Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2024

(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

As each passing year brings new memories and milestones, each also unfortunately signals a time to mourn some of our beloved family, friends, and figures.

Among that number are stars of the screen, stage, and airwaves, activists, sports stars, and media personalities, and beyond – notable figures who blaze trails for our people or leave an undeniable impact on our communities.

In this space, we commemorate the lives of those we lost this year. May their lights forever shine as their impact continues to be felt for generations.

ESSENCE Communications is the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women and inspires a global audience of more than 20 million through diverse storytelling and immersive original content.