EntertainmentCelebrities Celebrity deaths 2016: New Yorkers we lost, from David Bowie to Bill Cunningham By amNY.com staff December 28, 2016 6:48 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email With 2016 coming to an end, take a look back at the actors, artists and celebrities New York City lost this year. Many -- like David Bowie and Bill Cunningham -- left their marks on the city. Others called one or more of the boroughs home at various points in their careers. Here's a look at the celebrities we said goodbye to this year who have ties to the city. Gwen Ifill Photo Credit: Getty Images for International Women's Media Foundation "PBS NewsHour" co-anchor Gwen Ifill died on Nov. 14, 2016, after a battle with cancer. She was 61. Ifill was born in Jamaica, Queens, and her family moved several times during her childhood. She grew up in federally subsidized housing in Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island, according to the New York Times. Robert Vaughn Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Davis New York City-born actor Robert Vaughn died of leukemia on Nov. 11, 2016. He was 83. Vaughn was known best for his role in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." His other TV and film credits include roles in "Murder, She Wrote" and "Magnificent Seven." His final film was "Gold Star," a personal family drama inspired by real events from first-time filmmaker Victoria Negri, which is now on the film festival circuit. Lou Pearlman Photo Credit: Getty Images / Evan Agostini Lou Pearlman, the creator of 'NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, died in federal prison on Aug. 19, 2016. He was 62. Pearlman was born in Flushing, Queens, and graduated from Queens College in the late 1970s. Pearlman was serving out a 25-year sentence for swindling banks and investors out of more than $300 million. Garry Marshall Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris The creator of "Happy Days" and "The Odd Couple" was a Bronx native. Garry Marshall, born in the borough in 1934, died of complications from pneumonia after suffering a stroke. He was 81. Marshall also directed "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries." Michael Cimino Photo Credit: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto Michael Cimino, the Academy Award-winning director behind the 1978 Vietnam War film "The Deer Hunter," died on July 2, 2016. He was 77. Born in New York City, Cimino grew up on Long Island before moving to Los Angeles in 1971, Variety reported. Elie Wiesel Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee A prolific author, Noble Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel died on July 2, 2016. He was 87. Though born in Romania, Wiesel called Manhattan home until the time of his death. A funeral service was held for Wiesel at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in Lenox Hill. Bill Cunningham Photo Credit: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole What is New York Fashion Week without Bill Cunningham? The New York Times photographer was known for his street style pictures -- and for the bike he rode around Manhattan while shooting. Cunningham had been with the Times for 40 years when he died on June 25, 2016. He was 87. Morley Safer Photo Credit: Getty Images / Fernando Leon Former "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer died in Manhattan on May 19, 2016. He was 84. The veteran journalist joined CBS News in December 1970 and had retired just a week before his death. Patty Duke Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Patty Duke, a Queens native who won an Oscar as a teenager for "The Miracle Worker," died of sepsis on March 29, 2016. She was 69. The actress' long career included her own television show, "The Patty Duke Show," and the Neely O'Hara role in "The Valley of the Dolls." Nancy Reagan Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle Former first lady Nancy Reagan died of congestive heart failure on March 6, 2016. She was 94. Reagan grew up in Flushing, Queens, before becoming a Hollywood actress and marrying then-actor and future President Ronald Reagan in 1952. George Kennedy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter George Kennedy, who was born in New York City, died on Feb. 28, 2016. He was 91. The veteran character actor starred in "Cool Hand Luke" and "Airport." Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola Photo Credit: Getty Images for VH1 "Mob Wives" star and Brooklyn native Angela Raiola, better known as "Big Ang," died on Feb. 18, 2016, after battling cancer. She was 55. Glenn Frey Photo Credit: Getty Images / Karl Walter Founding Eagles member Glenn Frey, who lived in Manhattan, died on Jan. 18, 2016. He was 67. Frey led a successful solo music and acting career after the Eagles broke up in 1980. David Bowie Photo Credit: Getty Images British musician David Bowie died on Jan. 10, 2016, after battling cancer. He was 69. Fans gathered outside his SoHo apartment to lay bouquets, candles and other tributes. From taking to the stage at Madison Square Garden following the 9/11 attacks to simply dropping by the Strand for a good read, Bowie's ties to NYC ran deep. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.