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#6 of 10 Most Popular News Galleries of 2017: In memoriam: Remembering the notable figures we lost in 2016
<p>Pat Harrington Jr., an actor known best for his role as Schneider on “One Day at a Time,” died on January 6 at 86. — (Pictured) ‘One Day at a Time’ cast member, Pat Harrington, Jr. as building superintendent Dwayne Schneider. (CBS via Getty Images) </p>
Pat Harrington Jr.

Pat Harrington Jr., an actor known best for his role as Schneider on “One Day at a Time,” died on January 6 at 86. — (Pictured) ‘One Day at a Time’ cast member, Pat Harrington, Jr. as building superintendent Dwayne Schneider. (CBS via Getty Images)

<p>When David Bowie died on January 8 at age 69, the world lost a true icon. His glamorous, androgynous style influenced music and culture for decades. — (Pictured) Musician David Bowie performs onstage in 1973 in Long Beach, California. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) </p>
David Bowie

When David Bowie died on January 8 at age 69, the world lost a true icon. His glamorous, androgynous style influenced music and culture for decades. — (Pictured) Musician David Bowie performs onstage in 1973 in Long Beach, California. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

<p>British actor Alan Rickman died on January 14 after battling cancer. He was 69. Rickman was an accomplished stage actor when his star exploded with roles in two franchises: Die Hard and Harry Potter. — (Pictured) Actor Alan Rickman during AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York in 2015. (Desiree Navarro/WireImage via Getty Images) </p>
Alan Rickman

British actor Alan Rickman died on January 14 after battling cancer. He was 69. Rickman was an accomplished stage actor when his star exploded with roles in two franchises: Die Hard and Harry Potter. — (Pictured) Actor Alan Rickman during AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York in 2015. (Desiree Navarro/WireImage via Getty Images)

<p>Glen Frey, the singer-songwriter known as a founding member of The Eagles, died January 18 at age 67. — (Pictured) Glenn Frey of The Eagles performs on stage at Ahoy in 1977 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns via Getty Images) </p>
Glen Frey

Glen Frey, the singer-songwriter known as a founding member of The Eagles, died January 18 at age 67. — (Pictured) Glenn Frey of The Eagles performs on stage at Ahoy in 1977 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns via Getty Images)

<p>Known for his roles as Phil Fish (Barney Miller, Fish) and Sal Tessio (The Godfather), Abe Vigoda passed away at 94 on January 26. — (Pictured) Abe Vigoda as Det. Phil Fish in a 1976 episode of ‘Barney Miller’. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) </p>
Abe Vigoda

Known for his roles as Phil Fish (Barney Miller, Fish) and Sal Tessio (The Godfather), Abe Vigoda passed away at 94 on January 26. — (Pictured) Abe Vigoda as Det. Phil Fish in a 1976 episode of ‘Barney Miller’. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

<p>Maurice White, a founding member Earth, Wind & Fire, died February 3 at age 74. — (Pictured) Maurice White performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1988. (Ebet Roberts/Redferns via Getty Images) </p>
Maurice White

Maurice White, a founding member Earth, Wind & Fire, died February 3 at age 74. — (Pictured) Maurice White performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1988. (Ebet Roberts/Redferns via Getty Images)

<p>Dave Mirra, a prominent figure in the world of BMX biking (he earned 24 medals at the X-Games), committed suicide on February 4 at age 41. Mirra was later diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, most often associated with football players, and believed to be caused by repeated hits to the head. —(Pictured) X-Games athlete Dave Mirra poses in the half-pipe at his training facility in Greenville, N.C. in 2005. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) </p>
Dave Mirra

Dave Mirra, a prominent figure in the world of BMX biking (he earned 24 medals at the X-Games), committed suicide on February 4 at age 41. Mirra was later diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, most often associated with football players, and believed to be caused by repeated hits to the head. —(Pictured) X-Games athlete Dave Mirra poses in the half-pipe at his training facility in Greenville, N.C. in 2005. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

<p>When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, died unexpectedly on February 13, his seat quickly became a political flashpoint. Senate Republicans refused to hold confirmation hearings on President Obama’s pick to replace Scalia, Merrick Garland. — (Pictured) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia looks into the balcony before addressing the Chicago-Kent College Law justice in Chicago in 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) </p>
Antonin Scalia

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, died unexpectedly on February 13, his seat quickly became a political flashpoint. Senate Republicans refused to hold confirmation hearings on President Obama’s pick to replace Scalia, Merrick Garland. — (Pictured) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia looks into the balcony before addressing the Chicago-Kent College Law justice in Chicago in 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

<p>Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Eygptian politician and diplomat who served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992-1996, died from complications from a fall on February 16. He was 93. — (Pictured) United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali addresses the Socialist International conference at the United Nations in 1996. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey) </p>
Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Eygptian politician and diplomat who served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992-1996, died from complications from a fall on February 16. He was 93. — (Pictured) United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali addresses the Socialist International conference at the United Nations in 1996. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)

<p>Vanity, a singer-model-actress best known for her time touring with Prince, died at 57 on February 15. She turned away from her Hollywood lifestyle and towards Christianity in the mid-1990s, after suffering a near-fatal overdose. — (Pictured) Vanity, known as Denise Matthews performs with the group Vanity 6 on the TV Show “Solid Gold” in 1983. (Ron Wolfson/WireImage via Getty Images) </p>
Vanity

Vanity, a singer-model-actress best known for her time touring with Prince, died at 57 on February 15. She turned away from her Hollywood lifestyle and towards Christianity in the mid-1990s, after suffering a near-fatal overdose. — (Pictured) Vanity, known as Denise Matthews performs with the group Vanity 6 on the TV Show “Solid Gold” in 1983. (Ron Wolfson/WireImage via Getty Images)

<p>Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her 1960 novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” died on February 19 at 89. — (Pictured) Harper Lee in 1963. (AP Photo) </p>
Harper Lee

Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her 1960 novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” died on February 19 at 89. — (Pictured) Harper Lee in 1963. (AP Photo)

<p>Angela “Big Ang” Raiola’s outsize personality earned her a hardcore following among viewers of VH1’s Mob Wives. After battling cancer (she was a lifelong smoker) — (Pictured) Big Ang VH1’s “Big Ang” Portrait Session in 2012 in the borough of Staten Island New York City. (Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images) </p>
Angela “Big Ang” Raiola

Angela “Big Ang” Raiola’s outsize personality earned her a hardcore following among viewers of VH1’s Mob Wives. After battling cancer (she was a lifelong smoker) — (Pictured) Big Ang VH1’s “Big Ang” Portrait Session in 2012 in the borough of Staten Island New York City. (Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

<p>George Kennedy, an actor who won the best supporting actor Academy Award for his role in Cool Hand Luke, died at age 91 on February 28. — (Pictured) Actor George Kennedy in a scene from the movie ‘Dirty Dingus Magee’, 1970. ( Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images) </p>
George Kennedy

George Kennedy, an actor who won the best supporting actor Academy Award for his role in Cool Hand Luke, died at age 91 on February 28. — (Pictured) Actor George Kennedy in a scene from the movie ‘Dirty Dingus Magee’, 1970. ( Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)

<p>Arthur “Bud” Collins was an American sports journalist best known for his tennis reporting. He died on March 4 at the age of 86.; — (Pictured) Tennis commentator Bud Collins in 1977. (NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) </p>
Buds Collins

Arthur “Bud” Collins was an American sports journalist best known for his tennis reporting. He died on March 4 at the age of 86.; — (Pictured) Tennis commentator Bud Collins in 1977. (NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

<p>Pat Conroy, who died on March 4 after battling pancreatic cancer, was a prolific writer whose novels The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini were later adapted into acclaimed films. Conroy was 70. — (Pictured) Novelist Pat Conroy stands at the back of his house on Fripp Island, S.C. in 2000. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky) </p>
Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy, who died on March 4 after battling pancreatic cancer, was a prolific writer whose novels The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini were later adapted into acclaimed films. Conroy was 70. — (Pictured) Novelist Pat Conroy stands at the back of his house on Fripp Island, S.C. in 2000. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky)

<p>Nancy Reagan, the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, died of heart failure on March 6. She was 94. Reagan was known for her influence on her husband, President Ronald Reagan, and her “Just Say No” campaign against recreational drug use. — (Pictured) An official portrait of Mrs. Nancy Reagan, wife of the president of the United States, in Washington, D.C. in 1981. (AP Photo/White House) </p>
Nancy Reagan Official Portrait 1981

Nancy Reagan, the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, died of heart failure on March 6. She was 94. Reagan was known for her influence on her husband, President Ronald Reagan, and her “Just Say No” campaign against recreational drug use. — (Pictured) An official portrait of Mrs. Nancy Reagan, wife of the president of the United States, in Washington, D.C. in 1981. (AP Photo/White House)

<p>George Martin, the British producer credited with discovering The Beatles–he signed them to a contract after every other label had turned them away–died at 90 on March 8. — (Pictured) George Martin poses with poster of Beatles in 1984. (Rob Verhorst/Redferns via Getty Images) </p>
George Martin

George Martin, the British producer credited with discovering The Beatles–he signed them to a contract after every other label had turned them away–died at 90 on March 8. — (Pictured) George Martin poses with poster of Beatles in 1984. (Rob Verhorst/Redferns via Getty Images)

<p>Frank Sinatra Jr., who followed in his father’s footsteps and became a known singer-songwriter in his own right, died of cardiac arrest while on tour on March 16. He was 72. — (Pictured) Frank Sinatra Jr. performs at KLAC’s Mistletoe and Martinis Concert in 2003. ( Bryan Linden/WireImage via Getty Images) </p>
Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr., who followed in his father’s footsteps and became a known singer-songwriter in his own right, died of cardiac arrest while on tour on March 16. He was 72. — (Pictured) Frank Sinatra Jr. performs at KLAC’s Mistletoe and Martinis Concert in 2003. ( Bryan Linden/WireImage via Getty Images)

<p>Rob Ford, the 64th mayor of Toronto who became known worldwide for multiple substance abuse-related incidents, including a widely circulated video of him smoking crack, died of cancer on March 22. He was 46. — (Pictured) Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at a news conference with his wife Renata (L) at City Hall in Toronto in 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) </p>
Rob Ford

Rob Ford, the 64th mayor of Toronto who became known worldwide for multiple substance abuse-related incidents, including a widely circulated video of him smoking crack, died of cancer on March 22. He was 46. — (Pictured) Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks at a news conference with his wife Renata (L) at City Hall in Toronto in 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

<p>A founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg in New York in 2015. (Brian Ach/Invision/AP) </p>
Phife Dawg

A founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg in New York in 2015. (Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

<p>Best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson (1776) and Ken Reeves (The White Shadow), actor Ken Howard was also the president of the Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA. He died at age 71 on March 23. — (Pictured) Still from the CBS dramatic television series ‘The White Shadow’ shows American actor Ken Howard (as high school basketball coach Ken Reeves) in 1979. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) </p>
Ken Howard

Best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson (1776) and Ken Reeves (The White Shadow), actor Ken Howard was also the president of the Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA. He died at age 71 on March 23. — (Pictured) Still from the CBS dramatic television series ‘The White Shadow’ shows American actor Ken Howard (as high school basketball coach Ken Reeves) in 1979. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

<p>Joe Garagiola, a major league baseball catcher who had stints with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburg Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and New York Giants, died on March 23 and age 90. After retiring from the MLB, Garagiola was well known as an announcer and television host. — (Pictured) NBC sport personality Joe Garagiola prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game against the New York Yankees circa 1983 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images) </p>
Joe Garagiola

Joe Garagiola, a major league baseball catcher who had stints with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburg Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and New York Giants, died on March 23 and age 90. After retiring from the MLB, Garagiola was well known as an announcer and television host. — (Pictured) NBC sport personality Joe Garagiola prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game against the New York Yankees circa 1983 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

<p>Garry Shandling, the comedian who created and starred in both the Garry Shandling Show and The Larry Sanders show, passed away at age 66 on March 24. — (Pictured) Garry Shandling during A Night of Comedy 3 Benefiting The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation at The Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, California in 2001. (Michael Schwartz/WireImage) </p>
Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling, the comedian who created and starred in both the Garry Shandling Show and The Larry Sanders show, passed away at age 66 on March 24. — (Pictured) Garry Shandling during A Night of Comedy 3 Benefiting The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation at The Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, California in 2001. (Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

<p>James Noble died at 94 on March 28. Noble was known for his portrayal of Governor Gatling on Benson from 1979 to 1986. — (Pictured) James Noble as Governor Eugene Gatling in a 1979 episode of “Benson’. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) </p>
James Noble

James Noble died at 94 on March 28. Noble was known for his portrayal of Governor Gatling on Benson from 1979 to 1986. — (Pictured) James Noble as Governor Eugene Gatling in a 1979 episode of “Benson’. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

<p>Patty Duke first came to prominence when, at age 16, she won the best supporting actress Oscar for playing Helen Keller in the Miracle Worker. She later starred in The Patty Duke Show and Valley of the Dolls. She died at age 69 on March 29. — (Pictured) Patty Duke in 1987. (Andrew Stawicki/Toronto Star via Getty Images) </p>
Patty Duke

Patty Duke first came to prominence when, at age 16, she won the best supporting actress Oscar for playing Helen Keller in the Miracle Worker. She later starred in The Patty Duke Show and Valley of the Dolls. She died at age 69 on March 29. — (Pictured) Patty Duke in 1987. (Andrew Stawicki/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

<p>Merle Haggard, a country singer-songwriter who received awards ranging from a Kennedy Center Honor to a Grammy Lifetime Achievement, died at 79 on April 6. — (Pictured) Merle Haggard performing at Farm Aid in Champaigne, Illinois in 1985. (Ebet Roberts/Redferns via Getty Images) </p>
Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard, a country singer-songwriter who received awards ranging from a Kennedy Center Honor to a Grammy Lifetime Achievement, died at 79 on April 6. — (Pictured) Merle Haggard performing at Farm Aid in Champaigne, Illinois in 1985. (Ebet Roberts/Redferns via Getty Images)

<p>David eventually called off the hit. </p>
David Gest

David eventually called off the hit.

<p>Anne Jackson was a celebrated stage actress, where she often costarred with her husband, Eli Wallach. She died on April 12 at age 90. — (Pictured) Anne Jackson as Judge Jane Simons on ‘Law & Order’ in 1997. (Jessica Burstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) </p>
Anne Jackson

Anne Jackson was a celebrated stage actress, where she often costarred with her husband, Eli Wallach. She died on April 12 at age 90. — (Pictured) Anne Jackson as Judge Jane Simons on ‘Law & Order’ in 1997. (Jessica Burstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

<p>Doris Roberts started acting in film and television in 1951, but most of America knew her as the meddling matriarch on Everybody Loves Raymond. She died on April 17 at age 90. — (Pictured) Doris Roberts accepts her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series during the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (M. Caulfield/WireImage) </p>
Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts started acting in film and television in 1951, but most of America knew her as the meddling matriarch on Everybody Loves Raymond. She died on April 17 at age 90. — (Pictured) Doris Roberts accepts her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series during the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (M. Caulfield/WireImage)

<p>Prince, the musician known as much for his music as for his outlandish performances and glamorous presentation, died at his home on April 21. He was 57. The cause of death was later confirmed to be an accidental overdose of fentanyl. — (Pictured) Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum in 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) </p>
Prince

Prince, the musician known as much for his music as for his outlandish performances and glamorous presentation, died at his home on April 21. He was 57. The cause of death was later confirmed to be an accidental overdose of fentanyl. — (Pictured) Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum in 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

<p>Morley Safer was a CBS News journliast for 52 years, with 46 of those at 60 Minutes (he was the program’s longest serving reporter). A 12-time Emmy award winner, Safer died on May 19 at age 84. — (Pictured) Morley Safer in his office in 1980. (CBS via Getty Images) </p>
Morley Safer

Morley Safer was a CBS News journliast for 52 years, with 46 of those at 60 Minutes (he was the program’s longest serving reporter). A 12-time Emmy award winner, Safer died on May 19 at age 84. — (Pictured) Morley Safer in his office in 1980. (CBS via Getty Images)

<p>Muhammad Ali, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion, was as charismatic as he was skilled. Proclaiming himself “The Greatest,” he used his platform to speak about race, religion, and politics. He died at age 74 on June 3. — (Pictured) Muhammad Ali poses as he taunts Joe Frazier before the official press conference in 1974 for bout II at Pen Restaurant in New York, New York. (The Ring Magazine/Getty Images) </p>
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion, was as charismatic as he was skilled. Proclaiming himself “The Greatest,” he used his platform to speak about race, religion, and politics. He died at age 74 on June 3. — (Pictured) Muhammad Ali poses as he taunts Joe Frazier before the official press conference in 1974 for bout II at Pen Restaurant in New York, New York. (The Ring Magazine/Getty Images)

<p>Christina Grimmie, a singer who rose to prominence on The Voice, was killed when a man shot her after one of her concerts on June 10. She was 22. — (Pictured) Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) </p>
Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie, a singer who rose to prominence on The Voice, was killed when a man shot her after one of her concerts on June 10. She was 22. — (Pictured) Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

<p>Gordie Howe was known as “Mr. Hockey,” and not without reason: he won four Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings and only finally retired at age 58. The ever-durable Howe died at age 88 on June 10. — (Pictured) Gordie Howe #9 of the Detroit Red Wings stands in a locker room in his undershirt as he holds a hockey puck and stick labeled 500, in honor of his 500th career goal, which came during a game against the New York Rangers on March 14, 1962 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images) </p>
Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe was known as “Mr. Hockey,” and not without reason: he won four Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings and only finally retired at age 58. The ever-durable Howe died at age 88 on June 10. — (Pictured) Gordie Howe #9 of the Detroit Red Wings stands in a locker room in his undershirt as he holds a hockey puck and stick labeled 500, in honor of his 500th career goal, which came during a game against the New York Rangers on March 14, 1962 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

<p>Jo Cox, a member of the British Parliament, was killed by a gunman on June 16. She was 41. — (Pictured) Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox is seen in Westminster in 2015. (Yui Mok/Press Association/Handout via Reuters) </p>
Jo Cox

Jo Cox, a member of the British Parliament, was killed by a gunman on June 16. She was 41. — (Pictured) Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox is seen in Westminster in 2015. (Yui Mok/Press Association/Handout via Reuters)

<p>Anton Yelchin, an actor best known for his role in the “Star Trek” reboot, died on June 19 at age 27 in a car accident. — (Pictured) Actor Anton Yelchin arrives to a screening of Dreamworks Pictures’ “Fright Night” in 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) </p>
Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin, an actor best known for his role in the “Star Trek” reboot, died on June 19 at age 27 in a car accident. — (Pictured) Actor Anton Yelchin arrives to a screening of Dreamworks Pictures’ “Fright Night” in 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

<p>Bill Cunningham pioneered street style fashion photography, riding his bike around New York taking pictures of everyday people for the New York Times. He was designated as a living landmark by the city in 2009 and was the subject of a 2010 documentary, Bill Cunningham New York. He died on June 25 at age 87. — (Pictured) Photographer Bill Cunningham is seen outside Skylight Clarkson Sq during New York Fashion Week in 2015 in New York City. (Noam Galai/Getty Images) </p>
Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham pioneered street style fashion photography, riding his bike around New York taking pictures of everyday people for the New York Times. He was designated as a living landmark by the city in 2009 and was the subject of a 2010 documentary, Bill Cunningham New York. He died on June 25 at age 87. — (Pictured) Photographer Bill Cunningham is seen outside Skylight Clarkson Sq during New York Fashion Week in 2015 in New York City. (Noam Galai/Getty Images)

<p>Pat Summitt, the coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, died June 28 at age 64. She had previously announced her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. — (Pictured) Pat Summitt, head coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, looks on against the Purdue Boilermakers during the 2008 NCAA Tournament second round game at Mackey Arena in 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) </p>
Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt, the coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, died June 28 at age 64. She had previously announced her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. — (Pictured) Pat Summitt, head coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, looks on against the Purdue Boilermakers during the 2008 NCAA Tournament second round game at Mackey Arena in 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

<p>An Auschwitz survivor turned author, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Elie Wiesel for acting “messenger to mankind” about the atrocities of the Holocauset. He died July 2 at age 87. — (Pictured) Writer and political activist Elie Wiesel being interviewed at his home in 1985 in New York City. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images) </p>
Elie Wiesel

An Auschwitz survivor turned author, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Elie Wiesel for acting “messenger to mankind” about the atrocities of the Holocauset. He died July 2 at age 87. — (Pictured) Writer and political activist Elie Wiesel being interviewed at his home in 1985 in New York City. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)

<p>Nate Thurmond, 74, was a professional basketball player who spent most of his career playing for the Golden State Warriors. He was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. He died of leukemia on July 16. — (Pictured) Nate Thurmond #42 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during a game against the Boston Celtics circa 1976 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images) </p>
Nate Thurmond

Nate Thurmond, 74, was a professional basketball player who spent most of his career playing for the Golden State Warriors. He was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. He died of leukemia on July 16. — (Pictured) Nate Thurmond #42 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during a game against the Boston Celtics circa 1976 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

<p>Garry Marshall created Happy Days and its spin off series, including Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy. He later became known for his film work, including as the director of Pretty Woman. He died at 81 on July 19. — (Pictured) Actor/director Garry Marshall receives the Filmaker of the Year award at the American Cinema Editors’ 54th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) </p>
Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall created Happy Days and its spin off series, including Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy. He later became known for his film work, including as the director of Pretty Woman. He died at 81 on July 19. — (Pictured) Actor/director Garry Marshall receives the Filmaker of the Year award at the American Cinema Editors’ 54th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

<p>Youree Dell Harris, better known as Miss Cleo the TV psychic, died at 53 on July 26. — (Pictured) Cleo Harris, best known as Miss Cleo the face and voice of the Psychic Friends Network television ads is shown in Lake Worth, Florida in 2009, where she lived and had an Internet radio show. (Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images) </p>
Miss Cleo

Youree Dell Harris, better known as Miss Cleo the TV psychic, died at 53 on July 26. — (Pictured) Cleo Harris, best known as Miss Cleo the face and voice of the Psychic Friends Network television ads is shown in Lake Worth, Florida in 2009, where she lived and had an Internet radio show. (Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

<p>Pete Fountain, the jazz clarinetist, was best known for his appearances on Lawrence Welk and Johnny Carson’s television shows. He died at age 86 on August 6. — (Pictured) Pete Fountain in 1960. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) </p>
Pete Fountain

Pete Fountain, the jazz clarinetist, was best known for his appearances on Lawrence Welk and Johnny Carson’s television shows. He died at age 86 on August 6. — (Pictured) Pete Fountain in 1960. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

<p>John Saunders died August 10 at the age of 61. He was a prominent sports reporter and broadcaster. — (Pictured) John Saunders attends the 2016 New Jersey Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Asbury Park Convention Center in 2016 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Bobby Bank/WireImage) </p>
John Saunders

John Saunders died August 10 at the age of 61. He was a prominent sports reporter and broadcaster. — (Pictured) John Saunders attends the 2016 New Jersey Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Asbury Park Convention Center in 2016 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

<p>Jack Riley, best known for his role as Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show, died at 80 on August `9. — (Pictured) In ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ episode, ‘The Last TV Show’, in 1973, (at left) Bob Newhart (as Bob Hartley) and Jack Riley (as Elliot Carlin). (CBS via Getty Images) </p>
Jack Riley

Jack Riley, best known for his role as Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show, died at 80 on August `9. — (Pictured) In ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ episode, ‘The Last TV Show’, in 1973, (at left) Bob Newhart (as Bob Hartley) and Jack Riley (as Elliot Carlin). (CBS via Getty Images)

<p>Belgian jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans (he also dabbled in guitar and whistling) died at 94 on August 22. — (Pictured) Toots Thielemans performs on stage as part of Night Of The Proms at Ahoy in 2009 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Rob Verhorst/Redferns) </p>
Toots Thieleman

Belgian jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans (he also dabbled in guitar and whistling) died at 94 on August 22. — (Pictured) Toots Thielemans performs on stage as part of Night Of The Proms at Ahoy in 2009 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Rob Verhorst/Redferns)

<p>Steven Hill, perhaps better known as District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order, died on August 23. He was 94 years old. — (Pictured) Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff in ‘Law & Order’ in 1998. (Jessica Burstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) </p>
Steven Hill

Steven Hill, perhaps better known as District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order, died on August 23. He was 94 years old. — (Pictured) Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff in ‘Law & Order’ in 1998. (Jessica Burstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

<p>Juan Gabriel was Mexico’s best selling musical artist of all time and a giant of Latin American music. He died of natural causes on August 28 at age 66. — (Pictured) Singer Juan Gabriel performs onstage during the 10th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at Mandalay Bay Events Center in 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) </p>
Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel was Mexico’s best selling musical artist of all time and a giant of Latin American music. He died of natural causes on August 28 at age 66. — (Pictured) Singer Juan Gabriel performs onstage during the 10th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at Mandalay Bay Events Center in 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

<p>Gene Wilder, an icon of American comedy known for his collaborations with Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein) and his role in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, died at 83 on August 29. — (Pictured) Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in the film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’, 1971. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) </p>
Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, an icon of American comedy known for his collaborations with Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein) and his role in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, died at 83 on August 29. — (Pictured) Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in the film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’, 1971. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

<p>Best known for his role in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, died on September 6 at age 91. — (Pictured) Hugh O’Brian standing before his sign in a scene from the television series ‘The Life And Legend of Wyatt Earp’, 1955. (ABC/Getty Images) </p>
Hugh O’Brian

Best known for his role in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, died on September 6 at age 91. — (Pictured) Hugh O’Brian standing before his sign in a scene from the television series ‘The Life And Legend of Wyatt Earp’, 1955. (ABC/Getty Images)

<p>Alexis Arquette, one of the five actor siblings in the Arquette family, was known for her acting and her role in the LGBTQ community, particularly after she came out as transgender. She died on September 11 at age 47. — (Pictured) Alexis Arquette during Maxim Magazine’s Annual Hot 100 Party at 1400 Ivar in Hollywood, CA, in 2003. (Chris Polk/FilmMagic via Getty Images) </p>
Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette, one of the five actor siblings in the Arquette family, was known for her acting and her role in the LGBTQ community, particularly after she came out as transgender. She died on September 11 at age 47. — (Pictured) Alexis Arquette during Maxim Magazine’s Annual Hot 100 Party at 1400 Ivar in Hollywood, CA, in 2003. (Chris Polk/FilmMagic via Getty Images)

<p>Edward Albee was one of the most influential American playrights of his era. He died on September 16 at the age of 88 — (Pictured) Playwright Edward Albee, who is director of his own “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?”, stands outside Boston’s Colonial Theater in 1976. (AP Photo/John J.Mullins) </p>
Edward Albee

Edward Albee was one of the most influential American playrights of his era. He died on September 16 at the age of 88 — (Pictured) Playwright Edward Albee, who is director of his own “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?”, stands outside Boston’s Colonial Theater in 1976. (AP Photo/John J.Mullins)

<p>Bill Nunn was best known for his role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. He died at age 62 on September 24 after a battle with cancer. — (Pictured) Actor Bill Nunn at Point Park University rehearsal for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh in 2008. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) </p>
Bill Nunn

Bill Nunn was best known for his role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. He died at age 62 on September 24 after a battle with cancer. — (Pictured) Actor Bill Nunn at Point Park University rehearsal for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh in 2008. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

<p>Jose Fernandez was a star of the MLB and widely considered one of its best pitchers when he died in a boating accident on September 25 at age 24. — (Pictured) Pitcher Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins in action against the New York Mets during a game at Citi Field on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images) </p>
José Fernández

Jose Fernandez was a star of the MLB and widely considered one of its best pitchers when he died in a boating accident on September 25 at age 24. — (Pictured) Pitcher Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins in action against the New York Mets during a game at Citi Field on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

<p>Arnold Palmer, one of the golfers to put the sport on the map in the United States with his skill and charisma, died at 87 on September 25. — (Pictured) Arnold Palmer in action in 1982. (Allsport /Getty Images) </p>
Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, one of the golfers to put the sport on the map in the United States with his skill and charisma, died at 87 on September 25. — (Pictured) Arnold Palmer in action in 1982. (Allsport /Getty Images)

<p>Agnes Nixon was a titan of the soap opera world, with writing or producing credits on One Life to Live, All My Children, and Guiding Light. She passed away on September 28 at age 93. — (Pictured) Agnes Nixon behind the scenes of the ABC soap opera ‘Loving’ in 1983. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) </p>
Agnes Nixon

Agnes Nixon was a titan of the soap opera world, with writing or producing credits on One Life to Live, All My Children, and Guiding Light. She passed away on September 28 at age 93. — (Pictured) Agnes Nixon behind the scenes of the ABC soap opera ‘Loving’ in 1983. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

<p>Shimon Peres served in various parts of the Israel government, including as Prime Minister and President. An internationally-renowned statesman, he died at age 93 on September 28. — (Pictured) Shimon Peres, Israeli foreign Minister speaks at a press conference in May 2001. (Unkel/ullstein bild via Getty Images) </p>
Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres served in various parts of the Israel government, including as Prime Minister and President. An internationally-renowned statesman, he died at age 93 on September 28. — (Pictured) Shimon Peres, Israeli foreign Minister speaks at a press conference in May 2001. (Unkel/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

<p>Leonard Cohen was a prolific artist: musician, poet, novelist. He is best known for writing Hallelujah, which has since been covered by various artists. He died at 82 on November 7 due to complications from a fall. — (Pictured) Canadian poet, singer-songwriter and novelist Leonard Cohen poses for a portrait in a diner in New York, New York circa 1968. (Roz Kelly/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) </p>
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen was a prolific artist: musician, poet, novelist. He is best known for writing Hallelujah, which has since been covered by various artists. He died at 82 on November 7 due to complications from a fall. — (Pictured) Canadian poet, singer-songwriter and novelist Leonard Cohen poses for a portrait in a diner in New York, New York circa 1968. (Roz Kelly/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

<p>Janet Reno became the first female U.S. attorney general when President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1993. She died at age 78 on November 7. — (Pictured) Attorney General Janet Reno testifies before the house panel investigating the 1993 standoff between federal agents and members of the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas. Reno said the decision to use tear gas to end the standoff was not a decision of the White House, but a decision made in the law enforcement arena. (Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) </p>
Janet Reno

Janet Reno became the first female U.S. attorney general when President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1993. She died at age 78 on November 7. — (Pictured) Attorney General Janet Reno testifies before the house panel investigating the 1993 standoff between federal agents and members of the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas. Reno said the decision to use tear gas to end the standoff was not a decision of the White House, but a decision made in the law enforcement arena. (Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

<p>Robert Vaughn was known as the hero of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He died at age 83 on November 11. — (Pictured) Robert Vaughn in a publicity portrait for the television series, ‘The Man from UNCLE’, circa 1965. The epsionage series starred Vaughn as ‘Napoleon Solo’. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) </p>
Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn was known as the hero of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He died at age 83 on November 11. — (Pictured) Robert Vaughn in a publicity portrait for the television series, ‘The Man from UNCLE’, circa 1965. The epsionage series starred Vaughn as ‘Napoleon Solo’. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

<p>Victor Bailey was the bassist of Weather Report before launching a solo career. He was 56 when he died November 11. — (Pictured) Victor Bailey performing on stage in 1999. (Andrew Lepley/Redferns via Getty Images) </p>
Victor Bailey

Victor Bailey was the bassist of Weather Report before launching a solo career. He was 56 when he died November 11. — (Pictured) Victor Bailey performing on stage in 1999. (Andrew Lepley/Redferns via Getty Images)

<p>Leon Russell was a top studio musician before setting out on a solo career, and wrote many hits for other artists before he decided to give it a try himself. He died at age 74 on November 13. — (Pictured) A studio portrait of Leon Russell for “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” album cover circa 1970. (Jim McCrary/Redferns via Getty Images) </p>
Leon Russell

Leon Russell was a top studio musician before setting out on a solo career, and wrote many hits for other artists before he decided to give it a try himself. He died at age 74 on November 13. — (Pictured) A studio portrait of Leon Russell for “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” album cover circa 1970. (Jim McCrary/Redferns via Getty Images)

<p>Gwen Ifill was a respected, groundbreaking journalist, forging a path for the black women who came after her. Best known for her work on Washington Week and NewsHour, Ifill died on November 14 on endometrial cancer. She was 61. — (Pictured) Gwen Ifill, Washington Week, PBS NewsHour speaks onstage at the ‘PBS Election Coverage’ panel during day 2 of the PBS portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) </p>
Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill was a respected, groundbreaking journalist, forging a path for the black women who came after her. Best known for her work on Washington Week and NewsHour, Ifill died on November 14 on endometrial cancer. She was 61. — (Pictured) Gwen Ifill, Washington Week, PBS NewsHour speaks onstage at the ‘PBS Election Coverage’ panel during day 2 of the PBS portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

<p>Mose Allison was a blues and jazz pianist and singer-songwriter. He died at 89 on November 15. — (Pictured) Pianist Mose Allison performs live on stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands in 2005. (Frans Schellekens/Redferns via Getty Images) </p>
Mose Allison

Mose Allison was a blues and jazz pianist and singer-songwriter. He died at 89 on November 15. — (Pictured) Pianist Mose Allison performs live on stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands in 2005. (Frans Schellekens/Redferns via Getty Images)

<p>Sharon Jones, the R&B singer known for leading her band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, died of pancreatic cancer on November 18, at age 60. — (Pictured) Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings seen at Forecastle Music Festival at Waterfront Park in 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP) </p>
Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones, the R&B singer known for leading her band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, died of pancreatic cancer on November 18, at age 60. — (Pictured) Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings seen at Forecastle Music Festival at Waterfront Park in 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

<p>Florence Henderson was “America’s Mom” as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch. She died at 82 on November 24. — (Pictured) Florence Henderson poses during a photo shoot in 1969. (Courtesy Everett Collection) </p>
Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson was “America’s Mom” as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch. She died at 82 on November 24. — (Pictured) Florence Henderson poses during a photo shoot in 1969. (Courtesy Everett Collection)

<p>Fidel Castro, who held power in communist Cuba for nearly 50 years, died at 90 on November 25. His death was outright celebrated by some, while others wrestle with his legacy of leadership. — (Pictured) Fidel Castro speaks during the first demonstration in support of the Revolution in Havana, in front of the old Presidential palace in 1959. (Gilberto Ante/Roger Viollet/Getty Images) </p>
Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro, who held power in communist Cuba for nearly 50 years, died at 90 on November 25. His death was outright celebrated by some, while others wrestle with his legacy of leadership. — (Pictured) Fidel Castro speaks during the first demonstration in support of the Revolution in Havana, in front of the old Presidential palace in 1959. (Gilberto Ante/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)

<p>Ron Glass, the actor known for his roles in Barney Miller, Firefly, and Lakeview Terrace, died of respiratory failure on November 25. He was 71. — (Pictured) Ron Glass in a still from “Barney Miller” in 1976. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) </p>
Ron Glass

Ron Glass, the actor known for his roles in Barney Miller, Firefly, and Lakeview Terrace, died of respiratory failure on November 25. He was 71. — (Pictured) Ron Glass in a still from “Barney Miller” in 1976. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

<p>Grant Tinker, the former executive and later CEO of NBC, is credited with changing America’s television viewing habits by producing and promoting sitcoms like the Mary Tyler Moore Show. He died at 90 on November 28. — Pictured) Grant Tinker photographed in his office in Los Angeles, California in 1983. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage) </p>
Grant Tinker

Grant Tinker, the former executive and later CEO of NBC, is credited with changing America’s television viewing habits by producing and promoting sitcoms like the Mary Tyler Moore Show. He died at 90 on November 28. — Pictured) Grant Tinker photographed in his office in Los Angeles, California in 1983. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)

<p>John Glenn, an astronaut who was the first American to orbit the Earth and later became a U.S. Senator, died December 8 at age 95. — (Pictured) an undated photo made available by NASA shows astronaut John Glenn in his Mercury flight suit. (NASA via AP) </p>
John Glenn

John Glenn, an astronaut who was the first American to orbit the Earth and later became a U.S. Senator, died December 8 at age 95. — (Pictured) an undated photo made available by NASA shows astronaut John Glenn in his Mercury flight suit. (NASA via AP)

<p>Joseph Mascolo, an alum of soap operas (Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful) and film (Jaws 2) died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease on December 8. He was 87. — (Pictured) Joe Mascolo stars as Massimo Marone on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. (Cliff Lipson/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images) </p>
Joseph Mascolo

Joseph Mascolo, an alum of soap operas (Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful) and film (Jaws 2) died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease on December 8. He was 87. — (Pictured) Joe Mascolo stars as Massimo Marone on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. (Cliff Lipson/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)

<p>Alan Thicke, a Canadian actor best known for playing Jason Seaver, the family patriarch of Growing Pains, died of a heart attack on December 13. He was 69. — (Pictured) ‘Growing Pains’ photo shoot in 1986. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) </p>
Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke, a Canadian actor best known for playing Jason Seaver, the family patriarch of Growing Pains, died of a heart attack on December 13. He was 69. — (Pictured) ‘Growing Pains’ photo shoot in 1986. (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

<p>Craig Sager was a sportscaster known best for his NBA sideline reporting — and his outlandish wardrobe. Sager died December 15 at age 65 after battling leukemia. — (Pictured) TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager during the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors in 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) </p>
Craig Sager

Craig Sager was a sportscaster known best for his NBA sideline reporting — and his outlandish wardrobe. Sager died December 15 at age 65 after battling leukemia. — (Pictured) TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager during the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors in 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

<p>Dr. Henry Heimlich was most famous, of course, for his namesake Heimlich manuever, created to save choking victims. He died December 17 at the age of 96. — (Pictured) Dr. Henry Heimlich holds his memoirs prior to being interviewed at his home in Cincinnati in 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) </p>
Dr. Henry Heimlich

Dr. Henry Heimlich was most famous, of course, for his namesake Heimlich manuever, created to save choking victims. He died December 17 at the age of 96. — (Pictured) Dr. Henry Heimlich holds his memoirs prior to being interviewed at his home in Cincinnati in 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

<p>Hungarian born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was as well known for her on-screen performances as she was for her off-screen romances. Married nine times, the socialite died at 99 on December 18. — (Pictured) Zsa Zsa Gabor arrives at London Airport from Paris, in a Crimson dress and a straw hat in 1955. (AP Photo) </p>
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Hungarian born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was as well known for her on-screen performances as she was for her off-screen romances. Married nine times, the socialite died at 99 on December 18. — (Pictured) Zsa Zsa Gabor arrives at London Airport from Paris, in a Crimson dress and a straw hat in 1955. (AP Photo)

<p>Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. He was 53. — (Pictured) British singer George Michael performs at a concert to raise money for the AIDS charity Sidaction, during the Symphonica tour at Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris, France in 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) </p>
George Michael

Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. He was 53. — (Pictured) British singer George Michael performs at a concert to raise money for the AIDS charity Sidaction, during the Symphonica tour at Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris, France in 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

<p>Carrie Fisher, Hollywood actress and famed daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films, died following a heart attack on December 27. She was 60 years old. — (Pictured) As Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars’ in 1977. (CAP/PLF/MediaPunch/IPX/AP) </p>
Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, Hollywood actress and famed daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films, died following a heart attack on December 27. She was 60 years old. — (Pictured) As Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars’ in 1977. (CAP/PLF/MediaPunch/IPX/AP)

<p>Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds was an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian and a noted former collector of film memorabilia. She died on December 28, 2016, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. — (Pictured) American actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, circa 1955. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) </p>
Debbie Reynolds

Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds was an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian and a noted former collector of film memorabilia. She died on December 28, 2016, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. — (Pictured) American actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, circa 1955. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

<p>William Christopher, best known as “Father Mulcahey in the long running hit show M.A.S.H. died on December 31, 2016. — (Pictured)–William Christohper as his charachter “Father Mulcahey” in a promo shoot for the TV show, M.A.S.H., 1972-83. (©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./courtesy Everett Collection) </p>
William Christopher

William Christopher, best known as “Father Mulcahey in the long running hit show M.A.S.H. died on December 31, 2016. — (Pictured)–William Christohper as his charachter “Father Mulcahey” in a promo shoot for the TV show, M.A.S.H., 1972-83. (©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./courtesy Everett Collection)

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