RIP: Remembering Famous Faces We Lost in 2012

“The powerhouse singer, who had struggled with substance abuse throughout her career, was found dead at the Beverly Hilton at the age of 48.”[THR]

It’s that time of year again when we make the ‘Best of’ and ‘Worst of’ lists to commemorate everything we allowed to consumer our attention in the past 12 months. It’s also time to remember many of those we lost in 2012, from Hollywood icons like Andy Griffith and Phyllis Diller to, of course, the Legend That Is Whitney Houston.

Other notable who passed away this year include director Nora Ephron, Robert Gibb of the Bee Gees, author Maurice Sendak, TV host Dick Clark, 60 Minutes journalist and stalwart Mike Wallace, and scandal-ridden college football coach Joe Paterno. Click on the link to see other noteworthy names that passed on this year.