Tuesday 20 March 2018

Gallery: Culture stars who died in 2016

David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Caroline Aherne are some of the high-profile celebrities who passed away in 2016
David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Caroline Aherne are some of the high-profile celebrities who passed away in 2016
David Bowie passed away on January 10 at 83.
Alan Rickman died on January 14 at 69.
Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, passed away on January 14 at 73.
Sir Terry Wogan died on January 31 at 77.
The Eagles' guitarist Glenn Frey died on January 18 at 67.
Legendary To Kill A Mockingbird author, Harper Lee, died on February 19 aged 89. Photo: AP
Best-selling author Umberto Eco passed away on February 19 at 84. Photo: AP
Sir George Martin's, legendary Beatles' producer, died on March 8 at 90.
Musician Keith Emerson died on March 11 at 71. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
Magician Paul Daniels died at 77 on March 17
Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest died on March 22 at 45. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Footballer Johann Cruyff died on March 24 at 68.
'Queen of the Curve', celebrated architect Zaha Hadid passed away on March 31 at 65.
Ronnie Corbett died on March 31 at 85.
Everybody Loves Raymond actress Doris Roberts (pictured with producer Phillip Rosentall) passed away on April 17 aged 90. Photo: Getty Images
David Gest passed away on April 12 at 62. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Victoria Wood died of cancer on April 20 at the age of 62
Iconic musician Prince passed away on April 21 at 57.
WWE wrestler Chyna was found dead on April 20 aged 46.
Beastie Boys star John Berry passed away on May 19 at 52. PIC: Youtube
Muhammad Ali died on June 3 at 74.
Former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter Kimbo Slice died on June 6, aged 42 (Getty)
Christina Grimmie was shot dead in Orlando pm June 10. She was 22. (AP)
Star Trek star Anton Yelchin died on June 17 in a freak accident at 27.
Bernie Worrell aka 'Wizard of Woo', whose keyboard sound defined Parliament and Funkadelic, passed away on June 26 at 72.
Iconic photographer Bill Cunningham passed away on June 25 at 87.
Caroline Aherne died on July 2 at 52.
Elie Wiesel (pictured being presented with the 2009 National Humanities Medal by US president Barack Obama) passed away on July 2. The Holocaust survivor and writer was 87.
Deerhunter director Michael Cimino passed away on July 2 at 77.
Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall (pictured with Julia Roberts) died on July 19 at 81. Picture: Reuters
Leo Brennan, father of Enya and founding father of Clannad died on July 22 at 90.
The Big Lebowski actor, David Huddleston, (pictured with his wife Sarah C Koeppe) died aged 85 on August 2. (Sarah C Koeppe/AP)
Kenny Baker, the man behind R2D2, died on August 13 at 81.
Designer Sonia Rykiel (pictured with daughter Nathalie Rykiel) died on August 25 at 86. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
Gene Wilder died on August 29 at 83.
Actor and activist Alexis Arquette died on September 11 at 47. (AP)
The Sound of Music actress Charmian Carr died on September 17 at 73.
Legendary golder Arnold Palmer
HIT MAKER: Rod Temperton, pictured with his wife Kathy in 2012, wrote some of Michael Jackson’s best-known songs. He died in October at 66. Photo: Shutterstock/PA
Coronation Street star Jean Alexander died on October 14 aged 90.
Pete Burns, lead singer of Dead Or Alive, passed away at 57 on October 24.
Leonard Cohen died at his home in Los Angeles on November 7 at 82.
;Legendary singer Sharon Jones passed away on November 18 at 60.
Florence Henderson, star of The Brady Bunch, died on November 24 at 82.
Fidel Castro passed away on November 25 at 90. Photo: Reuters
The Man from UCNLE star Robert Vaughn died on November 11 at 83. Photo: AP
Andrew Sachs (left) died on December 2 at 86
Game of Thrones star Peter Vaughan passed away on December 6 at 93.
Rock musician Greg Lake passed away at 69 on December 7
Writer and newspaper columnist AA Gill passed away on December 10 at 62
Irish poet John Cronin died on December 10 at 87.
Hollywood icon Zsa Zsa Gabor died on December 18 at 99.
Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died aged 68 after a rock'n'roll career that spanned half a century
George Michael died aged 53, on December 25. Photo: / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Royle Family actress Liz Smith died on December 27 at 96. Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Watership Down author Richard Adams died on December 27 at 96. Photo: PA Wire
Carrie Fisher died on December 27 at 60. Photo: Vince Bucci/AP
Debbie Reynolds passed away on December 28 at 84.
Author and poet Anthony Cronin passed away on December 28 at 88. Photo: Tony Gavin

A look back on some of the high-profile stars who passed away in 2016.

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