Remembering the stars who died in 2016
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The world of entertainment has lost stars from all sections of the industry in 2016, bidding farewell to showbiz giants such as David Bowie, Sir Terry Wogan, Prince, George Michael, and now Carrie Fisher. Ranging from comedians to musicians we're taking this opportunity to remember the iconic figures who are no longer with us as we move towards 2017.
The 69-year-old music legend died from cancer on January 9 after recording his 25th studio album.
The Harry Potter actor died aged 69 on January 14 after a battle with cancer.
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Sir Terry Wogan
Children in Need presenter and broadcasting legend, the 77-year-old died on January 31 after a battle with cancer.
The To Kill A Mockingbird author died aged 89 on February 19 in a Alabama nursing home surrounded by her family.
The former first lady of the United States of America died on March 6, aged 94, due to heart failure.
Sir George Martin
The Beatles produced died at the age of 90 on March 8 at his home in Wiltshire.
The 77-year-old magician died on March 17 after suffering from a brain tumour.
Bets known for The Two Ronnies the 85-year-old died in hospital on March 31.
The reality TV star and music producer was found dead in his hotel room, at the age of 62, on April 12.
The 62-year-old comedian died on April 20 after a private battle with cancer.
Singing superstar, best know for his hit Purple Rain, died on April 21 at the age of 57 after an accidental overdose.
One of the greatest sportsmen of all times, the 74-year-old died on June 3 after being admitted to hospital with a respiratory illness.
The Star Trek actor died, aged 27, on June 19 following a car accident.
The actor who played R2D2 in the Star Wars films, died aged 81 on August 13 following a brief illness.
Most loved for his performance as Willy Wonka, the 83-year-old died on August 28 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
The former Coronation Street actress, who played Hilda Ogden, died aged 90 on October 14 after being taken ill.
The singer, songwriter and television personality, who founded pop band Dead or Alive, died aged 57 on October 23 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The death at 82 of Canadian singer, who penned the classic song Hallelujah, was announced on November 11.
Best-known for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, the 86-year-old's death was announced on December 1.
The Sunday Times journalist AA Gill died aged 62 on December 10 after a battle with cancer.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
The Hollywood actress and socialite died aged 99 on December 18 after suffering a heart attack.
The Status Quo guitarist died aged 68 on December 24 following an infection.
Best known for playing Nana in The Royle Family and eccentric baker Letitia Cropley in The Vicar Of Dibley, she died at the age of 95 on December 24.
The death of the music legend at the age of 53, was announced on December 25.
Bets known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, the 60-year-old died in hospital on December 27, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.