Top 25 Famous Celebrities The World Lost in 2016!on Photos and videos
In 2016, the world had lost many famous figures. Undeniably, it was a huge loss of public figures from different sectors. Many actors, singers, greatest athletes of all time, iconic producers and directors left the world leaving behind their unforgettable mark in their respective field. We can say it was a disastrous year which took away many legends.
From Hollywood icons to radio personality, from greatest players to novelist, the world said goodbye to many celebrities. Some took their last breath after the courageous battle with different diseases, whereas some got murdered, some died due to an overdose of drugs whereas it was just the natural cause for some. Whatever the reason was, undoubtedly the world deficit paramount gem of all time.
In remembrance to all the unforgettable dead paragons, let’s have a look at 25 celebrities from different sectors with all the prominent work that the legends have done.
1. George Michael:Front Man of the Wham!
Leaving behind all the remarkable work, the English singer George Michael took his last breath at an early age of 53 on December 25, 2016, due to heart failure. The record producer, songwriter notably got into music field as a member of the 80s duo Wham! Following the music genre of dance-pop and post-disco.
2. Franca Sozzani: A giant of Italian Fashion!
The editor-in-chief of the Vogue Italia passed away on December 22, 2016, at the age of 66 after a year-long illness. The indispensable part of Vogue Italia(1988-2016) has marked her name in the fashion industry with her envy-inducing ease with multitasking which will always be remembered.
3. Merle Haggard:Legendary country music icon!
The American country singer laid to rest on April 6, 2016, due to complications from Pneumonia on the 79th birthday. After investing 53 years of life in the music industry, Haggard was remarkably known for his contribution to the country music and got honored with three Grammy Awards followed by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
4. Prince: A musical innovator and the legendary Pop Icon!
The multi-instrumentalist Prince who has won hearts of many with his diverse work, lavish dressing style and makeup died from a Fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016, at his Paisley Park recording studio as well as his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota at the age of 57. The most influential artist of rock and roll era has won seven Grammy Awards during his prolific career.
5. Muhammad Ali: G.O.A.T
The most famous athlete- After 30 years of battle with Parkinson’s disease, the three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer laid to rest at the age of 74 on June 3, 2016. The American boxer was an inspiration and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring as he shined despite all the poverty and racism issues which he had to face.
6. David Bowie:The influencing popular music English singer!
The first name that comes to our mind while talking about the glam-rock era, the legendary David Bowie died at the age of 69 after the 18-months of heroic battle with cancer on January 10, 2016. He got into musical prominence with his distinct reinvention and visual presentation of his music over five decades.
7. Zsa Zsa Gabor:Personification of Glamour!
The nine times married Zsa Zsa Gabor died at the age of 99 due to a heart attack on December 18, 2016. The Hungarian-American model and actress were known for her Hollywood lifestyle, her different glamor visualization, and multiple marriages.
8. Alan Rickman: Talent is an accident of genes and a responsibility!
With the remarkable role in the movies like ‘Die Hard’ and “Harry Porter’ series actor and director Alan Rickman left this world due to cancer on January 14, at the age of 69 leaving behind his impression in the hearts of many people.
9. Anton Yelchin: Star of star treck1!
Posthumously renowned for Star Trek- The Russian-born actor died at the tender age of 27 due to a freak accident on June 19. He has played prominent roles in several movies during his one and half decade career.
10. Arnold Palmer:The king of golf!
One of the greatest sportsperson in the history Arnold Palmer nicknamed "The King" died at the age of 87 on September 20 due to complications of the heart. The venerable golfer won several awards during his professional career and helped popularize the sport in the 1990s.
11. John Glenn:Decorated war hero and an aviation icon!
The engineer and astronaut John Glenn who was honored as a national hero being the first American to orbit the earth in 1962 died at the age of 95 on December 8. The long-time US Senator was also a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II.
12. Patty Duke:The former Oscar-winning child star!
Three times Grammy winning actress, Patty Duke died of sepsis from ruptured intestine on March 29 at the age of 69. The mental health advocate was known for her role as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” in credit to which she got awarded, Oscar.
13. Christina Grimmie:The former Voice and Youtube star!
At the very young age of 22, the American Youtube star got shot on June 10. The budding star was murdered after her performance at Orlando’s The Plaza live theater while she was signing autographs.
14. Glen Frey:The founding member and Frontman of Eagles!
The member of iconic rock band Glenn Frey died of intestinal issues and Pneumonia on January 18 at age of 67. With his contribution in “Hotel California” along with Don Henley has marked his name in rock genre during his prolific career.
15. George Martin:Iconic record producer!
The Grammy-winning producer George Martin who has worked alongside "The Beatles" died at the age of 90 on March 8 in his sleep. Referred as ‘Fifth Beatle’ Martin got inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
16. Gwen Ifill: A noted debate moderator and iconic journalist!
After a courageous battle with endometrial cancer American Peabody Award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill died at 61 on November 14. One of the most prominent African-American journalists has worked as a longtime host for “Washington Week” she was also known as the NewsHour co-anchor.
17. Garry Marshall:Legendary TV and movie hit maker
The iconic director whose film credit includes “Pretty Woman,” “Runaway Bride” and “The Princess Diaries” Garry Marshall took his last breath on July 19 due to complications of Pneumonia after a stroke. Marshall had his feet grounded in different field such as; director, writer, producer and actor. Garry was 81 years old when he took his last breath.
18. Phife Dawg:Nimble and innovative rapper
Malik Izaak Taylor, popularly known as rapper Phife Dawg died of Diabetes on March 22 at the young age of 45. With his distinct rhymes, he was able to launch a group A Tribe Called Quest.
19. Dave Mirra: BMX pioneer and X-Games legend
American BMX rider Dave Mirra self-inflicted gunshot on February 4 at the age of 41, he was found to have CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy).
20. Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola:The docu-reality series star!
Angela Raiola nicknamed ‘Big Ang’ died on February 18 due to complications from stage 4 lung and brain cancer. She was aged 55.
21. Gordie Howe:The Hall of Fame legendary hockey player
The one of the greatest hockey player of all time Gordie Howe died of old age at 88 on June 10. Canadian professional ice hockey player has played two decades of hockey in the NHL and six seasons in WHA.
22. W.P Kinsella:An author of magical exploration of Baseball “Shoeless Joe.”
The Canadian short-story writer and novelist William Patrick Kinsella died at the age of 81 on September 16. His best-known work was on novel “Shoeless Joe” was later adapted in the movie Field of Dreams in 1989.
23. Bill Cunningham:Legendary wide range fashion photographer!
After being hospitalized for a stroke, Bill Cunnington took his last breath on June 25. The American photographer is best known for his work in Fashion and street photography. He was 87 years old when he took his last breath.
24. Doug Banks: A longtime radio and TV personality!
On April 11, another pleasing personality took his last breath. The longtime radio personality died at the age of 57 due to complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He was popular for his work in The Doug Banks Radio Show.
25. Joan Laurer AKA Chyna:Lasting legacy of WWE!
The most famous female wrestler in the history in the late 90s, Joan Laurer a.k.A Chyna was dead in Redondo Beach on April 20. She was aged 45.