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18th Dec 2016

The BBC paid a beautiful tribute to the sportspeople we’ve lost in 2016 at SPOTY

A rendition of David Bowie's Heroes accompanies it

Simon Lloyd

As is always the case towards the end of the Sports Personality Awards, the BBC looked back at some of those from the world of sport and sports broadcasting that have died over the last twelve months.

Always moving, this year’s tribute was made all the more poignant by the rendition of David Bowie classic, Heroes, which accompanied it.

The BBC Concert Orchestra, the Invictus Games Choir and Gareth Malone’s Choir joined forces for the performance, which immediately followed a special tribute to Sports Personality of the Century winner Muhammad Ali, who also died in 2016.

A lovely tribute.