Over the years, celebrities that we know and love from the past pass away. However, 2016 was especially eventful, as many celebrities died very unexpectedly. Many people admired these superstars before, but almost as many became new fans. These talents gave new life to their praised work when they passed away. Here is the list of all celebrities that we have loved and lost.
1. Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia from the “Star Wars” films became one of the film’s most distinctive characters which you can see at Comic Con almost every year. Beyond playing the role of most beloved princess, Carrie was known as an author and Hollywood script writer. She has contributed to screenplays such as “Sister Act”, “The Wedding Singer” and “Lethal Weapon 3”.
This mega pop star has experimented in a wide variety of music genres and has revolutionized pop music as it is right now. He won tons of music awards (especially for “Purple Rain”) and is considered to be one of the most influential artists in music history.
3. George Michael
George Michael passed away on Christmas day 2016, ending his 40 year career. The Careless Whisper singer became one of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. After coming out, he became an LGBT rights activist and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser.
4. Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen is most known for his song “Hallelujah” which was chosen for many movie soundtracks. Nevertheless, he will be remembered as a legendary poet, songwriter, and artist. He gained his popularity as a modern folk artist, even though he started as a poet and novelist.