2016 In Memorium

2016; What a year!

List of celebrity deaths

January 9 Ed Stewart, 74, Broadcaster, TV presenter
January 10 David Bowie, 69, Rock icon
January 14 Alan Rickman, 69, Actor
January 17, Dale “Buffin” Griffin, 67, Mott The Hoople
January 18 Glenn Frey, 67, Eagles rocker
January 23 Jimmy Bain, 68, Rainbow rock star
January 28 Paul Kantner, 74, Jefferson Airplane guitarist
January 30 Frank Finlay, 89, Acting great
January 31 Terry Wogan, 77, TV & radio legend

February 3 Maurice White, 74, Earth Wind & Fire star
February 15 Denise “Vanity” Matthews, Singer, Prince protege and actress
February 19 Harper Lee, 89, To Kill A Mockingbird author
February 22 Sonny James, 97, Country singer
February 25 Tony Burton, 78, Rocky actor
February 28 Frank Kelly, 77, Father Ted star
February 28 George Kennedy, 91,Movie great

March 1 Tony Warren, 79, Coronation Street creator
March 4 Joey Feek, 40, Country singer
March 6 Nancy Reagan, 94, Actress & First Lady
March 8 George Martin, 90, Beatles producer
March 11 Keith Emerson, 71, ELP rock legend
March 15 Sylvia Anderson, 88, Lady Penelope
March 16 Frank Sinatra Junior, 72, Sinatra’s singer son
March 17 Paul Daniels, 77, Comedy magician
March 23 Phife Dawg, 45, Sammy Appah
March 24 Gary Shandling, 66, Actor and comedian
March 29 Patty Duke, 69, Child star
March 31 Ronnie Corbett, 85, Comedy legend
March 31 Denise Robertson, 83, TV agony aunt

April 6 Merle Haggard, 79, Country legend
April 12 David Gest, 62, TV personality
April 20 Victoria Wood, 62, Comedy genius
April 20 Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, 46, WWE wrestling legend
April 21 Lonnie Mack, 74, Blues guitar great
April 21 Prince, 57, Pop icon
April 21 Guy Hamilton, 93, Bond director
April 24 Billy Paul, 80, Chart star

May 17 Guy Clark, 74, Country legend
May 19 John Berry, 52, Beastie Boys star
May 19 Alan Young, 96, Mister Ed TV star
May 21 Nick Menza, 51, Megadeth drummer
May 24 Burt Kwouk, 85, Pink Panther star
May 31 Carla Lane, 87, Liver Birds, Bread & Butterflies writer

June 3 Muhammad Ali, 74, Boxing legend
June 14 Henry McCullough, 72, Wings guitarist
June 19 Anton Yelchin, 27, Star Trek’s Chekov
June 23 Ralph Stanley, 89, Godfather of bluegrass
June 24 Bernie Worrall, 72, Funkadelic star
June 28 Scotty Moore, 84, Elvis’s guitarist

July 2 Caroline Aherne, 52, Comedy actress & writer
July 2 Michael Cimino, 77, Oscar-winning director
July 16 Alan Vega, 78, Suicide punk pioneer

August 13 Kenny Baker, 81, Star Wars’ R2-D2
August 15 Dalian Atkinson, 48, Villa cup hero
August 19 Lou Pearlman, 62, boy band mogul
August 29 Gene Wilder, 83, Comic genius

September 11 Alexis Arquette, 47, Transgender actress
September 17 Charmian Carr, 73, Sound of Music’s Liesl
September 25 Arnold Palmer, 87, Golfing legend

October 5 Rod Temperton, 66, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer
October 14 Jean Alexander, 90, Corrie’s Hilda Ogden
October 21 Dave Cash, 74, Broadcaster
October 23 Pete Burns, 57, Dead or Alive chart star
October 24 Bobby Vee, 73, 1960’s teen idol

November 3 Kay Starr, 94, Pop/Jazz singer
November 7 Sir Jimmy Young, 95, Broadcaster/Singer
November 7 Leonard Cohen, 82, Iconic singer & writer
November 11 Robert Vaughn, 83, Veteran actor
November 13 Leon Russell, 74, US rock legend
November 18 Sharon Jones, 60, Jazz/Soul singer
November 24 Colonel Abrams, 67, 80’s chart star
November 25 Florence Henderson, 82, Brady Bunch star
November 26 Ron Glass, 71, US TV star

December 1 Andrew Sachs, 86, Fawlty Towers’ star
December 6 Peter Vaughan, 93, Game of Thrones star
December 7 Ian Cartwright, 52, Wolves’ midfielder
December 8 John Glenn, 95, First to orbit Earth
December 8 Greg Lake, 69, ELP legend
December 10 AA Gill, 62, Writer & critic
December 10 Ian McCaskill, 78, TV weatherman
December 12 Walter Swinburn, 55, Derby winning jockey
December 13 Alan Thicke, 69, Actor and father of singer Robin Thicke
December 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, Actress
December 21 Deddie Davies, 78, Stella and the Railway Children
December 24 Rick Parfitt, 68, Status Quo
December 25 George Michael, 53, Singer/Song writer
December 26 Liz Smith, 95, Actress
December 26 Ricky Harris, 54, Comedian/actor
December 27 Richard Adams, 96, Author
December 27 Carrie Fisher, 60, Actress
December 28 Debbie Reynolds, 84, Actress/Singer/Entertainer

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