When death takes one of our loved ones, we feel so sad and we find it hard to believe that they have actually left us. It is very sad even if the person who has died did not have so much impact on the people who were close to them. Celebrities are not immune from dying and when death strikes them it leaves their family members and fans felling very sad because it is something that is never accepted or expected. Death can come in different ways, some of them die peacefully in their beds while other die struggling with some chronic diseases like cancer.
In the previous year, some of the celebrated iconic names have died and left their fans and family feeling some sort of emptiness. Below is a list of the top 10 celebrity deaths in 2017.
List of Top 10 Celebrity Deaths in The World in 2017
10. Caroline Aherne
Caroline was one of the celebrated persons in the history of television shows. She was one of the best actresses. Her death was one that left many felling sad as she had been battling with cancers for a long time until she gave in and died at the age of 52 years on 2nd July the previous year. According to one of her publicist, she had battled the cancer with a lot of courage before she succumbed to the disease. May she rest in peace.
9. Anton Yelchin
It is very sad especially when an actor dies at a tender age. This was the case for this celebrated actor by the name Antonio from the Star Trek Beyond film. This young actor died at the age of 27 years old in a road accident before the release of the third film of the sci-fi franchise Star Trek Beyond. He is a Russian born whose death made a lot of his fans feel a big loss. He was part of other films like Terminator: Salvation, Alpha Dog and Fright Night.
8. Gene Wilder
It is better to die at old age without having any kind of health problems. But this never happened for the 83 year actor. He died in August in the previous year after succumbing to complications from Azheimer’s disease. He was one of the celebrated actors whose work is still remembered from the first he started acting in the year 1971. He was best known for his role as Willy Wonka.This loss was a big hit to the entertainment industry for losing a legend.
7. Muhammad Ali
This is one of the best and most celebrated male boxers in the history of boxing. His death was one that shocked many people worldwide. He is the former heavyweight champion of the world. He died at the age of 74 after battling a disease called Parkinson for more than 35 years. He died on his way to the hospital due to some respiratory issues. His legacy still lives on even after he died because he set the record for being the best in whatever he did.
6. Robert Vaughn
This is one of the best actors for the role of Napoleon Solo in the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. he died on 11th November, 2016. He was one of the best in whatever role he was playing in the different movies that he has been featured in. The cause of his death was leukemia at the age of 83 years. He has been on the film industry for quite some time to be the best in all the works he has done before he died.
5. Florence Henderson
This was a household name in the America due to the hit show The Brady Bunch where she was famously known as Carol Brady. This show had been running for more than five year meaning she was very famous amongst her huge fans. She died on 25th November in 2016 when she was still in the Dean Martins Show. She was one of the best in the television shows she hosted.
Prince was an iconic musician whose work in music was highly celebrated by many people in the world. He died at the age of 57 at his recording studio in Minneapolis. His death was not very clear as some say he died because of drug overdose while others say it was because of flu. Some of his big hit songs are Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette. His death shocks many of his fans because he was a pop megastar.
3. Victoria Woods
In the comedy scene, she was one of the best. This superstar died in her hospital bed surrounded by her family members. Even at the time of her death, she was still making jokes that left her fans and family members laughing. Her works in comedy were mostly satirical. She died at the age of 62 years old after battling cancer for a short time. She was a BAFTA- winning star.
2. Jean Alexander
A beloved actress who was loved for the roles she played in her different soap opera. She died at the age of 90 years old three days after her birthday and four years after she had announced her retirement. You can say she died after having accomplished what she had desired to do with her life. She was one of the most popular sitcom characters as her play in films like Last of the Summer Wine and Hilda Orgen: Coronation Street.She was an all-time celebrated in the British soap opera arena.
1. Leonard Cohen
This was one of the celebrity death that led to lot of grief amongst his family members and even to his fans. He was the hallelujah star and had been very successful in his career for more than five decades. His label confirmed his death; it said that they had lost one of the best legendary poet, songwriter and artist. During the time of grief, a lot of privacy was seen amongst his family members. It was very sad to lose a legend.
So, these above are the Top 10 Celebrity Deaths in The World 2017. It is very sad to lose some of the people whose work keep us entertained and inspired. These are the top ten but they are not the only ones who have died but to make the listing these ten came top of the list.