While the past year has brought us many pop culture highs, we've also lost many beloved stars over the past 12 months.

From groundbreaking musicians to award-winning actors, we've had to say goodbye to numerous individuals who were not only red carpet regulars, but also responsible for providing us with some of history's best cultural works including the prolific David Bowie, who continued to make music until the very end, releasing his final studio album Blackstar only days before he died.

In loving memory of these incredible stars, we pay tribute to each of them in the gallery above.