2016 has been a bit of a shitty year for many reasons, not least because of the “celebrity death count” so far. Many legends big and small have left us and we’re less than half way through the year. Today we’ve had news that pop legend Prince has died, which is hitting people hard.
He joins a roster of talent already taken, including:
Rock superstar David Bowie, iconic actor Alan Rickman, veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan, Father Ted actor Frank Kelly, so-called Fifth Beatle George Martin, Coronation Street creator Tony Warren, magician Paul Daniels, US comedian Gary Shandling, musician Keith Emerson, actor Gareth Thomas, UK comedian Ronnie Corbett, Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, ITV agony aunt Denise Robertson, music producer David Guest and comedian Victoria Wood among others. Some lived long lives, others absolutely did not.
Who else will we lose this year? What on Earth is happening?! RIP all.