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Old 01-01-2017, 02:04 AM
 
Location: SF Giants Nation 2010◆2012◆2014
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Some notable people passed away in 2016: David Bowie, Antonin Scalia, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Nancy Reagan, Prince, Harambe the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer, and Zsa Zsa, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds. Even the oak tree from The Shawshank Redemption, and Hanoi Hannah, died in 2016. Looking at a list (I used Wikipedia), the people below really jumped out at me.

Did anyone's death rock you?

January 2016
6: Pat Harrington, Jr., 86, American actor (One Day at a Time, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, The Inspector), complications from a fall and Alzheimer's disease.
10: David Bowie, 69, English singer-songwriter, musician ("Space Oddity", "Heroes", "Starman"), and actor (Labyrinth, Zoolander), liver cancer
11: Monte Irvin, 96, American Hall of Fame baseball player (Newark Eagles, New York Giants, Chicago Cubs), winner of the 1954 World Series.
13: Lawrence Phillips, 40, American football player (University of Nebraska, St. Louis Rams) and convicted felon, suicide.
13: Jim Simpson, 88, American sportscaster (NBC Sports)
14: Alan Rickman, 69, English actor (Harry Potter, Die Hard, Love Actually), pancreatic cancer.
15: Dan Haggerty, 74, American actor (The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams), spinal cancer.
16: Ted Marchibroda, 84, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Cardinals) and coach (Baltimore Colts, Baltimore Ravens).
18: Glenn Frey, 67, American songwriter, musician (Eagles) and actor (Jerry Maguire), complications following intestinal surgery.
21: Bill Johnson, 55, American alpine skier, Olympic champion (1984).
26: Abe Vigoda, 94, American actor (The Godfather, Barney Miller, Late Night with Conan O'Brien).

February 2016
4: Edgar Mitchell, 85, American astronaut (Apollo 14).
13: Antonin Scalia, 79, American judge, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (since 1986).
16: Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 93, Egyptian politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992–1996), complications from a fall.
17: Tony Phillips, 56, American baseball player (Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox), World Series champion (1989), heart attack.
18: Jim Davenport, 82, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), heart failure.
19: Harper Lee, 89, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird).
28: George Kennedy, 91, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, The Naked Gun, Airport), Oscar winner (1968), heart disease.

March 2016
4: Bud Collins, 86, American sports journalist.
4: Pat Conroy, 70, American author (The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline), pancreatic cancer.
6: Nancy Reagan, 94, American First Lady (1981–1989) and actress (Hellcats of the Navy, Donovan's Brain, The Next Voice You Hear...), heart failure.
9: Gary Jeter, 61, American football player (Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants).
9: Bill Wade, 85, American football player (Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears), NFL Champion (1963).
11: Keith Emerson, 71, English progressive rock keyboardist (The Nice; Emerson, Lake & Palmer), suicide by gunshot.
16: Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, American singer (That Face!) and actor (Hollywood Homicide), heart attack.
22: Richard Bradford, 81, American actor (Man in a Suitcase, The Untouchables, Cagney & Lacey).
23: Joe Garagiola Sr., 90, American baseball player (Cardinals, Cubs, Pirates) and Hall of Fame sportscaster (MLB GOTW), World Series champion (1946).
23: Ken Howard, 71, American actor (1776, The White Shadow, J. Edgar), President of SAG/SAG-AFTRA (2009–2016), Emmy winner (1981, 2009).
24: Earl Hamner, Jr., 92, American television writer and producer (Falcon Crest, The Waltons, The Twilight Zone), cancer.
24: Garry Shandling, 66, American comedian, actor and writer (The Larry Sanders Show, Iron Man 2, Over the Hedge), blood clot.
29: Patty Duke, 69, American actress (The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show, Valley of the Dolls), President of SAG (1985–1988), Oscar winner (1962), sepsis.

April 2016
6: Merle Haggard, 79, American singer-songwriter ("Okie from Muskogee", "The Fightin' Side of Me", "Carolyn"), Grammywinner (1984, 1998, 1999), complications from pneumonia.
8: Doug France, 62, American football player (Los Angeles Rams).
11: Peter J. Jannetta, 84, American neurosurgeon (Allegheny General Hospital).
12: Spec Richardson, 93, American baseball executive (Houston Astros).
19: Milt Pappas, 76, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs).
21: Prince, 57, American musician, songwriter ("Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette") and actor, Oscar (1984) and Grammy(1984, 1986, 2004, 2007) winner, accidental overdose of fentanyl.

May 2016
19: Morley Safer, 84, Canadian-born American journalist (60 Minutes), pneumonia.
19: Alan Young, 96, English-born Canadian-American actor (Mister Ed, The Time Machine, DuckTales).
28: Harambe, 17, American-bred Western lowland gorilla, shot. (Cincinnati Zoo incident)

June 2016
3: Muhammad Ali, 74, American boxer, Olympic gold medalist (1960), three-time WBC world heavyweight champion (1964, 1974, 1978), septic shock.
10: Gordie Howe, 88, Canadian Hall of Fame ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers).
19: Anton Yelchin, 27, Soviet-born American actor (Star Trek, Alpha Dog, Fright Night), blunt traumatic asphyxia.
28: Buddy Ryan, 85, American football head coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals) and defensive coordinator (Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers).
28: Pat Summitt, 64, American basketball coach (Tennessee Lady Volunteers), dementia.
29: Carl Haas, 86, American car racing team owner.

July 2016
3: Noel Neill, 95, American actress (Superman).
19: Garry Marshall, 81, American director, producer, writer, and actor (Happy Days, Pretty Woman, Murphy Brown), pneumonia.
21: Dennis Green, 67, American football coach (Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Northwestern Wildcats), cardiac arrest following a heart attack.
22: Shawshank tree, c. 180, North American white oak featured in The Shawshank Redemption.

August 2016
2: David Huddleston, 85, American actor (The Big Lebowski, Blazing Saddles, Santa Claus: The Movie), heart and kidney disease.
6: Pete Fountain, 86, American clarinetist.
10: John Saunders, 61, Canadian-born American sports journalist (ESPN, The Sports Reporters) and broadcaster (ESPN on ABC).
13: Kenny Baker, 81, British actor (Star Wars, Time Bandits, Flash Gordon).
29: Gene Wilder, 83, American actor (The Producers, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein), screenwriter and author, complications of Alzheimer's disease.

September 2016
5: Phyllis Schlafly, 92, American constitutional lawyer, conservative activist and author, cancer.
6: Cary Blanchard, 47, American football player (Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets).
12: Fred Quillan, 60, American football player (San Francisco 49ers), NFL champion (1981, 1984).
16: W. P. Kinsella, 81, Canadian writer (Shoeless Joe), euthanasia.
17: Charmian Carr, 73, American actress and singer (The Sound of Music), complications from dementia.
25: Arnold Palmer, 87, American Hall of Fame professional golfer.
28: Shimon Peres, 93, Polish-born Israeli statesman, President (2007–2014), Prime Minister(1977, 1984–1986, 1995–1996), Nobel Laureate (1994), stroke.
30: Hanoi Hannah, 87, Vietnamese radio personality.

October 2016
2: Sir Neville Marriner, 92, British conductor (Amadeus), founder of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
5: Brock Yates, 82, American automotive journalist (Car and Driver) and screenwriter (Smokey and the Bandit II, The Cannonball Run), Alzheimer's disease.
12: Fulton Walker, 58, American football player (Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Raiders).
13: Richard A. Pittman, 71, American Marine, recipient of the Medal of Honor.
22: Monarchos, 18, American Thoroughbred racehorse, winner of the 2001 Kentucky Derby.

November 2016
7: Janet Reno, 78, American lawyer and politician, first female U.S. Attorney General (1993–2001), Parkinson's disease.
10: Bill Stanfill, 69, American football player (Miami Dolphins), complications after a fall.
11: Robert Vaughn, 83, American actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Magnificent Seven, Hustle), acute leukemia.
23: Ralph Branca, 90, American baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers, Detroit Tigers).
25: Fidel Castro, 90, Cuban politician, Prime Minister (1959–1976), President (1976–2008).
25: Ron Glass, 71, American actor (Barney Miller, Firefly, Lakeview Terrace), respiratory failure.
28: Grant Tinker, 90, American television executive, CEO of NBC (1981–1986).

December 2016
5: Rashaan Salaam, 42, American football player (Chicago Bears), Heisman Trophy winner(1994), suicide by gunshot.
7: Greg Lake, 69, English singer and musician (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), cancer.
8: John Glenn, 95, US Marine, American astronaut (Mercury-Atlas 6) and politician, U.S. Senator from Ohio (1974–1999).
13: Alan Thicke, 69, Canadian actor (Growing Pains, Not Quite Human), talk show host (The Alan Thicke Show), and songwriter, ruptured aorta.
15: Craig Sager, 65, American sportscaster (NBA on TNT), leukemia.
17: Henry Heimlich, 96, American physician, inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, complications from a heart attack.
18: Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, Hungarian-born American actress (Moulin Rouge, Touch of Evil, Lili) and socialite, heart attack.
25: George Michael, 53, British singer (Wham!) and songwriter ("Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", "Careless Whisper", "Faith"), suspected heart failure.
27: Carrie Fisher, 60, American actress (Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...), novelist and screenwriter (Postcards from the Edge), complications from a heart attack.
28: Debbie Reynolds, 84, American actress, dancer (Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Irene) and singer ("Tammy"), stroke.
29: Cyril deGrasse Tyson, 89, American civil rights activist (100 Black Men of America, Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited).
31: William Christopher, 84, American actor (M*A*S*H; Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.), small-cell carcinoma.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:48 AM
 
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I was most saddened to hear about Prince and Anton Yelchin.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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That's too bad about the gorilla and the tree, but it seems odd to include them on the list. Just sayin'...
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Mariah Carey's career.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: SF Giants Nation 2010◆2012◆2014
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That's too bad about the gorilla and the tree, but it seems odd to include them on the list. Just sayin'...
I was surprised to see them, and horses, on Wikipedia's list.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:08 AM
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Mariah Carey's career.
Touché

That sure was a mess last nite.

Guess she can't hit those high notes anymore

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Old 01-01-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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That's too bad about the gorilla and the tree, but it seems odd to include them on the list. Just sayin'...
I missed that. Harambe definitely deserves to be on the list. Poor guy.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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Touché

That sure was a mess last nite.

Guess she can't hit those high notes anymore
I missed that and will want to find it.

Interesting thing, but Wikipedia also lists perhaps the oldest cat to die that year (something like 30 years old), and also the oldest person (approx 110yrs, IIRC).
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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As an academic exercise I scanned the list of 2015 deaths. While there are roughly the same number of entries, the notable entries (again, IMHO) of 2016 are more than double that of 2015.

2015 (3): Omar Sharif, Maureen O'Hara, Helmut Schmidt.
2016 (7): David Bowie, Antonin Scalia, Nancy Reagan, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer, Debbie Reynolds.

My 2015 list is here: How Does Who Died in 2016 Compare to 2015? Was 2016 Notably Bad?
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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I think you need to at least add BB King and Yogi Berra to the 2015 list of notables. For 2016 I would consider Carrie Fisher (especially in conjunction with her mother's passing the next day) as notable as well as George Michaels but his music is that of my youth so I'm biased there. Despite loathing the man, I do think the passing of Fidel Castro is notable on a worldwide scale.
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