Carrie Fisher, the latest celebrity death, shows the fragility of life 

This year has been a terrible year for celebrity deaths. Carrie Fisher, a much loved Star Wars actress, being the latest. And with some papers soaking it up and writing about George Michael’s so called “Last Christmas”, *cough cough, The Sun, cough cough* (when he did infact not see Christmas as he died in the early afternoon)… We are reminded that life is fragile and we never know when our last day may come. 

2016 has seen over 90 celebrities and famous people die, some of them surprisingly young, and some that have lived to a ripe old age and overcome several of life’s battles along the way. 

The tweets are flowing as a sign of respect to those who have left us behind this year. 

Meanwhile, the death of these people, which in a worldwide scale is actually very few, we are also reminded that more people than that die every second of every day. How do you feel about the sheer number of celebrity deaths this year? Has it made you think more because they were in the public eye? Does it shock you more than the average person dying? Would they want to be broadcast as an individual against the huge number that dies daily, or those killed in battle or war zones in the masses? It makes to think, doesn’t it? 

Here’s a list of some of the famous people who have died in 2016:

  • David Bowie, 69, January 10th 
  • Alan Rickman, 69, January 14th
  • Glenn Frey, 67, January 18th
  • Sir Terry Wogan, 77, January 31st
  • Harper Lee, 89, February 19th
  • Frank Kelly, 77, February 28th
  • Tony Warren, 79, March 1st
  • Nancy Reagan, 94, March 6th
  • Sir George Martin, 90, March 8th
  • Paul Daniels, 77, March 17th 
  • Ronnie Corbett, 85, March 31st
  • Denise Robertson, 83, March 31st
  • Douglas Wilmer, 96, March 31st
  • Howard Marks, 70, April 10th
  • David Gest, 62, April 12th
  • Sir Arnold Wesker, 83, April 12th
  • Victoria Wood, 60,  April 20th
  • Prince, 57, April 21st
  • Billy Paul, 80, April 24th 
  • Christian Ealey, 38, May 3rd 
  • Reg Grundy, 92, May 6th
  • Tony Cozier, 75, May 11th
  • Alan Devereux, 75, May 31st
  • Carla Lane, 87, May 31st
  • Willis Pyle, 101, June 2nd
  • Muhammad Ali, 74, June 3rd
  • Dave Swarbrick, 75, June 3rd
  • Kimbo Slice, 42, June 6th
  • Peter Shaffer, 90, June 6th
  • Christina Grimmie, 22, June 11th
  • Michu Meszaros, 76, June 13th
  • Henry McCullough, 72, June 14th
  • Anton Yelchin, 27, June 19th
  • Michael Herr, 76, June 23rd
  • Bernie Worrell, 72, June 24th
  • Bill Cunningham, 87, June 25th
  • Scotty Moore, 84, June 28th
  • Sir Geoffrey Hill, 84, June 30th
  • Robin Hardy, 86, July 1st
  • Yves Bonnefoy, 93, July 1st
  • Caroline Aherne, 52, July 2nd
  • Michael Cimono, 77, July 2nd
  • Elie Wiesel, 87, July 2nd
  • Teddy Rooney, 66, July 2nd
  • Noel Neill, 95, July 3rd
  • David Horowitz, 86, July 17th
  • Marnie Nixon, 86, July 24th
  • Ken Barrie, 83, July 29th
  • David Huddleston, 85, August 3rd
  • Kenny Baker, 81, August 13th
  • Sir Anthony Jay, 86, August 21st
  • Matt Roberts, 38, August 21st
  • Tom Searle, 28, August 21st
  • Steven Hill, 94, August 24th
  • Rudy Van Gelder, 91, August 25th
  • Gene Wilder, 83, August 29th
  • Jerry Heller, 72, September 2nd
  • Prince Buster, 79, September 8th
  • Alexis Arquette, 47, September 11th
  • Edward Albee, 88, September 16th
  • Herschell Gordon Lewis, 87, September 26th
  • Sir Neville Marriner, 2, October 2nd
  • Wolfgang Suschitzky, 104, October 7th
  • Rod Temperton, 66, October 9th
  • Dario Fo, 90, October 12th
  • Jean Alexander, 90, October 14th
  • Raine Spencer, 87, October 21st
  • Richard Nicoll, 39, October 21st
  • Dave Cash, 74, October 21st
  • Jimmy Perry, 93, October 23rd
  • Pete Burns, 57, October 23rd
  • Bobby Vee, 73, October 24th
  • Howard Davies, 71, October 26th
  • Michael Massee, 61, October 26th
  • Sir Jimmy Young, 95, November 7th
  • Leonard Cohen, 82, November 7th
  • Robert Vaughn, 83, November 11th
  • Leon Russell, 74, November 13th
  • Mode Allison, 89, November 15th
  • Sharon Jones, 60, November 18th
  • William Trevor, 88, November 20th
  • Craig Gill, 44, November 22nd
  • Andrew Sachs, 86, November 23rd
  • Keo Woolford, 49, November 28th
  • Alice Drummond, 88, December 2nd
  • Peter Vaughan, 93, December 6th
  • Greg Lake, 69, December 8th
  • A.A. Gill, 62, December 10th
  • Alan Thicke, 68, December 13th
  • Bernard Fox, 89, December 14th
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, December 18th
  • Debbie Davis, 78, December 21st
  • Rick Parfitt, 68, December 24th 
  • George Michael, 53, December 25th
  • Liz Smith, 95, December 26th
  • Carrie Fisher, 60, December 27th
  • Richard Adams, 96, December 27th

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