For this, we counted Emmy candidates and winners in the most significant acting classifications — drama and comedy series just– over the last 11 years . We lost eight of these Emmy winners in 2016 , consisting of everybody’s preferred unstable talk-show host, Garry Shandling . When it concerns TV-star deaths that just ties 2014 as the most dangerous year of the previous years. That vicious year, we stated goodbye to Sid Caesar , James Garner and– no, not Alice!– “The Brady Bunch’s” Ann B. Davis .
Sports Illustrated has actually been calling its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year– a worthy yardstick of sports quality and popularity– because 1954. In 2016 , we lost 3 of them– fighter Muhammad Ali , golf player Arnold Palmer and hoops coach Pat Summitt . No other year in the last years has actually seen the death of more than one.
Walk of Fame
Some celebs, such as TELEVISION’s Florence Henderson , accomplished big popularity without winning an Emmy, Oscar or Grammy. We likewise took an appearance at stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame . Walk down Hollywood Boulevard and you’ll see great deals of just recently left names celebrated in the walkway– 15 of them from this year , consisting of Zsa Zsa Gabor , who was well-known for … being popular. 2016 is just the third-most dangerous year for Walk of Fame receivers, behind 2012 and 2006 . In 2006 alone, we lost 18 stars , amongst them comic Red Buttons , talk-show host Mike Douglas and Don Knotts , much better called bumbling Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Yep, 2016 was undoubtedly one Grim Reaper of a year. We lost a minimum of 34 stars by our undoubtedly unscientific count, which consider such Oscar- and Grammy-winning celebrities such as Debbie Reynolds who appear in multiple classifications . It’s not rather the worst ever. (In 2009, Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died on the SAME DAY !)
When it pertains to sheer numbers , this year is edged out by 2006 , when some 36 celebrities passed away– consisting of “City Slickers'” Jack Palance and James Brown , the Hardest-Working male in Show Business, who for all we understand might still be playing gigs in paradise. The next time somebody grumbles about 2016 eliminating all our heroes, inform them it might be even worse. It has actually been even worse .