Every year the rock and metal communities share in the pain and difficulty of losing our beloved rockers. Last year was especially brutal as some of the world's most prominent stars passed away and 2017 is not without its share thus far.

Whether the impact they made was on an underground level or a worldwide scale, each musician has our immense respect for the dedication to their craft and sacrifices they've made to create the music we all love so dearly. Take some time to reflect on those we've lost this year in the gallery above and keep cranking the tunes that we'll have forever from all of these artists.

Rockers We Lost in 2016

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