US-ENTERTAINMENT-SAG AWARDS-showAs you probably remember, 2016 was a particular dark year in terms of celebrity deaths. But the start of the Oscars 2017 "In Memoriam" segment honored a very recent 2017 death: Bill Paxton.

Presenter Jennifer Aniston teared up when mentioning Paxton's death -- just announced earlier today ---- before the pre-taped video played, and Sara Bareilles sang a stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now."


The video was a moving reminder of how many stars we've lost in the past year, ending with "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher -- who died in December 2016 -- saying "May the Force be with you."


Watch the whole montage:


Of course, fans will be upset at certain "snubs" but you also have to keep in mind that some celebs (like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Leonard Nimoy) were honored at last year's Oscars.

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