Celebrity Deaths of 2016: The Comprehensive List

5. Nancy Reagan (94)


It’s rare for someone to reach age 90.  Before she became the First Lady, Nancy acted in Hollywood films during the ’40s and ’50s.  She died of congestive heart failure.  President Obama ordered for the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff the day of Nancy’s funeral.

6. Alan Rickman (69)


One of Rickman’s best roles came in the epic action movie Die Hard.  He played the villainous Hans Gruber.  Rickman also played a major role in the Harry Potter film series.  He lost a battle with pancreatic cancer on January 14, 2016.