A woman has paid tribute to celebrities who died in 2016 in the form of angel decorations to hang on her Christmas tree.
As well as adding angel wings to stars including David Bowie, Prince and Victoria Wood, she also added them to the EU and a Toblerone.
The 36-year-old from York, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “I wanted to pay tribute and I wanted to cheer everybody up – 2016 has been a difficult year.
“Cutting out the EU angel was the one that made me shed the most tears.
“I added the tongue-in-cheek Toblerone as the star to give it balance and make people smile – otherwise it could be a bit macabre.”
Other famous faces featured on the tree are American entertainer David Gest, who died in April, “Hallelujah” singer Leonard Cohen, Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder and broadcaster Terry Wogan.
So many stars taken this year, I've turned them into angels for my tree. pic.twitter.com/v1hjRoB7w9
— Legs (@L3GSV) December 1, 2016
Actress Caroline Aherne, who died in July, boxer Muhammad Ali, author Harper Lee, US singer Christina Grimmie, actor Robert Vaughn and singer Pete Burns have also been given cut-out wings and pipe-cleaner halos.
The Twitter-user, known as
@L3GSV (Legs), said: “My sister made a Diana tree when Princess Diana died and I have to give credit to her as she suggested I do a tree of angels. She is an illustrator, @josscardsetc, and she printed out the wings for me to cut out.
“I try to do something personal every year, whether it’s a tree of popcorn, cats or biscuits.”
The faces of Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander, magician Paul Daniels, Beatles producer George Martin, actor Alan Rickman, Father Ted’s Frank Kelly, former First Lady Nancy Reagan and comedian Ronnie Corbett, who all died in 2016, feature.
Ken Barrie, voice of Postman Pat, and Kenny Baker, voice of R2-D2, also feature, as well as Cuban politician Fidel Castro, although Legs said “his halo keeps slipping”.
The Toblerone tribute refers to the wider gap introduced between the chocolate bar’s triangular chunks that caused such uproar in November and there is a nod to Britain’s decision to leave the EU in June.
As well as plans to add Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, Motörhead frontman Lemmy, Labour MP Jo Cox and a Big Mac, Legs said she also added a personal tribute to her friend Joe’s mum, Josie Smith, “who died after a long and very valiant battle with cancer” this year.
A picture of the tree has been retweeted more than 500 times and has received more than 1,000 likes. Since creating the angels, Legs has remarked that she’ll “need a bigger tree” Andrew Sachs and a Big Mac.
“I’m so happy about everyone’s response to the tree,” the woman added.