2016 in memoriam
Anton Yelchin (27) 10 The Russian-born Star Trek reboot star’s death left Hollywood stunned. George Kennedy (91) 9 Leslie Nielsen’s right-hand man in the Naked Gun series and an Oscar winner for Cool Hand Luke. Robert Vaughn (83) H 8 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. veteran also took on Christopher Reeve’s hero in Superman III. LL George Gaynes (98) M 7 Played the beloved, zany Commandant Lassard in seven Police Academy movies. ac Kenny Baker (81) 6 Star Wars fans worldwide mourned the passing of the man who brought R2-D2 to life. Carrie Fisher (60) 5 Princess Leia herself will leave a lasting legacy for female heroines across the galaxy. Prince (57) 4 Starred in Purple Rain and soundtracked Batman’s big screen debut. David Bowie (69) 3 Wowed in The Man Who Fell to Earth and won hearts in cult fantasy adventure Labyrinth. Gene Wilder (83) 2 From his pairing with Richard Pryor to timeless work with Mel Brooks, a true comedy genius. Alan Rickman (69) 1 The acting giant who gave us icons like Hans Gruber and the Sheriff of Nottingham.