9 of the Most Shocking Celeb Deaths of 2016 That Still Break Your Heart

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2016 was a rough one. Just a couple weeks into the year, Alan Rickman, the actor who played Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie franchise, lost his battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 69. Seven months later, the world lost another one of its beloved actors when Gene Wilder, the face of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at 83 years old.

While these two stars’ passings were obviously heartbreaking for the entire world, they were no where near as baffling as some of the other losses we faced in 2016. We will never forget the moment we heard that Christina Grimmie was shot and killed after a concert, or where we were when we learned about Prince‘s death. Shocked doesn’t even begin to describe the reactions of the world when they learned about the sudden and unexpected deaths of some of Hollywood’s greatest.