I am not going to list everyone who died this year because I don't have the whole day. I am editing it to the list of people who meant something to me.
Glenn Frey. Thanks for the roadtrips soundtrack Glenn.
Prince. Prince was my proper kick in the gut of the year. Too young, too much talent and he has soundtracked much of my life.
Terry Wogan. Radio 2, Eurovision, Blankety Blank, Children in Need (umm, actually I never watch that), Wogan chat show of the 80s. Terry Wogan was a complete legend and so utterly British (I know he was Irish). Hard for people outside of the country to understand the sadness that his death brought to me.
While we're in the childhood nostalgia phase, Paul Daniels. I used to absolutely love his show and remember being taken to see him live. Beside myself I was. He was funny and a great magician.
Ronnie Corbett. The Two Ronnies. They simply don't make them like that anymore.
Caroline Aherne. The Royle Family was a work of genius. Again, far too young.
Gene Wilder. What a lovely man and hilariously funny. I'll never forget watching Silver Streak as a kid.
Leonard Cohen. I didn't think he'd ever die somehow. I hope he forgave all those wannabes who ruined his song.
Finally, as of today, Zsa Zsa Gabor. She made it to 99! Great name, proper star, nine marriages. Legend.