As much as we speak of our musical heroes in terms of immortality, each year we are reminded that they, too, are human beings like the rest of us. With the passing of any musician, we are reminded that the music they created will last forever. None of these losses ever get any easier, but as we watch our beloved musicians move on, it brings the rock and metal communities closer together as they unite to celebrate the work these artists dedicated their lives to.

Click through the gallery above as we remember the rock and metal musicians we have lost in 2016.