Did We Really Lose More Celebs In 2016 Than Past Years? (PHOTOS)

After losing the hilariously outspoken Carrie Fisher and iconic singer George Michael within two days of each other,  everybody seems just about done with 2016. It was hard to say goodbye to legends like Prince and Phife Dawg in such close proximity to each other, however, every new year inevitably brings a new set of beloved celebrities' deaths. While it's awful to think about who we might lose in 2017, at the end of the day it's all a part of the circle of life. 

With less than a week left in the year, though, we've started to wonder if 2016 was really as savage as we originally thought. Yes, we've had to deal with some extremely tough losses over the past 12 months. Nobody is debating that fact, however, we might be forgetting the losses from earlier years. Here we take a look back at some of the brightest stars we've lost over the past six years. We definitely miss them all, however, we're so grateful for the timeless art they've left for us to enjoy for years and years to come. 

In 2016 we said goodbye to...

1) Prince

 

2) Bill Nunn

 

3) Tommy Ford

 

4) Kimbo Slice

 

5)Muhammed Ali

 

6) Carrie Fisher

 

7) David Bowie

 

8) Gene Wilder

 

9)Jose Fernandez

 

10)Alan Thicke

 

11)Rickey Harris

 

12) Phife Dawg

 

13) George Michael

 

In 2015 we said goodbye to....

1) Bobbi Kristina Brown

 

2) A$AP Yams

 

3) Chinx

 

4) Stuart Scott

 

5) Christian Audigier

 

6) Taylor Negron

 

7)B.B. King

 

In 2014 we said goodbye to...

1) Maya Angelou

 

2)Joan Rivers

 

3)Robin Williams

 

4)Phillip Seymour Hoffman

 

5) Shirley Temple

 

6) Ruby Dee

 

In 2013 we said goodbye to...

1) Nelson Mandela 

 

2) Paul Walker

 

3) Lee Thompson Young

 

4) James Gandolfini

 

5) Cory Monteith

 

In 2012 we said goodbye to...

1) Whitney Houston

 

2)Dick Clarke

 

3) Etta James

 

4) Don Cornelius 

 

In 2011 we said goodbye to...

1) Amy Winehouse

 

2) Steve Jobs

 

3)Nate Dogg

 

4)HeavyD

 

In 2010 we said goodbye to...

1)Gary Coleman

 

2)Leslie Nielsen

 
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