El año 2016 se nos ha revelado como uno de los más trágicos en la historia robándonos el talento de algunas figuras legendarias.
Bajo esta premisa, un talentoso twittero, identificado como @christthebarker publico recientemente una imagen en Photoshop, inspirada en la icónica portada del álbum Sgt Pepper`s Lonely Heart Club Band de los Beatles, que rinde tributo a las más de cuarenta personalidades, entre deportistas, actores y músicos, que nos dejaron para siempre este fatídico 2016.
Cabe destacar que el arreglo foral que identifica el álbum, que en su versión original contiene la palabra “Beatles”, en esta nueva edición se lee la palabra “Brexit” para destacar la sorpresiva salida de Inglaterra de la comunidad económica europea.
Esta desafortunada imagen de Sgt Pepper`s se ha hecho viral en todo el mundo e incluye los rostros del actor Robert Vaughn y el cantante canadiense Leonard Cohen que nos dejaron físicamente hace apenas unos días.
Insólitamente la lista aumento esta semana con la partida física de Leon Russell el pasado fin de semana.
1.-Denise Robertson, presenter and ITV agony aunt, died March 31 aged 83.
2 Keith Emerson, musician who formed the band The Nice, died March 11 aged 71.
3 Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart, Radio DJ, died January 9 aged 74.
4 Carla Lane, sitcom writer who wrote The Liver Birds, died May 31 aged 87.
5 Garry Shandling, American stand-up comedian, died March 24 aged 66.
6 Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer and coach, died March 24 aged 68.
7 Prince Buster, Jamaican singer and songwriter, died September 8 aged 78.
8 Sir George Martin, music producer known as the Fifth Beatle, died March 8 aged 90.
9 Anton Yelchin, actor who played Chekov in Star Trek, died June 19 aged 27.
10 Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter and poet, died November 7 aged 82.
11 Arnold Palmer, champion US golfer, died September 25 aged 87.
12 Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, died February 19 aged 89.
13 Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor, died January 5 aged 90.
14 Gareth Thomas, Welsh actor (Blake’s 7), died April 13 aged 71.
15 Erik Bauersfeld, actor who voiced Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars, died April 3 aged 93.
16 Glenn Frey, singer who founded rock band The Eagles, died January 18 aged 67.
17 Burt Kwouk, actor in Pink Panther fims, died May 24 aged 85.
18 Sir Jimmy Young, DJ and veteran BBC radio presenter, died November 7 aged 95.
19 Paul Daniels, magician and TV personality, died March 17 aged 77.
20 Howard MarKS, Welsh former drug smuggler and author, died April 10 aged 70.
21 Terry Wogan, TV and radio presenter, died January 31 aged 77.
22 Cliff Michelmore, Veteran TV producer and presenter, died March 17 aged 96.
23 Jean Alexander, Coronation Street actress, died October 14 aged 90.
24 Alan Rickman, British-born Hollywood actor, died January 14 aged 69.
25 Zaha Hadid, world-famous British-Iraqi architect, died March 31 aged 65.
26 Muhammad Ali, veteran boxer and black activist, died June 3 aged 74.
27 Frank Kelly, actor famous for his role in Father Ted, died February 28 aged 77.
28 Caroline Aherne, comedian and writer, died July 2 aged 52.
29 George Kennedy, US actor famous for roles in Naked Gun and Airplane movies, died February 28 aged aged 91.
30 Maurice White, musician and founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, died February 4 aged 74.
31 David Gest, US producer and TV personality, died April 12 aged 62.
32 Gene Wilder, Oscar-winning actor, died August 29 aged 83.
33 Lemmy Kilmister, musician and frontman of Motorhead, who actually died in 2015 – on December 28 aged 70.
34 Prince, Flamboyant US singer, died April 21 aged 57.
35 David Bowie, British singer and actor, died January 10 aged 69.
36 Pete Burns, musician who founded the band Dead Or Alive, died October 23 aged 57.
37 Ronnie Corbett, diminutive comedian, died March 31 aged 85.
38 Victoria Wood, BAFTA-winning comedian, died April 20 aged 62.
39 Robert Vaughn, US stage and screen actor, died November 11 aged 83.
40 Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, died June 16 aged 41.
41 Sylvia Anderson, British radio and TV producer, and the voice of Lady Penelope, died March 15 aged 88.
42A Kenny Baker, actor who played R2D2 in Star Wars, died August 13 aged 81.
42B Tony Dyson, designer who built R2D2, died March 3 aged 68.