Maybe it just seems like we lost a lot of famous people this year. There were a lot of them. It may not be a record year but to me it seems like it is. In addition to a lot of famous people dying, I lost several close friends. Tim Pouncey a local Kansas writer died last February. His wife died two months later. Tim and I colaberated on a lot of our writings, mostly looking at each other's work and giving ideas. I had a few other friends die also. -SJ Otto
From NBC News:
The world lost superstar musicians, stars of stage and screen, some of the greatest athletes of all time and larger-than-life political figures in 2016.
Here's a look at some of the many famous figures who died this year. Click through to read full obituaries.