Celebrities Who Died In 2012

alt2012 bid goodbye to many celebrities, of the by-gone era as well as some stars who died young.

1. Rajesh Khanna

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India’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away on July 18, sending millions of his fans into mourning. Everyone in the glam world, and other spheres attended his funeral and had something to say about the great man.

2. Dara Singh

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The macho hero and the first genuine action hero of Indian cinema, Dara Singh, left us for heavenly abode after fighting prolonged illness. Among all his memorable roles, he would be most remembered for essaying the role of ‘Hanuman’ in popular serial, ‘Ramayana’.

3. Yash Chopra

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The king of romance made the last movie of his career, ‘Jab Tak hai Jaan’, but died weeks prior to the release. He was suffering from dengue, something which sent everyone into utter shock.

4. Mehdi Hasan

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The Ghazal maestro was also battling prolonged illness, before he expired on June 13, 2012. A Pakistani singer, he would truly be missed by his Indian fans.

5. Joy Mukherjee

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The ever-so-charming actor breathed his last on March 9, 2012. He would be most remembered by the Hindi film audience for his roles in ‘Love in Tokyo’, ‘Shagird’, etc.

6. Pandit Ravi Shankar

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The sitar maestro had a heart-valve replacement surgery, but he couldn’t survive the complications. Bollywood paid rich tributes to the great man. He was 92.

7. Achala Sachdev

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The eternal ‘Zohra jabeen’ of Bollywood’ passed away after a prolonged illness on April 30, 2012.

8. Neil Alden Armstrong

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The first person ever to walk on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong breathed his last on August 25, 2012. He underwent a bypass surgery on August 7, 2012, but died later of complications.

9. Whitney Houston

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The American singer, actress, producer, and model, Whitney Houston was reported to have died of ‘accidental drowning’. Later, the cause of her death was explained as ‘effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use’. No conspiracy was found upon investigation.

10. Jack Klugman

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Popular for his roles in ‘The Odd Couple’ and ‘Quincy M.E’, Jack Klugman passed away at the age of 90. He breathed his last on 25th December 2012.

These stars have mesmerized their fans across the globe. They shall be missed forever.

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