Looking back: Celebrities we lost in 2017


The world lost well-loved actors, musicians, and other famous names in 2017. Here is a look at those who died. Click the names to read more about the celebrities.

John Hurt, decorated actor

Mary Tyler Moore, actress

Richard Hatch, star of the original “Battlestar Galactica” series

Bill Paxton, known for roles in “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” and “Twister”

Chuck Berry, rock n’ roll founder and influential musician

Don Rickles, legendary insult comic

Charlie Murphy, comedian

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Audioslave and Soundgarden

Roger Moore, longest-serving movie star to play James Bond

Gregg Allman, organist and singer for the Allman Brothers Band

Adam West, TV’s Batman in the 1960s

Chester Bennington, frontman of Linkin Park

John Heard, known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie series

Robert Hardy, veteran actor of stage and screen

Glen Campbell, country music singer

Jerry Lewis, comedy legend

Walter Becker, cofounder and guitarist of Steely Dan

Troy Gentry, half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry

Edith Windsor, LGBT activist

Frank Vincent, veteran character actor known for work on ‘The Sopranos’

Harry Dean Stanton, character actor

Hugh Hefner, Playboy magazine founder

Monty Hall, host and co-creator of “Let’s Make a Deal”

Tom Petty, rock superstar

Gord Downie, frontman of Canadian band The Tragically Hip

Ralphie May, comedian

Fats Domino, rock n’ roll pioneer

Roy Halladay, former MLB pitcher and Cy Young winner

David Cassidy, “Partridge Family” star

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