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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Donna Summer
Disco music icon Donna Summer died in Florida Thursday after a private battle with cancer. She was 63. Donna Summer is seen here performing in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 17, 2009. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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