Ian Collins is Leading Britain's Conversation.
2016 was a year when so many beloved stars were taken from us. We pay tribute to the celebrities we've lost this year.
Rock legend, actor and artist David Bowie died aged 69 on 10th January.
Die Hard and Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman died aged 69 on 14th January.
Eagles frontman Glenn Frey died aged 67 on 18th January.
Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan died on 31st January aged 77.
Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, died aged 89 on 19th February.
Actor Frank Kelly, best known for playing Father Jack in the comedy series Father Ted, died aged 77 on 28th February.
Beatles producer Sir George Martin died aged 90 on 8th March.
Magician Paul Daniels died aged 77 on 17th March.
Comedian Ronnie Corbett died aged 85 on 31st March.
Howard Marks, the former drug dealer and writer known as Mr Nice, died aged 70 on 10th April.
Reality TV star and music producer David Gest, the former husband of Liza Minnelli, died aged 62 on 12th April.
Comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 on 20th April.
Superstar Prince died aged 57 on 21st April.
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, known as "The Greatest" died on 3rd June.
The genius behind Mrs Merton and The Royle Family died of cancer, aged just 52 on 2nd July.
Star Wars actor, who played R2D2, died on 13th August.
Former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after reportedly being tasered by police on 15th August.