... and a movie with an interesting name: "Farewell, My Queen"
Hm I had a hunch this list is important but there is something missing. I am still looking for a real Monarch (King) who recently died but I am not sure if it was in 2011 or 2012. I remember it was an island. Anyway ... while I will search further on that I meanwhile found another "King" who died this year:Michael Abney-HastingsHe died June 30 and has the media title "Rightful King of England".Wikipedia'Rightful King of England' dies in AustraliaNamaste,Deckard666
We also had the symbolic death of both Elton John (Super Bowl commercial) and Madonna (Super Bowl halftime ending.)