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Updated December 25, 2016 9:33 PM
Celebrities, musicians and other notable people who passed away in 2016. (Composite Image/Photos via Getty Images)
Celebrities, musicians and other notable people who passed away in 2016.
Actress Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic 'Singin' in the Rain' and mother of Carrie Fisher, died on Dec. 28, a day after her daughter. She was 84.
Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars," died Dec. 27. She was 60.
Singer, songwriter and pop superstar George Michael passed away Dec. 25, 2016 at age 53. He rose to fame as part of the duo Wham! and was massively successful as a solo act. (Photo: George Michael performs on stage at 'Live 8 London' in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England Credit:MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor died at age 99 in December 2016. A tabloid fixation, her lengthy film career included spots in a dozen films and television series, including John Huston's 1952 'Moulin Rouge' and the 1958 film noir 'Touch of Evil' by Orson Welles. She also lent her voice to several animated films and TV series. (Photo: Gabor is seen this July 12, 1989, file photo. Credit: HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Sports reporter and TV personality Craig Sager died on Dec. 15, 2016, after a battle with leukemia. He was a 2016 inductee of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Alan Thicke, 'Growing Pains' star and TV host, died at the age of 69 on Dec. 14, 2016.
John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth who later served as a U.S. senator for 24 years, died on December 8 at age 95.
Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule of Cuba, died at age 90 on Nov. 25, 2016.
Florence Henderson, the beloved "Brady Bunch" mom and longtime actress, died at age 82 on Nov. 24, 2016. (Photo: Henderson arrives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Credit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
PBS journalist Gwen Ifill died of cancer at age 61. The veteran journalist and political analyst moderated two vice presidential debates, in 2004 and 2008. (Photo: Ifill speaks onstage at the 'PBS Election Coverage' panel at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Canadian poet and singer Leonard Cohen died in November 2016. (Photo: Cohen poses on the stage after receiving his prize during the Prince of Asturias awards ceremony on October 21, 2011 in Oviedo. Credit: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Arnold Palmer, the pro golf Hall of Famer who was dubbed the King of Golf, died Sept. 25 in Pittsburgh at age 87. (Photo: Palmer hits a shot during the first round of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Credit: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating crash off the Florida coast on Sept. 25, 2016. (Photo: Fernandez pitches in a home game against the Washington Nationals several days before his death. Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder, the star of classic films including "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," died at age 83 in August of 2016, according to his family. (Photo: Wilder talks about his new book on 'The Leonard Lopate Show' on March 16, 2007, in New York City. Credit: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel died in July 2016. (Photo: Wiesel introduces U.S. President Barack Obama at the Holocaust Museum April 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. Credit: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
Anton Yelchin, a rising actor known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, died in a car accident in June 2016. He was 27. (Photo: Yelchin arrives to a screening of Dreamworks Pictures' 'Fright Night' on August 17, 2011 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, died on June 3, 2016. (PHOTO: Ali onstage during the Michael J. Fox Foundation's 2010 Parkinson's Benefit in New York on November 13, 2010. Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Veteran CBS newsman and '60 Minutes' correspondent Morley Safer died May 19, 2016. (Photo: Safer attends the 18th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards in New York City on October 21, 2008. Credit: Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
Legendary musician Prince died April 21, 2016. His death has been ruled an accidental overdose. (Photo: Prince performs onstage during the American Idol Season 5 Finale on May 24, 2006 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Professional wrestler, model and adult actress Joanie Laurer, also known as Chyna, died April 20, 2016. (Photo: Chyna arrives at the 51st Emmy Awards on Sept. 12, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA. Credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Emmy Award winning actress Doris Roberts, whose career spanned six decades, passed away on April 17, 2016. (Photo: Roberts poses with her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Comedian Garry Shandling died March 24, 2016. (Photo: Shandling speaks at at the 5th Annual Project A.L.S. Benefit Gala on May 6, 2005, in Century City, California. Credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Nancy Reagan, who ranked among the most influential first ladies in the nation's history, died March 6, 2016. (Photo: Reagan speaks during the unveiling ceremony for the new commemorative stamp of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the Ronald Reagan November 9, 2004 in Simi Valley, California. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Musician Merle Haggard died April 6, 2016. Over the years, his success in music earned him a Kennedy Center Honor, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, among other accolades. (Photo: Haggard performs onstage during 2015 California's Stagecoach Country Music Festival on April 24, 2015 in Indio, California. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Maurice White, founding member of the group Earth, Wind & Fire, died February 4, 2016. (Photo: Maurice White performs during the Grammy Jam Fest on Dec. 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Beatles producer Sir George Martin, dubbed the 'fifth Beatle,' died March 8, 2016. (Photo: Martin, winner of the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album award for 'Love,' poses during the 50th annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
BMX biker Dave Mirra died Feb. 4, 2016 of an apparent suicide. He was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). (Photo: Dave Mirra speaks in a press conference after the Rally Car race during the summer X Games 14 on August 3, 2008 in Carson, California. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize and Medal of Freedom winning author of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', died February 19, 2016. (Photo: Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda died January 26, 2016. (Photo: Vigoda attends the 55th Annual New York Emmy Awards gala at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on April 1, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Paul Kantner, member of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, died January 28, 2016. (Photo: Paul Kantner (L) and Slick Aguilar perform at the concert marking the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival August 15, 2009 in Bethel, New York. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Musician Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles who later found success as a solo act, died January 18, 2016. (Photo: Frey performs on stage during the After Hours Tour opening night at Town Hall on May 9, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
English actor Alan Rickman played a wide range roles on the stage and big screen over the years, but he is best known to younger generations for playing Professor Snape in the 'Harry Potter' films. He passed away Jan. 14, 2016. (Photo: Rickman attends the 'New Dramatists 53rd Benefit Luncheon' on May 14, 2002 in New York City. Credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Canadian music producer Rene Angelil, who was Celine Dion's husband and manager, died January 14, 2016. (Photo: Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
David Bowie, the music icon behind such hits as "Fame" and "Let's Dance," died Jan. 10, 2016. (Photo: Bowie performing onstage at the Forum in Copenhagen on Oct. 7, 2003. Credit: Nils Meilvang/AFP/Getty Images)
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