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These Illustrations Of The People We Lost In 2016 Will Have You Crying All Over Again

"These people meant so much to so many. I just wanted to pay tribute to them the only way I knew how."

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Martin Bruckner is the artist behind the blog, Spaghetti Toes, where he hilariously illustrates the weird and wacky things kids say.

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Bruckner was inspired to start making these illustrations by his then 3-year-old daughter, Harper Grace, who said a whole lot of funny things.

....And the unforgettable George Michael, whose death hit Bruckner the hardest.

Martin Bruckner / Via spaghetti-toes.tumblr.com

"I loved his music when I was a kid," Bruckner told BuzzFeed. "I used to feather my hair up, grab a pair of sunglasses, close my bedroom door and sing 'Faith' as loud as I could."

Bruckner was quick to add that everyone he chose to draw — including Kenny Baker, who portrayed R2-D2 in Star Wars, and Michu Meszaros, who played the wisecracking sitcom alien Alf — "were huge parts of my youth."

Martin Bruckner / Via spaghetti-toes.tumblr.com

"These people meant so much to so many, including myself," Bruckner said. "I just wanted to pay tribute to them the only way I knew how."

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