This was quite a year for celebrity deaths. We lost some major stars, especially in the recording industry.

Here is a tribute to the celebrities who passed away between January and June of 2012.

I had no part in putting together this video. A YouTube user whose screen name is Buzzmoogy did this work. I searched extensively for the most tasteful tribute video I could find and Buzzmoogy's videos won hands down.

Here is his tribute

Part 2 Will Appear Tomorrow (12/29/2012)