2016 Celebrity Deaths

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 25:  Actress Barbara Tarbuck attends The Tony Awards celebration of Broadway in Hollywood at Sunset Towers on March 25, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for THE TONY AWARDS)
Barbara Tarbuck, a stage and screen actress who played Jane Jacks on “General Hospital” and Mother Superior Claudia on “American Horror Story: Asylum,” died Dec. 26, 2016. She was 74.

Barbara Tarbuck of ‘General Hospital’ dies at 74

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for THE TONY AWARDS)

Debbie Reynolds
FILE – This Oct. 14, 2011 file photo shows actress Debbie Reynolds posing for a portrait in New York. Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, according to her son Todd Fisher. She was 84. She died one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, who died on Dec. 27, 2016 at age 60.

Actress and author Carrie Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016 at 60, four days after falling ill aboard an airline flight. Media reports said the actress had suffered a heart attack. Read more about Fisher’s life: Actress, author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60 (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Actor Ricky Harris arrives at the funeral service for Nate Dogg, aka Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, on March 26, 2011 in Long Beach, California.  Harris died Dec. 26, 2016. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Actor Ricky Harris arrives at the funeral service for Nate Dogg, aka Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, on March 26, 2011 in Long Beach, California. Harris died Dec. 26, 2016. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

George Michael
FILE – In this Dec. 2, 1993 file photo, George Michael performs at “Concert of Hope” to mark World AIDS Day at London’s Wembley Arena. According to a publicist on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, the singer has died at the age of 53. (AP Photo/Gill Allen)

Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor with her husband Herbert Hutner and daughter Francesca Hilton, circa 1965. Gabor, 99, died of a heart attack, CBS confirmed Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 (Photo by Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor with her husband Herbert Hutner and daughter Francesca Hilton, circa 1965. Gabor, 99, died of a heart attack, CBS confirmed Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 (Photo by Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

ASHER FOX MURPHY ROGERS
FILE – In this June 15, 2005 file photo, director of the 1960s sitcom ‘Bewitched’, Willaim Asher, seated, shares the stage with characters from the show, standing from left, Bernard Fox, Casey Rogers and Erin Murphy, in Salem, Mass., during the unveiling of a statue, left, depicting Samantha Stevens, the fictional witch played by Elizabeth Montgomery in the series. Fox, the mustachioed actor known to TV viewers as Dr. Bombay on “Bewitched” and Col. Crittendon on “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died. He was 89. Harlan Boll, a spokesman for Fox’s family, said he died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland (86) sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta. The Baltimore Ravens say former tight end Konrad Reuland has died at the age of 29 following a brain aneurism. A Ravens spokesman says Reuland's mother informed the team that he died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland (86) sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta. The Baltimore Ravens say former tight end Konrad Reuland has died at the age of 29 following a brain aneurism. A Ravens spokesman says Reuland’s mother informed the team that he died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Alan Thicke
FILE – In this Wednesday July 16, 2008 file photo, Alan Thicke arrives at the ESPYs Awards in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, A publicist said the actor has died at the age of 69. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Joseph Mascolo
FILE – This June 22, 2014 file photo shows actor Joseph Mascolo at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mascolo, an actor most well-known for his portrayal of the evil villain Stefano DiMera on NBC’s daytime drama “Days of our Lives,” died, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2016. He was 87. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, file photo, Television executive Grant Tinker holds up his Hall of Fame award alongside his ex-wife Mary Tyler Moore at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died. Tinker died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, Mark Tinker. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE – In this Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, file photo, Television executive Grant Tinker holds up his Hall of Fame award alongside his ex-wife Mary Tyler Moore at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Tinker, who brought “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died. Tinker died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, Mark Tinker. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Florence Henderson
FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, Florence Henderson arrives at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over “The Brady Bunch,” has died at age 82. She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Sharon Jones
FILE – In this March 19, 2010 file photo, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform at the SPIN Party at Stubb’s during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Jones, a big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage has died at age 60 in New York, after battling pancreatic cancer. Her representative Judy Miller Silverman says she died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at a Cooperstown hospital surrounded by her band, the Dap-Kings. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, "NewsHour" co-anchor Gwen Ifill attends The Women's Media Center 2015 Women's Media Awards in New York. PBS announced last week that Ifill, the "NewsHour" co-anchor with Judy Woodruff, would be taking unspecified time off for health reasons. Ifill, 61, was out for two months last spring. She has not revealed the nature of her illness. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, “NewsHour” co-anchor Gwen Ifill attends The Women’s Media Center 2015 Women’s Media Awards in New York. Ifill died at age 61 after a battle of cancer. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, reporters are reflected in the sunglasses of Leon Russell as he answers a question at a news conference in Tulsa, Okla. Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, reporters are reflected in the sunglasses of Leon Russell at a news conference in Tulsa, Okla. Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock ‘n’ roll’s top records, died Nov. 12, 2016 at age 74. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

FILE - In this undated photo, actor Robert Vaughn is photographed in Rome, Italy. Vaughn, the debonair crime-fighter of television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." in the 1960s, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83.  (AP Photo, File)
FILE – In this undated photo, actor Robert Vaughn is photographed in Rome, Italy. Vaughn, the debonair crime-fighter of television’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” in the 1960s, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)

Leonard Cohen attends a listening party for his new album "Popular Problems" on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 in New York. He died Nov. 10 at age 82. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Leonard Cohen attends a listening party for his new album “Popular Problems” on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 in New York. He died Nov. 10 at age 82. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

FILE - In this Sunday, July 21, 2002, file photo, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno smiles as she greets friends and supporters during a celebration of her 64th birthday at her home in the Kendall neighborhood of Miami. Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died early Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was 78. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, July 21, 2002, file photo, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno smiles as she greets friends and supporters during a celebration of her 64th birthday at her home in the Kendall neighborhood of Miami. Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died early Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was 78. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Tom Hayden
FILE – In this June 6, 1988 file photo, Tom Hayden talks about his new book, “Reunion,” during a interview at his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer, has died. He was 76. His wife, Barbara Williams, says Hayden died on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Santa Monica of a long illness. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Patricia Barry
FILE – In this March 1, 2012 file photo, actress Patricia Barry arrives at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Barry, a mainstay of daytime television who appeared on “Days of Our Lives,” “Guiding Light” and “All My Children,” died at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. She was 93. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo, Agnes Nixon arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. Nixon, the creative force behind the popular soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Haverford, Pa.  She was 93. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE – In this June 27, 2010 file photo, Agnes Nixon arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. Nixon, the creative force behind the popular soap operas “One Life to Live” and “All My Children,” died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Haverford, Pa. She was 93. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Arnold Palmer gives a thumbs up before the ceremonial first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Arnold Palmer gives a thumbs up before the ceremonial first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as “The King,” died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

FILE - This May 3, 2008 file photo shows actor Bill Nunn, right, at a Point Park University rehearsal for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh. Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died. His wife, Donna, said Nunn died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at his home in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)
FILE – This May 3, 2008 file photo shows actor Bill Nunn, right, at a Point Park University rehearsal for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh. Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died. His wife, Donna, said Nunn died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at his home in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2009 file photo, U.S. filmmaker Curtis Hanson, speaks during an interview at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for “L.A. Confidential” and directed Eminem in the movie “8 Mile,” has died. Los Angeles police say paramedics called to Hanson’s Hollywood Hills home found him dead Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. He was 71. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)
FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2009 file photo, U.S. filmmaker Curtis Hanson, speaks during an interview at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for ““L.A. Confidential”” and directed Eminem in the movie ““8 Mile,”” has died. Los Angeles police say paramedics called to Hanson’s Hollywood Hills home found him dead Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. He was 71. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)

"Sound of Music actress Charmian Carr is seen in an undated photo provided by the Carr family. Carr died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016,  in Woodland Hills, Calif., of complications from a rare form of dementia. Carr was best known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, in the academy award winning movie, The Sound of Music. She was 73.  (AP Photo/courtesy of the Carr family)
“Sound of Music actress Charmian Carr is seen in an undated photo provided by the Carr family. Carr died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Woodland Hills, Calif., of complications from a rare form of dementia. Carr was best known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, in the academy award winning movie, The Sound of Music. She was 73. (AP Photo/courtesy of the Carr family)

FILE - In this July 22, 2007 file photo, Alexis Arquette arrives at the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" in Burbank, Calif. Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in Los Angeles. She was 47.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
In this July 22, 2007 file photo, Alexis Arquette arrives at the “Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav” in Burbank, Calif. Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in Los Angeles. She was 47. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Greta Zimmer Friedman
In this Aug. 14, 1945 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a sailor and a nurse kiss passionately in Manhattan’s Times Square, as New York City celebrates the end of World War II. The woman who was kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died at the age of 92. Greta Zimmer Friedman’s son says his mother died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia. She died from complications of old age, he said. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy/Victor Jorgensen)

In this Jan. 11, 1993 file photo, "Crazy" Eddie Antar, center, founder of the Crazy Eddie electronics store chain, is led in handcuffs after being extradited from Israel.  The Bloomfield-Cooper funeral home in Ocean Township, New Jersey, confirmed Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016,  that Antar died Saturday. He was 68.  (AP Photo/Dan Hulshizer, file)
In this Jan. 11, 1993 file photo, “Crazy” Eddie Antar, center, founder of the Crazy Eddie electronics store chain, is led in handcuffs after being extradited from Israel. The Bloomfield-Cooper funeral home in Ocean Township, New Jersey, confirmed Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, that Antar died Saturday. He was 68. (AP Photo/Dan Hulshizer, file)

Phyllis Schlafly
FILE In this March 11, 2016 file photo, longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before Trump begins speaking at a campaign rally in St. Louis. Schlafly, who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, has died at age 92. The Eagle Forum announced her death in a statement Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

Lee Meredith with Zero Mostell, left, and Gene Wilder in a scene from the movie "The Producers" July 1967. (AP Photo)
Gene Wilder, right, appears with Zero Mostell and Lee Meredith in a scene from Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” in July 1967. Wilder died Monday at age 83. (AP Photo)

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1997 file photo, Arthur Hiller, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announces best actress Oscar nominees at the Academy headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the romantic tragedy "Love Story" during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows," died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, of natural causes. He was 92. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 11, 1997 file photo, Arthur Hiller, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announces best actress Oscar nominees at the Academy headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the romantic tragedy “Love Story” during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows,” died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, of natural causes. He was 92. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

John McLaughlin
FILE – In this April 28, 2012 file photo, John McLaughlin arrives at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington. McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, according to the Facebook page for “The McLaughlin Group.” He was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

ESPN commentator John Saunders, who filled a variety of roles over 30 years at the network, has died, ESPN announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. 

Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners and offensive MVP is interviewed by ESPN's John Saunders after the Sooners 48-20 victory against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ESPN commentator John Saunders, who filled a variety of roles over 30 years at the network, has died, ESPN announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.

Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners and offensive MVP is interviewed by ESPN’s John Saunders after the Sooners 48-20 victory against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

This March 3, 2016, photo shows a portrait of W. Carter Merbreier, surrounded by a lifetime of memories in his home in Audubon, Pa. Merbreier helmed beloved Philadelphia children's TV show "Captain Noah and his Magical Ark" for 27 years. He died Tuesday, Aug. 9, at age 90. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
This March 3, 2016, photo shows a portrait of W. Carter Merbreier, surrounded by a lifetime of memories in his home in Audubon, Pa. Merbreier helmed beloved Philadelphia children’s TV show “Captain Noah and his Magical Ark” for 27 years. He died Tuesday, Aug. 9, at age 90. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

This undated photo provided by Sarah C. Koeppe, shows David Huddleston and his wife Sarah C. Koeppe. Huddleson, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in "The Big Lebowski" and "Santa Claus: The Movie," died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. He was 85. (Sarah C. Koeppe via AP)
This undated photo provided by Sarah C. Koeppe, shows David Huddleston and his wife Sarah C. Koeppe. Huddleson, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Santa Claus: The Movie,” died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. He was 85. (Sarah C. Koeppe via AP)

Garry Marshall
FILE – In this April 10, 2016 file photo, Garry Marshall arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Writer-director Marshall, whose TV hits included “Happy Days” “Laverne & Shirley” and box-office successes included “Pretty Woman” and “Runaway Bride,” has died at age 81. Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Nate Thurmond
FILE – In this March 19, 2012, file photo, former Golden State Warriors player Nate Thurmond waves during a halftime ceremony if an NBA basketball game between the Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Oakland, Calif. Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, after a short battle with leukemia, the team announced. He was 74. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

FILE - In this April 4, 1971 file photo, stars of the show "Follies," from left, Gene Nelson, Alexis Smith, Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, and Yvonne DeCarlo pose in New York. McMartin, the silver-haired, Tony Award-nominated actor whose Broadway career spanned decades, died of cancer, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in New York. He was 86. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
FILE – In this April 4, 1971 file photo, stars of the show “Follies,” from left, Gene Nelson, Alexis Smith, Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, and Yvonne DeCarlo pose in New York. McMartin, the silver-haired, Tony Award-nominated actor whose Broadway career spanned decades, died of cancer, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in New York. He was 86. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

FILE - In this June 13, 2003, file photo, Noel Niell poses for a photograph before a book signing of her book "Truth, Justice, and the American Way, The Life and Times of Noel Neill The Original Lois Lane" during "Lunch with Lois" at Farley's Cafeteria during the annual Superman Celebration, in Metropolis, Ill. The actress who was the first to play Superman's love interest, Lois Lane, on screen has died. Neill was 95. Neill's biographer Larry Ward tells The Associated Press that she died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home in Tucson, Ariz., following a long illness. (Stephen Lance Dennee/The Paducah Sun via AP)
FILE – In this June 13, 2003, file photo, Noel Neill poses for a photograph before a book signing of her book “Truth, Justice, and the American Way, The Life and Times of Noel Neill The Original Lois Lane” during “Lunch with Lois” at Farley’s Cafeteria during the annual Superman Celebration, in Metropolis, Ill. The actress who was the first to play Superman’s love interest, Lois Lane, on screen has died. Neill was 95. Neill’s biographer Larry Ward tells The Associated Press that she died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home in Tucson, Ariz., following a long illness. (Stephen Lance Dennee/The Paducah Sun via AP)

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, director Michael Cimino arrives at the third edition of the Rome Film Festival, in Rome.Cimino, whose film "The Deer Hunter" became one of the great triumphs of Hollywood's 1970s heyday, and whose disastrous "Heaven's Gate" helped bring that era to a close, has died. Los Angeles County acting coroner's Lt. B. Kim told The Associated Press that Cimino died Saturday, July 2, 2016,  at age 77. He said Cimino had been living in Beverly Hills but did not yet have further details on the circumstances of his death. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, director Michael Cimino arrives at the third edition of the Rome Film Festival, in Rome.Cimino, whose film “The Deer Hunter” became one of the great triumphs of Hollywood’s 1970s heyday, and whose disastrous “Heaven’s Gate” helped bring that era to a close, has died. Los Angeles County acting coroner’s Lt. B. Kim told The Associated Press that Cimino died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at age 77. He said Cimino had been living in Beverly Hills but did not yet have further details on the circumstances of his death. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

FILE -- This Sept. 12, 2012, photo shows Holocaust activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, 83, in his office in New York.  Weisel's latest book is titled, "Open Heart."  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FILE — This Sept. 12, 2012, photo shows Holocaust activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel in his office in New York. The human rights icon’s death was announced Saturday, July 2, 2016 by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Wiesel was 87. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Scotty Moore
FILE – This April 30, 2003, file photo shows Scotty Moore, a former guitarist for Elvis Presley, playing music at the 2nd annual Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist who played on “Hound Dog” and other early Elvis Presley hits, has died. He was 84. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who boosted women's game, has died at 64. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who boosted the women’s game, died at the age of 64 on June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

Ralph Stanley
This March 11, 2011, file photo shows Ralph Stanley backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Appalachian music patriarch Stanley, who helped expand and popularize the bluegrass sound, has died. He was 89. His publicist, Kirt Webster, says Stanley died Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Ed Rode, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, author Lois Duncan arrives at the premiere of the film, "Hotel for Dogs,"  in Los Angeles. Duncan best known for suspense novels for young adult readers as well as children's books, died at her Florida home. She was 82.  Her thriller "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and kids adventure "Hotel for Dogs" were turned into movies. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Young adult suspense author Lois Duncan died in June 2016 at her Florida home. She was 82. Her thriller “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and kids adventure “Hotel for Dogs” were turned into movies. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Soccer Gigi TV Mikey
This image released by CBS shows Ann Guilbert in a scene from the CBS series, “Life In Pieces.” Guilbert, beloved as the next-door neighbor on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and seen recently on CBS’ comedy “Life in Pieces,” died of cancer on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. She was 87. (CBS via AP)

Michu Meszaros, who played the alien life form ALF on the TV show of the same name, died June 12, 2016. In a 1987 picture, first lady Nancy Reagan glances towards a puppet form of ALF during a Christmas party for Children of Washington's diplomatic corps at the White House.
Michu Meszaros, who played the alien life form ALF on the TV show of the same name, died June 12, 2016. In a 1987 picture, first lady Nancy Reagan glances towards a puppet form of ALF during a Christmas party for Children of Washington’s diplomatic corps at the White House.

Christina Grimmie
FILE – In this March 2, 2016 file photo, Christina Grimmie performs as the opener for Rachel Platten at Center Stage Theater, in Atlanta. Florida authorities say “The Voice” star Grimmie has died after being shot at a concert venue in Orlando by a suspect who then fatally shot himself after being tackled by the singer-songwriter’s brother. Orlando Police Department officials tell WKMG-TV that Grimmie was shot Friday night, June 10, 2016, at The Plaza Live, where she was scheduled to perform. (Photo by Katie Darby/Invision/AP, File)

Theresa Saldana, the “Raging Bull” actress who survived a stalker’s brutal attack to become a crime victim’s advocate and reclaimed her entertainment career with “The Commish” and other TV shows, died June 8, 2016. She was 61.

Kimbo Slice, James Thompson
File-This May 31, 2008, file photo shows Kimbo Slice, right, battling James Thompson of Manchester, England during their EliteXC heavyweight bout at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Police in Florida say Slice has been taken to a hospital, though reason why wasn’t immediately clear. Coral Springs Police Sgt. Carla Kmiotek said Monday, June 6, 2016, that a local hospital told the department the fighter, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, was a patient. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.
 (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)
FILE – In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

FILE- In this Aug. 18, 1980, file photo, actor Frank Langella, right, talks with Jerry Stiller, left, and Angela Paton at the Morosco Theater in New York. Paton, best known for appearing with Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day,” has died at age 86. Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
In this 1980 file photo, actor Frank Langella, right, talks with Jerry Stiller, left, and Angela Paton at the Morosco Theater in New York. Paton, best known for appearing with Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day,” has died at age 86. Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and ’80s CBS sitcom “Alice,” has died. Her husband revealed on May 25, 2016 that Howland died back on Dec. 31, 2015 of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California, and there was no announcement, funeral or memorial service. She was 74. (YouTube)

FILE - In this March 22, 1962 file photo, actor Alan Young poses with the "Mister Ed," horse. Young died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 96. (AP Photo, File)
FILE – In this March 22, 1962 file photo, actor Alan Young poses with the “Mister Ed,” horse. Young died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 96. (AP Photo, File)

This Oct. 6, 2008 photo released by CBS shows "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer during the  program's 40th anniversary celebration in New York. Safer will say farewell Sunday on "60 Minutes" as he is honored by the newsmagazine where he's been a fixture for all but two of its 48 years. (John Paul Filo/CBS via AP)
This Oct. 6, 2008 photo released by CBS shows “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer during the program’s 40th anniversary celebration in New York. Safer died May 19, 2016. He was 84. (John Paul Filo/CBS via AP)

Katherine Dunn
In this 2009 photo, journalist and author, Katherine Dunn, makes a visit to one of boxing news sources at the Matt Dishman Community Center & Pool boxing gym, in Portland, Ore. Her boxing coverage was collected into an anthology in 2009 called “One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing.” Dunn, who was famous for her novel “Geek Love,” died at age 70 on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at her home in Portland, Ore. Dunn died of complications from lung cancer, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)

In this  May 2002 photo, producer Gene Gutowski, right, chats with film director Roman Polanski in Cannes, France. Gutowski, a Polish-American Holocaust survivor who collaborated wit Polanski in the 1960s to produce three of the director’s earliest classic films in English and reunited with him decades later for the Oscar-winning Holocaust drama “The Pianist,” died Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  He was 90 years old. (AP Photo/Adam Bardach)
In this May 2002 photo, producer Gene Gutowski, right, chats with film director Roman Polanski in Cannes, France. Gutowski was a Polish-American Holocaust survivor who produced three of Polanski’s early classics, including “Repulsion” (1965), before reuniting with him decades later for the Oscar-winning Holocaust drama “”The Pianist” (2002). He” died Tuesday, May 10, 2016. He was 90 years old. (AP Photo/Adam Bardach)

Bob Bennetrt
FILE- In this May 7, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett addresses the crowd gathered at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts on the borders of Snow Canyon State Park and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area during the dedication ceremony for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Ivins, Utah. An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, died May 4. He was 82. (Jud Burkett/The Spectrum via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE -- Billy Paul speaks at the Pre-GRAMMY Party at the Four Seasons Hotel on February 6, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
FILE — In this 2008 file photo, Billy Paul speaks at the Pre-GRAMMY Party at the Four Seasons Hotel. The “Me and Mrs. Jones” singer died Sunday, April 24 at age 80. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. Prince died Thursday April 21 at age 57. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

FILE In this file photo, dated Saturday May 14, 2005, Frederick Baker, the Anglo-Austrian director of "Shadowing The Third Man", left, and Britain's Guy Hamilton, director of four James Bond films, pose prior to their joint press conference at the 58th international Cannes film festival in Cannes, southern France. A hospital on his home island of Mallorca said he died aged 93 on Wednesday April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)
FILE In this file photo, dated Saturday May 14, 2005, Frederick Baker, the Anglo-Austrian director of “Shadowing The Third Man”, left, and Britain’s Guy Hamilton, director of four James Bond films, pose prior to their joint press conference at the 58th international Cannes film festival in Cannes, southern France. A hospital on his home island of Mallorca said he died aged 93 on Wednesday April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2003 file photo, Joanie Laurer, former pro wrestler known as Chyna, flexes her bicep as she arrives at the 31st annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Chyna, the WWE star who became one of the best known and most popular female professional wrestlers in history in the late 1990s, has died at age 45. Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz says Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2003 file photo, Joanie Laurer, former pro wrestler known as Chyna, flexes her bicep as she arrives at the 31st annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Chyna, the WWE star who became one of the best known and most popular female professional wrestlers in history in the late 1990s, has died at age 45. Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz says Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Doris Roberts
In this Feb. 10, 2003 file photo, actress Doris Roberts poses by her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony in Los Angeles. Family spokeswoman said April 18, 2016 that Roberts died overnight Sunday in her sleep in Los Angeles. She was 90. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Fred Hayman
In this May 31, 2011 file photo, Fred Hayman poses for photographers after receiving the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street called Rodeo Drive into one of the world’s pre-eminent fashion districts, has died at age 90. Known affectionately as the godfather of Rodeo Drive, Hayman died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his home in Malibu, Calif.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Merle Haggard performs on stage during the 2015 Stagecoach Festival at the EmpireClub on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Merle Haggard performs on stage during the 2015 Stagecoach Festival at the EmpireClub on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Indio, Calif. He died on his 79th birthday on Thursday April 7. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Patty Duke, named best supporting actress of the year for her role in The Miracle Worker, poses with her award after the Academy Award ceremony, in Santa Monica, Ca., on April 8 1963. (AP Photo)
Patty Duke, named best supporting actress of the year for her role in The Miracle Worker, poses with her award after the Academy Award ceremony, in Santa Monica, Ca., on April 8 1963. Duke died Tuesday at age 69. (AP Photo)

This photo provided by George Mason & Salli Slaughter shows Jim Harrison at his home in Patgonia, Ariz. Harrison, the fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who wrote with gruff affection for the country's landscape and rural life and enjoyed mainstream success in middle age with his historical saga "Legends of the Fall," died Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was 78. (George Mason & Salli Slaughter/Courtesy of The Authors Road via AP)
This photo provided by George Mason & Salli Slaughter shows Jim Harrison at his home in Patgonia, Ariz. Harrison, the fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who wrote with gruff affection for the country’s landscape and rural life and enjoyed mainstream success in middle age with his historical saga “Legends of the Fall,” died Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was 78. (George Mason & Salli Slaughter/Courtesy of The Authors Road via AP)

Earl Hamner Jr
FILE – In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 file photo, author Earl Hamner Jr. blows a kiss to relatives in the gallery as he is honored by the Virginia Senate at the state capitol in Richmond, Va. On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Hamner, who created “The Waltons” television show, died in Los Angeles at the age of 92, according to Ray Castro Jr., a friend who produced a documentary about the writer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

FILE - In this April 10, 2007 file photo, actor Gary Shandling arrives at the wrap party and DVD release for "The Larry Sanders Show" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Shandling, who as an actor and comedian pioneered a pretend brand of self-focused docudrama with "The Larry Sanders Show," died, Thursday, March 24, 2016 of an undisclosed cause in Los Angeles. He was 66. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Garry Shandling, who as an actor and comedian pioneered a pretend brand of self-focused docudrama with “The Larry Sanders Show,” died Thursday in Los Angeles of an undisclosed cause. He was 66.

SAG President Ken Howard speaks on stage at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. Howard, who starred in 1970s series “The White Shadow” and has led the Screen Actors Guild for years, died, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at age 71. No cause of death was given. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2015, file photo, SAG President Ken Howard speaks on stage at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Howard, who starred in 1970s series “The White Shadow” and has led the Screen Actors Guild for years, died, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at age 71. No cause of death was given. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

Joe Garagiola, Ken Kendrick, Derrick Hall
FILE – In this April 14, 2013, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola, center, waves to a cheering crowd during festivities honoring the retiring broadcaster, prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Phoenix. Former big league catcher and popular broadcaster Joe Garagiola died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at age 90. He had been in ill health in recent years. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

FILE - In this July 14, 2013 file photo, Q-Tip, left, and  Phife Dawg from U.S group A Tribe Called Quest performs on stage during the Wireless Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement Wednesday. He was 45. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this July 14, 2013 file photo, Q-Tip, left, and Phife Dawg from U.S group A Tribe Called Quest performs on stage during the Wireless Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement Wednesday. He was 45. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this March 4, 1954, file photo, actress Rita Gam stands in lobby of Longacre Theatre at opening of  "The Burning Glass" in New York. Gam, who had a lengthy acting career on film, television and stage, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was 88. (AP Photo/Ed Ford, File)
FILE – In this March 4, 1954, file photo, actress Rita Gam stands in lobby of Longacre Theatre at opening of “The Burning Glass” in New York. Gam, who had a lengthy acting career on film, television and stage, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was 88. (AP Photo/Ed Ford, File)

Joe Santos
FILE – In this March 18, 1980 file photo, actor Joe Santos appears on the set of the NBC-TV comedy series “Me and Maxx,” in Los Angeles. Santos, who is best known for his role as Lieutenant Dennis Becker on “The Rockford Files,” died Friday, March 18, 2016 in Santa Monica, Calif., after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He was 84. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 1988 file photo, Larry Drake holds the Emmy he won for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as a mentally challenged character in "L.A. Law," at the 40th annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Drake, who earned back-to-back Emmys for his portrayal of Benny Stulwicz, was found dead in his Los Angeles-area home on Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was 66. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
FILE – In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 1988 file photo, Larry Drake holds the Emmy he won for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as a mentally challenged character in “L.A. Law,” at the 40th annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Drake, who earned back-to-back Emmys for his portrayal of Benny Stulwicz, was found dead in his Los Angeles-area home on Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was 66. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Frank Sinatra Jr. performs at "An Evening Affair" presented by Night Vision at a  private residence on October 9, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Night Vision)
Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father’s legacy with his own music career, died Wednesday, March 16. He was 72. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Night Vision)

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2002 file photo, German film designer Ken Adam stands in front of one of his futuristic designs at the exhibition "James Bond - Berlin - Hollywood" in the museum "Martin-Gropius-Bau" in Berlin. Adam died at the age of 95. His death was confirmed Thursday, March 10, 2016, by the official James Bond Twitter account. Adam’s death was first reported by the BBC, which said he died at his home in London. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
Ken Adam, the British production designer who gave “Dr. Strangelove” its cavernous War Room and James Bond supervillains their futuristic lairs in films like “Goldfinger,” died Friday, March 11. He was 95. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Sir George Martin
FILE – In this May 24, 2006, file photo, Beatles producer Sir George Martin answers a question from the media after the sneak preview of a new Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show, “Love,” in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. George Martin, the producer who guided the Beatles to astounding heights, has died, his manager said on March 9, 2016. He was 90. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Joey Martin Feek, Rory Lee Feek
In this April 3, 2011, file photo, Joey Martin Feek, left, and husband Rory Lee Feek, of “Joey + Rory,” arrive at the Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nev. Joey died Friday, March 4, 2016, her manager said. Feek, who had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago, died at home in Indiana, Aaron Carnahan said. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Pat Conroy in 2002; Jeffrey Vock/Getty Images
Pat Conroy, whose best-selling novels drew from his own sometimes painful experiences and evoked vistas of the South Carolina coast and its people, has died at age 70. Todd Doughty, executive director of publicity at publisher Doubleday, says Conroy died Friday evening, March 4, 2016, at his home in Beaufort surrounded by family and loved ones.

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, C-3PO, left, and R2-D2 costumes are displayed as part of an exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars at Seattle’s EMP Museum. The creators of the new exhibit, with 60 original costumes from the six Star Wars movies, are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene. The exhibit, “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” will be in Seattle through early October and then travel across the United States through 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Tony Dyson, who built the beloved, beeping “Star Wars” robot R2-D2, died at his home in Malta, police said on March 4, 2016. He was 68. (AP/Elaine Thompson)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27:  Actor Lee Reherman attends the Shalom Foundation Gala on June 27, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Actor Lee Reherman, the former Ivy League football star who shot to fame as the towering, muscular Hawk on the popular 1990s television show “American Gladiators,” died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at age 49. Reherman, who followed “Gladiators” with a successful career as an actor-producer, died at his home in Manhattan Beach, his publicist, Anthony Turk, told The Associated Press. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Gil Hill
FILE – This Oct. 25, 2001 file photo shows Detroit City Council president Gil Hill, during a community meeting in Detroit. Hill, a former Detroit city councilman and a one-time mayoral candidate better known to action movie fans as the salty-tongued police Inspector Douglas Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” films, has died at age 84. Detroit’s Sinai Grace Hospital spokeswoman Bree Glenn says Hill died Monday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

George Kennedy
FILE – In this April 10, 1968, file photo, George Kennedy poses with his Oscar in Santa Monica, Calif, after winning best supporting actor for “Cool Hand Luke.” Kennedy died, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, of natural causes in Boise, Idaho, where he moved with his late wife in 2002. He was 91. (AP Photo, File)

Sonny James
FILE – In this May 6, 2007 file photo, inductee Sonny James is presented his medallion at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. James, who recorded romantic ballads like “Young Love” and turned pop songs into country hits, has died at age 87. James, whose given name was James Loden, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in a Nashville hospice facility, according to a family friend, Gary Robble, who was also the lead singer of James’ backing band, the Southern Gentlemen. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor, at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.  Each spring, volunteers join together annually to perform a stage version of Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the courthouse lawn in Monroeville, Ala.  It was reported on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, that Lee had died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama; she was 89. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, “To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor, at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Each spring, volunteers join together annually to perform a stage version of Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” on the courthouse lawn in Monroeville, Ala. It was reported on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, that Lee had died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama; she was 89. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

Big Ang
FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2011, file photo, Angela Raiola, better known as Big Ang, arrives at “Vh1 Divas Celebrates Soul” in New York. Raiola from the reality TV series “Mob Wives” has died following a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, series producer Jennifer Graziano said Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Actor George Gaynes, known for his roles in “Punky Brewster,” “Tootsie,” “General Hospital” and seven “Police Academy” films, died Feb. 15, 2016, The New York Times reports. He was 98. (AP)
VANITY Denise Matthews Taimak
FILE – In this March 22, 1985 file photo, actor Taimak, left, and Vanity arrive at the Century Plitt Theater for the premiere of their film “The Last Dragon,” in Los Angeles. Vanity, a Prince protege who renounced her sexy stage persona to become a Christian minister, has died at age 57. The singer and actress, born Denise Matthews, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at a hospital in Fremont, Calif, said Gisela Hernandez, a spokeswoman for Washington Hospital Health Care System. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)

FILE - In this July 7, 2003 file photo, Maurice White, of Earth, Wind, & Fire, appears at an induction ceremony at the Hollywood Rock Walk in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at home in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, said his brother, Verdine White. He was 74.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
FILE – In this July 7, 2003 file photo, Maurice White, of Earth, Wind, & Fire, appears at an induction ceremony at the Hollywood Rock Walk in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at home in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, said his brother, Verdine White. He was 74. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Jacques Rivette was an iconic filmmaker of the French New Wave. (YouTube)
Jacques Rivette, iconic French New Wave filmmaker of “Celine and Julie Go Boating” (1974), has died. He was 87. (YouTube)

Promotional studio portrait of American rock group Jefferson Starship, 1970s. L-R: Aynsley Dunbar, Pete Sears, David Freiberg, Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico and Paul Kantner. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Paul Kantner (seen here on the far right) — a founding member of Jefferson Airplane — died Jan. 28, 2016 at 74. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10:  Actor Abe Vigoda attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center on April 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Actor Abe Vigoda, star of “The Godfather” and “Barney Miller,” died Tuesday at age 94. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Dale Griffin, drummer for British glam-rock stalwarts Mott the Hoople, died Sunday at age 67. (Getty Images)

Glenn Frey performs at the 12th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation "So The World May Hear" Gala on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Starkey Hearing Foundation)
Glenn Frey, legendary member of The Eagles, performs at the 12th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation “So The World May Hear” Gala on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Frey died Monday. He was 67. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Starkey Hearing Foundation)

Dan Haggerty (left), the animal trainer-turned-star of the 1970s TV series “Grizzly Adams,” died Friday morning of cancer.  He was 74.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  Singers Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. As husband and manager, Angelil molded Dion from a French-speaking Canadian ingénue into one of the world’s most successful singers. He died Thursday in suburban Las Vegas after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 73. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2011 file photo, British actor Brian Bedford speaks during an interview in New York. Bedford, whose stage work included roles by Shakespeare and Chekhov, a long relationship with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and a memorable cross-dressing turn as a dowager on Broadway, died of cancer, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 80. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
British actor Brian Bedford speaks during a 2011 interview in New York. Bedford, whose stage work included roles by Shakespeare and Chekhov, a long relationship with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and a memorable cross-dressing turn as a dowager on Broadway, died of cancer, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 80. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

Actor Alan Rickman attends the premiere of "A Little Chaos" at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Alan Rickman, star of “Die Hard” and “Harry Potter,” died Thursday at 69. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Julie Kavner, Mark Linn-Baker, Richard Libertini
FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, Julie Kavner, from left, Mark Linn-Baker and Richard Libertini, lappear at the curtain call after the opening night performance of “Relatively Speaking,” three one act plays by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, in New York. The comedic character actor Libertini has died at age 82. Libertini’s ex-wife Melinda Dillon says he died Jan. 7, 2016, after a 2-year-long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

DAVID MARGULIES
FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2006 file photo, actor David Margulies talks about his role in the play “The Murder of Isaac,” in Baltimore. Margulies, a veteran actor of the stage and screen, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and numerous film roles including the mayor in “Ghostbusters,” has died at age 78. Margulies died in New York on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, his agent Mary Harden said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)

FILE - In this June 7, 2010 file photo, David Bowie attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. The New York Theatre Workshop said Thursday, April 2, 2015, that Bowie will team up with “Once” playwright Enda Walsh to create the musical “Lazarus” this winter. The show is inspired by Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” which was adapted into a 1976 film starring Bowie. The new musical will have new and old Bowie songs .  (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Jan. 10, 206 after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

(AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

This undated photo provided by manager Miki Mulvehill shows Otis Clay. Hall of fame rhythm and blues artist Clay, known as much for his big heart and charitable work in Chicago as for his singing internationally, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. He was 73. (Courtesy of Miki Mulvehill via AP)
This undated photo provided by manager Miki Mulvehill shows Otis Clay. Hall of fame rhythm and blues artist Clay, known as much for his big heart and charitable work in Chicago as for his singing internationally, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. He was 73. (Courtesy of Miki Mulvehill via AP)

Actor-comedian Pat Harrington, Jr., who played the cocky handyman on “One Day at a Time,” died Wednesday at age 86 in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. (YouTube)

Nicholas Caldwell, co-founder and singer with the California R&B group The Whispers, has died. He was 71. The Whispers landed disco hits in the 1970s like “And the Beat Goes On,” as well as hits like “Rock Steady” in the 1980s. (YouTube)

FILE - In this April 7, 2015 file photo, Hungarian born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is interviewed by the Hungarian News Agency MTI in Budapest, Hungary. The legendary cinematographer Zsigmond, best known for "The Deer Hunter" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has died. His business partner Yuri Neyman confirmed that Zsigmond died on Friday Jan. 1, 2016 in Big Sur, California. He was 85. (Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP)
Hungarian born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, legendary cinematographer of “The Deer Hunter” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” died on Friday Jan. 1, 2016 in Big Sur, California. He was 85. (Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP)

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 25:  Actress Barbara Tarbuck attends The Tony Awards celebration of Broadway in Hollywood at Sunset Towers on March 25, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for THE TONY AWARDS)
Debbie Reynolds
Actor Ricky Harris arrives at the funeral service for Nate Dogg, aka Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, on March 26, 2011 in Long Beach, California.  Harris died Dec. 26, 2016. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
George Michael
Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor with her husband Herbert Hutner and daughter Francesca Hilton, circa 1965. Gabor, 99, died of a heart attack, CBS confirmed Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 (Photo by Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
ASHER FOX MURPHY ROGERS
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland (86) sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta. The Baltimore Ravens say former tight end Konrad Reuland has died at the age of 29 following a brain aneurism. A Ravens spokesman says Reuland's mother informed the team that he died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Alan Thicke
Joseph Mascolo
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, file photo, Television executive Grant Tinker holds up his Hall of Fame award alongside his ex-wife Mary Tyler Moore at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died. Tinker died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, Mark Tinker. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Florence Henderson
Sharon Jones
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, "NewsHour" co-anchor Gwen Ifill attends The Women's Media Center 2015 Women's Media Awards in New York. PBS announced last week that Ifill, the "NewsHour" co-anchor with Judy Woodruff, would be taking unspecified time off for health reasons. Ifill, 61, was out for two months last spring. She has not revealed the nature of her illness. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, reporters are reflected in the sunglasses of Leon Russell as he answers a question at a news conference in Tulsa, Okla. Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
FILE - In this undated photo, actor Robert Vaughn is photographed in Rome, Italy. Vaughn, the debonair crime-fighter of television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." in the 1960s, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83.  (AP Photo, File)
Leonard Cohen attends a listening party for his new album "Popular Problems" on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 in New York. He died Nov. 10 at age 82. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Sunday, July 21, 2002, file photo, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno smiles as she greets friends and supporters during a celebration of her 64th birthday at her home in the Kendall neighborhood of Miami. Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died early Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was 78. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Tom Hayden
Patricia Barry
FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo, Agnes Nixon arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. Nixon, the creative force behind the popular soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Haverford, Pa.  She was 93. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Arnold Palmer gives a thumbs up before the ceremonial first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
FILE - This May 3, 2008 file photo shows actor Bill Nunn, right, at a Point Park University rehearsal for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh. Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died. His wife, Donna, said Nunn died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at his home in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2009 file photo, U.S. filmmaker Curtis Hanson, speaks during an interview at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for “L.A. Confidential” and directed Eminem in the movie “8 Mile,” has died. Los Angeles police say paramedics called to Hanson’s Hollywood Hills home found him dead Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. He was 71. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)
"Sound of Music actress Charmian Carr is seen in an undated photo provided by the Carr family. Carr died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016,  in Woodland Hills, Calif., of complications from a rare form of dementia. Carr was best known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, in the academy award winning movie, The Sound of Music. She was 73.  (AP Photo/courtesy of the Carr family)
FILE - In this July 22, 2007 file photo, Alexis Arquette arrives at the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" in Burbank, Calif. Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in Los Angeles. She was 47.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Greta Zimmer Friedman
In this Jan. 11, 1993 file photo, "Crazy" Eddie Antar, center, founder of the Crazy Eddie electronics store chain, is led in handcuffs after being extradited from Israel.  The Bloomfield-Cooper funeral home in Ocean Township, New Jersey, confirmed Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016,  that Antar died Saturday. He was 68.  (AP Photo/Dan Hulshizer, file)
Phyllis Schlafly
Lee Meredith with Zero Mostell, left, and Gene Wilder in a scene from the movie "The Producers" July 1967. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1997 file photo, Arthur Hiller, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announces best actress Oscar nominees at the Academy headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the romantic tragedy "Love Story" during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows," died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, of natural causes. He was 92. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
John McLaughlin
ESPN commentator John Saunders, who filled a variety of roles over 30 years at the network, has died, ESPN announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. 

Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners and offensive MVP is interviewed by ESPN's John Saunders after the Sooners 48-20 victory against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
This March 3, 2016, photo shows a portrait of W. Carter Merbreier, surrounded by a lifetime of memories in his home in Audubon, Pa. Merbreier helmed beloved Philadelphia children's TV show "Captain Noah and his Magical Ark" for 27 years. He died Tuesday, Aug. 9, at age 90. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
This undated photo provided by Sarah C. Koeppe, shows David Huddleston and his wife Sarah C. Koeppe. Huddleson, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in "The Big Lebowski" and "Santa Claus: The Movie," died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. He was 85. (Sarah C. Koeppe via AP)
Garry Marshall
Nate Thurmond
FILE - In this April 4, 1971 file photo, stars of the show "Follies," from left, Gene Nelson, Alexis Smith, Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, and Yvonne DeCarlo pose in New York. McMartin, the silver-haired, Tony Award-nominated actor whose Broadway career spanned decades, died of cancer, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in New York. He was 86. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
FILE - In this June 13, 2003, file photo, Noel Niell poses for a photograph before a book signing of her book "Truth, Justice, and the American Way, The Life and Times of Noel Neill The Original Lois Lane" during "Lunch with Lois" at Farley's Cafeteria during the annual Superman Celebration, in Metropolis, Ill. The actress who was the first to play Superman's love interest, Lois Lane, on screen has died. Neill was 95. Neill's biographer Larry Ward tells The Associated Press that she died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home in Tucson, Ariz., following a long illness. (Stephen Lance Dennee/The Paducah Sun via AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, director Michael Cimino arrives at the third edition of the Rome Film Festival, in Rome.Cimino, whose film "The Deer Hunter" became one of the great triumphs of Hollywood's 1970s heyday, and whose disastrous "Heaven's Gate" helped bring that era to a close, has died. Los Angeles County acting coroner's Lt. B. Kim told The Associated Press that Cimino died Saturday, July 2, 2016,  at age 77. He said Cimino had been living in Beverly Hills but did not yet have further details on the circumstances of his death. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
FILE -- This Sept. 12, 2012, photo shows Holocaust activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, 83, in his office in New York.  Weisel's latest book is titled, "Open Heart."  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Scotty Moore
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who boosted women's game, has died at 64. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
Ralph Stanley
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, author Lois Duncan arrives at the premiere of the film, "Hotel for Dogs,"  in Los Angeles. Duncan best known for suspense novels for young adult readers as well as children's books, died at her Florida home. She was 82.  Her thriller "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and kids adventure "Hotel for Dogs" were turned into movies. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Soccer Gigi TV Mikey
Michu Meszaros, who played the alien life form ALF on the TV show of the same name, died June 12, 2016. In a 1987 picture, first lady Nancy Reagan glances towards a puppet form of ALF during a Christmas party for Children of Washington's diplomatic corps at the White House.
Christina Grimmie
Kimbo Slice, James Thompson
FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.
 (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)
FILE- In this Aug. 18, 1980, file photo, actor Frank Langella, right, talks with Jerry Stiller, left, and Angela Paton at the Morosco Theater in New York. Paton, best known for appearing with Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day,” has died at age 86. Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
FILE - In this March 22, 1962 file photo, actor Alan Young poses with the "Mister Ed," horse. Young died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 96. (AP Photo, File)
This Oct. 6, 2008 photo released by CBS shows "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer during the  program's 40th anniversary celebration in New York. Safer will say farewell Sunday on "60 Minutes" as he is honored by the newsmagazine where he's been a fixture for all but two of its 48 years. (John Paul Filo/CBS via AP)
Katherine Dunn
In this  May 2002 photo, producer Gene Gutowski, right, chats with film director Roman Polanski in Cannes, France. Gutowski, a Polish-American Holocaust survivor who collaborated wit Polanski in the 1960s to produce three of the director’s earliest classic films in English and reunited with him decades later for the Oscar-winning Holocaust drama “The Pianist,” died Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  He was 90 years old. (AP Photo/Adam Bardach)
Bob Bennetrt
FILE -- Billy Paul speaks at the Pre-GRAMMY Party at the Four Seasons Hotel on February 6, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
FILE In this file photo, dated Saturday May 14, 2005, Frederick Baker, the Anglo-Austrian director of "Shadowing The Third Man", left, and Britain's Guy Hamilton, director of four James Bond films, pose prior to their joint press conference at the 58th international Cannes film festival in Cannes, southern France. A hospital on his home island of Mallorca said he died aged 93 on Wednesday April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2003 file photo, Joanie Laurer, former pro wrestler known as Chyna, flexes her bicep as she arrives at the 31st annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Chyna, the WWE star who became one of the best known and most popular female professional wrestlers in history in the late 1990s, has died at age 45. Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz says Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
Doris Roberts
Fred Hayman
Merle Haggard performs on stage during the 2015 Stagecoach Festival at the EmpireClub on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Patty Duke, named best supporting actress of the year for her role in The Miracle Worker, poses with her award after the Academy Award ceremony, in Santa Monica, Ca., on April 8 1963. (AP Photo)
This photo provided by George Mason & Salli Slaughter shows Jim Harrison at his home in Patgonia, Ariz. Harrison, the fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who wrote with gruff affection for the country's landscape and rural life and enjoyed mainstream success in middle age with his historical saga "Legends of the Fall," died Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was 78. (George Mason & Salli Slaughter/Courtesy of The Authors Road via AP)
Earl Hamner Jr
FILE - In this April 10, 2007 file photo, actor Gary Shandling arrives at the wrap party and DVD release for "The Larry Sanders Show" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Shandling, who as an actor and comedian pioneered a pretend brand of self-focused docudrama with "The Larry Sanders Show," died, Thursday, March 24, 2016 of an undisclosed cause in Los Angeles. He was 66. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
SAG President Ken Howard speaks on stage at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. Howard, who starred in 1970s series “The White Shadow” and has led the Screen Actors Guild for years, died, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at age 71. No cause of death was given. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Joe Garagiola, Ken Kendrick, Derrick Hall
FILE - In this July 14, 2013 file photo, Q-Tip, left, and  Phife Dawg from U.S group A Tribe Called Quest performs on stage during the Wireless Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement Wednesday. He was 45. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this March 4, 1954, file photo, actress Rita Gam stands in lobby of Longacre Theatre at opening of  "The Burning Glass" in New York. Gam, who had a lengthy acting career on film, television and stage, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was 88. (AP Photo/Ed Ford, File)
Joe Santos
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 1988 file photo, Larry Drake holds the Emmy he won for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as a mentally challenged character in "L.A. Law," at the 40th annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Drake, who earned back-to-back Emmys for his portrayal of Benny Stulwicz, was found dead in his Los Angeles-area home on Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was 66. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Frank Sinatra Jr. performs at "An Evening Affair" presented by Night Vision at a  private residence on October 9, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Night Vision)
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2002 file photo, German film designer Ken Adam stands in front of one of his futuristic designs at the exhibition "James Bond - Berlin - Hollywood" in the museum "Martin-Gropius-Bau" in Berlin. Adam died at the age of 95. His death was confirmed Thursday, March 10, 2016, by the official James Bond Twitter account. Adam’s death was first reported by the BBC, which said he died at his home in London. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
Sir George Martin
Joey Martin Feek, Rory Lee Feek
Pat Conroy in 2002; Jeffrey Vock/Getty Images
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, C-3PO, left, and R2-D2 costumes are displayed as part of an exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars at Seattle’s EMP Museum. The creators of the new exhibit, with 60 original costumes from the six Star Wars movies, are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene. The exhibit, “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” will be in Seattle through early October and then travel across the United States through 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27:  Actor Lee Reherman attends the Shalom Foundation Gala on June 27, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Gil Hill
George Kennedy
Sonny James
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor, at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.  Each spring, volunteers join together annually to perform a stage version of Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the courthouse lawn in Monroeville, Ala.  It was reported on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, that Lee had died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama; she was 89. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
Big Ang
VANITY Denise Matthews Taimak
FILE - In this July 7, 2003 file photo, Maurice White, of Earth, Wind, & Fire, appears at an induction ceremony at the Hollywood Rock Walk in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at home in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, said his brother, Verdine White. He was 74.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Jacques Rivette was an iconic filmmaker of the French New Wave. (YouTube)
Promotional studio portrait of American rock group Jefferson Starship, 1970s. L-R: Aynsley Dunbar, Pete Sears, David Freiberg, Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico and Paul Kantner. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10:  Actor Abe Vigoda attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center on April 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Glenn Frey performs at the 12th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation "So The World May Hear" Gala on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Starkey Hearing Foundation)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  Singers Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2011 file photo, British actor Brian Bedford speaks during an interview in New York. Bedford, whose stage work included roles by Shakespeare and Chekhov, a long relationship with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and a memorable cross-dressing turn as a dowager on Broadway, died of cancer, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 80. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
Actor Alan Rickman attends the premiere of "A Little Chaos" at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Julie Kavner, Mark Linn-Baker, Richard Libertini
DAVID MARGULIES
FILE - In this June 7, 2010 file photo, David Bowie attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. The New York Theatre Workshop said Thursday, April 2, 2015, that Bowie will team up with “Once” playwright Enda Walsh to create the musical “Lazarus” this winter. The show is inspired by Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” which was adapted into a 1976 film starring Bowie. The new musical will have new and old Bowie songs .  (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
This undated photo provided by manager Miki Mulvehill shows Otis Clay. Hall of fame rhythm and blues artist Clay, known as much for his big heart and charitable work in Chicago as for his singing internationally, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. He was 73. (Courtesy of Miki Mulvehill via AP)
FILE - In this April 7, 2015 file photo, Hungarian born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is interviewed by the Hungarian News Agency MTI in Budapest, Hungary. The legendary cinematographer Zsigmond, best known for "The Deer Hunter" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has died. His business partner Yuri Neyman confirmed that Zsigmond died on Friday Jan. 1, 2016 in Big Sur, California. He was 85. (Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP)

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