The entertainment industry is all about actors and their characters. No matter at what level they are working, they are the most important assets of the entertainment and film industry. Well, this year seemed to be quite hard for the film industry as it lost truly amazing actors. Here, we are going to countdown some of the best actors who died in 2016.
1) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman was popularly known for the iconic role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film. His death was a huge loss to the entertainment industry. He died from pancreatic cancer which kept a secret besides from his close family. From the theater stage to big screens, the actor shined in the industry. On his death, JK Rowling said: “There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.”
2) Abe Vigoda
Abe Vigoda was popularly known as Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather. His had an acting career of around six decades. He appeared as Detective Fish on the TV show Barney Miller. In 1982, People Magazine mistakenly declared him dead. He then posed next to a coffin for Variety in a joking manner.
3) Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker was popularly known for his role of R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise. He passed away at the age of 81. Star Wars creator George Lucas praised his performance and called him an incredible trooper.
“A talented vaudevillian who could always make everybody laugh, Kenny was truly the heart and soul of R2-D2 and will be missed by all his fans and everyone who knew him,” said Lucas in a report by Cheatsheet.
4) Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin sculpted a name for himself by working in popular projects like Star Trek , Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett and Like Crazy. Yelchin died in a horrible car accident. As far hid performance was concerned, he was on the way to becoming one f the brightest actors in the Hollywood industry.