Goodbye: 2012’s notable deaths

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Goodbye: 2012’s notable deaths

Mike Wallace, 93. The dogged CBS reporter took on politicians and celebrities in a 60-year career highlighted by on-air confrontations that helped make “60 Minutes” the most successful prime-time television news program ever. He died April 7.
Dick Clark, 82. The ever-youthful television entrepreneur helped bring rock ’n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand,” and later produced and hosted game shows and the year-end countdown from Times Square. He died April 19.
Nora Ephron, 71. The essayist, author and filmmaker thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her wit. She died of leukemia June 26.
Whitney Houston, 48. She ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown. She accidentally drowned in a bathtub Feb. 11.

Goodbye: 2012’s notable deaths

Mike Wallace, 93. The dogged CBS reporter took on politicians and celebrities in a 60-year career highlighted by on-air confrontations that helped make “60 Minutes” the most successful prime-time television news program ever. He died April 7.
Dick Clark, 82. The ever-youthful television entrepreneur helped bring rock ’n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand,” and later produced and hosted game shows and the year-end countdown from Times Square. He died April 19.
Nora Ephron, 71. The essayist, author and filmmaker thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her wit. She died of leukemia June 26.
Whitney Houston, 48. She ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown. She accidentally drowned in a bathtub Feb. 11.
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