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Deaths for the week ending 31 December 2016:

Sunday, 25 December 2016

George Michael, pop singer ("Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"), heart and liver disease, 53.

Alphonse Mouzon, jazz drummer (Weather Report), of cancer, 68.

Vera Rubin, astronomer, of natural causes, 88.

Johnny Rutherford, major leaguer (Brooklyn Dodgers), 91.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Duck Edwing, cartoonist (MAD Magazine), of natural causes, 82.

Ricky Harris, actor (Malvo on "Everybody Hates Chris"), of a heart attack, 54.

George S. Irving, cartoon voice actor (narrator on "Underdog"), of heart failure, 94.

Barbara Tarbuck, actress (Jane Jacks on "General Hospital"), of a neurological disease, 74.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Carrie Fisher, actress (Star Wars), of natural causes possibly augmented by drug use, 60. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress/dancer Debbie Reynolds.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Debbie Reynolds, actress/dancer (Singin' in the Rain), of a stroke, 84. She was a wife of singer Eddie Fisher and the mother of actress Carrie Fisher.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Chris Cannizzaro, major leaguer (San Diego Padres), of emphysema, 78.

Keion Carpenter, NFL football player (Atlanta Falcons), of head trauma from a fall, 39.

LaVell Edwards, college football coach (Brigham Young University), of complications from a broken hip, 86.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Matt Snorton, AFL football player (Denver Broncos), cause not reported, 74.

Allan Williams, recording artist manager (The Beatles), 86.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

William Christopher, actor (Father Mulcahey on "M*A*S*H"), of cancer, 84.