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Deaths for the week ending 22 December 2012:

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sheila Casey, pop singer (The McKinley Sisters), of cancer, 71.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator (D-HI, 1963-2012), of a breathing problem, 88.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Jimmy McCracklin, blues songwriter ("The Walk"), 91.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Inez Andrews, gospel singer ("I'm Not Tired Yet"), of cancer, 83.

Robert Bork, U.S. judge (1987 Supreme Court nominee), of heart disease, 85.

George O'Donnell, major leaguer (Pittsburgh Pirates), 83.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Larry L. King, author (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), of emphysema, 83.

Jerome Whitehead, NBA basketball player (San Diego Clippers), of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage from chronic alcohol abuse, 56. He was found dead on 20 December. An exact DOD was not given.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Boyd Bartley, major leaguer (Brooklyn Dodgers), 92.

Lee Dorman, rock bassist (Iron Butterfly), of natural causes, 70.

Thomas W. McGee, Massachusetts legislator (D, 1963-91), after a long illness, 88.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Ryan Freel, major leaguer (Cincinnati Reds), of suicide by gunshot, 36.

Bill McBride, Florida political figure (2002 gubernatorial election), of a heart attack, 67.

Cliff Osmond, actor (The Fortune Cookie), of pancreatic cancer, 75.