Many great personalities passed away this year, leaving their footprints on the sands of time. Notable people like Neil Armstrong, Whitney Houston, Robin Gibb, Helen Gurley Brown, Tony Scott and Ernest Borgnine passed away in 2012.
Here is the List of Notable Deaths of 2012:
1. Whitney Houston: With a total of 415 career awards, she was named the most awarded female artist of all times by Guinness World Records. The awards she received include two Emmys Awards and six Grammys. She passed away on February 11, 2012, at the age of 48.
2. Davy Jones: He was the lead singer of the band The Monkees and was considered one of the greatest teen idols of all time. He passed away at 66 on February 29, 2012.
3. Robin Gibb: He was a member and co-founder of the band Bee Gees. The singer passed away on May 20, 2012, at the age of 62.
4. Nora Ephron: She was a screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, journalist, essayist and playwright. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for "When Harry Met Sally" and was nominated three times to Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). She passed away at 71 on June 26, 2012.
5. Ernest Borgnine: He acted in American film and television for more than six decades and won an Oscar in 1955 for "Marty". He died of renal failure on July 8, 2012, at the age of 95.
6. Sally Ride: She was the youngest American astronaut to be launched into space and the only person to serve on the investigation panels for two space shuttle disasters - Challenger and Columbia. She dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61 on July 23, 2012.
7. Neil Armstrong: He was an astronaut and was the first person to walk on the moon. He passed away at the age of 82 on August 5, 1930.
8. Helen Gurley Brown: She was an author, publisher and businesswoman. She was known for serving as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. She passed away at 90 on August 13, 2012.
9. Tony Scott: A film director and producer from England, Scott was known for his films like "The Hunger", "Top Gun", "Beverly Hills Cop II", "Days of Thunder", "The Last Boy Scout", "True Romance", "Crimson Tide, "Enemy of the State", "Spy Game", and several others. He committed suicide on August 19, 2012, by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
10. Hector Macho Camacho: He was a Puerto Rican welterweight boxing champion and was the first boxer to be recognized as a septuple champion. He died at 50 on November 24, 201, after he was shot while sitting in a car outside a bar in Puerto Rico.