Whitney Houston, Etta James and Davy Jones are among the notables to die in 2012.
Houston, a singer best known for "I Will Always Love You," died Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton on the eve of the Grammys. The singer, who had battled addiction and starred on a reality show with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was found submerged in the bathtub.
James, who also struggled with addiction during her life, had been in declining health for several years before her Jan. 20 death.
Davy Jones, lead singer for The Monkees, died Feb. 29 after a heart attack; heart problems also felled Robert Hegyes, star of “Welcome Back, Kotter.”