London - Pete Burns

The Dead or Alive hit maker - who scored an infectious number one with You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) in 1984 - died of a massive heart attack on October 23, aged 57.

The controversial pop star enjoyed a second career in the world of reality TV - notoriously starring in Celebrity Big Brother 2006 where he famously clashed with other housemates.

 

Gene Wilder

Film star Gene Wilder died on 29 August aged 83 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Wilder had a long and storied movie career but is by far best known for his role as Willy Wonka.

The film adaption of Roald Dahl’s classic childhood book has stood the test of time since it was released in 1971 and continues to touch each generation time and time again.

PRINCE

Pop megastar Prince passed away at his recording studios in Minneapolis at the age of 57.

The musical genius behind Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette had been taken to hospital recently after his plane made an emergency landing, but it was reported he was merely suffering from flu.

David Bowie

2016 started badly for many, with the shocking announcement of the death of rock superstar David Bowie , aged just 69. He passed away just three days after releasing his 25th studio album, keeping his 18-month battle with cancer secret.

Sir Terry Wogan

Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan passed away at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer.

His family issued a statement, announcing the sad news, which read: “He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”