It's always difficult to say goodbye to our favorite performers and cherished celebrities, and 2018 proved no exception.

From the death of Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson to the loss of trendsetting fashion icon Kate Spade, as well as the passing of beloved celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, we find solace in knowing that these figures and many others who departed us this year will live on in the spirit and memory of those who loved them.

In fond memory of these unforgettable stars, we recognize each of them in our gallery, below.

Stars We Lost in 2018