Every year we lose celebrities and athletes, but 2016 has been brutal.

Here's just a few of the celebrities that were called home in 2016: David Bowie, Prince, Alan Thicke, Nancy Reagan, Merle Haggard, Doris Roberts, Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer, Craig Sager, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and MORE!

Aside from losing all of these celebrities, Acadiana and South Louisiana went through a lot in 2016. We saw a police involved shooting divide our capital city and we saw a flood wipe out so many people's dreams.

We also saw many  in our area lose their job(s) due to the current state of the economy. Still, through all of this we came together as one. It's what we do here.

Here's to 2016 and bring on 2017!!! Happy New Year, Acadiana.