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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Maurice Sendak
Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died at 83 on March 8, 2012. Sendak and award winning producer/ director Todd McFarlane right pose at the October 12 debut of McFarlane action figure toy line based on Sendak 1963 book Where The Wild Things Are. rw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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