21.) Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died on 8 February, aged 45. The former It girl, who more recently appeared on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, had recently revealed a secret year-long battle with a brain tumour.
22.) Bruce Forsyth
Legendary entertainer and face of dance show Strictly Come Dancing, Bruce Forsyth died at the age of 89. Bruce is recognised by the Guinness World Records as having the longest television career for a male entertainer.
23.) Graham Taylor
Former England, Watford and Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor died of a heart attack on 12 January at the age of 72.
24.) Joni Sledge
Star of Sister Sledge Joni passed away on March 11. The band, most known for their hit We Are Family, expressed considerable grief at her passing.
25.) Charles Manson
Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died on November of natural causes in prison at the age of 83 having been behind bars the previous 45 years.
26.) Kim Jong-Hyun
Kim Jong-Hyun, a member of Korea’s most popular K-Pop boyband, died on December 18 at the age of 27. Jonghyun, who sang and performed as part of the chart-topping group SHINee, committed suicide, according to reports in the Korean media. The star embarked on a solo career in 2015, with his debut record reaching the Number 1 spot on the Billboard World Album chart.
27.) David Cassidy
Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy died aged 67 after suffering acute liver and kidney failure. The Partridge Family star had been in a medically induced coma after being taken to hospital in Florida when his faltering health declined. The 67-year-old pop idol, who suffered years of alcohol abuse, had been battling dementia in the final months of his life following his dramatic fall from grace of the adoration he once knew.
28.) Jordan Feldstein
The longtime manager of Maroon 5 and brother of actor Jonah Hill, Jordan Feldstein died on December 22nd. The Feldstein family said in a statement that Jordan called 911 after experiencing shortness of breath. He had gone into cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived and died a short time later. He was 40.
29.) Fats Domino
The amiable rock and roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, died October 24th at the age of 89. The Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office said Domino died of natural causes.
30.) Nelsan Ellis
Best known for playing Lafayette Reynolds on “True Blood,” Ellis died from heart failure due to alcohol-withdrawal complications on July 8th. The actor was 39.