Celebrities who have died in 2016

The world has lost numerous famous faces from the world of television, film and music so far in 2016. With many clairvoyant readings showing connections between the famous and our readers, we take a look back at the celebrities who have died in 2016.

David Bowie

David Bowie

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(8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)

David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter and actor who was known for producing ‘Aladdin Sane’, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’ and ‘Blackstar’.

 

Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman

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(February 2 1946 – January 14 2016)

Alan Rickman was most famous for playing one of the lead roles in the Harry Potter series as Professor Snape and was a true icon in British film and television.

 

Harper Lee

Harper Lee

(April 28 1926 – February 19 2016)

Nelle Harper Lee was widely known for her novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, which was published in 1960 and also won the Pulitzer Prize. Her last novel to be published was ‘Go Set a Watchman’ in 2015.

 

Ronnie Corbett

Ronnie Corbett

(December 4 1930 – March 31 2016)

Ronnie Corbett was a comedian most famous for his role as one half of the Two Ronnies. The British comic was a familiar face on many TV screens.

 

Victoria Wood CBE

Victoria Wood

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(May 19 1953 – April 20 2016)

A true talent in British comedy, Victoria was best known for combining her talents as a singer and actress into her stand-up performances. Victoria was awarded a CBE in 2008.

 

Prince

Prince

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(June 7 1958 – April 21 2016)

Known for songs such as ‘Purple Rain’, Prince was one of the most extravagant musical innovators of his time with his eclectic make-up and flamboyant, eye-opening stage presence.

 

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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(January 17 1942 – June 3 2016)

As one of the most expressive and celebrated stars of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali won American Olympic and heavy-weight titles to become a significant name in the world of sport.

 

Caroline Aherne

(December 24 1963 – July 2 2016)

Known for her lead role in the TV show the Royale Family, Caroline Aherne a.k.a Mrs Merton was a BAFTA winning actress and writer who was a much loved face of British TV.

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker

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(August 24 1934 – August 13 2016)

Kenny Baker was the face behind Star Wars’ R2-D2 and other films such as The Empire Strikes Back and The Elephant Man. Kenny also launched a career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1990’s.

 

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

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(June 11 1933 – August 29 2016)

Jerome Silberman, also known as Gene Wilder in the movie and acting industry, was the face of Roald Dahl’s film adaptation of Willie Wonka the Chocolate Factory, as well as Young Frankenstein plus many more. A true legend of the screen.

 

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