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It's inevitable that as time goes by, we will lose some of our favorite stars. And yet, year after year, it never gets any easier to look back on the great entertainers who had died over the previous 12 months.
Still, it's important to remember the legacies of the people who enhanced our own lives over the years with their talent, style and love of cinema. Here's a look at some of the many wonderful Hollywood talents who passed away in 2012. Get More »
Singer and actress Natina Reed, who rose to stardom as a member of the all-girl group Blaque and as one of the stars of the hit film "Bring It On," has died according to The Hollywood Reporter.
She was 32. Get More »
Actor Johnny Lewis, who starred in numerous movies and television shows including a prominent run on the hit series "Sons of Anarchy," was found dead today according to The New York Daily News. He was 28.
According to early reports, Lewis was found lying dead in the driveway of a Los Angeles home by police officers responding to reports of a "screaming woman." Police also discovered the body of Katherine Chabot Davis inside the home, an 81-year-old woman who apparently died due to blunt force trauma. Lewis is considered a suspect in her murder. Get More »
Film.com is reporting that Michael Clarke Duncan, the gentle giant who became an overnight sensation for his Oscar-nominated turn in "The Green Mile," has died today, nearly two months after suffering a heart attack.
He was 54.
A former ditch digger, Duncan followed his dream and moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a bodyguard before getting his big break in the 1998 action film "Armageddon." Less than two years later, in a true Hollywood success story, he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
For a full look at Duncan's life, head to Film.com.
UPDATE: Earlier reports that claimed Tony Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer are currently unconfirmed, with Deadline reporting — via Scott's widow, Donna — that this was not the case at all. A full investigation is underway and an autopsy is pending.
Tony Scott, director of such hit films as "Top Gun," "Crimson Tide" and "Man on Fire," has died after jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, Calif., on Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles police tell the Los Angeles Times. He was 68. Get More »
Hollywood lost one of the most prolific and acclaimed actors in film history today, as Oscar winner and television icon Ernest Borgnine has died, CNN reports. He was 95.
Born in 1917, Borgnine didn't take up acting until after leaving the Navy at the end of World War II. He was an immediate hit, appearing in a number of stage, television and film productions before earning raves as Sgt. "Fatso" Judson in 1953's "From Here to Eternity." That propelled the muscular and broad-faced Borgnine into the somewhat unlikely role of leading man in 1955's "Marty," a performance which earned him the Oscar for Best Actor. Get More »
After nearly three years of struggling with cancer, filmmaker and Beastie Boys rapper MCA, otherwise known as Adam Yauch, has died at the age of 48.
According to Rolling Stone, Yauch, one of the three members of the long-lived punk-turned-hip-hop band, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered on his salivary gland.
In addition to co-founding the Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz, Yauch had a long-standing involvement in the movie scene. He has more than 30 soundtrack credits on films like "Baby Mama," "17 Again," "Horrible Bosses" and "Iron Man 2," and also wrote, directed, produced and appeared in films and documentaries. Get More »
Best known for hosting "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" live from New York City's Times Square beginning in 1972, as well as for his role in shaping America's youth culture as the ambassador of rock 'n' roll in the late 1950s and 1960s with "American Bandstand," Clark also played a major role in the film industry as executive producer of the Golden Globes for the past three decades.
Despite these numerous high profile jobs, Clark also managed to find time to appear in numerous TV shows and movies, both as an actor and as himself. Those appearances, however, were seriously curtailed following the 2004 stroke which left him unable to continue as host of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve;" after a year of rehab, he finally returned in time to lead the Times Square countdown in 2005 after turning over the rest of the broadcast to his successor, Ryan Seacrest.
Clark, who won numerous Emmy and Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, is survived his wife Keri and three children.
Davy Jones, the mop-topped British singer who became a worldwide sensation following the success of his TV show "The Monkees," has died today of a heart attack according to TMZ. He was 66.
Formed in 1966, The Monkees -- which consisted of Jones and fellow bandmates Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork -- were assembled by TV producers looking to cash in on Beatlemania.
But "The Monkees," both as a TV show and a band, succeeded beyond everybody's wildest expectations, eventually landing Jones and company on the top of the charts with two number one singles and four number one albums. Get More »
Sad news today as Moviefone is reporting that veteran Irish actor David Kelly, who is best known to American movie fans as Charlie's beloved Grandpa Joe in Johnny Depp's 2005 version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," has died following a brief illness.
He was 82 years old. Get More »