Willy Wonka actor Gene Wilder joins list of celebrity 2016 deaths

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Gene Wilder 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
David Bowie (Yui Mok/PA)

Actor Alan Rickman died aged 69 on January 14.

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman (Grant Pollard/AP)

Eagles frontman Glenn Frey died aged 67 on January 18.

Glenn Frey of the Eagles
Glenn Frey (Andy Kropa/AP)

Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan died on January 31 aged 77.

Terry Wogan
Terry Wogan (Katie Collins/PA)

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

Harper Lee in 1963
Harper Lee (AP)

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
Frank Kelly (Liam McBurney/PA)

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

Coronation Street creator and writer Tony Warren
Tony Warren (Ian West/PA)

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

Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan (Fred Prouser/AP)

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

Sir George Martin, known as the 'fifth Beatle'
Sir George Martin (Ian West/PA)

Magician Paul Daniels died aged 77 on March 17.

Paul Daniels
Paul Daniels (Ian West/PA)

Comedian Ronnie Corbett died aged 85 on March 31.

Comedian Ronnie Corbett
Ronnie Corbett (John Stillwell/PA)

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

Denise Robertson on the carpet at an awards ceremony
Denise Robertson (Ian West /PA)

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

Douglas Wilmer, right, as Sherlock Holmes
Douglas Wilmer (PA)

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

Howard Marks
Howard Marks (Ben Curtis/PA)

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

David Gest left behind many heartbroken friends
David Gest (Ian West/PA)

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

Playwright Sir Arnold Wesker has died aged 83
Sir Arnold Wesker (Stefan Rousseau/WPA Rota/PA)

Comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 on April 20.

Victoria Wood's brother is raising money for a statue to her
Victoria Wood (Jonathan Short/AP)

Superstar Prince died aged 57 on April 21.

Prince
Prince (Ian West/PA)

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

The late Carla Lane
Carla Lane (Andy Kelvin/PA)

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali died aged 74 on June 3.

Muhammad Ali training in 1974 for a fight
Muhammad Ali (AP)

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

Dave SwaRbrick
Dave Swarbrick (Martin Stephens/PA)

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

Anton Yelchin on the red carpet
Anton Yelchin (Richard Shotwell/AP/PA)

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

Caroline Aherne
Caroline Aherne (Fiona Hanson/PA)

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

Postman Pat voice actor Ken Barrie has died
Postman Pat (BBC/PA)