Famous people who died this year

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  1. Prince
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    Prince

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    Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known by his stage name Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor. Prince was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music combined rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.


  2. David Bowie
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    David Bowie

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    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known as David Bowie (/ˈb.i/), was an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, and was considered by critics and other musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s.


  3. Vanity
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    Vanity

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    Denise Katrina Matthews (born January 4, 1959), formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, is a Canadian former singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who has turned away from performing to concentrate on evangelism. Vanity's career lasted from the 1980s until the early mid-1990s.


  4. Merle Haggard
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    Merle Haggard

    235,138 views


  5. Chyna
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    Chyna

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    Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1970) is an American former professional wrestler, actress, bodybuilder, and pornographic film actress.


  6. Alan Rickman
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    Alan Rickman

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    Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor.


  7. Noreen Corcoran
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    Noreen Corcoran

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    Noreen M. Corcoran (born October 20, 1943) is a former actress and dancer best known for her costarring role in the television sitcom Bachelor Father, as the teenager Kelly Gregg, the niece of wealthy attorney Bentley Gregg, played by John Forsythe.


  8. Patty Duke
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    Patty Duke

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    Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She first became famous as a teen star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, which she had originated on Broadway. She later starred in the sitcom The Patty Duke Show. She progressed to more mature roles upon playing Neely O'Hara in the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls. She served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988, four years after her Patty Duke Show co-star William Schallert held the same office.


  9. René Angelil
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    René Angelil

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    René Angélil, CM OQ (born January 16, 1942) is a Canadian singer and manager. He is the husband and former manager of singer Celine Dion.


  10. Glenn Frey
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    Glenn Frey

    49,465 views

    Glenn Lewis Frey (/fr/; born November 6, 1948) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey played guitar with Eagles as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight".


  11. Robert Horton
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    Robert Horton

    24,806 views

    Robert Horton (born Meade Howard Horton, Jr., on July 29, 1924, in Los Angeles, California) is an American television actor, who was most noted for the role from 1957 to 1962 of the frontier scout Flint McCullough in the NBC Western television series, Wagon Train. His costars were Ward Bond, John McIntire, Terry Wilson, and Frank McGrath. Horton quit that series to pursue a career in musical theater. His Wagon Train role was replaced by that of Robert Fuller as the scout Cooper Smith, and thereafter the series moved to ABC. Fuller, a veteran of the western series Laramie, resembled Horton and the two actors coincidentally shared the same birthday, albeit nine years apart.


  12. Michael Galeota
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    Michael Galeota

    24,992 views

    Michael Galeota (born Michael James Galeota August 28, 1984 in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, U.S.) is an American actor. He is probably best known for his role as Nick Lighter in the Disney Channel Original Series The Jersey.


  13. Silvana Pampanini
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    Silvana Pampanini

    25,177 views

    Silvana Pampanini (born 25 September 1925) is an Italian actress. She was Miss Italy in 1946 and the following year she started her movie career.


  14. Margaret Blye
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    Margaret Blye

    29,474 views

    Maggie Blye is an American actress, also sometimes billed as Margaret Blye.


  15. Nancy Reagan
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    Nancy Reagan

    21,505 views

    Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins, July 6, 1921) is a former actress and the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.


  16. Sonny James
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    Sonny James

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    James Hugh Loden (born May 1, 1929), known professionally as Sonny James, is an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love". Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, James had 72 country and pop charted releases from 1953 to 1983, including an unprecedented five-year streak of 16 straight Billboard #1 singles among his 26 #1 hits. Twenty-one of his albums reached the country top ten from 1964 to 1976. In May 2007 Sonny, accompanied by his Southern Gentlemen, walked the red carpet and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. James is currently retired and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


  17. Rita Gam
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    Rita Gam

    17,846 views

    Rita Gam (born April 2, 1927) is an American film and television actress and documentary filmmaker. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.


  18. Dan Haggerty
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    Dan Haggerty

    18,649 views

    Dan Haggerty (born November 19, 1941) is an American actor.


  19. Maurice White
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    Maurice White

    28,238 views

    Maurice White (born December 19, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. Maurice served as the band's main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer (along with Philip Bailey). White has won seven Grammys, and was nominated for 21 Grammys in total.


  20. David Gest
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    David Gest

    15,740 views

    David Alan Gest (born May 11, 1953) is an American producer and UK television personality, known for his appearance on the 2006 series of the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, his three additional prime time UK television series (becoming the first American to have three series all in the same year), producing the highest rated musical television special in history, 'Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years' in 2001 which was the last reunion of Michael Jackson and the Jacksons in 17 years and Jackson's last solo concerts as well as his turbulent marriage to Liza Minnelli.


  21. Peter Brown
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    Peter Brown

    10,012 views

    Peter Brown (born October 5, 1935) is an American television actor known for his four-year role as young Deputy Johnny McKay opposite John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop in the 1958-1962 ABC/Warner Brothers western television series, Lawman and as Texas Ranger Chad Cooper on Laredo from 1965-1967.


  22. Frank Sinatra Jr.
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    Frank Sinatra Jr.

    10,316 views


  23. Doris Roberts
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    Doris Roberts

    9,937 views

    Doris Roberts (born Doris May Green; November 4, 1925) is an American character actress of film, stage, and television. She has received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award during her acting career, which began in 1951. She is perhaps best known for her role as Raymond Barone's mother, Marie Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).


  24. Garry Shandling
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    Garry Shandling

    9,545 views

    Garry Emmanuel Shandling (born November 29, 1949), is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.


  25. Johan Cruyff
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    Johan Cruyff

    7,969 views

    Hendrik Johannes Cruijff born 25 April 1947), known as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch professional footballer and manager, who most recently managed the Catalonia football team. As a player he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, a record jointly held with French playmaker Michel Platini and Dutch striker Marco van Basten.


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