George Michael's death over the Christmas holidays caps one of the most tragic years in memory for the music world
The 88th Academy Awards paid tribute to late stars like actors Saeed Jaffrey and Omar Sharif, and music legend David Bowie. A montage played out as Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl took to the stage to perform a soulful tribute. He sang The Beatles' hit song Blackbird
Astronaut Tim Peake presented Adele with a Global Success Award for her record-breaking latest album 25, which also won the Album of the Year Award while Hello won the Best Single and she was also named Best Female Solo Artist. Adele took to the stage in tears, saying: "My kid is going to think I'm so cool."
Saeed Jaffrey's most notable international performances are in The Man Who Would Be King, Death on the Nile, Sphinx and A Passage to India. The actor was paid tribute in the obituary section alongside Alan Rickman, Maureen O'Hara, Omar Sharif, David Bowie, Ron Moody, Frank Finlay and Christopher Lee