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.  

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

October 2017

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

 

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