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
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)

Muhammad Ali
86
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 2 
Prince
(Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist)

Prince
79
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21

 3 

Alan Rickman
45
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: January 14
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)

David Bowie
86
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 10

 5 
Carrie Fisher
( Famous for Playing Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' Films)

Carrie Fisher
48
Birthdate: October 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 6 
George Michael
(Singer-Songwriter)

George Michael
52
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: December 25
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 7 
Gene Wilder
(Actor, Comedian)

Gene Wilder
28
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 29
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 8 

Debbie Reynolds
25
Birthdate: April 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: December 28
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 9 
Christina Grimmie
(YouTube Singer)

Christina Grimmie
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Evesham, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10

 10 
John Glenn
(Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth)

John Glenn
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Died: December 8
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 
Leonard Cohen
(Singer-songwriter)

Leonard Cohen
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westmount, Canada
Died: November 7

 12 
Chyna
(Professional Wrestler)

Chyna
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: April 17

 13 
Harper Lee
(Novelist)

Harper Lee
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 19

 14 
Glenn Frey
(Singer-songwriter)

Glenn Frey
19
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 
Johan Cruyff
(Football player)

Johan Cruyff
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 
Zaha Hadid
(Architect)

Zaha Hadid
12
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: March 31

 17 

Anton Yelchin
14
Birthdate: March 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 19
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 18 
Arnold Palmer
(Golf Player)

Arnold Palmer
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe
Died: September 25

 19 
Merle Haggard
(Country Singer & Leader of the Band ‘The Strangers’)

Merle Haggard
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: April 6
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 
Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)

Fidel Castro
67
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26

 21 
Doris Roberts
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Marie Barone’ on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’)

Doris Roberts
3
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 17
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 22 
Zsa Zsa Gabor
(Socialite, Actress)

Zsa Zsa Gabor
14
Birthdate: February 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 18

 23 
José Fernández
(Baseball player)

José Fernández
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: September 25
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 24 
Elie Wiesel
(Writer)

Elie Wiesel
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: July 2
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 25 
Patty Duke
(Actress and the-then Youngest Person to Receive an Oscar in a Competitive Category)

Patty Duke
6
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: March 29
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 26 
Nancy Reagan
(Former First Lady of the United States)

Nancy Reagan
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
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)

 27 
Alfredo Bowman
(Herbalist)

Alfredo Bowman
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honduras
Died: August 6

 28 
Vanity (Singer)
(Lead Singer of The Female Trio 'Vanity 6' Known for Their Hit Song "Nasty Girl")

Vanity (Singer)
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 29 
Juan Gabriel
(Singer)

Juan Gabriel
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Died: August 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 30 
Afeni Shakur
(Activist)

Afeni Shakur
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 2

 31 
Alan Thicke
(Best Known for Playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s Sitcom 'Growing Pains')

Alan Thicke
4
Birthdate: March 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 13

 32 
Florence Henderson
(American actress)

Florence Henderson
6
Birthdate: February 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dale, Indiana, United States
Died: November 24

 33 

Robert Vaughn
4
Birthdate: November 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charity Hospital in New York City
Died: November 11
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 
Pat Summitt
(American women's college basketball head coach)

Pat Summitt
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 35 
Abe Vigoda
(Actor)

Abe Vigoda
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 26
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 
Antonin Scalia
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1986-2016))

Antonin Scalia
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 13

 37 

George Kennedy
4
Birthdate: February 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 28
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 38 
Kimbo Slice
(Mixed martial Artist)

Kimbo Slice
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: June 6
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 

Maurice White
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 4

 40 
Garry Marshall
(Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director & Producer)

Garry Marshall
3
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 19

 41 
Bhumibol Adulyadej
(King of Thailand (1946-2016))

Bhumibol Adulyadej
13
Birthdate: December 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 13

 42 
Garry Shandling
(Stand-up Comedian)

Garry Shandling
8
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 
Abdul Sattar Edhi
(Humanitarian)

Abdul Sattar Edhi
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bantva, Gujarat, India
Died: July 8

 44 

William Christopher
2
Birthdate: October 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31

 45 
Umberto Eco
(Medievalist, Philosopher and Author of 'The Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum')

Umberto Eco
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alessandria, Italy
Died: February 19

 46 
Nancy Dow
(Actress)

Nancy Dow
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25

 47 
Leon Russell
(Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist)

Leon Russell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lawton
Died: November 13
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 48 
Gordie Howe
(Ice hockey player)

Gordie Howe
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: June 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 
Caroline Aherne
(Actress Best Known for Her Performance as ‘Mrs Merton’ in the Mock Talk Show ‘The Mrs Merton Show’)

Caroline Aherne
2
Birthdate: December 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: July 2
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 50 

Frank Sinatra Jr.
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 16
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)