2016 has been a year where we have lost some iconic people from the #celebrity world. In honour of their memory, let's look back at some - more recent than others - of the celebrities we have lost this year:
January of 2016 saw the month we lost the legend that is known as #DavidBowie.
The British singer, song writer, and actor was a figure in pop music for over five decades, and it is estimated he has sold over 140 million records world wide.
January also saw the death of another iconic star, #AlanRickman.
The British actor and director was known for his roles on both stage and screen. His most iconic role is that of Severus Snape in the #HarryPotter franchise.
February brought the death of #JoeAlaskey.
Alaskey was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist. He was best know for his work with Warner Bros with roles such as Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.
February we saw the death of iconic author #HarperLee.
Harper Lee was an iconic American novelist, best known for her book To Kill A Mockingbird.
March brought the death of #NancyReagan.
She was an actress who became one of the most high-profile and influential first ladies of the 20th century as the wife of President Ronald Reagan.
March also saw the death of #GeorgeMartin.
He was an English record producer, composer, and musician. He's best known for his involvement with The Beatles.
In April, we lost #DavidGest.
He was an American entertainer, comedian, producer, and television personality.
April also saw the death of #DorisRoberts.
She was an American actress, author, and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades of television.
One of her more recent and loved roles was the endlessly meddling mother on Everybody Loves Raymond.
In April, we also heard the shocking news about #Prince.
Prince was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.
He's most loved songs include Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, and Little Red Corvette.
In June, we saw the death of #MuhammadAli
He was an American professional boxer and activist. He was widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring and controversial figure both inside and outside the ring.
June also saw the death of #ChristinaGrimmie.
She was an American singer, songwriter, and YouTuber known for her participation in US The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians.
The month of July saw the death of #ElieWiesel
He was a Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched his career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians.
August saw the death of #DavidHuddleston
Huddleston was an American actor. An Emmy Award nominee, Huddleston had a prolific television career, and appeared in many films including Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters, Santa Claus: The Movie and The Big Lebowski.
August brought the death of #KennyBaker
Baker was an English actor, and is best known for portraying the character R2-D2 in the #StarWars franchise.
August saw another iconic death, the death of #GeneWilder
He was an American film and theatre comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author. He is most loved for his role as Willy Wonker in the 1971 version of Willy Wonker and The Chocolate Factory.
September brought the death of #JonPolito
He was an American actor and voice artist. He had a film and television career spanning 35 years he amassed over 220 credits ranging from Homicide: Life on the Street and Modern Family, and The Big Lebowski
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September also saw the death of #GretaZimmerFriedman
She was the woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor celebrating the end of World War II by smooching a nurse in Times Square.
In more recent months, November saw another iconic death, the death of #FidelCastro
Castro was the Cuban revolutionary leader and dictator who defied U.S. efforts to topple him for five decades.
And more recently, December brought the shocking death of #GeorgeMichael
George Michael was a British gay pop icon. H started his career with the band Wham!, and had hit singles such as Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, and Faith.
Just a day after George Michael, we saw the passing of #RickyHarris
Harris was an American producer, actor and comedian. He was best known for roles such as Malvo in Everybody Hates Chris
A day after Harris, we saw the passing of #RichardAdams
Adams' was a British author whose 1972 book Watership Down became a classic of children's literature.
Two days after Christmas saw the death of iconic actress #CarrieFisher
Fisher was an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist. She's best known for her role as Princess Leia in the #StarWars trilogy, as well as her activism with mental health.
Just one day after her daughter's death, #DebbieReynolds passed away
Reynolds was an American actress and singer who rose to fame opposite Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain, the mother of Carrie Fisher, and the former wife of Eddie Fisher