7 Fallen Stars of 2012
2012 was a year of very unexpected deaths. From long battles with cancer, accidents and suicides, the fallen stars of this year will never be forgotten. Their talents have left a huge impact on society and will always live on. Take a look at 7 stars who passed away in 2012.
Etta James (January 25, 1938 - January 20, 2012)
The "At Last" singer passed away early this year after being terminally ill due to complications with leukemia. She was 73.
Don Cornelius (September 27, 1936 - February 1, 2012)
Mr. Soul Train himself committed suicide earlier this year. He lived a life of helping stars like Aretha Franklin and James Brown go far in their careers. He was 75.
Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012)
The most unexpected death of the year was Ms. Houston's untimely passing during Grammys weekend. The powerhouse performer's death was ruled an "accident" after she was found submerged in the bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was 48.
Chuck Brown (August 22, 1936 - May 16, 2012)
The godfather of funk died at 75 after multiple organ failure as a result of sepsis. He is famous for his hit "Bustin Loose."
Donna Summer (December 31, 1948 - May 17, 2012)
Summer lived a life of great musical hits. She gave the world undeniably great music with tunes like "Love to Love You Baby" and "Hot Stuff." After reportedly battling lung cancer, the hit-maker died at 63.
Yvette Wilson (March 6, 1964 - June 14, 2012)
The late Moesha and The Parkers star succumbed to a battle with cervical cancer earlier this year. The hilarious entertainer was 48.
Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 - September 3, 2012)
Duncan gained fame with his role as John Coffey in 1999 film The Green Mile. He passed away two months after suffering from a heart attack. He was 54.