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Famous Celebrity Deaths in January 2012

Jan 29, 2012
Gone Too Soon - Sarah Burke.

Famous celebrity deaths in January 2012 include iconic college football coach Joe Paterno, whose career only recently ended in scandal.

He passed away from lung cancer at the age of 85.

Etta James, an American blues singer who crossed over into many other platforms also passed away in January.

She died due to complications from leukemia.

Etta was 73 years old.

Also passing away in January was young professional skier Sarah Burke.

The Canadian athlete was a multi-champion freestyle skier who successfully lobbied to add the superpipe to the 2014 Olympic Games.

She was only 29 years old and died from cardiac arrest following a skiing accident while training.

James Farentino was an American actor who died at 73 years old from heart failure.

Another US actor, Robert Hegyes, (Welcome Back, Kotter; Cagney & Lacey) passed away this month.

The 60-year old had a heart attack.

More notable deaths are here for the month of January 2012.

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