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People, Died on May 16 (16 found)

Ashley Massaro

Real/Birth Name:
Ashley Marie Massaro
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 10 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and as a "valet". Photo on the cover of the April 2017 magazine Playboy. Contestant on reality TV show Survivor: China. Suicide by hanging was reeported but not confirmed.

I.M. Pei

Real/Birth Name:
Ieoh Ming Pei
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chinese-American architect. Designer of the John F. Kennedy Library and many other famous buildings. National Medal of Arts 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.

Adrian Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Adrian Lynn Robinson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Temple University, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins. Suicide by hanging.

Dick Trickle

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Trickle
Nickname(s):
White Knight
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Short track racer. More than an estimated 2,200 races, Trickle logged one million laps and is believed to have won over 1,200 feature races. Suicide by gunshot.

Mary Richardson Kennedy

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Kathleen Richardson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Suicide by hanging.

M-Bone

Real/Birth Name:
Monte Talbert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Member of group Cali Swag District. Song Teach Me How to Dougie. Killed in a drive-by shooting in his hometown, Inglewood, California.

Ronnie James Dio

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald James Padavona
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavy metal. Groups Rainbow, Black Sabbath replacing Ozzy Osbourne in the latter group. Also his own band Dio. Guitar Center RockWalk 2007. Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Black Sabbath.

Robert Mondavi

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gerald Mondavi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 33 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, California in 1966. Sold the business in 2004. California Hall of Fame 2007. Vintners Hall of Fame. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1991.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Sammy Davis Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Altovise Davis, until he died.
Older than Altovise Davis by 17 years.
ex-husband of
Older than May Britt by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ocean's Eleven (1960), Robin and the Seven Hoods. Songs What Kind of Fool Am I?, I've Gotta Be Me. TV show One Life to Live. Member the Rat Pack. Lost his left eye in a traffic accident. Converted to Judaism. Broadway musical Golden Boy, winning a Tony Award. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1987. Kennedy Center Honors 1987. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Riviera Hotel (removed); ceremony: 15 February 2007.

Jim Henson

Real/Birth Name:
James Maury Henson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the Muppets and TV show Sesame Street. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995. Television Hall of Fame 1987. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 September 1991.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Andy Kaufman

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Geoffreys Kaufman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Taxi

A. Philip Randolph

Real/Birth Name:
Asa Philip Randolph
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Organizer for the union Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Subject of TV movie 10,000 Black Men Named George. Civil rights leader. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

Bob Flock

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Newman Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Fonty Flock by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Tim Flock by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Pole position for NASCAR's first Strictly Stock (now Monster Energy Cup Series) race. Was a moonshiner. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2003. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1981.

James Agee

Real/Birth Name:
James Rufus Agee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Script for movie The African Queen. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the United States.

Django Reinhardt

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Reinhardt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Violin, banjo. Song Minor Swing. Group Quintette du Hot Club de France. Died of a stroke. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2007.

Candy Cummings

Real/Birth Name:
William Arthur Cummings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Credited as the inventor of the curve ball. Teams New York Mutuals, Baltimore Canaries, Philadelphia White Stockings, Hartford Dark Blues, Cincinnati Reds. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1939.
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