Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Ricky Harris
Actor and comedian Ricky Harris died of a heart attack at the age of 54 on December 26th.

IN 2016, WE EXPERIENCED TREMENDOUS LOSS, LOSING SOME OF OUR BELOVED ENTERTAINERS AND ARTISTS IN THE SPAN OF 12 MONTHS. HERE, WE PAY TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO CHANGED MUSIC, TELEVISION, FILM, JOURNALISM AND ULTIMATELY, OUR LIVES.

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Ricky Harris
Actor and comedian Ricky Harris died of a heart attack at the age of 54 on December 26th.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

02
Alan Thicke
Actor and father of singer Robin Thicke, died December 13. at 69.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

03
Rashaan Salaam
The 42-year-old former Heisman trophy winner was found dead in a Colorado parking lot in December.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

04
Ron Glass
Ron Glass, actor best kwnon for his roles in ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Firefly,’ died Nov. 26 at 71

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Colonel Abrams
’80s hit-maker best known for his songs “Trapped” and “I’m Not Gonna Let You.” died Nov. 24 at 67

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Sharon Jones
The lead singer of The Dap-Kings, died Nov. 18 at 60 after a battle with pancreatic cancer

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Gwen Ifill
The veteran “PBS NewsHour” anchor and vice presidential debate moderator, died Nov. 14 at 61 after a battle with cancer

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

08
Fidel Castro
The controversial Cuban dictator and revolutionary passed away in November at the age of 90.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

09
Tommy Ford
The beloved actor from the hit-show Martin, died Oct. 12 at 54 after an aneurysm

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

10
Aaron Pryor
The professional boxer passed away in October.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

11
Buckwheat Zydeco
The musical performed alongside a number of notable names and is credited as a trailblazing zydeco artist. He passed away in September at 68.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

12
Shawty Lo
The D4L founding member and father of 11 died Sept. 21 in a traffic accident at age 40

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

13
Bill Nunn
Also known as Radio Raheem, Nunn died in September after battling leukemia.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

14
Gene Wilder
The actor widely known for his mesmerizing performance in the beloved film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” died in August in his Stamford, Connecticut home at the age of 83.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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John Saunders
The longtime ESPN journalist passed away in August at 61.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

16
Dr. Sebi
Survived by 17 children, Alfredo Bowman, better known as Dr. Sebi, passed away at 82 in August.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

17
Dennis Green
In 1981, Green was only the second African-American head coach in Division I-A history. Later, he coached the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals. Green passed away at 67 in July.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

18
Miss Cleo
The famed TV psychic whose real name Youree Harris, died July 26 at age 54 after a battle with colon cancer

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Muhammad Ali
Legendary boxer and activist who batteled with Parkinson’s syndrome for many years, died June 3. at 74.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Bernie Worrell
A founding member of Parliament/Funkadelic, who also worked with Talking Heads, passed away in June at the age of 72.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

21
Kimbo Slice
The professional mixed martial artist died in June from heart failure at the age of 42.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

22
Afeni Shakur
Mother of Tupac and former Black Panther, died May 2 at 69

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

23
Prince
The music legend that created chart-toppers like “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,”and “1999,” died April 21 at 57

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

24
Leon Haywood
The funk and soul singer is best know for his 1975 hit “I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You.” He passed away in April at the age of 74.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

25
Billy Paul
The “Me & Mrs. Jones” singer succumbed to pancreatic cancer in April at the age of 81.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Phife Dawg
Founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, died March 22 of diabetes at 45

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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David Smyrl
The Emmy Award-winning Sesame Street actor succumbed to lung cancer in March at the age of 80.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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Daryl Coley
The gospel singer, who regularly landed on gospel charts, passed away in March.

Rest In Peace: Remembering The Celebrities We Lost In 2016

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