Gene Wilder, actor-director and comedy legend, died on Monday after complications from Alzheimer's disease.
"It is with indescribable sadness and blues, but with spiritual gratitude for the life lived, that I announce the passing of husband, parent and universal artist Gene Wilder, at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. It is almost unbearable for us to contemplate our life without him," his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said in a statement
Leonard Nimoy, who played half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Mr Spock in the iconic sci-fi television and film series over more than four decades, died in Los Angeles in February last year at the age of 83
John Williams has been nominated for Best Original Score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film earned a total of five Oscar nominations but mostly in technical categories and it was passed over for best picture. Mr Williams, 83, has won Academy Awards five times in his previous 49 nominations