Memorial

Gone But Not Forgotten in 2016

It felt like a record number of familiar voices and faces from radio, movies, television, sports - beloved by baby boomers and seniors - passed away in 2016. Below, Merle Haggard, William Christopher (Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H), and Debbie Reynolds all passed away in 2016.

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In order of their passing, here are some celebrity deaths in 2016 that you may have missed:

Pat Harrington Jr., Emmy Award-winning American actor on stage and TV (One Day at a Time) voice actor, and octogenarian senior citizen (born August 13, 1929 - died January 6, 2016; age 86). Cause of death stroke after a fall; Pat Harrington also had Alzheimer's Disease

david bowie 1974, younger, british singer, english rock singer, died january 10 2016, celebrity deathDavid Bowie, androgynous British actor, rock singer-songwriter (Let's Dance, Space Oddity, Starman, The Jean Genie, Changes; Life on Mars?; Rebel Rebel; Under Pressure, Dancing in the Street), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and senior citizen (born January 8, 1947 - died January 10, 2016; age 69). Cause of death for David Bowie was liver cancer. (David Bowie 1974 Photo: Beeld En Geluid Wiki | Wikimedia CC 3.0)

Alan Rickman, English actor (Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Galaxy Quest, Truly Madly Deeply, Quigley Down Under, Die Hard, Harry Potter movies) and senior citizen (born February 21, 1946 - died January 14, 2016; age 69). Cause of death for Alan Rickman was pancreatic cancer. 

Dan Haggerty, American actor (The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, Grizzly Mountain, Escape to Grizzly Mountain, Puss in Boots, King of the Mountain, Condominium) and septuagenarian senior citizen (born November 19, 1942 - died January 15, 2016; age 73). Cause of death for Dan Haggerty was spinal cancer. 

Glenn Frey, American musician, solo singer-songwriter (The Heat is On), guitarist with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group the Eagles (Take it Easy), and senior citizen (born November 6, 1948 - died January 18, 2016; age 67). Glen Frey was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis around 2000 and died from complications from it, as well as acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, after undergoing gastrointestinal tract surgery. 

Abe Vigoda, American comedian and actor in the movies (The Godfather) and TV (Barney Miller, Fish, Dark Shadows, Santa Barbara, As the World Turns), and nonagenarian senior citizen (born February 24, 1921 - died January 26, 2016; age 94). Abe Vigoda died of natural causes.

Paul Kantner, musician, songwriter, and singer (Somebody to Love, White Rabbit) for Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, and septuagenarian senior citizen (born March 17, 1941 - died January 28, 2016). Cause of death was multiple organ failure and septic shock; Paul Kantner had suffered a heart attack a few days before his death. 

Maurice White, Grammy Award-winning American music producer, musician, singer-songwriter for Earth, Wind & Fire (Shining Star, September), member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and septuagenarian senior citizen (born December 19, 1941 – died February 4, 2016; age 74). Cause of death for Maurice White was from the effects of Parkinson's Disease, which he had been diagnosed with in the late 1980's. 

Harper Leeharper lee 2007, nelle harper lee, american author, novelist, to kill a mockingbird, 1951 pulitzer prize, go set a watchman,  baby boomer readers, seniors, octogenarian, senior citizen, atticus finch, friend truman capote, friend gregory peck, harper lee dead, died february 19 2016 , American novelist (To Kill A Mockingbird; Go Set a Watchman) and octogenarian senior citizen (born April 28, 1926 - died February 19, 2016; age 89). No cause of death given; Harper Lee had a stroke in 2007. Harper Lee with Gregory Peck. (Harper Lee 2007 Photo: Eric Draper / White House | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher, professor, and author (The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, Numero Zero; The Prague Cemetery) and octogenarian senior citizen (born January 5, 1932 - died February 19, 2016; age 84). Cause of death for Umberto Eco was pancreatic cancer.

George Kennedy, Academy Award-winning American actor in movies (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Naked Gun movies) and TV (The Blue Knight, Dallas) (born February 18, 1925 - died February 28, 2016; age 91). Cause of death for George Kennedy was a heart ailment; he had a history of heart disease.

Pat Conroy, American author (The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini) and septuagenarian senior citizen (born October 25, 1945 - died March 4, 2016; age 70). Cause of death not given, but Pat Conroy had said the month before he died that he was being treated for pancreatic cancer.

nancy reagan 1983, nee anne frances robbins, stage name nancy davis, married ronald reagan, american actress, 1940s movies, the doctor and the girl, east side west side, 1950s movies, shadow on the wall, the next voice you year, night into morning, talk about a stranger, shadow in the sky, donovans brain, hellcats of the navy, crash landing, retired from acting, first lady, presidents wife, nonagenarian, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, july 6 birthday, born july 6 1921, died march 6 2016, celebrity deaths Nancy Reagan, nee Anne Robbins, American actress on TV and films (East Side, West Side; Hellcats of the Navy) and former First Lady and wife of President Ronald Reagan (born July 6, 1921 - died March 6, 2016; age 94). Cause of death for Nancy Reagan was congestive heart failure. (Nancy Reagan Photo: Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain)

George Martin, Academy and Grammy Award-winning English composer and record producer for The Beatles (Love Me Do, Please Please Me) and nonagenarian senior citizen (born January 3, 1926 - died March 8, 2016; age 90). Cause of death for George Martin was unknown.

Robert Horton, American actor (Wagon Train, A Man Called Shenandoah) and nonagenarian senior citizen (born July 29, 1924 - died March 9, 2016; age 91). Cause of death for Robert Horton was natural causes after a fall in November 2015. 

frank sinatra jr 1969, american singer, crooner, actor in movies, a man called adam, frank sinatras son, nancy sinatras brother, senior citizens, baby boomers, kidnapped in 1963, tina sinatras brother, frank sinatra jr dead, born january 10 1944, died march 16 2016Frank Sinatra Jr., American actor (A Man Called Adam), crooner, and kidnapped son of Frank Sinatra (born January 10, 1944 - died March 16, 2016; age 72). Cause of death for Frank Sinatra Jr. was cardiac arrest. (Frank Sinatra Jr. 1969 Photo: CBS Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

Joe Santos, American actor in movies (The Panic In Needle Park, The Blue Knight) and TV (The Rockford Files, Hardcastle and McCormick, The Sopranos), and octogenarian senior citizen (born June 9, 1931 - died March 18, 2016; age 84). Cause of death for Joe Santos was a heart attack. 

Peter Brown, American actor (Lawman, Laredo, Kitten With A Whip, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live), and octogenarian senior citizen (born October 5, 1935 - died March 21, 2016; age 80). Cause of death for Peter Brown was complications from Parkinson's Disease. 

Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow, Crossing Jordan, The Net, Clear and Present Danger, The Colbys) and Former President of the Screen Actors Guild (born March 28, 1944 - died March 23, 2016; age 71). Cause of death not given; before his death Ken Howard had been hospitalized with shingles, and was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2007. 

Joe Garagiola Sr., American MLB catcher (St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, New York Giants), The Today Show panelist,  and nonagenarian senior citizen (born February 12, 1926 - died March 23, 2016; age 90). Cause of death for Joe Garagiola Sr. not stated.

Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, Emmy Award-winning writer, and producer (It's Garry Shandling's Show; The Larry Sanders Show) and senior citizen (born November 29, 1949 - died March 24, 2016; age 66). Cause of death for Garry Shandling was a blood clot in his lungs, following DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in his legs.

James Noble, American actor (The Brighter Day, As The World Turns, The Doctors, Benson) and nonagenarian senior citizen born March 5, 1922 - died March 28, 2016; age 94). Cause of death for James Noble was unstated, coming a week after a stroke. 

Patty Duke, American actress (The Patty Duke Show, The Miracle Worker) and senior citizen (born December 14, 1946 - died March 29, 2016; age 69). Cause of death for Patty Duke was sepsis from a ruptured intestine; Patty Duke had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (then called manic depression) in 1982. 

Ronnie Corbett, Scottish comedian, writer, broadcaster, and actor (No Sex Please, We're British; The Two Ronnies; Sorry!), octogenarian senior citizen (born December 4, 1930 - died March 31, 2016; age 85). Cause of death for Ronnie Corbett was not stated; Corbett had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2015. 

don francks, actor, musician, composer, canadian, senior citizen, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, february 28 birthday, born feb 28 1932, died april 3 2016, celebrity deathsDon Francks, Canadian jazz musician, composer, singer, and actor on stage, television (R.C.M.P.; Jericho; MisteRogers, La Femme Nikita), movies (Finian's Rainbow, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Riel), voice actor (Star Wars: Droids, The Care Bears Family, This Land, Inspector Gadget) and octogenarian senior (born Feb. 28, 1932 - died Apr. 3, 2016; age 84). Don Francks died from lung cancer. (Don Francks 1968 Finian's Rainbow Screenshot)

Merle Haggard, American country music musician, singer-songwriter (If We Make it Through December, Okie from Muskogee, Mama Tried) and septuagenarian senior citizen (born April 6, 1937, died April 6, 2016; age 79). Cause of death for Merle Haggard was complications from pneumonia

Doris Roberts, American author, philanthropist, actress on TV (Remington Steele, Everybody Loves Raymond) and movies (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three; Ruby and Oswald), and nonagenarian senior citizen (born November 4, 1925 - died April 17, 2016; age 90). Cause of death for Doris Roberts was stroke, after suffering from hypertension for many years. 

Prince, Academy Award (Purple Rain) and Grammy Award-winning American musician, singer-songwriter (1999, Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Raspberry Beret, Let's Go Crazy, Kiss, Sign o' the Times, Batdance, Cream), and record producer (born June 7, 1958 - died April 21, 2016; age 57). Cause of death for Prince was an accidental fentanyl (opioid) overdose. (Photo: Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Madeleine Sherwood, blacklisted Canadian actress on stage, TV (The Flying Nun, The Secret Storm, One Life to Life), and movies (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Teachers, Hurry Sundown, Sweet Bird of Youth) and nonagenarian senior citizen (born November 13, 1922 - died April 23, 2016; age 93). Cause of death for Madeleine Sherwood was not stated.

william schallert 1960, american character actor, 1940s movie extra, 1940s movies, 1950s movies, the man from planet x, rose of cimarron, captive women, flat top, sword of venus, riot in cell block 11, the high and the mighty, smoke signal, top of the world, gunslinger, written on the wind, the incredible shrinking man, the girl in the kremlin, the story of mankind, man in the shadow, the tarnished angels, cry terror, pillow talk, 1950s television series, recurring character actor, commando cody sky marshal of the universe, ted richards, hey jeannie, herbert, the adventures of jim bowie, justinian tebbs, teeters hill, the george burns and gracie allen show, steve canyon, major karl richmond, philip marlowe, lt manny harris, the rifleman, zane grey theater, the many loves of dobie gillis, mr leander pomfritt, 1960s television shows, death valley days, have gun will travel, rawhide, the patty duke show, martin lane, the wild wild west, get smart, admiral hargrade, gunsmoke, 1960s movies, lonely are the brave, paradise alley, in the heat of the night, hour of the gun, will penny, elvis presley movies, speedway, sam whiskey, the computer wore tennis shoes, 1970s movies, the strongest man in the world, 1970s tv series, the nancy walker show, teddy futterman, the hardy boys nancy drew mysteries, carson drew, voice actor, dinky dog, 1970s television miniseries, little women, ike the war years, blind ambition, 1980s tv shows, the waltons, stanley perkins, st elsewhere, dr olan standley, the new gidget, russell lawrence, 1980s movies, gremlins, teachers, innerspace, made for television movies, north and south book ii, war and remembrance, 1990s television, santa barbara, roger wainwright, the torkelsons, wesley hodges, dream on, judiths father, 1990s movies, house party 2, 2000s tv shows, guest actor, true blood, mayor norris, bag of bones, nonagenarian, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, july 6 birthday, born july 6 1922, died may 8 2016, celebrity deathsWilliam Schallert, American actor with over 350 film credits in the movies (Pillow Talk, In the Heat of the Night, Matinee) and TV (The Patty Duke Show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The New Gidget, The Torkelsons, Santa Barbara), and nonagenarian senior citizen (born July 6 1922 - died May 8, 2016; age 93). William Schallert said he had peripheral neuropathy in 2014. (William Schallert 1960 Photo: CBS Television | Wikimedia Commons PD)

Morley Safer, Canadian-born broadcast news journalist for CBS (60 Minutes) and octogenarian senior citizen (born November 8, 1931 - died May 19, 2016; age 84). Cause of death for Morley Safer was pneumonia. 

Muhammad Alimuhammad ali 1965, nee cassius clay, professional boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion, 1960 olympic light heavyweight gold medal, died june 3 2016, muhammad ali dead, memorial, 2016 celebrity deaths, American Olympic light heavyweight and professional World Heavyweight champion, civil rights activist nee Cassius Clay, and septuagenarian senior citizen (born January 17. 1942 - died June 3, 2016; age 74). Cause of death septic shock; Muhammad Ali had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1984 and was hospitalized with a respiratory illness when he died. (Muhammad Ali 1965 What's My Line Screenshot)

gordie howe 2015, canadian hockey player, nhl hockey player, mvp, detroit red wings player, hockey hall of famer, died june 10 2016, gordie howe dead, father mark howe, father marty howe, grandfather, strokeGordie Howe, Canadian NHL hockey player for 26 seasons and octogenarian senior citizen (born March 31, 1928 - died June 10, 2016; age 88). Gordie Howe had a major stroke in 2014 and suffered from dementia since 2012. (Gordie Howe 2015 Photo: Rana Vig | Flickr Some rights reserved)

John McMartin, American actor on stage, TV (Falcon Crest), and movies (Sweet Charity, All the President's Men, Legal Eagles), and octogenarian senior citizen (born August 21, 1929 - died July 6, 2016; age 86). Cause of death for John McMartin was cancer. 

Garry Marshall, American comedian, actor (Soapdish, Murphy Brown) writer, director & producer (The Flamingo Kid, Pretty Woman, Laverne and Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, Angie, The  Odd Couple), and octogenarian senior citizen (born November 13, 1934 - died July 19, 2016; age 81). Cause of death for Garry Marshall was complications from pneumonia following a stroke.

Gloria DeHaven, American nightclub singer and actress in movies (Step Lively, Two Girls and a Sailor, Summer Holiday, Out to Sea, Summer Stock, Three Little Words, Thousands Cheer), the Broadway stage, and television (Ryan's Hope; Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; Who is the Black Dahlia?). Gloria DeHaven died of natural causes.

Barry Jenner, American actor (Somerset, Another World, Knots Landing, Dallas, Family Matters, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and septuagenarian senior citizen (born January 14, 1941 - died August 8, 2016; age 75). Cause of death for Barry Jenner was acute myeloid leukemia.

Kenny Baker, diminutive English actor (The Elephant Man; Labyrinth, Mona Lisa, Amadeus, The Elephant Man, R2-D2 in Star Wars movies) and octogenarian senior citizen (born August 24, 1934 - died August 13, 2016; age 81). Cause of death for Kenny Baker was unknown. 

Arthur Hiller, Canadian-born TV and film director (Miracle of the White Stallions, Love Story, Plaza Suite, Silver Streak, Outrageous Fortune) and nonagenarian senior citizen (born November 22, 1923 - died August 17, 2016; age 92). Cause of death for Arthur Hiller was natural causes.

Steven Hill, American actor in films and TV (Mission: Impossible, Law & Order) and nonagenarian senior citizen (born February 24, 1922 - died August 23, 2016; age 94). Cause of death for Steven Hill was cancer.

gene wilder 2008, american comedian, actor, 1970s movies, 1980s movies, young frankenstein, silver streak, the woman in red, willy wonka and the chocolate factory, born june 11 1933, died august 29 2016, octogenarian, senior citizen, gene wilder deadGene Wilder, American author, screenwriter, comedian, actor (Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, The Woman in Red), and octogenarian senior citizen (born June 11, 1933 - died August 29, 2016; age 83). Cause of death for Gene Wilder was complications from Alzheimer's Disease. (Gene Wilder 2008 Photo: Steve | Flickr Some rights reserved)

Hugh O'Brian, American philanthropist (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation), actor on TV (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Search) and movies (Ten Little Indians, Come Fly With Me, The Shootist), and nonagenarian senior citizen born April 19, 1925 - died September 5, 2016; age 91). Cause of death for Hugh O'Brian has not been stated.

James Stacy, American actor in films (Summer Magic) and TV (The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Lancer, Wiseguy, ), and septuagenarian senior citizen (born December 23, 1936 – died September 9, 2016; age 79). Cause of death for James Stacy was an allergic reaction to medication. 

Charmaine Carr, American singer, actress (The Sound of Music), and septuagenarian senior citizen (born December 27, 1942 - died September 17, 2016; age 73). Cause of death for Charmaine Carr was complications from dementia. 

Arnold Palmer, American pilot, PGA golfer, 4-time Masters Golf Tournament winner, and octogenarian senior citizen (born September 10, 1929 - died September 27, 2016; age 87). Cause of death for Arnold Palmer was complications from heart disease. (Photo: Pinterest)

Agnes Nixon, Daytime Emmy Award-winning American TV soap opera creator and producer (One Life to Live, All My Children, Loving), writer (As the World Turns, Search for Tomorrow, Guiding Light, Another World), and nonagenarian senior citizen (born December 10, 1922 - died September 28, 2016; age 93). Cause of death for Agnex Nixon was pneumonia resulting from Parkinson's Disease.

Don Marshall, American actor (Land of the Giants, Daktari, Julia, Capitol) and producer of documentaries and commercials, and octogenarian senior citizen (born May 2, 1936 - died October 30, 2016; age 80). Cause of death for Don Marshall is unknown. 

Leonard Cohenleonard cohen 2008, canadian singer songwriter, hit songs, hallelujah, suzanneolder, senior citizen, born september 21 1934, died november 7 2016, celebrity death, leonard cohen dead, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (Hallelujah, Suzanne) and octogenarian senior citizen (born September 21, 1934 - died November 7, 2016; age 82). Cause of death for Leonard Cohen was a fall, with cancer a contributing factor. (Leonard Cohen 2008 Photo: Rama | Wikimedia CC 2.0)

robert vaughn 1961, english actor, 1960s television series, 1960s tv shows, the man from uncle, 1950s movies, 1960s movies, the young philadelphians, the magnificent seven, hustle, escape to witch mountain, centennial, the protectors, octogenarian, senior citizen, celebrity death, born november 22 1932, died november 11 2016, robert vaughn deadRobert Vaughn, English actor (The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Young Philadelphians, The Magnificent Seven, Hustle, Escape to Witch Mountain, Centennial, The Protectors, The A-Team, The Big Show), and octogenarian senior citizen (born November 22, 1932 - died November 11, 2016; age 83). Cause of death for Robert Vaughn was acute leukemia. (Robert Vaughn 1961 Thriller Screenshot: Series in Public Domain

Florence Henderson, American singer, dancer, actress (The Brady Bunch, The Florence Henderson Show) and octogenarian senior citizen (born February 14, 1934 - died November 24, 2016; age 82). Cause of death for Florence Henderson was heart failure.

ron glass 1977, american actor, african american, black actors, 1970s television series, 1970s sitcoms, barney miller, detective ron harris, 1980s tv shows, the new odd couple, felix unger, amen, jason lockwood, 1980s movies, deep space, 1990s television shows, rhythm and blues, don phillips, mr rhodes, roland felcher, teen angel, gods cousin rod, 1990s movies, houseguest, its my party, back in business, voice actor, animated tv series, rugrats, voice of randy carmichael, all grown up tv show, 2000s television shows, firefly, shepherd derrial book, septuagenarian, senior citizen, born july 10 1945, died november 25 2016, celebrity deathsRon Glass, American actor on TV (Barney Miller, The New Odd Couple; Teen Angel; Firefly, Rhythm & Blues) movies (Serenity), voice actor (Rugrats) and septuagenarian senior citizen (born July 10, 1945 - died November 25, 2016; age 71). Cause of death for Ron Glass was respiratory failure. (Ron Glass 1977 Barney Miller Photo: ABC TV | Wikimedia PD)

Fritz Weaver

Tony Award-winning American actor on stage, TV and movies (Marathon Man, Black Sunday, The Thomas Crown Affair), and nonagenarian senior citizen (born January 19, 1926 - died November 26, 2016; age 90). Cause of death for Fritz Weaver is unknown. 

Van Williams, American actor (Bourbon Street Beat, Surfside 6, The Green Hornet, How the West Was Won, The Red Hand Gang, The Caretakers, The Tycoon) and octogenarian senior citizen (born February 27, 1934 - died November 28, 2016; age 82). Cause of death for Van Williams was renal failure. 

Don Calfa, American actor on TV and movies (Weekend at Bernie's, The Return of the Living Dead, Cinderella Liberty, Foul Play, 10, The Rose), and septuagenarian senior citizen (born December 3, 1939 - died December 1, 2016; age 76). Don Calfa died of natural causes. 

John Glennjohn glenn 1998, american astronaut, first man on the moon, marine corps fighter pilot, united states senator, retired, senior citizen, first american to orbit the earth,, American pilot, astronaut, politician (born July 18, 1921 - died December 8, 2016; age 95), and nonagenarian senior citizen. Cause of death not given; John Glenn had been hospitalized with various illnesses the week before his death. (John Glenn 1998 Photo: NASA | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Growing Pains, The Bold and the Beautiful, Hope & Gloria), talk and game show host (Pictionary, Fernwood 2 Night, The Alan Thicke Show), and senior citizen (born March 1, 1947 - died December 13, 2016; age 69). Cause of death for Alan Thicke was aortic dissection. 

Bernard Fox, Welsh actor on TV (Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes, Andy Griffith Show) and movies (Munster, Go Home!, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Mummy), and octogenarian senior citizen (born May 11, 1927 - died December 14, 2016; age 89). Cause of death for Bernard Fox was heart failure.

zsa zsa gabor 1959, nee sari gabor, hungarian american actress, born in budapest hungary, born february 6 1917, older sister eva gabor, jolie gabor, daughter constance francesca hilton, marriages, divorces, husbands, affairs, burhan belge, turkey, kemal ataturk, conrad hilton, sr, nicky hilton, conrad hilton jr, george sanders, porfirio rubirosa, ramfis trujillo, herbert hutner, joshua s cosden jr, jack ryan, michael o'hara, magda gabor, felipe de alba, frederic prinz von anhalt, hans georg robert lichtenberg, health problems, stroke, blocked artery, hip replacement, leg amputation, lung infection, feeding tube, nonagenarian, senior citizen, died december 18 2016, zsa zsa gabor deadZsa Zsa Gabor, much-married Hungarian actress in movies (The Story of Three Loves, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Naked Truth; Up the Front; Boy's Night Out), TV (Ninotchka), and nonagenarian senior citizen (born February 6, 1917 - died December 18, 2016; age 99). Cause of death for Zsa Zsa Gabor was heart attack. (Photo: Rogers & Cowan | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

George Michael, Greek-English singer (Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Last Christmas, Careless Whisper, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), I Want Your Sex, Somebody to Love) (born June 25, 1963 - died December 25, 2016; age 53). Cause of death for George Michael was inconclusive. 

Carrie Fishercarrie fisher 2009, american actress, screenwriter, author, 1970s movies, princess leia, star trek, postcards from the edge, debbie reynolds daughter, born october 1 1956, died december 27 2016, celebrity death, carrie fisher dead, American born actress (Star Wars movies, When Harry Met Sally, Soapdish, The 'Burbs, The Man With One Red Shoe), author, voice actress (Family Guy), and screenwriter (These Old Broads, Postcards from the Edge)  (born October 1, 1956 - died December 27, 2016; age 60). Carrie Fisher died of cardiac arrest. (Carrie Fisher 2009 Photo: matt klein | Wikimedia Commons 2.0)

debbie reynolds 1987, american singer, actress, 1950s movies, 1960s movies, 1970s movies, singing in the rain, tammy and the bachelor, the unsinkable molly brown, susan slept here, the tender trap, married eddie fisher, divorced, daughter carrie fisher, born april 1 1932, died december 28 2016, octogenarian, senior citizen, celebrity deaths, debbie reynolds deadDebbie Reynolds, American dancer-singer-actress in movies (Singin' in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Susan Slept Here, The Tender Trap), TV (Will & Grace), voice actress (Rugrats) and octogenarian senior citizen (born April 1, 1932 - died December 28, 2016; age 84). Cause of death for Debbie Reynolds is undetermined, stroke is suspected. (Debbie Reynolds 1987 Photo: Allan warren | Wikimedia PD

William Christopher, American actor on stage and television (Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H, After MASH, Days of Our Lives, Gomer Pyle: USMC), and movies (Hearts of the West) philanthropist supporting autism causes, and octogenarian senior citizen (born October 20, 1932 - died December 31, 2016; age 84). Cause of death for William Christopher was small-cell lung cancer

Regretfully, in 2016 we have had to say farewell and a final goodbye to all of these celebrity entertainers. They will be missed.  

Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family (complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions), keeps her busy.

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