Famous People Who Died in 2016 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 568 of 568

  • Sep 16 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), dies at 95

Edward AlbeeEdward Albee (1928-2016)

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

  • Sep 17 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), dies at 73
  • Sep 20 Bill Barrett, American politician (Rep-R-Nebraska 1991-2001), dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71
  • Sep 21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), dies at 82
  • Sep 24 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), dies at 63
  • Sep 24 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer ("Where There's Smoke, There's Fire"), dies of lung cancer at 68

Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer (1929-2016)

Sep 25 American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), dies of heart failure at 87

  • Sep 25 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies of Parkinson's disease at 82
  • Sep 25 Rod Temperton, British pop musician and songwriter ("Boogie Nights"; "Thriller"; "Give Me the Night"; "Yah Mo B There"), dies of cancer at 66
  • Sep 27 Randy Duncan Jr., American College Football HOF quarterback (University of Iowa; #1 pick 1959 NFL Draft by GB Packers), dies from brain cancer at 79
  • Sep 28 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live; All My Children), dies at 93
  • Sep 28 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), dies at 68

Shimon PeresShimon Peres (1923-2016)

Sep 28 Polish-Israeli Labor Party politician (President. 2007-14; Prime Minister, 1984-86 and 1995-96; Foreign Minister, 1986-88, 1992-95, and 2001-02), and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1994), dies of a stroke at 93

  • Sep 30 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96
  • Oct 1 Edda Heiðrún Backman, Icelandic stage and screen actress, singer, theater director, and painter, dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at 58
  • Oct 2 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92
  • Oct 2 Thomas Round, British tenor (Gilbert and Sullivan For All), dies at 100
  • Oct 3 Joan Marie Johnson, American pop singer (The Dixie Cups - "Chapel Of Love"; "Iko Iko"), dies of congestive heart failure at 72
  • Oct 4 Caroline Crawley, British alt-rock singer (Shelleyan Orphan; Babacar), dies at 53
  • Oct 4 Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, dies at 95
  • Oct 4 Hso Khan Pha, 1st President of the democratic and newly independent Union of Burma from 1948-52, dies at 78
  • Oct 5 Michal Kováč, ist President of Slovakia (1993-98), dies at 86
  • Oct 5 Pompeiu Hărăşteanu, Romanian basso profondo singer (Opera Bonn, 1968-72; Romanian National Opera, 1972-2012), dies at 81
  • Oct 6 Mick Harvey, Australian cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire), dies at 95
  • Oct 7 Johnny Gleeson, Australian cricket spin bowler (29 Tests, 93 wickets, BB 5/61; NSW CA), dies at 78
  • 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 9 Anthony Grant, British MP (C), dies at 91
  • Oct 10 Graham Carleton Greene, British publisher (Jonathon Cape), dies at 80
  • Oct 12 (William) "Sonny" Sanders, American soul vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer (Jackie Wilson), dies at 77

Bhumibol AdulyadejBhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016)

Oct 13 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 13 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), dies at 93
  • Oct 13 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician, Premier of Alberta (2014-15), dies in a plane crash at 60
  • Oct 13 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), dies at 81
  • Oct 14 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), dies at 90
  • Oct 15 Barbara Romack, American golfer (US Curtis Cup team 1954, 56, 58), dies at 83
  • Oct 16 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), dies at 80
  • Oct 16 Stuart Edwards, British guitarist (Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes"), dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 17 Eddie Applegate, American actor (The Patty Duke Show - "Richard"), dies at 81
  • Oct 18 Anthony Addabbo, American actor (Jason-Generations), dies at 56
  • 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 21 Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Steve Dillon, English comic book artist (Preacher), dies at 54
  • Oct 23 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), dies at 92
  • Oct 23 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (1972-95), dies at 84
  • Oct 23 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), dies at 76
  • Oct 24 Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer ("Devil Or Angel"; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), dies at 73
  • Oct 24 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), dies at 88
  • Oct 24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • Oct 25 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), dies at 72
  • Oct 27 Pentti Siimes, Finnish actor (Miriam), dies at 87
  • Oct 29 John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), dies at 98
  • Oct 29 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 James Galanos, American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Oct 31 Tammy Grimes, American stage actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 82
  • Nov 1 (Martin) "Bap" Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter ("Moonlight Kiss"; "Sailor's Revenge"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 54
  • Nov 3 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American pop singer ("Wheel of Fortune"), dies at 94
  • Nov 4 Eddie Harsch [Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog; The Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), dies at 59
  • 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

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Nov 7 Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; "Death of Ladies Man"; Suzanne"), dies at 82

  • Nov 9 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96
  • Nov 9 Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 11 Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer (Die größere Hoffnung), dies at 95
  • Nov 11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • Nov 11 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), dies at 83
  • Nov 12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 12 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), dies at 106
  • Nov 13 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), dies at 85
  • Nov 13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • Nov 14 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Davis Cup 1946, 48, 49), dies of a stroke at 102
  • Nov 14 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • Nov 15 Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony, 1964-2016), dies of cancer at 85 [1]
  • Nov 15 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (Peter, Paul and Mary; John Denver), dies at 92
  • Nov 15 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), dies at 89
  • Nov 15 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), dies at 95
  • Nov 16 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98
  • Nov 16 Melvin Laird, American politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • Nov 18 Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artificial heart transplant), dies at 96
  • Nov 18 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 20 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), dies at 90
  • Nov 20 William Trevor, Irish writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), dies at 88
  • 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 23 Larry Hosford, American folk singer-songwriter (The King Takes The Queen), dies at 73
  • Nov 23 Peggy Kirk, American golfer, (Titleholders Championship 1949), dies at 95
  • Nov 23 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • Nov 24 Florence Henderson, American actress (The Brady Bunch - "Carol"), and singer,dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84
  • Nov 25 Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning), dies at 76

Fidel CastroFidel Castro (1926-2016)

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

  • Nov 25 Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), dies at 88 [1]
  • Nov 25 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), dies at 85
  • Nov 26 Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, dies of brain cancer at 71
  • Nov 28 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (Chairman of NBC), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Mark Taimanov, Russian pianist, dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), dies at 82
  • Nov 28 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Aleksei Maslennikov, Russian tenor (Bolshoi Theater, 1953-88), dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), dies at 88
  • Nov 30 Kamilló Lendvay, Hungarian composer (Pezzo Concertanto), conductor, and educator, dies at 78
  • Dec 1 Elisabeth Carron, American soprano ("The Saint of Bleecker Street"; New York City Opera, 1958-73), dies at 94
  • Dec 1 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer and critic, dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Sammy Lee, American diver (Olympic Gold 10m platform 1948, 52), dies from pneumonia at 96
  • Dec 3 Antonio Membrado, Spanish-French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 3 Gigliola Frazzoni, Italian operatic soprano, dies at 93
  • 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 4 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), dies from lung illness at 69
  • Dec 5 E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), dies at 104
  • Dec 5 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Dec 5 Mogens Camre, Danish politician (Folketing (Danish Parliament), 1968-1987, 3 days in 2007; European Parliament, 1999-2009, dies at 80
  • Dec 5 Rashaan Salaam, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1994, U of Colorado; NFL: Chicago Bears), dies at 42
  • Dec 5 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author, dies at 94
  • 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 93
  • Dec 7 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson; Emerson, Lake & Palmer), dies of cancer at 69
  • Dec 7 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician, dies at 95
  • Dec 7 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • Dec 7 Paul Elvstrøm, Danish yachtsman (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 88
  • Dec 8 Florence Finch, Filipino-American war hero who fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II, dies at 101 [1]

John GlennJohn Glenn (1921-2016)

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

  • Dec 8 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), dies at 87
  • Dec 8 Sheila Quinn, British nurse and adviser (British Red Cross), dies at 96
  • Dec 10 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 11 Sid O'Linn, South African cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960), dies at 89
  • Dec 12 Jim Lowe, American DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", dies at 93
  • Dec 12 Walter Swinburn, English jockey (Epsom Derby 1981, 86, 95; Irish Derby 1983, 86; Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 1983), dies after falling from a window at 55
  • Dec 13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Growing Pains), host (Thicke of the Night), and theme song composer (Diff'rent Strokes; The Facts of Life), dies of an aortic dissection at 69
  • Dec 13 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), dies at 95
  • Dec 14 Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey (US Champion Jockey by earnings 2006-09; Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2007-08), dies of a drug overdose at 44
  • Dec 14 Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), dies at 95
  • Dec 17 Henry Heimlich, American surgeon and inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, dies at 96
  • Dec 18 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, dies at 86

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor (1917-2016)

Dec 18 Hungarian-born American actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99

  • Dec 20 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), dies at 96
  • Dec 21 Weston Noble, American music educator and conductor (Luther College, 1948-2005), dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Bill Price, British audio engineer (Tom Jones; Wings: Sparks; Elton John), and record producer (The Clash; Sex Pistols; Waterboys), dies of cancer at 72
  • Dec 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), dies at 88
  • Dec 22 Miruts Yifter 'Yifter the Shifter', Ethiopian runner (Olympic golds 1980), dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Heinrich Schiff, Austrian cellist and conductor, dies at 65
  • Dec 23 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Dec 24 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 24 Liz Smith [Betty Gleadle] British BAFTA Award-winning character actress (A Private Function; 2point4 Children -"Belle" and "Bette"), dies at 95
  • Dec 24 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), dies at 96
  • Dec 24 Rick Parfitt, British pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo - "Wanderer"; "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, dies at 88
  • Dec 25 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), dies from cancer at 68

George MichaelGeorge Michael (1963-2016)

Dec 25 English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham! - "Careless Whisper"; "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"; solo - " I Want Your Sex"; "Faith"), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

  • Dec 25 Valery Khalilov, Russian military conductor and composer, dies in a plane crash in the Black Sea, near Sochi, at 64
  • Dec 26 George S. Irving [Shelasky], American broadway singer and actor (Dumplings), dies at 94

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher (1956-2016)

Dec 27 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

  • Dec 28 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies of a stroke at 84 one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away

Gregorio ÁlvarezGregorio Álvarez (1925-2016)

Dec 28 Uruguayan dictator and President of Uruguay (1981-85), dies in prison at 91 [1]

  • Dec 29 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, dies at 78
  • Dec 29 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), dies at 97
  • Dec 31 William Christopher, American comedian and actor (M*A*S*H & AfterMASH - "Father Mulcahy"), dies at 84