Whenever one of your favorite celebrities or entertainers pass away, no one is ever prepared when the heartbreaking news ripples the world.

From child star Raphael Coleman to Tonight Show veteran Orson Bean to legendary athlete Kobe Bryant, these are among some of the cherished celebrities to have unfortunately passed on to the other side this year. With that, we’re paying respects to these stars and the legacies they left behind in their wake.

To show these stars are gone but never forgotten, we're honoring the memory of the beloved celebrities who died this year in our gallery, below.