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The year in celebrity deaths and how those deaths affect the public




Carrie Fisher: ‘I can’t help you with your homework, but I can tell you what I did if I’ve had an experience like yours.’ Photograph: Armando Gallo/Corbis
Carrie Fisher: ‘I can’t help you with your homework, but I can tell you what I did if I’ve had an experience like yours.’ Photograph: Armando Gallo/Corbis
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The front page of the New York Times website Wednesday morning features not one, not two, but six segments dedicated to the late Carrie Fisher.

The actress passed away Tuesday morning at the age  of 60.

Fisher joins a long list of celebrity deaths this year: George Michael, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Prince, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali...just to name a few.

So many famous people left us this year that one 2016 New Yorker cartoon featured an angel advising Death: "Maybe cool it on the beloved celebrities for a bit"

For more on how the passing of these very public figures has resonated with the public, Alex Cohen spoke to Jesse David Fox, senior editor at Vulture.

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