From musical legends Meat Loaf and Ronnie Spector to comedy icon Barry Cryer and even royalty as Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away.
We’ve taken the opportunity to honour those famous names we’ve lost this year.
The Broadway actress died on January 4 aged 99 in her home in New York City.
Copeland was a famed soap opera star and sister of playwriter Arthur Miller, of which Joan acted in many of his plays.
Plus, she was also briefly sister-in-law to Marilyn Monroe when the star married Arthur.
The legendary actor, Sidney Poitier passed away aged 94 from a combination of heart failure, Alzheimer’s dementia, and prostate cancer.
Poitier was the first Black man to win the Best Actor Oscar and is most known for his roles in The Defiant Ones, In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and