Prince is latest in string of music legends who’ve left us in two thousand-sixteenth

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 0:44 AM

He was 69., the legendary country music singer whose hits included “Okie From Muskogee,” died in April. He was 79., who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Quick Lane,” died in January.

Prince is latest in string of music legends who’ve left us in two thousand-sixteenth

Population artist was the latest in a string of deaths in two thousand-sixteenth of popular, influential musicians.

, the rocker who appropriated from and influenced glam rock, soul, disco, new wave, punk rock and haute couture, and whose edgy, androgynous alter egos invited fans to examine their own shadowy places, died in January. He was 69.

, the legendary country music singer whose hits included “Okie From Muskogee,” died in April. He was 79.

, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Quick Lane,” died in January. He was 67.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder , whose horn-driven band sold more than ninety million albums and made hits love “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died in February. He was 74.

, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from one thousand nine hundred sixty hippies to one thousand nine hundred seventy hit makers as the eventual boss of successor grouping Jefferson Starship, died in February. He was 74.

Prince was 57.

Other celebrities who have died in 2016:

, whose comedic career spanned decades and who most recently appeared in “Marvel’s Capt America: Civil War” and “Iron Man two,” as well as in cameo bits in “The Dictator” and “Zoolander,” died in March. He was 66.

, a five-time Emmy winner best known for her work as Mamma Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died in April. She was 90.

, the veteran actor who built his early career playing heavies and won an School Award in one thousand nine hundred sixty-eighth for his supporting role as the tough Southern prison-camp convict who grew to hero-worship Paul Newman’s defiant title character in “Cool Hand Luke,” died in February. He was 91.

Character actor , whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the one thousand nine hundred seventy TV series “Barney Miller” and the doomed Mafia soldier in “The Godfather,” died in January. He was 94.

, an Oscar-winning actress renowned at midcentury as a baby star of stage, film and television, who, amid public struggles with bipolar disorder, went on to cultivate a respected screen career in adulthood, died in March. She was 69.

, the British actor who brought an erudite dignity to film roles love Hans Gruber, the evil mastermind of “Die Hard,” and Severus Snape, the dour master of potions in the “Harry Potter” series, died in January. He was 69.

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