We mourn the loss of these high profiled celebrities.
We’re just a few days away from 2017, and yet today the world lost another legendary icon, Carrie Fisher, who passed away from heart complications and was announced dead at 8.55am this morning.
Carrie who was 60 was very well known for her fictional character as Princess Leis from Star Wars and was more than a just a badass. Besides acting, she’s also known to be a witty writer (she’s the author of The Princess Diarist, Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking) and a script doctor for movies like Sister Act, Hook, Lethal Weapon 3 and even Star Wars prequels.
Enough said, 2016 has officially been a sad year for many. Here are 8 other amazing stars we’ve lost in 2016 that we’re not over yet:
1. David Bowie
His songs, fashion sense and presence made him the ultimate image of a fluid artist. He was not only an inspiration to celebrities but to the general public as well. There was also a tribute to David Bowie at this year’s Grammys and at the BRIT awards. Bowie died at the age of 69 from liver cancer on January 10.
Eclectic singer-songwriter, Prince shocked fans after he died from an overdose of prescription drugs at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota. The Oscar and seventh time Grammy winner always refused to let society decide who he should be or how he should dress – he was always himself, the ultimate funk lord.
3. George Michael
He gave us hits like Wake Me up before You Go, Last Christmas with Wham! and Careless Whisper, and was always generous in helping others. He was always open and confident about his sexuality. He died at the age of 53 on Christmas day because of heart complications at his home in Goring-on-Thames, London.
4. Alan Rickman
We never expected our beloved Professor Snape (the character he played in Harry Potter) to leave us so soon. When the news of his death went viral on social media, everyone (including wizards and muggles mourned the passing of this famous actor. Alan died early this year on January 14th after losing his battle to cancer. Rest assured, he will always be in our hearts… ALWAYS!
5. Anton Yelchin
The death of this 27 year old came off as a surprise when he passed away in a freak car accident on June 19th. It was a quick death after he was pinned between his jeep and a brick pillar outside his home in Studio City, California. From this accident, his lungs were crushed and that was the cause of his death. Anton played the main role in the movie Charlie Barnett and Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek series.
6. Gary Marshall
He directed our all time favourite movies like Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries and also some of our most loved 1970s sitcoms – Mork and Mindy and Happy Days. He died on July 19, at 81 from pneumonia and a stroke.
7. Gene Wilder
Before we had Johnny Depp’s version of Willy Wonka, we had Gene Wilder’s 1971 original version of the character. It was reported that Gene died whilst listening to one of his favourite song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow sung by Ella Fitzgerald. He died on August 29th after suffering from complications caused by Alzheimer’s.
8. Christina Grimmie
On June 10th, the world woke up to the sad news of Christina’s death who was shot by someone (who later shot himself too) at her fan meet and greet session. She died at the age of 22. The talented alumni singer from season 6 of The Voice was coached by Adam Levine and nabbed the third spot at the finale.