2016 has not been a good year to be a celebrity. From Anton Yelchin to David Bowie to Alan Thicke to Zsa Zsa Gabor, it seemed to generation of famous folk was safe from the icy cold hand of the Grim Reaper (although, no offense to her we kinda actually thought Zsa Zsa was dead already). Time eventually comes for us all, but that doesn’t make the passing of people we admire any easier.

However, with a new year upon us, we decided to take a look at something a little more upbeat. Namely, celebs that almost died. Be it from a disease to a near accident, these 25 famous people looked Death right in the face and said “not today!” Actually, they probably said “who’s your agent?” or some other stereotypically Hollywood thing to say. There’s a reason we’re not famous.