This year has seen a number of famous faces pass away from chart-topping and iconic musicians to well-known actors and actresses, and sports heroes, among others. 2016 has robbed fans of talents from singer-songwriter David Bowie in January to American actress, Carrie Fisher, who recently died on Tuesday.

Let us remember these 11 well-known figures who are no longer with us, and relive their contributions to the industry they had been into. Read on for the list of 10 celebrities who died in 2016.

1. David Bowie – Jan. 10

FILE PHOTO: British Pop Star David Bowie screams into the microphone as he performs on stage during his concert in Vienna February 4, 1996. Reuters/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

The year kicked off with the news that the 69-year old music genius has finally succumbed to death after his 18 months of battle against liver cancer. The rock and roll hall of famer, who had just released his 25th studio album, “Blackstar,” kept his condition private from a lot of people, including his close friends.

2. Alan Rickman – Jan. 14

Actor Alan Rickman poses for a photo before a special family fundraising evening hosted by author J.K. Rowling in aid of her children's charity, Lumos, at the "Warner Bros. Studio - The Making of Harry Potter in Hertfordfshire" in London November 9, 2013. Reuters/Olivia Harris

Rickman died at the age of 69 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The English actor and director, who is known for playing a variety of roles on stage and on screen, gained wider popularity for his characters as Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” and Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” film series.

3. Harper Lee – Feb. 19

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) before awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to American novelist Harper Lee (L) in the East Room of the White House, in this November 5, 2007, file photo. Reuters/Larry Downing/Files

The 89-year old author of “To Kill A Mockingbird” passed away in February in a nursing home in Alabama. The American novelist was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature, and received numerous honorary degrees, despite having a single book published in 1960.

4. Jon English – March 9

Jon English live at Sweden Rock festival June 8, 2013. Wikimedia Commons/Lynott88

English died after suffering post-operative complications, following his hospitalization due to what has been said as unexpected health problems. The 66-year old singer-actor shot to fame in the early 1970s in his role as Judas in the Australian version of the stage musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

5. Garry Shandling – March 24

Comedian Garry Shandling arrives for a gala honoring the late stand-up comedian George Carlin as the Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient at the Kennedy Center in Washington November 10, 2008. Reuters/Molly Riley

Shandling died of a massive heart attack at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 66. The American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer is best known for his work in “It’s Garry Shandling's Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”

6. Prince – April 21

Singer Prince performs in a surprise appearance on the "American Idol" television show finale at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California in this May 24, 2006 file photo. Reuters/Chris Pizzello/Files

Prince died in his recording studios in Minneapolis due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl. The 57-year old superstar, who won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Awards, among others, was most famous for his classic songs “Purple Rain” and “Little Red Corvette.”

7. Muhammad Ali – June 3

U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali poses during the Crystal Award ceremony at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 28, 2006. Reuters/Andreas Meier

Ali, a former heavyweight champion of the world, died at the age of 73 after struggling with Parkinson’s disease for 35 years. The legendary boxer and activist was regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figure of the 20th century

8. Gene Wilder – Aug. 29

American actor Gene Wilder (L) performs alongside compatriot Rolf Saxon, during the rehearsal of a scene from Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor', in New York, October 2, 1996. . Reuters/Shawn Baldwin/File Photo

The 83-year old iconic actor Gene Wilder died in August after battling with complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The American actor, most famed for his role as Willy Wonka in the 1971 “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” had kept his condition private to fans.

9. Rick Parfitt – Dec. 24

FILE PHOTO: Rick Parfitt (L) and Francis Rossi of British rock group Status Quo perform at the Glastonbury Festival 2009 in south west England, June 28, 2009. Reuters/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

The 68-year old died at lunchtime on Dec. 24 from septicemia, following complications to a shoulder injury. The English musician is best known for being a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist in the rock band “Status Quo.”

10. George Michael – Dec. 25

British singer George Michael performs on stage during his "Symphonica" tour concert in Berlin September 5, 2011. Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

The 53-year old British pop singer-songwriter passed away at his home in England on Sunday, due to heart failure. The 80’s singer and half of the disbanded duo, “Wham!” was behind the hits “Faith” and “I Want Your Sex.”

12. Carrie Fisher - Dec. 27

FILE PHOTO: Actress Debbie Reynolds poses with her daughter actress Carrie Fisher backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. Reuters/Mike Blake/File Photo

The American actress, best known for her character, Princess Leia Organa in "Star Wars," has died after suffering a heart attack. Tragically, her mother and actress Debbie Reynolds, also died a day after her death. It is suspected that the latter suffered from stroke.

The deaths of these famous personalities were mourned globally. It shook the social media and as well as fellow musicians, actors, and other cultural figures, which had them paying tributes to the famous personalities whom they had either worked with or have regarded as an inspiration in their career. These people may have passed on, but their legacies will continue to live on.

What do you think of the celebrities who died in 2016? Whose death affected you the most? Let us know in the comments section below.