Celebrity Deaths: 2016

Celebrities who died in 2016

celebrities who died in 2016A list of celebrities who passed away in 2016.  Rest in Peace.

Whether it has been a musical influence, a beloved character or just the very fact that they have put a smile on your face…There's something surreal, yet a little "too real" about a celebrity death.  
Here are some of the legends we have said Good bye to in 2016.  If you feel I am missing someone, or would like to see someone added to the list – Please let me know.

January 2016

David Bowie
Best known as singer/songwriter
January 8th, 1947 – January 10th, 2016 (Age: 69)
Cause of Death:  Liver Cancer

Rene Angelil
Best known as Music Producer/Husband to Celine Dion
January 16th, 1942 – January 14th, 2016 (Age: 73)
Cause of Death: Throat Cancer

Alan Rickman
Best known for his role in Harry Potter
February 21st, 1946 – January 14th, 2016 (Age: 69)

Glenn Frey
Best known as a Singer
November 6th, 1948 – January 18th, 2016 (Age: 67)
Cause of Death:  Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia

February 2016

Maurice White
Best known as Singer/Songwriter
December 19th, 1941 – February 4th, 2016 (Age: 74)
Cause of Death: Parkinson's Disease

Katie May
Best known as model and "Queen of Snap chat"
March 16th, 1981 – February 4th, 2016 (Age: 34)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Dave Mirra
Best known for BMX Rider
April 4th, 1974 – February 4th, 2016 (Age: 41)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Big Ang (Angela Raiola)
Best known for Mob Wives
June 30th, 1960 – February 18th, 2016 (Age: 55)
Cause of Death:  Lung and Brain Cancer


March 2016

Joey Feek
Best known as Singer
September 9th, 1975 – March 4th, 2016 (Age: 40)
Cause of Death:  Cervical Cancer

Nancy Reagan
July 6th, 1921 – March 6th, 2016 (Age: 94)
Best known for Wife of President Ronald Reagan First Lady
Cause of Death:  Congestive Heart Failure

Keith Emerson
Best known for Emerson, Lake & Palmer Band
November 2nd, 1944 – March 11th, 2016 (Age: 71)
Cause of Death: Self inflicted gunshot wound

Frank Sinatra Jr
Best known as Singer
January 10th, 1944 – March 16th, 2016 (Age: 72)
Cause of Death:  Cardiac Arrest

Ron Lester
Best known for his role in Varsity Blues
August 4th, 1970 – March 17th, 2016 (Age: 45)
Cause of Death: Kidney Failure

Phife Dawg
Best known for Rapper/A Tribe Called Quest
November 20th, 1970 – March 22nd, 2016 (Age: 45)
Cause of Death: Diabetes

Rob Ford
Best known as Mayor of Toronto
May 28th, 1969 – March 22, 2016 (Age 46)
Cause of Death:  Pleomorphic Liposarcoma (Tumor on the abdomen)

Garry Shandling
Best known for It's Garry Shandling's Show, The Larry Sanders Show among many other films.
November 29th, 1949 – March 24th, 2016 (Age: 66)
Cause of Death:  Heart Attack

Patty Duke
Best known for American Actress
December 14th, 1946 – March 29th, 2016 (Age: 69)
Cause of Death: Sepsis (caused by reptured intestine)

April 2016

Merle Haggard
Best known for Singer/Songwriter
April 6th, 1937 – April 6th, 2016 (Age: 79)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Doris Roberts
Best known for her role as Marie Baron on Everybody Loves Raymond
November 4th, 1925 – April 17th, 2016
Cause of Death: Stroke

Michelle McNamara
Best known as writer/spouse of actor Patton Oswald
April 14th, 1970 – April 21st, 2016 (Age: 46)
Cause of Death:  Passed away in her sleep, suspected accidental overdose.

Prince
Best known for Singer/Songwriter
June 7th, 1958 – April 21st, 2016 (Age: 57)
Cause of Death:  Overdose

Chyna
Best Known for WWE Professional Wrestling
December 27th, 1969 – April 20th, 2016 (Age: 45)
Cause of Death:  Drug Overdose

May 2016

John Berry
Best known as Original Beastie Boys Member
May 31st, 1963 – May 19th, 2016 (Age: 52)
Cause of Death: Frontal Lobe Dementia

Morley Safer
Best known for Broadcast Journalist
November 8th, 1931 – May 19th, 2016 (Age: 84)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Betty Sue Palmer
Best known as mother of Johnny Depp
January, 1935 – May 20th, 2016 (Age: 81)
Cause of Death: {Undisclosed} Lengthy Illness

Nancy Dow
Best known as actress/model and mother to Jennifer Aniston
July 22nd, 1936 – May 25th, 2016 (Age: 79)
Cause of Death: Lengthy Illness

June 2016

Muhammad Ali
Best known for Professional Boxing
January 17th, 1942 – June 3rd, 2016 (Age: 74)
Cause of Death: Septic Shock

Kimbo Slice
Best known as MMA Fighter
February 8th, 1974 – June 6th, 2016 (Age: 42)
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

Christina Grimmie
Best known for Singer/Songwriter/The Voice
March 12th, 1994 – June 10th, 2016 (Age: 22)
Cause of Death:  Gunshot Wound

Gordie Howe
Best known as Canadian Hockey Player
March 31st, 1928 – June 10th, 2016 (Age: 88)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Michu Meszaros
Best known as "Alf"
October 1st, 1939 – June 12th, 2016 (Age: 76)
Cause of Death: Unknown (found unconscious, remained in a coma)

Anton Yelchin
Best know for his role in the TV show Huff, the film Alpha Dogs, among many others.
March 11th, 1989 – June 19th, 2016 (Age: 27)
Cause of Death:  Anton's Jeep malfunctioned, rolling and pinning him between his vehicle and his mailbox.

July 2016

Miss Cleo
Best known as TV Personality and Psychic 
August 12th 1962 – July 26th, 2016 (Age: 53)
Cause of Death: Cancer

August 2016

Matt Roberts
Best known for 3 Doors Down Guitarist
January 10th, 1978 – August 20th, 2016 (Age: 38)
Cause of Death: Accidental Overdose

Gene Wilder
Best known as Willy Wonka
June 11th, 1933 – August 29th, 2016 (Age: 83)
Cause of Death: Alzheimer's Disease

September 2016

Alexis Arquette
Best known for The Wedding Singer, Pulp Fiction and Many Others
July 28th, 1969 – September 11, 2016 (Age: 47)
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest

Bill Nunn
Best known as American Actor
October 20th, 1953 – September 24th, 2016 (Age: 62)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Jose Fernandez
Best known as Pitcher for Miami Marlins
July 31st, 1992 – September 25th, 2016 (Age: 24)
Cause of Death: Boating Accident

Arnold Palmer
Best known as Professional Golfer
September 10th, 1929 – September 25th, 2016 (Age: 87)
Cause of Death: Cardiovascular Disease

October 2016

Dylan Reider
Best known for Professional Skateboarding
May 26th, 1988 – October 12th, 2016 (Age: 28)
Cause of Death: Complications from Leukemia

Tommy Ford
Best known for his role on Martin
September 5th, 1964 – October 12th, 2016 (Age: 52)
Cause of Death: Ruptured Aneurysm in his stomach

November 2016

Leonard Cohen
Best known as Singer/Songwriter
September 21st, 1934 – November 7th, 2016 (Age: 82)
Cause of Death: In his sleep, after a fall during the night.

Holly Dunn
Best known as Country Singer
August 22nd, 1957 – November 14th, 2016 (Age: 59)
Cause of Death:  Ovarian Cancer

Florence Henderson
Best known as Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch
February 14th, 1934 – November 24th, 2016 (Age: 82)
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

Ron Glass
Best known actor for Barney Miller among other TV shows and films
July 10th, 1945 – November 25th, 2016 (Age:  71)
Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure

December 2016

Craig Stickland
Best known for Country Music Singer
June 2nd, 1986 – December 2016 (Age: 29)
Cause of Death: Craig's body was found after a hunting trip, in which he had been reported missing.  Reports of hypothermia being cause of death.

Peter Vaughan
Best known for Game of Thrones
April 4th, 1923 – December 6th, 2016 (Age: 93)
Cause of Death: Died Peacefully

Alan Thicke
Best known for his role on Growing Pains as Dr. Mike Seaver
March 1st, 1947 – December 13th, 2016 (Age: 69)
Cause of Death: Ruptured Aorta

Robert Leo Hulseman
Best known for Creator of the Red Solo Cup
December 281st, 2016 (Age: 84)

Valerie Fairman
Best known for MTV's 16 and Pregnant
October 6th, 1993 – December 21st 2016 (Age 23)
Cause of Death: Drug Overdose

Joey Boots
Best Known for role on Howard Stern
1967 – December 23rd, 2016 (Age: 49)
Cause of Death:  Believed Natural Causes

George Michael
Best known as Singer/Songwriter
June 25th, 1963 December 25th, 2016 (Age: 53)
Cause of Death:  Heart Failure

Ricky Harris
Best known for Actor/Comedian/Producer
January 26th, 1962 – December 26th, 2016 (Age: 54)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Tricia Lynn McCauley
Best known for Actress on Step Up
1970 – December 2016 (Age 46)
Cause of Death:  Homicide (Ligature Strangulation w/ Blunt Force Trauma)

Barbara Tarbuck
Best known for General Hospital, American Horror Story
January 15th, 1942 – December 28th, 2016 (Age: 74)
Cause of Death: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Carrie Fisher
Best known for Princess Leia in Star Wars
October 21st, 1956 – December 27th, 2016 (Age: 60)
Cause of Death:  Cardiac Arrest, following a massive heart attack days before.

Debbie Reynolds
Best known as American actress and mother to Carrie Fisher
April 1st, 1932 – December 28th, 2016 (Age: 84)
Cause of Death: Stroke, one day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away.

Keion Carpenter
Best known for (former) NFL: Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons
October 31st, 1977 – December 29th, 2016 (Age: 39)
Cause of Death: Freak Accident (slipped while running, hitting his head)
 

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