It seems like so many of our heroes and legends have passed away this year. Whether it is due to an increasing celebrity age base or maybe we are just having a collective dream that this year is somehow worse than most, we’re really sad to see these celebrities pass.
I decided in December to start writing posts when major or noteworthy celebrities died, then Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds all passed in quick succession, and Kneel Before Pop has almost turned into a memorial site.
Pat Harrington, actor, aged 86.
David Bowie, music legend, aged 69.
Alan Rickman, actor, aged 69.
Dan Hargerty, actor, aged 74.
Glenn Frey, musician, aged 67.
Paul Kantner, musician, aged 74.
Terry Wogan, broadcaster, aged 77.
Maurice White, musician, aged 74.
Dave Mirra, BMX legend, aged 41.
George Gaynes, actor, aged 98.
George Kennedy, actor, aged 91.
Harper Lee, author, aged 89.
Nancy Reagan, former first lady, aged 94.
Frank Sinatra Jr, son of Frank Sinatra, aged 72.
Patty Duke, actress, aged 69.
Garry Shandling, comedian, aged 66.
Ken Howard, actor, aged 71.
Phife Dawg, rapper, aged 45.
Ronnie Corbett, comedian, aged 85.
Merle Haggard, country musician, aged 79.
Doris Roberts, actress, aged 90.
Chyna, wrestler, aged 45.
Michelle McNamara, author, aged 42.
Prince, musician, aged 57.
Victoria Wood, comedian, aged 62.
William Schallert, actor, aged 93.
Alan Young, actor, aged 96.
Harambe, unemployed, aged 17.
Muhammad Ali, boxer, aged 74.
Kimbo Slice, martial artist, aged 42.
Christina Grimmie, singer, aged 22.
Michu Meszaros, actor, aged 77.
Ron Lester, actor, aged 45.
Anton Yelchin, actor, aged 27.
Elie Wiesel, author, aged 87.
Noel Neill, actress, aged 95.
Kenny Baker, R2D2 actor, aged 81.
Matt Roberts, 3 Doors Down guitarist, aged 38.
Gene Wilder, legend, aged 83.
Jon Polito, actor, aged 65.
Alexis Arquette, actress, aged 47.
Charmian Carr, Leisl from The Sound of Music, aged 73.
Buckwheat Zydeco, award winning musician, aged 68.
Bill Nunn, actor, aged 63.
Arnold Palmer, drink inventor who happened to play golf , aged 87.
Janet Reno, politician, aged 78.
Leonard Cohen, incredibly influential musician, aged 82.
Robert Vaughn, aged 83.
Florence Henderson, a lovely lady, aged 82.
Ron Glass, actor, aged 71.
Alan Thicke, actor, aged 69.
Rick Parfitt, musician, aged 68.