Who We Lost in 2012: 15 People Who Changed the World, Remembered

By Tom McNichol

This year saw the passing of politicians and pop stars, civil rights activists and sitcom actors. Here's a look back at some notable people who died in 2012, having made their mark on the world.

See also: All of The Atlantic's year-in-review coverage

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