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These 52 Celebrities Have Died in 2017

Kristine Cannon

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Entertainment Editor

Kristine Cannon is the Entertainment Editor for SheKnows. When she's not at a music festival or live show, she's either struggling to train her dachshund, taking too many pics of said dachshund or watching re-runs of The Office. Also, hi...

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Another year, more celeb deaths

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Another year, more celeb deaths

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.

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John Heard

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John Heard

The Home Alone and Sopranos actor passed away in late July at age 71.

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Chester Bennington

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Chester Bennington

The Linkin Park frontman sadly passed away at 41 following a suicide by hanging. 

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Martin Landau

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Martin Landau

Legendary film icon Martin Landau died at 89, reportedly from "unexpected complications."

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George A. Romero

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George A. Romero

Romero, legendary director of horror films like Night of the Living Dead, died in July at 77.

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Nelsan Ellis

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Nelsan Ellis

Ellis was best known as the boundary-breaking Lafayette on HBO's True Blood. He died unexpectedly in July at age 39.

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Joan Lee

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Joan Lee

Joan Lee, wife of 69 years to Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, passed away in July

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Michael Bond

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Michael Bond

Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, died in his home at age 91 after a short illness, his publisher confirmed.

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Michael Nyqvist

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Michael Nyqvist

Nyqvist, who starred in John Wick and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, died in late June after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

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Prodigy

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Prodigy

The rapper Prodigy, part of the rap group Mobb Deep, passed away at age 42.

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Glenne Headly

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Glenne Headly

Headly was filming Hulu's Future Man when she died in June. No cause of death was immediately reported.

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Molly Peters

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Molly Peters

Former Bond girl Molly Peters died in late May at age 75. The cause of her death was undetermined at the time.

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Robert Michael Morris

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Robert Michael Morris

Morris, star of The Comeback, died in late May at age 77.

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Lisa Spoonauer

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Lisa Spoonauer

The actor, best known as Caitlin Bree in 1994 cult classic Clerks, died of natural causes at age 44. 

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Roger Moore

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Roger Moore

Best known for his role as James Bond for the better part of 12 years, actor Roger Moore died at 89 in May.

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Chris Cornell

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Chris Cornell

Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell passed away suddenly at age 52

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Powers Boothe

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Powers Boothe

The well-known character actor, whose most beloved roles include TombstoneDeadwood, passed away at age 68

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Peter Hansen

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Peter Hansen

The Emmy-nominated General Hospital alum died at his home April 9. He was 95.

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Linda Hopkins

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Linda Hopkins

Broadway legend Linda Hopkins died at 92. Her death was confirmed by her great-niece.

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Charlie Murphy

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Charlie Murphy

Comedian, actor and Eddie Murphy's brother Charlie Murphy died at 57 of leukemia.

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Darlene Cates

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Darlene Cates

Cates, who played the mother on What's Eating Gilbert Grape, died in her sleep March 26. She was 69.

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Christine Kaufmann

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Christine Kaufmann

Australia's first Golden Globe winner died in late March after a battle with leukemia.

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Li Li-hua

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Li Li-hua

Chinese actress Li Li-hua, who famously starred in China Doll, died on March 19 at the age of 92.

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Chuck Berry

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Chuck Berry

Legendary guitarist and musical pioneer Chuck Berry died March 18 at age 90 at his home.

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Lawrence Montaigne

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Lawrence Montaigne

Lawrence Montaigne, known for his appearances as a Vulcan on the original Star Trek, died March 17 at age 86.

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Buddy Greco

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Buddy Greco

"Lady Is a Tramp" singer Buddy Greco died on Jan. 10. The cause of his death is unknown. He was 90.

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Roger Smith

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Roger Smith

Smith's wife, Ann-Margret, confirmed he died Sunday, June 4 after fighting a terminal illness.

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Butch Trucks

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Butch Trucks

The Allman Brothers Band co-founder died on Jan. 24 at 69 years old. The cause of his death is unknown.

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Lee O'Denat

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Lee O'Denat

Founder of WorldStarHipHop Lee O'Denat died of heart disease on Jan. 23 in San Diego. He was 43.

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Tony Rosato

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Tony Rosato

SNL alum Tony Rosato died at his home on Jan. 10. He was 62.

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Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore

TV icon Mary Tyler Moore died on Jan. 25 after suffering from a variety of health problems. She was 80.

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Dick Gautier

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Dick Gautier

Get Smart actor Dick Gautier died on Jan. 13 after a long illness. He was 85.

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William Peter Blatty

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William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist author died of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, on Jan. 12. He was 89.

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Miguel Ferrer

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Miguel Ferrer

NCIS: Los Angeles star Miguel Ferrer died of throat cancer on Jan. 19. He was 61.

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Mike Connors

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Mike Connors

Connors, who starred on Mannix from 1967 to 1975, died on Jan. 27, a week after being diagnosed with leukemia.

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Frank Pellegrino

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Frank Pellegrino

Sopranos actor Frank Pellegrino died on Jan. 31 at age 72 from lung cancer.

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Richard Hatch

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Richard Hatch

Battlestar Galactica star Hatch died Feb. 7 from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

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Robert Osborne

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Robert Osborne

The TCM host and film historian died on March 6 at age 84.

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Bill Paxton

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Bill Paxton

The beloved veteran actor from films like Twister and Titanic died at age 61 from surgery complications.

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Neil Fingleton

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Neil Fingleton

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John Hurt

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John Hurt

The English actor, known for films like Alien and The Elephant Man, died at age 77.

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Om Puri

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Om Puri

The Bollywood legend passed away in January at age 66.

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Francine York

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Francine York

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Joni Sledge

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Joni Sledge

Half of the musical group Sister Sledge passed away in January.

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Christopher Boykin

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Christopher Boykin

Boykin, best known as one half of MTV's Rob & Big, died suddenly at age 45. 

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Chuck Barris

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Chuck Barris

The host of hit '70s TV show The Gong Show passed away at age 87.

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Don Rickles

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Don Rickles

Legendary and beloved stand-up comedian Don Rickles passed away at age 90

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Erin Moran

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Erin Moran

The Happy Days actress died at age 56 after she was found unresponsive in her home.

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Jonathan Demme

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Jonathan Demme

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Michael Parks

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Michael Parks

The character actor was best known for his roles in Kill BillTusk and Twin Peaks

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Tim Pigott Smith

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Tim Pigott Smith

The venerated English actor of stage and screen was best known to Americans for his role in V for Vendetta.

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Roger Ailes

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Roger Ailes

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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