Every new year is a celebration of a better future. But it is also a saddening time. there are many that we have left behind. Stars and celebs that are no more with us, how can we enter a new year 2017 without remembering and paying homage to them. Like each year, there are a lot of legendary celebs we lost in 2017. Here with a heavy heart, I have enlisted a few of them, most favorite of mine and of course, of many of you as well.
1. Muhammad Ali (The Greatest)
His loss is one of the biggest losses of the century. Every one had a tearful eye on this great loss. Not just a boxing superstar, he was an ambassador of love and peace for the world.
2. Anton Yelchin
So young he was. It was a real shock for the whole world. And especially for a ‘Star Trek’ lover. He played the character of Pavel Chekov in Star Trek Reboot. Died in a roadside accident, he was just 27. (‘Drive Carefully world!!!)
3. Christina Grimmie
Another young celebrity who was just 22. She was a singer that got to fame by her beautiful voice in the season 6 of ‘The Voice’. She was brutally shot by a mad fan. The world grieved this loss.
4. Gene Wilder
Who could forget our Willy Wonka? Young Frankenstein, and Stir Crazy are some other exceptional performances. Two times Oscar nominee, Gene died on 29 August.
He was the one who not only made us dance on the sizzling and charismatic music of him, but he also impressed the world by his unique sense of styling. From Grammy to Academy, he had many awards won by his immense talent. No doubt Prince was one of the most iconic celebs we lost in 2016.
6. Doris Roberts
Who could forget that ever so funny and over-bearing mom of Raymond, from the series ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. She won four Emmy’s for that unforgettable role.
The wrestling superstar and model happened to lost her life because of an overdose of sleeping pills.
8. Merle Haggard
A legend in the world of country music, Haggard’s music will always be remembered.
9. George Martin
A music producer by profession, calling him the maker of ‘The Beatles‘ would not be wrong. He was also named as ‘the Fifth Beatle‘. Of course, he was one of the biggest celebs we lost in 2016.
10. Nancy Reagan
Above all, she was the first lady, being the wife of President Ronald Reagan. But she was also a known TV and film personality and played various characters of a house wife and a mom.
11. Alan Rickman
Remembering him as professor Snape of Harry Potter would not be wrong. Though he had a fantastic career in TV, theater but today’s generation knows him for his role in Harry Potter Series. He was battling cancer and lost it.
12. David Bowie
The Starman, David Bowie left the world crying for him. He had spent the last few months of his life, fighting with cancer. He was one of the most sought after celebs we lost in 2016.
13. George Michael
The super star, one of the most famous pop singers left the world on Christmas eve. 25 December 2016, took him away from this world. George Michael was 53 and died peacefully at his home.