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Deaths in 2017


Philip Bond

British Actor
Philip Bond
Philip Bond was best known for The Onedin Line, Doctor Who, The Avengers (television show), and Fever Pitch . Bond died while on vacation in Portugal on January 17.
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Mary Tyler Moore

American Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore was best known for her work in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show. She died from cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia on January 25, 2017.
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Warren Unna

American Journalist
Warren Unna
Warren Unna was best known for his work in The Washington Post and writing about President Nixon. He died in his Maryland home on February 9.
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Kim Jong-nam

Brother of Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-nam
Kim Jong-nam was originally set to rule North Korea after his father’s death, but was exiled in 2003 after reportedly embarrassing the family. He died in Malaysia on February 13 from a suspected chemical attack.
Photo source: AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E, File

Bill Paxton

Actor
Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton was an American actor who appeared in various films, including: The Terminator, Weird Science, Aliens, Predator 2, Titanic, and Twister to name a few. He died on February 25 after facing complications after his heart surgery.
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Michael M. Ryan

Actor
Michael M Ryan
Michael M. Ryan was an American actor, best known for his roles in Another World, Tootsie, Slayground, and various Broadway plays. He died in hospice care on March 1.
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Robert Osborne

American Actor, Film Historian, and Author
Robert Osborne
Robert Osborne had an eventful career, but he was best known as the host for Turner Classic Movies. Osborne also is author to the official history of the Academy Awards. He died on March 6 of natural causes.
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Chuck Berry

Singer/Songwriter
Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry was best known for his contribution to rock and roll. He helped write "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode." He died on March 18 from cardiac arrest.
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Jimmy Breslin

American Journalist
Jimmy Breslin
Though he wrote novels, Jimmy Breslin was best known for his contribution to the New York Daily News Sunday edition. He died from pneumonia on March 19.
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David Rockefeller

Businessman
David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller was the grandson of John D. Rockefeller and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He died on March 20.
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Sib Hashian

Drummer
Drums
Sib Hashian was best known for his work for the band Boston. He replaced the band’s original drummer in 1975. Hashian died on March 22 after collapsing during practice on a cruise ship.
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Don Rickles

Comedian
Don Rickles
Don Rickles was one of the first insult comedians, best known for his work in Run Silent, Run Deep and Kelly's Heroes. He gained a huge amount of exposure by performing on late night talk shows. Rickles died from kidney failure on April 6.
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Peter Hansen

Actor
Peter Hansen
Peter Hansen was an American actor who appeared in General Hospital and The War of the Roses. On April 9, he was found dead at his home.
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Charlie Murphy

Actor and Comedian
Charlie Murphy
Charlie Murphy was the older brother of Eddie Murphy, and also a well-known comedian. He wrote for the Chappelle Show. Murphy died on April 12 after battling with leukemia.
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Cuba Gooding Sr.

Actor and Singer
Cuba Gooding Sr.
Cuba Gooding Sr. was an American actor and lead singer of his band The Main Ingredient, which had five songs on the top 10 hits. He died of natural causes on April 20.
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Erin Moran

Actress
Erin Moran
Erin Moran was an American actress who rose to fame after appearing on Happy Days. She died of stage four squamous cell carcinoma of the throat on April 22.
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Chris Cornell

Musician
Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell was the lead vocalist of the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He committed suicide on May 18.
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Roger Moore

Actor
Roger Moore
Roger Moore was an American actor best known for playing James Bond in seven of the films. He died on May 23 after battling cancer.
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Peter Sallis

English Actor
Peter Sallis
Peter Sallis was an English actor and the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit. He also appeared in The Wind in the Willows. Sallis died in a nursing home on June 2.
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Adam West

Actor
Adam West
Adam West was an actor who was best known for his role as Batman, and he voiced himself in various cartoons. West died of leukemia on June 9.
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Michael Bond

British Author
Michael Bond
Michael Bond was author to many books, and creator of the character Paddington Bear. He died in London on June 27.
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Martin Landau

American Actor
Martin Landau
Martin Landau was an American actor who appeared in Mission: Impossible and North by Northwest. He died in the hospital from hypovolemic shock on July 15.
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Chester Bennington

Musician
Chester Bennington
Chester Bennington was the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park. He died by suicide after performing a concert on July 20.
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Larry Sherman

Actor
Larry Sherman
Larry Sherman was an actor known for his role in Law and Order. He died on August 26 of natural causes.
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Paul Horner

Writer and Comedian
Paul Horner
Paul Horner was the lead writer of the National Report, writing comedic fake news articles. He died in his sleep on September 18.
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Tom Petty

American Musician
Tom Petty
Tom Petty was best known as the singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He died of cardiac arrest on October 2.
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Ralphie May

Comedian
Ralphie May
Ralphie May was a comedian who won second place on Last Comic Standing. He also had various stand-up specials on Netflix. May died of cardiac arrest on October 6.
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Roy Halladay

Baseball Player
Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay, nicknamed “Doc”, was a baseball player who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed on November 7.
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Lil Peep

Rapper
Lil Peep
Lil Peep was best known for his “post-emo” style and his mixtapes on Soundcloud. He died of an accidental overdose on November 15.
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Malcolm Young

Musician
Malcolm Young
Malcolm Young was best known for co-founding AC/DC and contributing to the band as lead guitarist. He died of cancer on November 18.
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Charles Manson

Cult Leader
Charles Manson
Famous for the Manson murders that were performed by his “family,” Charles Manson became an infamous name. He died in jail after suffering from cardiac arrest on November 19.
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David Cassidy

Actor and Singer
David Cassidy
David Cassidy was an actor and singer best known for his role on The Partridge Family, which quickly made him a teenage heartthrob. Cassidy died on November 21 from liver and kidney failure.
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Rose Marie

Actress and Comedian
Rose Marie
Rose Marie was a comedian and actress, known for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show, and The Hollywood Squares. She died of natural causes on December 28.
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Sue Grafton

Author
Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton was an author of detective novels known as the “alphabet series,” which follows private investigator Kinsey Millhone. She died of cancer on December 28.
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