2016 saw a lot of tough losses in Hollywood in which fans, friends, and family had to say goodbye to many major stars. Fortunately, many of those stars lived a long and successful life before passing away, but there were many other stars who died with barely any warning, shocking everyone. From secret battles with cancer to tragic accidents, the reports of these star’s death were truly surprising and deeply saddening. Here are the 12 most shocking celebrity deaths of 2016:
12. Alan Thicke
Former Growing Pains star Alan Thicke showed no signs of health issues before his sudden passing on Tuesday, December 13th. The beloved star had been playing a game of hockey with his son Carter near their home in Burbank, California when he suffered a heart attack. Thicke was rushed to a hospital where he remained until his passing a short time later, shocking fans, family and friends deeply. He is survived by his wife Tanya, and his three sons Robin, Carter, and Brennan.