In Memoriam: Remembering the Stars We Lost in 2017

Lauren Gallaway
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For many of us, Hollywood actors and musicians¬†are part of our extended families. We listen to their albums on repeat, we watch their shows every week, we flock to the movies to see their new blockbusters. They enrich our lives, make us laugh, and help us connect to the world around us. In 2017, we lost a great many men and woman in the film, tv, and music industry. Let’s take a few minutes to remember them, the celebrity deaths of 2017.

2017 In Memoriam

2017 Batman
Adam West played Batman in the 1966 TV series.

Adam West – 92, Batman star
Barbara Cook – 89, The Music Man
Bernie Casey – 78, Revenge of the Nerds

Bill Paxton's last role was in the CBS show 'Training Day.'

Bill Paxton – 61, Twister, Aliens
Blake Heron – 35, Shiloh
Brent Brisco – 56, Twin Peaks, Parks and Recreation
Charles Bradley – 68, Soul musician
Charlie Murphy – 57, Comedian

Chester sang with Linkin Park for 21 years.

Chester Bennington – 41, Lead singer of Linkin Park
Chris Cornell – 52, Lead singer of Soundgarden
Chuch Barris – 87, The Gong Show
Chuck Berry – 90, Rock musician
Chuck Low – 89, Goodfellas

Della Reese appeared in 211 episodes of 'Touched by an Angel.'

Della Reese – 86, Touched By an Angel
Dick Gregory, 84, Comedian
Don Rickles – 90, Standup comidian
Don Williams – 78, Country Music Hall of Fame
Earle Hyman – 91, The Cosby Show
Erin Moran – 56, Happy Days
Fats Domino – 89, Rock and Roll/Blues musician
Frank Vincent – 78, The Sopranos
Fresh Ice Kid – 53, Founder of 2 Live Crew
George Romero – 77, Director Night of the Living Dead
Glen Campbell – 81, Country Music Hall of Fame
Gord Downie – 53, Lead singer of The Tragically Hip
Gregg Allman – 69, Co-founder of the Allman Brothers

Harry Dean Stanton appeared in both 'Fire Walk With Me' and 'Twin Peaks' The Return.

Harry Dean Stanton – 91, Twin Peaks, Repo Man
Hugh Hefner – 91, Founder of Playboy
Jay Thomas – 69, Murphy Brown
Jean Rochefort – 87, French icon, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Jeanne Moreau – 89, French New Wave star

Jerry Lewis was nicknamed 'The King of Comedy.'

Jerry Lewis – 91, Comedian
Jessie Zazu – 28, Indie rocker
Ji-Tu Cumbuka – 77, Roots
Jim Nabors – 89, The Andy Griffith Show
John G. Avildsen – 81, Director of the Rocky franchise
John Bernecker – 33, Stuntman on The Walking Dead
John Heard – 71, Home Alone
Joi Harris – 40, Stuntwoman Deadpool 2
Jonathan Demme – 73, Director of Silence of the Lambs
Julia Perez – 36, Indonesian actress
Julio Oscar Mechoso – 62, Jurassic Park III, Seinfeld
Lil’ Peep – 21, Rapper
Malcolm Young – 64, AC/DC
Mark Lamura – 68, All My Children

The 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' ran for seven seasons.

Mary Tyler Moore – 80, Mary Tyler Moore Show
Mel Tillis – 85, Country Music Hall of Fame
Miguel Ferrer – 61, Twin Peaks
Monty Hall – 96, Creator of Let’s Make a Deal
Mychael Knight – 39, Project Runway All Stars
Powers Boothe – 68, The Avengers
Prodigy – 42, Rapper
Ralphie May – 45, Standup comedian
Richard Hatch – 71, Battlestar Galactica

Guillaume voiced the character of Rafiki in 'The Lion King.'

Robert Guillaume – 89, Benson, The Lion King
Robert Hardy – 91, Harry Potter franchise
Robert Knight – 72, “Everlasting Love” singer
Rose Marie – 94, Dick Van Dyke star
Roy Dotrice – 94, narrator Game of Thrones audiobooks
Sam Shepherd – 73, The Right Stuff
Sir John Hurt – 77, Doctor Who, Alien
Sir Roger Moore – 89, James Bond franchise
Stevie Ryan – 33, YouTube star
Sonny Landham – 76, Predator
Sue Grafton – 77, Mystery author
Tobe Hooper – 74, Director Poltergeist

Tom Petty formed The Heartbreakers in 1976.

Tom Petty – 66, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers frontman
Troy Gentry – 50, Montgomery Gentry duo
Wendy Pepper – 53, Project Runaway Season 1
Walter Becker – 67, Co-founder Steely Dan
Warren Frost – 91, Twin Peaks

Lauren Gallaway
TV editor at FANDOM. Creator of The Marvel Report. Journalist, Comic-Con reporter, Podcaster.
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