It was a tragic year as many of our favourite celebs passed away. We bid farewell to legends from all walks of life. Here is a list of celebs who died in 2012...
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Tony Greig (6 October 1946 – 29 December 2012)
Former England captain and celebrated commentator Tony Greig died after losing his battle with lung cancer in Sydney on December 29. Greig was 66. He breathed his last at a hospital in Sydney after being brought in "critical condition". He was diagnosed with lung cancer in October this year.
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Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away on the 12. 12. 12, afterprolonged illness, at the age of 92. The winner of three Grammy awards wowedIndian and international audiences with his stunning performances. He is survived by his daughters, musicians Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones, bothleading artistes in the music world.
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Inder Kumar Gujral (4 December 1919 – 30 November 2012)
India's former Prime Minister, passed away on Friday following hospitalization for a lung infection. He was the Prime Minister of the country from April 21, 1997 to March 19, 1998.
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Bal Thackeray (January 23, 1926 - November 17, 2012)
Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray died on November 17 in Mumbai. The 86-year-old politician, who founded the Shiv Sena in 1966, had been ailing for some time.
Hangal was an Indian freedom fighter who turned actor and is best remembered for his role in 'Sholay
Varsha Bhosle (1956 - 8 October, 2012)
Asha Bhosle's daughter was a journalist and singer who committed suicide by shooting herself at her residence.
Taruni Sachdev (14 May 1998- 14 May 2012)
She was a child artist best known for her role with Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi flick 'Paa'. The 14-year-old was killed in a plane crash.
Vilasrao Deshmukh (26 May 1945 - 14 August 2012)
Union minister and the former chief minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh died due to liver disease.
Ashok Mehta (1947 - August 15, 2012)
The National Award winning cinematographer was part of many noted Bollywood projects. He died of lung cancer at the age of 65.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012
Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artistes. Her tragic death was caused by accidental drowning in the bathtub due to the effects of chronic cocaine use and heart disease.
Verghese Kurien (26 November 1921 - 9 September 2012)
The 'Father of the White Revolution' made India the largest milk producer in the world. He died of a brief illness at his hometown, at the age of 90.
Tony Scott (21 June 1944 - 19 August 2012)
Anthony David 'Tony' Scott was a popular British director, with films like 'Top Gun', 'True Romance' and 'Unstoppable' among others. He jumped to his death off a bridge in California, but the reason remains undisclosed.
Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012)
The first man who walked on the moon in 1969 was a model American, who served his country as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He passed away after complications arose from a prior surgery.