The long, sad list of celebrities who died in 2016.

The long, sad list of celebrities who died in 2016.
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There's no denying that 2016 has been a rough year for a lot of reasons, including the astounding number of celebrities who died. It was a dangerous time to be famous, because Death was on a rampage. The world lost musical geniuses, exceptional authors, and beloved actors at a rate that felt higher than in past years. Here are's a list of all the celebrities who died in 2016. We still can't believe they are gone.

David Bowie — January 10, 2016

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Alan Rickman — January 14, 2016

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Glenn Frey of the Eagles — January 18, 2016

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Abe Vigoda — January 26, 2016

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Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire — February 3, 2016

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Dave Mirra — February 4, 2016

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — February 13, 2016

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Vanity — February 15, 2016

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To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee — February 19, 2016

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Joey Martin Feek — March 4, 2016

..this was taken at one of our last concerts. Love is a powerful thing to pray for.

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First Lady Nancy Reagan — March 6, 2016

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Sir George Martin — March 8, 2016

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer — March 11, 2016

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Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest — March 22, 2016

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Garry Shandling — March 24, 2016

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Patty Duke — March 29, 2016

Merle Haggard — April 6, 2016

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Doris Roberts — April 17, 2016

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Chyna — April 20, 2016

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Prince — April 21, 2016

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Muhammad Ali — June 3, 2016

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Christina Grimmie — June 10, 2016

Anton Yelchin — June 19, 2016

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New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham — June 25, 2016

Night author Elie Wiesel — July 2, 2016

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Garry Marshall — July 19, 2016

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Star Wars actor Kenny Baker — August 13, 2016

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Gene Wilder — August 29, 2016

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Alexis Arquette — September 11, 2016

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright Edward Albee — September 16, 2016

Arnold Palmer — September 25, 2016

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres — September 28, 2016

Leonard Cohen — November 7, 2016

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Leon Russell — November 13, 2016

PBS Newshour host Gwen Ifill — November 14, 2016

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Sharon Jones – November 18, 2016

The Nokia Theatre in NYC in 2009. #tbt

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Florence Henderson — November 24, 2016

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Alan Thicke — December 13, 2006

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George Michael — December 25, 2016

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Carrie Fisher — December 27, 2016

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