Author Ray Bradbury died after a lengthy illness on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91.
Photo: Legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury poses with his new book at a luncheon celebrating the film "I've Loved You So Long" at the residence of The Consul General of France-Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Lyricist Hal David died of complications from a stroke on Sept. 1, 2012, at the age of 91.
Photo: Hal David arrives at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York on June 16, 2011.
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Michael Clarke Duncan
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan ("The Green Mile") died on Sept. 3, 2012, of complications from a heart attack. He was 54.
Photo: Michael Clarke Duncan speaks onstage during the "The Finder" panel during the Fox Broadcasting Company portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on Jan. 8, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
Indian music legend Ravi Shankar died on Dec. 11, 2012, at the age of 92. The musician's foundation issued a statement saying that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery on Dec. 6.
Photo: Indian musician and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar performs during a concert in Bangalore, India, on Feb. 7, 2012.