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6. XXXTentacion

The Florida rapper was shot and killed in a robbery back in June. He was 20.

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7. Anthony Bourdain

The famous chef who showed major love to Houston on his Parts Unknown series was found dead of an apparent overdose. He was 61.

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8. Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul passed in August at age 76 and ended up having the most talked about funeral of the year at the same time.

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9. Chelsi Smith

The pioneer who won both the crowns of Miss Texas USA and Miss USA tragically passed away in September at age 45.

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10. Kim Porter

The model and actress’ death in November stunned the entire hip-hop community. The inspiration behind Drumline and considered one of hip-hop’s greatest muses, Porter was found dead in her California home at age 47.

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