2016 Celebrity Deaths

Join us as we remember celebrities who died in 2016. 
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Celebrity Deaths

Monday | 12.5.2016

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Peng Chang-kuei

By: Legacy.com Staff

Peng Chang-kuei, the Chinese chef credited with creating General Tso’s Chicken, has died in Taiwan, according to multiple news sources. He was 98

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Sammy Lee (1920 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Sammy Lee (AP Photo / Preston Stroup)

Sammy Lee, two-time Olympic diving champion, died Friday, December 2, 2016 of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, according to The Associated Press

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Andrew Sachs (1930 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Andrew Sachs (Photoshot / Getty Images)

Andrew Sachs, the British actor best known for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in “Fawlty Towers,” died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, according to multiple news s

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Alice Drummond (1928 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Alice Drummond (Jim Spellman / Getty Images)

Alice Drummond, the character actress who was featured as the librarian in “Ghostbusters,” died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 according to multiple news sources

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Don Calfa (1939 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Don Calfa, a prolific character actor who appeared in “Weekend at Bernie’s,” died Thursday, December 1, 2016, of natural causes in Palm Springs, California, acc

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Ron Glass (1945 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Ron Glass (Jon Kopaloff / WireImage)

Ron Glass, the actor best known for his work on “Barney Miller” and “Firefly,” died Friday, November 26, according to Variety. He was 71

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Collin Rose

By: Legacy.com Staff

Collin Rose (Image via Twitter)

Collin Rose, a Wayne State University campus police officer, has died from a gunshot wound he sustained on Tuesday night at the age of 29

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Sharon Jones (1956 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Sharon Jones (Jordi Vidal / Getty Images)

Sharon Jones, the soul and funk singer who fronted Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, died Friday, November 18, 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, acco

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Willard Smith Sr.

By: Legacy.com Staff

Willard Smith Sr. (Getty)

Will Smith Sr., the father of actor Will Smith, died Nov. 7, according to his son's ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher. Willard Carroll Smith Sr

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Keo Woolford (1967 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Keo Woolford (Getty)

Keo Woolford, an actor who had a recurring role on the reboot of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, according to multiple news sources

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Ralph Branca (1926 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Ralph Branca (Getty)

Ralph Branca, the beloved three-time All-Star pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers who gave up a home run known as the Shot Heard 'Round the World, died Wednesday

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Robert Vaughn (1932 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Robert Vaughn

Actor Robert Vaughn, known for roles on television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and movies such as "The Magnificent Seven" and "Superman III," died Friday, Nov

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Joe Marquette (1937 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Joe Marquette

Joe Marquette, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who covered the Olympics and Super Bowls, has died at the age of 79, according to The Associated Press.Marq

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Al Caiola (1920 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Al Caiola (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

Al Caiola, a versatile session guitarist, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in a nursing home in Allendale, New Jersey, according to The Hollywood Reporter

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Janet Reno (1938 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Janet Reno

The former United States attorney general who served under President Bill Clinton died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease