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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:33 AM

These are the entertainment celebrities we have lost in 2017. They are listed by month. So many... too many.

January 2017
  • Richard Machowicz, 51, American Navy SEAL and television host (Future Weapons, Deadliest Warrior).
  • Sylvester Potts, 78, American singer and composer (The Contours).
  • Francine York, 80, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Batman, The Family Man), cancer.
  • Eddie Kamae, 89, American ukuleleist (Sons of Hawaii).
  • Buddy Bregman, 86, American arranger, producer, and composer.
  • Peter Sarstedt, 75, English singer-songwriter ("Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?")
  • Crazy Toones, 45, American hip-hop record producer and DJ
  • Teresa Ann Savoy, 61, British-born Italian actress (Caligula, Salon Kitty)
  • Buddy Greco, 90, American singer, actor (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) and pianist.
  • Tony Rosato, 62, Italian-born Canadian actor (Saturday Night Live, SCTV, Night Heat).
  • Tommy Allsup, 85, American rockabilly and swing guitarist
  • Milton Metz, 95, American radio and television host.
  • Dick Gautier, 85, American actor and singer (Get Smart, Transformers, When Things Were Rotten).
  • John Boudreaux, 80, American drummer.
  • Barry Cassin, 92, Irish actor (Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, The Count of Monte Cristo, Byzantium).
  • Kevin Starr, 76, American historian and librarian
  • Greg Trooper, 61, American singer-songwriter
  • Charles "Bobo" Shaw, 69, American jazz drummer.
  • Steve Wright, 66, American bass guitarist (The Greg Kihn Band)
  • Philip Bond, 82, British actor (Doctor Who, The Onedin Line).
  • Mike Kellie, 69, English drummer (Spooky Tooth, The Only Ones) and record producer.
  • David Spicer, 70, American organist.
  • Miguel Ferrer, 61, American actor (RoboCop, Mulan, Twin Peaks)
  • Joy Coghill, 90, Canadian actress (Da Vinci's Inquest)
  • Joey Powers, 82, American singer-songwriter.
  • Tommy Tate, 72, American soul singer and songwriter.
  • John Watkiss, 55, British comic artist (Deadman) and concept artist (Tarzan, Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
  • Karl Hendricks, 46, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Karl Hendricks Trio)
  • Walter "Junie" Morrison, 62, American Hall of Fame musician (Ohio Players, Parliament-Funkadelic) and record producer.
  • Maggie Roche, 65, American singer-songwriter (The Roches)
  • Jaki Liebezeit, 78, German drummer (Can)
  • Bobby Freeman, 76, American singer and songwriter ("Do You Want to Dance")
  • Gorden Kaye, 75, English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Brazil, Coronation Street)
  • Mary Webster, 81, American actress (The Delicate Delinquent, The Tin Star, Master of the World).
  • Gil Ray, 60, American drummer (Game Theory, The Loud Family)
  • Butch Trucks, 69, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
  • Ronnie Davis, 66, Jamaican reggae singer.
  • Shunji Fujimura, 82, Japanese actor (Monkey, Death Note)
  • Kevin Geer, 64, American actor (Twelve Angry Men, The Pelican Brief, The Contender)
  • Sir John Hurt, 77, British actor (Alien, The Elephant Man, Harry Potter), BAFTA winner (1979, 1981).
  • Mary Tyler Moore, 80, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), 7-time Emmy winner
  • Mike Connors, 91, American actor (Mannix, The Ten Commandments, Tightrope!).
  • Barbara Hale, 94, American actress (Perry Mason, Airport, The Window)
  • Stan Boreson, 91, American comedian and television host.
  • Bob Holiday, 84, American actor (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman).
  • Guitar Gable, 79, American blues musician.
  • Geoff Nicholls, 68, English keyboardist (Black Sabbath, Quartz)
  • Frank Pellegrino, 72, American actor (Goodfellas, The Sopranos) and restaurateur (Rao's
  • John Schroeder, 82, British composer, songwriter and record producer (Helen Shapiro, Sounds Orchestral, Status Quo).
  • John Wetton, 67, British singer-songwriter ("Only Time Will Tell", "Heat of the Moment") and bass guitarist (Asia, King Crimson)
February
  • Desmond Carrington, 90, British actor (Emergency – Ward 10) and broadcaster.
  • Antonio Casale, 84, Italian actor (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Le salamandre)
  • Steve Lang, 67, Canadian rock bass guitarist (April Wine).
  • Noel Simms, 82, Jamaican reggae percussionist and singer
  • Sonny Geraci, 70, American singer (The Outsiders, Climax)
  • Irwin Corey, 102, American comedian (The Steve Allen Show) and actor
  • Inge Keller, 93, German actress (The Last Year, Aimée & Jaguar, Lola and Billy the Kid)
  • Alec McCowen, 91, English actor (A Night to Remember, Frenzy, Gangs of New York)
  • Richard Hatch, 71, American actor (Battlestar Galactica, The Streets of San Francisco, All My Children)
  • Rina Matsuno, 18, Japanese pop singer (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku)
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya, 89, Japanese actor (Seven Samurai, The Human Vapor, Funeral Parade of Roses).
  • Jay Bontatibus, 52, American actor (The Young and the Restless, General Hospital)
  • Barbara Carroll, 92, American jazz pianist
  • Sara Coward, 69, British actress (The Archers
  • Damian, 52, British pop singer
  • Al Jarreau, 76, American jazz and R&B singer ("Moonlighting", "Since I Fell for You", "We Are the World"), seven-time Grammy winner
  • Alice Ludes, 104, American singer
  • E-Dubble, 34, American rap artist
  • Deanna Summers, 76, American songwriter ("Goodbye Priscilla (Bye Bye Baby Blue)")
  • Warren Frost, 91, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld)
  • Peter Skellern, 69, English singer-songwriter
  • Clyde Stubblefield, 73, American drummer (James Brown)
  • Larry Coryell, 73, American jazz guitarist
  • Chris Wiggins, 86, English-born Canadian voice actor (Babar, Friday the 13th: The Series, The Best darn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar)
  • Stanisław Skrowaczewski, 93, Polish-American conductor and composer
  • Bill Woodson, 99, American voice actor (This is Your FBI, Super Friends)
  • Horace Parlan, 86, American-born Danish jazz pianist.
  • Leon Ware, 77, American musician, record producer, and songwriter ("I Want You", "I Wanna Be Where You Are")
  • Daryl, 61, American magician
  • Bill Paxton, 61, American actor (Apollo 13, Titanic, Big Love)
  • Joseph Wapner, 97, American judge (Los Angeles County Superior Court) and television personality (The People's Court, Judge Wapner's Animal Court)
  • John Harlan, 91, American radio and television personality (Password, Name That Tune).
  • Ric Marlow, 91, American songwriter ("A Taste of Honey") and actor (Bonanza, Magnum, P.I., Hawaii Five-O).
  • James Walker, 76, British actor (Nineteen Eighty-Four, Empire of the Sun).
March
  • Richard Karron, 82, American actor (The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Ready to Rumble, History of the World, Part I).
  • Michael M. Ryan, 87, American actor (Another World, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tootsie).
  • Wally Pikal, 90, American musician.
  • Tommy Page, 46, American singer-songwriter ("I'll Be Your Everything") and music industry executive (Reprise Records, Billboard)
  • Danny Spooner, 80, English folk singer.
  • Valerie Carter, 64, American singer-songwriter (Howdy Moon).
  • Edi Fitzroy, 62, Jamaican reggae singer
  • Ritchie Adams, 78, American songwriter ("Tossin' and Turnin'", "The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)", "After the Lovin'") and singer.
  • David Campagna, 70, American actor and stunt double
  • Francis Thorne, 94, American composer
  • Jonathan Moore, 47, American rapper
  • Dave Valentin, 64, American jazz flautist
  • Ann Beach, 78, British actress (Fresh Fields, Notting Hill).
  • Jane Freeman, 81, Welsh actress (Last of the Summer Wine)
  • Carol Field, 76, American cookbook author
  • John Forgeham, 75, British actor (The Italian Job, Sheena, Footballers' Wives)
  • Tony Haygarth, 72, English actor (Chicken Run, Emmerdale, Dracula)
  • Joni Sledge, 60, American singer (Sister Sledge).
  • Roberta Knie, 79, American operatic soprano.
  • Auntie Fee, 59, American Internet personality and actress (Barbershop: The Next Cut)
  • Lawrence Montaigne, 86, American actor (The Great Escape, Star Trek, Escape to Witch Mountain).
  • Chuck Berry, 90, American Hall of Fame guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven")
  • Joe Mafela, 75, South African actor (Zulu, Shout at the Devil, Escape from Angola
  • Tony Russel, 91, American actor (Behind the Mask of Zorro, Wild, Wild Planet, War of the Planets).
  • John Rogan, 78, Irish actor (The Bill).
  • Buck Hill, 90, American jazz saxophonist.
  • Tony Terran, 90, American trumpeter and session musician.[393]
  • Chuck Barris, 87, American television producer, game show creator, host (The Gong Show, The Dating Game), and songwriter  ("Palisades Park").
  • Roy Fisher, 86, British poet and jazz pianist
  • Sib Hashian, 67, American drummer (Boston).
  • Tomas Milian, 84, Cuban-born Italian actor (The Big Gundown, Traffic, Amistad)
  • Helena Štáchová, 72, Czech puppeteer (Spejbl and Hurvínek Theater) and voice actress (The Simpsons).
  • Lola Albright, 92, American actress (Champion, Peter Gunn, Lord Love a Duck).
  • Lee Farr, 89, American actor (Thundering Jets, Lone Texan, Gunfighters of Abilene).
  • Jean Rouverol, 100, American actress (It's a Gift) and screenwriter (Autumn Leaves, The Guiding Light)
  • Avo Uvezian, 91, Armenian-American jazz pianist and cigar manufacturer.
  • Ralph Archbold, 75, American actor and impersonator (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Sheila Bond, 90, American actress (Wish You Were Here, The Marrying Kind, darn Yankees), Tony winner (1953)
  • Jimmy Dotson, 83, American blues musician.
  • Richard Beale, 96, British actor (Doctor Who, Emmerdale, The Bill).
  • Arthur Blythe, 76, American jazz alto saxophonist and composer
  • Ronald Hines, 87, British actor (Not in Front of the Children).
  • Rosie Hamlin, 71, American singer (Rosie and the Originals)
April
  • Lonnie Brooks, 83, American blues guitarist and singer.
  • Rhubarb Jones, 65, American country disc jockey and professional wrestling ring announcer (WCW)
  • David Peel, 73, American singer and political activist
  • Don Rickles, 90, American comedian and actor (Toy Story, Casino, Kelly's Heroes)
  • Tim Pigott-Smith, 70, English actor (The Jewel in the Crown, Clash of the Titans, V for Vendetta).
  • Ben Speer, 86, American musician (Speer Family).
  • Kim Plainfield, 63, American jazz drummer
  • Cal Bellini, 81, Singaporean-born American actor (Little Big Man)
  • Peter Hansen, 95, American actor (When Worlds Collide, General Hospital, Dragonfly).
  • Stan Robinson, 80, British jazz tenor saxophonist and flutist.
  • Bob Wootton, 75, American country guitarist (Johnny Cash, Tennessee Three).
  • Jean Worthley, 92, American naturalist and television presenter (Hodgepodge Lodge)
  • Linda Hopkins, 92, American actress (Purlie, Me and Bessie) and singer ("Shake a Hand"), Tony winner (1972).
  • Margaret Towner, 96, British actress (Derek, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace).
  • J. Geils, 71, American guitarist (The J. Geils Band).
  • Dorothy Mengering, 95, American television personality (Late Night with David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman).
  • Toby Smith, 46, British keyboardist (Jamiroquai).
  • Charlie Murphy, 57, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (Chappelle's Show, Norbit, The Boondocks)
  • Bruce Langhorne, 78, American folk musician (Bob Dylan) and film scorer (The Hired Hand), inspiration for "Mr. Tambourine Man"
  • Allan Holdsworth, 70, British guitarist and composer (Bruford, U.K., Soft Machine)
  • Matt Holt, 39, American singer and musician (Nothingface).
  • Clifton James, 96, American actor (Live and Let Die, Cool Hand Luke, Eight Men Out)
  • Sylvia Moy, 78, American songwriter ("Uptight (Everything's Alright)", "I Was Made to Love Her", "My Cherie Amour") and record producer.
  • Rosemary Frankau, 84, British actress (Terry and June)
  • Cuba Gooding Sr., 72, American soul singer (The Main Ingredient).
  • Trustin Howard, 93, American singer, actor and writer (The Joey Bishop Show, This is Your Life)
  • Erin Moran, 56, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, Galaxy of Terror)
  • Kathleen Crowley, 87, American actress (Robert Montgomery Presents, Maverick, Downhill Racer).
  • Don Gordon, 90, American actor (Bullitt, Papillon, The Towering Inferno).
  • Michael Mantenuto, 35, American actor (Miracle) and military officer
  • Calep Emphrey Jr., 67, American drummer (B.B. King).
  • John Shifflett, 64, American jazz musician
  • Anna Lee Carroll, 86, American actress (Not of This Earth, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Marlowe).
  • Lorna Gray, 99, American actress (O, My Darling Clementine, Captain America, Oh! Susanna).
May
  • Bruce Hampton, 70, American musician (Hampton Grease Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit) and actor (Sling Blade).
  • Moray Watson, 88, British actor (The Darling Buds of May, The Quatermass Experiment, Compact)
  • Georgie Collins, 91, Canadian actress (Ghostkeeper) and stage director.
  • Casey Jones, 77, American blues drummer
  • Daliah Lavi, 74, Israeli actress (Casino Royale, The Spy with a Cold Nose, Catlow), singer and model.
  • Saxa, 87, Jamaican-born British saxophonist (The Beat).
  • Beryl Te Wiata, 92, New Zealand actress (My Letter to George, Xena: Warrior Princess).
  • Dave Pell, 92, American jazz saxophonist.
  • Curt Lowens, 91, German-born American actor (Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory, The Hindenburg, Angels & Demons) and Holocaust survivor
  • Christopher Boykin, 45, American entertainer and musician (Rob & Big)
  • Michael Parks, 77, American actor (Twin Peaks, From Dusk till Dawn, Kill Bill).
  • Geoffrey Bayldon, 93, English actor (Catweazle, Worzel Gummidge, Casino Royale).
  • Joy Byers, 82, American songwriter ("Please Don't Stop Loving Me").
  • Bill Dowdy, 84, American jazz drummer (The Three Sounds).
  • Jimmy Copley, 63, English drummer (Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Tears for Fears)
  • John Cygan, 63, American actor and voice actor (The Commish, Metal Gear, Toy Story 3)
  • Powers Boothe, 68, American actor (Tombstone, Deadwood, Red Dawn), Emmy winner (1980)
  • Tom McClung, 60, American jazz pianist and composer
  • Oleg Vidov, 73, Russian-American actor (Red Heat, Wild Orchid, Thirteen Days)
  • Anne Kimbell, 84, American actress (Monster from the Ocean Floor)
  • Chris Cornell, 52, American musician and songwriter (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog).
  • Lisa Spoonauer, 44, American actress (Clerks)
  • Kenny Cordray, 62, American guitarist and songwriter
  • Jimmy LaFave, 61, American folk singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Barbara Smith Conrad, 79, American opera singer
  • Dina Merrill, 93, American actress (Operation Petticoat, BUtterfield 8, Desk Set), heiress and socialite.
  • Mickey Roker, 84, American jazz drummer, lung cancer.
  • Sir Roger Moore, 89, English actor (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maverick, The Saint)
  • Jared Martin, 75, American actor (Dallas, War of the Worlds, Aenigma)
  • Sonny West, 78, American actor and stuntman (Stay Away, Joe, The Hellcats, Bigfoot)
  • Toni Bertorelli, 69, Italian actor (The Young Pope, The Passion of the Christ, Zora the Vampire).
  • Gregg Allman, 69, American Hall of Fame singer-songwriter ("Whipping Post", "Midnight Rider") and musician (The Allman Brothers Band
  • Wendell Burton, 69, American actor (The Sterile Cuckoo, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Heat)
  • Robert Michael Morris, 77, American actor (The Comeback, Running Wilde, How I Met Your Mother).
  • Molly Peters, 75, British actress (Thunderball).
  • Elena Verdugo, 92, American actress (Marcus Welby, M.D., House of Frankenstein, Panama Sal).
  • Tino Insana, 69, American actor (Three Amigos, Who's Harry Crumb?, Barnyard)r.
  • Lyn James, 87, Welsh-born Australian actress (The Young Doctors).
  • Bern Nix, 69, American jazz guitarist.
June
  • Roy Barraclough, 81, British comedian (Cissie and Ada) and actor (Coronation Street).
  • José Greci, 76, Italian actress (Ben-Hur, The Ten Gladiators, The Sicilian Connection).
  • Peter Sallis, 96, English actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Wallace and Gromit, The Wind in the Willows).
  • Danny Dias, 34, American reality television personality (Road Rules, The Challenge)
  • Roger Smith, 84, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, Mister Roberts, Auntie Mame)
  • Vin Garbutt, 69, British folk singer (When the Tide Turns, Bandalised, Word of Mouth).
  • Glenne Headly, 62, American actress (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mr. Holland's Opus, Dick Tracy)
  • Norro Wilson, 79, American country music songwriter ("A Very Special Love Song", "The Most Beautiful Girl") and record producer, Grammy winner (1975)
  • Adam West, 88, American actor (Batman, Family Guy, Robinson Crusoe on Mars)
  • Rosalie Sorrels, 83, American folk singer.
  • Sam Beazley, 101, British actor (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Johnny English, Pride and Prejudice).
  • David W. Frank, 67, American actor, author and educator
  • Jack Ong, 76, American actor (Next, Leprechaun in the Hood, General Hospital)
  • Anita Pallenberg, 75, Italian actress (Barbarella, Performance, A Degree of Murder)
  • Sheila Raye Charles, 53, American singer-songwriter
  • Harry Prime, 97, American big band singer
  • Stephen Furst, 63, American actor (Babylon 5, Animal House, St. Elsewhere)
  • Thara Memory, 68, American jazz trumpeter
  • Chris Murrell, 61, American jazz singer.
  • Brian Cant, 83, British actor (Dappledown Farm) and television presenter (Play School).
  • Prodigy, 42, American rapper (Mobb Deep).
  • Belton Richard, 77, American singer and Cajun accordionist
  • Howard Witt, 85, American actor (Death of a Salesman).
  • Paul De Rolf, 74, American actor (The Ten Commandments, The Beverly Hillbillies) and choreographer (1941).
  • Jimmy Nalls, 66, American rock guitarist (Sea Level)
  • Dave Evans, 66, American bluegrass musician.
  • Hal Fryar, 90, American actor and TV show host (The Three Stooges)
  • Geri Allen, 60, American jazz pianist, composer and educator
  • Michael Nyqvist, 56, Swedish actor (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, John Wick)
July
  • Aleshia Brevard, 79, American transgender actress and author
  • Stevie Ryan, 33, American actress and comedian (Stevie TV)
  • Heathcote Williams, 75, British author and actor (City of Ember)
  • Joe Robinson, 90, British actor (Diamonds Are Forever, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Thor and the Amazon Women)
  • John Blackwell, 43, American funk and jazz drummer (Prince)
  • Ji-Tu Cumbuka, 77, American actor (Roots, Blacula, Mandingo)
  • Carol Lee Scott, 74, English actress (Grotbags).
  • Melvyn "Deacon" Jones, 73, American blues musician.
  • Joan Boocock Lee, 95, British-born American actress (Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse) and model
  • Shu Nakajima, 69, Japanese actor (47 Ronin, The Emperor in August, Kagemusha)
  • Nelsan Ellis, 39, American actor (True Blood, Get on Up, Elementary)
  • Wally Burr, 91, American voice actor and director (The Transformers, Jem, Spider-Man).
  • Joseph Fire Crow, 58, American Cheyenne flutist
  • Mahi Beamer, 88, American singer
  • William Hoyland, 73, English actor (Bill Brand, Hellboy, For Your Eyes Only).
  • Martin Landau, 89, American actor (Ed Wood, Mission: Impossible, Crimes and Misdemeanors), Oscar winner (1995)
  • Trevor Baxter, 84, British actor (Doctor Who, Maelstrom, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) and playwright.
  • Roland Cazimero, 66, American guitarist (The Brothers Cazimero)
  • Wilfried, 67, Austrian singer ("Lisa Mona Lisa")
  • Harvey Atkin, 74, Canadian actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).
  • Evan Helmuth, 40, American actor (The Devil Inside, Fever Pitch, Jobs)
  • Red West, 81, American actor and stuntman (Walking Tall, Road House, The Wild Wild West
  • Fenwick Smith, 69, American flutist (Boston Symphony Orchestra).
  • Chester Bennington, 41, American singer and songwriter (Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, Stone Temple Pilots)
  • John Heard, 71, American actor (Home Alone, Big, Prison Break), cardiac arrest
  • Kenny Shields, 69, Canadian singer (Streetheart)
  • Deborah Watling, 69, English actress (Doctor Who, Take Me High, The Invisible Man)
  • Jerry Rushing, 80, American bootlegger and actor, inspiration for The Dukes of Hazzard.
  • Hywel Bennett, 73, Welsh actor (The Virgin Soldiers, Shelley, EastEnders).
  • Michael Johnson, 72, American singer ("Bluer Than Blue", "Give Me Wings", "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder"), songwriter and guitarist.
  • Billy Joe Walker Jr., 65, American guitarist and songwriter ("I Wanna Dance with You", "That's Why I Fell in Love with You", "B-B-B-Burnin' Up with Love").
  • Patti Deutsch, 73, American comedian, game show panelist and voice actress (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in, Match Game, The Emperor's New Groove)
  • June Foray, 99, American voice actress (The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Looney Tunes, Cinderella)
  • D. L. Menard, 85, American Cajun musician.
  • Sam Shepard, 73, American playwright (Buried Child) and actor (The Right Stuff, Black Hawk Down), Pulitzer Prize winner (1979), complications from ALS.
  • Chuck Loeb, 61, American jazz guitarist (Fourplay).
  • Nancy Valentine, 89, American actress (The Black Castle).
August
  • Mariann Mayberry, 52, American actress (War of the Worlds)
  • Ty Hardin, 87, American actor (Bronco, Berserk!, Battle of the Bulge).
  • Haruo Nakajima, 88, Japanese actor (Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Seven Samurai).
  • Eugene Burger, 78, American magician.
  • Glen Campbell, 81, American singer ("Rhinestone Cowboy", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix") and actor (True Grit), Grammy winner (1967, 2015)
  • Barbara Cook, 89, American singer and actress (The Music Man, Sondheim on Sondheim, Candide)
  • Patrick O'Connell, 83, Irish actor.
  • Joseph Bologna, 82, American actor (Blame It on Rio, My Favorite Year, The Big Bus)
  • Andrzej Blumenfeld, 66, Polish actor (The Pianist, Delivery Man, The Witcher).
  • Benard Ighner, 72, American musician, record producer (Who Is This gripe, Anyway?) and songwriter
  • Jennifer Daniel, 81, Welsh actress (The Reptile, The Kiss of the Vampire).
  • Jon Shepodd, 89, American actor (Lassie, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?).
  • Sonny Landham, 76, American actor (Predator, 48 Hrs., Lock Up)
  • Sonny Burgess, 88, American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter.
  • Sir Bruce Forsyth, 89, English television presenter (The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, Strictly Come Dancing) and entertainer
  • Dick Gregory, 84, American comedian and civil rights activist
  • Bea Wain, 100, American singer
  • Jerry Lewis, 91, American comedian (Martin and Lewis), actor (The Nutty Professor) and humanitarian (The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon)
  • John Abercrombie, 72, American jazz guitarist
  • Viola Harris, 91, American actress (Deconstructing Harry, The Other Guys, Sex and the City 2).
  • Pete Kuykendall, 79, American bluegrass musician.
  • Larry Sherman, 94, American actor (Law & Order) and publicist (Donald Trump, New Jersey Generals)
  • Melissa Bell, 53, English singer (Soul II Soul).
  • Larry Elgart, 95, American jazz bandleader.
  • Skip Prokop, 73, Canadian drummer (Lighthouse, The Paupers) and disc jockey (CFNY-FM).
  • Richard Anderson, 91, American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Forbidden Planet).
  • Novella Nelson, 77, American actress and singer (A Perfect Murder, Birth, Antwone Fisher).
September
  • Shelley Berman, 92, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Meet the Fockers, You Don't Mess with the Zohan)
  • Elizabeth Kemp, 65, American actress (Love of Life, Challenger, He Knows You're Alone)
  • Peadar Lamb, 87, Irish actor (Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, Father Ted).
  • Rick Shorter, 80s, American folk singer, record producer and author.
  • Mick Softley, 77, British singer, songwriter and guitarist.
  • Walter Becker, 67, American Hall of Fame musician (Steely Dan), songwriter and producer, Grammy winner (2001).
  • John Byrne Cooke, 76, American author and musician
  • Dave Hlubek, 66, American guitarist and songwriter (Molly Hatchet), heart attack.
  • Gastone Moschin, 88, Italian actor (The Godfather Part II, Caliber 9, My Friends)
  • Hansford Rowe, 93, American actor (Three Days of the Condor, Dante's Peak, The Bonfire of the Vanities)
  • Terence Harvey, 72, British actor (Hollyoaks, From Hell, The Phantom of the Opera)
  • Blake Heron, 35, American actor (Shiloh, We Were Soldiers, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher).
  • Don Williams, 78, American Hall of Fame country music singer ("Tulsa Time", "I Believe in You", "You're My Best Friend") and songwriter
  • Mike Hodge, 70, American actor (Law & Order, All My Children, Striking Distance) and union executive (SAG-AFTRA).
  • Virgil Howe, 41, British drummer (Little Barrie).
  • Mark LaMura, 68, American actor (All My Children, Something Borrowed, City by the Sea)
  • Frank Capp, 86, American jazz drummer
  • Peter Birch, 65, British actor (Casualty, The House of Eliott).
  • Grant Hart, 56, American singer, songwriter ("Turn On the News") and drummer (Hüsker Dü)
  • Frank Vincent, 80, American actor (The Sopranos, Goodfellas, Raging Bull)
  • Harry Dean Stanton, 91, American actor (Alien, The Green Mile, Big Love).
  • Brenda Lewis, 96, American opera soprano and theatre actress.
  • Suzan Farmer, 75, British actress (The Scarlet Blade, Doctor in Clover, Coronation Street).
  • Paul Horner, 38, American fake news writer and comedian.
  • Chuck Low, 89, American actor (Goodfellas, The Mission, Sleepers)
  • Mark Selby, 56, American musician
  • Bernie Casey, 78, American actor (Revenge of the Nerds, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure) and football player (San Francisco 49ers).
  • Johnny Burke, 77, Canadian country singer.
  • Charles Bradley, 68, American singer ("Changes")
  • Caesar Giovannini, 92, American composer and pianist.
  • Tony Booth, 85, British actor (Till Death Us Do Part, Coronation Street, The Contender).
  • Liz Dawn, 77, British actress (Coronation Street, Crown Court, The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club)
  • Tim Quill, 54, American actor (Hamburger Hill, Argo, JAG).
  • Donnie Corker, 65, American transvestite entertainer
  • Elaine Hoffman Watts, 85, American drummer
  • Barry Dennen, 79, American actor (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Shining, Fiddler on the Roof)
  • CeDell Davis, 90, American blues musician.
  • Hugh Hefner, 91, American magazine publisher (Playboy), businessman (Playboy Enterprises) and reality television personality (The Girls Next Door)
  • Anne Jeffreys, 94, American actress (General Hospital, Topper, Dick Tracy)
  • Vann Johnson, 56, American singer.
  • Marietta Marich, 87, American radio personality and actress (Rushmore, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
  • Benjamin Whitrow, 80, British actor (Pride and Prejudice, Chicken Run, Quadrophenia).
  • Ryūji Saikachi, 89, Japanese voice actor (Castle in the Sky, Dragon Ball Z, Anne of Green Gables)
  • Apex, 36, British drum and bass music producer
  • Elizabeth Baur, 69, American actress (Ironside, Lancer, The Boston Strangler).
  • Monty Hall, 96, Canadian-American game show host (Let's Make a Deal)
  • Tom Paley, 89, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers)
October
  • Warren Burton, 72, American actor and voice actor (All My Children, Gettysburg, Green Lantern).
  • Tom Petty, 66, American Hall of Fame musician (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys) and voice actor (King of the Hill)
  • Janis Hansen, 74, American singer and author.
  • Jerry Ross, 84, American producer and songwriter ("I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"), founder of Heritage and Colossus Records
  • William Tepper, 69, American actor (Bachelor Party, Drive, He Said) and screenwriter (Grilled)
  • Trevor Martin, 87, Scottish actor (Doctor Who, Coronation Street, Babel)
  • Ralphie May, 45, American comedian (Last Comic Standing
  • Bunny Sigler, 76, American songwriter and record producer (The O'Jays, The Roots, Patti LaBelle)
  • Grady Tate, 85, American jazz drummer and singer (Schoolhouse Rock!).
  • Jean Rochefort, 87, French actor (Lost in La Mancha, The Phantom of Liberty, Mr. Bean's Holiday).
  • Zig Byfield, 73, English actor (The Bill, Yesterday’s Dreams, GoldenEye).
  • Don Pedro Colley, 79, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, THX 1138, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
  • Chikara Hashimoto, 83, Japanese baseball player and actor (Fist of Fury
  • Iain Rogerson, 56, British actor (Coronation Street).
  • Roy Dotrice, 94, British actor (Amadeus, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Game of Thrones), Tony winner (2000)
  • John Dunsworth, 71, Canadian actor (Trailer Park Boys, Haven, The Shipping News).
  • Sean Hughes, 51, Irish comedian (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Sean's Show) and actor (The Last Detective).
  • Brent Briscoe, 56, American actor (Twin Peaks, A Simple Plan, Sling Blade) and screenwriter
  • Judith McGrath, 70, Australian actress (Prisoner, A Country Practice, All Saints).
  • Martin Eric Ain, 50, American-born Swiss bassist (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost) and entrepreneur
  • Rosemary Leach, 81, English actress (A Room with a View, The Roads to Freedom, The Plague Dogs).
  • Al Hurricane, 81, American singer and songwriter
  • Scott Putesky, 49, American guitarist (Marilyn Manson)
  • George Young, 70, Scottish-born Australian musician (The Easybeats), songwriter ("Friday on My Mind", "Love Is in the Air"), and producer (AC/DC)
  • Fats Domino, 89, American Hall of Fame pianist and singer-songwriter ("Blueberry Hill", "Ain't That a Shame", "I'm Walkin'").
  • Robert Guillaume, 89, American actor and singer (Benson, The Lion King, Sports Night), Emmy winner (1979, 1985), prostate cancer
  • Jack Bannon, 77, American actor (Lou Grant, Petticoat Junction, Little Big Man).
  • uliette, 91, Canadian singer and television host.
  • Dick Noel, 90, American band singer ("Count Every Star")
  • Billy Mize, 88, American steel guitarist, band leader and vocalist
  • Muhal Richard Abrams, 87, American jazz pianist.
  • Dennis Banks, 80, American indigenous activist and actor (Thunderheart, The Last of the Mohicans), co-founder of American Indian
  • Juanita Quigley, 86, American child actress.
November
  • Brad Bufanda, 34, American actor (Veronica Mars, A Cinderella Story, Co-Ed Confidential)
  • Katie Lee, 98, American folk singer and environmentalist
  • Robert Knight, 72, American R&B singer ("Everlasting Love", "Love on a Mountain Top").
  • Scott Fredericks, 74, Irish actor (Doctor Who, See No Evil, Triangle).
  • Robert De Cormier, 95, American composer and conductor (The Belafonte Folk Singers).
  • Wendell Eugene, 94, American jazz trombonist..
  • Wood Moy, 99, American actor (Chan Is Missing, Howard the Duck, Final Analysis).
  • Bill Cashmore, 56, British actor (Brass Eye, Fist of Fun).
  • John Hillerman, 84, American actor (Magnum, P.I., Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), Emmy winner (1987)
  • Chuck Mosley, 57, American singer (Faith No More, Bad Brains) and songwriter ("We Care a Lot").
  • Ray Lovelock, 67, Italian actor (Fiddler on the Roof, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Murder Rock) and musician
  • Jack Blessing, 66, American actor (Moonlighting, The Naked Truth, George Lopez)
  • Nancy Zieman, 64, American writer and television host (Sewing with Nancy)
  • Keith Barron, 83, English actor (Duty Free, The Odd Man, The Nigel Barton Plays).
  • Lil Peep, 21, American singer and rapper
  • Mohammad Poursattar, 78, Iranian actor (Caravans, The Messiah, Prophet Joseph).
  • Hiromi Tsuru, 57, Japanese voice actress (Dragon Ball, Metal Gear Solid, Ghost Sweeper Mikami).
  • Ann Wedgeworth, 83, American actress (Three's Company, Evening Shade, Steel Magnolias), Tony winner (1978)
  • Lilli Hornig, 96, Czech-American scientist, feminist activist
  • Earle Hyman, 91, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, The Lady from Dubuque).
  • William Mayer, 91, American composer.
  • Ben Riley, 84, American jazz drummer (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Barron, Sphere).
  • Ken Shapiro, 75, American writer, producer, film director, and actor (Texaco Star Theatre, The Groove Tube, Modern Problems)
  • Malcolm Young, 64, Scottish-born Australian Hall of Fame guitarist and songwriter (AC/DC)
  • Peter Baldwin, 86, American actor and director (The Wonder Years, Sanford and Son, Newhart), Emmy winner (1989).
  • Warren "Pete" Moore, 79, American Hall of Fame singer (The Miracles), songwriter ("The Tracks of My Tears", "Ain't That Peculiar"), record producer and arranger.
  • Della Reese, 86, American actress (Touched by an Angel, Chico and the Man) and singer ("Don't You Know?").
  • Mel Tillis, 85, American Hall of Fame country music singer-songwriter ("I Ain't Never", "Coca-Cola Cowboy") and actor (The Cannonball Run)
  • Peter Berling, 83, German actor and writer (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Name of the Rose).
  • Rodney Bewes, 79, British actor (The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?) and writer (Dear Mother...Love Albert).
  • David Cassidy, 67, American pop singer ("Cherish", "How Can I Be Sure") and actor (The Partridge Family)
  • Wayne Cochran, 78, American soul singer and songwriter ("Last Kiss")
  • John Coates Jr., 79, American jazz pianist
  • Jon Hendricks, 96, American jazz singer and songwriter (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
  • Tommy Keene, 59, American singer and songwriter
  • Mitch Margo, 70, American singer and songwriter (The Tokens)
  • Rance Howard, 89, American actor (Apollo 13, Ed Wood, Frost/Nixon)
  • Biddy White Lennon, 72, Irish actress (The Riordans) and food writer.
  • ulio Oscar Mechoso, 62, American actor (Planet Terror, Jurassic Park III, Bad Boys)
  • Robert Popwell, 66, American bass guitarist (The Young Rascals, The Crusaders).
  • Heather North, 71, American actress (Scooby-Doo, Days of Our Lives, The Barefoot Executive)
  • Robert Walker, 80, American blues musician
  • Terence Beesley, 60, British actor (EastEnders, The Phantom of the Opera, War & Peace)
  • Alfie Curtis, 87, British actor (Star Wars, The Elephant Man, Cribb)]
  • Clifford David, 89, American actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Signs) and singer
  • Jim Nabors, 87, American actor (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The Andy Griffith Show, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and singer.
December
  • Danny Breen, 67, American actor and comedian
  • Melton Mustafa (de), 70, American jazz musician (Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman)
  • Rose Marie, 94, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Hollywood Squares, The Doris Day Show)
  • Thomas Hunter, 85, American actor (The Hills Run Red, Death Walks in Laredo, The Magnificent Tony Carrera).
  • Curly Seckler, 98, American bluegrass musician (Foggy Mountain Boys, Nashville Grass)
  • Heather Menzies, 68, Canadian-born American actress (The Sound of Music, Logan's Run, Piranha)
  • Dick Orkin, 84, American voice actor and radio personality (Chickenman)
  • Jeannette Clift George, 92, American actress (The Hiding Place)
  • George Maida, 62, American radio disc jockey (WCVE)
  • Pam the Funkstress, 51, American hip hop DJ (The Coup, Prince)
  • Jim French, 89, American radio host (Imagination Theatre) and voice actor (Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2).
  • Roswell Rudd, 82, American jazz trombonist
  • Hiep Thi Le, 46, Vietnamese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, Cruel Intentions, Lakeview Terrace) and restaurateur
  • Leo Welch, 85, American blues musician.
  • Jim Forrester, 43, American bass guitarist (Sixty Watt Shaman) and body modification artis
  • Kevin Mahogany, 59, American jazz singer
  • Ralph Carney, 61, American saxophonist (Tin Huey, Tom Waits) and composer (BoJack Horseman)
  • Richard Dobson, 75, American country singer-songwriter.
  • Randy Hongo, 70, American musician
  • Keely Smith, 89, American singer ("That Old Black Magic", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"), Grammy winner (1959)
  • Dave Christenson, 54, American musician (Stabilizers)
  • John Critchinson, 82, English jazz pianist
  • Tamio Oki, 89, Japanese voice actor (Ghost in the Shell, Astro Boy, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Warrel Dane, 56, American rock singer (Sanctuary, Nevermore)
  • Willie Pickens, 86, American jazz pianist (Eddie Harris, Elvin Jones) and educator (American Conservatory of Music).
  • Pat DiNizio, 62, American singer and musician (The Smithereens)
  • Keith Chegwin, 60, English television presenter (Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Cheggers Plays Pop) and actor (Macbeth)
  • Angry Grandpa, 67, American Internet personality (YouTube)
  • Frances Esemplare, 83, American actress (The Sopranos).
  • Steve Reevis, 55, American actor (Fargo, Geronimo: An American Legend, The Longest Yard)
  • Conrad Brooks, 86, American actor (Plan 9 from Outer Space, Glen or Glenda, The Beast of Yucca Flats)
  • Steve Elmore, 84, American actor (Company, Dames at Sea, 42nd Street)
  • Svein Scharffenberg, 78, Norwegian actor (Cabin Fever).
  • Ulli Lommel, 72, German actor and director (The Boogeyman)
  • Mundell Lowe, 95, American jazz guitarist and composer.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:13 AM

Wow that is quite a list MacC :confused0068:
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:51 AM

Rose Marie-90+ years in show biz,what an amazing run

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

View PostThe_Dead_Shall_Rise_Again, on 30 December 2017 - 09:51 AM, said:

Rose Marie-90+ years in show biz,what an amazing run

Yes it was a good innings
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:13 PM

Woah, that is really a thorough list. Respect.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:15 PM

Yikes I was going to say 'at least it wasn't as bad as 2016' but that list was so long!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:24 AM

You should see the list for athletes, it's just as long. So sad.
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