Here are photos of some of the celebrities or other notable figures who died in 2012.
AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker, File
In this Aug. 14, 2006, file photo, former San Diego Chargers football player Junior Seau smiles during a news conference announcing his retirement from pro football in San Diego. Seau, a former NFL star, was found dead at his home in Oceanside, Calif. He was 43.