Many of us were forced to say goodbye to some of Hollywood's most-influential stars in 2016, and for some, it's still a bitter pill to swallow.
From the industry's biggest names to rising stars who left far too soon, take a look back at some of Hollywood's brightest who we tragically lost, but will remember forever.
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Click through the slideshow to see some of the celebrities we lost in 2016
The singer and songwriter passed away in New York Jan. 10 following an 18-month-long battle with cancer. The news of his passing was announced via Facebook, "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief."
Singer Lady Gaga honored David with a powerful performance during the 58th annual Grammy Awards.