Sunday 25 September 2016

Wilder is latest in a list of celebrity deaths this year

Published 30/08/2016 | 02:30

Singer David Bowie (aged 69) died January 10. Photo: Stephen Chernin
Singer David Bowie (aged 69) died January 10. Photo: Stephen Chernin
Royle Family actress and comedienne Caroline Aherne (52) died July 2. Photo: Fiona Hanson

Gene Wilder, the star of Willy Wonka, is the latest famous person to die this year.

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Other celebrity deaths include:

Singer David Bowie (aged 69) died January 10.

Actor Alan Rickman (69) died January 14.

Eagles frontman Glenn Frey died (67) died January 18.

Broadcaster Terry Wogan (77) died January 31.

Author Harper Lee (89), who wrote 'To Kill A Mockingbird', died February 19.

Actor Frank Kelly (77), who played Father Jack in 'Father Ted' died February 28.

Nancy Reagan (94), former First Lady of the United States, died March 6.

Beatles producer Sir George Martin (90) died March 8.

Magician Paul Daniels (77)died March 17.

Comedian Ronnie Corbett (85) died March 31.

Drugs campaigner Howard Marks (70), known as Mr Nice, died April 10.

Reality TV star and music producer David Gest (62) died April 12.

Comedian Victoria Wood (62) died April 20.

Superstar Prince (57) died April 21.

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali (74) died June 3.

Anton Yelchin (27), actor in Star Trek, died June 19.

Royle Family actress and comedienne Caroline Aherne (52) died July 2.

Kenny Baker (81), who played droid R2D2 in the Star Wars films, died August 13.

Irish Independent

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