Notable deaths of 2012: Arts and culture figures
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Elliott Carter, 103 | Classical music
The preeminent American composer -- one of the most respected musical talents of the last 100 years -- died in November at 103. A winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for his compositions, Carter was a great innovator whose music wasn't always accessible to general audiences. But his influence has been immeasurable in the field of new music.
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