Notable deaths in 2012, as recorded by Wikipedia


19 Responses to “Notable deaths in 2012, as recorded by Wikipedia”

  1. emily ratner says:

    why on earth would she remove treyvon martin??

    • ZikZak says:

      He is notable for his death, rather than being a notable person who then died.

      That said, Treyvon’s story is more interesting and socially relevant to me than any of the other names on the list – and I’m a big Bradbury fan!

    • cegev says:

      That she needed to remove Treyvon Martin in the first place makes me somewhat confused. I quite understand the reasoning—removing people who were only notable because of their death or some other news event—but there isn’t actually any real Treyvon Martin article at all: the Treyvon Martin page redirects to an article on the shooting. 
      If names are considered by the length of the articles they redirect to, I imagine there could be some very odd situations.

  2. Claudio Bonifazi says:

    I can’t find Rita Levi Montalcini

  3. Nash Rambler says:

    Only six of the top 100 were women.  Disappointing.

  4. TheOven says:

    I’m not on there either. 

    Oh wait.


  5. For a second I thought Oscar Niemeyer was Abe Vigoda and I genuinely thought ‘Abe Vigoda is actually dead?!’

  6. Daneel says:

    How many were on

  7. caipirina says:

    Not surprised to see Meles Zenawi … his death was a huge deal here in Ethiopia, rumours about him being dead for weeks were all over the internet. And many articles readily blocked by the state controlled ISP.

  8. Jeff Crow says:

    Biggest omission: Nora Ephron

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