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Celebrity Deaths 2012

Andy Griffith: Gone But Not Forgotten

Posted 07.03.2013 | Celebrity

Iconic TV personality Andy Griffith died one year ago today (July 3). Griffith, who passed away at age 86, was best known for the characters Sheri...

Remembering Dick Clark

Posted 04.18.2013 | Celebrity

One year ago today (April 18), iconic TV producer and host Dick Clark passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old. "America's O...

PHOTOS: In Memoriam: Stars We Lost In 2012

Posted 12.31.2012 | Black Voices

2012 was a tough year. Not only was it a tumultuous year politically, but we also lost celebrities who had an integral effect on music, film and pop c...

Fontella Bass Dies At 72

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 02.26.2013 | Celebrity

ST. LOUIS — Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, has died. She was 72. Bass ...

In Memoriam: Celebrities We Lost In 2012

Posted 12.26.2012 | Celebrity

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 ar...

Beloved Character Actor Charles Durning Dies At 89

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 02.24.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner a...

Actor Jack Klugman Dies At 90

Posted 12.26.2012 | Celebrity

Jack Klugman, star of the much-beloved sitcom 'The Odd Couple', has died, his attorney told KTRK. He was 90. Klugman's son Adam confirmed the re...

'Our Gang' Actor Dies At 96

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 12.17.2012 | Celebrity

RENO, Nev. -- Jack Hanlon, who had roles in the 1926 silent classic "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, died Thursday in Las Vegas, fam...

Nashville Drummer Dies At 73

AP | Posted 12.16.2012 | Celebrity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville drummer Willie Ackerman, who played with artists such as Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and Louis Armstrong, has died. He w...

Horror and Sci-Fi Actor Richard Lynch Dies At 76

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 06.21.2012 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES -- An actor who employed his scarred face to play villainous characters in such films as "Bad Dreams" and "The Sword and the Sorcerer" has...

Whitney Houston's Hometown To Reclaim Her As The Person, Not The Singer

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 04.18.2012 | Celebrity

NEWARK, N.J. — Although Whitney Houston was one of the most famous people in the world, she never felt comfortable in the spotlight. Houston of...