A lot has been lost in the year 2016:respect for Rory Gilmore, American democracy, and many beloved stars.

The year started with January's devastating David Bowie and Alan Rickman one-two punch and has stayed consistently awful since.

Twitter user @L3GSV paid tribute to those lost with an In Memoriam Christmas tree, recalling everyone from Nancy Reagan to the guy who played R2D2, Leonard Cohen to the European Union.

It's the circle of life: celebrating the birth of Jesus while mourning the deaths of heroes.


Here's the list of the late, great ornaments, to be read while listening to "Hallelujah."

  • David Bowie
  • Toblerone
  • Alan Rickman
  • The EU
  • Vine
  • Prince
  • Lemmy
  • Phife Dawg
  • Pete Burns
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Ronnie Corbett
  • Fidel Castro
  • Gene Wilder
  • Muhammed Ali

We'll remember you. Always.