Remembering the stars who died in 2016

Just some of the people who passed away in 2016. Picture Archant Library.

Just some of the people who passed away in 2016. Picture Archant Library. - Credit: Archant

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.

David Bowie from The Image. Picture Archant Library

David Bowie from The Image. Picture Archant Library - Credit: Archant

David Bowie

The 69-year-old music legend died from cancer on January 9 after recording his 25th studio album.

Alan Rickman in the play The Beckett Project directored by Anthony Minghella, Makeup by Louise Young

Alan Rickman in the play The Beckett Project directored by Anthony Minghella, Makeup by Louise Young. Picture David Walters. - Credit: Archant

Alan Rickman

The Harry Potter actor died aged 69 on January 14 after a battle with cancer.

Glenn Frey performs on the "History of the Eagles" tour . (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Glenn Frey performs on the "History of the Eagles" tour . (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) - Credit: John Shearer/Invision/AP


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Glenn Frey

The Eagles front man passed away on January 18 at the age of 67 whilst recovering from an operation.

Terry Wogan in Yarmouth in March 1978, opening Curry's new electrical store in Market Place. A blue

Terry Wogan in Yarmouth in March 1978, opening Curry's new electrical store in Market Place. A blue Rolls Royce took hin to the store from Caister airfield where he arrived by helicopter. Picture Archant Library. - Credit: Archant

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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.

Author Harper Lee . Picture (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

Author Harper Lee . Picture (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File) - Credit: AP

Harper Lee

The To Kill A Mockingbird author died aged 89 on February 19 in a Alabama nursing home surrounded by her family.

Nancy Reagan blows out candles on a cake as she celebrates her 94th birthday. (Victoria Angulo/Ronal

Nancy Reagan blows out candles on a cake as she celebrates her 94th birthday. (Victoria Angulo/Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation via AP) - Credit: AP

Nancy Reagan

The former first lady of the United States of America died on March 6, aged 94, due to heart failure.

Sir George Martin. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Sir George Martin. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File) - Credit: AP

Sir George Martin

The Beatles produced died at the age of 90 on March 8 at his home in Wiltshire.

Paul Daniels and wife Debbie McGee in Cromer. Photo: Maurice Gray

Paul Daniels and wife Debbie McGee in Cromer. Photo: Maurice Gray - Credit: Maurice Gray

Paul Daniels

The 77-year-old magician died on March 17 after suffering from a brain tumour.

RONNIE CORBETT. Picture Archant LIbrary.

RONNIE CORBETT. Picture Archant LIbrary. - Credit: Archant

Ronnie Corbett

Bets known for The Two Ronnies the 85-year-old died in hospital on March 31.

David Gest, who died aged 62. Picture Ian West/PA Wire

David Gest, who died aged 62. Picture Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

David Gest

The reality TV star and music producer was found dead in his hotel room, at the age of 62, on April 12.

Victoria Wood as Nella Last, a middle-aged housewife during the Second World War. Picture ITV.

Victoria Wood as Nella Last, a middle-aged housewife during the Second World War. Picture ITV. - Credit: PA

Victoria Wood

The 62-year-old comedian died on April 20 after a private battle with cancer.

File photo of Prince performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game. Pictur

File photo of Prince performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game. Picture AP Photo/Chris O'Meara. - Credit: PA

Prince

Singing superstar, best know for his hit Purple Rain, died on April 21 at the age of 57 after an accidental overdose.

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Muhammad Ali

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.

Anton Yelchin at the Toronto International Film Festiva. Arthur Mola/Invision/AP/PA Photos.

Anton Yelchin at the Toronto International Film Festiva. Arthur Mola/Invision/AP/PA Photos. - Credit: PA

Anton Yelchin

The Star Trek actor died, aged 27, on June 19 following a car accident.

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Kenny Baker. ©Archant Photographic 200901603 772434 - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2009

Kenny Baker

The actor who played R2D2 in the Star Wars films, died aged 81 on August 13 following a brief illness.

Sheringham Little Theatre film clubs - Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka. Picture Archant Library.

Sheringham Little Theatre film clubs - Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka. Picture Archant Library. - Credit: Archant

Gene Wilder

Most loved for his performance as Willy Wonka, the 83-year-old died on August 28 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

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Coronation Street - Stan (BERNARD YOUENS) and Hilda Ogden (JEAN ALEXANDER). EADT 7.12.00

Jean Alexander

The former Coronation Street actress, who played Hilda Ogden, died aged 90 on October 14 after being taken ill.

Channel 4 handout picture of Celebrity Big Brother housemate Pete Burns. Picture Channel 4

Channel 4 handout picture of Celebrity Big Brother housemate Pete Burns. Picture Channel 4 - Credit: PA

Pete Burns

The singer, songwriter and television personality, who founded pop band Dead or Alive, died aged 57 on October 23 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man. Archant Library

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man. Archant Library - Credit: Archant

Leonard Cohen

The death at 82 of Canadian singer, who penned the classic song Hallelujah, was announced on November 11.

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs with his two dogs Pepsi and Lizzie.PLEASE CREDIT: Steve Hickey

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs with his two dogs Pepsi and Lizzie.PLEASE CREDIT: Steve Hickey - Credit: Steve Hickey/WSPA

Andrew Sachs

Best-known for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, the 86-year-old's death was announced on December 1.

AA Gill died on Saturday aged 62, three weeks after revealing he had the 'full English' of cancers.

AA Gill died on Saturday aged 62, three weeks after revealing he had the 'full English' of cancers. Photo: Myung Jung Kim/PA Wire - Credit: PA

AA Gill

The Sunday Times journalist AA Gill died aged 62 on December 10 after a battle with cancer.

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is shown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is shown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File) - Credit: AP

Zsa Zsa Gabor

The Hollywood actress and socialite died aged 99 on December 18 after suffering a heart attack.

Rick Parfitt who will be performing with Status Quo at Holkham. Picture Archatn Library.

Rick Parfitt who will be performing with Status Quo at Holkham. Picture Archatn Library. - Credit: Archant

Rick Parfitt

The Status Quo guitarist died aged 68 on December 24 following an infection.

Undated Handout Photo from The Young Ones. Picture BBC/Wall To Wall.

Undated Handout Photo from The Young Ones. Picture BBC/Wall To Wall. - Credit: PA

Liz Smith

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.

Singer, George Michael on stage performing at Norwich City Football Club ground at Carrow Road in No

Singer, George Michael on stage performing at Norwich City Football Club ground at Carrow Road in Norwich, Norfolk.Picture: James BassFor: EDP/ EN NEWSEDP Pics © 2007 Tel: (01603) 772434 - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007

George Michael

The death of the music legend at the age of 53, was announced on December 25.

Carrie Fisher during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios. PA Images on behal

Carrie Fisher during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios. PA Images on behalf of So TV - Credit: PA

Carrie Fisher

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.

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