Celebrity Deaths of 2016: The Comprehensive List

27. Gary Marshall (81)


Gary Marshall was the man who created the classic TV show, Happy Days.  He later made a name for himself directing several romantic comedies including Pretty Woman.  Pneumonia caused his death after he suffered a stroke.

28. Buddy Ryan (85)


Most people think of Mike Ditka when they think of the ’85 Bears.  Buddy Ryan was the man behind their incredible defense.  Most people in the sports world regard the ’85 bears defense as the best of all time.  Now, his twin sons carry the Ryan torch coaching in the NFL.