As we have just entered 2017, it is important to pay our respect to some of the most iconic celebrities of Hollywood who made the whole world stand still. It is inevitable to fill the empty spaces left by people close to our hearts. Like every year, the world loses some of the most iconic celebrities but 2016 had more than just its fair share of celebrity deaths. We lost too many famous and amazing personalities and most of them way too soon and too unexpectedly. This year it got sadder with a slew of departed directors, musicians and actors. Here’s a look back at some famous personalities who’ve said goodbye to all in 2016-
Alan Rickman – Being one of the most creative actors of the last two decades, he died of pancreatic cancer at age 69 on January 14 last year. Rickman made his big screen debut in 1998’s ‘Die Hard’, playing the villain Hans Gruber opposite Bruce Willis. But most will know him as the antihero Severus Snape from the ‘Harry Potter’ movies.
David Bowie – This versatile singer, actor and songwriter died on January 10, two days after his 69th birthday, after losing to an 18-month secret battle with cancer. This music legend was known all over for his fashion, movie roles, innovative work in 70’s and hit songs like ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Let’s Dance’.
Christina Grimmie- Former ‘The Voice’ contestant and singer, Christina Grimmie was just 22 years old when she was shot and killed by a gunman, who then shot and killed himself while meeting fans after a music concert in June.
Muhammad Ali After a 32-year fierce battle with Parkinson’s disease, the boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74. He was among the most famous and beloved sports athlete on the planet.
Carrie Fisher – Hollywood actress Carrie Fisher, popularly known as Princess ‘Leia’ from the sci-fi series ‘Star Wars’ passed away after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. Her mother Debbie Reynolds couldn’t cope up with the loss and passed away after two days. She was known for her hits like ‘Singing in the Rain’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’.
Not to forget, the stars may no longer be here, but their legacy — the art they’ve created for movies, television, and music they’ve given to the world — will live on forever in our hearts. While there is no ‘apt’ time for a loved one to go but it hurts more when they have given their whole lives in order to entertain us, make us laugh and cry at the same time are so closely related to our own stories. We at BookMyShow remember these personalities who have left an indelible mark on the global audience and send our condolences to their loved ones. Rest in peace!