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In Remembrance: Celebrity Deaths in 2016

In Remembrance: Celebrity Deaths in 2016

There have been so many shocking deaths in the entertainment world in 2016 and we are ready for the new year to start already.

The news of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher‘s untimely passing has left the world in mourning and there are so many other stars that died this year as well.

The year kicked off with the loss of David Bowie, who lost his battle to cancer at the age of 69. Other major losses in January included Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman and Rene Angelil, the husband of Celine Dion.

Some of the other shocking deaths throughout the year include actor Anton Yelchin dying in a freak car accident, singer Christina Grimmie being killed at her meet and greet by a deranged fan, Prince‘s untimely death at the age of 57, and the recent loss of George Michael due to heart failure.

Click through the slideshow for a recap of all the unfortunate deaths in 2016…

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  • Mill

    You forgot Alan Thicke.

  • ChocoLATlass

    Mill: I forgot about him, myself. Was such a fan of his, since he was a famous TV father when I was growing up, but then, I discovered he’s a Republican!!!

  • http://www.justjared.com Chris @ Just Jared

    He’s there on the December slide: http://www.justjared.com/2016/12/27/in-remembrance-celebrity-deaths-in-2016/13/

    No way we’d leave Dr. Jason Seaver out!

  • Mill

    Dork….

  • Kali J. Burgos

    Forgot Alan Thicke from a Heart Attack and

    Joseph Mascolo aka Stefano Dimera on Days of Our Lives from Alzheimer’s

  • Holly

    You forgot Ron Glass.

  • Marco

    Pete Burns, lead singer of ’80s synth pop act Dead Or Alive died in October, too. He was 57.

  • Jean Heath

    I hope this is the finished list – but with this year – there are days remaining. Feels like a walking on eggshells year for so many in our memories. So many were sudden as well.

  • Mel

    You forgot Alan Rickman!

  • rocknmovie

    You forgot Leonard Cohen.

  • John Tyrrell

    he’s there

  • Gray Gleason

    Rickman is in January – pictured – Alan Thicke is also there BUT NO ONE HAS MENTIONED JOAN RIVERS!!!! WHY? Poor thing died in a dentist chair – after hosting her own show – hosting Johnny Carson – and who can forget the Fashion Police – DOESN’T ANYONE REMEMBER HER??

  • btw

    she kicked it years ago

  • Valar

    Celebrities died of cancer, Alzheimer’s, murder or after a lifetime of hard living in 2016, but astronaut John Glenn died at 95, Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan at 93, Watership Down author Richard Adams at 96, Beatles producer George Martin at 90, and a number of others after very long lives and brief -if any – illness. That is unfortunately not as newsworthy though.

  • Matt

    get a grip guy

  • Catsby Jr

    Make room for Betty White.

  • Robert Zeurunkl

    Good grief, how do you miss Leonard Cohen and Prince?

  • Amanda Rae Snyder

    You forgot Gordie Tapp from Hee Haw

  • Gray Gleason

    OOOOPS! Right you are…. seems like last month – but it was 2014 – sorry! Aloha… :(

  • Gray Gleason

    They are there – pictured – look again!

  • cmehere

    2016 PLEASE GO TF AWAY! You have curb stomped so many people, u can now leave now. We’re beaten

  • Angel Michaels-Abaddon

    You missed some..Vanity passed February of 2016. No where is she listed. Alan Thicke isn’t listed either.

  • Medusa Jordan

    We are not as sad at the loss of people 90+ because we do not feel that they have been ‘taken too soon’ .

  • Payne Tina

    Zsa Zsa Gabor ?

  • Joe Smith

    That just makes him better, funny you tolerant liberals only tolerate people who think the same as you do and cut on people who don’t think the way you do. Hypocrites

  • Joy

    She’s mostly adamantium now.

  • Tarryn

    Prince is mentioned, on third or fourth slideshow

  • Joy

    Loved him.

  • Joy

    You look up the word hypocrite and still use it to slam someone else? Oy.

  • Tarryn

    He’s listed on the last page, it goes in order of who passed first throughout the year

  • Joe Smith

    For me to be a hypocrite, I would have had to done the same thing which I did not. I accept their different views and I don’t care if someone is Republican or liberal. The person indicated they were a fan until they found out he was Republican which would indicate that they are no longer a fan because of his politics. I don’t care about the politics of a celebrity, if they are entertaining, I accept them for what they are. Is that dumbed down enough for you?

  • B4God777

    Let’s not forget the beautiful Denise Matthews AKA: Vanity (Prince’s protege, Lead singer of 80′s pop group “Vanity 6″ & actress) RIP Denise! You are greatly missed with so many of these other celebrities who have gone too soon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity (singer)

  • B4God777

    Link above is wrong. Here is the correct link…
    Denise Matthews AKA: Vanity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity_(singer)

  • kayleen demarco

    BIG Ang!

  • Joy

    Republicans are hypocrites about literally everything, and constantly say one thing and do the other. Especially pretending to care about the country, but only as it pertains to what they personally get out of it. Hating abortion rights but loving to murder people with guns.

    I’m actually an adult, so go argue with someone on the schoolyard and then steal their lunch money.

  • Joy

    Republicans are hypocrites about literally everything, and constantly say one thing and do the other. Especially pretending to care about the country, but only as it pertains to what they personally get out of it. Hating abortion rights but loving to murder people with guns.

    I’m actually an adult, so go argue with someone on the schoolyard and then steal their lunch money.

  • Sarah Kryski-Kenny

    Please add Attrell Cordes aka Prince Be of the 90s group PM Dawn.

  • Joe Smith

    Repubs are not hypocrites on those issues, they don’t want innocent children murdered and they use their firearms to protect themselves from angry liberal criminals Saving a life on both issues which is the opposite of hypocrisy. Libs on the other hand want to save the lives of a murderer on death row because life is so precious but will grind up an innocent baby just so they won’t be inconvenienced to take responsibility for their own actions……..hypocrites!

  • Valar

    Of course, but once again it is the news bumming people out instead of presenting a more balanced picture of what celebrity deaths in 2016 actually looked like. I know “balanced” is not what the news does but it’s still important to keep perspective.

  • susan

    I am neither a Republican or a Democrat but I do find it amusing that Democrats still fail to see how they are so utterly intolerant and judgemental of others. It is the main reason that I am not a Democrat. No one is pretending to care about the country. We all just have different ideas about what that means. To decide that your way is the only way is the reason that Donald Trump is now our president.

  • Dana

    Merle Haggard you forgot Merle😢