2016 Celebrity Losses

Emily Corwin, Editor in Chief

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2016 has undoubtedly been a crazy year; the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, the giant panda was no longer considered extinct, and a multitude of celebrities we know and love passed away.  Though the list of celebrities we lost is too long, here are some of the most memorable celebrity deaths of 2016.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by STEVE WOOD/REX/Shutterstock (74497b) GENE WILDER VARIOUS - 1979 Gene Wilder--Gene Wilder was an actor, screenwriter and film director who died on August 29th from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was most known for his roles as Willy Wonka in Roald Dohl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, and Jim in Blazing Saddles. Wilder also wrote a handful of books, including Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, What Is This Thing Called Love?, and Something to Remember You By: A Perilous Romance.

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