Wow, OMG, WTF, are among the three letter words that fans of the entertainment world have posted on their social media throughout 2016. Just when you thought the year would end without more bad news, Christmas day began the three-day streak of deaths including Wham member George Michael, 53, Comedian Ricky Harris, 54, and today’s announcement of “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, 60. Below is a description of the latest celebrities who have died over the holiday season.
Michael was known for his hits including ‘Careless Whisper’, and ‘Last Christmas’. He was also known in the entertainment world by his addiction to drugs including cocaine. He struggled with his sexuality but came out as gay in 1998. Artists and celebrities including Elton John and Ellen Degeneres expressed their condolences through their twitter after the announcement. Even if people weren’t a fan of him personally, they’re a fan of him if they watch carpool karaoke with James Corden as the late night host gave the credit to Michael for starting it all. He died from heart failure and was found by his partner Christmas morning.
Comedian Ricky Harris was most popularly known in the urban comedy ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ as the ex-con Malvo. Outside of his role on EHC, he worked in other projects including ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Dope’, and ‘The People Vs. OJ Simpson’. He also lent his voice and directed music videos including Snoop Dogg’s ‘Gin and Juice’ and “Doggy Dog World’. He died of a heart attack.
Fisher became an icon to the sci-fi world with her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars Franchise. Her last appearance in the series was when she reprised her role in last year’s ‘The Force Awakens’. Her death comes just a week after the release of the latest title ‘Rogue One’. She suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition leading up to her death this afternoon.
There are four days left in the year and everyone is hoping that the year ends without another death in the entertainment world. in 2016 there have been over 40 celebrities deaths.