Gone Too Soon: Celebrities We’ve Lost In 2016

In 2016, we’ve experienced loss after loss of far too many beloved celebrities. They may be gone, but never forgotten. Here’s a look back.

Singer Natalie Cole looks on from the stage before signing copies of her new CD, "Still Unforgettable," at Borders Westwood in Los Angeles., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Natalie Cole died Dec. 31, 2015, at 65.

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Maurice White, a founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire, died Feb. 3 at 74.

 

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Vanity, an ’80s singer-actress and Prince protege also known as Denise Katrina Matthews, died Feb. 15 at 57.

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Tony Burton, who played Apollo Creed’s trainer Duke in six “Rocky” movies, died Feb. 25 at 78.

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