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Celebrity Deaths 2017: Stars who died in 2017

It’s always so sad to say good-bye to people especially if they are part of your life. Fans are inconsolable for the loss of idols as well.

Unfortunately, the list of celebrity deaths in 2017 is constantly replenished. Among them are world-famous actors, singers, sportsmen, politicians and artists. The bright memory of those who died in 2017, will live in hearts of relatives and simply those who admired their talent and achievements. The track is also left on the pages of books, in movies, in recordings of performances and concerts. All this will leave a trace in memory and will be preserved for many generations.


There is hardly a person in the whole world who has never heard of Hugh Hefner. He died at the age of 91 in September, but will be always remembered as legendary Playboy founder.

This man was married 3 times and had 4 children and still enjoyed the life till his last days. He was buried near not less popular star Merlin Monroe in Los Angeles as in 1992 he paid 75 thousands of dollars for such right.


There is no doubt you have seen a popular comedy “Home Alone”. If yes, than you pretty remember John Heard and his role Peter McAllister. Unfortunately, the actor died in July at the age of 71.

During his career, John Heard performed more than 150 roles. Agree, that it’s amazing that he has never got an Oscar. Heard also played in the films “Big” and “Awakening” and the series “Escape”, “The Sopranos” and “The Client”. Man died because of a heart attack and was found in California hotel. His nice smile and kind-hearted personality will always live in the memory of numerous fans.


Summer of 2017 will be always remembered by fans of world famous band Linkin Park. In July died the leader of group Chester Bennington. He committed a suicide in a house in Los Angeles. For all, this was unexpected bitter news, because he inspired millions of people worldwide with his works.

There can be several reasons why this great musician and simply remarkable man has decided to die but nevertheless nothing could be done. Bennington had six children from 6 to 15 years old: four own and two adopted.


In August died famous American film director Willard Tobe Hoope, best known for the films “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist.” The cinematographer was 74 years old.

A thriller “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” which in 1974 received recognition from both critics and viewers, helped Hoope to enter the Hollywood film industry. There he acted as a director, producer and script writer. Having assembled a young team of students and colleagues, Hoope took off the low-budget “Texas Massacre” in just two weeks.

The director continued to specialize in horror films. The first picture was followed by the “The Mangler “, “Poltergeist”, ” Night Terrors” and others. In 1983 Hoope received a prize “Saturn” for “Poltergeist”, which is awarded to the authors of popular science and fantasy works, as well as horror films. The picture was also nominated for three Oscar awards.


June of 2017 made upset the army of fans of the English writer Michael Bond.The creator of one of Britain’s favorite children’s characters, Paddington, died at his home at the age of 91 after a short illness.

The writer’s daughter stressed that the whole world was lucky with her father, whose heritage will live forever. “It’s a miracle that he continued to write until the end,” she said.

Michael Bond is the author of a series of books about the bear Paddington, the first of which was published in 1958. The writer also became a screenwriter of two serials about the character and the feature film “The Adventures of Paddington” in 2014. By the way, in 1997, Bond was awarded with the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to children’s literature.


This summer became the last for American hip-hop artist Prodigy (real name – Albert Johnson), a member of Mobb Deep. He died in Las Vegas at the age of 42. He came to Las Vegas to perform with rapper Havoc, another member of Mobb Deep, at the concert. It is difficult to highlight the most successful work of the team, as Mobb Deep released an incredible amount of really good material. And on the general background, of course, Shook Ones noticeably stands out, which became almost the anthem of all hip-hop music.



Unfortunately this is not the whole list of celebrities who died in 2017. American actor Richard Hatch is one of them. He died at the age of 71 because of pancreatic cancer.

Hatch is known for Battlestar Galactica television series, in which he played one of the main roles – Captain Apollo. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for this work. In addition to the original television series, which appeared in the 70’s, the actor starred in a remake. The actor also played in the series “Santa Barbara”, “Murder, She Wrote”, The Love Boat” etc.


Film industry lost one more great son in 2017. Bill Paxtonn, American actor, writer and producer died at the age of 62.

During his career, he was nominated four times for the Golden Globe Award, playing in such famous films as “Terminator”, “Predator 2”, “Strangers”, “True Lies”, “Titanic”. Paxtonn became famous after the main role in the movie “Twister “.


At the age of 90, the British actor Roger Moore died, known for his role as James Bond. The family of Moore said that the actor died in Switzerland after a “short but brave” fight against cancer. Moore played in seven films – “Live and Let Die” (1973), “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), “Moonraker” (1979), “For Your Eyes Only”(1981),”Octopussy “(1983) and” A View to a Kill “(1985). After leaving Bond, the actor became UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 2003 he was promoted to the knights for charity.


On June 17, the world shocked the news of the death of John Guilbert Avildsen, the director of the legendary Oscar-winning film Rocky. At the age of 81, he died in one of the clinics in Los Angeles, the cause of death was a malignant tumor.

Career of a cult figure in the film industry began with an assistant director. Soon he was already up to his own project, and the first success to the celebrity came in 1970 after the release of the picture “Joe.” The most famous, of course, was the film “Rocky” in 1976, which was simultaneously nominated for the “Oscar” nine times, as a result of receiving three awards.


American actress Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 81.

The woman became famous thanks to series “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1960), for which she received two Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe. In the 1970s, the actress became even more successful in connection with the participation in the comedy show Mary Tyler Moore.

In total for her acting career, Moore starred in 60 films and serials, her mastery was marked by seven Emmy awards, three Golden Globes, two Tony, four People’s Choice awards, and the artist was once nominated for “Oscar”.

In 1992, Moore had her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2012 she was awarded an honorable award from the US Screen Actors Guild for professional achievement.

All of them lived in different ways, had different ideals, achieved fame in various ways, and met death differently. Some celebrities are difficult to imagine in one company. But unfortunately 2017, the year when they died, united these popular and outstanding people.