Sadly, young actor Brad Bufanda passed away in early November. The news may come as a shock to those who have followed his career over the last decade or so. Bufanda was perhaps best known for his supporting role on the hit show Veronica Mars as well as the film A Cinderella Story. Bufanda additionally may be recognizable to some soap fans for the small role he had on Days of Our Lives.
Unfortunately, Bufanda died at age 34 in a death by suicide. The Wrap reports via the Los Angeles County Coroner that Bufanda jumped from a building on the evening on November 2 and left a note for his loved ones. His passing was confirmed by his manager, who released the following statement: "We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being. He was reviving his career having just completed two movies and we are shocked and saddened by his passing."
Brad Bufanda's death comes after a string of heartbreaking celebrity deaths in 2017. Many of old Hollywood's greatest artists have died — including Tom Petty, Mary Tyler Moore, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lewis to name a few — but their legacies continue to live on. In music, in movies, in TV shows and classic magazines, these stars may be gone, but they'll never be forgotten.
Click through the slideshow to see all the celebrities we've had to say goodbye to so far this year.
Originally published January 2017. Updated November 2017.