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Infographic: Celebrity deaths of 2016

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From David Bowie’s departure in January to the tragic synchronicity of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, dying on consecutive days in December, the frequency of familiar faces being lost from our lives during 2016 seemed both unprecedented and bewildering – partly thanks to the spectacle of public mourning gathering relentless momentum on social media.

In DG#25, covering December’s end-of-year obituary-fest, we looked back on a dreadful 12 months for art, entertainment and public life, and how reactions to each icon’s demise played out on Facebook in particular. Whose deaths inspired the most intensely shared grieving as the year progressed? Find out in our ‘Mourning glory’ infographic below…

This infographic was published in DG #25. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription with promotion code ‘SOCIAL20’ and you’ll get the issue for free.

 

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