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
37
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 2 George Michael

George Michael
24
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)

 3 Jayalalitha Jayaram

Jayalalitha Jayaram
26
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)

 4 David Bowie

David Bowie
52
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 10

 5 Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman
19
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: January 14
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 Will Smith

Will Smith
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 9
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 7 Prince

Prince
33
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21
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 8 Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher
22
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 9 Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro
34
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Cuba
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26

 10 Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds
10
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: December 28
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 11 Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder
15
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 29

 12 Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan
6
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)

 13 Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 19
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 14 Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
10
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westmount
Died: November 7

 15 Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Evesham, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10

 16 Patty Duke

Patty Duke
3
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)

 17 Chyna

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

 18 Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Michael Massee

Michael Massee
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri
Died: October 20
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor
7
Famous As: Socialite, Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 18

 21 Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey
10
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 George Martin

George Martin
5
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record Producer, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: January 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: March 8

 23 Frank Sinatra Jr.

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

 24 Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice
3
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)

 25 Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette
9
Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 11

 26 Jo Cox

Jo Cox
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batley, West Yorshire, England, UK
Died: June 16

 27 Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke
0
Famous As: Film actor, Composer
Birthdate: March 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 13

 28 Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 17
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 29 Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid
4
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: March 31

 30 John Glenn

John Glenn
2
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)

 31 Caroline Aherne

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

 32 Garry Marshall

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

 33 Ricci Martin

Ricci Martin
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: August 3

 34 René Angélil

René Angélil
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Record Producers
Birthdate: January 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died: January 14

 35 Harper Lee

Harper Lee
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville
Died: February 19

 36 Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: April 6

 37 Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: April 21

 38 Nancy Dow

Nancy Dow
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25

 39 Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson
4
Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dale, Indiana, United States
Died: November 24

 40 Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan
0
Famous As: Radio and Television broadcaster
Birthdate: August 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 31

 41 Pete Burns

Pete Burns
3
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)

 42 Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bhumibol Adulyadej
7
Famous As: King of Thailand (1946-2016)
Birthdate: December 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 13

 43 Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn
2
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)

 44 Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood
1
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)

 45 Greg Lake

Greg Lake
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parkstone
Died: December 7

 46 Charmian Carr

Charmian Carr
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: September 17
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 47 Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling
4
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 George Kennedy

George Kennedy
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 28
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 49 Vanity (Singer)

Vanity (Singer)
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 50 Vesna Vulović

Vesna Vulović
2
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Flight attendant
Birthdate: January 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: December 23