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In memoriam: Notable 2016 deaths

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Many well-known men and women moved on during 2016, leaving legacies locally, nationally and even globally. Here’s a list of some of the notable deaths of the past year:

 

Colonel Abrams, 67, musician

 

Muhammad Ali, 74, 

professional boxer and activist

 

David Bowie, 69, singer/songwriter

 

 

Fidel Castro, 90, 

17th president of Cuba

 

Leonard Cohen, 82, 

singer/songwriter

 

Natalie Cole, 65, 

singer/songwriter and actress

 

George Curry, 69, civil rights journalist, former NNPA president 

 

Edward Dahm, 86, Fort Wayne native, co-founder of Mike’s Carwash 

 

 

Carrie Fisher, 60, actress

 

Thomas Mikal Ford, 52, actor

 

John Glenn, 95, astronaut and U.S. senator

 

Dawn Hampton, 88, jazz performer member of the Hampton Sisters

 

Youree “Ms. Cleo” Harris, 53, Psychic and television personality

Florence Henderson, 82, actress

 

Bill Hudnut, 84, former mayor of Indianapolis

 

Gwen Ifill, 61, journalist

 

Michael K. Jones, 52, Indianapolis pastor and radio personality

 

Harper Lee, 89, author

 

Joe Ligon, 80, gospel singer

 

George Michael, 53, musician

 

Prince Rogers Nelson, 57, 

singer/songwriter

 

Bill Nunn, 62, actor

 

Billy Paul, 81, soul singer

 

Yvonne Perkins, 66, Indianapolis community leader

 

Nancy Reagan, 94, actress and wife of President Ronald Reagan

 

Janet Reno, 78, former attorney general of the U.S.

 

Alan Rickman, 69, actor and director

 

Antonin Scalia, 79, associate justice of the Supreme Court

 

Pat Summitt, 64, basketball coach

 

Malik “Phife Dawg” Izaak Taylor, 45, A Tribe Called Quest

 

Alan Thicke, 69, actor

 

Maurice White, 74, Earth, Wind & Fire founder

 

Elie Wiesel, 87, writer, activist and Holocaust survivor

 

Gene Wilder, 83, actor

 

Ricky Williams, 54, actor and comedian

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