2016 Celebrity Deaths

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

Friday | 12.9.2016

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Indonesia Earthquake Victims

By: Legacy.com Staff

Indonesia Earthquake Victims (Legacy.com)

At least 97 people were killed early Wednesday in the wake of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province, according to CNN.The death toll included

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Mark Gray (1952 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Mark Gray (Getty)

Mark Gray, a country music singer-songwriter who co-wrote No. 1 hit songs for Alabama, died Dec. 2, 2016, according to multiple news sources

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Van Williams (1934 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Van Williams (Getty Images/ABC)

Van Williams, an actor known best for starring on the 1960s TV series “The Green Hornet,” has died at the age of 82, according to multiple news sources.The acto

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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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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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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

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Ron Glass (1945 - 2016)

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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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Sammy Lee (1920 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Sammy Lee (AP Photo / Preston Stroup)

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

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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