The world of entertainment has lost stars from all genres of the industry in 2016.
Here is a list of some of the biggest names to die so far this year:
:: Singer David Bowie died aged 69 on January 10.
:: Actor Alan Rickman died aged 69 on January 14.
:: Eagles frontman Glenn Frey died aged 67 on January 18.
:: Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan died on January 31 aged 77.
:: Author Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird, died aged 89 on February 19.
:: Actor Frank Kelly, who played Father Jack in the comedy series Father Ted, died aged 77 on February 28.
:: Coronation Street creator Tony Warren died aged 79 on March 1.
:: Nancy Reagan, actress and former first lady of the United States, died aged 94 on March 6.
:: Beatles producer Sir George Martin died aged 90 on March 8.
:: Magician Paul Daniels died aged 77 on March 17.
:: Comedian Ronnie Corbett died aged 85 on March 31.
:: This Morning agony aunt Denise Robertson died aged 83 on March 31.
:: Sherlock Holmes actor Douglas Wilmer died aged 96 on March 31.
:: Drugs campaigner Howard Marks, known as Mr Nice, died aged 70 on April 10.
:: Reality TV star and music producer David Gest died aged 62 on April 12.
:: British playwright Sir Arnold Wesker died aged 83 on April 12.
:: Comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 on April 20.
:: Pop star Prince died aged 57 on April 21.
:: Television writer Carla Lane, known for The Liver Birds and Bless This House, died aged 87 on May 31.
:: Boxing champion Muhammad Ali died aged 74 on June 3.
:: Singer Dave Swarbrick of folk band Fairport Convention died aged 75 on June 3.
:: Anton Yelchin, actor in Star Trek, died aged 27 on June 19.
:: Comedian, Royle Family actress and writer Caroline Aherne died aged 52 on July 2.
:: Ken Barrie, the voice of Postman Pat, died aged 83 on July 29.
:: Kenny Baker, who played droid R2D2 in the Star Wars films, died aged 81 on August 13.
:: Gene Wilder, who played Willy Wonka and other memorable roles, died aged 83 on August 28.
:: Former Israeli president Shimon Peres died aged 93 on September 28.
:: Former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander, who played Hilda Ogden, died aged 90 on October 14.
:: Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, died aged 87 on October 21.
:: London-born fashion designer Richard Nicoll died aged 39 on October 21.
:: Jimmy Perry, screenwriter known for shows including Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum, died aged 93 on October 23.
:: Singer, songwriter and television personality Pete Burns, who founded pop band Dead or Alive, died aged 57 on October 23.
:: Sir Jimmy Young, who hosted BBC radio programmes for half a century, died aged 95 on November 7.
:: The death at 82 of Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who penned the classic song Hallelujah, was announced on November 11.
:: The Man From U.N.C.L.E star Robert Vaughn died aged 83 on November 11.
:: Musician Craig Gill, drummer of Madchester band Inspiral Carpets, died aged 44 on November 22.
:: The death of West End star Keo Woolford, 49, who starred in The King And I opposite Elaine Paige and in the television remake of Hawaii Five-O, was announced on November 30.
:: The death of comic actor Andrew Sachs, 86, best-known for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, was announced on December 1.
:: Peter Vaughan, who starred in Game of Thrones and Porridge, died aged 93 on December 6.
:: Former King Crimson frontman Greg Lake died aged 69 on December 8.
:: Restaurant critic AA Gill died aged 62 on December 10.