Celebrity deaths October 2012
 Celebrity deaths October 2012, This month we lost rare public figures, including aboxing Hall of Famer, a leader of a Native American movement and the "most liberal" Democrat. Click through to read about those who passed away in October.
Emanuel Steward
Died October 25 (b. 1944)

International Boxing Hall of Famer and trainer Emanuel Steward was known for his earnest, easygoing demeanor. He trained many champion boxers, including Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko. He opened alegendary gym in his hometown and also was known for his work with endangered youth in the city, where he helped them attain an education.
George McGovern
Died October 21 (b. 1922)

Former Congressman George McGovern served his home state for decades and advocatedagainst international hunger. He was a peacemaker and champion for women and minority groups.
Jeff Blatnick
Died October 24 (b. 1957)

Jeff Blatnick was a super heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler, and in 1984, he took home Olympic gold. In recent years, Blatnick worked as aUFC sports commentator, high school wrestling coach and motivational speaker.
Natina Reed
Died October 26 (b. 1979)

Natina Reed  was an American actress, rapper, singer and songwriter, best known as a member of and rapper for the late-'90s R&B trio Blaque, with hits that include "808" and "Bring It All to Me" . She also acted in the movie "Bring It On," released in 2000.
Russell Means
Died October 22 (b. 1939)

Russell Means was a leader in American Indian rights and the occupation of Wounded Knee. He later earned fame as an actor and became an increasingly visible activist.
Slater Martin

Died October 18 (b. 1925)

Slater Martin played on five champion NBA teams. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and coached an NBA team.
Terry Callier
Died October 28 (b. 1945)

Terry Callier was an American singer-songwriter known for his jazz, soul and folk guitar music. He first hit the music scene in the late 1960s, and in the late 1980s, he reintroduced himself to the industry after his hit "I Don't Want to See Myself (Without You)" was reissued. Since then, he recorded five new albums .
Margaret Osborne duPont
Died October 24 (b. 1918)

Margaret Osborne duPont was the winner of more than 30 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles. In a tennis career that spanned over three decades, duPont also won 25 titles at what is now the US Open, more than anyone in the history of the tournament. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Famein 1967.
Yash Chopra
Died October 21 (b. 1932)

Bollywood mogul Yash Chopra was theking of romance. His career comprised many decadesand hit films.