In Memoriam: Honoring Those We Lost in 2012

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  • Erica Kennedy
  • Yvette Wilson
  • Rodney King
  • Sylvia Woods
  • Al Freeman Jr.
  • Helen Gurley Brown
  • George Hickman
  • Chris Lighty
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Mervyn M. Dymally
  • Charles V. Bush
  • Herbert Carter
  • Paying tribute to notable individuals who passed away in 2012.
  • Etta James
  • Don Cornelius
  • Patricia Stephens Due
  • Whitney Houston
  • Trayvon Martin
  • Donald Payne
  • Dick Clark
  • LeRoy Walker
  • Chuck Brown
  • Donna Summer

Rodney King 

Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by white Los Angeles police officers spurred riots in the city, was found dead in an apparent drowning accident at his home on Jun. 17. He was 47. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)