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Year in Review 2016: People we lost this year

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2016 was a heartbreaking year in the world of movies, music, sports and politics. From the shocking murder of British politician Jo Cox to the untimely demise of Prince after an apparent battle with opioid addiction, here are some of the people we lost this year.

Year in Review 2016: People we lost this year

The people we lost in 2016. Photo from Getty Images

Gordie Howe

Legendary Canadian hockey player Gordie Howe died on June 10, 2016 at 88. Photo from Getty Images

David Bowie

The influential singer David Bowie died on Jan. 10, 2016 at age 69 after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. Photo from Getty Images

Year in Review 2016: People we lost this year

Canadian actor Alan Thicke died on Dec. 13, 2016 at age 69 after suffering a heart attack. Photo from Getty Images.

George Michael

Pop icon George Michael died on Dec. 25, 2016 at age 53. Photo from Getty Images.

Gene Wilder

‘Willy Wonka’ star Gene Wilder died on Aug. 29, 2016 at age 83 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo from Getty Images

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro, former leader of Cuba, died on Nov. 25, 2016 at 90. Photo from Getty Images

Prince

Musician Prince died on April 21, 2016 at 57 from an opioid overdose. Photo from Getty Images

Debbie Reynolds

Actress Debbie Reynolds died on Dec. 28, 2016 at age 84, only one day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away. Photo from Getty Images

Carrie Fisher

‘Star Wars’ actress Carrier Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016 at age 60 from a heart attack. Photo from Getty Images

Craig Sager

Legendary NBA reporter Craig Sager died on Dec. 15, 2016 at 65 after a long battle with leukemia. Photo from Getty Images.

Muhammad Ali

Professional boxer Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016 at 74 from septic shock after living more than 30 years with Parkinson’s disease. Photo from Getty Images

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor died on Dec. 18, 2016 at 99 from a heart attack. Photo from The Canadian Press.

Glenn Frey

A founding member of the Eagles, Glenn Frey, died on Jan. 18, 2016 at 67 from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. Photo from Getty Images.

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand's crowned king Bhumibol Adulyadej died on Oct. 13, 2016 at 88 from kidney failure. Photo from Getty Images

Leonard Cohen

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died on Nov. 7, 2016 at 82 in his sleep. Photo from Getty Images

Alan Rickman

British actor Alan Rickman died on Jan. 14, 2016 at 69 from pancreatic cancer. Photo from Getty Images

Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan, former U.S. first lady, died on March 6, 2016 at 94 from congestive heart failure. Photo from Getty Images

Elie Wiesel

Writer, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel died on July 2, 2016 at 87. Photo from Getty Images

Bill Cunningham

New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died on June 25, 2016 at 87 after previously suffering a stroke. Photo from Getty Images

Florence Henderson

Actress Florence Henderson of ‘The Brady Bunch’ died on Nov. 24, 2016 at 82 from heart failure. Photo from Getty Images

Jo Cox

British Labour Party politician Jo Cox was murdered in a daylight attack on June 16, 2016. The 41-year-old’s assailant repeatedly yelled phrases like “Britain first” during the assault. Photo from The Canadian Press

Anton Yelchin

“Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin died on June 19, 2016 at 27 from a freak accident involving his Jeep and his home security gate. Photo from Getty Images

Rob Ford

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford died on March 22, 2016 at 47 from complications of an abdominal tumour. Photo from Getty Images

Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts, star on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ died on April 17, 2016 at 90 from a stroke in her sleep. Photo from Getty Images

Gwen Ifill

Award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill died on Nov. 14, 2016 at 61 after a battle with cancer. Photo from Getty Images

Garry Shandling

Comedian Garry Shandling died on March 24, 2016 at 66 after a heart attack. Photo from Getty Images

Pat Harrington Jr.

"One Day at a Time" star Pat Harrington Jr. died on Jan. 6, 2016 at 86. Photo from Getty Images

Janet Wright

Canadian actress Janet Wright died on Nov. 14, 2016 at 71. Photo from The Canadian Press

Kimbo Slice

MMA fighter Kevin Ferguson, known as Kimbo Slice, died on June 6, 2016 at 42 from heart failure. Photo from Getty Images

Mauril Bélanger

Canadian politician Mauril Bélanger died on Aug. 16, 2016 at 61 from ALS. Photo from The Canadian Press

Janet Reno

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General, died on Nov. 7, 2016 at 78 from Parkinson’s disease. Photo from Getty Images

Harper Lee

American novelist Harper Lee died on Feb. 19, 2016 at 89. Photo from Getty Images

Maurice White

Musician and founder of the band Earth, Wind and Fire Maurice White died on Feb. 4, 2016 at 74 . He had been living with Parkinson’s disease. Photo from Getty Images

Robert Vaughn

Actor Robert Vaughn died on Nov. 11, 2016 at 83 from leukemia. Photo from Getty Images

Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall, creator of TV shows like ‘Happy Days’, and ‘Mork & Mindy’ and director of movies from ‘Pretty Woman’ to "’rincess Diaries’ died on July 19, 2016 at 81. Photo from Getty Images

Val Sears

Canadian journalist Val Sears died on Jan. 21, 2016 at 88. Photo from Getty Images

Kenny Baker

Actor Kenny Baker, known for portraying R2-D2 in the ‘Star Wars’ movies died on Aug. 13, 2016 at 81. Photo from Getty Images

Christina Grimmie

Singer and ‘The Voice’ contestant Christina Grimmie died on June 10, 2016 at 22 after being shot while signing autographs. Photo from Getty Images

Arnold Palmer

Professional golfer Arnold Palmer died on Sept. 25, 2016 at 87 from cardiovascular disease. Photo from Getty Images

Frank Sinatra Jr.

Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. died on March 16, 2016 at 72 from a heart attack. Photo from Getty Images

Patty Duke

Actress Patty Duke died on March 29, 2016 at 69 from sepsis. Photo from Getty Images

George McLean

Former CBC newscaster George McLean died on March 16, 2016 at 92. Photo from Getty Images

Dave Broadfoot

Dave Broadfoot, a Canadian comedian best known for his role in ‘Royal Canadian Air Farce’ died on Nov. 1, 2016 at 90. Photo from Getty Images

Morley Safer

CBS newsman Morley Safer of ’60 Minutes’ died on May 19, 2016 at 85 from pneumonia. Photo from Getty Images

René Angélil

Céline Dion's husband and manager René Angélil died on Jan. 14, 2016 at 74 after a long battle with throat cancer. Photo from Getty Images

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