Here’s a look at some of the many famous figures who passed away this year.
Amjad Farid (Fareed) Sabri (23 December 1976 – 22 June 2016) was a Pakistani singer and a proponent of the Sufi Muslim tradition. Son of Ghulam Farid Sabri of the Sabri Brothers, he emerged as one of South Asia’s most prominent qawwali singers, often reciting poems written by his father and uncle.
Junaid Jamshed Khan (September 3, 1964 – December 7, 2016) was a Pakistani recording artist, television, fashion designer, occasional actor,song writer singer, preacher and televangelist.
Abdul Sattar Edhi (1 January 1928-8 July 2016) was a Pakistani Philanthropist, Ascetic and humantarian who founded the Edhi Foundation which runs hospitals, homeless shelters, rehab centers, and orphanages across Pakistan.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!
Game of Thrones and Porridge actor Peter Vaughan passed away on December 6, aged 93.
Peter Vaughan 4 April 1923 – 6 December 2016) was a British character actor known for many supporting roles in British film and television productions.
The Hallelujah star, whose career spanned over five decades, passed away with his death confirmed by his label.
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. His work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships.
The former heavyweight champion of the world, Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74.
Having suffered for 35 years with Parkinson’s disease, the three-time former world champion passed away after being taken to hospital with respiratory issues.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was a musical Innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.
Zsa Zsa Gabor (February 6, 1917– December 18, 2016) was a Hungarian American actress and socialite.Gabor began her stage career in Vienna was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936.