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Round up 2016: We lose Prince, Bowie, John Glenn (to name 3), and we get President Putin and Drump. (Original Post) kairos12 Dec 2016 OP
2017 is going to be worse... much worse. lapfog_1 Dec 2016 #1
The Chicago Cubs and my family were the only bright spots! Chasstev365 Dec 2016 #2
I don't know if the number of celebrity deaths this year is far from the "average" but when you.. aidbo Dec 2016 #3


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3. I don't know if the number of celebrity deaths this year is far from the "average" but when you..
Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 PM
Dec 2016

..look at a list. The sheer number seems remarkable.

As 2016 draws closed, we've lost a great number of notable personalities, from actors and musicians to sports figures, a former first lady, a Supreme Court Justice, and a daughter and mother just one day apart.

Here is a list of some of the notable people who died in 2016.

Notable deaths 2016
John Glen was 95. (AP)


Debbie Reynolds, Dec. 28. The actress and humanitarian was the mother of Carrie Fisher, and died the day after her daughter. Reynolds was 84.

Carrie Fisher, Dec. 27. The actress and author best know as Princess Leia was 60.

George Michael, Dec. 25. The Grammy-winning musician was 53.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dec. 18. The actress known for her extravagant lifestyle was 99.

John Glenn, Dec. 8. The first American astronaut to circle Earth, and former United States Senator from Ohio, was 95.

Notable deaths 2016
Carrie Fisher was 60. (AP)


Hardy Myers, Nov. 29. The former attorney general of Oregon was 77.

Fidel Castro, Nov. 25. The Cuban revolutionary leader was 90.

Florence Henderson, Nov. 24. The actress best know as the mother in "The Brady Bunch" was 82.

Ralph Branca, Nov. 23. The former Brooklyn Dodger who gave up the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" to Bobby Thompson in 1951 was 90.

Leon Russell, Nov. 13. The musician who performed with numerous Hall of Fame artists was 74.

Leonard Cohen, Nov. 7. The Canadian musician and poet known for his song "Hallelujah" was 82.

Janet Reno, Nov. 7. The former attorney general of the United States was 78.


Carlos Alberto Torres, Oct. 25. The former Brazilian soccer player was 72.

Tom Hayden, Oct. 23. The former political activist and politician was 76.

Notable deaths 2016
Arnold Palmer was 87. (AP)


Arnold Palmer, Sep. 25. One of the greatest golfers in history, Palmer was 87.


Gene Wilder, Aug. 29. The comedic actor, screenwriter and director was 83.


Nate Thurmond, July 25. The Hall of Fame basketball player was 74.

Sydney Schanberg, July 9. The Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times, whose coverage in Cambodia in 1975 inspired the film "The Killing Fields," was 82.

Michael Cimino, July 2. The Oscar-winning director of "The Deer Hunter" was 77.

Eli Wiesel, July 2. The Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate was 87.

Notable deaths 2016
Muhammad Ali was 74. (AP)

Pat Summit, June 28. The winningest coach in college basketball history was 64.

Bill Cunningham, June 25. The longtime fashion photographer for the New York Times was 87.

Ralph Stanley, June 23. The singer of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" fame was 89.

Gordie Howe, June 10. The four-time Stanley Cup hockey champion was 88.

Theresa Saldana, June 6. The actress who became an advocate for stalker victims was 61.

Muhammad Ali, June 3. The youngest ever heavyweight champion boxer was 74.


Morley Safer, May 19. The CBS newsman was 84.

Katherine Dunn, May 11. The Portland author was 70.

Notable deaths 2016
Florence Henderson was 82. (AP)


Daniel Berrigan, April 30. The former priest turned activist was 94.

Prince, April 21. The amazingly talented musician who showed people it was OK to be different was 57.

Merle Haggard, April 6. The country music legend was 79.

Gato Barbieri, April 2. The Grammy-winning Latin jazz saxophonist was 83.


Patty Duke, March 29. The Oscar and Emmy-winning actress, former child star and mother of "Lord of the Rings" actor Sean Astin was 69.

Johan Cruyff, March 24. The Dutch soccer great who revolutionized the game with the concept of "Total Football" was 68.

Joe Garagiola, March 23. The former Cardinals catcher and broadcaster was 90.

Frank Sinatra Jr., March 16. The singer was 72.

Keith Emerson, March 10. The founding member of founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer was 71.

Sir George Martin, March 8. The producer known as "The Fifth Beatle" was 90.

Nancy Reagan, March 6. The former first lady and wife of President Ronald Reagan was 94.

Notable deaths 2016
Nancy Reagan was 94. (AP)

Harper Lee, Feb. 19. The author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" was 89.

Antonin Scalia, Feb. 13. The Supreme Court justice was 79.


Abe Vigoda, Jan. 26. The actor known for his role in the TV show "Barney Miller" was 94.

Glenn Frey, Jan. 18. The Eagles guitarist who co-wrote "Hotel California" was 67.

Dan Haggerty, Jan. 15. The actor know for his role in "Grizzly Adams" was 74.

Alan Rickman, Jan. 14. The actor know for his role in the "Harry Potter" films was 69.

Monte Irvin, Jan. 11. Major League Baseball's first black executive and former player with the New York Giants was 96.

David Bowie, Jan. 10. The British rock musician and actor was 69.

Natalie Cole, New Year's Eve. The singer, daughter of Nat "King" Cole, was 65.

-- Associated Press

And Lemmy from Motörhead in late December 2015.

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