2016 Passages …In their own words

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2016 saw the passage of these notable figures. 
Learn more about their stories, “in their own words”.


On January 10
David Bowie, 1947-2016
English Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Ziggy Stardust

bowie

Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie
782.42166/B


On March 31
Gordie Howe, 1928-2016
Hockey Player, Mr. Hockey

gordie-howe

Mr. Hockey : My Story
796./962092/H

Howe played 26 seasons in the National Hockey League, 25 of these with the Detroit Red Wings.


On April 21
Prince, 1958-2016
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Prince

prince

Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution
CD/7.8285/P9552

Soundtrack to the 1984 film, it has sold  over 22 million copies, and is considered one of the top ten movie soundtracks of all time.


On June 3
Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016
Boxing Titan of the 20th Century, The Greatest

muhammad-ali

Muhammad Ali Unfiltered
796.83092/M

Celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali in these 200-plus pages of images, quotes, and tributes to the Greatest of All Time.


On July 2
Elie Wiesel, 1928-2016
Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

elie-wiesel

Open Heart
921/W651

Written at the age of 82, facing emergency heart surgery and his mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life.


On September 25
Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016
Golfer, The King

arnold-palmer

A Life Well Played : My Stories
796./352092/P

Palmer’s parting gift to the world: A treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom, from on and off the course.


On November 7
Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016
Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Author, Painter, Montrealer

leonard-cohen

You Want It Darker
CD/7.845/C678

His fourteenth and final studio album, recorded at his home between April 2015 and July 2016, it was released on 21 October 2016.


On November 25
Fidel Castro, 1926-2016
Cuban Revolutionary and Politician

castro

The Fidel Castro Tapes
DVD/972.91064/F


On December 27
Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016
Actress, Writer, Princess Leia

carrie-fisher

The Princess Diarist
791./43028/F

Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time.


On December 28
Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2046
Actress, Singer, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, Unsinkable

debbie-reynolds

Make ‘Em Laugh : Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends
791.43028/R

Anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings.


Farewell.

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