12/21/2011 01:54 pm ET Updated Dec 21, 2011

In Memoriam: Black Celebrities, Activists and Artists Who Died in 2011 (VIDEO)

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way.

Here's a round of those we've lost, along with inspiring video clips of many. Please share your memories of these amazing people in the comments and let us know who you lost in 2011.

Rest in Peace 2011


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