Is 2016 over yet? We lost FAR too many familiar faces this year, some in the most heartbreaking and tragic ways possible. As the New Year approaches, take a look back and help us remember the celebrities who were taken from us far too soon.
Christina Grimmie was just 22 years old when she was shot and killed during a meet and greet at her own concert in Orlando. The shooting was so incredibly tragic, and the country was left devastated knowing that someone so young with an incredibly bright future ahead of her could be taken away so quickly. The man who committed this horrific crime, Kevin James Loibl, killed himself after pulling the trigger.
Another death that hit severely hard this year was Prince’s. The iconic singer was found unconscious at his home in April, and it was eventually confirmed that he died at just 57 years old from an overdose. Even those closest to the “Purple Rain” crooner seemed unaware that he had turned to drugs, and the whole situation was just terribly, terribly devastating.
More recently, we lost iconic television stars Florence Henderson, 82, who died of heart failure on Nov. 24, and Alan Thicke, 69, who suffered a heart attack on Dec. 13. Both celebs seemed to be doing just fine in the days before their deaths, with Florence attending the Dancing With The Stars on Nov. 21 and Alan feeling well enough to play hockey with his son in the moments before he started noticing the chest pain. Then, of course, there was the incredibly unexpected and brutally heartbreaking death of Louis Tomlinson’s mom, Johannah Deakin, who lost her secret battle with leukemia at just 42 years old earlier this month.
Click through the gallery above to look back at the rest of the stars we lost this year, and leave your thoughts for the family and loved ones they’ve left behind in the comments section below.
HollywoodLifers, which death saddened you the most this year?