Notable passings of 2012

This March 10, 2007 file photo shows "Soul Train" creator and producer Don Cornelius during arrivals at the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards, in Pasadena, Calif. Cornelius died Feb. 1, 2012, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 75. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)

December 27, 2012 5:12 pm  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

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