JANUARY

04 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – managed the Bee Gees and Cream – age 81

05 – Nicholas Caldwell, an original member of the R&B vocal group the Whispers, died on at his home in San Francisco. He was 71.

06 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – Schneider on “One Day at a Time” – age 86

07 – Troy Shondell, Singer – only big hit was “This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)” – age 76

07 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – Big Band Era, biggest hit was ‘”Little Things Mean a Lot” – age 94

08 – Otis Clay died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 73 of a heart attack.

08 – David Bowie, Musician – (2) time Grammy winner influenced music and culture for four generations – age 69

11 – David Margulies, Actor – the Mayor in Ghost Busters I and II (1984 & 1989)- age – 78

14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – Hans Gruber in ‘Die Hard’ and Severus Snape in ‘Harry Potter’ – age 69

14 – René Angélil, Singer / Manager – husband and manager of Celine Dion – age 73

15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – age 74

15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – Kelly Gregg in Bachelor Father (1957-59) – age 72

18 – Glen Frey, Singer / Songwriter – founded The Eagles “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” – age 67

26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – Detective Fish on Barney Miller (1975-’77) – age 94

28 – Paul Kantner, Singer / Songwriter – co-founder of The Jefferson Airplane – age 74

28 – Mike Minor, Actor – Steve Eliot on “Petticoat Junction” – age 75

FEBRUARY

02 – Bob Elliot, Comedian – one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray – age 92

03 – Maurice White, Musician / songwriter – founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire – age 74

03 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety – age 63

04 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – #1 hit song “Wooden Heart” (1961) – age 76

04  – Maurice White  vocalist and co-founder of Earth, Wind and Fire died in his sleep in Los Angeles. He was 74.

13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice – appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986 – age 79

15 – George Gaynes, Actor – Commandant Eric Lassard on the Police Academy series – age 98

15 – Vanity, lead singer of the '80s girl group Vanity 6, died after years of battling kidney failure and, more recently, an abdominal illness. She was 57.

19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1961) for novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” – age 89

22 – Yolande Fox, Singer – Miss America 1951 and sang opera – age 87

22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – the first teenage country crossover #1 single “Young Love” – age 87

24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – 1950s music tribute group and TV show Sha-Na-Na (1969-2000) – age 69

25 – Tony Burton, Actor – boxing trainer to Apollo Creed and later Rocky in six “Rocky” movies – age 78

28 – George Kennedy, Actor – Academy Award for “Cool Hand Luke” also in all the “Airport” movies – age 91

29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – Inspector Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” movies – age 84

MARCH

04 – Joey Martin Feek, C&W Muscian – husband and wife country duo “Joey + Rory” – age 40

04 – Rapper Bankroll Fresh was shot and killed inside an Atlanta recording studio. He was 28.

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

08 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums, known as “The Fifth Beatle” – age 90

09 – Robert Horton, Actor – Flint McCullough in “Wagon Train” (1957-1962) – age 91

10 – Keith Emerson, Musician / keyboardist – created Emerson, Lake & Palmer rock group – age 71

13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress – Mrs. Alexander in A Clockwork Orange (1971) – age 85

16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer – son of Frank Sinatra and a talented singer – age 72

17 – Larry Drake, Actor – Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law (1987-1994) – age 66

18 – Joe Santos, Actor – Lieutenant Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files (1974-1980) – age 84

21 – Peter Brown, Actor – Deputy Johnny McKay in “Lawman” (1958-62) and Chad Cooper in “Laredo”(1965-67) – age 80

22 – Rob Ford, Politician – crack smoking Mayor of Toronto, Canada – age 46

22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – “Man in a Suitcase” on British ITC (1967) – age 81

22 – Phife Dawg, Tribe Called Quest co-founder, died of diabetes complications. He was 45.

23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – MLB catcher and announcer and television host – age 90

23 – Ken Howard, Actor – Coach Reeves on TV show “White Shadow” & President of SAG-AFTRA – age 71

24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – created “The Waltons” TV show – age 92

24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – “Garry Shandling Show” and “The Larry Sanders” Show – age 66

27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – founder of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) – age 92

28 – James Noble, Actor – Governor Gatling on “Benson” (1979-1986) – age 94

29 – Patty Duke, Actress – played identical cousins in “The Patty Duke Show” (1963-1966) – age 69

APRIL

06 – Merle Haggard, C&W singer/songwriter – “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive”, “Okie From Muskogee” – age 79

12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – married to Eli Wallach who died in 2014 – age 90

17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996–2005) – age 90

21 – Prince, Musician – flamboyant on stage, seven Grammy Awards, “Purple Rain” – age 57

21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – pioneered the ‘lead guitar solo’, “Wham!” & “Memphis” – age 74

23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – Reverend Mother Placido in “The Flying Nun” (1967-70) – age 94

24 – Billy Paul, Singer – Grammy Award for “Me and Mrs. Jones” (1972) – age 81

MAY

08 – William Schallert, Actor – Martin Lane (Patty’s Father) on The Patty Duke Show – age 93

12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – “Anywhere I Wander” fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air – age 86

19 – Morley Safer, Journalist – CBS News for 52 years (1964-2016), 60 Minutes for 46 years (1970-2016) won 12 Emmy Awards – age 84

19 – John Berry, one of the original members of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died May 19, according to multiple news sources. He was 52.

19 – Alan Young, Actor – Wilbur Post on “Mr. Ed” (1961-66) – age 96

27 – Mike Barnett, Singer – co-founder of the singing group “The Lettermen” – age 89

JUNE

03 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – (Cassius Clay) three time heavyweight champion (1964, 1974, and 1978), proclaimed “The Greatest” – age 74

10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey player – Detroit Red Wings for 25 seasons, 23-time NHL All-Star – age 88

13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor / Circus Performer – was the man in the ALF costume (ALF TV Show 1986-1990) – age 76

14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – Millie Helper in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Yetta Rosenberg in The Nanny – age 87

14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress – Corabeth Walton Godsey on The Waltons (1972-81) – age 83

16 – Attrell Cordes, the lead singer of the R&B group P.M. Dawn, died June 17, 2016, of kidney failure in New Jersey, according to multiple news sources. He was 46.

17 – Ron Lester, Actor – Billy Bob in movie “Varsity Blues” – age 45

17 – Attrel "Prince Be" Cordes, founding member of the chart-topping hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn, die in a New Jersey hospital following a battle with renal kidney disease. He was 46. 

19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek movies (2009-16) – age 27

27 – Mack Rice, Song writer – “Mustang Sally” & “Respect Yourself” – age 82

28 – Scotty Moore, Guitarist – backed Elvis in early recordings and pioneered new styles – age 84

28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football Coach – while defensive coordinator for Chicago Bears invented the 46 defense – age 85

28 – Pat Summitt, NCAA Basketball Coach – University of Tennessee Woman’s team (1974 – 2012) the winningest NCAA coach ever – age 64

JULY

02 – Michael Cimino, Writer/Director – “Deer Hunter”, “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” – age 77

02 – Elie Wiesel, Jewish Writer/political activist – Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate – age 87

02 – Teddy Rooney, Actor/Musician – son of Mickey Rooney and Martha Vickers – age 66

03 – Noel Neill, Actress – Lois Lane in “Adventures of Superman” (1952-58) – age 95

06 – Danny Smythe, Musician – founding member of the Box Tops (Devilles) “The Letter” (1967) – age 67

16 – Bonnie Brown, C&W Muscian – family musical group The Browns “The Three Bells” – age 77

19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor – created “Happy Days”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Laverne & Shirley” – age 81

27 – Jerry Doyle, Actor – Michael Garibaldi in “Babylon 5” (1994–98) – age 60

30 – Gloria DeHaven, Actress/Singer – “So This Is Paris”, “The Girl Rush” – age 91

AUGUST

02 – David Huddleston, Actor – Character actor “Santa Claus: The Movie” – age 85

03 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer – son of Dean Martin – age 62

06 – Pete Fountain, Jazz Musician – played with both Al Hirt and Lawrence Welk – age 86

11 – Glenn Yarbrough, Singer – The Limeliters (1959-63) “Baby the Rain Must Fall” – age 86

13 – Michel Richard, Chef/Restaurateur – restaurant Citrus in L.A. and 5 other cities – age 68

13 – Kenny Baker, Actor – played R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise also played Paploo, the Ewok – age 81

14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – lawyer Douglas Wambaugh on “Picket Fences” – age 93

19 –Jack Riley, Actor – Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show” – age 80

23 – Steven Hill, Actor – District Attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” (1990-2000) – age 94

25 – Jeanne Martin, Model – Orange Bowl Queen (1947) & Dean Martin’s wife – age 89

25 – Marvin Kaplan, Actor – telephone worker Henry on the TV show “Alice” – age 89

29 – Gene Wilder, Actor – Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka – age 83

SEPTEMBER

01 – Jon Polito, Actor – Steve Crosetti on “Homicide: Life on the Street” – age 65

06 – Hugh O’Brian, Actor – starred in TV series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” (1955–1961) – age 91

09 – James Stacy, Actor – Johnny Madrid Lancer on “Lancer” (1968-’70) – age 79

17 – Charmian Carr, Actress – Liesl Von Trapp (eldest daughter) in The Sound of Music – age 73

21– Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, an Atlanta-based hip-hop artist known for hit singles such as “Laffy Taffy” and “Dey Know,” died in an automobile accident Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

24 – Bill Nunn, Actor – Robbie Robertson in Spider-Man film trilogy – age 63

25 – Jean Shepard, C&W Singer/Songwriter – Pioneered C&W for women, “A Dear John Letter” – 82

25 – José Fernández, Baseball player – starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins and Cuban refugee – age 24

25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – One of the greatest golfers ever, did more to popularize the sport than any other golfer – age 87

28 – Shimon Peres, Statesman – President of Israel (2007-’14), Prime Minister twice, held various offices from 1959-2007 – age 93

OCTOBER

21 – Kevin Meaney, Comedian – “Uncle Buck” in the TV series by the same name – age 60

24 – Bobby Vee, Singer – “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” – age 73

30 – Tammy Grimes, Stage Actress – Molly in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” – age 82

NOVEMBER

03 – Kay Starr, Singer – “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Rock And Roll Waltz” – age 94

07 – Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States 1993-2001 nominated by President Bill Clinton – age 78

07 – Leonard Cohen, Poet / Songwriter – “Suzanne”, “Hallelujah” and “Bird on the Wire” – age 82

11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – Napoleon Solo in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-’68) – age 83

13 – Leon Russell, Musician / Songwriter – “A Song for You”, “Tight Rope” and “This Masquerade” – age 74

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

15 – Holly Dunn, C&W Singer / Songwriter – “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me” and “You Really Had Me Going” – age 59

19 – Sharon Jones, a big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage. has died in New York after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 60.

24 – Florence Henderson, Actress / Singer – Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) – age 82

25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba from 1959-2008 then gave same powers to his brother – age 90

25 – Ron Glass, Actor – Det. Ron Harris on “Barney Miller” (1975-1982) – age 71

26 – Fritz Weaver, – Dr. Josef Weiss in the mini series “Holocaust” – age 90

27 – Chicago R&B singer Johnny P has died at  44-years-old. Apparently he had been in a coma for a few weeks.