Famous People Who Died In 2016

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2016. This list includes people like David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Alan Rickman and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, novelists and presidents who died in 2016. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Italy and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3

 2 Prince

Prince.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: African-American Singer
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 3 David Bowie

David Bowie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 10
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: January 14
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 5 Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27

 6 George Michael

George Michael.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: December 25
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 7 Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Cuba
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26
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 8 Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: December 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan
Died: October 23

 9 Chyna

Chyna.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: April 20
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder.
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Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee
Died: August 29
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 Jayalalitha Jayaram

Jayalalitha Jayaram
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Indian Politician
Birthdate: February 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melukote, India
Died: December 5
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 12 Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: December 20
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 13 Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial Artist
Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: June 6
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 14 Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Dutch Footballer & Manager
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 16 Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marlton, Evesham Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 17 Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westmount
Died: November 7

 18 Tommy Kono

Tommy Kono
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: April 24
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 19 Patty Duke

Patty Duke
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 29
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 20 Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Freelance Writer, Blogger
Birthdate: April 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United States
Died: April 21

 21 Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 11

 22 John Glenn

John Glenn.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Died: December 8
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke
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Famous As: Actor, Songwriter, Composer, Television presenter, Voice actor, Comedian
Birthdate: March 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake
Died: December 13

 24 Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Israel
Birthdate: August 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Poland
Died: September 28

 25 Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: July 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 6
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 26 Nancy Dow

Nancy Dow.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Connecticut, USA
Died: May 25

 27 Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golf Player
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe
Died: September 25

 28 Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr..
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey
Died: March 16

 29 Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: April 6

 30 Jerry Heller

Jerry Heller.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: October 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 2

 31 Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charity Hospital in New York City
Died: November 11
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 32 Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 33 Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 17
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 34 Rob Ford

Rob Ford.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Mayor of Toronto
Birthdate: May 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 22

 35 Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: March 31

 36 Harper Lee

Harper Lee.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville
Died: February 19

 37 Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Floral, Saskatchewan
Died: June 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 Maurice White

Maurice White.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 4

 39 René Angélil

René Angélil
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Record Producers
Birthdate: January 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died: January 14

 40 Afeni Shakur

Afeni Shakur.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: January 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina
Died: May 2

 41 Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transylvania
Died: July 2
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 42 Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Famous As: Former King of Thailand
Birthdate: December 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: October 13
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 43 David Gest

David Gest
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: May 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: April 12
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 44 José Fernández

José Fernández.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara
Died: September 25
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 45 Pete Burns

Pete Burns
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Sunlight
Died: October 23
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 46 Vanity (Singer)

Vanity (Singer).
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 George Kennedy

George Kennedy.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 28
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 48 Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prestwich, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: April 20
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dale, Indiana, United States
Died: November 24

 50 Pratyusha Banerjee

Pratyusha Banerjee
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Died: April 1
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)