The grim reaper has tested me. Last year the hardest thing to try and do was include Debbie Reynolds respectfully next to Carrie Fisher, this year the wild card it threw me was whether to and how to include the monstrous figures of Charles Manson and Ian Brady.
I nearly decided to give up on the whole idea when Charles Manson died.
I couldn't exclude him, but I didn't want him to have the same prominence as people who are famous for more honourable reasons.
Luckily, the fact I'd included a bag of rubbish as a tribute to auto-destructive artist Gustav Metzger gave me a handy solution. It's fitting for them both to be put out with the rubbish.
This year, Chris also decided to use his platform to raise awareness about climate change, setting his poster in a flooded, red-skied wasteland.
Last year the stars we lost were so iconic, from Bowie to Wogan, how could anything ever compare?
But I decided I could do it again to try and highlight the effects of climate change.
People don't really seem to have picked up on the red sky, hurricane winds and rising flood waters as much as I'd thought they would - they're just playing dead celebrity Where's Wally again.
I suppose we're all desensitised to it.
Last year as I was doing my 2016 montage, there was another twitter user making angels of the passed celebrities for her Christmas tree.
This year she has done it again and is hoping to use it to get people to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support.
As my montage is a non-profit image, if people who enjoy the image feel so inclined it would be great if they could support her cause too.
There is a link to donate on my tweet.
Thanks again for all the positive comments.
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