It all started with Lemmy 12 short months ago. Many legendary icons and celebrities died at the very end of 2015, and in 2016.
Included in the celebrity deaths are four Star Wars actors, three Michael Jackson contributors, and two Barney Miller actors.
Many legendary musicians are in the group as well.
Over 200 Notable Celebrity Deaths in 2016, and there are 4 days left.
Although Parkinson’s took a few too.
Some accidents and other illnesses round out the year.
Do you recognize all or some of these names?
Lemmy Kilmister (MotorHead) 12/28/15
Natalie Cole 12/31/15
Beth Howland (Vera on Mel’s Diner) 12/31/15
Pat Harrington Jr (Schneider on One Day at a Time) 01/06/16
Otis Clay 01/08/16
David Bowie 01/10/16
Alan Rickman 01/14/16
Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) 01/15/16
Glen Frey 01/18/16
Jimmy Bain (Dio/Rainbow) 01/23/16
Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) 01/28/16
Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) 02/19/16
Lenny Baker (Sha Na Na) 02/24/16
Pat Conroy 03/04/16
Nancy Reagan 03/06/16
Garry Shandling 03/22/16
Patty Duke 03/29/16
Merle Haggard 04/06/16
Doris Roberts 04/18/16
Janet Waldo (Judy Jetson & Josie & the Pussycats) 06/12/16
Muhammad Ali 06/23/16
Garry Marshall 07/19/16
Gene Wilder 08/28/16
Arnold Palmer 09/25/16
Florence Henderson 11/24/16
Alan Thicke 12/13/16
Bernard Fox (Dr. Bombay on Bewitched) 12/14/16
Zsa Zsa Gabor 12/18/16
George Michael 12/25/16
Carrie Fisher 12/27/16
Debbie Reynolds (also Carrie Fisher’s mom) 12/28/16
And dozens and dozens more, including Ann Morgan Guilbert, Henry McCullough, Ron Glass, and Bobby Vee.
It’s not to say we haven’t lost many iconic celebrities in the past. And they do all usually come in threes. But 2016 just seems to be abnormally depressing, and abundant in celebrity deaths.
I mean, lets not forget others who have recently lefts us in the last few years. Such as Robin Williams, Leonard Nemoy, Yogi Berra, Wes Craven, Shirley Temple, and Rowdy Roddy Piper.
But with four days left of 2016, I’d be very scared if I was a celebrity.