In Memoriam: Honoring Those We Lost in 2012

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  • 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
  • Erica Kennedy
  • Yvette Wilson
  • Rodney King
  • Sylvia Woods
  • Al Freeman Jr.

Chris Lighty 

Chris Lighty, the music executive who helmed the careers of A Tribe Called Quest, Mariah Carey and 50 Cent, among others, was found dead in his New York City apartment from an alleged self-inflected gunshot wound on Aug. 30. He was 44. (Photo: AP Photo/Jim Cooper, file)