2012 was a tough year for the entertainment industry, many high profile stars lost their lives during this year, some expected, some shocking, all sad. They will all be missed and we thank them for giving us countless memories.

Some of the most notable ones, in no particular order.

Whitney Houston even though we knew she was troubled for a long time, it was a complete shock to hear of her passing in such a tragic, unexpected manner and during the festivities leading up to the Grammys. The organizers decided that the show must go on and so it did. She was one of the most talented voices the industry has seen. Whitney was 48 years old.

Whitney Houston in 1988 (The New York Times)

Whitney Houston in 1988 (The New York Times)

Larry Hagman vastly known for playing ‘J.R. Ewing’ in the immensely popular series ‘Dallas’ one of the most iconic roles in all of television. He died at 81 in Texas, after a long battle with throat cancer.

Larry Hagman (Getty Images)

Larry Hagman (Getty Images)

Dick Clark America’s Oldest Teenager, as he was affectionately known, because of his perpetual young looks, died on April 18th of a massive heart attack. He was mostly known as the legendary host of the teenage dance show ‘American Bandstand’ which he hosted for years and went on to produce other successful game shows. He was 82 years old.

Dick Clark in 'American Bandstand' (Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press)<br /><p class=> Dick Clark in ‘American Bandstand’ (Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press)

Donna Summer will always be known as the original disco queen, because of her dance hits “Bad Girls,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Last Dance” as well as her flashy costumes and make up. She was a five time Grammy winner and her songs rocked dance clubs during the 70s and beyond. She died May 17th, after fighting a long battle with cancer at the age of 63.

Donna Summer (CNN)

Donna Summer (CNN)

Robin Gibb one of the Gibb brothers of the legendary disco group of the 70s the Bee Gees. Their songs were a staple of dance clubs during that time and the soundtrack to ‘Saturday Night Fever’ became the biggest selling album of all time. Robin passed away just days after Donna Summer, from complications of cancer and intestinal surgery at 62 years of age.

Robin Gibb (Reuters)

Robin Gibb (Reuters)

Michael Clark Duncan was a big man, but everyone who came in contact with him recognized his kindhearted personality. He was mostly known for roles in ‘The Green Mile’, ‘Armageddon’ and ‘Planet of The Apes’. He suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized for nearly two months, when he passed away of respiratory failure on September 3. He was 54 years old.

Michael Clarke Duncan (Granitz/WireImage.com)

Michael Clarke Duncan (Granitz/WireImage.com)

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