2016 A Killer Year

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    #1 mikewint, Dec 29, 2016
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    After reading Chris' post in Star Wars and the the announcement of Debbie Reynolds death I got to thinking. This is what I've come up with so far:
    Joey Feek, country singer, died March 4

    Frank Sinatra Jr, died March 16

    Christina Grimmie, 2014 3rd place The Voice winner, murdered June 10

    Robert Velline, teen Idol Bobby Vee, died Oct 24

    Muhammad Ali, died June 3.

    Fidel Castro, died Nov. 25.

    Prince, died April 21.

    John Glenn, died Dec. 8.

    Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins pitcher died Sept. 25

    Nancy Reagan died March 11

    Janet Reno, died Nov. 7

    Arnold Palmer, died Sept. 25.

    Gordie Howe, died June 10

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, died Feb. 13.

    Shimon Peres, former Israeli President and Prime Minister, died Sept. 28.

    Keith Emerson, the keyboardist who founded Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died March 11.

    Greg Lake, 69, founding member of King Crimson, died Dec. 7.

    Alan Thicke, 69, died Dec. 13.

    David Bowie, died on Jan. 10

    Florence Henderson, died Nov. 24

    Comedian Garry Shandling died March 24

    Gene Wilder, died Aug. 29

    Patty Duke, died March 29.

    Edward Albee, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, died Sept. 16

    Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” died Feb. 19

    Joe Garagiola, died March 23.

    John McLaughlin, the political commentator. died Aug. 16.

    Abe Vigoda, Sal Tessio “The Godfather” and Detective Fish “Barney Miller,” died Jan. 26.

    George Kennedy, “Cool Hand Luke,” “Airport” and “Naked Gun,” died Feb. 28

    Garry Marshall, “Happy Days” and “The Odd Couple,” died July 19.

    Robert Vaughn, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” died Nov. 11

    Doris Roberts, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died April 17

    Ron Glass, “Barney Miller,” died Nov. 25

    Phyllis Schlafly, activist who denounced feminism, died Sept. 5

    Tom Hayden, the 1960s radical died Oct. 23.

    Kenny Baker, the droid R2-D2 died Aug. 13.

    Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter, died Nov. 7

    Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died Feb. 3

    Merle Haggard died April 6.

    Malik Taylor, known as Phife Dawg, died March 22

    Glenn Frey, co-founder of the Eagles, died Jan. 18

    Sharon Jones, lead singer of the Dap-Kings, died Nov. 18

    Attrell Cordes, known as Prince Be died June 17.

    Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Laureate died July 2

    Pat Summitt, the former coach of the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers died June 28

    Craig Sager, the NBA sideline reporter died Dec. 15.

    John Saunders, ESPN broadcaster, died Aug. 10

    Morley Safer, “60 Minutes,” died May 19

    Gwen Ifill, “The PBS NewsHour” died Nov. 14

    Rob Ford, ex-Toronto mayor, died March 22

    Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, died July 2.

    Boutros Boutros-Ghali, United Nations’ sixth secretary general, died Feb. 16.

    Henry Heimlich, of the anti-choking technique, died Dec. 17.

    Alan Rickman, 69, “Die Hard” and the Harry Potter movies, died Jan. 14.

    Anton Yelchin, young Chekov in the reboot “Star Trek” films, died on June 19.

    Zsa Zsa Gabor, a Hungarian model-turned-Hollywood socialite, died Dec. 18.

    George Michael, former member of Wham!, died on Christmas Day.

    Carrie Fisher, "Star Wars" heroine Princess Leia, died Dec. 27

    Debbie Reynolds, a silver-screen icon — and Fisher's brokenhearted mother — died Dec. 28, one day after her daughter.
     
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    I see David Bowie died twice.
     
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    It should be David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust.
     
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    Certainly quite the depressing list :(
     
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    Lot there I did not know about.
    Thanks for posting Mike.
     
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    It gets worse, I came across 4 more:
    Joey Feek, country western singer, 2 year battle with cervical cancer, died March 4 at 40
    Frank Sintra Jr, cardiac arrest while on tour, died March 16 at 72
    Christina Grimmie, 2014 3rd place winner on The Voice, shot 4 times while signing autographs, died June 10 at 22
    Robert Velline, 60s teen idol Bobby Vee with 6 gold singles, died Oct 24 Alzheimer's disease at 73
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of David Bowie and Major Tom...
     
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    Fictional characters don't count. Anywho add another:
    Barbara Tarbuck, stage and screen actress "Jane Jacks" on General Hospital, died Dec 26
     
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    Add another that I've just been made aware of:
    Alan Young, who played Wilbur Post the owner of the Famous Mr. Ed talking horse, died May 19
     
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    Another: Tyrus Wong, the artist that drew Bambi in the Disney classic. He was 106 years old.
     
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    Thanks Marcel, as an addendum: Tyrus died Dec 30
     
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    Add William Christopher (Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H) to the list.

    He passed away today (31 December) :(
     
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    I can concur with that list Mike had three close members of my family this year all within six months.
     
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    Did you know that William Christopher wasn't always a U.S. Army Chaplain? :lol:

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