In Memoriam: Honoring Those We Lost in 2012

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  • 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.
  • Helen Gurley Brown
  • George Hickman
  • Chris Lighty
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Mervyn M. Dymally
  • Charles V. Bush
  • Herbert Carter

Etta James 

Blues songstress Etta James, known for her smoky vocals on hits including "At Last," lost her fight with leukemia on Jan. 20. She was 73. (Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser/FSP/DL)