In Memoriam 2016 - The Death Of Pop Culture

On this last day of 2016, we remember those in film, television, stage, music, sports and literature who have passed away. 2016 is exceptionally large in the number of legends who’ve departed. We will always remember their achievements for years, decades and maybe centuries to come.

Vilmos Zsigmond - cinematographer (1930 - 1/1/2016)

Robert Stigwood - producer (1934 - ¼/2016)

Michel Galabru - actor (1922 - ¼/2016)

Pierre Boulez - composer (1925 - 1/5/2016)

Pat Harrington Jr. - actor (1929 - 1/6/2016)

David Bowie - singer, actor (1947 - 1/10/2016)

Brian Bedford - actor (1935 - 1/13/2016)

Alan Rickman - actor (1946 - 1/14/2016)

Dan Haggerty - actor (1941 - 1/15/2016)

Glenn Frey - musician (The Eagles) (1948 - 1/18/2016)

Ettore Scola - director (1931 - 1/19/2016)

Abe Vigoda - actor (1921 - 1/26/2016)

Paul Kantner - musician (Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship) (1941 - 1/28/2016)

Jacques Rivette - director (1928 - 1/29/2016)

Frank Finlay - actor (1926 - 1/30/2016)

Bob Elliot - actor, radio personality (1923 - 2/2/2016)

Maurice White - musician (Earth Wind and Fire) (1941 - 2/3/2016)

Joe Alaskey - voice actor (1952 - 2/3/2016)

Andrzej Zulawski - director (1940 - 2/17/2016)

Harper Lee - author (1928 - 2/19/2016)

Umberto Eco - author (1931 - 2/19/2016)

Douglas Slocombe - cinematographer (1913 - 2/22/2016)

George Kennedy - actor (1925 - 2/28/2016)

Joey Feek - musician (Joey + Feek) (1973 - ¾/2016)

Pat Conroy - author (1945 - ¾/2016)

Nancy Reagan - actress, First Lady of United States (1921 - 3/6/2016)

George Martin - music producer (1926 - 3/8/2016)

Ken Adam - art director, production designer (1921 - 3/10/2016)

Keith Emerson - musician (Emerson, Lake And Palmer) (1944 - 3/11/2016)

Frank Sinatra Jr. - singer (1943 - 3/16/2016)

Larry Drake - actor (1949 - 3/17/2016)

Joe Garagiola - baseball player, TV host (1925 - 3/23/2016)

Ken Howard - actor (1944 - 3/23/2016)

Garry Shandling - comedian, actor (1949 - 3/24/2016)

Patty Duke - actress (1946 - 3/28/2016)

Merle Haggard - country singer (1936 - 4/6/2016)

Doris Roberts - actress (1925 - 4/18/2016)

Chyna - wrestler (1969 - 4/20/2016)

Guy Hamilton - director (1922 - 4/20/2016)

Prince - singer, actor (1958 - 4/21/2016)

Madeleine LeBeau - actress (1923 - 5/1/2016)

Isao Tomita - composer (1935 - 5/5/2016)

William Schallert - actor (1922 - 5/8/2016)

Emilio Navaira - singer (1962 - 5/16/2016)

Morley Safer - journalist (1931 - 5/19/2016)

Alan Young - actor (1919 - 5/19/2016)

Burt Kwouk - actor (1930 - 5/24/2016)

Giorgio Albertazzi - actor (1923 - 5/28/2016)

Willis Pyle - animator (1914 - 6/2/2016)

Dave Swarbrick - musician (Fairport Convention) (1941 - 6/3/2016)

Muhammad Ali - boxer (1942 - 6/3/2016)

Peter Shaffer - playwright (1926 - 6/6/2016)

Gordie Howe - hockey player (1927 - 6/10/2016)

Ann Morgan Guilbert - actress (1928 - 6/14/2016)

Anton Yelchin - actor (1989 - 6/19/2016)

Ralph Stanley - musician (1927 - 6/23/2016)

Pat Summitt - basketball coach (1952 - 6/28/2016)

Scotty Moore - guitarist (1931 - 6/28/2016)

Elie Wiesel - author (1928 - 7/2/2016)

Michael Cimino - director (1939 - 7/2/2016)

Noel Neill - actress (1920 - 7/3/2016)

Abbas Kiarostami - director (1941 - 7/4/2016)

John McMartin - actor (1929 - 7/6/2016)

Hector Babenco - director (1946 - 7/13/2016)

Garry Marshall - actor, screenwriter, director (1934 - 7/19/2016)

Marni Nixon - singer (1930 - 7/24/2016)

Gloria DeHaven - actress (1921 - 7/30/2016)

David Huddleston - actor (1930 - 8/2/2016)

Kenny Baker - actor (1935 - 8/13/2016)

Fyvush Finkel - actor (1922 - 8/14/2016)

John McLaughlin - TV host (1927 - 8/16/2016)

Arthur Hiller - director (1923 - 8/17/2016)

Jack Riley - actor (1935 - 8/19/2016)

Toots Thielemans - harmonica player (1923 - 8/22/2016)

Steven Hill - actor (1923 - 8/23/2016)

Gene Wilder - actor, screenwriter (1933 - 8/28/2016)

Juan Gabriel - singer (1950 - 8/28/2016)

Jon Polito - actor (1950 - 9/1/2016)

Hugh O’Brian - actor (1925 - 9/5/2016)

Alexis Arquette - actor (1969 - 9/11/2016)

Edward Albee - playwright (1928 - 9/18/2016)

Curtis Hanson - director, screenwriter (1945 - 9/20/2016)

Charmian Carr - actress (1943 - 9/24/2016)

Arnold Palmer - golfer (1929 - 9/25/2016)

Herschell Gordon Lewis - director (1926 - 9/26/2016)

Andrzej Wajda - director (1926 - 10/10/2016)

Jean Alexander - actress (1926 - 10/14/2016)

Pete Burns - singer (Dead Or Alive) (1959 - 10/23/2016)

Bobby Vee - singer (1943 - 10/24/2016)

Tammy Grimes - actress (1934 - 10/30/2016)

Jean-Jacques Perrey - musician (1929 - 11/4/2016)

Leonard Cohen - singer (1934 - 11/7/2016)

Raoul Coutard - cinematographer (1924 - 11/8/2016)

Robert Vaughn - actor (1933 - 11/11/2016)

Lupita Tovar - actress (1910 - 11/12/2016)

Leon Russell - musician (1942 - 11/13/2016)

Mose Allison - musician (1929 - 11/15/2016)

Sharon Jones - singer (1956 - 11/18/2016)

Ralph Branca - baseball player (1925 - 11/23/2016)

Andrew Sachs - actor (1930 - 11/23/2016)

Florence Henderson - actress, singer (1934 - 11/24/2016)

Ron Glass - actor (1945 - 11/25/2016)

Fritz Weaver - actor (1926 - 11/26/2016)

Grant Tinker - TV producer (1925 - 11/28/2016)

Peter Vaughan - actor (1923 - 12/6/2016)

Greg Lake - musician (Emerson, Lake And Palmer) (1947 - 12/7/2016)

John Glenn - astronaut (1921 - 12/8/2016)

Alan Thicke - actor, songwriter (1947 - 12/13/2016)

Bernard Fox - actor (1927 - 12/14/2016)

Zsa Zsa Gabor - actress (1917 - 12/18/2016)

Dick Latessa - actor (1929 - 12/19/2016)

Michele Morgan - actress (1920 - 12/20/2016

Richard Adams - author (1920 - 12/24/2016)

Rick Parfitt - musician (Status Quo) (1948 - 12/24/2016)

Liz Smith - actress (1921 - 12/24/2016)

George Michael - singer (1963 - 12/25/2016)

Carrie Fisher - actress (1956 - 12/27/2016)

Debbie Reynolds - actress, singer (1932 - 12/28/2016)

Tyrus Wong - animator, illustrator (1910 - 12/30/2016)

William Christopher - actor (1934 - 12/31/2016)

Renaming band members
  • Rush:
  • Slappa Da Bass
  • Ayn Drum
  • This Mother Fucker
  • Yes:
  • Innocence
  • Bass of the Ocean Variety
  • Steeb 1
  • Bacon Curry Boi
  • No
  • No's Replacement
  • Okaye
  • Spleen Queen
  • King Crimson:
  • Cappuccino w Anger
  • Bass 2 Loud
  • No but Happy
  • ???????the fuck u doin??
  • Violin(ce)
  • Sassy Cat Food
  • Hippy Man who only worked on the first album
  • ELP:
  • FUCK ING THEM SYNTH
  • In and around the Lake
  • Master Ninja Theme Song
  • Pink Floyd:
  • Octopiegui
  • Satan's evil cousin
  • Guitar Jesus
  • Cat son
  • Cars and pies and memes
  • Genesis:
  • Angry Princess
  • Weed man
  • Fursona activated
  • Angry pop
  • No the Revenge
  • Who knows???
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