Famous Deaths in February 2016

  • Feb 2 Intizar Hussain, Pakistani and Urdu writer and columnist, dies in his early 90s
  • Feb 2 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), dies at 92
  • Feb 4 Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74
  • Feb 4 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41
  • Feb 4 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), dies at 98
  • Feb 4 Edgar Mitchell, american NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), dies at 85
  • Feb 4 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), dies at 93
  • Feb 6 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), dies at 74
  • Feb 8 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), dies at 87
  • Feb 9 Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, Prime Minister of Nepal (2014-2015), dies at 76
  • Feb 12 Johnny Lattner, American football player, dies at 83
  • Feb 13 Antonin Scalia, American 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 66
  • Feb 15 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), dies at 57
  • Feb 15 George Gaynes, actor (Tootsie, Punky Brewster), dies at 98
  • Feb 16 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), dies at 93
  • Feb 17 Andy Ganteaume, Trinidadian cricketer (West Indian batsman who scored 112 in his only Test innings 1948), dies at 95
  • Feb 17 Tony Phillips, American MLB player (Oakland Athletics), dies at 56
  • Feb 19 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and writer (Name of the Rose), dies at 84

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Feb 19 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 89

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  • Feb 20 Peter Mondavi, American winemaker (Charles Krug - Napa Valley), dies at 101
  • Feb 22 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), dies at 103
  • Feb 22 Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87
  • Feb 22 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, dies at 87
  • Feb 22 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, dies at 79
  • Feb 25 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78
  • Feb 25 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), dies at 83
  • Feb 26 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), dies at 83
  • Feb 27 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), dies at 91
  • Feb 28 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), dies at 77