2016 Was A Killer

Can we turn the calendar page, these deaths are mounting.

2016 will be known as the year of Donald Trump, The Chicago Cubs and the passing of some greats. Here is a list of some of the major influences that we lost this year.


David Bowie, 69  Rock icon

Alan Rickman, 69 Actor

Glenn Frey, 67 Eagles rocker

Abe Vigoda, 94″Barney Miller” and “The Godfather” actor

Maurice White, 74 Earth Wind & Fire star

Antonin Scalia, 79 Supreme Court justice

Harper Lee, 89 To Kill A Mockingbird author

George Kennedy, 91 “Naked Gun” and “Airport” actor

Nancy Reagan, 94 Former first lady

George Martin, 90 Beatles producer

Keith Emerson, 71 ELP rock legend

Frank Sinatra Junior, 72 Sinatra’s singer son

Joe Garagiola, 90 Baseball catcher & TV announcer

Garry Shandling, 66 Comedian

Patty Duke, 69 Actor who won an Oscar for “The Miracle Worker”

Merle Haggard, 79 Country legend

Doris Roberts, 90 Everybody Loves Raymond” actor, five-time Emmy winner

Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, 46 WWE wrestling legend

Lonnie Mack, 74 Blues guitar great

Prince, 57 Pop icon

John Berry, 52 Beastie Boys star

Morley Safer, 84 CBS journalist

Nick Menza, 51 Megadeth drummer

Muhammad Ali, 74 Boxing legend

Gordie Howe, 88 23-time NHL All-Star

Anton Yelchin, 27 Star Trek’s Chekov

Scotty Moore, 84 Elvis’s guitarist

Pat Summitt, 64 Former coach of the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers basketball team

Elie Wiesel, 87 Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust survivor

Garry Marshall, 81 “Happy Days” and “The Odd Couple” creator

Kenny Baker, 81 R2-D2 actor

Gene Wilder, 83 Comic genius

Edward Albee, 88 “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” playwright

Arnold Palmer, 87 Golfing legend

Jose Fernandez, 24 Miami Marlins pitcher

Leonard Cohen, 82 Iconic singer & writer

Janet Reno, 78 First woman to serve as US attorney general

Robert Vaughn, 83 Veteran actor

Leon Russell, 74 US rock legend

Gwen Ifill, 61 Peabody Award-winning journalist

Sharon Jones, 60 Dap-Kings lead singer

Fidel Castro, 90 Cuban revolutionary

Florence Henderson, 82 Brady Bunch star

Ron Glass, 71 “Barney Miller” actor

John Glenn, 95 First to orbit Earth

Greg Lake, 69 ELP legend

Alan Thicke, 69 Growing Pains actor

Craig Sager, 65 NBA sideline reporter

Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99 Actress

Henry Heimlich, 96 Surgeon who invented life-saving anti-choking technique

George Michael, 53 Singer

Carrie Fisher, Actress

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