ALGUNOS ARTISTAS FALLECIDOS EN EL 2016
POR: ROBERT A. GOODRICH V.*
Este año que se va el 2016 ha sido difícil y doloroso para el mundo artístico algunos de los que han partido al más allá son:
David Bowie, 69, January 10.
Alan Rickman, 69, January 14.
Glenn Frey, 67, frontman and songwriter of the Eagles, January 18.
Sir Terry Wogan, 77, January 31.
Harper Lee, 89, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, February 19.
Frank Kelly, 77, actor (Father Jack in comedy series Father Ted), February 28.
Tony Warren, 79, creator of Coronation Street, March 1.
Nancy Reagan, 94, actress and former U.S first lady, March 6.
Sir George Martin, 90, Beatles producer, March 8.
Paul Daniels, 77, March 17.
Ronnie Corbett, 85, comedy legend, March 31.
Denise Robertson, 83, ITV’s This Morning agony aunt, March 31.
Douglas Wilmer, 96, actor best known for playing Sherlock Holmes, March 31.
Howard Marks, 70, drugs smuggler and author known as Mr Nice, April 10.
David Gest, 62, reality TV star, music producer and former husband of Liza Minnelli, April 12.
Sir Arnold Wesker, 83, playwright, April 12.
Victoria Wood, 62, April 20.
Prince, 57, pop legend, April 21.
Carla Lane, 87, TV writer best known for The Liver Birds, Bread and Butterflies, May 31.
Muhammad Ali, 74, boxing’s The Greatest, June 3.
Dave Swarbrick, 75, folk musician and singer with Fairport Convention, June 3.
Anton Yelchin, 27, actor in Star Trek, June 19.
Caroline Aherne, 52, comedy genius behind The Royle Family and Mrs Merton, July 2.
Ken Barrie, 83, the voice of Postman Pat, July 29.
Kenny Baker, 81, actor who played R2 D2 in Star Wars films, August 13.
Gene Wilder, 83, comedy actor famous for Willy Wonka and The Producers among many memorable roles, August 29.
Jean Alexander, 90, former Coronation Street actress who, for more than 20 years, played Hilda Ogden, October 14.
Raine Spencer, 87, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, October 21.
Richard Nicoll, 39, London-born Australian fashion designer to the stars, October 21.
Jimmy Perry, 93, legendary TV screenwriter behind shows including Dad’s Army and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, October 23.
Pete Burns, 57, singer, songwriter and television personality who founded pop band Dead Or Alive, October 23.
Sir Jimmy Young, 95, DJ and singer who hosted BBC radio programmes for half a century and interviewed Margaret Thatcher many times, November 7.
Leonard Cohen, 82, Canadian poet and singer-songwriter who penned the classic song Hallelujah, November 7.
Robert Vaughn, 83, actor famous for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and latterly BBC’s Hustle and Coronation Street, November 11.
Craig Gill, 44, drummer of Madchester band Inspiral Carpets, November 22.
Andrew Sachs, 86, actor best-known as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, November 23.
Keo Woolford, 49, actor who starred in The King And I in the West End with Elaine Paige and in the television remake of Hawaii Five-0, November 28.
Peter Vaughan, 93, actor who starred in Game Of Thrones and Porridge, December 6.
Greg Lake, 69, rock superstar, December 8.
A. A. Gill, 62, acerbic Sunday Times journalist, December 10.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, much-married Hollywood actress and socialite, December 18.
Rick Parfitt, 68, Status Quo guitarist, December 24.
George Michael, 53, December 25.
Liz Smith, 95, actress, December 26.
Richard Adams, 96, December 27.
Carrie Fisher, 60, December 27.
Debbie Reynolds, 84, December 28.
Las últimas fallecidas Carrie Fisher conocida por todos por su trabajo como la Princesa Leia Organa en Star Wars y su señora madre la también actriz Debbie Reynolds son sin duda de los más tristes por haber sido madre e hija quienes fallecieran con un día de diferencia una tras enterrar a la otra algo muy doloroso para una madre. En el mercado hispano falleció uno de los más grandes cantautores Juan Gabriel cuyo nombre verdadero era Alberto Aguilera.
David Bowie, Prince, Juan Gabriel, Leonard Cohen, George Michael son de las grandes perdidas en el mundo de la música.
En el mundo deportivo Ali es sin duda alguna una de las grandes perdidas considerado por muchos el mejor boxeador de todos los tiempos.
En fin este año 2016 ha sido duro y cruel con el mundo artístico.
Se han ido grandes artistas, escritores, actores, músicos, cantantes, deportistas pero quedará su legado para siempre.
Paz a sus almas.