First we said goodbye to Prince and David Bowie, then to Victoria Wood, Mohammad Ali and Alan Rickman — and now, this month, we’ve been forced to mourn the deaths of more icons who helped define generations. It’s official: 2016 was the worst, and it ends by being the worst.
On Dec. 13, we heard of the passing of Alan Thicke. He was 69.
The Canadian actor, singer and songwriter’s role as Dr. Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains” will remain one of television’s warmest portrayals of fatherhood.
Two days later, NBA broadcasting legend Craig Sager, whose career began in the early 1980s, died.
He was 65 and suffered from leukemia. Sager leaves behind a legacy as bright and colorful as his famous outfits.
On Christmas, George Michael died.
The 53-year-old English pop star, once a part of the ’80s duo Wham!, was responsible for, among many other hits, “Last Christmas,” now a staple of the holiday season.
Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning. She was 60.
Fisher, known best for her pop-culture transforming turn as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, suffered a heart attack on Friday. Though, according to Lucasfilm, we may not have seen the last of her — Fisher completed filming her role in the eighth “Star Wars” film, which will be released next year.
What made your 2016 the worst?