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Most searched celebrity deaths of 2016

What a year. The past twelve months have really put us through the wringer, with a whole host of our best-loved actors, comedians, sportsmen and musicians waving goodbye - some tragically before their time.

The unexpected death of legendary pop icon David Bowie back in January was arguably the biggest shock of all, causing a national outpouring of grief and the realisation that things would never be the same again. Other legends that followed included singer and musician Prince, Harry Potter star Alan Rickman, and comedians Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne.

These are Yahoo UK's most-searched celebrity deaths of the past 12 months.