In 2012, the Grim Reaper didn't swing his scythe around quite as much as he has done in recent years (here's remembering you, 2009), but he did manage to gather some greats to his bosom all the same, all of which are listed below.

Etta James
Whitney Houston
David Kelly
Frank Carson
Davy Jones
Malcolm McLaren
Vidal Sassoon
Donna Summer
Robin Gibb
Adam MCA Yauch
Nora Ephron
Eric Sykes
Tony Martin
Andy Griffith
Maeve Binchy
Ernest Borgnine
Tony Scott
Michael Clarke Duncan
Herbert Lom
Andy Williams
John Clive
Slyvia Kristel
Larry 'JR' Hagman
Bill 'Jack Duckworth' Tarmey
Clive Dunn
Dave Brubeck