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2016 Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the 2016 Memorial Site.

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Prince Rogers Nelson, the musical superstar known better simply as Prince, died April 21. He was 57. One of the best-selling musicians of all time, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Prince won seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Songs including “When Doves Cry,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “Kiss” soared to popularity and became pop-culture staples, widely known by fans of all genres of music. His broad appeal was due in part to the eclectic combinations of...
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Joey Feek, a member of the hit country and bluegrass duo Joey + Rory who shared her cancer fight via social media, lost her fight with the disease on March 4, 2016. She was 40. Feek started Joey + Rory along with her husband, Rory Feek. The duo received their first national attention in 2008, when they were third-place finalists on the CMT reality show "Can You Duet." They went on to outperform the acts that came in first and second place, with their debut single, 2008's "Cheater,...
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René Angélil, the husband and former manager of singer Celine Dion, has died from cancer at the age of 73. A singer himself, Angélil was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Montreal, Quebec. As a young man in the 1960s, he co-founded a singing group, the Baronets, with friends, offering French-language covers of popular songs. Later, he turned to talent management, with pre-Dion clients including Rene Simard and Ginette Remo. He met his future wife in 1980, when Dion, who was 12 at the time,...
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Glenn Frey Obituary (AP News)

Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of...

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Maurice White Obituary (AP News)

Maurice White, the founder and leader of the...

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Muhammad Ali Obituary (AP News)

Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxing champion...

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Merle Haggard Obituary (AP News)

Country giant Merle Haggard, the influential...

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Angela Raiola Obituary (AP News)

Angela Raiola, the colorful bar owner and star of...

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John Schnabel Obituary (AP News)

John Schnabel, an Alaskan gold miner and family...

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Thomas Ford Obituary (AP News)

Thomas Mikal Ford, a star of TV's "Martin" and...

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Patty Duke Obituary (AP News)

Patty Duke, the actress who won an Academy Award...

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