From David Bowie's death shocking the world in January, following an illness he kept out of the public eye, to superstar Prince dying on Thursday 21 April, this year is proving to be an especially tragic year for celebrities. Bowie's death on 10 January 2016 was followed in quick succession by the passing of actor Alan Rickman, Eagles frontman Glenn Frey, broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan and legendary Beatles' producer Sir George Martin.

In this gallery, we pay tribute to some of the celebrities who have passed away in 2016: