I don't think many would disagree with me when I say, a lot of celebrities have passed in 2016.  However, I've read some interesting articles about how this year wasn't quite as 'deadly' for celebrities as people may think. 

Their reasoning is pretty flammable: having more to do with how Gen X-ers are feeling their mortality, and how they also have the largest influence on media content. This combined with the new over-reporting of everything by various media and social media, makes this year seem to be terribly 'deadly.'

You can read more about it at Science Blogs.

Regardless to if this year had more or less celebrity deaths than other years, there's no doubt we lost a lot of great people this year. Here's a gallery of the famous people that we've lost in 2016: