They were musicians, writers, politicians, chefs and groundbreaking scientists. We lost many of our most beloved heroes, creators and leaders in 2018.
Both the 41st U.S. president and the 41st U.S. first lady are also gone.
Several of the 20th century’s most awarded authors, from Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe to Ursula K. Le Guin and Neil Simon, were laid to rest.
Unfortunately, this was also a year marked by a number of high-profile suicides, including Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Avicii and Verne Troyer.
Each of these losses was difficult in its own way. Click through the gallery above for a look back at celebrities we said goodbye to in 2018.