In 2012, we lost some of the best and brightest among us. A few notable figures passed away young. Last February, the world was stunned by the death of pop superstar Whitney Houston at the age of 48. And, only a few weeks ago, Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer and Grammy nominee, died in a plane crash at the age of 43.
There are many post 50 figures we'll miss in 2013. We've spotlighted a dozen in our slideshow. Please add your own names in the comments section.