Some of the famous celebrities who died in 2012 were actors Michael Clarke Duncan, Andy Griffith, Jack Klugman and Ann Rutherford, reports IMDB. Also on IMDB's list are singers Whitney Houston and Donna Summer.
Duncan was best known for his performances in the movies “The Green Mile” and “Armageddon.” He died on September 3, 2012 from respiratory failure. Griffith was the lead actor in the television series “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Matlock.” He died at the age of 86 on July 3, 2012. Klugman was a film character actor known for his role in the television show “The Odd Couple.” He passed away on December 24, 2012. Rutherford was best remembered for her role as Careen O’Hara in the movie “Gone with the Wind.” She was 94 years old upon her death on June 11, 2012.
Houston was a singer whose debut album “Whitney Houston” was among the highest-selling albums by a debut artist. She passed away on February 11, 2012. Summer was also a multi-awarded singer during the '70s and '80s. She was among the “Hot 100 Artists of All Time” on Billboard Magazine’s 50th Anniversary issue. She died on May 17, 2012.