While noting the disturbing numbers of wars and copious amount of deadly violence laying wast all over the globe, it is with somber thought people acknowledged that 2016 marks the passing of so many famous and noteworthy people, whose name, works or impact they feel touched them.

January

Michael J. Feeney

Sept. 29, 1983-Jan. 31, 2016 (32)

February

Maurice White

Dec. 19, 1941-Feb. 4, 2016 (75)

Antonin Scalia

March 11, 1936-Feb. 13, 2016 (80)

Barbara M. Clark

June 12, 1939-Feb. 22, 2016 (77)

March

Nancy Reagan

July 6, 1921-March 6, 2016 (94)

Inge Hardison

Feb. 3, 1914-March 23, 2016 (102)

Malik Izaak Taylor (Phife Dawg)

Nov. 20, 1970 – March 22, 2016 (45)

April

Abdullah Majid

April 3, 2016 (91)

Prince­

June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016 (57)

Will Smith

July 4, 1981-April 9, 2016 (34)

Doug Banks

June 9, 1958-April 11, 2016 (57)

Billy Paul

Dec. 1, 1934-April 24, 2016 (82)

Joe J. Jackson­ (81)

Bill Henderson

March 19, 1926-April 3, 2016 (90)

Lizette Parker­

Aug. 31, 1971-April 24, 2016 (44)

May

Afeni Shakur

Jan. 10, 1947-May 2, 2016 (69)

Dayshen McKenzie

Aug. 1999-May 27, 2016 (15)

June

Muhammad Ali

Jan. 17, 1942-June 3, 2016 (74)

July

Roscoe C. Brown

March 9, 1922-July 2, 2016 (94)

Vaughn Harper

March 1, 1946-July 9, 2016 (70)

Eugene Giscombe

May 1940-July 10, 2016 (76)

Delrawn Small

1979-July 4, 2016 (37)

Alton Sterling

June 14, 1979-July 5 2016 (37)

Philando Castile

July 16, 1983-July 6, 2016 (32)

August

George Curry

Feb. 23, 1947-Aug. 20, 2016 (69)

Odessa Simms

1955-Aug. 20, 2016 (61)

Bobby Hutcherson

Jan. 27, 1941-Aug. 15, 2016 (75)

Gideon Manasseh

April 29, 1939-Aug. 18, 2016 (77)

Shelby Westbrook

Jan. 15, 1922-Aug. 17, 2016 (94)

September

Dabney Montgomery

April 18, 1923-Sept. 3, 2016 (93)

Bill Nunn

Oct. 20, 1953-Sept. 24, 2016 (62)

Terence Crutcher

Aug. 16, 1976-Sept. 16, 2016 (40)

Keith Lamont Scott

Feb. 3, 1973-Sept. 20, 2016 (43)

October

Kenneth P. Thompson

March 14, 1966-Oct. 9, 2016 (50)

Aaron Pryor

Oct. 20, 1955-Oct. 9, 2016 (60)

Tommy Ford

Sept. 5, 1964-Oct. 12, 2016 (52)

Venida Browder

Oct. 14, 2016 (63)

Deborah Danner

Oct. 18, 2016 (66)

November

Bob Cranshaw

Dec. 3, 1932-Nov. 2, 2016 (84)

Ariel Galarza

1967-Nov. 2, 2016 (49)

Eric “Uggie” Bowens

Nov. 8, 1971-Nov. 7, 2016 (44)

Houston Conwill

April 2, 1947-Nov. 14, 2016 (69)

Gwen Ifill

Sept. 29, 1955-Nov. 14, 2016 (61)

Sharon Jones

May 4, 1956-Nov. 18, 2016 (61)

Kajuan Raye

1997-Nov. 23, 2016 (19)

Fidel Castro

August 13, 1926 – Nov. 25, 2016 (90)

Ron Glass

July 10, 1945-Nov. 25, 2016 (71)

December

Joe McKnight

April 16, 1988-Dec. 1, 2016 (28)

Howard Bingham

May 29, 1939-Dec. 15, 2016 (77)

Ricky Harris

1962-Dec. 26, 2016 (54)