How many famous celebrities died in 2016?

It’s no secret that the year 2016 was a rough one for the world of entertainment. It seemed like every other day we were hearing about another beloved icon passing away to the great beyond. From rockstars and actors, to writers and legendary athletes, the Grim Reaper had quite an agenda set up.

But just how many famous celebrities did we lose in that fatal year? Let’s take a look at the numbers…

The Year That Kicked Our Royal A

Perhaps one of the most devastating blow to hit us last year was none other than Prince’s untimely death at age 57. The man who brought us hits such as “Purple Rain,” “Kiss,” and “When Doves Cry” died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a high-strength painkiller found on prescription patches meant to treat cancer patients. With his unique style both on stage and off, it’s safe to say that Prince could never be replaced.

But he wasn’t alone in his departure from this earthly realm:

  1. David Bowie
  2. Debbie Reynolds
  3. Carrie Fisher
  4. George Michael
  5. Harper Lee

Who Else Bit The Dust?

While these are some pretty heavy hitters so far, let’s not forget some other bright stars whom also passed much too early:

  • Alan Rickman (Professor Snape)
  • Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  • Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch)
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor (Moulin Rouge)

That pink frilly purse you carried around all through your childhood suddenly has new significance now doesn’t it?

There were truly endless amounts of talented people saying goodbye –too many legends gone too soon really – but it’s important that we reflect back and appreciate what they gave us while still here with posts going viral marking their memory e.g. ‘earth lost another angel’ that is still as relevant today.

In conclusion, the list does go on and it reminds us of how fleeting life can be. We should take advantage of every last moment we have to make our own impact in this world while we still can.

Be sure to never forget the ones that really made an impression whether lasting for a short period or perhaps even a lifetime – and keep sharing their music, art, literature and memories with future generations!