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http://www.cnn.com/specials/world/obit-2016

Celebrities, actors and directors

Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia
Actor and comedian Ricky Harris
Zsa Zsa Gabor
'Growing Pains' dad Alan Thicke
'Days of Our Lives' star Joseph Mascolo
'Howard Stern Show' personality Joey Boots
Florence Henderson, TV's Carol Brady
'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' actor Robert Vaughn
Agnes Nixon, creator of 'All My Children'
'NCIS' showrunner Gary Glasberg
Curtis Hanson, '8 Mile' and 'LA Confidential' director
Charmian Carr, Liesl in 'The Sound of Music'
Alexis Arquette, actress and transgender activist
Lady Chablis of 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'
'Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp' star Hugh O'Brian
Actor Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka'
Actor Kenny Baker, 'Star Wars' R2-D2
Actor David Huddleston, 'The Big Lebowski'
'Dances with Wolves' actor Chief David Bald Eagle, Jr.
'Miss Cleo,' TV psychic network pitchwoman
Garry Marshall, TV and movie legend
Noel Neill, Lois Lane on 'Superman' TV show
'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin
TV actress Ann Morgan Guilbert
Ron Lester, 'Varsity Blues' actor
'ALF' actor Michu Meszaros
Actress Beth Howland, waitress on 'Alice'
Alan Young, Wilbur on 'Mister Ed'
'Casablanca' actress Madeleine LeBeau
William Schallert, dad on 'The Patty Duke Show'
Wrestler, entertainer Chyna
Doris Roberts, mom on 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
Daisy Lewellyn, reality TV star
Voice of 'Star Wars' Adm. Ackbar, Erik Bauersfeld
Actress Patty Duke
James Noble, Actor known as 'Benson' governor
Garry Shandling, inventive TV comedian
Actor Joe Santos of 'The Rockford Files'
'L.A. Law' actor Larry Drake
Actor George Kennedy
'Big Ang' Raiola, 'Mob Wives' star
George Gaynes, 'Punky Brewster' actor
Bob Elliott, half of comedy legends Bob and Ray
Joe Alaskey, voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
Abe Vigoda, 'Godfather' and 'Barney Miller' actor
Dan Haggerty, 'Grizzly Adams' star
René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion
Actor Alan Rickman, Harry Potter's Professor Snape
David Margulies, 'Ghostbusters' actor
Pat Harrington, Schneider on 'One Day at a Time'
Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond

Musicians and Industry Executives

80s pop star George Michael
Rick Parfitt, Status Quo guitarist
Soul singer Sharon Jones
Rock 'n' roll star Leon Russell
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen
Music legend Buckwheat Zydeco
Rapper Shawty Lo
Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller
Fred Hellerman of the Weavers
Juan Gabriel, Mexican music icon
Jazz great Pete Fountain
Ralph Stanley, bluegrass music legend
Singer Attrell Cordes of P.M. Dawn
'Voice' singer Christina Grimmie
Singer-songwriter Guy Clark
Jane Little, Guinness World Record holding bassist
Singer Prince
Merle Haggard, country music's outsider hero
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Sir George Martin, Beatles producer
Joey Martin Feek of country duo Joey + Rory
Country music legend Sonny James
Denise Matthews, Prince protege Vanity
Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire
Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane guitarist
The Eagles' Glenn Frey
David Bowie, master of reinvention
Robert Stigwood, force behind 'Saturday Night Fever'

Leaders, politicians and military figures

Former senator, astronaut John Glenn
Former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Israeli leader and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres
WWII Navajo code talker Joe Hosteen Kellwood
Phyllis Schlafly, towering social conservative figure
Suzanne Wright, autism advocate
Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii
Mother Mary Angelica, nun who built Catholic media network
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Former first lady Nancy Reagan
Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice
Edgar Mitchell, Astronaut who walked on moon
Dale Bumpers, fmr. U.S. senator, Arkansas governor
Former Rep. Mike Oxley

Journalists, authors, innovators, media and academic figures

'Watership Down' author Richard Adams
Vera Rubin, dark matter pioneer
PBS newscaster Gwen Ifill
'Tuck Everlasting' author Natalie Babbitt
Actor, playwright and Nobel laureate Dario Fo
Author Gloria Naylor
Legendary playwright Edward Albee
W.P. Kinsella, whose book inspired 'Field of Dreams'
Children's author Anna Dewdney
George Curry, champion of black press
PBS' John McLaughlin
ESPN's John Saunders
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate
CNN's Will King
Morely Safer, '60 Minutes' legend
Jim Harrison, author of 'Legends of the Fall'
Ray Tomlinson, creator of email
Pat Conroy, author of 'Prince of Tides' and 'Great Santini'
Umberto Eco, famed author of 'The Name of the Rose'
Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author
Marvin Minsky, Pioneer of artificial intelligence

Chefs, sport, design, art and business figures

Craig Sager, colorful Turner Sports reporter
Paul Elvstrom, sailing great
Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam
Dylan Rieder, pro skateboarder and model
Golfing great Arnold Palmer
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez
Former FIFA President João Havelange
Former NFL head coach Dennis Green
Pat Summitt, legendary women's basketball coach
Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham
Hockey legend Gordie Howe
MMA fighter Kimbo Slice
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke
Architect Zaha Hadid
NFL Ravens' Tray Walker
Robert Redbird, iconic Native American artist
'American Gladiator' Lee Reherman, 'The Hawk'
BMX legend Dave Mirra
World's 'top chef' Benoit Violier
Bill Johnson, Former Olympic gold medal skier
'Iron' Mike Sharpe, WWE Superstar
Monte Irvin, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder
Lawrence Phillips, imprisoned ex-NFL rusher
Andrew Smith, former Butler basketball player

*Info from CNN

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RIP.

2017 is just around the corner :-)

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Unless I missed it, You can add 'Debbie Reynolds' to your list, who passed away Dec 28th.

Remember 'Tammy'?

 

She is the Mother of Carrie Fisher (who passed away the day before)

 

 

..........Widder

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In perspective: In 1918 the flu pandemic killed an estimated 100 million people, 5 % of the world's population at the time!

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We also lost Greg Lake of Emerson Lake and Palmer. These were the guys who pioneered synthesized music. They brought the Moog Synthesizer to music in the late sixties, setting the stage for some of the best, AND worst, musical efforts of our time.

 

ELP's work was always tasteful and their live shows were singularly entertaining!!

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Let's not forget:

 

So many LEO deaths that we nearly became numbed to it;

 

A political climate so toxic and corrupt that two candidates who had higher negative than positive numbers emerged for the presidency;

 

A level of divisiveness among groups in our nation so bad and so prevalent it actually makes me begin to wonder about conspiracy theories.

 

I could go on, but then I start veering strongly toward the political.

I hope 2017 is better. Any worse and we had better start watching for asteroids.

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And 138 LEO'S were LOD deaths this year but then again they were only LEO'S

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Death is part of "Life". Imagine if nobody died. If life, as we know it, became immortal.....................okay. Done imagining... :P;)

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Pilot extraordinare Bob Hoover, BGEN Jimmy Doolittle called Hoover, "The best stick and rudder pilot I ever saw!"

 

Astronaut/Senator John Glenn. First American to orbit the Earth; oldest person to orbit the Earth at age 77; U.S. Senator from Ohio for 25 years; a true gentleman.

 

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Before we paint the year with a black brush, let us recall that some good things happened in 2016.

Each year brings both good and bad with it. That is just the way it is, folks.

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Let's not forget:

 

So many LEO deaths that we nearly became numbed to it;

 

A political climate so toxic and corrupt that two candidates who had higher negative than positive numbers emerged for the presidency;

 

A level of divisiveness among groups in our nation so bad and so prevalent it actually makes me begin to wonder about conspiracy theories.

 

I could go on, but then I start veering strongly toward the political.

I hope 2017 is better. Any worse and we had better start watching for asteroids.

And 138 LEO'S were LOD deaths this year but then again they were only LEO'S

+1

 

My brother a Vietnam veteran (Aug 18 1950 Nov 4 2016

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In perspective: In 1918 the flu pandemic killed an estimated 100 million people, 5 % of the world's population at the time!

My paternal grandfather died of the Spanish flu in 1918 in the Stony Mountain Penitentiary in Manitoba and, he wasn't a correction officer, if you know what I mean.

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Not to mention our brothers and sisters in uniform, military, police, fire that have left us.

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I also just noticed that Ron Glass was missing from the list.

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Plenty of good people died. Including friends of mine. But they weren't "celebrities".

I suspect next year will be the same.

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Plenty of good people died. Including friends of mine. But they weren't "celebrities".

I suspect next year will be the same.

As we mature, it happens...As we mature, we just notice it more...

 

TL

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Plenty of good people died. Including friends of mine. But they weren't "celebrities".

I suspect next year will be the same.

 

You are absolutely right, Bob. It just seems this particular year has been bad on so many levels.

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You are absolutely right, Bob. It just seems this particular year has been bad on so many levels.

I try to keep a half full glass.

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I try to keep a half full glass.

 

You do quite a good job of that, and keeping a level head. It is much appreciated.

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You do quite a good job of that, and keeping a level head. It is much appreciated.

When I'm heading to the last roundup I hope they put a half full glass next to the bed.

Can't decide if it should be Tequila or Bourbon though. ;)

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When I'm heading to the last roundup I hope they put a half full glass next to the bed.

Can't decide if it should be Tequila or Bourbon though. ;)

 

Let's hope you have many years of both before that happens.

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