2016 was a year like no other for amazing people we lost.
For members of Generation X, we bid farewell to many of our childhood icons and heroes.
In memoriam of 2016, let’s honor their legacies here.
Author of Watership Down.
Actor who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
Keyboardist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
Singer and guitarist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
Elvis Presley’s longtime guitarist.
Co-founder of Earth, Wind and Fire.
Canadian poet and novelist.
The Beatles’ producer, arranger and mentor.
Country singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
American musician and songwriter.
Stand-up comedian and actor.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actress of Moulin Rouge.
First female US Attorney General.
Founding member of the Eagles.
Best known for portraying R2-D2 in Star Wars.
The hockey great who set scoring records that stood for decades.
Actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller.”
Known as “the King” for his transformative legacy in golf.
Oscar-winning star of Cool Hand Luke.
Creator of Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley.
Former “Growing Pains” co-star.
Portrayed Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series.
Oscar-winning actress and mother to Sean Astin.
Best known for her role as Marie on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond.
Played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch.”
Portrayed Hans Gruber in “Die Hard.”
The first American to orbit Earth.
First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Best known for his role as Willy Wonka.
British pop-star and musician.
Professional boxer known as “The Greatest.”
American singer and songwriter.
English singer, songwriter and actor.
Starred as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies.