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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)

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: