With Carrie Fisher's death just announced right after George Michael's, the world was stunned. We had already lost the Prince, and now 2016 was stealing away the Princess too. 2016 has been a very difficult year. It has taken away far too many people. It has stolen too much joy. Everyone's holding their breaths over this last week and writing memes with titles like: "#Dear2016, please don't take anyone else." Sometimes when your only choices are to laugh or cry, you have to turn to memes.
If you want to feel depressed, read this list... Among the celebrities who didn't make it through 2016 were Carrie Fisher, George Michael, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Rene Angelil, Anton Yelchin, Christina Grimmie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, John Glenn, Jose Fernandez, Nancy Reagan, Arnold Palmer, Janet Reno, Gordie Howe, Antonin Scalia, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Alan Thicke, Florence Henderson, Garry Shandling, Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Edward Albee, Harper Lee, Joe Garagiola, John McLaughlin, Abe Vigoda, George Kennedy, Garry Marshall, Robert Vaughn, Doris Roberts, Ron Glass, Tom Hayden, Kenny Baker, Leonard Cohen, Maurice White, Merle Haggard, Malik Taylor, Sharon Jones, Attrell Cordes, Craig Sager, John Saunders, Pat Summitt, Morley Safer, Gwen Ifill, Rob Ford, Elie Wiesel, Alan Rickman, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and more.
People all over Twitter and other social media feeds are sharing their grief with 2016 and their readiness for the bittersweet year to end. Maybe 2017 won't be so bad? Click through the gallery
to see more memes, tweets, and reactions about 2016 itself, along with memes about the people that 2016 has taken from us far too soon. (Twitter