In Memoriam 2016: Film, Television, Music, Sports, Literature, the Arts”¦
With 2017 upon us, let’s take one final look back at the luminaries and personalities of the entertainment world who left us in 2016, during a year that seemed more turbulent and taxing than any other in recent memory.
Challenges in the past and challenges ahead, it’s a tough time to live in the world right now with so many changes like a whirling dervish to the senses. While there is much sadness in recognizing and accepting the passing of so many great figures in 2016, it’s the endearing, endless, never-ending fanbase and legacy that will keep each and every one of these names mentioned here (and some are of only cult status, but still enjoy a rabid passionate following as equal as any global figure) alive and well in the consciousness and beyond. In no particular order and apologies in advance if some of your favorites were left off. This was a huge list to go through and what was more painful than compiling this list was the fact that these incredibly talented people are all no longer with us.
1973 was a banner year for the horror genre. The Exorcist shocked audiences the world over receiving ten Academy Award nominations and winning two Oscars. But what if I told you that The Exorcist wasn’t the best horror movie of 1973? That honor, in this critic’s opinion belongs to The Wicker Man. Starring Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and Britt Ekland, The Wicker Man is regarded as one of the greatest horror films in history. Its director Robin Hardy passed away Friday, July 1st at the age of 86.