‘People Icons’ Episode Guide (March 21): Performers, Singers and Actors Gone Too Soon

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‘People Icons’ Episode Guide (March 21): Performers, Singers and Actors Gone Too Soon

“Gone Too Soon” (03/21/17) – This episode reflects on the life and legacy of the country’s favorite celebrity stars and icons – legendary performers, actors and comedians – that left us all too soon. We’ll recount their rise to stardom and the pivotal moments that made them legends.

We’ll also sit down with their loved ones and insiders who share the real stories behind the headlines, revealing new details. For the first time, Whitney Houston’s closest friend, BeBe Winans, speaks out in an exclusive interview on their friendship and a side of the mega star few ever saw.

Additionally, we’ll hear from Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, and Robin William’s wife, Susan Williams, who opens up about the mystery illness that she says led to Williams’ death. And just weeks before the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, the program will pay tribute to the epic singer and go inside Paisley Park. We’ll also hear from his sister, who reveals the singer’s wishes for his legacy.

ABC News and People are teaming up once again for a new limited primetime series titled “People Icons,” airing this March on ABC. The hour-long weekly program will be hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Lara Spencer and is inspired by the iconic People magazine covers that have made a lasting impact on American culture.

People’s editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle, along with other People editors, is featured throughout the series and shares their expertise on all topics. Each inspiring, engaging, captivating episode has a different theme.

“People Icons” premieres on TUESDAY, MARCH 7 (10-11 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. The series is produced by ABC’S Lincoln Square Productions. Marc Victor is the executive producer for Lincoln Square Productions; Jess Cagle and JJ Miller are executive producers for People.

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