Candles and Flower

We can all agree that 2016 has been one helluva year and one we don’t really want to repeat. Even though there’s still a few days left until we ring in 2017, we wanted to take a look back at the lengthy list of celebrities that we lost this year.

JANUARY

4 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager (Cream and the Bee Gees)– age 81

6 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – age 86

7 – Troy Shondell, Singer – age 76

7 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – age 94

9 – Angus Scrimm, Actor – age 89

10 – David Bowie, Musician – age 69

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11 – David Margulies, Actor (Ghostbusters and the Sopranos) – age 78

14 – Alan Rickman, Actor (Harry Potter) – age 69

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14 – René Angélil, Singer/Manager (Celine Dion’s Husband) –  age 73

15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor (Grizzly Adams) – age 74

15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – age 72

18 – Glenn Frey, Singer/Songwriter (The Eagles) – age 67

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26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor (The Godfather) – age 94

28 – Paul Kantner, Singer/Songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) – age 74

28 – Mike Minor, Actor (Petticoat Junction) – age 75

FEBRUARY

2 – Bob Elliott, Comedian – age 92

3 – Maurice White, Musician/Songwriter (Earth, Wind, & Fire) – age 74

3 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor (voice of Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck) – age 63

4 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – age 76

13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice – age 79

15 – George Gaynes, Actor (Police Academy) – age 98

15 – Vanity, Actress/Singer (Vanity 6, Prince’s Girlfriend) – age 57

19 – Harper Lee, Novelist (To Kill a Mockingbird) – age 89

22 – Yolande Fox, Singer (Miss America of 1951) – age 87

22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – age 87

24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – age 69

25 – Tony Burton, Actor (Apollo Creed’s Trainer in Rocky) – age 78

28 – George Kennedy, Actor (Cool Hand Luke) – age 91

29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor (Beverly Hills Cop) – age 84

MARCH

4 – Joey Martin Feek, Country Music Singer/Songwriter (Joey + Rory) – age 40

6 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(1981-1989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94

8 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums – age 90

9 – Robert Horton, Actor (Wagon Train) – age 91

10 – Keith Emerson, Musician/Keyboardist – age 71

13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress (A Clockwork Orange) – age 85

16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer – age 72

17 – Larry Drake, Actor (L.A. Law) – age 66

18 – Joe Santos, Actor (Rockford Files) – age 84

21 – Peter Brown, Actor – age 80

22 – Rob Ford, Politician, Mayor of Toronto – age 46

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22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – age 81

22 – Phife Dawg, Singer (A Tribe Called Quest) – age 45

23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – age 90

23 – Ken Howard, Actor – age 71

24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – age 92

24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – age 66

27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – age 92

28 – James Noble, Actor – age 94

APRIL

6 – Merle Haggard, Singer/Songwriter – age 79

12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – age 90

17 – Doris Roberts, Actress (Everybody Loves Raymond) – age 90

20 – Victoria Wood, English Comedian/Actress – age 62

20 – Chyna, WWE Wrestler – age 46

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21 – Prince, Musician – age 57

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21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – age 74

23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – age 94

24 – Billy Paul, Singer – age 81

MAY

8 – William Schallert, Actor – age 93

12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – age 86

19 – Morley Safer, Journalist for CBS News for 52 years (60 Minutes) – age 84

19 – Alan Young, Actor (Mister Ed) – age 96

24 – Burt Kwouk, Actor (Pink Panther) – age 85

27 – Mike Barnett, Singer (The Lettermen) – age 89

29 – Patty Duke, Singer/Actress (The Miracle Worker) – age 69

JUNE

3 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – age 74

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10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey Player for Detroit Red Wings – age 88

13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor/Circus Performer (Alf) – age 76

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14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – age 87

14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress (The Waltons) – age 83

16 – Jo Cox, British Labour Party Member of Parliament – age 41

17 – Ron Lester, Actor (Billy Bob from Varsity Blues. Also Appears in Good Burger, Not Another Teen Movie) – age 45

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19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor (Star Trek) – age 27

27 – Mack Rice, Songwriter (Mustang Sally) – age 82

28 – Scotty Moore, Guitarist (Elvis Presley) – age 84

28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football Coach – age 85

28 – Pat Summitt, NCAA Basketball Coach – age 64

JULY

2 – Michael Cimino, Writer/Director – age 77

2 – Elie Wiesel, Jewish Writer/Political Activist (Night) – age 87

2 – Teddy Rooney, Actor/Musician – age 66

3 – Noel Neill, Actress (Lois Lane in Superman) – age 95

6 – Danny Smythe, Musician (The Box Tops) – age 67

16 – Bonnie Brown, Musician – age 77

19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor (Happy Days) – age 81

27 – Jerry Doyle, Actor (Babylon 5) – age 60

30 – Gloria DeHaven, Actress/Singer – age 91

AUGUST

2 – David Huddleston, Actor (The Big Lebowski)– age 85

3 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer (Son of Dean Martin) – age 62

6 – Pete Fountain, Jazz Musician – age 86

11 – Glenn Yarbrough, Singer (The Limeliters) – age 86

13 – Michel Richard, Chef/Restaurateur – age 68

13 – Kenny Baker, Actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars)– age 81

14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – age 93

19 – Jack Riley, Actor – age 80

23 – Steven Hill, Actor (Law & Order) – age 94

25 – Jeanne Martin, Model (Dean Martin’s Wife)– age 89

25 – Marvin Kaplan, Actor – age 89

29 – Gene Wilder, Actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) – age 83

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SEPTEMBER

1 – Jon Polito, Actor – age 65

6 – Hugh O’Brian, Actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp) – age 91

9 – James Stacy, Actor – age 79

17 – Charmian Carr, Actress (Sound of Music) – age 73

24 – Bill Nunn, Actor –  age 63

25 – Jean Shepard, Singer/Songwriter – 82

25 – José Fernández, Baseball Player for Miami Marlins – age 24

25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – age 87

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28 – Shimon Peres, Statesman (Israel) – age 93

OCTOBER

21 – Kevin Meaney, Comedian –  age 60

23 – Pete Burns, Singer/Songwriter (Dead or Alive) – age 57

24 – Bobby Vee, Singer – age 73

30 – Tammy Grimes, Stage Actress – age 82

NOVEMBER

3 – Kay Starr, Singer – age 94

7 – Janet Reno, First Female Attorney General of the United States (1993-2001) – age 78

7 – Leonard Cohen, Poet/Songwriter (Hallelujah) – age 82

11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – age 83

13 – Leon Russell, Musician/Songwriter – age 74

14 – Gwen Ifill, Journalist for “Washington Week” and “PBS NewsHour” on PBS – age 61

15 – Holly Dunn, Singer/Songwriter (Daddy’s Hands) – age 59

18 – Sharon Jones, American Soul and Funk Singer – age 60

24 – Florence Henderson, Actress/Singer – (Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch) – age 82

25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba 1959-2008 – age 90

25 – Ron Glass, Actor (Firefly)– age 71

26 – Fritz Weaver, Actor – age 90

28 – Van Williams, Actor – age 82

28 – Jim Delligatti, McDonald’s Franchisee/created The Big Mac – age 98

30 – Keo Woolford, Actor (Hawaii Five-0) – age 49

30 – Grant Tinker, Television Executive/Chairman and CEO of NBC (1981-’86) – age 90

DECEMBER

3 – Don Calfa, Actor (Return of the Living Dead) – age 76

3 – Billy Chapin, Actor – age 72

7 – Greg Lake, Musician – age 69

8 – Joseph Mascolo, Actor (Days of Our Lives)– age 87

8 – John Glenn, WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot. Marine Colonel. NASA Astronaut. Senator from Ohio (1974-99) – age 95

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12 – Jim Lowe, Singer – age 93

13 – Alan Thicke, Actor (Growing Pains)– age 69

14 – Bernard Fox, Actor – age 89

15 – Craig Sager, Sports Reporter – age 65

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18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian Actress and Socialite – age 99

18 – Gordie Tapp, Entertainer (Hee Haw)– age 94

20 – Michèle Morgan, French Actress (Port of Shadows)– age 96

24 – Rick Parfitt, Musician/Songwriter (Status Quo) – age 68

24 – Caroline Aherne, Comedienne/Actress (The Royle Family) – age 52

25 – George Michael, Singer/Songwriter (Wham!)– age 53

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26 – Ricky Harris, Actor (Everybody Hates Chris)– age 54

27 – Carrie Fisher, Actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars)– age 60

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27 – Richard Adams, Author – age 96

28 – Debbie Reynolds, Actress (Singin’ in the Rain) – age 84

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Jacob Ross is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a bachelors degree in Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration. He currently works as the Director of New Media at AroundCampus, spending most of his time surfing the internet and playing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Jacob is a professional foodie, bow tie connoisseur, and amateur photographer. He can out quote you when it comes to any Will Ferrel movie like it's an Olympic sport. He spends the majority of his weekends watching Netflix with his dog, Jolene.

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