Famous deaths in Feb 2012, In February we lost many beloved people, including a pop icon, "Grandpa Joe" and "The Kid." Scroll through to read about these and others who passed away.
Tom Martinez Died Feb. 21 (b. 1946) Tom Martinez was a football coach for a small college and some big clients, most prominently for this standout from the New England Patriots. tom martinez heart attack dialysis, Martinez taught him to throw forever indebted,
Ric Waite Died Feb. 18 (b. 1933) The films of cinematographer Ric Waite include "Footloose," "48 Hrs.," "Red Dawn" and "The Long Riders." ric waite natural causes, waite emmy miniseries "Captains and the Kings",
Michael Davis Died Feb. 17 (b. 1943) Michael Davis was a multi-talented musician who was the bassist for revolutionary MC5. michael davis guitarist singer songwriter music producer, davis liver failure wife, davis mc5 national convention riot,
Dick Anthony Williams Died Feb. 16 (b. 1934) Dick Anthony Williams was a wide-ranging actor, known on Broadway and for portraying an icon. Dick Anthony Williams broadway tony, Dick Anthony Williams Malcolm X, Dick Anthony Williams died unknown, Dick Anthony Williams "The Homefront" Jeffersons "L.A. Law" "The X-Files" "Law & Order" "NYPD Blue",
Gary Carter Died Feb. 16 (b. 1954) Baseball legend Gary Carter was a career catcher, a champion hitter and a coach. gary carter inducted hall of fame carter catcher "21 year career" carter World Series 12th-inning single 10th-inning game, +gary carter minor (college OR university) coach, gary carter dies cancer, gary carter youth enthusiasm kid,
Elyse Knox Died Feb. 16 (b. 1917) Actress Elyse Knox was a B-movie queen before retiring to raise children with her trophy-winning husband. Their son is a famous actor. knox Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, Elyse Knox died home,
Zelda Kaplan Died Feb. 15 (b. 1916) Zelda Kaplan was a famous New York socialite and an activist, especially for women in Africa. Kaplan "New York" nightclubs closing trademark outfit, +Zelda Kaplan women Africa, kaplan collapsing at runway show, "her name is zelda" hbo,
Russell Arms Died Feb. 13 (b. 1920) Actor and singer Russell Arms starred on "Your Hit Parade" and wrote an acclaimed book about it. russell arms Hamilton wife, actor russell arms military,
David Kelly Died Feb. 12 (b. 1929) Actor David Kelly played the famous Grandpa Joe in this movie musical and had worldwide appeal. david kelly short illness, kelly motorcycle naked waking ned,
John Severin Died Feb. 12 (b. 1921) John Severin was a prolific comic book artist who held a long tenure with one satirical magazine and cofounded another. Severin EC Comics Marvel war Western, Severin 45 cracked, Severin mad founders, Severin 90 home,
Whitney Houston Died Feb. 11 (b. 1963) Whitney Houston was a pop icon. She was the most-awarded female musician and one of the best-selling musicians ever. Houston Guinness Records most-awarded female act of all-time, Whitney Houston 170 million albums certification, Houston found dead Beverly Hilton Hotel day before Grammy cause unknown, Houston Bodyguard box office Grammy,
Patricia Stephens Due Died Feb. 7 (b. 1939) Patricia Stephens Due was a lifelong activist in the civil rights movement. She was part of the first jail-in and remained incarcerated for many days. refuse pay fine Woolworth's Tallahassee 1960, patricia due thyroid cancer, patricia due tear gas glasses, patricia due ordinary extraordinary,
Janice Voss Died Feb. 6 (b. 1956) Astronaut Janice Voss traveled to space multiple times, tying the NASA record for women. She began working for NASA at age 16. janice voss five times, voss nasa 16 intern, janice voss breast cancer, voss nearly 19 million miles circling Earth,
Florence Green Died Feb. 4 (b. 1901) Florence Green was part of a special British battalion and was the last surviving veteran of World War I. Florence Green women's royal air force, Florence Green cause of death nursing home, Green "Not much different to being 109",
Ben Gazzara Died Feb. 3 (b. 1930) Actor Ben Gazzara was a TV, stage and film actor whose career began in the 1950s and extended to a 1990s cult classic and a 2003 Emmy Award. Gazzara treasury men medallion justice, gazzara "anniversary of the death" cassavetes,
Zalman King Died Feb. 3 (b. 1942) Filmmaker Zalman King expanded the erotic in films like "9½ Weeks" and on late-night TV.
Don Cornelius Died Feb. 1 (b. 1936) Don Cornelius was the creator and longtime host of "Soul Train" Don Cornelius suicide, Cornelius "bet your last money" "as always in parting, we wish you"
Angelo Dundee Died Feb. 1 (b. 1921) Angelo Dundee was a popular boxing trainer who nurtured "The Greatest" and worked with George Foreman and Sugar Ray Leonard. +Angelo Dundee young Ali, angelo dundee natural causes, dundee leonard "You're blowing it, son! You're blowing it!",
Mike Kelley Died Feb. 1 (b. 1954) Artist Mike Kelley worked in many mediums, collaborated with his community and was in a rock band. mike kelley cause of death,