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The year 2018 has been filled with a lot of tragedy in the world, and the world of entertainment was no exception. As a culture, we have lived through the loss of some iconic stars and it's been heartbreaking. While some of the celebrities who died this year had been battling sicknesses for years, others who passed took the world by surprise and shocked us all with their tragic and sudden deaths. 

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The deaths of icons in Hollywood like Aretha Franklin and Stan Lee left a gaping hole in the business. Others like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths were so close in proximity and left so many people in shock when both of their deaths were ruled a suicide. Both the famous chef and the fashion designer brought so much joy to so many people around the world that it was difficult to accept that they were dealing with their own deep pain and struggles

There were many sudden passings, like the deaths of Mac Miller and Kim Porter, which rocked the world of entertainment. Those sort of unexpected deaths tend to leave their fans and loved ones with a lot of unanswered questions and with a lot of pain. This year also claimed a lot of young lives who had promising futures. From Mac and DJ Avicii to Jorge Valenzuela, the music stars all died in their 20s, and seeing such young stars' lights dim so early in their lives brings a deeper feeling of sorrow and loss. Scroll through to see which other celebrities we have sadly said goodbye to in 2018.

John McCain died at the age of 81. 1

John McCain died at the age of 81.

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The politician passed away after a long battle with brain cancer on August 25 at his home in Cornville, Arizona, surrounded by his loved ones.

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Barbara Bush died on April 17. 2

Barbara Bush died on April 17.

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The former first lady, who was married to Former President George H. W. Bush, died at the age of 92.  She was a mom to Former President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch, Pauline Robinson Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush. 

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Aretha Franklin passed away at 76. 3

Aretha Franklin passed away at 76.

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The Queen of Soul died on August 16 in Detroit, Michigan, after battling pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by friends and family. 

Professor Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76. 4

Professor Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76.

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The theoretical physicist died on March 14 in his home in Cambridge, England. Many people in the science and entertainment communities paid tribute to the beloved scientist. He was survived by his three children.

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Stan Lee died at 95. 5

Stan Lee died at 95.

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The legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics died on November 12 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man.

Chef Anthony Bourdain's loss shocked the entertainment community. 6

Chef Anthony Bourdain's loss shocked the entertainment community.

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The chef committed suicide by hanging in a hotel in France, where he was working on his show Parts Unknown. He left behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Bourdain, from his marriage to Ottavia Busia.

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Kate Spade shocked the fashion world. 7

Kate Spade shocked the fashion world.

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The fashion designer was found dead in her apartment in New York on June 5. She was 55. It was reported that she hung herself with a scarf on a door handle. She was survived by her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix.

Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo both died in December. 8

The former major league baseball players were killed in a car crash in Venezuela on December 6. It was later determined that the crash was caused by highway bandits, who then robbed the athletes' belongings.

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Jorge Valenzuela was only 22 when he died in a car accident. 9

He died on July 8 after he tried to dodge a car who ran a red light, and the singer hit a tree instead causing his car to flip over. He didn't survive the injuries. 

Mac Miller was found dead in his home on September 7. 10

Mac Miller was found dead in his home on September 7.

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The rapper died of an accidental drug overdose and was found unresponsive in his home. He was 26.

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Celebrity hairstylist Oribe Canales has died. He was 62. 11

The Cuban hairdresser's death was confirmed by People on December 17. The hair dresser's sister Gracie Cuervo reportedly confirmed in an interview with Radar Online that he had died from cardiac arrest after being sick for some time.

Colin Kroll died at age 34. 12

Colin Kroll died at age 34.

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The co-creator of Vine and the game HQ Trivia was found dead in his New York City apartment on December 16 from an apparent drug overdose. The young tech guy became known for finding rapid success with the two apps. After the demise of Vine, he then served as CEO of HQ Trivia, and the company confirmed his passing in a statement: “We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”

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Penny Marshall passed away right before the holidays. 13

Penny Marshall passed away right before the holidays.

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The star of the iconic series Laverne & Shirley passed away at her Hollywood Hills home on December 17 at the age of 75. The beloved actress and director's family said her death was caused by complications from diabetes.

Lucho Gatica passed away. He was 90. 14

Lucho Gatica passed away. He was 90.

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The Chilean singer, who was known as El Rey del Bolero, died on November 13 in Mexico. 

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Kim Porter passed away suddenly in November. 15

The model's death shocked the celebrity world who sent an outpouring of love for her and her family. Kim left behind four children--Quincy whom she shared with Al B. Sure!, and Christian, Jessie and D'Lila, from her relationship with Diddy. Kim dated the music mogul on and off since the 90s and even though they broke up in 2007, they remained close friends as they coparented their kids. 

Gretchen G passed away at just 28. 16

The Venezuelan singer, who participated in Nuestra Belleza Latina, died on October 8 at just 28 years old. Her family released a statement saying that she had lost her battle with an undisclosed illness. 

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Joe Jackson died at 89 years old. 17

Joe Jackson died at 89 years old.

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Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father, died on June 27 after losing his battle with cancer. 

XXXTentacion was murdered in Miami. 18

The rapper, whose name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was shot multiple times and killed by two armed men inside his car on June 2018 outside of a motorcycle dealership in Florida.

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Avicii died on April 20. 19

Avicii died on April 20.

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The Swedish DJ passed away in Muscat, Oman, and a month after he was found dead, TMZ reported that his cause of death was a suicide from self-inflicted injuries with a broken wine bottle.

Rogelio Guerra passed away in February 2018. 20

Rogelio Guerra passed away in February 2018.

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The Mexican actor died from complications from cerebral thrombosis. He was 81. He was survived by his two children and his wife, Maribel Robles.

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Actor Mark Salling committed suicide at the age of 35. 21

Actor Mark Salling committed suicide at the age of 35.

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The actor was found dead near his home in Sun Valley, California on January 30, and his cause of death was asphyxia caused by suicide by hanging. Prior to his death, the Glee star was accussed of and admitted to possessing child sex abuse images.

Burt Reynolds died at 82. 22

Burt Reynolds died at 82.

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The beloved Hollywood actor died from a heart attack in a hospital in Florida on September 6. 

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Verne Troyer died on April 21. 23

 Verne Troyer died on April 21.

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His cause of death was ruled to be a suicide by alcohol intoxication. The actor was best known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies.

Aldyr Schlee died at the age of 83. 24

The professor who was the designer of the now-iconic Brazilian soccer team's jersey, died on November 15, in a hospital in Brazil. The Associated Press reported that he had died after battling skin cancer. 

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Margot Kidder died at the age of 69. 25

Margot Kidder died at the age of 69.

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She passed away on May 13 in her house in Livingston, Montana. She was 69. Her death was ruled a suicide by alcohol and drug overdose. She was known for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman films, alongside Christopher Reeve.