The stars that we lost in 2016 – R.I.P

(Australian Associated Press)

 

JANUARY

Jan 1 – Brian Johns (79, ex-ABC boss)

Jan 10 – David Bowie (69, UK rock music great)

Jan 10 – Bob Oatley (87, Australian yachtsman & winemaker)

Jan 14 – Alan Rickman (69, English actor)

Jan 15 – Dan Haggerty (74, US actor – Grizzly Adams)

Jan 18 – Glenn Frey (67, Eagles founder)

Jan 26 – Abe Vigoda (94, US actor – The Godfather)

Jan 31 – Terry Wogan (77, Irish-UK broadcaster)

FEBRUARY

Feb 11 – Arthur Tunstall (93, Australian sports administrator)

Feb 16 – Boutros Boutros-Ghali (93, Egyptian politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations 1992-1996)

Feb 19 – Umberto Eco (84, Italian philosopher and novelist The Name of the Rose)

Feb 19 – Harper Lee (89, US author To Kill a Mockingbird)

MARCH

March 3 – Martin Crowe (53, New Zealand cricketer)

March 5 – Paul Couch (51, Geelong AFL player)

March 6 – Nancy Reagan (94, American First Lady 1981-1989 and actress)

March 7 – Des O’Reilly (61, Parramatta, Easts rugby league player)

March 8 – Ross Hannaford (65, Australian rock musician Daddy Cool)

March 8 – George Martin (90, British record producer (The Beatles), composer, arranger and engineer)

March 9 – Jon English (66, Australian singer, songwriter, musician and actor)

March 24 – Johan Cruyff (68, Dutch soccer great)

March 24 – Garry Shandling, (66, US comedian/actor/writer)

March 31 – Ronnie Corbett (85, British comedian and actor (The Two Ronnies)

APRIL

April 3 – Bob Ellis (73, Australian writer (Newsfront, My First Wife) and journalist)

April 5 – Kerrie Lester (62, Australian painter, shortlisted in the Archibald Prize 16 times)

April 6 – Merle Haggard (79, US country singer-songwriter)

April 12 – David Gest (62, American TV producer, ex-husband of Liza Minnelli)

April 21 – Prince (57, US rock musician)

April 22 – Isabelle Dinoire (49, French woman, first person to undergo a partial face transplant)

April 25 – Tom Lewis (94, NSW premier 1975-1976)

MAY

May 2 – Jonathan Cainer (58, UK astrologer)

May 6 – Reg Grundy (92, Australian television production mogul)

May 16 – Romaldo Giurgola (95, architect of Parliament House in Canberra)

May 17 – Guy Clark (74, US folk singer-songwriter)

JUNE

June 3 – Muhammad Ali (74, US boxer, Olympic gold medalist)

June 3 – Mac Cocker (74, UK-born Australian radio presenter 2JJJ)

June 18 – Paul Cox (76, Dutch-born Australian film director (My First Wife, A Woman’s Tale, Exile)

June 24 – Bernie Worrell (72, US musician (Parliament-Funkadelic)

June 27 – Alvin Toffler (87, US writer and futurist (Future Shock)

JULY

July 2 – Michael Cimono (77, US director (The Deer Hunter), won five Oscars)

July 2 – Caroline Aherne (52, English comedian, actress and writer (The Royle Family)

July 14 – Donald Stewart (87, Australian judge, chairman of the National Crime Authority)

July 15 – Susan Renouf (74, Australian socialite)

July 16 – Alan Vega (78, American singer/musician)

July 19 – Garry Marshall (81, US writer/director Pretty Woman, Happy Days)

AUGUST

Aug 2 – Forbes Carlile (95, Australian swimming coach and modern pentathlete)

Aug 4 – Bruce Burrell (63, Australian murderer – convicted over the 1997 murder of Kerry Whelan)

Aug 13 – Kenny Baker (81, UK actor R2-D2 in Star Wars)

Aug 16 – Joao Havelange (100, Brazilian soccer executive, FIFA president (1974-1998)

Aug 16 – Ken Thornett (78, Australian/NSW/Parramatta rugby league player)

Aug 29 – Gene Wilder (83, US actor (The Producers, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)

Aug 30 – Marc Riboud (93, French photographer)

Aug 31 – Antonino Fernandez Rodriguez (98, Spanish businessman – Corona beer founder)

SEPTEMBER

Sept 11 – Norman May (88, ABC TV/radio sports broadcaster)

Sept 11 – Alexis Arquette (47, American actress (The Wedding Singer, Pulp Fiction)

Sept 16 – Edward Albee (88, American playwright (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

Sept 19 – Ron Massey (86, rugby league tactician/administrator Easts, Parramatta, Cronulla)

Sept 20 – Curtis Hanson (71, US film director – L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile, Wonder Boys, Oscar winner 1998)

Sept 25 – Arnold Palmer (87, US golf great)

Sept 28 – Shimon Peres, (93, Polish-born Israeli politician/president 2007-2014, Nobel Laureate 1994)

Sept 28 – Max Walker (68, Australian Test cricketer/commentator)

OCTOBER

Oct 7 – Rebecca Wilson (54, Australian journalist, columnist and broadcaster)

Oct 7 – Ross Higgins (85, Australian TV actor, comedian and voice actor. Best known for his role as Ted Bullpitt in Kingwood Country and Louie The Fly ad)

Oct 8 – John Gleeson (78, Australian Test cricketer)

Oct 13 – King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej (88, the world’s longest-reigning monarch)

Oct 21 – Raine Spencer (87, stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales)

Oct 23 – Jimmy Perry (93, English actor and scriptwriter (Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum)

Oct 23 – Pete Burns (57, English singer-songwriter Dead or Alive)

Oct 24 – Bobby Vee (73, US pop singer (Take Good Care of My Baby, gave Bob Dylan his first start by playing in Vee’s touring band)

NOVEMBER

Nov 7 – Janet Reno (78, US lawyer and politician, US Attorney General 1993-2001)

Nov 7 – Leonard Cohen, (82, Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist)

Nov 11 – Robert Vaughn (83, US actor best known for The Man from U.N.C.L.E)

Nov 18 – Sharon Jones (60, American singer – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)

Nov 24 – Florence Henderson (82, US actor who played Carol Brady in the Brady Bunch)

Nov 25 – Fidel Castro (90, Cuban politician and revolutionary, prime minister 1959-76, President 1976-2008)

DECEMBER

Dec 2 – Andrew Sachs (86, British actor who became a household name as Manuel in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers)

Dec 4 – Wayne Duncan (72, bass player for Australian rock band Daddy Cool).

Dec 7 – Greg Lake (69, UK singer-guitarist with Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson)

Dec 8 – John Glenn (95, US astronaut who was the first American to orbit the Earth)

Dec 10 – AA Gill (62, leading British restaurant critic)

Dec 12 – Anne Deveson (86, Australian broadcaster, writer, filmmaker and social commentator)

Dec 13 – Alan Thicke (69, Canadian actor best known for his role in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains)

Dec 18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor (99, US actress and socialite)

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