Some who have passed on during 2012 whose life or works have influenced me:
- Graeme Bell (1914-2012), Australian jazz band leader
- Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012), British-American musician (heard perform in Canberra in 1976)
- Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), American musician (heard perform in Liverpool in ca. 2003)
- Heidi Holland (1947-2012), Zimbabwean-South African writer
- Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), Brazilian architect
- Bill Thurston (1946-2012), American mathematician
- Ruth Wajnryb (1948-2012), Australian linguist.