated photo provided by Prestonwood shows renowned motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. Ziglar, an author of more than 30 books known for a focus on living a balanced life, died Wedesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano, said Jay Hellwig, Ziglar­s personal assistant. He was 86.
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  • Larry Hagman Dies at 81

    Larry Hagman, who emerged in the 1960s as the slightly befuddled astronaut in "I Dream of Jeannie," then became a major star in the 1980s primetime soap "Dallas," playing evil oil baron J.R. Ewing, died on Nov. 23, 2012. He was 81. Hagman's cause of death was due to complications related to his battle with cancer according to his family.
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  • Hector "Macho" Camacho Dies at 50

    Hector "Macho" Camacho is seen during Hector "Macho" Camacho Training at the Dearborn Sports and Fitness Club at Dearborn Sports and Fitness Club in Dearborn, Mich. Camacho, a boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring, as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, has died, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, after being taken off life support. He was 50.
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  • Lucille Bliss, The Voice of Smurfette, dies at 96.

    Lucille Bliss died at the age of 96 on Nov. 8, 2012. But Bliss' voice lives on through iconic cartoon characters like Smurfette of "The Smurfs," Anastasia from "Cinderella," and more recently Yagoda from the film "Avatar."
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  • Natina Reed of Blaque Fame Dead at 32

    Kurupt & Natina Reed (Blaque) during Kurupt video "It's Over" at Johnnies Broiler in Downey, Calif. , May 23, 2001. Reed, 32, died on Oct. 26, 2012 after she was hit by a car in Atlanta, police said, The Associated Press reported. She was a member of the group Blaque. Some of the group's hits included "808" and "Bring It All to Me."
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  • George McGovern: Former U.S. Senator Dead at 90

    U.S. Sen. George McGovern makes a speech at the University of the Pacific at Stockton, Calif., Jan. 25, 1971. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to a spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends.
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  • Actor, TV Host Gary Collins Dead at 74

    Arlen Specter, the former senator from Pennsylvania who stunned both parties on Capitol Hill in 2009 when he announced he would switch his party allegiance to Democrat after 42 years as a Republican, died on Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.
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  • Actor Gary Collins Dies At 74

    Gary Collins, an actor, television show host died of natural causes on Oct. 13, 2012, The Associated Press reported. He appeared in several movies and television series including "Perry Mason" and''The Love Boat." He also hosted the Miss America pageant in the 1980s. He was 74.
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  • Former NFL Great and 'Webster' Star Alex Karras Dead at 77

    The cast of "Webster," Alex Karras, Emmanuel Lewis and Susan Clark, left to right, are shown in this Sept. 9, 1986 photo.<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/nfl-great-webster-star-alex-karras-died/story?id=17442516#.UHXSdqB-9GY"> Karras, the ex-Detroit Lions standout</a> who later became a TV star, died on Oct. 10, 2012. The 77-year-old died following recent kidney failure.
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  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Dies at 86

    New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger is shown in his office in New York, in this March 2, 1973 file photo. Sulzberger died on Sept. 29, 2012 at age 86. He died at his home in Southampton, N.Y., after a long illness. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.
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  • 'General Hospital' Star Dead at 84

    Veteran entertainer Andy Williams died on Sept. 25, 2012 at the age of 84 after a year-long battle with bladder cancer. Williams' biggest hit was the Oscar-winning "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which ultimately became the song most associated with him.
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  • Ex-Ravens Owner Art Modell Dead at 87

    Actor John Ingle arrives at the annual Daytime Emmy nominee party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on April 27, 2006. Ingle, who portrayed patriarch Edward Quartermaine for two decades on "General Hospital," died on September 16, 2012 at the age of 84.
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  • Protesters in Libya Set Fire to U.S. Consulate

    Chris Stevens, who was elevated to ambassador, was killed on Sept. 11, 2012 by militants who stormed the Benghazi consulate in Libya. Stevens "will be remembered as a hero by many nations," his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said this morning. "He risked his life to stop a tyrant then gave his life trying to help build a better Libya. The world needs more Chris Stevenses."
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  • Art Modell Dead at 87

    Ex-Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell died on Sept. 6, 2012 of natural causes at the age of 87. "He was adored by the entire Baltimore community for his kindness and generosity. And, he loved Baltimore. He made an important and indelible contribution to the lives of his children, grandchildren and his entire community. We will miss him," Modell's son David said in a statement.
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  • Unification Church Founder Rev. Moon Dead at 92

    Michael Clarke Duncan attends Perez Hilton's Mad Hatter Tea Party Celebration March 24, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif. Duncan died Sept. 3, 2012, in Los Angeles at the age of 54. "The Green Mile" actor suffered a heart attack in July and "never fully recovered," a rep for the Duncan's fiancée told ABC News.
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  • 'Raindrops' Lyricist Hal David Dead at 91

    Unification Church leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon speaks during his "Now is God's Time" rally in New York, June 25, 2005. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded Unification Church, died at age 92 church officials said Sept. 3, 2012.
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  • Hal David Dead at 91

    Legendary songwriters Bert Bacharach, left, and Hal David pose with singer Dionne Warwick at the "Love, Sweet Love" musical tribute to Hal David on his 90th birthday. David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned dozens hits like "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," died Sept. 1, 2012. He was 91.
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  • Chris Lighty dies at 44

    Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty sits in his office in New York in this Feb. 28, 2007 file photo. The hip-hop mogul was found dead in his New York City apartment on Aug. 30, 2012 in an apparent suicide, The Associated Press reported. He was 44.
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  • Neil Armstrong has died

    Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became first to walk on the moon as commander of <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Apollo11MoonLanding/" target="external">Apollo 11</a>, died on Aug. 25, 2012. He was 82 years old. Armstrong had heart surgery several weeks ago, and a statement from his family said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
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  • Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

    Comedienne Phyllis Diller poses at her home on Aug. 16, 2000. Diller's pioneering career as an actress and comic spanned seven decades, and saw her perform along Bob Hope, on "Laugh In" and on her own series. Her manager said she died on August, 20, 2012.
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  • 'Top Gun' Director Tony Scott Dies at 68

    Director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "Unstoppable" at Regency Village Theater, Oct. 26, 2010, in Westwood, Calif. Scott, director of "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "True Romance," died Aug. 19 after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.
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  • Ron Palillo Dies at 63

    Ron Palillo, who played Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Aug. 14, 2012 at age 63. The actor died of a heart attack in his Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., home. Palillo's Horshack was one of the most memorable characters on "Welcome Back, Kotter," thanks to his catchphrase "Ooh, ooh! Mr. Kotter!" and distinct laugh.
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  • Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90

    Helen Gurley Brown in her New York office, circa 1990. Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, died Aug. 13, 2012, at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital, after a brief hospitalization. She was 90 years old.
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  • Mel Stuart, Director of 'Willy Wonka,' Dead at 83

    Mel Stuart, who directed "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died of cancer on Aug. 9, 2012. He was 83. Stuart's other works included: "The Making of the President 1960," "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," "Four Days in November" and "Wattstax."
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  • Acclaimed Humorist David Rakoff Dies at 47

    David Rakoff, a highly acclaimed humorist died Aug. 10, 2012 following a long illness according to the Associated Press. He was 47. Rakoff's work has appeared in The New York Times and Newsweek. He was also a contributor to radio's "This American Life."
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  • Award-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dead at 68

    Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch collapsed after a brief illness and died August 6, 2012. Hamlisch is best known for his Academy Award-winning composition "The Way We Were," from the movie of the same name, but he wrote more than 40 movie scores.
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  • Sherman Hemsley of 'Jeffersons' Dies at 74

    Gore Vidal tosses barbs in all directions as he discusses Hollywood unions, politics, lecturing and publicizing books during an interview in Los Angeles, in this Dec. 9, 1974 photo. Vidal, the celebrated author of "Lincoln," "Myra Breckenridge" and the Tony-nominated play "The Best Man" died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.
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  • Award Winning Conductor Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68

    Actress Lupe Ontiveros, who appeared in "Desperate Housewives," ''Selena" and "As Good As It Gets," died on July 26, 2012. She was 69.
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  • Sherman Helmsley Dies at 74

    Sherman Hemsley, the actor best known for playing George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died on July 24, 2012, his publicist confirmed to ABCNews.com. He was 74.
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  • Award Winning Conductor Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68

    Sally Ride, the NASA astronaut who became the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/june-24-1983-sally-ride-returns-space-13831651">first American woman in space</a> in 1983, died on July 23, 2012 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her office said. She was 61 years old and had lived in California.
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  • Celeste Holm Dies at the Age of 95

    Celeste Holm, who won an Academy Award for the movie "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1947 died on July 15, 2012,The Associated Press reported. Holm was 95. She was also nominated for an oscar for her role in the 1950s "All About Eve." She rose to fame on Broadway's "Oklahoma" and co-starred with Frank Sinatra in "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."
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  • Sage Stallone Dies

    Sage Stallone, the 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment by authorities and a housekeeper July 13, 2012 after worried loved ones sensed trouble. Sage Stallone played Rocky Balboa's son in "Rocky 5" in 1990. He also appeared in the film "Daylight" with his father Sylvester Stallone. He also directed the 2006 short film "Vic."
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  • Richard Zanuck Dead at 77

    Film producer Richard Zanuck, who won the best picture Oscar for "Driving Miss Daisy" died on July 13, 2012, according to his publicist. He was 77. Zanuck's publicist told The Associated Press that Zanuck died of a heart attack. He was involved in other popular films such as "Jaws" and "The Sting."
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  • TV Chef Anthony Sedlak Dies at 29

    Anthony Sedlak, an award-winning Canadian celebrity chef and television host, was found dead at his Vancouver home on July 10, 2012. Sedlak discovered a passion for cooking at a young age, beginning work at the Grouse Mountain cafeteria in British Columbia at age 14, and quickly moved onto other area kitchens while eventually completing the Culinary Art Program at Carson Graham Secondary School.
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  • Actor Ernest Borgnine Dead at 95

    Ernest Borgnine, who began his career playing the heavy but won an Oscar for the gentle comedy "Marty" and may be best known for his starring role as the lovable, often aggravated skipper in the TV series "McHale's Navy," died on July 8, 2012. He was 95.
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  • Uncle' Lionel Batiste Dead at 81

    Uncle Lionel Batiste, foreground with umbrella, died on July 8, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 81. Batiste was a vocalist, bass drummer and assistant band leader of the Treme Brass Band. When not in his traditional white marching band hat and uniform, he could be seen nattily dressed anywhere — from the Treme, to the French Quarter, to the musical haunts of Frenchmen Street.
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  • Andy Griffith Dead at 86

    Andy Griffith, the legendary entertainer who became a household name to millions of TV viewers on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock," died July 3, 2012. He was 86. Dare County, N.C., Sheriff Doug Doughtie confirmed Griffith's death to ABC News, saying that the actor passed away at his home on Roanoke Island, N.C., at approximately 7 a.m. ET.
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  • Doris Singleton Dead at 92

    Doris Singleton, most well known for playing the neighbor of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on the show (Caroline Appleby), "I Love Lucy," died June 26, 2012, The Associated Press reported. She was 92 years old. Singleton also appeared in several other television shows such as "All in the Family" and "Perry Mason."
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  • Don Grady Dead at 68

    Don Grady, who played one of television's most iconic big brothers on the 1960s sitcom "My Three Sons," died June 27, 2012 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was in hospice care, and eventually succumbed to cancer at age 68.
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  • Rodney King Dead at 47

    Nora Ephron, the writer, producer and director of such American film classics as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," died on June 26, 2012. She was 71. Ephron died in a New York City hospital after a long battle with leukemia and taxing chemotherapy treatment, friends of hers told ABC News.
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  • Rodney King Dies at 47

    Rodney King is shown speaking during an appearance on KFI-AM radio's "Bill Handel and Mark Whitlock" show in Los Angeles in this July 20, 1993 file photo. King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, has died, his publicist said Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was 47.
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  • Yvette Wilson Dies

    Actress Yvette Wilson, best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson on the hit 90s sit-com "Moesha" and later its spinoff "The Parkers" died on June 14, 2012. She was 48. The Los Angeles-born actress succumbed to cervical cancer after a variety of medical problems
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  • Ray Bradbury, Author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' Dies

    Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, author of the acclaimed novel "Fahrenheit 451," died at 91 on June 5, 2012.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Richard Dawson Dies

    Richard Dawson known best for hosting the "Family Feud" and starring in "Hogan's Heroes" died June 2, 2012, ABC News has confirmed. He was 79 and passed away due to complications from cancer.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Kathryn Joosten Dies

    Kathryn Joosten, who played Karen McCluskey on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," died of lung cancer June 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, her publicist reported. She was 72.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Doc Watson Dies

    Folk music legend Doc Watson died May 29, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he was listed in critical condition last week after a fall in his home, WFMY-TV in North Carolina reports. He was 89 years old.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Robin Gibb Dies

    A file picture taken on June 8, 1989 in Paris shows British band Bee Gees singer, Robin Gibb, during a concert at Paris Bercy. Gibb, 62, died on May 21, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Donna Summer Dies

    Donna Summer, the singer who came to be known as the "Queen of Disco" during her 1970s heyday, died May 17, 2012 after battling cancer, a family member confirmed to ABC News. She was 63. Her hits like "Last Dance," "Bad Girls," and "Love to Love You Baby" made her a disco icon.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Mary Richardson Kennedy Dead

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s wife Mary Richardson Kennedy died May 16, 2012. The couple were married for 16 years before divorcing in 2010. Mary Kennedy was his second wife and the couple has four children together. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the son of former Sen. Robert Kennedy and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Carroll Shelby Dies

    Auto racer Carroll Shelby, sits in a car, in this 1964 file photo. Shelby, the legendary race driver and Shelby Cobra sports car designer died on May 10, 2012. He was 89. He had received a heart transplant in 1990 and a kidney transplant in 1996.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: George Lindsey Dies

    Legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon died on May 9, 2012, according to this Beverly Hills Salon. He was 84. Sassoon styled hair for seven decades. He pioneered a geometric haircut in the 1960s that came to be known as the new version of the classic bob cut, and famously chopped off Mia Farrow's long hair for "Rosemary's Baby."
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  • Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

    Standing with a character from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is shown in New York, in this Jan. 11, 2002 photo. Sendak, author of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: George Lindsey Dies

    Promotional headshot portrait of American actor George Lindsey smiling for the television series, 'Mayberry R.F.D.,' 1968. Lindsey died May 6, 2012 after a brief illness. He was 83. He player beanie-wearing Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and also starred in "Mayberry RFD," from 1968 to 1971.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Adam Yauch Dies

    Adam Yauch, part of the groundbreaking hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, has died, the Associated Press confirmed, citing the band's mentor, Russell Simmons. He was 47. Yauch, known by the stage name MCA, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after doctors discovered a tumor in his salivary gland. He underwent surgery and radiation therapy to treat the disease.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Junior Seau Dies

    Former longtime NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, Calif., home. on May 2, 2012. San Diego Chargers Chaplain Shawn Mitchell told ABCNews.com that Seau died of a "self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest this morning." Seau was 43.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Chuck Colson Remembered

    Former top aide to the late US President Richard Nixon, Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship program, died on April 21, 2012. He died from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage, according to his website. Colson, a self-described "hatchet man" for the Nixon administration, served seven months in prison for Watergate-related crimes before starting a Christian prison ministry.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Levon Helm Dies

    Jonathan Frid, who played the vampire Barnabas Collins on the soap opera "Dark Shadows," died April 13, 2012 at the age of 87. Johnny Depp will take on the role of Barnabas Collins in a Tim Burton adaptation of the show, which hits theaters in May. "The world has lost a true original," Depp said in a statement regarding Frid's death.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam: Levon Helm Dies

    Levon Helm, the singer and drummer who anchored the legendary rock group The Band in the 1960s and '70s and enjoyed a remarkable comeback nearly four decades later after throat cancer had reduced his voice to a whisper, died on April 19, 2012. He was 71.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam

    Dick Clark attends "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011" in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2010 in New York City. Clark died on April 18, 2012 at the age of 82 following a massive heart attack, according to his family.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam

    Broadcast journalist Mike Wallace on 'CBS Morning News With Mike Wallace,' July 12, 1963. Wallace died on April 7, 2012 at the age of 93.
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  • 2012 in Memoriam

    Artist Thomas Kinkade unveils his painting, "Prayer for Peace," at the opening of the exhibit "From Abraham to Jesus," in Atlanta, Sept. 15, 2006. Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died April 6, 2012, a family spokesman said. He was 54.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger, addresses a news conference in New York, June 6, 2011. Breitbart died on March 1, 2012. He was 43.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Davy Jones of "The Monkees" poses at the The Hollywood Collectors &amp; Celebrities Show in Burbank, Calif., July 18, 2009. He died on Feb. 29, 2012 at the age of 66.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times in London died on Feb. 22, 2012 at the age of 56 while covering the seige of Homs, Syria. Here, Colvin is shown in Tahrir Square, Cairo, in an undated photo.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died on Feb. 16, 2012 at age 43. He died from an acute asthma attack while he tried leaving Syria during an assignment.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Gary Carter poses during spring training in West Palm Beach, Fla., February 1992. Carter died on Feb. 16, 2012. He was 57.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Whitney Houston performs Oct. 1, 1991, in Paris. Houston died on Feb. 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 48. Houston died from accidental drowning, but the drowning may have been spurred by heart disease and cocaine found in her system, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Ben Gazzara is photographed in a studio portrait, circa 1965. The Emmy Award-winning actor and director died on Feb. 3, 2012 at age 81.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Don Cornelius, the host and producer of the TV show "Soul Train," on the show's set circa 1977 in Los Angeles. He died on Feb. 1, 2012 from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 75.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Actor Ian Abercrombie died on Jan. 26, 2012 at age 77. He was best known for playing Alfred Pennyworth in "Birds of Prey" and also appeared as Elaine Benes' boss, Justin Pitt, during the sixth season of "Seinfeld." Here, he is shown at the party following the Actor's Fund S.T.A.G.E. Too Tribute, Nov. 12, 2005 in Los Angeles.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Actor Robert Hegyes died on Jan. 26, 2012 at the age of 60. He was best known for playing student Juan Epstein on the 1970s sitcom, "Welcome Back, Kotter."
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died on Jan. 22, 2012 from lung cancer. He was 85. Here, he is interviewed about his dismissal as Penn State coach, at his home in State College Pa., Jan. 12, 2012.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Singer Etta James died on Jan. 20, 2012 at age 73. She is shown on the album cover sleeve of "Etta James," a record released in 1962.
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  • 2012 In Memoriam

    Sarah Burke of Canada celebrates after winning the Ski Superpipe women's final at the European Winter X-Games on March 18, 2011 in Tignes, France. Burke died on Jan. 19, 2012, following complications from a training accident in Utah. She was 29.
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