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Armstrong, seen here in the lunar module in 1969, was the first man to walk on the moon as commander of the Apollo 11 mission. Photo: MPI/Getty Images

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Armstrong, seen here in the lunar module in 1969, was the first man to walk on the moon as commander of the Apollo 11 mission. Photo: MPI/Getty Images Close

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Whitney Houston sings the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 27, 1991. Close

Whitney Houston sings the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 27, 1991.

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Astronaut Sally Kirsten Ride, the first American woman in space takes a photograph during her earth orbit in the Challenger shuttle STS-7 on June 1, 1983. Close

Astronaut Sally Kirsten Ride, the first American woman in space takes a photograph during her earth orbit in the... Read More

Federal Reserve Governor Andrew Brimmer smiles in a headshot taken circa 1970. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Close

Federal Reserve Governor Andrew Brimmer smiles in a headshot taken circa 1970. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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William Polk Carey, founder and chairman of W. P. Carey & Co., died in West Palm Beach, Florida, at age 81, according to a statement from the company. Close

William Polk Carey, founder and chairman of W. P. Carey & Co., died in West Palm Beach, Florida, at age 81, according... Read More

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Cornelis van der Klugt, who led Royal Philips Electronics NV from 1986 to 1990, has died at 86. Close

Cornelis van der Klugt, who led Royal Philips Electronics NV from 1986 to 1990, has died at 86.

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Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., poses for a photo on the front porch of one of his stores. Close

Dan Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., poses for a photo on the front porch of one of his stores.

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Etta James performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 26, 2009. Close

Etta James performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 26, 2009.

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Robert V. Lindsay, the brother of a two-term New York City mayor, whose 37-year career at J.P. Morgan & Co. culminated in seven years as House of Morgan president died on Jan. 20. Close

Robert V. Lindsay, the brother of a two-term New York City mayor, whose 37-year career at J.P. Morgan & Co.... Read More

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Joe Paterno on Oct. 29, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Penn. Close

Joe Paterno on Oct. 29, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Penn.

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Jacques G. Maisonrouge, a French native who was among the first non-Americans on the board of International Business Machines Corp. after helping the company expand globally, died at his home in Paris on Jan. 25. Close

Jacques G. Maisonrouge, a French native who was among the first non-Americans on the board of International Business... Read More

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Don Cornelius attends the 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominations in Beverly Hills, on Aug. 9, 2005. Close

Don Cornelius attends the 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominations in Beverly Hills, on Aug. 9, 2005.

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Angelo Dundee attends the 23rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Cure Paralysis at the Waldorf Astoria on Sept. 22, 2008 in New York City Close

Angelo Dundee attends the 23rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Cure Paralysis at the Waldorf Astoria on Sept.... Read More

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Micron Technology Inc. said CEO Steve Appleton died today in a small plane accident in Boise, Idaho. He was 51. Close

Micron Technology Inc. said CEO Steve Appleton died today in a small plane accident in Boise, Idaho. He was 51.

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Nigel Doughty looks on during the npower Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City at City Ground in Nottingham, England, on Oct. 2, 2011. Close

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Thomas Storrs poses for a photo in the 1970s. Close

Thomas Storrs poses for a photo in the 1970s.

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Roger Aaron, a partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, is seen in an undated photo. Close

Roger Aaron, a partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, is seen in an undated photo.

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Freddie Solomon runs with the ball during the NFC Championship Game against the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, in 1985. Close

Freddie Solomon runs with the ball during the NFC Championship Game against the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park in... Read More

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Former New York Mets catcher Gary Carter waves to the fans after the last regular season baseball game ever played in Shea Stadium, in New York, on Sept. 28, 2008. Close

Former New York Mets catcher Gary Carter waves to the fans after the last regular season baseball game ever played in... Read More

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Walter Schloss, right, stands for a photo with his son Edwin. Close

Walter Schloss, right, stands for a photo with his son Edwin.

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Terri Dial, late senior advisor at Citigroup Inc. Close

Terri Dial, late senior advisor at Citigroup Inc.

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Davey Jones of The Monkees. Close

Davey Jones of The Monkees.

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Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart speaks at a "Cut Spending Now" rally in Washington on Nov. 5, 2012. Close

Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart speaks at a "Cut Spending Now" rally in Washington on Nov. 5, 2012.

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Alex Webster the New York Giants poses for a photo in the late 1950s. Close

Alex Webster the New York Giants poses for a photo in the late 1950s.

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Jeremy Hill, a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Close

Jeremy Hill, a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

In 2004, Congress passed a resolution introduced by Representative Donald Payne describing the killings in the Darfur region of Sudan as “genocide,” the first time Congress had applied the term to an ongoing massacre, the New Yorker magazine reported. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Close

In 2004, Congress passed a resolution introduced by Representative Donald Payne describing the killings in the Darfur... Read More

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Minoru Mori, president and chief executive officer of Mori Building Co., in Tokyo in 2010. Close

Minoru Mori, president and chief executive officer of Mori Building Co., in Tokyo in 2010.

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John Demjanjuk, a Ukraine native and former U.S. citizen, was extradited in May 2009 to Germany to stand trial in what is likely the country’s last case linked to the Holocaust. Close

John Demjanjuk, a Ukraine native and former U.S. citizen, was extradited in May 2009 to Germany to stand trial in... Read More

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Thailand’s third-richest Man Chaleo Yoovidhya has died, aged 89. Close

Thailand’s third-richest Man Chaleo Yoovidhya has died, aged 89.

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Sanford “Sandy” McDonnell, whose career spanned from the World War II Manhattan Project to build the first atomic bomb to running the aerospace company that bore his family name, has died. He was 89. Close

Sanford “Sandy” McDonnell, whose career spanned from the World War II Manhattan Project to build the first atomic... Read More

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Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM’s dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85. Close

Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM’s dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then... Read More

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Hall of Fame boxing writer Bert Sugar. Close

Hall of Fame boxing writer Bert Sugar.

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U.S. poet Adrienne Rich, seen here in 1991. Close

U.S. poet Adrienne Rich, seen here in 1991.

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Musician Earl Scruggs, seen here performing onstage during California's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California, on April 25, 2009. Close

Musician Earl Scruggs, seen here performing onstage during California's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio,... Read More

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Mark Lane, a Lazard Ltd. debt trader has died after being hit by a boat in Turks and Caicos Islands. He was 44. Close

Mark Lane, a Lazard Ltd. debt trader has died after being hit by a boat in Turks and Caicos Islands. He was 44.

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Raymond C. Forbes, who founded the eponymous brokerage in 1975, has died at 85. Close

Raymond C. Forbes, who founded the eponymous brokerage in 1975, has died at 85.

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Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, center, waves to the crowd after the opening ceremony of the Soccer World Cup tournament in Mexico City on May 31, 1986. De la Madrid died April 1, 2012 at age 77. Close

Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, center, waves to the crowd after the opening ceremony of the Soccer... Read More

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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the inventor of the 911 sportscar, has died, at 76, Porsche AG said in an e-mailed statement today. Close

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the inventor of the 911 sportscar, has died, at 76, Porsche AG said in an e-mailed statement today.

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Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika in Addis Ababa, on January 28, 2012. Close

Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika in Addis Ababa, on January 28, 2012.

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CBS newsman Mike Wallace signs his book at the 2005 Book Expo at the Javits Center in New York on June 4, 2005. Wallace, who was a correspondent on the long-running “60 Minutes” newsmagazine, has died, CBS News reported. He was 93. Close

CBS newsman Mike Wallace signs his book at the 2005 Book Expo at the Javits Center in New York on June 4, 2005.... Read More

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Howard B. Schow, who won honors as a manager of Vanguard mutual funds including the $30.1 billion Vanguard Primecap, has died. He was 84. Close

Howard B. Schow, who won honors as a manager of Vanguard mutual funds including the $30.1 billion Vanguard Primecap,... Read More

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Yasushi Mieno, former governor of the Bank of Japan. Close

Yasushi Mieno, former governor of the Bank of Japan.

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Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller. Close

Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller.

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TV personality Dick Clark attends the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, on June 27, 2010. Close

TV personality Dick Clark attends the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, on June 27, 2010.

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Levon Helm performs at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2010. Close

Levon Helm performs at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2010.

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Charles Colson, former advisor to U.S. President Richard Nixon, testifies before a special investigative commission on the presidential campaign, in Washington on July 22, 1974. Close

Charles Colson, former advisor to U.S. President Richard Nixon, testifies before a special investigative commission... Read More

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B. Robert Williamson Jr., a portfolio manager at Chilton Investment co., has died. He was 55. Close

B. Robert Williamson Jr., a portfolio manager at Chilton Investment co., has died. He was 55.

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George Doty , an accountant by training who helped establish Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s rigorous rules on spending and conduct, has died at 94. Close

George Doty , an accountant by training who helped establish Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s rigorous rules on spending and... Read More

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Howard Turner, former president and chief executive officer of Turner Construction Co. has died at the age of 100. Close

Howard Turner, former president and chief executive officer of Turner Construction Co. has died at the age of 100.

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Bill 'Moose' Skowron is introduced during the New York Yankees Old-Timer's Day on July 17, 2010. Close

Bill 'Moose' Skowron is introduced during the New York Yankees Old-Timer's Day on July 17, 2010.

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Linebacker Junior Seau. Close

Linebacker Junior Seau.

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Adam Yauch speaks during an event in New York in 2008. Close

Adam Yauch speaks during an event in New York in 2008.

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Richard Ruzika, circa 1980 at Columbia University. Ruzika, the former commodities chief at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has died following complications from knee surgery last month. He was 53. Close

Richard Ruzika, circa 1980 at Columbia University. Ruzika, the former commodities chief at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.,... Read More

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Author Maurice Sendak, left, and film director Jonathan Demme attend the after party for the 'Where The Wild Things Are' premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on Oct. 13, 2009 in New York. Close

Author Maurice Sendak, left, and film director Jonathan Demme attend the after party for the 'Where The Wild Things... Read More

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Former U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committe hearing on the Worldcom bankruptcy in Washington in July 2003. Close

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Vidal Sasson attends a party in West Hollywood, California, on July 31, 2006. Close

Vidal Sasson attends a party in West Hollywood, California, on July 31, 2006.

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Harold "Red" Poling, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co. from March 1990 to January 1994, has died. Close

Harold "Red" Poling, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co. from March 1990 to January 1994, has died.

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Author Carlos Fuentes waves during the Don Quijote de La Mancha International Award ceremony in this Oct. 13, 2008 photograph. Close

Author Carlos Fuentes waves during the Don Quijote de La Mancha International Award ceremony in this Oct. 13, 2008 photograph.

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Donna Summer performs during the 1970s. Close

Donna Summer performs during the 1970s.

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Robin Gibb, brother of Maurice and Barry and the third member of the popular disco band The Bee Gees, poses for a photo circa April 1967. Close

Robin Gibb, brother of Maurice and Barry and the third member of the popular disco band The Bee Gees, poses for a... Read More

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Libyan Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, center, the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, is escorted by security officers in Tripoli on Feb. 18, 1992. Close

Libyan Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, center, the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over... Read More

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Doc Watson performs at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2009. Close

Doc Watson performs at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2009.

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Marion Sandler attends a shareholders meeting in Oakland, California, in this 2006 file photo. Close

Marion Sandler attends a shareholders meeting in Oakland, California, in this 2006 file photo.

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Cincinnati Reds' Pedro Borbon on mound versus Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia in 1976. Close

Cincinnati Reds' Pedro Borbon on mound versus Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia in 1976.

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Ray Bradbury attends an event honoring the author with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood on April 1, 2002. Close

Ray Bradbury attends an event honoring the author with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood on April 1, 2002.

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John Medlin, former chief executive officer of Wachovia Corp. sits for a portrait. Close

John Medlin, former chief executive officer of Wachovia Corp. sits for a portrait.

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Guests arrive at the wake of late Liem Sioe Liong, also known by his Indonesian name Soedono Salim, in Singapore on June 12, 2012. Close

Guests arrive at the wake of late Liem Sioe Liong, also known by his Indonesian name Soedono Salim, in Singapore on June 12, 2012.

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Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson stands for a portrait during the 1970s. Close

Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson stands for a portrait during the 1970s.

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Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economics and professor at Indiana University, speaks during a conference in New Delhi on Jan. 5, 2011. Close

Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economics and professor at Indiana University, speaks during a conference in New... Read More

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Journalist Dan Dorfman is seen in this file photo taken in 1994. Close

Journalist Dan Dorfman is seen in this file photo taken in 1994.

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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Close

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

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Rodney King smiles during a press conference, where he called for the end of violence in the city in Los Angeles on June 8, 2012. Close

Rodney King smiles during a press conference, where he called for the end of violence in the city in Los Angeles on June 8, 2012.

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Wendy Waugaman, the former chief executive officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., has died after struggling with cancer, the company said. She was 51. Close

Wendy Waugaman, the former chief executive officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., has died after... Read More

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Billionaire Walter Haefner also was a breeder and rider of thoroughbreds. Close

Billionaire Walter Haefner also was a breeder and rider of thoroughbreds.

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Painter LeRoy Nieman is seen in this file photo taken in 2009 as he signs autographs at the 100 Days to Vancouver Celebration at the Rockefeller Center in New York City. Close

Painter LeRoy Nieman is seen in this file photo taken in 2009 as he signs autographs at the 100 Days to Vancouver... Read More

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Anna Schwartz, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, speaks at the Cato Institute in Washington on Nov. 16, 2006. Close

Anna Schwartz, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, speaks at the Cato Institute in... Read More

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George R. Hearst Jr., chairman of the board of Hearst Corporation. Hearst died on June 25 2012. He was 84. Close

George R. Hearst Jr., chairman of the board of Hearst Corporation. Hearst died on June 25 2012. He was 84.

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Director Nora Ephron, writer of "When Harry met Sally", seen here in New York City on April 11, 2012. Close

Director Nora Ephron, writer of "When Harry met Sally", seen here in New York City on April 11, 2012.

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Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's prime minister, is seen in this file photo in his Jerusalem office on October 23, 1986. Close

Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's prime minister, is seen in this file photo in his Jerusalem office on October 23, 1986.

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Tellabs Inc CEO Robert W. Pullen. Pullen died of cancer today, July 2, 2012. Close

Tellabs Inc CEO Robert W. Pullen. Pullen died of cancer today, July 2, 2012.

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Andy Griffith is seen in his uniform as sheriff Andy Taylor on, 'The Andy Griffith Show,' in the late 1960s. Close

Andy Griffith is seen in his uniform as sheriff Andy Taylor on, 'The Andy Griffith Show,' in the late 1960s.

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A file photo showing the late Colin Marshall, seen here as British Airways chairman in Oct. 2003. Marshall led British Airways for 13 years prior to the company’s privatization in 1987. Close

A file photo showing the late Colin Marshall, seen here as British Airways chairman in Oct. 2003. Marshall led... Read More

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Actor Ernest Borgnine, in Rome for his starring role in the film Black City. Borgnine died Sunday. He was 95. Close

Actor Ernest Borgnine, in Rome for his starring role in the film Black City. Borgnine died Sunday. He was 95.

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A file photo shows Peter Sauer of the Stanford Cardinal during a game against the UCLA Bruins in 1999. Close

A file photo shows Peter Sauer of the Stanford Cardinal during a game against the UCLA Bruins in 1999.

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Marvin S. Traub, who helped distinguish Bloomingdale’s from the department-store pack by offering glamorous, luxurious products from around the world, has died. Close

Marvin S. Traub, who helped distinguish Bloomingdale’s from the department-store pack by offering glamorous,... Read More

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Traxis Partners LP co-founder and managing partner Barton Biggs is seen in February 2011 as he speaks at the Bloomberg Link China Investment Strategies conference in New York. Close

Traxis Partners LP co-founder and managing partner Barton Biggs is seen in February 2011 as he speaks at the... Read More

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Film producer Richard Zanuck arrives for the European premiere of "Sweeney Todd," in London on Jan. 10, 2008. Close

Film producer Richard Zanuck arrives for the European premiere of "Sweeney Todd," in London on Jan. 10, 2008.

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Actress Celeste Holm attends the 2005 Princess Grace Foundation-USA Awards Gala in New York on Oct. 26, 2005. Holm died Sunday, July 15, 2012. She was 95. Close

Actress Celeste Holm attends the 2005 Princess Grace Foundation-USA Awards Gala in New York on Oct. 26, 2005. Holm... Read More

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Stephen Covey, author of the 1989 book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” has died at 79. Close

Stephen Covey, author of the 1989 book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” has died at 79.

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County singer Kitty Wells poses for a potrait circa 1954. Close

County singer Kitty Wells poses for a potrait circa 1954.

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Rajesh Khanna after receiving his life time achievement award at the 10th International Indian Film Academy awards in Macau in this June 13, 2009 file photo. Khanna has died. He was 69. Close

Rajesh Khanna after receiving his life time achievement award at the 10th International Indian Film Academy awards in... Read More

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Egypt’s former intelligence chief and vice president Omar Suleiman is seen, right, in this file photo taken in 2010 as he meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv. Close

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John Atta Mills, then president of Ghana, seen here in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Close

John Atta Mills, then president of Ghana, seen here in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.

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William J. Bott III works at the New York Stock Exchange on May 10, 2010. Close

William J. Bott III works at the New York Stock Exchange on May 10, 2010.

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Gore Vidal, author, poses in this undated handout photo. Close

Gore Vidal, author, poses in this undated handout photo.

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Coach Joe Walsh offers some advice to captain Hal Carey during a game against Princeton on May 8, 1999. Close

Coach Joe Walsh offers some advice to captain Hal Carey during a game against Princeton on May 8, 1999.

John Phelan, seen here with his wife, Joyce Phelan at the Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of New York Gala held at Waldorf Astoria in New York on March 21, 2012. Photo Credit: Jimi Celeste/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa USA via AP Images Close

John Phelan, seen here with his wife, Joyce Phelan at the Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of New York Gala held at... Read More

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Benjamin Heineman Sr., left, with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House in this undated file photo. Heineman has died. He was 98. Close

Benjamin Heineman Sr., left, with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House in this undated file photo. Heineman... Read More

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch attends a Society of Composers & Lyricists/ASCAP Q&A at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles in this November 18, 2009 file photo. Hamlisch has died. He was 68. Close

Composer Marvin Hamlisch attends a Society of Composers & Lyricists/ASCAP Q&A at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Los... Read More

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Former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, speaks during a book tour in New York in 2000. Close

Former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, speaks during a book tour in New York in 2000.

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L. Brian Holland, center, poses with his children Siobhan, left, Chris, center back, and Megan, right, on Oct. 15, 2011. Close

L. Brian Holland, center, poses with his children Siobhan, left, Chris, center back, and Megan, right, on Oct. 15, 2011.

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Director Tony Scott accepts award for The Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment onstage during the BAFTA Los Angeles 2010 Britannia Awards in Century City, California November 4, 2010. Close

Director Tony Scott accepts award for The Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment onstage... Read More

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Charles "Chuck" Huggins, who served as president and CEO of See's Candies from 1972 to 2006. Close

Charles "Chuck" Huggins, who served as president and CEO of See's Candies from 1972 to 2006.

Comedian Phyllis Diller poses in an undated photograph. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images Close

Comedian Phyllis Diller poses in an undated photograph. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, seen here, is now serving as acting prime minister, government spokesman Bereket Simon said in a phone interview today from the capital, Addis Ababa. Close

Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, seen here, is now serving as acting prime minister, government... Read More

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Edwin Johnson, seen here with wife Cynthia, was founder and chief executive officer of the Johnson Cos., a benefit consultancy in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Close

Edwin Johnson, seen here with wife Cynthia, was founder and chief executive officer of the Johnson Cos., a benefit... Read More

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Willard C. Butcher, former chairman and chief executive officer of Chase Manhattan Bank, right, is seen in this file photo from Dec. 19, 1979 with then chairman and chief executive officer David Rockefeller. Close

Willard C. Butcher, former chairman and chief executive officer of Chase Manhattan Bank, right, is seen in this file... Read More

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Hal David is honored with a Star in celebration of his career and 90th birthday on Oct. 14, 2011 in Hollywood. David died Sept. 1. He was 91. Close

Hal David is honored with a Star in celebration of his career and 90th birthday on Oct. 14, 2011 in Hollywood. David... Read More

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Reverend Sun Myung Moon speaks during an event in Washington on April 16, 2001. The Associated Press reported on Monday Sept. 3, 2012 that Moon died in Seoul. He was 92. Close

Reverend Sun Myung Moon speaks during an event in Washington on April 16, 2001. The Associated Press reported on... Read More

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Art Modell is seen during Super Bowl Media Day at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in this file photo taken on Jan. 23, 2001. Close

Art Modell is seen during Super Bowl Media Day at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in this file photo taken on Jan. 23, 2001.

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Robert McKeon, the founder of private-equity firm Veritas Capital and a former chairman of Wasserstein Perella Management Partners, died Sept. 10 at his home in Darien, Connecticut. The cause of death was suicide, according to the office of Connecticut’s chief medical examiner. Close

Robert McKeon, the founder of private-equity firm Veritas Capital and a former chairman of Wasserstein Perella... Read More

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Tadahiro Matsushita, Japan's minister for financial services and postal reform, seen here in Tokyo on June 7, 2012. Close

Tadahiro Matsushita, Japan's minister for financial services and postal reform, seen here in Tokyo on June 7, 2012.

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US envoy John Christopher Stevens attend a press conference of Libyan rebel leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil after his meeting with African heads of state, in Benghazi, in this April 11, 2011 file photo. Stevens was killed in Libya during an attack by Islamist protesters. He was 52. Close

US envoy John Christopher Stevens attend a press conference of Libyan rebel leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil after his... Read More

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Steve Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, poses for a photo on Oct. 27, 1993. Close

Steve Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, poses for a photo on Oct. 27, 1993.

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Lorenzo Weisman, a banker whose boutique investment bank, Hill Street Capital LLC, was purchased in 2010 by BNP Paribas SA, has died. Close

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The first man on the moon, the first U.S. woman in space and the first black Federal Reserve member were among the notable deaths in 2012.

Neil Armstrong, 82, died in August; Sally Ride, 61, in July; and Andrew Brimmer, 86, in October.

The year was punctuated with the sudden deaths of pop singer Whitney Houston at 48 in February, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart at 43 in March and National Football League linebacker Junior Seau at 43 in May.

The lineup of business figures lost in 2012 includes Barton Biggs, the Morgan Stanley investment strategist and frequent business television guest, who predicted the bull market in U.S. stocks in 1982 and the dot-com bust almost 20 years later. He died in July at 79 and his was the most-read obituary on the Bloomberg terminal in 2012.

Here are the year’s notable deaths, with each name linked to a previously published obituary. A cause of death is provided when available.

January

William Polk Carey, 81. A founder in 1973 of W.P. Carey & Co., a New York-based real estate investment trust, who gave more than $100 million to business schools at several U.S. universities. Died Jan. 2 of complications following a heart attack.

Cornelis van der Klugt, 86. The president and chairman of Royal Philips Electronics NV from 1986 to 1990. The Amsterdam-based company announced his death Jan. 6.

Dan Evins, 76. In 1969, he founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., a Lebanon, Tennessee-based chain of restaurants and gift shops with about 600 U.S. locations. Died Jan. 14.

Etta James, 73. A sassy rhythm and blues singer whose raw vocal style and eroticism influenced Janis Joplin and other vocalists during a six-decade career. Died Jan. 20 in Riverside, California, where she lived, from complications of leukemia.

Robert V. Lindsay, 86. He worked at J.P. Morgan & Co. for 37 years, serving as the bank’s president from 1980 to 1987, and was the brother of former New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay. Died Jan. 20 of pneumonia.

Joe Paterno, 85. The head coach of Penn State University’s football team who was revered for on-field success, including two national championships, before being fired in 2011 for mishandling reports that former assistant Jerry Sandusky sexually abused young boys. Died Jan. 22 of cancer.

Jacques G. Maisonrouge, 87. The head of International Business Machines Corp.’s world trade division in the 1960s and 1970s helped IBM become one of the first global corporations. Died Jan. 25 at his home in Paris.

February

Don Cornelius, 75. The host of “Soul Train,” the first television show that brought soul and rhythm-and-blues music to a mass audience. Died Feb. 1 in his Los Angeles home of a self- inflicted gunshot wound.

Angelo Dundee, 90. The boxing trainer who guided three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and middleweight champ Sugar Ray Leonard. Died Feb. 1.

Steve Appleton, 51. He led Boise, Idaho-based Micron Technology Inc. and was the longest-serving chief executive officer in the memory-chip industry. Died Feb. 3 after crashing an experimental plane.

Nigel Doughty, 54. The co-founder of Doughty Hanson & Co., a London-based private-equity firm, and owner of the English soccer team Nottingham Forest. Died Feb. 4.

Thomas Storrs, 93. The chairman and CEO from 1974 to 1983 of NCNB Corp. who acquired three Florida banks, assembling the first pieces of what would become Charlotte, North Carolina- based Bank of America Corp. Died Feb. 10.

Roger Aaron, 69. A partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, who represented some of the largest companies on mergers and acquisitions and helped create the first tracking stock. Died Feb. 11 of cancer.

Whitney Houston, 48. The pop singer of hits such as “I Will Always Love You,” the biggest-selling single ever, whose career was plagued by drug abuse. Died Feb. 11 of accidental drowning in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel bathtub.

Freddie Solomon, 59. A receiver for the San Francisco 49ers who helped the team win two National Football League Super Bowls in the early 1980s. Died Feb. 13 of colon and liver cancer.

Gary Carter, 57. A catcher for Major League Baseball’s Montreal Expos who went to the New York Mets and led the team to a 1986 World Series championship. Died Feb. 16 of brain cancer.

Walter Schloss, 95. The money manager whom Warren Buffett called a “superinvestor” for the steady returns he achieved between 1955 and 2002, when he retired from Walter & Edwin Schloss Associates. Died Feb. 19 at his Manhattan home of leukemia.

Terri Dial, 62. A banker who rose from teller to head of Citigroup Inc.’s North American consumer banking unit in 2008. Died Feb. 28 of pancreatic cancer.

Davy Jones, 66. A British-born member of the Monkees, a pop music band created by U.S. television executives to capitalize on the popularity of the Beatles in the mid-1960s. Died Feb. 29 of a heart attack.

March

Andrew Breitbart, 43. A blogger who promoted conservative causes and helped end the career of New York Democrat Anthony Weiner by publicizing graphic photos the congressman sent to several women. Died March 1 after collapsing near his Los Angeles home.

Alex Webster, 80. A running back for the New York Giants who helped the team win the NFL championship in 1956 and later became its head coach. Died March 3.

Donald Payne, 77. New Jersey’s first black congressman and an advocate for democracy in Africa during 23 years in Congress. Died March 6 of complications from colon cancer.

Jeremy Hill, 43. He was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York who gave time and money to support young people with cancer. Died March 7 of melanoma, a skin cancer.

Minoru Mori, 77. The billionaire founder of Mori Building Co., Japan’s biggest closely held developer. Died March 8 of heart failure.

John Demjanjuk, 91. A retired auto mechanic living outside Cleveland who was deported and then convicted in 2011 by a German court of aiding the Nazis in murdering Jews during the Holocaust. Died March 17.

Chaleo Yoovidhya, 89. The third-richest person in Thailand, who made billions from his 49 percent stake of Red Bull GmbH, maker of the Red Bull energy drink. Died March 17.

Sanford “Sandy” McDonnell, 89. He ran McDonnell Douglas Corp., the St. Louis-based aerospace company that bore his family name, for almost two decades, guiding the development of military aircraft and the Skylab space station. Died March 19 of pancreatic cancer.

Edson Spencer, 85. As CEO of Honeywell Inc. from 1974 to 1987, he shifted the company away from the mainframe computer market, focusing instead on automation and aerospace technologies. Died March 25 of a degenerative brain disease.

Bert Sugar, 74. The Hall of Fame boxing writer who was one of the sport’s most knowledgeable figures. Died March 25 of cardiac arrest.

Adrienne Rich, 82. A U.S. poet whose published work showed her commitment to feminism and the gay-rights movement. Died March 27 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis.

Earl Scruggs, 88. His banjo-picking technique on hits such as “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” won Grammy Awards and helped change the sound of country music. Died March 28 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mark Lane, 44. A managing director at Lazard Capital Markets LLC in New York who died on March 29 after being hit by a boat in Turks and Caicos Islands while on a family vacation.

Raymond C. Forbes, 85. A white floor trader who helped form Daniels & Bell Inc., the first black-owned member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. Died March 30 of a heart attack.

April

Miguel de la Madrid, 77. He was a Harvard University-trained economist who served as president of Mexico from 1982 to 1988, a period in which the country struggled with triple-digit inflation. Died April 1 of emphysema.

Ferdinand A. Porsche, 76. He designed the original Porsche 911 sports car in 1962 and later created race cars for the German automaker. Died April 5.

Bingu wa Mutharika, 78. The president of Malawi since 2004, who ended food shortages and later triggered domestic crises when his security forces killed protesters complaining about insufficient fuel supplies. Died April 5 of a heart attack.

Mike Wallace, 93. A correspondent for CBS News from 1963 to 2006 who was best known for his tough interviews of powerful figures on the “60 Minutes” TV news program. Died April 7.

Howard B. Schow, 84. A co-founder of Pasadena, California-based Primecap Management Co. who helped steer five mutual funds for Vanguard Group Inc., including the $30.1 billion Vanguard Primecap fund. Died on April 8.

Yasushi Mieno, 88. The Bank of Japan governor who deflated the nation’s real-estate and stock-market bubbles by raising interest rates in 1989, leading to a decade of economic stagnation. Died April 15 of heart failure.

Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller, 98. The billionaire owner of A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container-shipping company, and Denmark’s richest man. Died April 16.

Dick Clark, 82. Known as “the oldest living teenager,” he hosted the “American Bandstand” TV music and dance show and New Year’s Eve broadcasts. Died April 18 of a heart attack.

Levon Helm, 71. The drummer for the acclaimed rock group The Band, who sang “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Died April 19 of throat cancer.

Charles Colson, 80. A political strategist for President Richard Nixon who was imprisoned for obstructing justice during the Watergate scandal and then became a minister to prisoners. Died April 21 of complications from surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

B. Robert Williamson Jr., 55. A money manager at New York-based Chilton Investment Co. and nephew of hedge-fund manager Julian Robertson, for whom he once worked. Died April 22 of drowning after he drove his car into a channel in North Carolina.

George Doty Sr., 94. The Goldman Sachs & Co. partner held a 20- year grip on the firm’s purse strings as head of its administrative department. Died April 24.

Howard S. Turner, 100. As president of Turner Construction Co., founded by his uncle and now one of the biggest U.S. builders, he helped erect New York’s Madison Square Garden. Died April 25.

Bill “Moose” Skowron, 81. During his 14-season career as a first baseman, he won four World Series titles with the New York Yankees between 1956 and 1962 and one with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Died April 27 of congestive heart failure.

May

Junior Seau, 43. An NFL linebacker for two decades who played for the San Diego Chargers from 1990 through 2002 and was named defensive player of the year in 1992. Died May 2 from a self- inflcited gunshot wound.

Adam Yauch, 47. A rap singer and founder of the Beastie Boys, a New York-based hip-hop trio known for the hit “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!).” Died May 4 of cancer.

Richard Ruzika, 53. A former head of commodities trading at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. who left the New York-based investment bank in 2011 after almost 30 years to start a hedge fund. Died May 7 of a stroke following knee surgery.

Maurice Sendak, 83. The writer and illustrator of more than 50 children’s books, including “Where the Wild Things Are.” Died May 8 of complications from a stroke.

Nicholas Katzenbach, 90. He helped develop civil-rights policy under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson and forced Governor George Wallace to admit black students into the University of Alabama. Died May 8.

Vidal Sassoon, 84. The British hair stylist whose clients included models and celebrities and who created a line of hair products sold under his name. Died May 9.

Harold A. “Red” Poling, 86. Ford Motor Co.’s CEO from 1990 to 1994 who guided the company through recession while boosting its share of the U.S. auto market. Died May 12.

Carlos Fuentes, 83. He was Mexico’s most celebrated writer and helped export Latin American fiction to the rest of the world. Died May 15 of a heart condition.

Donna Summer, 63. The Grammy Award-winning queen of 1970s disco music. Died May 17 of cancer at her home in Florida.

Robin Gibb, 62. Along with his brothers, Barry and Maurice, he formed the Bee Gees, one of the most successful pop bands, selling more than 200 million albums. Died May 20 in London from complications of cancer and intestinal surgery.

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, 60. A former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. Died May 20 of prostate cancer.

Doc Watson, 89. The blind guitarist and folk singer whose innovative flatpicking style transformed the acoustic guitar into a lead instrument in folk, country and bluegrass songs, winning seven Grammy Awards along the way. Died May 29 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, following colon surgery.

June

Marion Sandler, 81. The co-CEO, with her husband Herbert, of Golden West Financial Corp., who became a billionaire when Wachovia Corp. bought the thrift in 2006. Died June 1 at her home in San Francisco.

Pedro Borbon, 65. A relief pitcher on the Cincinnati Reds baseball team who won World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. Died June 4 of cancer.

Ray Bradbury, 91. The author of more than 500 works of science fiction and fantasy, including the novel “Fahrenheit 451.” Died June 5.

John Medlin Jr., 78. Wachovia Corp.’s CEO from 1977 to 1993 who guided the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank to national prominence and a 10-fold growth in assets. Died June 7 of a heart attack.

Soedono Salim, 97. The founder of Indonesia’s Salim Group and a confidante of former President Suharto. Died June 10.

Teofilo Stevenson, 60. A Cuban boxer who won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the heavyweight division. Died June 11 of a heart attack.

Elinor Ostrom, 78. The only woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. Died June 12 in Bloomington, Indiana, of pancreatic cancer.

Dan Dorfman, 80. A U.S. financial journalist whose stock reports moved share prices. Died June 16 of heart disease.

Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, late 70s. Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Nayef served as the nation’s interior minister since 1975. Died June 16.

Rodney King, 47. The black motorist whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles policemen -- followed by their acquittal by a jury that had no black members -- sparked a race riot in 1992. Died June 17 of drowning in his swimming pool.

Wendy Waugaman, 51. She became CEO of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. in 2009 after a decade as chief financial officer of the West Des Moines, Iowa-based insurer. Died June 18 of cancer.

Walter Haefner, 101. The world’s oldest billionaire, he made his fortune selling cars in Switzerland and investing in technology. He also bred thoroughbred horses. Died June 19.

LeRoy Neiman, 91. His vivid portraits of athletes and celebrities made him one of the best-known and commercially successful U.S. artists. Died June 20.

Andrew Sarris, 83. An influential film critic who wrote for the Village Voice and New York Observer. Died June 20 of complications from an infection.

Anna Schwartz, 96. An economist and co-author with future Nobel laureate Milton Friedman of “A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960,” which influenced a generation of central bankers. Died June 21.

George Randolph Hearst Jr., 84. The billionaire chairman of Hearst Corp. and the eldest grandson of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Died June 25 of complications following a stroke.

Nora Ephron, 71. An essayist, screenwriter and director, she was best known for making romantic comedy films such as “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle.” Died June 26 in New York of leukemia.

Yitzhak Shamir, 96. A member of the Jewish underground in his 20s, he went on to become Israel’s prime minister in the 1980s. Died June 30.

July

Rob Pullen, 50. The CEO of Tellabs Inc. led the Naperville, Illinois-based telecommunications-equipment maker from a record loss to profits in 2009. Died July 2 of colon cancer.

Andy Griffith, 86. The actor best known for his TV roles as Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s and as attorney Ben Matlock two decades later. Died July 3.

Colin Marshall, 78. As CEO of British Airways from 1983 to 1995, he oversaw the company’s growth from weak, state-run enterprise to top aviation brand. Died July 5.

Ernest Borgnine, 95. He appeared in more than 110 films and starred in “McHale’s Navy,” a 1960s television comedy that lived on in syndication. Died July 8 of kidney failure.

Peter Sauer, 35. A former director of equity research for Bank of America in New York and captain of the Stanford University basketball team that reached the Final Four in 1998. He died July 8 while playing in a recreational basketball game.

Marvin S. Traub, 87. Bloomingdale’s president and CEO for 22 years, he created the New York department store’s distinctive brand by offering high-end products from around the world. Died July 11 of bladder cancer.

Barton Biggs, 79. In his 30 years at Morgan Stanley, Biggs was one of the first global investment strategists and predicted the bull market in U.S. stocks that began in 1982 and the dot-com collapse in 2000. Died July 14 of complications from a bacterial infection.

Richard Zanuck, 77. The Oscar-winning film producer behind “Driving Miss Daisy,” who was the son of Twentieth Century Fox founder Darryl F. Zanuck. Died July 14 of a heart attack.

Celeste Holm, 95. A New York-born actress who starred on Broadway in “Oklahoma!” and won an Oscar for her work in “Gentleman’s Agreement.” Died July 15.

Stephen Covey, 79. An author whose self-help business books, including “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” sold more than 20 million copies. Died July 16 of complications from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident three months earlier.

Kitty Wells, 92. In 1952, she became the first woman to have a No. 1 country single, breaking down gender barriers for later country stars such as Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Died July 16 in Madison, Tennessee, of complications from a stroke.

Rajesh Khanna, 69. The first superstar of Indian cinema, who appeared in melodramas and action films in the 1960s and 1970s. Died July 18 of cancer.

Omar Suleiman, 76. The former intelligence chief in Egypt who in 2011 was hastily appointed vice president in the final days of Hosni Mubarak’s reign as the nation’s president. Died July 19.

Sally Ride, 61. She was the first U.S. woman in space, in June 1983 aboard the shuttle Challenger. Died July 23 of pancreatic cancer.

John F. Eckstein III, 74. He was one of the first traders of Treasury bill futures contracts after they were introduced in 1976 and a pioneer of cash-futures arbitrage trading in the U.S. government bond market. Died July 24.

John Atta Mills, 68. The president of Ghana since 2008, Mills presided over the fastest-growing economy in Africa. Died July 24.

William J. Bott III, 33. A floor specialist at the New York Stock Exchange for Barclays Plc, he collapsed and died after playing basketball on July 31.

Gore Vidal, 86. His novels and commentary challenged conventional ideas about sexuality and chronicled what he saw as America’s decline. Died July 31 of pneumonia.

Joe Walsh, 58. The Harvard University baseball coach won five Ivy League championships during his 17 seasons. Died July 31.

August

John Phelan Jr., 81. The New York Stock Exchange chairman oversaw technology upgrades leading to faster, more accurate trades and won praise for providing calm on Black Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 23 percent. Died Aug. 4.

Benjamin W. Heineman Sr., 98. He was the Chicago-based CEO of Northwest Industries Inc., a holding company for Chicago & North Western Railway Co. and other enterprises, who helped modernize U.S. railways. Died Aug. 5 of a stroke.

Marvin Hamlisch, 68. He composed long-running musicals such as “A Chorus Line” and songs including “‘The Way We Were,” winning three Oscars and four Grammy Awards. Died Aug. 6.

Helen Gurley Brown, 90. The author of the 1960s best-seller “Sex and the Single Girl,” who as editor-in-chief made Cosmopolitan magazine a success by telling women how to have it all: “love, sex and money.” Died Aug. 13.

L. Brian Holland, 67. The marketing executive who helped brand the Nasdaq Stock Market as “the stock market for the next hundred years.” Died Aug. 14 of a heart attack.

Patrick Ricard, 67. He joined Paris-based liquor maker Pernod Ricard SA in 1967, 35 years after it was founded by his father, and turned it into the world’s second-biggest spirits company. Died Aug. 17.

Anthony “Tony” Scott, 68. He was the director of “Top Gun,” and the brother of film maker Ridley Scott. Died on Aug. 19 after jumping from a bridge into Los Angeles Harbor.

Charles “Chuck” Huggins, 87. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s chairman, called Huggins one of his best hires after naming him to run See’s Candies in 1972. Died Aug. 19 in Larkspur, California, of a stroke.

Phyllis Diller, 95. She was among the first widely popular female stand-up comics, paving the way for performers such as Joan Rivers and Roseanne Barr. Died Aug. 20.

Meles Zenawi, 57. As Ethiopia’s prime minister since 1995, he boosted economic growth and worked with the West on security issues while imprisoning journalists and political opponents. Died Aug. 20.

Edwin T. Johnson, 82. The CEO of Johnson Cos., an employee- benefits consulting firm often credited with creating the 401(k) retirement plan. Died Aug. 23 in Newtown, Pennsylvania, of prostate cancer.

Neil Armstrong, 82. The U.S. astronaut who landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Died Aug. 25 of complications following heart surgery.

Willard C. Butcher, 85. The former chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank who helped guide its international expansion in the 1980s. Died Aug. 25 of cancer.

September

Hal David, 91. An Oscar- and Grammy-winning lyricist who collaborated with composer Burt Bacharach on “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and dozens of other pop music hits. Died Sept. 1 of complications from a stroke.

Sun Myung Moon, 92. The Korean-born founder of the Unification Church, who built a religious movement and a global business empire. Died Sept. 3 from complications of pneumonia.

Art Modell, 87. He bought the NFL’s Cleveland Browns in 1961, then moved the team in 1996 to Baltimore, where it became the Ravens. Died Sept. 6.

Robert McKeon, 58. A former chairman of Wasserstein Perella Management Partners, who founded the New York-based private- equity firm Veritas Capital in 1992 and built it into a $2.2 billion fund. Died on Sept. 10 from suicide.

Tadahiro Matsushita, 73. Japan’s minister of financial services whose crackdown on insider trading led to the resignations of executives at Nomura Holdings Inc., the nation’s biggest brokerage. Died Sept. 10 of suicide.

John Christopher Stevens, 52. The American ambassador to Libya, who was killed on Sept. 11 during a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Steve Sabol, 69. The Emmy Award-winning president of NFL Films, which was founded by his father. Died Sept. 18 of brain cancer.

Lorenzo Weisman, 67. Born in Guatemala to French parents, he founded Hill Street Capital LLC, a New York-based investment bank bought in 2010 by BNP Paribas SA. Died Sept. 22 of brain cancer.

Frederic R. Lexow II, 49. He ascended from the back office to running the equities-trading desk during a 22-year career at JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s asset-management unit in New York. Died Sept. 22 of a heart attack.

Andy Williams, 84. The pop music singer known for his recording of “Moon River,” a TV variety show and Christmas albums. Died Sept. 25 of bladder cancer.

Herbert Lom, 95. The Czech-born actor known for playing the twitchy Parisian police inspector driven crazy by Peter Sellers’s Jacques Clouseau in the “Pink Panther” movies. Died Sept. 27.

John R. Silber, 86. President of Boston University from 1971 to 1996, he helped turn the school into a prominent institution. Died Sept. 27 from kidney disease.

James E. Burke, 87. The Johnson & Johnson CEO whose swift response to the cyanide-laced Tylenol capsule incidents in 1982, which left seven people dead, set the standard for corporate crisis management. Died Sept. 28.

Stephen Frankfurt, 80. The Madison Avenue advertising executive who transformed marketing by creating personal and emotional ad campaigns including “Bet you can’t eat just one,” for Lay’s potato chips, and “In space, no one can hear you scream,” for the movie “Alien.” Died Sept. 28.

Arthur O. “Punch” Sulzberger, 86. During his three decades as publisher of the New York Times, he expanded the newspaper with special sections and published the Pentagon Papers. Died Sept. 29 of Parkinson’s disease.

Barry Commoner, 95. A U.S. biologist who conducted pioneering research on the effects of radioactive fallout in the 1950s and later became an ecology activist. Died Sept. 30.

October

Jay Levy, 90. He published the Levy Forecast, which calls itself the oldest paid newsletter on economic analysis. Died Oct. 4 from pneumonia in Mount Kisco, New York.

Andrew Brimmer, 86. An economist who became the first black member of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board when President Lyndon Johnson appointed him in 1966. Died Oct. 7.

Tighe Sullivan, 51. The co-founder of WCAS Fraser Sullivan Investment Management LLC, a New York-based leveraged loan firm. Died Oct. 9 in a helicopter crash.

Alex Karras, 77. A defensive lineman for the NFL’s Detroit Lions from 1958 to 1970 who later appeared in films such as “Blazing Saddles” and the TV series “Webster.” Died Oct. 10 from kidney failure.

James Coyne, 102. Bank of Canada governor from 1955 to 1961, one of the central bank’s most tumultuous periods. Died Oct. 12.

Arlen Specter, 82. A U.S. senator from Pennsylvania from 1980 to 2010, whose questioning of those who testified before the chamber’s Judiciary Committee earned him the nickname “Snarlin’ Arlen.” Died Oct. 14 of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Norodom Sihanouk, 89. The former king of Cambodia, who led his country to independence from France, then saw it drawn into the Vietnam War and later reel under murderous Khmer Rouge rulers. Died Oct. 14.

Albert Ueltschi, 95. He founded aviation-training company FlightSafety International Inc. in 1951 and sold it to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 1996 for $1.5 billion. Died Oct. 18.

George McGovern, 90. A Democrat who represented South Dakota in the U.S. House and Senate, opposed the Vietnam War and lost to Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election. Died Oct. 21.

Yash Chopra, 80. One of India’s most successful film directors, who started making movies in the 1950s and was known as the “King of Romance.” Died Oct. 21 of dengue fever.

Michael A. J. Farrell, 61. He founded New York-based Annaly Capital Management Inc. in 1997 and built it into the world’s largest mortgage real estate investment trust. Died Oct. 21 from cancer.

Russell Means, 72. A political activist and former leader of the American Indian Movement, who led an armed occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973. Died Oct. 22 of throat cancer.

Jacques Barzun, 104. A distinguished scholar who spent five decades as a professor and administrator at Columbia University, where he helped pioneer the discipline of cultural history. Died Oct. 25.

George J. Greenberg, 89. He led the national expansion of Loehmann’s, a New York-based apparel chain and one of the earliest discount retailers of designer wear, from 1965 to 1987. Died Oct. 25.

Thomas P. Lynch, 88. E.F. Hutton’s chief financial officer from 1972 to 1985, when the brokerage became a powerful brand until a check-kiting episode led to its downfall. Died Oct. 28.

Letitia Baldrige, 86. An authority on etiquette who served as Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House chief of staff. Died Oct. 29.

John “Jack” Miller, 39. A managing director of fixed income at New York-based Brean Capital LLC. Died Oct. 29 when hit by a tree during Hurricane Sandy.

William Sword Jr., 61. The managing director of Wm Sword & Co., a Princeton, New Jersey-based investment bank founded by his father. Died Oct. 29 when struck by a tree during Hurricane Sandy.

Paul M. Wythes, 79. One of the first venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, he co-founded Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto, California, in 1964. Died Oct. 30 of complications from an infection.

November

Eiji Hosoya, 67. The chairman of Resona Holdings Inc., who helped return the Japanese bank to profitability after a government bailout in 2003. Died Nov. 4.

Elliott Carter, 103. A U.S. composer whose musical scores for string quartets earned him two Pulitzer Prizes. Died Nov. 5.

Darrell Royal, 88. The head coach of the University of Texas football team from 1957 to 1976, when the Longhorns won three national championships. Died Nov. 7.

Lee MacPhail, 95. A Major League Baseball executive for 45 years who followed his father, Larry, into the sport’s Hall of Fame. Died Nov. 8.

Bal Thackeray, 86. A former newspaper cartoonist who became a Hindu-nationalist politician and founder of India’s Shiv Sena party, which helped run Mumbai’s city government for most of the past two decades. Died Nov. 17.

Warren Rudman, 82. A two-term Republican senator from New Hampshire, whose quest to balance the federal budget led to the 1985 Gramm-Rudman-Hollings deficit-reduction law. Died Nov. 20.

David Copley, 60. The former owner and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, which his family had run for 81 years. Died Nov. 20 after his car crashed into another vehicle.

Larry Hagman, 81. The actor best-known for playing J.R. Ewing on the TV show “Dallas,” which aired from 1978 to 1991. Died Nov. 23 of cancer.

Hector “Macho” Camacho, 50. A world boxing champion in three weight classes who died Nov. 24, four days after being shot in his native Puerto Rico.

Hans-Ulrich Doerig, 72. He worked at Credit Suisse Group AG for 38 years, serving as chairman from 2009 to 2011. Died Nov. 25 in his native Switzerland.

George C. Kern Jr., 86. The lawyer who founded the mergers and acquisition practice at Sullivan & Cromwell in the late 1970s. Died Nov. 27 at his home in Manhattan.

Berthold Albrecht, 58. A German billionaire who inherited half of supermarket chains Trader Joe’s and Aldi Nord and was one of the world’s 100 wealthiest people. Died in November.

December

Dave Brubeck, 91. The U.S. jazz pianist and leader of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, whose “Time Out” record was the first jazz album to sell more than 1 million copies. Died Dec. 5 of heart failure.

Oscar Niemeyer, 104. The Brazilian architect who designed the United Nations headquarters in New York City and many government buildings in Brasilia, his nation’s capital. Died Dec. 5.

Saul Steinberg, 73. The former corporate raider and chairman of Reliance Group Holdings, a property and casualty insurer. Died Dec. 7 at his Manhattan home.

Jenni Rivera, 43. The U.S.-born daughter of Mexican immigrants who became a singing star with fans on both sides of the border. Died Dec. 9 in a plane crash in Mexico.

N. Joseph Woodland, 91. He co-invented the bar code in the late 1940s. Died Dec. 9 at his home in New Jersey.

Ravi Shankar, 92. The sitar player and composer who introduced Indian music to the West. Died Dec. 11 following heart-valve replacement surgery.

Joe Allbritton, 87. A Texas financier who moved to Washington and purchased the Washington Star newspaper, a local TV station and a controlling interest in Riggs National Bank. Died Dec. 12 of heart disease.

Daniel Inouye, 88. An American of Japanese ancestry who lost his right arm fighting for his country in World War II, he represented Hawaii in the Senate for almost 50 years. Died Dec. 17 from respiratory complications.

Robert Bork, 85. A U.S. judge and legal scholar whose failed nomination to the Supreme Court in a polarizing battle turned his name into a verb. Died Dec. 19 of heart disease.

Jean Harris, 89. A private-school headmistress imprisoned for 12 years in the U.S. for the 1980 killing of her lover, “Scarsdale Diet” doctor Herman Tarnower. Died Dec. 23.

Jack Klugman, 90. The Emmy award-winning actor best known for playing Oscar Madison, the sloppy half of “The Odd Couple,” on television and stage. Died Dec. 24.

Charles Durning, 89. A character actor who won a Tony award for his portrayal of Big Daddy in the stage version of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and appeared in movies such as “The Sting” and “Tootsie.” Died Dec. 24 at his home in Manhattan.

Brad Corbett, 75. The principal owner of the Texas Rangers, a Major League Baseball team, from 1974 to 1980. Died Dec. 24.

Norman Schwarzkopf, 78. The U.S. Army general who commanded American-led troops to rapid victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf war, earning the nickname “Stormin’ Norman.” Died Dec. 27 of complications from pneumonia.

Tony Greig, 66. He was the South African-born captain of the English Test cricket team in the 1970s who later covered the sport as a television commentator in Australia. Died Dec. 29 of a heart attack resulting from complications of lung cancer.

Rita Levi-Montalcini, 103. A Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose research on cells led to a better understanding of diseases such as dementia and cancer. Died Dec. 30 at her home in Rome.

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