Famous deaths in 2012

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">In this Nov. 8, 2001 file photo taken in New York City Fontella Bass performs during the Pioneer Awards at New York&#39;s Apollo Theatre. The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&#38;B charts with &#34;Rescue Me&#34; in 1965, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The singer&#39;s daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Louis Lanzano, File&#41;</span></div>
December 28, 2012 3:33:37 AM PST