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    Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

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      Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016
      The world lost many of its best-loved celebrities in 2016. Here are the stars the world has said goodbye to this year.

      January
      Starman, the voice of radio and Hans Gruber


      Music legend David Bowie passed away early in 2016 following an 18-month battle with cancer. We also lost broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, actor Alan Rickman and The Eagles frontman Glenn Frey.

      February
      To Kill A Mockingbird author


      To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee died in February. Her 1960 novel about a child's eye view of racial injustice in a fictional Alabama town in the 1930s became standard reading for millions of young people.

      Frank Kelly - best known for playing the character of Father Jack in the comedy Father Ted - died in the same month.

      March
      The last of the Two Ronnies and the 'Fifth Beatle'


      Comedian Ronnie Corbett, famous for his TV partnership with Ronnie Barker, died in March, surrounded by his family.

      Magician Paul Daniels, Beatles producer George Martin, Coronation Street creator Tony Warren and legendary footballer Johan Cruyff also passed away.

      April
      Music icon and creator of The Ballad of Barry and Freda


      Prince was found unresponsive and alone in an elevator at his complex in Paisley Park, Minnesota, in April. He died of an accidental overdose.

      Comedian and actress Victoria Wood also died in April at her home in London. In a statement, her older brother Chris said her death "has robbed us of one of the brightest talents of our generation".

      We also said goodbye to reality TV star and music producer David Gest, and agony aunt Denise Robertson.

      May
      Bread creator


      TV writer Carla Lane, who was behind a number of sitcoms including Bread, Butterflies and the Liver Birds, died in May.

      June
      'The Greatest'


      Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away in June. The three-time world heavyweight champion had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984, three years after he retired from the sport.

      Also in June, Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident after becoming pinned between his own car and a brick mailbox at his home in Los Angeles.

      July
      Mrs Merton


      The comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne - famous for The Mrs Merton Show and The Royle Family - died in July.

      August
      Willy Wonka and R2-D2


      Comedy legend Gene Wilder, who starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died in August.

      We also mourned Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise.

      September
      Golfing legend


      Golf legend Arnold Palmer, who won seven majors, passed away in September.

      He drew thousands of fans to the game in the 1950s and 1960s and his keen fan base earned the moniker "Arnie's Army".

      October
      Corrie star and Dead or Alive frontman


      Jean Alexander, who played Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street, died in October.
      We also lost Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi! writer Jimmy Perry in the same month, along with American singer Bobby Vee - known for Rubber Ball and Take Good Care of My Baby.

      Dead or Alive singer and former Celebrity Big Brother star Pete Burns also died after suffering a cardiac arrest, aged 57.

      November
      Fawlty Towers' Manuel and Leonard Cohen


      Andrew Sachs, best known for his role as Manuel in Fawlty Towers, died in November.

      Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen also passed away, along with the actor Robert Vaughn, Brady Bunch actress Florence Henderson and broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young.

      December
      Goodbye 'Dahlinks'


      Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died in December. She starred in dozens of films and TV shows, but was perhaps better known for her love life, having married nine times.

      Rock superstar Greg Lake also passed away in December, as did Sunday Times critic AA Gill and actor Peter Vaughan, who appeared as Harry 'Grouty' Grout in TV sitcom Porridge and as Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones.
      Comment: It's been a difficult year which started off in November last year. Some are saying it's because many of the loved ones who passed away often come from a time when TV was kicking off, along with 60s music.

      What do you think?


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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      It does appear to have been a terrible year. Maybe it's looks worse than previous years because of the way the news spreads through social media?

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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      When I read this on Sky News this afternoon I immediately thought of you.


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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      When I read this on Sky News this afternoon I immediately thought of you.
      You wouldn't be wishing bad things upon me would you?

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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

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      You wouldn't be wishing bad things upon me would you?
      Absolutely not, I just knew it would appear on skyuser from a certain source sometime soon
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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      We try to bring you stories about the music, TV and film industry.

      Normally it'll be news about a new film of TV series, which I hope is what people like.

      Personally I don't like posting about the latest celebrity gossip, such as what dress someone wore at the latest party or who they are dating.

      Sadly those who many of us admire for their performance or participation in the industry will one day pass away. Hopefully members will understand that we mark these occasions too.

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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      I had a funny feeling when I posted this thread that it wouldn't end there. There is normally a small groups of celebs who pass on over the Christmas and New Year period every year. Typically in threes.

      With Rick Parfitt and George Michael no longer with us, Carrie Fisher having a very close call (please get well Carrie!), I just hope that all the celebs look after themselves and live a little longer.

      Hurry up 2016, it's less than a week left now! Please don't take anyone else.

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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      We are not blaming you Scubbie, although tempting fate might have something to do with it.


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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      I wouldn't accept the blame anyway . At the rate things are going though, we'll soon no longer have any good entertainers left.

      P.s. No problem

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      Re: Celebrity deaths: The big names mourned in 2016

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I wouldn't accept the blame anyway . At the rate things are going though, we'll soon no longer have any good entertainers left.

      P.s. No problem
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