Notable deaths of 2012 (39 images)

Every year celebrities, politicians and famous minds pass away. Here's a list of the dearly departed class of 2012.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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Jenni Rivera
California-born singer Jenni Rivera was killed in a Learjet crash shortly after takeoff on December 9th. She was 43. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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