Friends, it’s important to remember that 2012 wasn’t all fun and games. In fact, 2012 brought with it plenty of sadness as some of our favorite celebrities passed away.
Some lived full lives and passed on well into their old age, like Phyllis Diller, while others were taken from us much too soon and still had a lot more to give the world, like Whitney Houston and Adam “MCA” Yauch. Luckily, we’ll still have their incredible legacies to remember all our favorites.
Launch the gallery to take a look at 20 stars we lost in 2012. Which celebrity death shocked you the most this year? Which made you the saddest? Let us know in the comments.