Celebrities Who Died in 2017: In Memoriam By Author Free Britney at Jan 24, 2017 • Category R.I.P. Below is a tribute to celebrities we have lost in the year 2017. These entertainers are gone, but will never be forgotten by their fans!1Mary Tyler MooreThe legendary, beloved former sitcom star lost her battle with a number of health ailments at the age of 80.2Chris CornellMay Chris Cornell rest in peace. The famous musician died in Detroit at the age of 52 in 2017.3Tom PettyTom Petty has passed away at the age of 66. The rock legend wrote dozens of iconic hits over four decades in rock n’ roll. R.I.P.4Bill PaxtonAt 61 years old, the beloved actor died of a stroke after having heart surgery in February. 5Charlie MurphyCharlie Murphy has passed away. He was best known for his work on Chappelle’s Show.6Chester BenningtonChester Bennington of Linkin Park fame has died. The singer was just 41 years old.7Miguel FerrerMiguel Ferrer of NCIS: Los Angeles and many other TV and film projects died in January at the age of 61.8Chuck BerryThe music icon passed away in March at the age of 90.9Roger AilesRoger Ailes died in May 2017 at the age of 77. The longtime Fox News CEO and the network’s founder reshaped television and entertainment, though his legacy was sullied somewhat by his 2016 ouster for sexual harassment.10Powers BootheMay Powers Boothe rest in peace. The long-time actor died in May of 2017 of natural causes.11Don RicklesLegendary comedian Don Rickles has passed away. He was 90 years old.12Lee O’DenatWorldStarHipHop founder Lee O’Denat, a.k.a. Q, died at the age of 43 in January 2017.13Johann Ofner PicJohann Ofner, a stuntman and actor, passed away in January 2017 after being shot and killed in an accident on the set of a music video.14Yordano VenturaYordano Ventura, a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, died on January 22nd, 2017, after a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was 25 years old.15Aaron HernandezFormer NFL star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez died in prison in April 2017. He took his own life, just days after being acquitted of two unrelated murders and appealing his original conviction.16Jimmy SnukaJimmy Snuka is dead. The WWE legend lost his battle with cancer at the age of 73.17Lord SnowdonThe wedding of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. Snowdon recently passed away at the age of 86.18Butch TrucksMay Butch Trucks rest in peace. The co-founder of The Allman Brothers passed away at the age of 69.19John HurtJohn Hurt is dead at the age of 77. May the veteran actor rest in peace.20Frank PellegrinoFrank Pellegrino is pictured here in 2013. The veteran actor, best known for his role on The Sopranos, died after a battle with lung cancer.21Richard HatchThis is a promotional photo of Richard Hatch from his days on Battlestar Galactica. He passed away at the age of 71.22Al JarreauLegendary jazz singer Al Jarreau died at a hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was 76.23Leonard MyersFormer New England Patriot Leonard Myers has passed away. He was 38 years old.24George “The Animal” SteeleThis wrestling legend lost his life due to kidney failure. May he rest in peace.25Alan ColmesRest in peace, Alan Colmes. The Fox News host has passed away at the age of 66.26Neil FingletonNeil Fingleton, Game of Thrones star and former professional basketball player, has passed away at the age of 36.27Joseph WapnerMay Judge Joseph Wapner rest in peace. The TV legend is dead at the age of 97.28Antonia GorgaAntonia Gorga, the mother of RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, has died in March 2017. RIP.29Tommy PageSinger Tommy Page has passed away. He was just 46. 30Robert OsborneTCM host Robert Osborn has passed away. The beloved TV personality and respected film historian was 84.31Joni SledgeMay Joni Sledge rest in peace. The popular singer passed away in March of 2017 at the age of 60.32Mike AktariMike Aktari, who appeared in the Style Network reality show Jerseylicious from 2010-13, died at the age of 28 in March 2017.33Chuck BarrisChuck Barris created and hosted The Gong Show. He sadly passed away at the age of 87.34Robert Brian ClarkRobert Brian Clark, who appeared on a memorable episode of Catfish during Season 2 of the MTV show, has passed away at the age of 33 in March 2017.35Clay AdlerMay Clay Adler rest in peace. The former MTV reality star killed himself at the age of 27.36J. GeilsGuitarist J. Geils has passed away. He was 71 years old.37Cuba Gooding Sr.Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. passed away at the age of 72 in April 2017.38Paulie GigantiPaulie Giganti has died. The Hell’s Kitchen chef was found in his home in April 2017. He was 36.39Erin MoranMay Erin Moran rest in peace. The ex-Happy Days star is dead at the age of 56.40Dorothy MengeringDorothy Mengering is featured here on CBS. The mother of David Letterman, she has died at age 95.41Jonathan DemmeMay Jonathan Demme rest in peace. The widely respected director died in April of 2017 at the age of 73.42Michael MantenutoActor Michael Mantenuto has passed away. He was just 35 years old.43Col. Bruce HamptonThe jam band icon died after collapsing on stage. He was 70 years old.44Christopher BoykinMay Christopher Boykin rest in peace. The former MTV star sadly is dead at the young age of 45.45Michael ParksMichael Parks has passed away. The beloved and acclaimed actor was 77 years old.46Michael D. JacksonMichael D. Jackson passed away. The former NFL wide receiver was 48.47Bob CarterBob Carter has passed away. The father of Nick and Aaron Carter was 65.48Brad GreyProducer Brad Grey with Ryan Gosling. The Hollywood legend recently passed away 59.49Reema LagooRest in peace, Reema Lagoo. This Bollywood actress has passed away at the age of 59.50Nicky HaydenNicky Hayden is dead at the age of 35. May the former motorcycle champion rest in peace.51Roger MooreMay Roger Moore rest in peace. The beloved actor passed away from cancer at the age of 89.52Cortez KennedyCortez Kennedy has passed away. The NFL Hall of Famer star was 48.53Lisa SpoonauerActress Lisa Spoonauer made her film debut in the iconic Kevin Smith film Clerks. She passed away recently at the age of 44.54Jared MartinThe former Dallas actor passed away from cancer at the age of 75.55Denis JohnsonAuthor Denis Johnson passed away. He was 67.56Gregg AllmanGregg Allman has passed away. The Allman Brothers Band frontman was 69.57Frank DefordFrank Deford was considered one of the greatest sports writers in history. He died in May of of 2017.58Michael NanceMichael Nance has died. The Bachelor contestant from Emily Maynard’s season was just 31 years old.59Danny DiasDanny Dias has passed away. The former MTV reality star was 33.60Glenne HeadlyMay Glenne Headly rest in peace. This Emmy-winning actress passed away at the age of 63.61Dr. Brandon RogersDr. Brandon Rogers, a physician and contestant on America’s Got Talent this season, passed away before his episode made it to air. He was only 29.62ProdigyRapper Prodigy has passed away at the age of 42. He was one half of the acclaimed hip hop duo Mobb Deep.63Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg has passed away. The longtime partner of Keith Richards’ children was 73.64Hank DeutschendorfMay Hank Deutschendorf rest in peace. The actor who played baby Oscar in Ghostbusters II was found dead in June of 2017.65Michael NyqvistMay Michael Nyqvist rest in peace. The veteran actor passed away at the age of 56.66Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis has sadly died at the age of 39. He left this world as a result of heart failure.67Martin LandauMay Martin Landau rest in peace. The beloved actor passed away at the age of 89.68John HeardJohn Heard attends a Screen Actors Guild Party in 2009.69Sam ShepardMay Sam Shepard rest in peace. The actor passed away at the age of 73.70Glen CampbellCountry music icon Glen Campbell passed away. The beloved singer was 81.71Dick GregoryMay Dick Gregory rest in peace. The comedian and important activist was 84 years old when he passed away.72Jerry LewisJerry Lewis passed away. The comedy legend was 91.73Jay ThomasJay Thomas is seen here on Cheers. The veteran actor passed away at the age of 69.74Harry Dean StantonRest in peace, Harry Dean Stanton. The long-time actor passed away in the summer of 2014.75Jake LaMottaJake LaMotta has passed away. The boxer served as the inspiration for the classic 1980 film Raging Bull.76Michelle RoundsMichelle Rounds, Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, died of an apparent suicide in September. She was 46.77Troy GentryTroy Gentry, one half of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 50.78Bobby HeenanWrestling great Bobby Heenan passed away in September.79Grant HartR.I.P. Grant Hart. The rocker passed away in September of 2017.80Zander VeneziaZander Venezia has passed away at the age of 16. He died in a surfing accident.81Blake HeronMay Blake Heron rest in peace. The actor passed away at the age of 35.82Mark LaMuraRest in peace, Mark LaMura. The actor, seen here on All My Children, has died at the age of 68.83Hugh HefnerThe legendary Playboy founder was 91.84Monty HallMay Monty Hall rest in peace. The beloved game show host has died at the age of 96.85Chuck LowActor Chuck Low has passed away. The actor was best known for his role in the film classic Goodfellas.86Gord DownieGord Downie has passed away. The Tragically Hip frontman was 53.87Robert GuillaumeRobert Guillaume has passed away. The award-winning actor was 89.88Brad BufandaMay Brad Bufanda rest in peace. The actor took his own life at the age of 34.89Liz SmithMay Liz Smith rest in peace. The popular gossip columnist has died at the age of 94.90Lil PeepRest in peace, Lil Peep. The YouTube star died in late 2017 at the young age of 21.91David CassidyThe beloved singer and former actor passed away from kidney failure.92Kim Jong-HyunMay Kim Jong-Hyun rest in peace. The pop star died at the young age of 27.93Combat JackHip hop icon Combat Jack has passed away. The beloved media personality was just 48 years old.94Dick EnbergThe broadcast legend has died at the age of 82. May he rest in peace.95Sue GraftonSue Grafton has passed away. The beloved author of mystery novels was 77.