publication date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Music

clue: Unknown in her lifetime, this DC-area singer went on to sell ten million records, starting with her rendition of the most famous song from The Wizard of Oz.

explanation: Cassidy became a best-selling artist years after she passed away in 1996. Her first hit was "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff

Life After Death: Just as spring follows winter, new life can follow death. To commemorate the addition of zombie players to the game, here are five celebrities who achieved significant success posthumously.

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