As we enter 2017, it is good to look back over 2016 and the many people we lost throughout its year, those whose names have become a part of our lives and memories.
Bay News Of The Area would like to pay tribute by acknowledging some of these greats.
David Bowie, who broke pop and rock boundaries with his amazing music which spanned six decades, died January 10, 2016 at the age of 69 years.
Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband and Manager, who moulded her into one of the world’s successful entertainers, died January 14, 2016 at the age of 73.
Alan Rickman, the British Stage and film star, best known as the screen villain in Harry Potter, died January 12, 2016 at the age of 69.
Dan Haggerty, best known for his role as “Grizzly Adams”, died on January 15, 2016 at the age of 74.
Glenn Frey from the Eagles, died on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67.
Patty Duke, famous for “The Patty Duke Show” died March 29, 2016 at the age of 69.
Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times, died April 21, 2016 at the age of 57.
Muhammed Ali, the silver-tongued boxer who proclaimed himself as “The Greatest” died on June 3, 2016 at the age of 74.
Gene Wilder, the fuzzy haired comedic actor best known for his role in “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory” died August 28, 2016 at the age of 83.
Leonard Cohen, best remembered for his song “Hallelujah” died November 7, 2016 at the age of 82.
Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady in “The Brady Bunch” died November 24, 2016 at the age of 82.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, the glamorous Hungarian beauty queen turned actress, died December 18, 2016 at the age of 99.
George Michael, the pop heartthrob who began his career with the hit duo “Wham” died December 25, 2016 at the age of 53.
Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in “Star Wars” died December 27, 2016 at the age of 60.
Debbie Reynolds, the actress who rose to fame with Gene Kelly in “Singing in the Rain” died Dec 28, 2016 at the age of 84, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.
By Jewell DRURY