Famous People Who Died In 2016

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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.
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 1 
Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)
Muhammad Ali
124
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
107
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21
 3 
Alan Rickman
(Actor and Director)
Alan Rickman
67
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
122
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
73
Birthdate: October 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 6 
George Michael
(English Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the MTV Generation)
George Michael
62
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
39
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 29
 8 
Debbie Reynolds
(One of the Most Popular American Actresses of the 20th Century)
Debbie Reynolds
34
Birthdate: April 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: December 28
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 9 
John Glenn
(Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth)
John Glenn
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Died: December 8
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Christina Grimmie
(American Pop Singer and YouTube Personality)
Christina Grimmie
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Evesham, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10
 11 
Leonard Cohen
(One of the Most Accomplished Canadian Folk-Rock Singer-Songwriters of His Generation)
Leonard Cohen
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westmount, Canada
Died: November 7
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Chyna
(Professional Wrestler Best Known as 'The Most Dominant Female Competitor of All Time')
Chyna
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: April 17
 13 
Harper Lee
(American Author Best Known for Her Novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’)
Harper Lee
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 19
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Glenn Frey
(Singer-songwriter)
Glenn Frey
31
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Johan Cruyff
(One of the Greatest Football Players & One of the Best Managers Ever)
Johan Cruyff
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Zsa Zsa Gabor
(Actress & Socialite)
Zsa Zsa Gabor
17
Birthdate: February 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 18
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 17 
Arnold Palmer
(Golf Player)
Arnold Palmer
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe
Died: September 25
 18 
Patty Duke
(Actress and the-then Youngest Person to Receive an Oscar in a Competitive Category)
Patty Duke
9
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: March 29
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 19 
Zaha Hadid
(Architect)
Zaha Hadid
20
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: March 31
 20 
Doris Roberts
(American Actress Who Had a Long Career Spanning Seven Decades)
Doris Roberts
7
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 17
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 21 
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)
 22 
Nancy Reagan
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Nancy Reagan
18
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)
 23 
José Fernández
(Cuban-American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
José Fernández
20
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
( Author, Holocaust Survivor, Political Activist and Winner of 1986 Nobel Peace Prize)
Elie Wiesel
13
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: July 2
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
Anton Yelchin
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Pavel Chekov' in the 'Star Trek' Reboot Film Series)
Anton Yelchin
24
Birthdate: March 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 19
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Alfredo Bowman
(Honduran Self-Proclaimed Herbalist Healer)
Alfredo Bowman
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honduras
Died: August 6
 27 
Juan Gabriel
(Singer)
Juan Gabriel
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Died: August 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
Robert Vaughn
7
Birthdate: November 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charity Hospital in New York City
Died: November 11
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Vanity (Singer)
(Lead Singer of The Female Trio 'Vanity 6' Known for Their Hit Song "Nasty Girl")
Vanity (Singer)
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Former King of Thailand (1946 - 2016))
Bhumibol Adulyadej
16
Birthdate: December 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 13
 31 
Garry Marshall
(Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director & Producer)
Garry Marshall
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 19
 32 
Florence Henderson
(American actress)
Florence Henderson
7
Birthdate: February 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dale, Indiana, United States
Died: November 24
 33 
Afeni Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Afeni Shakur
15
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 2
 34 
Alan Thicke
(Best Known for Playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s Sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ on ABC)
Alan Thicke
8
Birthdate: March 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Canada
Died: December 13
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Garry Shandling
(Stand-up Comedian)
Garry Shandling
12
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Abe Vigoda
(Best Known for His Role in The Film ‘The Godfather’)
Abe Vigoda
3
Birthdate: February 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 26
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Antonin Scalia
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1986 - 2016))
Antonin Scalia
17
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 13
 38 
Maurice White
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 4
 39 
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)
 40 
Pat Summitt
(American women's college basketball head coach)
Pat Summitt
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Frank Sinatra Jr.
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Son of Actor Frank Sinatra)
Frank Sinatra Jr.
14
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)
 42 
William Christopher
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Role in TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
William Christopher
3
Birthdate: October 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Kimbo Slice
(Bahamian-American Mixed Martial Artist)
Kimbo Slice
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: June 6
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Nancy Dow
(American Actress and Mother of Actress Jennifer Aniston)
Nancy Dow
6
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25
 45 
Umberto Eco
(Medievalist, Philosopher and Author of 'The Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum')
Umberto Eco
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alessandria, Italy
Died: February 19
 46 
Gordie Howe
(Ice hockey player)
Gordie Howe
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: June 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Leon Russell
(Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist)
Leon Russell
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lawton
Died: November 13
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Ron Glass
(Actor)
Ron Glass
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA
Died: November 25
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)
Fidel Castro
103
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26
 50 
Greg Lake
(Former Singer-songwriter who gained prominence as a founding member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP))
Greg Lake
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 7
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)