Remembering Those We Lost In 2016 | Emily Bashforth

Remembering Those We Lost In 2016

People pass away every day but, in 2016, it is no secret that some of the world's most loved, most known stars were sadly taken from us. It has been a heartbreaking year, many celebrity couples who we all thought would go the distance separated, many places were hit by attacks and disasters and people who we would class as 'legends' and 'icons' passed away.
I don't know what it was about 2016 but we all suffered and the losses we experienced this year were not just losses for the relatives of those who died but losses for the world as people who injected nothing but light and goodness into the universe shall not be going into 2017 with us. Seeing as though we lost so many well-known people this year, I wanted to dedicate a blog post to them by compiling their names into a list so we can look reflect on their lives and remember and appreciate all that they did, no matter how famous or not famous they were.

Here is a compilation of those who died this year to give us a chance to look back on their achievements and to remember the ways in which they touched our hearts.

(incredible artwork by christthebarker)


JANUARY

04 – Robert Stigwood (age 81)
Entertainment Manager

06 – Pat Harrington Jr. (age 86)
Actor

07 – Troy Shondell (age 76)
 Singer

07 – Kitty Kallen (age 94) 
Singer

08 – David Bowie (age 69)
Musician

11 – David Margulies (age 78)
Actor

14 – Alan Rickman (age 69)
Actor

14 – René Angélil (age 73)
Singer/Manager

15 – Dan Haggerty (age 74)
Actor

15 – Noreen Corcoran (age 72)
Actress

18 – Glenn Frey (age 67) 
Singer/Songwriter

26 – Abe Vigoda (age 94)
Actor

28 – Paul Kantner (age 74)
Singer/Songwriter

28 – Mike Minor (age 75)
Actor

13 – Terry Wogan (age 77
Presenter

FEBRUARY

02 – Bob Elliot (age 92) 
Comedian

03 – Maurice White (age 74)
Musician/Songwriter

03 – Joe Alaskey (age 63)
Voice Actor

04 – Joe Dowell (age 76)
Pop Singer

13 – Antonin Scalia (age 79)
Supreme Court Justice

15 – George Gaynes (age 98)
Actor

19 – Harper Lee (age 89)
Novelist

22 – Yolande Fox (age 87)
Singer

22 – Sonny James (age 87)
Country Music Singer/Songwriter

24 – Lennie Baker (age 69)
Musician

25 – Tony Burton (age 78)
Actor

28 – George Kennedy (age 91)
Actor

29 – Gil Hill (age 84)
Police Commander/Actor

MARCH

04 – Joey Martin Feek (age 40)
C&W Musician

06 – Nancy Reagan (age 94)
First Lady of the U.S.

08 – Sir George Martin (age 90)
Producer

09 – Robert Horton (age 91)
Actor

10 – Keith Emerson (age 71)
Musician/Keyboardist

13 – Adrienne Corri (age 85)
Actress

16 – Frank Sinatra Jr. (age 72)
Singer

17 – Larry Drake (age 66)
Actor

18 – Joe Santos (age 84)
Actor

21 – Peter Brown (age 80)
Actor

22 – Rob Ford (age 46)
Politician

22 – Richard Bradford (age 81)
Actor

22 – Phife Dawg (age 45)
Singer

23 – Joe Garagiola (age 90)
Baseball Player

23 – Ken Howard (age 71)
Actor

24 – Earl Hamner Jr. (age 92)
Writer/Producer

24 – Garry Shandling (age 66)
Comedian

27 – Mother Angelica (age 92)
Franciscan Nun

28 – James Noble (age 94)
Actor

29 – Patty Duke (age 69)
Actress

APRIL

06 – Merle Haggard (age 79)
C&W Singer/Songwriter

12 – Anne Jackson (age 90)
Actress

17 – Doris Roberts (age 90)
Actress

20 – Victoria Wood (age 62)
Comedian/Screen writer

21 – Prince (age 57)
Musician

21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh (age 74)
Guitarist

23 – Madeleine Sherwood (age 94)
Actress

24 – Billy Paul (age 81)
Singer

MAY

05 – Matt Irwin (age 36)
Celebrity photographer

08 – William Schallert (age 93)
Actor

12 – Julius La Rosa (age 86)
Singer

19 – Morley Safer (age 84)
Journalist

19 – Alan Young (age 96)
Actor

27 – Mike Barnett (age 89)
Singer

JUNE

03 – Muhammad Ali (age 74)
Professional Boxer

10 – Gordie Howe (age 88)
Hockey player

11 – Christina Grimmie (age 22)
Singer

13 – Michu Meszaros (age 76)
Actor/Circus Performer

14 – Ann Guilbert (age 87)
Actress

14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards (age 83)
Actress

16 – Jo Cox (age 41
Labour Politician


17 – Ron Lester (age 45)
Actor

19 – Anton Yelchin (age 27)
Actor

25 – Bill Cunningham (age 87)
Fashion photographer

27 – Mack Rice (age 82)
Song writer

28 – Scotty Moore (age 84)
Guitarist

28 – Buddy Ryan (age 85)
NFL Football Coach

28 – Pat Summitt (age 64)
NCAA Basketball Coach

JULY

02 – Michael Cimino (age 77)
Writer/Director

02 – Elie Wiesel (age 87)
Jewish Writer/Political Activist

02 – Teddy Rooney (age 66)
Actor/Musician

03 – Noel Neill (age 95)
Actress

06 – Danny Smythe (age 67)
Musician

16 – Bonnie Brown (age 77)
C&W Musician

19 – Garry Marshall (age 81)
Writer/Producer/Actor

27 – Jerry Doyle (age 60)
Actor

30 – Gloria DeHaven (age 91)
Actress/Singer

AUGUST

02 – David Huddleston (age 85)
Actor

03 – Ricci Martin (age 62)
Entertainer

06 – Pete Fountain (age 86)
Jazz Musician

11 – Glenn Yarbrough (age 86)
Singer

13 – Michel Richard (age 68)
Chef/Restaurateur

13 – Kenny Baker (age 81)
Actor

14 – Fyvush Finkel (age 93)
Actor

19 – Jack Riley (age 80)
Actor

23 – Steven Hill (age 94)
Actor

25 – Jeanne Martin (age 89)
Model

25 – Marvin Kaplan (age 89)
Actor

29 – Gene Wilder (age 83)
Actor

SEPTEMBER

01 – Jon Polito (age 65)
Actor

06 – Hugh O’Brian (age 91)
Actor

09 – James Stacy (age 79)
Actor

17 – Charmian Carr (age 73)
Actress

24 – Bill Nunn (age 63)
Actor

25 – Jean Shepard (age 82)
C&W Singer/Songwriter

25 – José Fernández (age 24)
Baseball player

25 – Arnold Palmer (age 87)
Golfer

28 – Shimon Peres (age 93)
Statesman

OCTOBER

21 – Kevin Meaney (age 60)
Comedian

24 – Bobby Vee (age 73)
Singer

30 – Tammy Grimes (age 82)
Stage Actress

NOVEMBER

03 – Kay Starr (age 94)
Singer

07 – Janet Reno (age 78)
Attorney General of the United States

07 – Leonard Cohen (age 82)
Poet/Songwriter

11 – Robert Vaughn (age 83)
Actor

13 – Leon Russell (age 74)
Musician/Songwriter

14 – Gwen Ifill (age 61)
Journalist

15 – Holly Dunn (age 59)
C&W Singer/Songwriter

23 – Andrew Sachs (age 86)
Actor

24 – Florence Henderson (age 82)
Actress/Singer

25 – Fidel Castro (age 90)
Dictator

25 – Ron Glass (age 71)
Actor

26 – Fritz Weaver (age 90)
Actor

28 – Van Williams (age 82)
Actor

28 – Jim Delligatti (98)
McDonald’s franchisee

30 – Keo Woolford (age 49)
Actor

30 – Grant Tinker (age 90)
Television executive

DECEMBER

03 – Don Calfa (age 76)
Actor

03 – Billy Chapin (age 72)
Actor

14 – Ian McCaskill (age 87)
Weather forecaster

07 – Greg Lake (age 69)
Musician

07 – Johannah Deakin (age 43)
Midwife and Mother to One Direction member, Louis Tomlinson

08 – Joseph Mascolo (age 87)
Actor

08 – John Glenn (age 95)
WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot

12 – Jim Lowe (age 93)
Singer

13 – Alan Thicke (age 69)
Actor

14 – Bernard Fox (age 89)
Actor

15 – Craig Sager (age 65)
Sports Reporter

18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor (age 99)
Hungarian Actress and Socialite

18 – Gordie Tapp (age 94)
Entertainer

20 –Michèle Morgan (age 96)
French Actress 

25 – George Michael (age 53)
Singer

26 – Ricky Harris (age 54)
Comedian

27 – Richard Adams (age 96)
'Watership Down' author

27 – Carrie Fisher (age 60)
Star Wars actress

28 – Debbie Reynolds (age 84)
Actor


What a tragic year. These people left wonderful legacies behind and we shall carry them in our hearts always. I send love and strength to their families to get through the coming year. 

Love, Emily :) xx


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