2016 meant R.I.P. to Hollywood legends

By: Brooklynn Allen

Hollywood said goodbye to many of their own this past year. From big name stars that we have grown up with to stars that were just rising to fame just to have it abruptly cut off. This is a list of the most heart-breaking deaths in 2016.

David Bowie (1947-2016)David Bowie was one of the most influential figures in Rock and Roll. He’s mostly known for his music and his role as the Goblin King in Labyrinth. 

Alan Rickman (1946-2016)- Alan Rickman was best known from his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise and for is his role as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd.

Harper Lee (1926-2016)- Harper Lee is the writer of the award winning classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. 

Muhammad Ali (1933-2016)- 3- time winning heavy weight champion was known worldwide as one of the greatest boxers in the world.

Gene Wilder (1933-2016)- Actor Gene Wilder was known as a comedic legend. He was the witty Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory and as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. 

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)- Leonard Cohen was the writer of the classic ballad Hallelujah.

George Michael (1963-2016)- George Michael was a member of the band Wham! After the band ended, Michael began his solo career.

Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)- Carrie Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. 

Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016)- Debbie Reynolds was very famous back in the golden era of film. Her most notable roles were as Kathy Selden in the musical Singin’ in the Rain and as Aggie Cromwell in Halloween Town.

These are some additional celebrity deaths:

  • Nancy Reagan: (1921- 2016) Actress and First Lady (1981-1989)
  • Prince: (1958- 2016) Musician
  • Kenny Baker: (1934-2016) Actor- Star Wars 
  • John Glenn: (1921-2016) Astronaut
  • Richard Bradford: (1934-2016) Actor
  • Christina Grimmie: (1994-2016) Singer


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