Music Icons Dave Brubeck and Ravi Shankar Are Latest Celebrity Deaths for 2012


By Jon Konjoyan

Crooner Andy Williams left us in September of this year. He was 85.

Crooner Andy Williams left us in September of this year. He was 85.

Jazz innovator Dave Brubeck and master of the sitar Ravi Shankar are the latest stars to leave us in 2012. Both were 92-years-old when they passed away earlier this month.
On August 23, The Tolucan Times reported a long list of famous deaths for the year up to that date. Listed below are celebrities whom have died since then, but we may have left someone out. Please let us know if we’ve missed one of your favorites at or

  • Andy Griffith, 86, actor
  • Steve Franken, 80, actor (“Dobie Gillis”)
  • Hal David, 91, songwriter (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”)
  • Joe South, 72, singer-songwriter (“I Never Promised You A Rose Garden”)
  • Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, actor (The Green Mile)
  • Dorothy McGuire, 84, singer “The McGuire Sisters” (“Sincerely”)
  • Steve Sabol, 69, President of NFL Films
  • Andy Williams, 84, singer
  • Billy Barnes, 85, composer and lyricist
  • Alex Karras, 77, football star, actor
  • Gary Collins, 74, TV actor
  • Larry Hagman, 81, actor
  • Mickey Baker, 87, guitarist, Mickey & Sylvia (“Love Is Strange”)
  • Dave Brubeck, 92, jazz pianist (“Take Five”)
  • Ravi Shankar, 92, sitar master
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