Notable deaths of 2011
In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for a photograph at a studio in north London, Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. British police say singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The singer was 27 years old.
In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is shown during a keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Jobs died on Oct. 10, 2011, after a battle with cancer. He died at the age of 56.
In this Sept. 25, 1953 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor stands on the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.
This 1984 file picture shows Geraldine Ferraro. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.
This undated file photo shows boxer Joe Frazier seated in the corner of the ring. Frazier died Nov. 7, 2011, after a brief battle with liver cancer at the age of 67.
This April 1998 file photo shows exiled Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden is seen in Afghanistan. Bin Laden's died May 2, 2011 during a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan.
In this May 5, 2002 file photo, actor Peter Falk, from "Columbo," arrives at NBC's 75th anniversary celebration at New York's Rockefeller Center. Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "Columbo," died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was 83.
In this Feb. 6, 1991 photo, retired Royal Oak, Mich. pathologist, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, left, listens as his attorney, Geoffrey N. Fieger, talks with reporters after return of the Suicide Machine. A lawyer and friend of Kevorkian says the assisted suicide advocate has died at a Detroit-area hospital at the age of 83. Mayer Morganroth tells The Associated Press that Kevorkian died Friday, June 3, 2011 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, where he had been hospitalized.
In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000 file photo, former President Gerald Ford and former first lady Betty Ford react to a tribute to his presidency at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday, July 8, 2011. She was 93.
In this Feb. 5, 2001 photo, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi listens to questions during a news conference in Tripoli. Libya's information minister said Gadhafi was killed Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after the regime fell.
In this March 5, 2005 file photo, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, jokes around with fitness expert Jack LaLanne after presenting LaLanne with the Schwarzenegger lifetime achievement award the finals of the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio. LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron for decades before exercise became a national obsession, has died. He was 96.
In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il applauds after the biggest parade ever to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea when he and his son, heir apparent Kim Jong Un, not shown, appeared together. North Korea's news agency reported Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 that the North Korean leader had died on Saturday, Dec. 17 after having a heart attack on a train. He was 69.