12/26/2012 09:23 am ET Updated Dec 26, 2012

Celebrities Deaths 2012: Stars & Public Figures We Lost This Year (PHOTOS)

In 2012 we said goodbye to many of the brightest, most talented, and beloved individuals.

This past year we lost many great contributors to the arts and sciences, including Whitney Houston, Neil Armstrong, Dick Clark, Andy Griffith, Maurice Sendak and many more.

As the year comes to an end, we take the time to remember those who died and what they achieved.

In Memoriam: Celebrities We Lost In 2012

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