We have lost a lot of great actors, actresses and icons in 2012. Just this morning, Michael Duncan passed away after complications of a heart attack he suffered back in July. I became a fan of his after watching his performance in 'The Green Mile'. Within the last couple of months we also lost legendary comic Phyllis Diller, American Icon Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Sherman Hemsley of the 'Jeffersons' and Andy Griffith.

In April of this year we lost TV host and producer and American Icon Dick Clark. R.I.P. to them all, their memories will live on thanks to the TV networks that still play these great entertainers.

Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller died in her sleep on August 20 at her Los Angeles home; she was 95 years old.

 

Sherman Hemsley, star of "The Jeffersons," died July 24 at his home in El Paso, Texas, according to TMZ; he was 74 years old.

 

 

 

 

Beloved TV icon Andy Griffith died in his North Carolina home on July 3.

 

 

Richard Dawson died on June 2 from complications related to esophageal cancer; he was 79.

 

George Lindsey -- who played the beanie-wearing gas station attendant Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," "Mayberry RFD," and eventually "Hee Haw" -- died May 6 in Nashville after a brief illness.

 

Dick Clark -- the TV host and producer known for "American Bandstand" and his "New Year's Rockin' Eve" festivities -- died April 8at the age of 82.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singer/actor Davy Jones of television’s “The Monkees” died Feb. 29 of a heart attack in Florida. He was 66.

 

Astronaut Neil Armstrong died August 25th, following complications from a cardiovascular procedure on August 7th.

 

 

 

 

The 1st female country star Kitty Wells dies at the age of 92.