As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on those we lost in this tumultuous year. In the world of pop culture, such icons as David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, and most-recently Carrie Fisher left us. But in local sports, things were even more dire, as we saw the departure of defensive backs, wide receivers, D-League stars, and Phillies legends. Here, let us honor those who are no longer with us:
Photos courtesy of USA Today Sports Images, videos belong to Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. Clip of the Hinkie candles taken by me, as tears streamed down my face.