The year 2015 has been full of events, incidents and additions to the history of movies, music and arts. Where some turned out to be positive, others ended on a not-so-happy note.

Some of the most highlighted incidents of 2015 were the new music album launch by renowned British rock band Coldplay, host Steve Harvey crowning the wrong woman as Miss Universe and the long-awaited sequel to the Star Wars saga with original cast hitting theatres all over the globe.

However, the world lost some of the gems from the field of arts, movies and music this year, which came as no less than a shock to most of us. As we prepare to move into a new year and begin afresh, here are 10 celebrities whose unexpected deaths left us shocked.

Shocking deaths of 2015
Shocking deaths of 2015
  • Frank Albanese - 'The Sopranos' actornull
  • Gunnar Hansen - Portrayed Leatherface in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974)null
  • Jack Larson - Portrayed Jimmy Olsen in TV series 'Adventures of Superman'null
  • James Horner - American composer of 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' and 'Star Trek II'null
  • Melissa Mathison - Screenwriter for 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrialnull
  • Omar Sharif - 'Lawrence of Arabia' actornull
  • Scott Weiland - Lead singer of 'Stone Temple Pilots'null
  • Wes Craven - 'a Nightmare on Elm Street' creatornull
  • Yvonne Craig - Portrayed Batgirl in 1960's television series 'Batman'null
  • Alex Rocco - Portrayed Moe Greene in 'Godfather I'null