AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File
In this Oct. 17, 2009 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno smiles as he walks the field before an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in State College, Pa. On Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, family says Paterno, winningest coach in major college football, has died.
Gallery: 2012 celebrity deaths
Dec. 24, 2012 @ 09:00 PM
Here are photos of some of the celebrities or other notable figures who died in 2012.