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The following is a list of notable deaths in August 2016. For notable deaths before the current month, please see "Months". Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by last name or pseudonym. Deaths of non-humans are reported here also if notable.

  • Each listing of a death must have a source. If no reference is included, the death notice will be removed. The following are the requirements of adding a name to the list in its order: name, age, nationality, what the person is known for, cause of death (if known) and most importantly a source.

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Patrice Munsel 1962
Patrice Munsel
1925-2016
Fyvush Finkel (2077193922)
Fyvush Finkel
1922-2016
GeneWilderMay07
Gene Wilder
1933-2016

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  • Chris Amon, 73, New Zealand motor racing driver, cancer.
  • Elizabeth Colson, 99, American social anthropologist.
  • Louis Herman, 86, American marine biologist, bile duct cancer.
  • Mel Hurtig, 84, Canadian publisher and political activist, pneumonia.
  • Abdul Jeelani, 62, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks).
  • Elliot Tiber, 81, American artist and writer (Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert and a Life), stroke.

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  • Jean Antone, 73, American professional wrestler (AWA, AJW, CSW).
  • Patrice Munsel, 91, American coloratura soprano.
  • Albert Nicholas, 85, American businessman and philanthropist.
  • Snaffu Rigor, 69, Filipino singer and songwriter, lung cancer.
  • Gaspar Saladino, 88, American comic letterer (Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, Arkham Asylum).
  • Zinaida Sharko, 87, Russian stage actress.
  • Charles Toubé, 58, Cameroonian footballer (Tonnerre Yaoundé, national team).
  • Ducksy Walsh, 50, Irish handball player.

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  • David Attwooll, 67, British poet and publisher, Erdheim–Chester disease.
  • Shamim Ara, 78, Pakistani actress and director.
  • Mahim Bora, 92, Indian writer, brain haemorrhage.
  • Sir Robin Chichester-Clark, 88, British politician, MP for Londonderry (1955–1974).
  • Don Donnithorne, 90, New Zealand architect.
  • Alphons Egli, 91, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council (1983–1989).
  • Richard Fagan, 69, American songwriter and musician, liver cancer.
  • Harold Hillman, 85, British scientist, heart failure.
  • Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro, 74, Uruguayan politician, Minister of Defence (since 2011), respiratory problems.
  • Vander Lee, 50, Brazilian singer-songwriter.
  • Ines Mandl, 98, Austrian-born American biochemist.
  • Peter Ogaba, 42, Nigerian footballer (MSV Duisburg).
  • John Alan Robinson, 86, British philosopher, mathematician and computer scientist.

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  • José Becerra, 80, Mexican bantamweight boxer, world champion (1959–1960).
  • Philip Bialowitz, 90, Polish Holocaust survivor and resistance fighter.
  • Helen Delich Bentley, 92, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland's 2nd district (1985–1995), brain cancer.
  • Midget Farrelly, 71, Australian surfer, world champion (1965), stomach cancer.
  • Pete Fountain, 86, American clarinetist.
  • Ivo Pitanguy, 90, Brazilian plastic surgeon.
  • Vietnam Veedu Sundaram, 76, Indian screenwriter and film director.
  • Michael Walter, 57, German luger, world champion (1985).
  • Jan Wilsgaard, 86, Norwegian-born Swedish automobile designer (Volvo).

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  • Yuri Bregel, 90, Russian historian.
  • Gustavo Bueno, 91, Spanish philosopher.
  • Bryan Clauson, 27, American racing driver, race collision.
  • Mito Croes, 70, Aruban politician.
  • Jack Günthard, 96, Swiss gymnast, Olympic champion (1952).
  • Jack Sears, 86, British race and rally driver.
  • Janus van der Zande, 91, Dutch marathon runner.
  • Ruby Winters, 74, American soul singer ("Make Love to Me", "I Will").

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  • Ali Baba, 76, Pakistani writer.
  • Doris Bohrer, 93, American World War II spy.
  • Mike Brumley, 78, American baseball player (Washington Senators).
  • Makandal Daaga, 80, Trinidad and Tobago political activist.
  • Edward Daly, 82, Northern Irish Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Derry (1974–1993).
  • Željko Kopanja, 61, Bosnian newspaper editor.
  • Jyothi Lakshmi, 63, Indian actress, leukemia.
  • Klaus Weber, 80, German biologist.

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  • Panchu Arunachalam, 76, Indian film writer (Kazhugu, Paayum Puli) and director (Manamagale Vaa), cardiac arrest.
  • Padraig Duggan, 67, Irish folk musician (Clannad, The Duggans).
  • Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, 64, British billionaire property developer.
  • Siegbert Horn, 66, German slalom canoeist, Olympic champion (1972), cancer.
  • Barry Jenner, 75, American actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Dallas, Family Matters), acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Bob Kiley, 80, American public transport planner, Alzheimer's disease.
  • W. Carter Merbreier, 90, American television personality (Captain Noah and His Magical Ark).
  • Ernst Neizvestny, 91, Russian-American sculptor.

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  • Hanif Mohammad, 81, Pakistani cricketer (national team).
  • Len Steckler, 88, American photographer, illustrator and filmmaker.
  • Thomas Steinbeck, 72, American writer and war photographer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Sir Ian Turbott, 94, New Zealand diplomat, Administrator of Antigua (1958–1964) and Grenada (1964-1967).
  • Glenn Yarbrough, 86, American folk singer ("Baby the Rain Must Fall", "It's Gonna Be Fine", "San Francisco Bay Blues").

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  • Juan Pedro de Miguel, 58, Spanish Olympic handball player (1980, 1984).
  • Alison Piepmeier, 43, American writer, brain cancer.
  • Ljubomir Popović, 81, Serbian painter.
  • Ruby Wilson, 68, American blues, soul and gospel singer, heart attack.

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  • Kenny Baker, 81, British actor (Star Wars, Time Bandits, Flash Gordon).
  • Ettore Bernabei, 95, Italian television director and producer.
  • Allen Kelley, 83, American basketball player, Olympic champion (1960).
  • Pramukh Swami Maharaj, 94, Indian religious leader.
  • Françoise Mallet-Joris, 86, Belgian writer.
  • Joyce Carol Thomas, 78, American poet, playwright, motivational speaker, and author.
  • Liam Tuohy, 83, Irish football player and manager (Shamrock Rovers, Newcastle United, national team).

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  • Neil Black, 84, English oboist.
  • Fyvush Finkel, 93, American actor (Picket Fences, Boston Public, A Serious Man), Emmy winner (1994).
  • Aboud Jumbe, 96, Tanzanian politician, President of Zanzibar (1972–1984).
  • Hermann Kant, 90, German writer.
  • Na. Muthukumar, 41, Indian lyricist, jaundice.
  • Lorenzo Piani, 60, Italian singer and songwriter.

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