1.Carrie Fisher Better knew for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars”, this American actress, writer, producer, and humorist has always wowed her audiences. On 27th December 2016, Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60 four days after experiencing a certain medical emergency near the end of a transatlantic flight from London to LA (Los Angeles).
2. Debbie Reynolds This is perhaps one of the most shocking losses the world faced in the last month of the year. Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher passed away just a day after her daughter’s death. She was not only an American actress, singer but also a businesswoman, film historian, and humanitarian. She made her mark with the significant role in “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) as Kathy Selden.
3.George Michael George Michael, the English singer, songwriter, and record producer passed away on 25th December 2016. He rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! Throughout his life he amazed us with his singles like “Last Christmas” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, and albums like “Faith” (1987) and Listen “Without Prejudice Vol. 1” (1990).
4.Peter Vaughan The British character actor, known for all his supporting roles in British film and television productions passed away on 6th December 2016, at the age of 93. He made his mark with his role as Grouty in the sitcom Porridge. We can never forget him as Maester Aemon in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” (2011–2015).
5.Florence Henderson Florence Agnes Henderson left us on 24th November 2016, at the age of 82. This American actress and singer mesmerized us for over six decades with her performances. One of the most significant roles played by her is ‘Carol Brady’ on the ABC sitcom “The Brady Bunch” from 1969 to 1974.
6.Gene Wilder The American film and theater comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author began his career on stage and made his screen debut in an episode of the TV series “The Play of the Week” in the year 1961. Wilder passed away on 29th August 2016.
7.Anton Yelchin Anton Viktorovich Yelchin passed away at a very early age of 27 in what has been described as a “freak accident”. This talented American film and television actor were known for portraying Pavel Chekov in the “Star Trek reboot series”, Jacob Helm in “Like Crazy” and for several other prominent roles.
8.Christina Grimmie The American singer, songwriter, and YouTuber rose to fame after participating in the NBC singing competition The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. Grimmie died on 10th January 2016, of gunshot wounds inflicted in a targeted attack that followed her concert performance in Orlando, Florida.
9.Muhammad Ali The American professional boxer and activist passed away on 3rd June 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been widely recognized as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.
10.Prince Prince Rogers Nelson passed away on 21st April 2016 from a fentanyl overdose. The musical innovator was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress along with his makeup, and wide vocal range.
Abe Vigoda passed away on 26th January 2016. This American actor and comedian were known for a number of roles, most notably the portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in “The Godfather” along with Phil Fish in Barney Miller from 1975 to 1977 and “Fish” from 1977 to 1978.
12.Alan Rickman Better knew for his role as Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter film series”, Alan Rickman also gained wider notice for his performance as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. The English actor and director passed away on 11th January after a minor stroke.