2. Chadwick Boseman
The heartbreaking news of Chadwick Boseman’s death shocked fans in August, revealing the actor’s four-year private battle with colon cancer. A long post confirming the Black Panther star’s passing disclosed the extent to which Boseman continued to work despite his worsening health, and as the second most-liked post on Instagram this year, it serves as a reminder that we are all incredibly lucky to have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, his abundant talents on and off screen. RIP.