Celebrity Deaths of 2016: The Comprehensive List

15. Gene Wilder (83)


Funny man Gene Wilder was a truly unique man.  A lot of people will remember him for his roles alongside Richard Pryor or as Willy Wonka.  Complications from Alzheimer’s disease led to his death.

16. Christina Grimmie (22)


Grimmie’s story is the most saddening of the celebrity deaths in 2016.  The young and upcoming singer was shot to death by a deranged fan in Orlando.  Police speculate he had an “unrealistic infatuation” with Grimmie.  The shooter, James Loibi, had no prior criminal record.