HERE'S A SHORT LIST OF NOTABLE PEOPLE WE LOST IN AUGUST 2016:

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RICCI MARTIN, musician & son of Dean Martin, Aug. 3 (62)

PETE FOUNTAIN, clarinetist, Aug. 6 (86)

GLENN YARBROUGH, (hit, “Baby, The Rain Must Fall”), Aug. 11 (86)

KENNY BAKER (“R2D2” of 'Star Wars'), Aug. 13 (81)

JIM WOOLLEY (of Nine Inch Nails), Aug. 14 (49)

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN (“The McLaughlin Group”), Aug. 16 (89)

PRESTON HUBBARD (of The Fabulous Thunderbirds), Aug. 17 (63)

JACK RILEY (“The Bob Newhart Show”), Aug. 19 (80)

MATT ROBERTS (of 3 Doors Down), Aug. 20 (38)

MARVIN KAPLAN (“It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”), Aug. 25 (89)

GENE WILDER (“Willy Wonka”), Aug. 29 (83)

BIG thanks and a tip of the Wonka hat to all of the above who entertained us over the years.