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In the year 2012

895 Notable deaths

Whitney Houston

American singer, actress, and producer (1963–2012).

Born August 9th, 1963 in Newark. [ref]

Died February 11th, 2012 at 48 years old in Beverly Hills. [ref]

Neil Armstrong

American astronaut and lunar explorer (1930–2012).

Born August 5th, 1930 in Wapakoneta. [ref]

Died August 25th, 2012 at 82 years old in Cincinnati (coronary artery bypass surgery). [ref]

Michael Clarke Duncan

American actor (1957-2012).

Born December 10th, 1957 in Chicago. [ref]

Died September 3rd, 2012 at 54 years old in Los Angeles (heart failure).

Rodney King

American police brutality victim.

Born April 2nd, 1969 in Sacramento.

Died June 17th, 2012 at 43 years old in Rialto (cardiac arrest).

Griselda Blanco

Colombian drug lord of the medellín cartel.

Born February 15th, 1944 in Cartagena de Indias.

Died September 3rd, 2012 at 68 years old in Medellín (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Andy Griffith

American actor, television producer, southern gospel singer, and writer (1926-2012).

Born June 1st, 1926 in Mount Airy. [ref]

Died July 3rd, 2012 at 86 years old in Manteo (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Henry Hill

American mobster (1943–2012).

Born June 11th, 1943 in Brooklyn.

Died June 12th, 2012 at 69 years old in Los Angeles (myocardial infarction).

Sage Stallone

American actor, film director, and producer (1976-2012).

Born May 5th, 1976 in Los Angeles.

Died July 13th, 2012 at 36 years old in Studio City (myocardial infarction).

Carroll Shelby

American automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur (1923-2012).

Born January 11th, 1923 in Leesburg. [ref]

Died May 10th, 2012 at 89 years old in Dallas. [ref]

Rajesh Khanna

Indian actor (1942–2012).

Born December 29th, 1942 in Amritsar.

Died July 18th, 2012 at 69 years old in Mumbai (cancer).

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