RIP 2016: A Farewell to Some of the Stars We Lost

Alan Rickman
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Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman had many iconic roles that left an impression on all of his fans. From Marvin the robot in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, his characters were all interesting, elaborate, heartfelt, and at times hilarious.

It was a huge shock to the Harry Potter fandom when the news of his death was released on January 14, and many held wand lit vigils to him from various parts of the world. He passed away from pancreatic cancer, which he concealed from the public until his death.

Thank you for all of your amazing roles, and for making us see what true bravery is!

Anton Yelchin
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Anton Yelchin

An actor in many great movies including Charlie Bartlett and Star Trek, Anton was far too young to be taken. At 27 he had already played some pretty iconic roles, and was set to appear in many more films before he was taken.

He died on June 19 as a result of a freak accident in which his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down the steep driveway of his home in Los Angeles and pinned him to his brick fence. He died of blunt traumatic asphyxia.

The Jeep model (2015 and 2015) was part of a massive recall because the electronic gearshift was difficult to put into park, drive or reverse.

His quick wit and humor will be with us forever.

Carrie Fisher
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Carrie Fisher

A princess to many and a role model to many more, Carrie Fisher was one of the last actors that 2016 took from us. She spoke openly about her battle with bipolar disorder and her addictions to cocaine and prescription medication.

She passed away on December 27 following four days in intensive care at UCLA Medical Center. She was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack on a plane while on her way home from the European leg of her book tour.

She was known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, and we will always hold her close to our hearts.