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2016 was a rough year when it comes to celeb deaths — and unfortunately, so far, 2017 isn't any different.
Originally published January 2017. Updated July 2017.
The Sopranos actor passed away in a New Jersey hospital after complications during open heart surgery on Sept. 13.
The Six Million Dollar Man actor died in his Beverly Hills home at 91 years old on Thurs. Aug. 31.
Star of Murphy Brown and Cheers Jay Thomas died on Aug. 24 of cancer. He was 69-years-old.
Comedian & filmmaker Jerry Lewis died August 20 in his Las Vegas home. He was 91-years-old.
Country singer Glen Campbell passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 8 in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s patients, according to TMZ.
The Boston Legal and Curb Your Enthusiasm actor died at 92 years old from Alzheimer’s Disease complications on Friday, Sept. 1.
Pulitzer-winner playwright and actor Sam Shepard passed away in July at age 73 at his home in Kentucky.
French actor Jeanne Moreau, whose career spanned more than 60 years, passed away at age 89 in July.
Widow of singer and actor Frank Sinatra, Barbara passed away in late July at age 90.
The Home Alone and Sopranos actor passed away in late July at age 71.
The Linkin Park frontman sadly passed away at 41 following a suicide by hanging.
Legendary film icon Martin Landau died at 89, reportedly from "unexpected complications."
Romero, legendary director of horror films like Night of the Living Dead, died in July at 77.
Ellis was best known as the boundary-breaking Lafayette on HBO's True Blood. He died unexpectedly in July at age 39.
Joan Lee, wife of 69 years to Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, passed away in July.
Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, died in his home at age 91 after a short illness, his publisher confirmed.
Nyqvist, who starred in John Wick and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, died in late June after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.
The rapper Prodigy, part of the rap group Mobb Deep, passed away at age 42.
Headly was filming Hulu's Future Man when she died in June. No cause of death was immediately reported.
Former Bond girl Molly Peters died in late May at age 75. The cause of her death was undetermined at the time.
Morris, star of The Comeback, died in late May at age 77.
The actor, best known as Caitlin Bree in 1994 cult classic Clerks, died of natural causes at age 44.
Best known for his role as James Bond for the better part of 12 years, actor Roger Moore died at 89 in May.
Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell passed away suddenly at age 52.
The well-known character actor, whose most beloved roles include Tombstone & Deadwood, passed away at age 68.
The Emmy-nominated General Hospital alum died at his home April 9. He was 95.
Broadway legend Linda Hopkins died at 92. Her death was confirmed by her great-niece.
Comedian, actor and Eddie Murphy's brother Charlie Murphy died at 57 of leukemia.
Cates, who played the mother on What's Eating Gilbert Grape, died in her sleep March 26. She was 69.
Austria's first Golden Globe winner died in late March after a battle with leukemia.
Chinese actor Li Li-hua, who famously starred in China Doll, died on March 19 at the age of 92.
Legendary guitarist and musical pioneer Chuck Berry died March 18 at age 90 at his home.
Lawrence Montaigne, known for his appearances as a Vulcan on the original Star Trek, died March 17 at age 86.
"Lady Is a Tramp" singer Buddy Greco died on Jan. 10. The cause of his death is unknown. He was 90.
Smith's wife, Ann-Margret, confirmed he died Sunday, June 4 after fighting a terminal illness.
The Allman Brothers Band co-founder died on Jan. 24 at 69 years old. The cause of his death is unknown.
Founder of WorldStarHipHop Lee O'Denat died of heart disease on Jan. 23 in San Diego. He was 43.
SNL alum Tony Rosato died at his home on Jan. 10. He was 62.
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore died on Jan. 25 after suffering from a variety of health problems. She was 80.
Get Smart actor Dick Gautier died on Jan. 13 after a long illness. He was 85.
The Exorcist author died of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, on Jan. 12. He was 89.
NCIS: Los Angeles star Miguel Ferrer died of throat cancer on Jan. 19. He was 61.
Connors, who starred on Mannix from 1967 to 1975, died on Jan. 27, a week after being diagnosed with leukemia.
Sopranos actor Frank Pellegrino died on Jan. 31 at age 72 from lung cancer.
Battlestar Galactica star Hatch died Feb. 7 from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
The TCM host and film historian died on March 6 at age 84.
The beloved veteran actor from films like Twister and Titanic died at age 61 from surgery complications.
The Game of Thrones actor died of heart failure at age 36.
The English actor, known for films like Alien and The Elephant Man, died at age 77.
The Bollywood legend passed away in January at age 66.
The Doll Squad actor died at age 80 on Jan. 6.
Half of the musical group Sister Sledge passed away in January.
Boykin, best known as one half of MTV's Rob & Big, died suddenly at age 45.
The host of hit '70s TV show The Gong Show passed away at age 87.
Legendary and beloved stand-up comedian Don Rickles passed away at age 90.
The Happy Days actor died at age 56 after she was found unresponsive in her home.
The Silence of the Lambs director passed away in April at age 73.
The character actor was best known for his roles in Kill Bill, Tusk and Twin Peaks.
The venerated English actor of stage and screen was best known to Americans for his role in V for Vendetta.
Ailes, former CEO of Fox News, passed away at age 77 less than a year after he was ousted from the network.
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