Memorial Day is traditionally a time to remember and honor those who have given their lives in military service to their country. However, anyone who has spent any time in the entertainment business knows that it’s a unique battle of its own with many casualties.

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It’s felt like since the calendar flipped to 2012 that we’ve been losing our childhood favorites at an unbelievable pace. Some of them big enough to only need one name. Whitney. Etta. Hal. TheUrbandaily would like to take a moment to recognize those celebrities we’ve lost in 2012 thus far.


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Listen to some of our favorite fallen in the “Gone Too Soon” playlist on Blackplanet Radio

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