On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2016 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 529 of 529

  • Oct 9 Anthony Grant, British MP (C), dies at 91
  • Oct 13 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), dies at 93

Person of interestBhumibol Adulyadej

Oct 13 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), was world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Oct 13 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90
  • Oct 13 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), dies at 81
  • Oct 13 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician, Premier of Alberta (2014-15), dies in a plane crash at 60
  • 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 (Patty Duke Show), 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 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 [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 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 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), dies at 98
  • Oct 29 Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Tammy Grimes, American stage actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 82
  • 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
  • Nov 3 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American 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

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

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

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 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 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 11 Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer (Die größere Hoffnung), dies at 95
  • 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 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 14 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), dies of a stroke at 102
  • 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 15 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), dies at 92
  • Nov 15 Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony, 1964-2016), dies of cancer at 85 [1]
  • 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 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 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • Nov 23 Peggy Kirk, American golfer, (Titleholders Championship 1949), 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
  • Nov 24 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82

Person of interestFidel Castro

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 25 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), dies at 88 [1]
  • Nov 25 Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning), dies at 76
  • 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 28 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, dies of brain cancer at 71
  • Nov 28 Mark Taimanov, Russian pianist, dies at 90
  • Nov 30 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), dies at 88
  • Dec 1 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, dies at 81
  • Dec 1 Elisabeth Carron, American soprano ("The Saint of Bleecker Street"; New York City Opera, 1958-73), dies at 94
  • Dec 2 Sammy Lee, American diver (Olympic Gold 10m platform 1948, 52), dies from pneumonia at 96
  • Dec 2 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer and critic, dies at 88
  • Dec 3 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, dies at 88
  • Dec 3 Antonio Membrado, Spanish-French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 81

  • Dec 3 Gigliola Frazzoni, Italian operatic soprano, dies at 93
  • 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 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 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 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 5 Mogens Camre, Danish politician (Folketing (Danish Parliament), 1968-1987, 3 days in 2007; European Parliament, 1999-2009, dies at 80
  • Dec 5 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author, dies at 94
  • 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 Paul Elvstrøm, Danish yachtsman (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 88
  • Dec 7 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • Dec 7 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician, dies at 95

Person of interestJohn Glenn

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 8 Florence Finch, Filipino-American war hero who fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II, dies at 101 [1]
  • 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 (The Derby winner, 1981), dies after falling from a window at 55
  • 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 14 Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), 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 drug overdose at 44
  • Dec 17 Henry Heimlich, American surgeon and inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, dies at 96

Person of interestZsa Zsa Gabor

Dec 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Sári Gábor], Hungarian-born American actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actress
Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • 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 21 Weston Noble, American music educator and conductor (Luther College, 1948-2005), dies at 94
  • 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 23 Heinrich Schiff, Austrian cellist and conductor, dies at 65
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge Michael

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
  • Dec 25 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), dies from cancer at 68
  • 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

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

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 (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
  • 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
  • Dec 29 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, dies at 78
  • Dec 31 William Christopher, American comedian and actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H), dies at 84