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In Memory: Celebrities We Lost In 2016

2016 was like a shot to the childhood.

We lost so many incredible and influential people this year it felt like we were losing family members.

Musicians, politicians, athletes, actors, the list goes on and on.

As the year comes to an end, we remember those celebrities we lost this year and can only hope that 2017 brings their families peace and healing.

David Bowie

Died January 10th, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Alan Rickman

Died January 14th, 2016 after a battle with cancer.

Harper Lee

Died February 19, 2016. No statement has been made on the cause.

Nancy Regan

Died March 6, 2016 from congestive heart failure.

Garry Shandling

Died March 24, 2016 from a blood clot that travelled from his leg to his lungs.

Patty Duke

Died March 29, 2016 of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

Merle Haggard

Died April 6, 2016 of complications from pneumonia.

Doris Roberts

Died April 17, 2016 in her sleep from a stroke.


Died April 21, 2016 from a drug overdose.

Morley Safer

Died May 19, 2016 from pneumonia.

Muhammad Ali

Died June 3, 2016 of septic shock.

Christina Grimmie

Died on June 9, 2016 after being shot during a performance.

Anton Yelchin

Died on June 19, 2016 after his car malfunctioned and crushed him against a wall.

Elie Wiesel

Died July 2, 2016. No cause of death made public.

Garry Marshall

Died July 19, 2016, after complications of pneumonia due to a stroke.

Gene Wilder

Died August 26, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Charmian Carr

Died September 17, 2016 from complications of a rare form of dementia.

Arnold Palmer

Died September 25, 2016 from heart complications.

Leonard Cohen

Died November 7, 2016. No details were given.

Florence Henderson

Died November 24, 2016 of heart failure.

John Glenn

Died December 8, 2016 due to complications from old age.

Alan Thicke

Died December 13, 2016 of a ruptured aorta.

George Michael

Died December 25, 2016 from heart failure.

Carrie Fisher

Died December 27, 2016 of cardiac arrest.

Debbie Reynolds

Died December 28, 2016 from a stroke.

Rest in peace, great ones. You will be missed.

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