I always enjoy the part of the Academy Awards when they remember all the Hollywood people who died in the past year. This isn’t quite like that.
It’s fascinating how famous people intersect our lives in various ways. Then when they die our fast-moving news cycle only has a few hours to remember them. This post features a number of notable people who died this past year but not before somehow making a positive impact on me. Maybe they were inspirations or somehow impacted culture. Or maybe they just did some interesting stuff.
Some Notable Famous People
Who Passed Away In 2012
Ian Ambercrombie ~ Actor
Whitney Houston ~ Singer
Davy Jones ~ Singer
Steve Bridges ~ Impressionist / Comedian
Chuck Colson ~ Activist / Founder of Prison Fellowship
Dick Clark ~ Announcer / Entrepreneur / TV Icon
Eugene Polley ~ Engineer / Inventor
Adam “MCA” Yauch ~ Music Innovator
Ray Bradbury ~ Author
Henry Hill ~ Mobster
Andy Griffith ~ Actor
Stephen Covey ~ Author / Speaker
Ernest Borgnine ~ Actor / Veteran
Robert Creamer ~ Writer
Tony Sly ~ Singer
Tony Scott ~ Director
Michael Clarke Duncan ~ Actor
Zig Ziglar ~ Speaker
Daniel Inouye ~ War Hero / Senator
Who would be on your list?