Entertainment & Celebrities 20 Notable People Who Died in 2016 December 27, 2016 11:18 am | Comments: 2 | Views: 97607 Prince (June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016) Prince, a 2004 Rock Hall of Fame inductee, won seven Grammy Awards. He also won a best-original-song Oscar for his 1984 film Purple Rain. ◄ Back Next► 1 / 20 Sources: USA Today Previous Article Next Article 2 Comments Maureen Kelly says: December 28, 2016 at 8:39 am You forgot the Master of Space and Time, Leon Russell. He passed away on November 13th 2016. He was the one who put together the Maddogs and Englishmen tour at Joe Cocker’s request! He was a major part of the Wrecking Crew, playing on many artists albums!! He deserves to be recognized for his talent!!! Reply Don says: December 31, 2016 at 5:46 am Muhammad Ali was so much more than one of the greatest fighters in history. He was a true American hero in the highest sense of the words. I was blessed to meet the man, to share a dinner with him, and to spend some time around him. He inspired and changed my life like very few people have. He was one of the very few who put belief, honor and integrity above the love of dollars. Despite, his fantastic accomplishments in the ring-Ali away from the cameras remained humble-because he was so humble the majority of his massive charitabledonations went unnoticed and unheralded. While many prominent African-Americans abandoned their roots upon success Ali never did he never forgot who he was and where he came from. He was an inspiration to people of color and made them feel proud. He went on to become an inspiration to the world. All that he was to me and countless others cannot be cited in this short comment. Suffice it to say that I greatly mourned his passing and will continue to do so all the days of my life. Reply Write a Reply or Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.