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

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

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

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