22 stars we forgot died in 2016

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker

David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher are just some of the famous faces we lost in 2016 - but alongside those notable names were many other celebrities whose passing didn’t quite generate the same amount of column inches.

Here are some more well-known personalities we might have forgotten that we said a fond farewell to this year...

Pete Burns - Lead singer of 80s pop band Dead Or Alive who gained more fame on Celebrity Big Brother. Died October, aged 57.

Sir George Martin - Legendary music producer who was known as the ‘fifth Beatle’. Died March, aged 90.

Keith Emerson - Founding member of rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Died March, aged 71.

Glenn Frey - Founding member of US band The Eagles. Died January, aged 67.

Padraig Duggan - Musician who came to prominence in the 70s with Irish folk group Clannad. Died August, aged 67.

David Guest - US musician and reality TV star. Died April, aged 62.

Sir Terry Wogan - Broadcasting icon who was a star of both television and radio. Died January, aged 77.

Victoria Wood - Much-loved comedian and actress. Died April, aged 62.

Merle Haggard - American country music great. Died April, aged 79.

Craig Gill - Drummer with Madchester indie outfit The Inspiral Carpets. Died November, aged 44.

Emilie Ford - Singer who had UK No.1 with What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? Died April, aged 78.

Dale Griffin - Drummer with 70s glam-rockers Mott The Hoople. Died January, aged 67.

Greg Lake - Fronted both Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson. Also known for solo hit I Believe In Father Christmas. Died December, aged 69.

Colin Vearncombe - Singer who performed under the name Black and had huge hit with 1987 single Wonderful Life. Died January, aged 53.

Jean Alexander - Famous for playing the iconic Hilda Ogden in ITV soap Coronation Street. Died October, aged 90.

Kenny Baker - Played R2-D2 in six Star Wars films from 1977 and starred in Time Bandits and Flash Gordon. Died August, 81.

Ken Barrie - The voice of popular children’s TV character Postman Pat. Died July, aged 83.

Zsa Zsa Gabor - Hollywood actress who starred in more than 70 films and was married no fewer than nine times. Died December, aged 99.

Anton Yelchin - Talented young actor who played Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek films. Died June, aged 27.

Andrew Sachs - Enjoyed a long and varied career but will be best remembered for his role as Spanish waiter Manuel in classic BBC comedy Fawlty Towers.

Paul Daniels - Magician who was a mainstay of Saturday night TV for many years. Died March, aged 77.

Umberto Eco - Italian intellectual and novelist most famous for The Name of the Rose. Died February, aged 84.