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Famous People We Won’t Ring in 2017 With

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Famous People We Won't Ring in 2017 With

To put this year into perspective, the above image is was designed as a tribute by British artist Chris Barker. He began it in November with 40-ish fallen celebrities featured. As of yesterday, with the addition of Debbie Reynolds, the number hit 82 and he has officially declared he has no room left for any more. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. For right now, here’s a staggeringly long list.

January 4 Robert Stigwood, 81, Bee Gees and Cream manager
January 6 Pat Harrington Jr., 86, “One Day at a Time” actor
January 10 David Bowie, 69, Rock icon
January 11 David Margulies, 78, Actor
January 14 Alan Rickman, 69, Actor
January 14 Rene Angelil, 73, Singer/manager, husband of Celine Dion
January 15 Dan Haggerty, 74, “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams” actor
January 18 Glenn Frey, 67, Eagles rocker
January 23 Jimmy Bain, 68, Rainbow rock star
January 26 Abraham “Abe” Vigoda, 96, Actor and comedian
January 28 Paul Kanter, 74, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane
January 30 Frank Finlay, 89, Acting great
January 31 Terry Wogan, 77, TV & radio legend

February 2 Bob Elliot, 92, Comedian, half of “Bob and Ray” duo
February 3 Maurice White, 74, Earth Wind & Fire star
February 3 Joe Alaskey, 63, Voice actor of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, etc.
February 19 Harper Lee, 89, To Kill A Mockingbird author
February 22 Yolande Fox, 87. Singer and Miss America 1951
February 25 Tony Burton, 78, Actor – trainer in Rocky series
February 28 George Kennedy, 91, Academy Award winning actor
February 28 Frank Kelly, 77, Father Ted star
February 29 Gil Hill, 84, Actor – commander in Beverly Hills Cop series

March 1 Tony Warren, 79, Coronation St creator
March 6 Nancy Davis Reagan, 94, Actress, 1st Lady
March 8 George Martin, 90, Beatles producer
March 11 Keith Emerson, 71, ELP rock legend
March 15 Sylvia Anderson, 88, Lady Penelope
March 16 Frank Sinatra Junior, 72, Sinatra’s singer son
March 17 Paul Daniels, 77, Comedy magician
March 22 Rob Ford, 46, Mayor of Toronto
March 22, Phife Dawg, 45, “A Tribe Called Quest” rapper
March 23 Joe Garagiola, 90, MLB player and announcer
March 24 Garry Shandling, 66, American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer
March 29 Patty Duke, 69, Child star
March 31 Ronnie Corbett, 85, Comedy legend
March 31 Denise Robertson, 83, TV agony aunt

April 6 Merle Haggard, 79, Country legend
April 12 David Gest, 62, TV personality
April 17 Doris Roberts, 90, Actress, Author, Philanthropist
April 20 Victoria Wood, 62, Comedy genius
April 20 Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, 46, WWE wrestling legend
April 21 Lonnie Mack, 74, Blues guitar great
April 21 Prince, 57, Pop icon
April 21 Guy Hamilton, 93, Bond director
April 24 Billy Paul, 80, Chart star

May 17 Guy Clark, 74, Country legend
May 19 John Berry, 52, Beastie Boys star
May 19 Alan Young, 96, Mister Ed TV star
May 19 Morley Safer, 84, Emmy Award winning journalist
May 21 Nick Menza, 51, Megadeth drummer
May 24 Burt Kwouk, 85, Pink Panther star
May 31 Carla Lane, 87, Liver Birds writer

June 3 Muhammad Ali, 74, Boxing legend
June 10 Gordie Howe, 88, NHL All-Star “Mr. Hockey”
June 14 Henry McCullough, 72, Wings guitarist
June 19 Anton Yelchin, 27, Star Trek’s Chekov
June 24 Bernie Worrall, 72, Funkadelic star
June 28 Scotty Moore, 84, Elvis’s guitarist
June 28 Buddy Ryan, 85, NFL Coach

July 2 Caroline Aherne, 52, Comedy actress
July 2 Michael Cimino, 77, Writer/director “Deer Hunter”
July 2 Teddy Rooney, 66, Actor/musician
July 16 Alan Vega, 78, Suicide punk pioneer
July 19 Garry Marshall, 81, Creator of “Happy Days”, “Mork and Mindy”, “Laverne and Shirley”
July 27 Jerry Doyle, 60, Actor “Babylon 5”

August 13 Kenny Baker, 81, Star Wars’ R2-D2
August 15 Dalian Atkinson, 48, Villa cup hero
August 29 Gene Wilder, 83, Comic genius

September 11 Alexis Arquette, 47, Transgender actress
September 17 Charmian Carr, 73, Sound of Music’s Liesl
September 25 Arnold Palmer, 87, Golfing legend

October 14 Jean Alexander, 90, Corrie’s Hilda Ogden
October 23 Pete Burns, 57, Dead or Alive chart star
October 24 Bobby Vee, 73, 1960s teen idol

November 7 Leonard Cohen, 82, Iconic singer & writer
November 11 Robert Vaughn, 83, Veteran actor
November 13 Leon Russell, 74, US rock legend
November 24 Colonel Abrams, 67, 80s chart star
November 25 Florence Henderson, 82, Brady Bunch star
November 26 Ron Glass, 71, US TV star

December 1 Andrew Sachs, 86, Fawlty Towers star
December 6 Peter Vaughan, 93, Game of Thrones star
December 7 Ian Cartwright, 52, Wolves midfielder
December 8 John Glenn, 95, First to orbit Earth
December 8 Greg Lake, 69, ELP legend
December 10 AA Gill, 62, Writer & critic
December 12 Walter Swinburn, 55, Derby winning jockey
December 13 Alan Thicke, 69, Actor, Talk show host
December 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, Actress
December 24 Rick Parfitt, 68, Quo Rocker
December 24 Richard Adams, 96, “Watership Down” author
December 25 George Michael, 53, Singer, “Wham!” co-founder
December 26 Liz Smith, 95, Actress
December 26 Ricky Harris, Comedian and Actor
December 27 Richard Adams, 96, Author
December 27 Carrie Fisher, 60, Actress
December 28 Debbie Reynolds, 84, Actress, Carrie Fisher’s mother

And then to cap things off…

2016 just being petty at this point

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