Notable sports deaths in 2012

From legends on the field and off, here is a look at some of the sports figures who died this year:

Sarah Burke Of Whistler, Canada Poses Getty Images

ASPEN, CO - FILE: Sarah Burke of Whistler, Canada poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's Skiing Superpipe at Winter X Games 13 on Buttermilk Mountain on January 23, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado. According to reports on January 19, 2012, Burke died today at the age of 29 after suffering an accident in a training run on January 11 at Park City Mountain Resort. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dr. Joseph Mattioli

Angelo Dundee

Gary Carter's unapologetic joy was a treasure

Gary Carter played the first 11 seasons of his career with the Montreal Expos and is in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Burt Sugar

Mark Lenzi

Dwayne Schintzius

Junior Seau

FILE PHOTO - Former World Champion Boxer Johnny Tapia, Dies At 45

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 15 2002: Jonny Tapia of Albuquerque, USA shows off his tatoo's at a Press Conference before his fight against Eduardo Alvarez of Argentina held at the International Hotel in the Docklands, London. Johnny Tapia has been found dead at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 45. Police reports have stated that the death "did not appear to be suspicious". (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Leroy Ellis

Neil Reed

Art Heyman

Chris Economaki

Beano Cook

Eddie Yost

Jeff Blatnick

Emanuel Steward

Pascual Perez


(FILES)Hector Camacho from Puerto Rico waves to the crowd, wearing the NBA Super Middle Weight Championship belt, after winning over Roberto Duran from Panama by decision in 12 rounds at the Pepsi Center in this July 14, 2001 photo in Denver, Colorado. Former three time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was seriously injured the evening of November 20, 2012 after being shot in the neck in Puerto Rico, local media reported. Camacho, 50, was being driven in a car when he was hit in the head by gunshot from another vehicle around 7:00 pm local time, the Primera Hora de Puerto Rico newspaper reported on its website. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico de Rio Piedras, was cautious about Camacho's chances of survival, saying that a bullet had fractured two bones in his neck. "It appears the bullet struck a bone and was deflected without going into the brain," Torres told the newspaper. An earlier report said a single bullet struck the left side of Camacho's jaw. AFP PHOTO MARK LEFFINGWELLMARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images

Denver Broncos v Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs wathces from the sideliens during his final game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)