Here are some of the stars we have said goodbye to over the last 12 months.
Albert Finney died at the age of 82 on February 7. The veteran actor and five-time Oscar nominee was best known for roles in Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich and Annie
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 85 following a short illness.
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The pianist, composer and conductor died aged 89 on February 28 at his Manhattan home.
The Prodigy star was found dead aged 49 at his Essex home on March 4. He died by hanging and had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system at the time.
The star of Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 died aged 52 on March 4 after suffering a massive stroke.
Thalassitis, who found fame on ITV2's reality dating show Love Island in 2017, was found dead in a north London park on March 15 aged 26. His death led to increased scrutiny of ITV over the reality show's aftercare.
Former BBC and ITN news anchor Sissons, whose broadcasting career spanned more than 40 years, died aged 77 on October 1 in hospital surrounded by his family.
The horse racing pundit died aged 79 on July 5 after suffering from lung cancer.
McCririck - known as "Big Mac" to many in the racing world - was for many years the face of British horse racing.
Kerr, who wrote and illustrated a number of enduring children's books including The Tiger Who Came To Tea, died aged 95 at her home on May 22 following a short illness.
The Calamity Jane actress died at her home in Carmel Valley, California, on May 13 aged 97, after a serious case of pneumonia.
The actor, best known for playing the famous Wookie Chewbacca in Star Wars, died on April 30 at his Texas home at the age of 74.
The CBBC child star died aged 16 on April 7. An inquest ruled that she died by misadventure after hanging at her family home.
The comedian, who became a household name in the 1970s, died aged 76 from heart disease at his home in Spain on May 9.
Gary Rhodes died aged 59 on November 26 after falling ill suddenly at his Dubai home.
The author, critic and broadcaster died at the age of 80 on November 24, a month after laying down his pen for the last time.
The theatre director and writer died on November 27 at the age of 85.