2016: The Stars We Lost From The Galaxy

2016 has been a banner year for Star Wars. The Force Awakens, Celebration Europe, Rebels Season Three, Rogue One and more have expanded the Star Wars story by way of comics, novels, computer games and more. We’ve revelled in wave after wave of collectables and seen fandom expand on a daily basis. More than ever, Star Wars is for everyone.

2016 saw the passing of Jocasta Nu actress Alethea Mcgrath, Red Leader actor Drewe Henley, the voice of Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna Erik Bauersfeld, COO-2180 actor Ian Watkin, R2-D2 builder Tony Dyson, R2-D2 Kenny Baker, Wes Janson actor Ian Liston and our princess Carrie Fisher.

These losses have united the fandom in grief and retrospection and as we say goodbye to 2016 and these wonderful people who in so many ways have affected and touched our lives let’s look forward to 2017. Celebration Orlando, season four of Rebels, Episode VIII and more. It’s going to be another amazing year, one to savour.

“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not.”