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Levon Helm

Levon Helm, who played drums and sang with The Band, in addition to his own successful solo career, lost his battle with cancer on April 19, just two days after his wife and daughter released a statement saying the 71-year-old was in the final stages of the disease. Thousands of fans got to pay their respects to the singer -- named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 100 vocalists of all time -- before he was interred at Woodstock Cemetery next to the grave of his longtime bandmate Rick Danko.

Stars We Lost in 2012

Take a moment to remember Whitney Houston, Larry

Hagman, Michael Clarke Duncan, and the many other stars who faded away in 2012.