Famous Deaths in 2016 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 393 of 393

  • Jun 26 Barbara Goldsmith, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), dies at 85
  • Jun 27 Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), dies at 87
  • Jun 27 Mack Rice, musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61
  • Jun 28 Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84
  • Jun 28 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, dies at 84
  • Jul 2 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87
  • Jul 2 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52
  • Jul 2 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • Jul 2 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), dies at 69
  • Jul 2 Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Jul 3 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95
  • Jul 3 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Taste of Cherry), dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102
  • Jul 8 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philantropist (Edhi Foundation), dies at 88
  • Jul 8 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98
  • Jul 9 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), dies at 77
  • Jul 12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 13 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), dies at 70
  • Jul 13 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), dies in a prison hospital at 83
  • Jul 16 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), dies of leukemia at 74
  • Jul 16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Gary S. Paxton, American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), dies at 77
  • Jul 18 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), dies at 76
  • Jul 19 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93
  • Jul 20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • Jul 22 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Forrest E. Mars Jr., American Candy Manufacturer (Mars), dies at 84
  • Jul 26 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87
  • Jul 27 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, dies at 72
  • Jul 28 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, dies at 90
  • Jul 29 Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, dies at 85
  • Jul 30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91
  • Jul 31 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, dies at 88
  • Aug 1 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), dies at 87
  • Aug 1 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], dies at 92
  • Aug 2 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, dies at 95
  • Aug 2 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85
  • Aug 2 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, (Nobel Prize 1999), dies at 70
  • Aug 3 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Pete Fountain, American jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk 1957-59), dies at 86
  • Aug 6 Helen Delich Bentley, American politician (Rep-R-MD, 1985-950, dies at 92
  • Aug 7 Edward Daly, Irish Bishop "Bloody Sunday" priest, dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, dies at 93
  • Aug 9 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist (New York, London), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th Duke of Westminster and 3rd richest Britain, dies at 64
  • Aug 11 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2D2-Star Wars), dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), dies at 94
  • Aug 14 Fyvush Finkel, American Jewish actor (Middle Ages, Picket Fences), dies at 93
  • Aug 14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), dies at 82
  • Aug 16 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, dies at 100
  • Aug 16 John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, dies at 89
  • Aug 17 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), dies at 92
  • Aug 19 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 80
  • Aug 19 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, dies at 82
  • Aug 19 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved in shoplift scandal, dies at 87
  • Aug 20 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, dies at 92
  • Aug 20 Irving Fields, American composer and pianist (Miami Beach Rhumba), dies at 101
  • Aug 22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • Aug 22 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), dies at 94
  • Aug 24 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, dies at 97
  • Aug 24 Roger Y. Tsien, American chemist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 64
  • Aug 24 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist (La Modification), dies at 89
  • Aug 25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies at 86
  • Aug 25 James Cronin, American nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), dies at 84
  • Aug 25 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), dies at 89
  • Aug 28 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Gene Wilder, [Jerome Silberman], American actor ( Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), dies at 83
  • Aug 30 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), dies at 74
  • Aug 30 Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, dies at 95
  • Aug 31 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 1 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), dies at 65
  • Sep 2 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), dies at 78
  • Sep 4 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana), dies at 53
  • Sep 5 Phyllis Schlafly, American right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum President, dies at 92
  • Sep 5 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], American actor (Wyatt Earp), dies at 91
  • Sep 5 Duane Graveline, American doctor and astronaut, dies at 85
  • Sep 7 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Sep 8 The Lady Chablis [born Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), dies at 59
  • Sep 8 Prince Buster [Cecil Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), dies at 78
  • Sep 9 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), dies at 68
  • Sep 10 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 11 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 47
  • Sep 15 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), dies at 94
  • Sep 16 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), dies at 95

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Sep 16 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), dies at 88

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Sep 17 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), dies at 73
  • Sep 20 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71
  • Sep 21 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), dies at 82
  • Sep 24 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr] US accordionist (On Track), dies at 68
  • Sep 24 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), dies at 63
  • Sep 25 Arnold Palmer, American golfing great (4x Masters), dies at 87

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Sep 28 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (Labor), President (2007-14) and Nobel Peace Prize recipient (1994), dies of a stroke at 93

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 28 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer (All My Children), dies at 93
  • Sep 28 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), dies at 66
  • Sep 30 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96
  • Oct 2 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92
  • Oct 9 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, dies of heart disease at 60
  • Oct 9 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90
  • Oct 13 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), was world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88
  • Oct 13 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90
  • Oct 14 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), dies at 90
  • Oct 16 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), dies at 80
  • Oct 17 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), dies at 81
  • Oct 19 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, dies at 99
  • Oct 20 Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber, 1st woman to climb Mount Everest, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Steve Dillion, English Comic book artist (Preacher), dies at 54
  • Oct 23 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), dies at 92
  • Oct 23 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), dies at 76
  • Oct 23 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (1972-95), dies at 84
  • Oct 24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • Oct 24 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 73
  • Oct 24 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), dies at 88
  • Oct 25 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), dies at 72
  • Oct 29 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Tammy Grimes, American stage actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 82
  • Oct 31 James Galanos, American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame), dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Nov 3 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94
  • Nov 6 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 7 Janet Reno, first female US Attorney General (1993-2001), dies at 78

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Nov 7 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Musician Leonard Cohen
Musician
Leonard Cohen
  • Nov 9 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96
  • Nov 11 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), dies at 83
  • Nov 11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian LPGA golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 12 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), dies at 106
  • Nov 13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • Nov 13 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • Nov 14 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 15 Mose Allison, American jazz artist (Black Country Suite), dies at 89
  • Nov 15 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), dies at 92
  • Nov 16 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • Nov 16 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98
  • Nov 18 Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), dies at 96
  • Nov 18 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 20 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82
  • Nov 23 Ralph Branca, American baseball player (pitched the “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • Nov 23 Peggy Kirk Bell, American top amateur golfer, dies at 95
  • Nov 23 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), dies at 86
  • Nov 23 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84

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Nov 25 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), dies at 90

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Nov 25 Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), dies at 71
  • Nov 26 Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (Chairman of NBC), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, dies at 80
  • Nov 28 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), dies at 82
  • Nov 30 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), dies at 88
  • Dec 1 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 1952), dies at 96
  • Dec 3 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, dies at 88
  • Dec 4 Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil, Major League), dies of cancer at 67
  • Dec 5 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Dec 5 Rashaan Salaam, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), dies at 42
  • Dec 5 E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), dies at 104
  • Dec 5 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), dies at 85
  • Dec 6 Peter Vaughan, British actor (Porridge, Game of Thrones), dies at 92
  • Dec 7 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), dies of cancer at 69

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Dec 8 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), dies at 95

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Dec 10 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), dies at 69
  • Dec 13 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), dies at 95
  • Dec 17 Henry Heimlich, American surgeon and inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, dies at 96
  • Dec 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Sari Gabor], Hungarian-born actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99
  • Dec 18 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, dies at 86
  • Dec 20 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), dies at 96
  • Dec 22 Miruts Yifter 'Yifter the Shifter', Ethiopian runner (Olympic golds 1980), dies at 72
  • Dec 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), dies at 88
  • Dec 23 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Dec 24 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), dies at 96
  • Dec 24 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, dies at 88
  • Dec 24 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, dies at 87

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Dec 25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael

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Dec 27 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), dies at 60 four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • Dec 28 Debbie Reynolds, American actress (Kathy Selden-Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies of a stroke at 84 one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher also passed away
  • Dec 28 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), dies in prison at 91
  • Dec 29 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), dies at 97