Recently, musical genius Prince left the world shellshocked when they heard of his untimely death. However, he is just one of many famous faces that have died since the start of this year. Here are 20 high profile legends we’ve said goodbye to so far in 2016.
David Gest – producer, reality TV star, Michael Jackson collaborator, and ex-husband of Liza Minelli – died suddenly aged 62.
Natalie Cole, an R&B singer and the daughter of music legend Nat “King” Cole, died of heart failure aged 65.
This music legend died of cancer just two days after his 69th birthday.
This actor, best remembered for the “Ghostbusters” Mayor and “Ace Ventura” doctor died aged 78.
This talented actor who is best known for Harry Potter’s die-hard villain, Snape, died of cancer aged 69.
Dan Haggerty, a Grizzly Adams actor and ’70s star, was best-known for his beard and rugged looks. He died of cancer aged 74.
Sir Terry Wogan, the BBC radio and television personality and presenter of “Children In Need”, passed away at 77.
Paul Daniels, a much-loved magician and entertainer, died of a brain tumor aged 77.
Ronnie Corbett, comedian and hilarious star of “The Two Ronnies”, died aged 85.
Frank Sinatra Jr., the well-known singer and son of Ol’ Blue Eyes, died due to cardiac arrest aged 72.
This Emmy-Award winning actress was best known for her role as Marie, the over-protective mother in “Everybody Loves Raymond”. Sadly, she died aged 90.
Glenn Frey, the Eagles guitarist and co-founder, was a musical genius, co-writing hits like Hotel California with Don Henley. He died aged 67.
This much-loved hilarious actress, comedian and writer died of cancer aged 62.
Chyna, a WWE star, was one of the most popular female professional wrestlers in the late 1990s. Sadly, she met her untimely death at 45.
Most recently, the legendary singer, Prince, who was best known for his unforgettable songs Kiss and Purple Rain, died aged 57.
Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Pulitzer Prize winner, died aged 89.
Abe Vigoda, best-remembered for his role in “The Godfather” and “Barney Miller”, died recently at the impressive age of 94.
This talented musician was “Jefferson Airplane” co-founder and guitarist. Sadly, he died recently, aged 74.
Maurice White, the co-founder of the disco-funk group “Earth, Wind & Fire”, died aged 74.
Tony Warren, the creator of the long-running English TV soap opera Coronation Street, died aged 79.