Harry Carey Jr.
The son of silent-film western star Harry Carey Sr., Carey Jr. was a venerable character actor who was believed to be the last surviving member of director John Ford's legendary western stock company. His career spanned more than 50 years and included such Ford classics as "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "The Searchers." He was 91. Full obituary
Notable deaths of 2012 (Los Angeles Times /January 1, 2013)
Lorin Levee, 61, principal clarinetist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1981, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, a Philharmonic spokeswoman said. He had a blood disorder.
Levee's last concert was Jan. 8 at Walt Disney
Concert Hall, a program of Dvorak, Liszt and Saint-Saens that was led by guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Levee did not join the L.A. Philharmonic on its recent trip to Venezuela.
Born July 8, 1950, in Chicago, Levee had played with the L.A. orchestra since 1976, first as a bass clarinetist before becoming principal clarinetist at the start of the 1981-82 season.
Before arriving in Los Angeles, Levee attended DePaul University in Chicago and played with Chicago's Grant Park
Symphony, the Chicago Lyric Opera
Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra.
A concert Thursday at Walt Disney Concert Hall was dedicated to Levee.
-- Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports