While another year fades into the sunset and we look forward to a bright and promising 2018, there are always those fictional souls in the entertainment universe who checked out in 2017 and left the electronic bonds of Earth either all too early or not soon enough.
As much as these annual roundups of the dearly departed from film, TV, and comics come with a certain sadness, it's also a moment to pause and remember with great fondness (or intense anger) all the memories they provided during the blaze of their stars.
Join us for a somber salute to the men, women, and aliens who entered the Great Beyond this year, with characters from The Walking Dead, Alien: Covenant, Z Nation, Outlander, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Game of Thrones, and Thor: Ragnarok.
Obvious Spoilery Territory Ahead! Proceed with caution and a tissue.
Additional material by Jeff Spry.