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2012 year in review: notable deaths

Here is a look back at some of 2012's notable deaths. 

Richard Davis, or WXKE Rock 104 DJ Buzz Maxwell, died June 27. Courtesy photo
Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, left, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor, middle, and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor, pose in this undated publicity photo from "The Andy Griffith Show." Griffith died July 3. Photo by The Associated Press
Whitney Houston, shown in this 2010 photo, suddenly died Feb. 11 on the eve of the Grammy Awards, and left producers scrambling to complete a fitting tribute to the recording artist. Photo by The Associated Press
Dick Clark, shown here in a 2006 photo after receiving a special Emmy tribute at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, died April 18 at age 82. Photo by The Associated Press
Joan Uebelhoer of Fort Wayne is a founding mother of many women's organizations in the Fort Wayne area, including the Fort Wayne Feminists, SCAN (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect), Women’s Studies at IPFW and the Fort Wayne Hedge School. She died Sept. 8. Courtesy photo
Phyllis Diller, one of the first female comics to hit it big, died Aug. 20 at age 95. Photo by The Associated Press
Actor George Lindsey, who portrayed Goober in the television series "The Andy Griffith Show," died May 6 at age 83. Photo by The Associated Press
Mike Wallace, shown here in 2006, was a regular correspondent on "60 Minutes." Wallace died  April 7. Photo by The Associated Press
Dede Hall, who served on Fort Wayne City Council, died June 25. Her family owns Hall's Restaurants. News-Sentinel file photo
This 2009 file photo shows Jazz legend Dave Brubeck performing at the 30th Montreal International Jazz Festival  in Montreal. Brubeck, a pioneering jazz composer and pianist, died Dec. 5 of heart failure. Photo by The Associated Press
TV weatherman Jay Walker, shown here in a 1994 photo, died June 6 at age 74. His real name was Herbert W. Brabander. Courtesy photo
Former WXKE Rock 104 DJ Sharon Rossie died Feb. 23 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Courtesy photo
Patty Martone, a FWCS educator and administrator, died July 9. She was Northrop High School's first principal and wrote the school song. Martone also was involved in various community projects. Courtesy photo
This publicity image released by TNT shows Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing, left, and Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing in a scene from the new "Dallas" TV series on TNT. Hagman had just completed several episodes of the show's second season when he died Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy photo
Donna Summer, shown in a 2009 photo, died May 17. Summer's disco hits include "Last Dance" and "Hot Stuff." Photo by The Associated Press
Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine is shown here in a 1963 scene from ABC's "McHale's Navy," television comedy series. He died July 8 at age 95. Photo by The Associated Press
John Suarez, who moved to Fort Wayne from Mexico in 1955, died April 6. He was on the Fort Wayne Board of Works. News-Sentinel file photo