Celebrity Deaths of 2016: The Comprehensive List

19. Kenny Baker (81)


A lot of people probably don’t know who the man was inside the R2-D2 shell.  It was a little person named Kenny Baker.  An interesting fact is he played R2 in both the original film series and episodes 1-3 decades later.

20. Muhammad Ali (74)


The boxing world lost its best ever boxer the day Ali died.  He had godlike charisma and always backed up his strong words.  Sports Illustrated crowned him “The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century.”  Like others on this list, Ali died from complications due to Parkinson’s disease.  Doctors attributed the illness to his boxing career.