Each year the Oscars gives us a tearful reminder of all the great entertainers who passed away.
While most of us never met or knew these celebrities in person, something about their passing brought us a sorrow we can’t quite explain. When a truly great story is told, the audience connects with the storyteller as if they are all part of one big family. The stories they bring to life provide a connection between hundreds of strangers who laugh, cheer, and cry together while huddled in dark theaters, auditoriums, and amphitheaters.
2016 was an incredibly painful year for the entertainment industry that seemed to begin with the death of Sir Alan Rickman and continued all the way through the untimely passing of both Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds just days apart from one another.
Presenter Jennifer Aniston became emotional on stage while paying a special tribute to actor Bill Paxton who died from complications after receiving heart surgery less than 24 hours before the presentation.
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