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The following is a list of notable deaths in 1996. Names are listed under the date of death and not the date it was announced. Names under each date are listed in alphabetical order by family name.

Deaths of notable animals (that is, those with their own Wikipedia articles) are also reported here.

A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

  • Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference (and language of reference, if not English).

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  • Pieter Kasteleyn, Dutch physicist famous for his contributions to the field of Statistical Mechanics (b. 1924)

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  • Art White, American football offensive lineman in the NFL (b. 1915)

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  • Billy Lothridge, American football Punter, Safety and Quarterback in the National Football League (b. 1942)

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  • Sylvia Williams, American museum director, curator, art historian and scholar of African art (b. 1936)

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  • Robert Anderson, American Foreign Service officer who served as the United States Ambassador to Dahomey, Morocco, and the Dominican Republic

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  • Redd Boggs, American science fiction fanzine writer, editor and publisher (b. 1921)
  • Gustave Gingras, Canadian physician and founder of the Montreal Institute of Rehabilitation (b. 1918)

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  • Jim Boggio, American accordionist (b. 1939)
  • Mario Savio, American political activist and a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement (b. 1942)

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  • Howard B. Keck, American businessman, a Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder (b. 1913)

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  • Jean Roy, Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons (b. 1923)

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