Celebrity Deaths: 2017

Celebrities Who Died in 2017

celebrities who died in 2017A list of celebrities who passed away in 2017. Rest in Peace.

Whether it has been a musical influence, a beloved character or just the very fact that they have put a smile on your face, there’s something surreal, yet a little “too real” about a celebrity death. For a lot of us, when we find out that a celebrity that we admire has passed away, it’s like losing a loved one from our own family. If it has happened as a result of something like surgery complications or an incorrect diagnosis, we feel that we are also going through the traumatic experience of the wrongful death legal claim along with their loved ones. It seems silly but due to the sheer amount of exposure celebrities have to suffer, it makes them more accessible to their fans than even the fans’ next door neighbours are. This, in turn, results in bonds forming, whether mutual or not. Although we won’t have to look into a funeral home tacoma, the thought of them not being there is rather upsetting, just like it would be for someone you know personally.

Here are some of the legends we have said Good bye to in 2017. If you feel I am missing someone, or would like to see someone added to the list Please let me know.

January 2017
Jimmy Snuka
Best known for WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler
May 18th, 1943 – January 15th, 2017 (Age: 73)
Cause of Death: Stomach Cancer

Colo
Best known for: First gorilla born in a zoo and the World’s oldest gorilla
December 22nd, 1956 – January 17th, 2017 (Age: 60)
Cause of Death: Passed away in her sleep

Josephine
Best known for Harambe Gorilla’s, Grandma
March 1967 – January 18th, 2017 (Age: 49)
Cause of Death: Humanly Euthanized due to numerous ailments

Miguel Ferrer
Best known for American Actor, NCIS among many other
February 7th, 1955 – January 19th, 2017 (Age: 61)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Yordano Ventura
Best known for Pitcher for Kansas City Royals
June 3rd, 1991 – January 22nd, 2017 (Age: 25)
Cause of Death: Car Accident

Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat
Best known for WorldStarHipHop Founder
November 2nd – January 23rd, 2017 (Age:43)
Cause of Death: Passed away in his sleep (autopsy pending)

Mary Tyler Moore
Best known for American actress, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
December 29th, 1936 – January 25th, 2017 (Age: 80)
Cause of Death: Pending

Barbara Hale
Best know for American actress, Perry Mason
April 18th, 1922 – January 26th, 2017 (Age: 94)
Cause of Death: Declined

John Hurt
Best known as American actor
January 22nd, 1940 – January 27th, 2017 (Age: 77)
Cause of Death: Cancer

February 2017
Mike Ilitch
Best know as Detroit Tigers Owner, Creator of Little Caesars Pizza
July 20th, 1929 – February 10th, 2017 (Age: 87)
Cause of Death: Has not been released

Chavo Guerrero Sr.
Best known as Professional Wrestler
January 7th, 1949 – February 11th, 2017 (Age: 68)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Mary Lee South
Best known as Tom Cruise’s Mother
February 13th, 2017 (Age: 80)
Cause of Death: Various illnesses, passed away in her sleep.

Al Jarreau
Best known as Legendary Jazz Singer
March 12th, 1940 – February 12th, 2017 (Age: 76)
Cause of Death: Respiratory Complications

Christian Evans
Best known as ex-husband of Ricki Lake
February 14th (date not verified) (Age: 45)
Cause of Death: Not Revealed

George “The Animal” Steele
Best known as WWE Professional Wrestler
April 16th, 1937 – February 16th, 2017 (Age: 79)
Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Leonard Myers
Best known as former Miami Hurricane and NFL Player
December 18th, 1978 – February 17th, 2017 (Age: 38)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Norma McCorvey
Best known as “Jane Roe” – Roe v. Wade
September 22nd, 1947 – February 18th, 2017 (Age: 69)
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

Alan Colmes
Best known as Liberal Commentator
September 24th, 1950 – February 23rd, 2017 (Age: 66)
Cause of Death: Lymphoma

Bill Paxton
Best known as American Actor
May 17th, 1955 – February 25th, 2017 (Age: 61)
Cause of Death: Complications from Surgery

Neil Fingleton
Best known as American Actor
December 18th, 1980 – February 25th, 2017 (Age:36)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Judge Joesph A. Wapner
Best known as American Judge and TV Personality
November 15th, 1919 – February 26th, 2017 (Age: 97)
Cause of Death:

March 2017

Tommy Page
Best known as American Singer/Songwriter, 90’s Popstar
May 24th, 1970 – March 3rd, 2017 (Age: 46)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Felicia O’Dell aka: Auntie Fee
Best known for YouTube Cooking Sensation
May 7th, 1957 – March 17th, 2017 (Age:59)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Chuck Berry
Best known as American Rock n Roll Legend
October 18th, 1926 – March 18th, 2017 (Age: 90)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Vince Jones
Best known for Big Rig Bounty Hunters
– March 22nd, 2017 (Age: 46)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Clay Adler
Best known as Reality Actor on Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
August 20th, 1989 – March 26th (Age: 27)
Cause of Death: Suicide (gunshot wound)

April 2017

Don Rickles
Best known as Legendary Comedian
May 8th, 1926 – April 6th, 2017 (Age: 90)
Cause of Death: Kidney Failure

Paul O’Neill
Best known as Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder
April 5th, 2017 (Age: 61)
Cause of Death: Chronic Illness

Dorothy Mengering
Best known as David Letterman’s Mom
July 18th, 1921 – April 11th, 2017 (Age: 95)

Charlie Murphy
Best known as Comedian, Actor (Brother to Eddie Murphy)
July 12th, 1959 – April 12th, 2017 (Age: 57)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Aaron Hernandez
Best known for NFL player for Florida Gators and NE Patriots
(was serving life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd)
November 6th, 1989 – April 18th, 2017 (Age: 27)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Toby Smith
Best known as Co-Founder of Jamiroquai
October 29th, 1970 – April 11th, 2017 (Age: 46)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Matt “Rosey” Anoa’i
Best known as wrestler for WWE
April 7th, 1970 – April 17th, 2017 (Age: 47)
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

Paulie Giganti
Best known as Hell’s Kitchen Contestant
April 20th, 2017 (Age: 36)
Cause of Death: Accidental Overdose

Erin Moran
Best known as American Actress Happy Days / Joanie Loves Chachi
October 18th, 1960 – April 22nd, 2017 (Age: 56)
Cause of Death: Complications from Cancer

Michael Mantenuto
Best known as American Actor
May 13th, 1981 – April 24th, 2017 (Age: 35)
Cause of Death: Suicide

May 2017

Col. Bruce Hampton
Best known as American Musician
April 30th, 1947 – May 1st, 2017 (Age: 70)
Cause of Death: Collapsed on Stage During Concert

Ashley McNeely
Best known as American Reality Star
May 5th, 2017 (Age: 35)
Cause of Death: Suspected Overdose

Steve Holcomb
Best known as American Bobsledder
April 14th, 1980 – May 6th, 2017 (Age: 37 )
Cause of Death: Undisclosed

Mary Tsoni
Best known as Actress
1987 – May 5th, 2017 (Age: 30)
Cause of Death: Unreported

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin
Best known as American Musician
January 13th, 1972 – May 9th, 2017 (Age: 45)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Katherine Berman
Best known as Wife to ESPN’s Chris Berman
May 9th, 2017 (Age: 67)
Cause of Death: Car Accident

Powers Booth
Best known as American Actor
June 1st, 1948 – May 14th, 2017 (Age: 68 )
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Brad Grey
Best known as (former) Chariman and CEO of Paramount Pictures
December 29th, 1957 – May 14th, 2017 (Age: 59)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Bob Carter
Best known as Nick and Aaron Carter’s father
May 16th, 2017 (Age:65)
Cause of Death: Believed to be Heart Attack

Chris Cornell
Best known as Lead Singer of Soundgarden / Audioslave
July 20th, 1964 – May 18th, 2017 (Age: 52)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Lisa Spoonhauer
Best known as American Actress
December 6th, 1972 – May 20th, (Age: 44)
Cause of Death: Disease (Natural Causes)

Nicky Hayden
Best known as The Kentucky Kid, Motorcycle Racer
July 30thth, 1981 – May 22nd, 2017 (Age: 35)
Cause of Death: Struck by Car

Roger Moore
Best known as English Actor who played James Bond
October 14th, 1927 – May 23rd, 2017 (Age: 89)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Gregg Allman
Best known as American Musician
December 8th, 1947 – May 27th, 2017 (Age: 69)
Cause of Death: Liver Cancer

Michael Nance
Best known as Reality Star on The Bachlorette Season 8
May 29th, 2017 (Age: 31)
Cause of Death: Autopsy Being Conducted

Margaret Ann Garza
Best known as American Actress
March 21st, 1986 – May 30th, 2017 (Age: 31)
Cause of Death: Not yet released.

June 2017

Kirk Jones
Best known as (previous) Niagara Falls plunge survivor
Body retrived on June 2nd, 2017th (Age: 53)
Cause of Death: Taking plunge from Niagara Falls inside inflatable ball

James Hardy III
Best known as Former NFL Player
December 24th, 1985 – June 7th, 2017 (Age: 31)
Cause of Death: Reported missing by family and body recovered in Maumee River, Indiana

Glenne Headly
Best known as American Actress
March 13th, 1955 – June 8th, 2017 (Age: 63)
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Embolism

Adam West
Best known as American Actor who played Batman
September 19th, 1928 – June 9th, 2017 (Age: 88)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Brandon Rogers (Dr.)
Best known as Contestant on (yet to air episode of) America’s Got Talent
June 11th, 2017 (Age: 29)
Cause of Death: Car Accident

Gloria Fajardo
Best known as Mother to singer Gloria Estefan
June 13th, 2017 (Age: 88)
Cause of Death: Not released.

Henry ‘Hank’ Deutschendorf
Best known as (twin) baby Oscar in Ghostbusters II
June 14th, 2017 (Age: 29)
Cause of Death: Suicide (hanging)

Stephen Furst
Best known as American Actor
May 8th, 1955 – June 16th, 2017 (Age: 63)
Cause of Death: Complications from Diabetes

Tim Hauge
Best known as UFC Fighter turned Boxer
May 9th, 1983 – June 18th, 2017 (Age: 34)
Cause of Death: Knockout resulting in coma

Otto Warmbier
Best known as American student charged in N.Korea for breaking the law
December 12th, 1994 – June 19th, 2017 (Age: 22)
Cause of Death: Coma but cause of death has not been released. Autopsy declined.

Prodigy
Best known from Mobb Deep
November 2nd, 1974 – June 20th, 2017 (Age: 42)
Cause of Death: To Be Determined but speculated complications from Sickle Cell Disease

Michael Nyqvist
Best known as (Swedish) Actor for films such as John Wick, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
November 8th, 1960 – June 27th, 2017 (Age: 56)
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

Thomas Michael Bond
Best known as the creator of Paddington Bear
January 13th, 1926 – June 27th, 2017 (Age: 91)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

July 2017

Stevie Ryan
Best known as YouTube Star and Mental Health Podcaster
June 2nd, 1984 – July 1st, 2017 (Age: 33)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Aaron Rajman
Best known as MMA Fighter
June 27th, 1992 – July 4th, 2017 (Age:25)
Cause of Death: Shot during home invasion

Joan Lee
Best known as wife to Stan Less
March, 1922 – July 6th, 2017 (Age: 95)
Cause of Death:

Randy Schell
Best known as Walking Dead Voice Over Actor
July 8th, 2017
Cause of Death: Skydiving Accident

Fresh Kid Ice
Best known as founding member of 2 Live Crew
May 29th, 1964 – July 13th, 2017 (Age: 53)
Cause of Death: “Medical Condition”

George A. Romero
Best known as Horror filmmaker
February 4th, 1940 – July 16th, 2017 (Age: 77)
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

Martin Landeau
Best known as American Actor
June 20th, 1928 – July 15th, 2017 (Age: 89)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Chester Bennington
Best known as American singer
March 20th, 1976 – July 20th, 2017 (Age: 41)
Cause of Death: Suicide

John Heard
Best known as American actor
March 7th, 1945 – July 21st, 2017 (Age: 72)
Cause of Death: Speculated accidental overdose from pain medication. Coroner report not yet released.

Barbara Sinatra
Best known as Frank Sinatra wife and model
March 10th, 1927 – July 25th, 2017 (Age: 90)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

June Foray
Best known as the voice of Rocky (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
September 18th, 1917 – July 26th, 2017 (Age: 99)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

August 2017

Jeff Brotman
Best known as Costco Co-Founder
1943 – August 1st, 2017 (Age: 74)
Cause of Death: Not yet released

Glen Campbell
Best known as American Singer
August 8th, 2017 (Age: 81)
Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s Disease

Robert Yancy
Best known as (singer) Natalie Cole’s son
October 1977 – August 14th, 2017 (Age: 39)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Sonny Landham
Best known as American Actor
February 11th, 1941 – August 17th, 2017 (Age: 76)
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

Dick Gregory
Best known as Civil Rights Activist and Comedian
October 12th, 1932 – August 19th, 2017 (Age: 84)
Cause of Death: Multiple health issues

Jerry Lewis
Best known as American Entertainer
March 16th, 1926 – August 20th, 2017 (Age: 91)
Cause of Death: Heart Condition

Dallas McCarver (aka Big Country)
Best known as American Bodybuilder
August 22nd, 2017 (Age: 26)
Cause of Death: Choked on food

Jay Thomas
Best known as American actor
July 12th, 1948 – August 24th, 2017 (Age: 69)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Richard Anderson
Best known as American actor
August 8th, 1926 – August 31st, 2017 (Age: 91)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

September 2017

Blake Heron
Best known as American actor
January 11th, 1982 – September 8th, 2017 (Age: 35)
Cause of Death: Not yet released

Troy Gentry
Best known as American country music singer
April 5th, 1967 – September 8th, 2017 (Age: 50)
Cause of Death: Helicopter crash

Michelle Rounds
Best known as Rosie O’Donnell’s ex Girlfriend
May 10th, 1971 – September 11th, 2017 (Age: 46)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Frank Vincent
Best known as American Actor
April 15th, 1937 – September 13th, 2017 (Age: 80)
Cause of Death: Surgical Complications

Harry Dean Stanton
Best known as American Actor
July 14th, 1926 – September 15th, 2017 (Age: 91)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Bobby Heenan
Best known as American Wrestler
November 1st, 1944 – September 17th, 2017 (Age: 73)
Cause of Death: Organ failure caused by throat cancer

Hugh Hefner
Best known as American Businessman and Founder of Playboy
April 9th, 1926 – September 27th, 2017 (Age: 91)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Monty Hall
Best Known as Game Show Host
August 25th, 1921 – September 30th, 2017 (Age: 96)
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

October 2017

Tom Petty
Best known as Musician
October 20th, 1950 – October 2nd, 2017 (Age: 66)
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest

Ralphie May
Best known as Comedian
February 17th, 1972 – October 6th, 2017 (Age: 45)
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest

Gord Downie
Best known as Musician (Tragically Hip)
February 6th, 1964 – October 17th, 2017 (Age: 53)
Cause of Death: Brain Cancer

Fats Domino
Best known as American Singer / Songwriter
February 26th, 1928 – October 24th, 2017 (Age: 89)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

November 2017

Roy Halladay
Best known as MLB Player
May 14th, 1977 – November 7th, 2017 (Age: 40)
Cause of Death: Plane Crash

John Hillerman
Best known as American Actor
December 20th, 1932 – November 9th, 2017 (Age: 84)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Earl Hyman
Best known as American Actor
October 11th, 1926 – November 17th, 2017 (Age: 91)
Cause of Death: Not Reported

Malcom Young
Best known as Musician
January 6th, 1953 – November 18th, 2017 (Age: 64)
Cause of Death: Dementia

Della Reese
Best known as Singer / Actress
July 6th, 1931 – November 19th, 2017 (Age: 86)
Cause of Death: Not Reported

Jana Novotna
Best known as Professional Tennis Player
October 2nd, 1968 – November 19th, 2017 (Age: 49)
Cause of Death: Cancer

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