Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:45:00 GMT | By Ian Jones
2012 review: people we lost

Famous faces who passed away during the last 12 months

Etta James, Whitney Houston and Robin Gibb (© Reuters, Getty Images, Rex Features)
  • Etta James, Whitney Houston and Robin Gibb (© Reuters, Getty Images, Rex Features)
  • Etta James (© Startraks Photo/Rex Features)
  • Whitney Houston (© FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • Davy Jones (© Rex Features)
  • Adam Yauch (© KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features)
  • Robin Gibb (© FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • Ray Bradbury (© AGF s.r.l./Rex Features)
  • Nora Ephron (© FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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World-famous singers and entertainers were among those who died in 2012, along with some of the 20th century's most pioneering musicians and writers. We also lost one of history's most famous adventurers. Here's a tribute to these and others who passed away during the last 12 months.

Jan 11, 2013 9:31PM

Robin! Your passing was a sad loss to me. The Bee Gees as I remember became my favourite band when they first toured Malaysia in 1972. Followed by tours in 1973 and 1974. I still have some of the paper cuttings from The New Straits Times and Fanfare publications of 1972 and 1974. Has anybody else got any of their 72,73 and 74 concert memorabilia? Let me know. Maurice and Andy you are also thought of every now and again. Rest in Peace. Your music will always give me pleasure. Thank you.

Jan 24, 2013 6:41AM

whitney Houston was beautiful, such touching sensuous songs, so special voice. I love her always.

2012, so many icons, idols of our times died. marking a big ends of those styles. we sang maybe still sing those songs easily as we follow them all along. u know, these guys r our times.


anyway, I shall start karaok songs of shakira, beyonce, usheret, michael biber....  the time is ahead.

Dec 26, 2012 7:10PM
Where the hell is Maurice Sendak ???!??!?
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