Star Wars actor Kenny Baker joins list of celebrity 2016 deaths


Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films, is the latest famous person to die in 2016.

Here is a list of some of the celebrity deaths so far this year:

Singer David Bowie died aged 69 on January 10.

David Bowie

Actor Alan Rickman died aged 69 on January 14.

Alan Rickman

Eagles frontman Glenn Frey died aged 67 on January 18.

Glenn Frey of the Eagles

Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan died on January 31 aged 77.

Terry Wogan

Author Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird, died aged 89 on February 19.

Harper Lee in 1963

Actor Frank Kelly, who played Father Jack in the comedy series Father Ted, died aged 77 on February 28.

Frank Kelly, who starred in Father Ted

Coronation Street creator Tony Warren died aged 79 on March 1.

Coronation Street creator and writer Tony Warren

Nancy Reagan, former actress and first lady of the United States, died aged 94 on March 6.

Nancy Reagan

Beatles producer Sir George Martin died aged 90 on March 8.

Sir George Martin, known as the 'fifth Beatle'

Magician Paul Daniels died aged 77 on March 17.

Paul Daniels

Comedian Ronnie Corbett died aged 85 on March 31.

Comedian Ronnie Corbett

This Morning agony aunt Denise Robertson died aged 83 on March 31.

Denise Robertson on the carpet at an awards ceremony

Sherlock Holmes actor Douglas Wilmer died at the age of 96 on March 31.

Douglas Wilmer, right, as Sherlock Holmes

Drugs campaigner Howard Marks, known as Mr Nice, died aged 70 on April 10.

Howard Marks

Reality TV star and music producer David Gest died aged 62 on April 12.

David Gest left behind many heartbroken friends

British playwright Sir Arnold Wesker died aged 83 on April 12.

Playwright Sir Arnold Wesker has died aged 83

Comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 on April 20.

Victoria Wood's brother is raising money for a statue to her

Superstar Prince died aged 57 on April 21.


Television writer Carla Lane, known for The Liver Birds and Bless This House, died aged 87 on May 31.

The late Carla Lane

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali died aged 74 on June 3.

Muhammad Ali training in 1974 for a fight

Singer Dave Swarbrick of folk band Fairport Convention died aged 75 on June 3.

Dave SwaRbrick

Anton Yelchin, actor in Star Trek, died aged 27 on June 19.

Anton Yelchin on the red carpet

Comedian, Royle Family actress and writer Caroline Aherne died aged 52 on July 2.

Caroline Aherne

Ken Barrie, the voice of Postman Pat, died aged 83 on July 29.

Postman Pat voice actor Ken Barrie has died