In Memoriam 2016: Artists, Entertainers, Athletes Who Died - Rolling Stone
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In Memoriam 2016: People We Lost This Year

We said good-bye to icons – David Bowie, Prince and Muhammad Ali – and many more talented and cherished artists, entertainers and athletes

Death is never easy, and 2016 was a year that continued to prove that point as we experienced the loss of so many of our brightest lights. The shock of David Bowie's death in January, two days after he released his latest album, reverberated across generations, but it would turn out to be only the beginning of legendary talents that left this planet. It continued into the last week of this year when George Michael and Carrie Fisher died, making this year feel especially brutal as it wrapped up. It can feel odd to experience grief at a high-profile death – someone who you may have never met in person but who you communed with through songs, images or pivotal cultural touchstones. But we did ache as they were subtracted from our world. Here, is a remembrance of some of their lives and legacies.

In This Article: Carrie Fisher, Muhammad Ali


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