Everybody keeps talking about how they hated 2016, and I do get it, it was an awful year, like super intense, especially in the past few months, and it is very sad as well, this year we lost many great and talented people, why? The year is a few days away from ending and they just keep leaving.
Yes, their work and legacy will be cherished but we are gonna miss these people a lot. We lost musicians, actors, astronauts and if I keep talking about this, I’m probably going to cry. We made a list of celebrities that passed away this year but need to be remembered forever:
25. Frank Sinatra Jr.
The musician passed away at the age of 72, he continued his father’s legacy with his original music. The singer died due to a heart attack in May.
24. Florence Henderson.
The 82-year-old died from a heart failure. The actress was known for playing the mother of six unruly kids in a blended family on the TV show “The Brady Bunch.”
23. Tony Burton.
The actor known for playing Apollo Creed’s inspirational boxing trainer in the “Rocky” movies, passed away on February at the age of 78 of pneumonia at the South California Hospital.
22. Abe Vigoda.
The actor died at the age of 94. He’s known for playing detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series “Barney Miller” and a Mafia soldier in “The Godfather”. He left this world in January.
21. Joe Garagiola.
The anchor and former baseball player passed away at the age of 90 after struggling with his health for several years. Joe entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, but he made a career in the 40’s and 50’s playing with different teams like the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
20. Juan Gabriel.
The Mexican singer passed away at the age of 66 years old. Obama called him “one of the greats of Latin music.” The songwriter died from a heart attack at his home in California on August. “To so many Mexican-Americans, Mexicans and people all over the world, his music sounds like home.”
19. Erik Bauersfeld.
Please tell me “It’s a trap”, those three words made Erik the best minor actor in Star Wars playing Admiral Ackbar. The 93-year-old died on April at his home in Berkeley, California.
18. Glenn Frey.
The musician died at the age of 67 years-old. Frey was one of the founding members of the classic rock and roll band “The Eagles”. He co-wrote many hits such as “Take it Easy,” “The Best of My Love,” “Desperado,” and “Hotel California.”. Glenn also appeared a few times on screen. The guitarist passed away on January.
17. Joe Alaskey.
He was one of the best voice actors. Joe made the voices for many Looney Toones characters such as Buggs Bunny and Daffy Duck. He passed away on February at the age of 63.
16. John Glenn.
The American hero died when he was 95 years old. Glenn was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth. The former astronaut and senator passed away while being treated at James Cancer Hospital. He suffered from many health complications, including a stroke a few years ago.
15. Garry Marshall.
The writer and director died at the age of 81. He was known for creating successful TV shows like “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy”. Marshall passed away on July due to complications from pneumonia after having a stroke.
14. Dave Mirra.
The BMX idol passed away at the age of 41. Dave had the record for the most career medals in the X Games for many years and hosted MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” for two seasons. Mirra died on February from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
13. Gene Wilder.
The 83-year-old is known for movies like “The Producers,” “Young Frankenstein,” and the main character in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,”. The actor passed away on August due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
12. Doris Roberts.
The actress started her career on stage, but found her success by playing Marie in “Everybody Loves Raymond”. The 90-year-old passed away in Los Angeles on April, the cause of her death wasn’t released.
11. George Martin.
Martin who was responsible for “The Beatles” success, passed away at his 90 years. The producer arranged many songs for the band, making him almost the fifth member. He died peacefully on March, the band said.
Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx😎✌️🌟💖 pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) 9 de marzo de 2016
10. Christina Grimmie.
The 22-year-old YouTuber who found her fame at “The Voice” passed away on June after a man shot her when she was signing autographs in Orlando. She was the opening show for the band “Before You Exit” when a 27-year-old man appeared with two guns, after shooting her he committed suicide.
My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina pic.twitter.com/KWGwZZlj4t
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) 11 de junio de 2016
9. Harper Lee.
Tha author of the Pulitzer Prize -winning novel “How To Kill a Mockingbird” died at the age of 89 in her sleep, a few years after suffering from a stroke. She passed away on February.
8. Leonard Cohen.
The beloved musician left this world, at the age of 82. Cohen was responsible for songs like “Hallelujah,” ”Suzanne” and “Bird on a Wire.” On a statement released on his Facebook account, it said: “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”. Leonard passed away from health complications on November. Since his death, many artists have shared their sorrow.
7. Alan Rickman.
The British actor known for his work at the stage and films passed away at the age of 69. He earned a Tony nomination, but on the big screen he was known for playing villains, Alan’s most iconic character was professor Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” sagas. Rickman died on January.
The legend passed away at the age of 67. He was found unconscious in an elevator by the authorities. The Grammy winner was s star, he had “the dance moves of James Brown, the guitar virtuosity of Jimi Hendrix and the theatricality of “Sgt. Peppers”-era Beatles.” Prince was famous for his diversity, he could play R&B, pop, rock, funk and soul, and his obsession with color purple.
5. Muhammad Ali.
“The Greatest Of All Time” passed away on June at the age of 74. The silver-tongued boxer died from respiratory complications. Even after suffering from Parkinson’s disease from decades, he continued his battle for civil rights. The boxer criticized Trump’s proposals “We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda”.
4. David Bowie.
The music icon left us at his 69 years. He was a rock and roll visionary. Bowie was a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame since 1996. Hist last album “Blackstar” was released on his 69th birthday. He passed away after a battle with cancer on January.
3. Carrie Fisher.
The actress known for playing Princess Leia Organa at the Star Wars series passed away at the age of 60. She was the daughter of a musician and an actress, born to be a star, Fisher wrote many books, some of them even were taken to the big screen. Carrie died on December 27th after suffering from a heart attack.
2. George Michael.
The iconic musician passed away on December 25th from a heart failure. George died at the age of 53, leaving a huge legacy behind. “I have lost a beloved friend — the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist,” singer Elton John wrote on Instagram. The British legend wrote many hits such as “Faith” and “Freedom ’90,”.
1. Debbie Reynolds.
The iconic actress passed away only a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher on December 28th. Her son blamed Carrie’s death to be the cause of her mother’s departure since a real cause hasn’t been released “She loved taking care of her and now she’s gone to be with her.” Reynolds was 84 years old.