Thursday, January 03, 2013

Deaths in 2012

Last year we lost some amazing people, but what was good is that not that many young people died during 2012. Here are some that will be missed.

† 19 Sarah Burke (29) Canadian freestyle skier, world champion (2005), cardiac arrest following skiing accident.
20 Etta James (73) American blues singer
20 Jiří Raška (70) Czech ski jumper, Olympic gold medalist, heart disease.
31 Leslie Carter (25) American singer and reality star (House of Carters), sister of Nick and Aaron Carter, drug overdose.

1 Wisława Szymborska (88) Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature (1996)
 † 11 Whitney Houston (48), American singer ("I Will Always Love You") and actress (The Bodyguard). drowned
14 Tonmi Lillman (38) Finnish musician, drummer in the band Lordi

7 Włodzimierz Smolarek (54) Polish footballer.
10 Nik Zoricic (29) Canadian ski cross racer, brain injuries from race crash

5 Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (76), German designer, creator of for example Porsche 911.
15 Jenny Olsson (32) Swedish Olympic cross-country skier, cancer
23 Tommy Marth (33) American musician (The Killers), suicide
30 Alexander Dale Oen (26) Norwegian Olympic silver medal-winning (2008) swimmer, cardiac arrest.

4 Adam Yauch (47) American musician (Beastie Boys) and film director (Gunnin' for That No. 1 Spot), salivary gland cancer.
9 Vidal Sassoon (84) British hairstylist, leukemia
12 Ruth Foster (92) American actress, Mother on Little House on the Prairie 

 17 Donna Summer (63) American singer, lung cancer

20 Robin Gibb (62) British singer and songwriter (Bee Gees), liver and kidney failure.
30 Edi Federer (57) Austrian ski jumper, Red Bull manager of Adam Malysz, Andreas Goldberger, Thomas Morgenstern, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Edi was a great man who I will miss a lot (*)

2 Kathryn Joosten (72) American actress (Desperate Housewives, The West Wing), lung cancer

13 Jerzy Kulej (71) Polish politician, Olympic gold medal-winning (1964 and 1968) boxer, heart attack
13 Sage Stallone (36), American actor (Rocky V), son of Sylvester Stallone, heart failure.

26 Lupe Ontiveros (69) American actress, mother-in-law to Gabrielle & Carlos mother on Desperate Housewives, liver cancer  

17 Joey Kovar (29) American reality TV star (The Real World: Hollywood, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew), opiate intoxication.
25 Neil Armstrong (82) American astronaut, first person to walk on the Moon, complications from coronary artery bypass surgery

2 Mark Abrahamian (46) American musician (Starship), heart attack
3 Michael Clarke Duncan (54) American actor (The Green Mile, Armageddon, Daredevil), complications from a heart attack
26 Johnny Lewis (photo) (28), American actor, Half-Sack on Sons of Anarchy, The O.C., injuries from a fall

23 Larry Hagman (81), American actor (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie), complications from throat cancer
24 Héctor Camacho (50), Puerto Rican boxer, injuries from gunshot

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