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Paying tribute is one of the things magazines do best. As we remember those who passed away in 2016, we celebrate the stories of their lives.

 

David Bowie 1947-2016

Entertainment Weekly, January 22, 2016
Entertainment Weekly, January 22, 2016

He ch-ch-ch-changed pop culture forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Rickman 1946-2016

People, February 1, 2016
People, February 1, 2016

A truly, madly, deeply great actor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Frey 1948-2016

Rolling Stone, February 11, 2016
Rolling Stone, February 11, 2016

The rock ‘n roll life of an Eagle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antonin Scalia 1936-2016

National Review, March 14, 2016
National Review, March 14, 2016

The judge who reigned Supreme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harper Lee 1926-2016

Entertainment Weekly, March 4, 2016
Entertainment Weekly, March 4, 2016

Her secret life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Feek 1975-2016

People, March 21, 2016
People, March 21, 2016

A country singer’s valiant fight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Reagan 1921-2016

Time, March 21, 2016
Time, March 21, 2016

Remembering one of politics’ greatest love stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garry Shandling 1949-2016

The Hollywood Reporter, April 8, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter, April 8, 2016

A comedy mentor to so many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merle Haggard 1937-2016

Rolling Stone, May 5, 2016
Rolling Stone, May 5, 2016

The voice of the working man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince 1958-2016

Rolling Stone, May 19, 2016
Rolling Stone, May 19, 2016

His music reigns on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

Sports Illustrated, June 13, 2016
Sports Illustrated, June 13, 2016

What the Greatest really meant to this world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Cunningham 1929-2016

WWD, June 29, 2016
WWD, June 29, 2016

Long live Mr. Sunday Styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garry Marshall 1934-2016

Variety, July 26, 2016
Variety, July 26, 2016

Hollywood remembers the Happy Days of Garry Marshall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Wilder 1933-2016

HELLO! Canada, September 15, 2016
HELLO! Canada, September 15, 2016

A funnyman’s sad goodbye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnold Palmer 1929-2016

Golf Digest, November 2016
Golf Digest, November 2016

A golf legend on and off the course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

José Fernández 1992-2016

Sports Illustrated, October 3, 2016
Sports Illustrated, October 3, 2016

Gone too soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

Billboard, November 26, 2016
Billboard, November 26, 2016

One final hallelujah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Glenn 1921-2016

People, December 26, 2016
People, December 26, 2016

An American hero’s last journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florence Henderson 1934-2016

Entertainment Weekly, December 9, 2016
Entertainment Weekly, December 9, 2016

The story of one lovely lady’s incredibly fascinating life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fidel Castro 1926-2016

Time, December 12, 2016
Time, December 12, 2016

The last cold warrior bows out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Sager 1951-2016

Sports Illustrated, May 2, 2016
Sports Illustrated, May 2, 2016

The NBA sportscaster hangs up his colorful jacket.