Let’s be honest, so far 2016 has been a brutal year when it comes to celebrities passing away. From Prince and Alan Rickman to David Bowie and Muhammad Ali, we haven’t really had a chance to catch our breath before the next iconic star falls.
Of course, this is something we are just going to have to get used to. Yes, everyone dies but the number of celebrities dying off is only going to keep coming. With the rise of television in the 1950s, we started producing more well-known stars than ever before. Singers weren’t just limited to the radio and actors weren’t just a fixture of the big screen. This explosion in famous figures is coming back to bite us, however. Now that first generation of celebrities made ultra-famous thanks to television are getting into their 70s and 80s. This means that statistically, every year onwards will be filled with celebrities we have come to know quite well over the years.