Een bizarre hoeveelheid legendes was er dit jaar te betreuren: Johan Cruijff, David Bowie, Prince, Mohammed Ali, Fidel Castro, George Michael. Een overzicht van de doden van 2016.

Januari

David Bowie (69) is poplegende
Piet Steenkamp (90) was geestelijk vader CDA
Alan Rickman (69) was filmacteur
Rene Angelil (73) was echtgenoot en manager van Celine Dion
Richard Klinkhamer (78) was schrijver
Abe Vigoda (94) was 'Tessio' in The Godfather
Black (53) was Wonderful Life-zanger
Glenn Frey (67) was Eagles-oprichter

Februari

Maurice White (74) was Earth Wind and Fire-oprichter
Eddy Wally (83) was volkszanger
Trifon Ivanov (50) was WK-held voor Bulgarije
Boutros Boutros-Ghali (93) was secretaris-generaal van de VN
Harper Lee (89) was To Kill a Mockingbird-auteur
Umberto Eco (84) was auteur

Eddy Wally

Eddy Wally

Maart

Raymond Tomlinson (74) was e-mailuitvinder
Nancy Reagan (94) was presidentsvrouw
George Martin (90) was The Beatles-producent
Keith Emerson (71) was Emerson, Lake and Palmer-toetsenist
Cees Fasseur (77) was historicus
Andy Grove (79) was techpionier
Rob Ford (46) was omstreden burgemeester
Malik Taylor (45) was A Tribe Called Quest-rapper
Johan Cruijff (68) is voetballegende
Antoine Demoitié (25) was wielertalent
Koen Everink (42) was zakenman

April

Cesare Maldini (84) was voetbaltrainer
Wim Brands (57) was tv-presentator
Mama (59) was de oudste chimpansee in Nederland
Merle Haggard (79) was Country-zanger
Cox Habbema (72) was actrice
Maggie (30) was oudste hond ter wereld
Prince (57) is poplegende
Billy Paul (81) was Me and Mrs. Jones-zanger

Mei

Louis van Gasteren (93) was filmregisseur
John Berry (52) was Beastie Boys-lid
Gert Bals (79) was doelman
Corry Brokken (83) was Songfestival-winnaar
Harambe (17) was gorilla

Juni

Muhammed Ali (74) is bokslegende
Martin van Dijk (69) was Met Het Mes op Tafel-pianist
Rudi Altig (79) was wielrenner
Christina Grimmie (22) was zangeres
Anton Yelchin (27) was Star Trek-acteur
Henk Hofland (88) was journalist
Jo Cox (41) was Labour-parlementslid
Bud Spencer (86) was acteur

Juli

Elie Wiesel (87) was Nobelprijswinnaar
Uri Coronel (69) was Ajax-voorzitter
Piet de Jong (101) was premier

Augustus

David Huddleston (85) was Big Lebowski-ster
Annet Nieuwenhuijzen (85) was actrice
Joao Havelange (100) was FIFA-voorzitter
Miep Brons (72) was zakenvrouw
Toots Thielemans (94) was mondharmonica-grootheid
Ton Pronk (75) was Ajax-coryfee
Gene Wilder (83) was acteur

September

Marten Fortuyn (73) was de broer van Pim
Jose Fernandez (24) was sterhonkballer
Arnold Palmer (87) is golflegende

Oktober

Jeroen Oerlemans (46) was fotograaf
Marnix Kappers (73) was presentator
Bhumibol (88) was koning van Thailand
Mieke Telkamp (82) was zangeres
Eddy Christiani (98) was gitarist

Jeroen Oerlemans

Jeroen Oerlemans

November

Oleg Popov (86) was clown
Marc Sleen (93) was striptekenaar
Leonard Cohen (82) was zanger
Leon Russell (74) was muzikant
Fidel Castro (90) was staatshoofd van Cuba

December

Joop Braakhekke (75) was kok
Peter van Straaten (81) was tekenaar
John Glenn (95) was astronaut
Andrew Sachs (86) was acteur
Martin Kok (51) was misdaadjournalist
Greg Lake (69) was Emerson, Lake and Palmer-bassist
Alan Thicke (69) was acteur
Zsa Zsa Gabor (99) was actrice en societydame
Franca Sozzani (69) was hoofdredacteur van de Italiaanse Vogue
Barbara Straathof (41) was zangeres en The Voice-deelneemster
Rick Parfitt (68) was gitarist van Status Quo
Martin Blöte (70) was tv-kok
Ted Meines (95) was generaal buiten dienst
George Michael (53) is poplegende, voormalig Wham!-zanger
Carrie Fisher (60) was actrice
Debbie Reynolds (84) was actrice en moeder van Carrie Fisher

Martin Kok

Martin Kok