From sports legends and popular entertainers to avid politicians and inspiring entrepreneurs, the world said goodbye to many remarkable luminaries this year.
These iconic personalities founded currencies, led sports teams to victory, changed the face of brands and portrayed beloved characters on the big screen.
CNBC remembers a small selection of the many notable names who left us in 2015.
— By CNBC's Ritika Shah.
Posted 30 Dec., 2015
The New York Times, The Associated Press, Reuters, and NBC News contributed to this report.