This year has become infamous with losing big celebrities, and there is still six months left in 2016. Many of these deaths have shattered fans heart, and heartfelt gestures and words spilled out from them. Some have even gone viral on social media platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
Here are just a few of those celebrities:
- Dan Haggerty
- Glenn Frey
- Abe Vigoda
- Daniel Gerson
- Donald Thorin
- Harper Lee
- Doris Roberts
- Janet Waldo
- Lee Andrews
These are literally just a handful of those who passed away throughout the year.
Alan Rickman passed away early this year in January from cancer. Best known for his work as Severus Snap in the Harry Potter franchise.
Condolences poured out of people that Alan Rickman worked with, and those he'd never knew personally, such as fans.
His last movie seems to be Tim Burton's Alice Through the Looking Glass where he played Absolem.
David Bowie, another influential star who passed away from cancer, was well known for his noncomfirmative ways. Not just in his music, but in his style of dress as well. He played the Goblin King in Labyrinth, The Host/Julian Priest in The Hunger and Zoolander as himself.
Prince passed away of an accidental overdose. Similar to David Bowie, Prince was noncomfirmative in his ways. Known for his music such as Purple Rain, he broke genre rules.
Prince had nineteen discs in Billboard's top 200, beating a record of fourteen previously set by known other than the Beatles.
Shortly after retiring from the ring, and winning three World Heavyweight Championships, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's.
A well known YouTube singer, Grimmie passed away after a concert in Orlando. She was also on NBC's The Voice.
Russian-born actor, Anton Yelchin, passed away at his home at age 27. Better known as Chekov in the Star Trek reboot, he has also been in Criminal Minds, Along Came A Spider, Charlie Bartlett, Odd Thomas, Alpha Dog, E.R., Jack, Without A Trace, NYPD Blue, Fright Night (reboot), From Up on Poppy Hill (voice), and The Smurfs 2 (voice). About five movies/shorts will be released posthumously, Star Trek Beyond, Porto and Rise.
Karl Urban was at the Denver Comic Con when he heard the news of Anton Yelchin's surprising and untimely death. The news of his death had yet to circulate, and when he had heard the news he was signing autographs.
Which gave this Tweet on Twitter.
Rest in Peace to all those who were lost this year.