Black celebrity deaths in 2016 that shocked fans

Celebrity deaths of 2016 (Photo Source: compiled montage images)
Celebrity deaths of 2016 (Photo source: Compiled montage images)

The consensus among many today is that 2016 was a brutal year when it came to celebrity deaths. From music icon Prince to boxer and the G.O.A.T. Muhammad Ali the following deaths shocked fans across the country and the world. Here are just a few of the deaths that made 2016 a sad year:

Natalie Cole-R&B singer and daughter of music legend Nat “King” Cole, died New Year’s Eve at age 65 from heart failure caused by lung disease.

 

Natalie Cole performs at Apollo 80th anniversary celebration/Courtesy of Shahar Azran Photography
Natalie Cole performs at Apollo 80th anniversary celebration/Courtesy of Shahar Azran Photography
Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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