Deaths in 2012
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|*[[Kurt Maetzig]], 101, German film director.||*[[Kurt Maetzig]], 101, German film director.|
|-||*[[Murtuz Alasgarov]], 84, Azerbaijani politician, [[Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan|Speaker of the National Assembly]] (1996–2005).|
|*[[Judith Crist]], 90, American film critic.||*[[Judith Crist]], 90, American film critic.|
|-||*[[Mary Hanes]], 59, American television writer (''[[Make It or Break It]]'', ''[[Doc (TV series)|Doc]]'') and producer.|
|* [[Anna Piaggi]], 81, Italian fashion writer.||* [[Anna Piaggi]], 81, Italian fashion writer.|
|* [[Ranking Trevor]], 60, Jamaican reggae musician, traffic collision.||* [[Ranking Trevor]], 60, Jamaican reggae musician, traffic collision.|
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- Kurt Maetzig, 101, German film director.
- Judith Crist, 90, American film critic.
- Anna Piaggi, 81, Italian fashion writer.
- Ranking Trevor, 60, Jamaican reggae musician, traffic collision.
- Robert Hughes, 74, Australian art critic and writer (The Fatal Shore).
- Mark O'Donnell, 58, American playwright (Hairspray, Cry-Baby) and author.
- Chavela Vargas, 93, Costa Rican-born Mexican singer-songwriter, respiratory arrest.
- Gore Vidal, 86, American playwright, novelist, and political commentator, pneumonia.
- Maeve Binchy, 72, Irish novelist, columnist and speaker.
- Jonathan Hardy, 71, New Zealand actor (Farscape, Mad Max, Moulin Rouge!) and screenwriter (Breaker Morant).
- Adam Cullen, 46, Australian painter.
- Chris Marker, 91, French writer, photographer, documentary film director and multimedia artist.
- Norman Alden, 87, American actor (Back to the Future, Ed Wood, Transformers: the Movie), natural causes.
- R. G. Armstrong, 95, American actor (Predator, Dick Tracy, El Dorado) and playwright.
- Geoffrey Hughes, 68, English actor (Coronation Street, Yellow Submarine, Keeping Up Appearances), prostate cancer.
- Tony Martin, 98, American actor and singer, widower of Cyd Charisse, natural causes.
- Don Bagley, 84, American jazz bassist and composer.
- Karl Benjamin, 86, American painter, heart failure.
- Lupe Ontiveros, 69, American actress (Desperate Housewives, Selena, The Goonies), liver cancer.
- Mary Tamm, 62, English actress (Doctor Who), cancer.
- Franz West, 65, Austrian artist, liver disease.
- Esther Tusquets, 75, Spanish publisher, writer and essayist, pneumonia.
- George Armitage Miller, 92, American psychologist (The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two).
- Frank Pierson, 87, American film director (A Star is Born) and screenwriter (Cool Hand Luke, Dog Day Afternoon), natural causes.
- Simon Ward, 70, English actor (Loot, Young Winston, The Three Musketeers), after long illness.
- Ms. Melodie, 43, American rapper.
- Morgan Paull, 67, American actor (Blade Runner, Norma Rae, Patton), stomach cancer.
- William Asher, 90, American television writer and director (Alice, Bewitched, I Love Lucy, The Patty Duke Show), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
- Bob Babbitt, 74, American bass guitarist (The Funk Brothers), brain cancer.
- Ed Lincoln, 80, Brazilian composer and musician, respiratory failure.
- Jon Lord, 71, English composer and musician (Deep Purple), pulmonary embolism.
- Kitty Wells, 92, American country music singer ("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", "Making Believe"), complications after a stroke.
- Yoichi Takabayashi, 81, Japanese film director, pneumonia.
- Celeste Holm, 95, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve, Tom Sawyer).
- Richard D. Zanuck, 77, American film producer (Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy, Road to Perdition), heart attack.
- Rutger Kopland, 77, Dutch poet, writer, and psychiatrist.
- Lol Coxhill, 79, English jazz saxophonist, after short illness.
- Eva Rausing, 48, American philanthropist.
- Denise René, 99, French art dealer.
- Isuzu Yamada, 95, Japanese film actress (Yojimbo, Throne of Blood), multiple organ failure.
- Gerrit Komrij, 68, Dutch writer, cancer.
- Eric Sykes, 89, British comedy writer and actor.
- Andy Griffith, 86, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), heart attack.
- Maurice Chevit, 88, French actor.
- Ben Van Os, 67, Dutch production designer and art director, throat cancer.
- Ossie Hibbert, 62, Jamaican musician, heart attack.
- Jean-Louis Richard, 85, French film director.
- Stan Jolley, 86, American art director and production designer (Witness, Superman, Caddyshack).
- Giuseppe Bertolucci, 65, Italian film director.
- George Leech, 90, English stuntman and actor (James Bond films).
- Victor Spinetti, 82, Welsh comic actor (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour), prostate cancer.
- Ivan Karp, 86, American art dealer, natural causes.
- Nora Ephron, 71, American screenwriter and film director (When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, Julie & Julia), leukemia.
- Andrew Sarris, 83, American film critic.
- Susan Tyrrell, 67, American actress (Cry-Baby, Fat City, Forbidden Zone).
- Horacio Coppola, 105, Argentine photographer and filmmaker.
- Rodney King, 47, American victim of 1991 police brutality incident.
- Ann Rutherford, 94, Canadian-born American actress (Gone with the Wind, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).
- Georges Mathieu, 91, French artist.
- J. Michael Riva, 63, American production designer (The Color Purple, Django Unchained, Iron Man), stroke.
- Bob Welch, 66, American musician (Fleetwood Mac, Paris) and songwriter ("Sentimental Lady"), suicide by gunshot.
- Ray Bradbury, 91, American science fiction and fantasy author (Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles).
- Herb Reed, 83, American singer (The Platters).
- Frazier Mohawk, 71, American record producer (Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds), after long illness.
- Matthew Yuricich, 89, American special effects artist (Field of Dreams, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner).
- Leo Dillon, 79, American artist, complications of surgery.
- Faruq Z. Bey, 70, American jazz saxophonist, emphysema.
- Kaneto Shindo, 100, Japanese film director, senility.
- Jacqueline Harpman, 82, Belgian writer.
- Otis Clark, 109, American survivor of the Tulsa race riot (1921), butler of Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin, natural causes.
- Eddie Blazonczyk, 70, American musician, natural causes.
- Robin Gibb, 62, British singer and songwriter (Bee Gees), colon and liver cancer.
- Donna Summer, 63, American disco singer ("Hot Stuff", "Last Dance", "I Feel Love"), lung cancer.
- Doug Dillard, 75, American bluegrass musician (The Dillards) and actor (The Andy Griffith Show), after long illness.
- Chuck Brown, 75, American singer and musician, the "Godfather of Go-go", multiple organ failure.
- Carlos Fuentes, 83, Mexican novelist.
- Belita Woods, 63, American singer, heart failure.
- Donald "Duck" Dunn, 70, American bass guitarist.
- Günther Kaufmann, 64, German film actor, heart attack.
- Horst Faas, 79, German photojournalist (Associated Press).
- Joyce Redman, 96, Irish-born British actress (Tom Jones).
- Vidal Sassoon, 84, British hairstylist.
- Maurice Sendak, 83, American author (Where the Wild Things Are), complications of a stroke.
- Jean Laplanche, 87, French psychoanalyst, pulmonary fibrosis.
- Adam Yauch, 47, American musician (Beastie Boys) and film director (Gunnin' for That No. 1 Spot), cancer.
- Digby Wolfe, 82, British actor and screenwriter, cancer.
- Lloyd Brevett, 80, Jamaican double bassist (The Skatalites).
- David Weiss, 65, Swiss artist (Peter Fischli & David Weiss).
- Louis le Brocquy, 95, Irish artist.
- Amos Vogel, 91, Austrian-born American founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16.
- Chris Ethridge, 65, American country rock bassist, (International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers).
- Levon Helm, 71, American musician (The Band) and actor (Coal Miner's Daughter), throat cancer.
- Dick Clark, 82, American TV and radio host (American Bandstand, heart attack.
- William Finley, 69, American actor.
- Andrew Love, 70, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns).
- Cynthia Dall, American musician.
- Rikiya Yasuoka, 64, Japanese actor and singer.
- Barney McKenna, 72, Irish musician (The Dubliners).
- Claude Miller, 70, French director, producer, and screenwriter.
- Harry Crews, 76, American author, neuropathy.
- Adrienne Rich, 82, American lesbian feminist poet and essayist, complications of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Warren Stevens, 92, American actor (Forbidden Planet, The Barefoot Contessa), lung disease.
- Hilton Kramer, 84, American art critic.
- Robert Fuest, 84, English film director.
- Tonino Guerra, 92, Italian poet and screenwriter (L'Avventura, L'eclisse, Blowup, Amarcord).
- Michel Duchaussoy, 73, French actor, cardiac arrest.
- Sid Couchey, 92, American comic book artist, Burkitt's lymphoma.
- Jean Giraud, 73, French comic book artist (Blueberry, Métal Hurlant) and production designer (Tron, Alien).
- Jimmy Ellis, 74, American lead singer (The Trammps).
- Pierre Tornade, 82, French actor.
- Félicien Marceau, 98, French novelist, member of the Académie française.
- Lucio Dalla, 68, Italian singer-songwriter and musician, heart attack.
- Davy Jones, 66, British actor and musician (The Monkees), heart attack.
- Winston Riley, 65, Jamaican reggae musician and producer, complications of shooting.
- Erland Josephson, 88, Swedish actor and author.
- Louisiana Red, 79, American blues musician.
- Red Holloway, 84, American jazz saxophonist, sideman to Etta James, stroke and kidney failure.
- Peter Halliday, 87, Welsh actor.
- Kenneth Price, 77, American ceramics artist, cancer.
- Pery Ribeiro, 74, Brazilian singer.
- Mike Melvoin, 74, American jazz pianist and composer, cancer.
- Barney Rosset, 89, American publisher (Grove Press) and free speech advocate.
- Michael Davis, 68, American bassist (MC5), liver failure.
- Dory Previn, 86, American singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas) and lyricist (Valley of the Dolls, Last Tango in Paris).
- Lillian Bassman, 94, American photographer.
- David Kelly, 82, Irish actor (Strumpet City, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
- Whitney Houston, 48, American singer and actress.
- Robert Hecht, Jr., 92, American antiquities dealer.
- Luis Alberto Spinetta, 62, Argentine musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso), lung cancer.
- Sergio Larraín, 81, Chilean photographer.
- Wando, 66, Brazilian singer, cardiorespiratory arrest.
- Antoni Tàpies, 88, Spanish painter.
- Yasuhiro Ishimoto, 90, Japanese photographer, complications following pneumonia and a stroke.
- Bill Hinzman, 75, American actor (Night of the Living Dead)
- Ben Gazzara, 81, American actor (Tales of Ordinary Madness), pancreatic cancer.
- Zalman King, 69, American film director (Wild Orchid) and producer (9½ Weeks).
- Dorothy Gilman, 88, American spy novelist, (The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax), complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Mike Kelley, 57, American artist and musician (Destroy All Monsters), suicide. (body found on this date)
- Dorothea Tanning, 101, American surrealist painter, printmaker and sculptor.
- Wisława Szymborska, 88, Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature (1996).
- Don Cornelius, 75, American television host (Soul Train), self-inflicted gunshot.
- King Stitt, 71, Jamaican singer.
- Ian Abercrombie, 77, English actor (Young Frankenstein).
- Vadim Glowna, 70, German actor and film director.
- Theodoros Angelopoulos, 76, Greek film director, injuries from being hit by motorcycle.
- Etta James, 73, American singer ("At Last"), leukemia.
- Rudi van Dantzig, 78, Dutch choreographer.
- Johnny Otis, 90, American R&B singer-songwriter.
- Jimmy Castor, 64, American funk and R&B saxophonist ("Troglodyte (Cave Man)").
- Carlo Fruttero, 85, Italian writer.
- Eve Arnold, 99, American photographer.
- Frederica Sagor Maas, 111, American playwright, screenwriter, memoirist and author.
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