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Saturday, January 26, 2013

In Memoriam - 2012

My own list of notable people (and others) we lost in 2012 whose time on this planet left some impression, big or small, on me. Of course, like all the other lists, it doesn't include everybody, so feel free to remark on anyone you'll miss in the comments.

In Memoriam - 2012

Victor Arriagada Ríos, aka Vicar
Comic book Artist
April 16, 1934 - January 3, 2012

The Senator
Cypress Tree
c. 1500 BC – January 16, 2012

Dick Tufeld
Actor / Voice over artist
December 11, 1926 - January 22, 2012


Robert Hegyes
Actor
May 7, 1951 – January 26, 2012

Ian Abercrombie
Actor / Voice over artist
September 11, 1934 – January 26, 2012

Ben Gazzara
Actor
August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012

Bill Hinzman
Actor
October 24, 1936 – February 5, 2012

David Kelly
Actor
July 11, 1929 – February 12, 2012


John Severin
Comic Book Artist
December 26, 1921 – February 12, 2012


Steve Kordek
Pinball Machine Designer
December 26, 1911 – February 19, 2012

Jan Berenstain
Author / Illustrator
July 26, 1923 – February 24, 2012

Davy Jones
Singer / Actor
December 30, 1945 – February 29, 2012



Ralph McQuarrie
Film Conceptual Artist
June 13, 1929 – March 3, 2012


Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
December 19, 1925 – March 5, 2012


Jean Giraud, aka Mœbius
Comic Book Artist
May 8, 1938 – March 10, 2012


Sid Couchey
Comic Book Artist

May 24, 1919 – March 11, 2012


Jim Duffy
Animator
July 2, 1937 – March 23, 2012

Earl Scruggs
Musician
January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012


Dick Clark
Television Host / Producer
November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012


George Lindsey
Actor
December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012


Maurice Sendak
Author / Illustrator
June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012


Tony DeZuniga
Comic Book Artist
November 8, 1932 – May 11, 2012

Donald “Duck” Dunn
Musician
November 24, 1941 – May 13, 2012

Dee Caruso
Television Writer
April 7, 1929 – May 27, 2012

Dick Beals
Voice Actor
March 16, 1927 – May 29, 2012


Jim Unger
Cartoonist
January 21, 1937 – May 29, 2012

Richard Dawson
Actor / Television Host
November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012


Ray Bradbury
Author
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012


Frank Cady
Actor
 September 8, 1915 – June 8, 2012


Judy Freudberg
Film  / Television Writer
July 12, 1949 – June 10, 2012

Henry Hill
Mobster Turned Informant
June 11, 1943 – June 12, 2012

Susan Tyrell
Actor
March 18, 1945 – June 16, 2012

Lonesome George
Pinta Island Tortoise
c. 1912 – June 24, 2012

Nora Ephron
Screenwriter
May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012

Don Grady
Actor
June 8, 1944 – June 27, 2012

Andy Griffith
Actor
June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012

Ernest Borgnine
Actor
January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012

Donald J. Sobol
Author
October 4, 1924 – July 11, 2012

Celeste Holm
Actor
April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012

Tom Davis
Television Writer / Comedian
August 13, 1952 – July 19, 2012

Sally Ride
Astronaut
May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012

Sherman Hemsley
Actor
February 1, 1938 – July 24, 2012

Mary Tamm
Actor
March 22, 1950 – July 26, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch
Composer
June 2, 1944 - August 6, 2012

Mel Stuart
Director
September 2, 1928 – August 9, 2012

Carlo Rambaldi
Special Effects Artist
September 15, 1925 – August 10, 2012

Joe Kubert
Comic Book Artist
September 18, 1926 – August 12, 2012

Ron Palillo
Actor
April 2, 1949 – August 14, 2012

Phyllis Thaxter
Actor
November 20, 1919 – August 14, 2012

Tony Scott
Director
June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012

Phyllis Diller
Actor / Comedian
July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012

Jerry Nelson
Puppeteer
July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012

Neil Armstrong
Astronaut
August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012

Hal David
Songwriter
May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan
Actor
December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012

Andy Williams
Singer
December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012

Herbert Lom
Actor
September 11, 1917 – September 27, 2012

Turhan Bey
Actor
March 30, 1922 – September 30, 2012

Alex Karras
Athlete / Actor
July 15, 1935 – October 10, 2012

Lucille Bliss
Voice Over Artist
March 31, 1916 – November 8, 2012

Larry Hagman
Actor
September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012

Reinhold Weege
Television Writer
December 23, 1949 – December 1, 2012

Dave Brubeck
Composer / Musician
December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012

Rusty Mills
Animator
December 16, 1962 – December 7, 2012

Ravi Shankar
Musician
April 7, 1920 – December 11, 2012

Charles Durning
Actor
February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012

Jack Klugman
Actor
April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012

Gerry Anderson
Television Producer
 April 14, 1929 – December 26, 2012