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Dec 28 2017
Celebrity Deaths 2017: Famous Faces We Lost Comments (0)

Giphy-7No Moore (GIF via UA)

It's been another rough year when it comes to losing icons, although not quite as awe-inspiringly impactful as 2016.

Dead Reckoning: Which Year Was the Worst for Celeb Deaths? HERE

Below, check out all the big names — and important, behind-the-scenes people — we've lost in 2017.

Trends of the year: Animation/voice figures, rock legends, French icons and celebrity parents/spouses.

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Clay Adler, 27 (circa 1989—March 26, 2017) Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County (2007-2008) star OBIT

Leah Adler, 97 (January 12, 1920—February 21, 2017) Mother of Steven Spielberg (b. 1946), restaurateur

GiphyFox News Channel's Shepard Smith gets misty announcing Roger Ailes's death (GIF via Fox News)

Roger Ailes, 77 (May 15, 1940—May 18, 2017) Fox News founder & CEO OBIT

Mike Aktari, 28 (c. 1988—March 13, 2017) Jerseylicious (2011) performer OBIT

Azzedine Alaïa, 77 (February 26, 1940—November 18, 2017) Couture designer OBIT

Giphy-8Lola — Lo, Lo, Lo, Lola, with Alain Delon (GIF via MGM)

Lola Albright, 92 (July 20, 1924—March 23, 2017) Glam early-TV actress, Peter Gunn (1958-1961) star & chanteuse OBIT

Miriam Marx Allen, 90 (May 19, 1927—June 29, 2017) Daughter of Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

Gregg Allman, 69 (December 8, 1947—May 27, 2017) Country-rock legend, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, ex-husband of Cher (b. 1946) OBIT

Tommy Allsup, 85 (November 24, 1931—January 11, 2017) Guitarist who lost the coin toss that kept him from dying in the Buddy Holly plane crash

August Ames, 23 (August 23, 1994—December 5, 2017) Porn star

Lukas Ammann, 104 (September 29, 1912—May 3, 2017) Swiss actor known for German TV series Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (1967-1977)

Herb Oscar Anderson, 88 (May 30, 1928—January 29, 2017) Morning DJ, father of John James (b. 1956)

Giphy-1Cool like Oscar Goldman (GIF via ABC)

Richard Anderson, 91 (August 8, 1926—August 31, 2017) Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978) & Bionic Woman (1976-1978) star OBIT

Andre Arruda, 33 (March 11, 1983—January, 28, 2017) Comic actor aka “Andre the Anti-Giant”

John Ashbery, 90 (July 28, 1927—August 3, 2017) Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Egtqhkfu9sbvrcqxmddoFinal reel (Image via Disney)

Xavier “X” Atencio, 98 (September 4, 1919—September 10, 2017) Disney Imagineer and animator

Harvey Atkin, 74 (December 18, 1942—July 17, 2017) Meatballs (1979) camp director, Cagney & Lacey (1981-1988) regular

Gary Austin, 75 (October 18, 1941—April 1, 2017) Founder of The Groundlings

George Avakian, 98 (March 15, 1919—November 22, 2017) Jazz scholar and producer

John G. Avildsen, 81 (December 21, 1935-June 16, 2017) Director of Save the Tiger (1973), Rocky (1976), first three The Karate Kid films (19840-1989)

Gilbert Baker, 65 (June 2, 1951—March 31, 2017) Creator of the LGBTQ rainbow flag in 1978

Peter Baldwin, 86 (January 11, 1931—November 19, 2017) Prolific, Emmy-winning TV director, actor 

Michael Ballhaus, 81 (August 5, 1935—April 11, 2017) Oscar-nominated cinematographer

Yoshimitsu Banno, 86 (March 30, 1931—May 14, 2017) Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971) director

Jack Bannon, 77 (June 14, 1940—October 25, 2017) Lou Grant (1977-1982) actor, son of Jim Bannon (1911-1984) and Bea Benaderet (1906-1968), husband of Ellen Travolta (b. 1940), brother-in-law of John Travolta (b. 1954)

Wayne Barrett, 71 (July 11, 1945—January 19, 2017) Village Voice columnist, spur under the saddle of politicos

Giphy-2The infamous popsicle episode of The Gong Show (GIF via NBC)

Chuck Barris, 87 (June 3, 1929—March 22, 2017) The Gong Show (1976-1980) host OBIT

Frank Barron, 98 (February 5, 1919—October 24, 2017) Former THR editor, Hanna-Barbera writer

Nicole Bass, 52 (August 10, 1964—February 17, 2017) Pro wrestler, bodybuilder, porn actress

Alexei-BatalovPortrait of the Russian as a young man (Image via head shot)

Alexey Batalov, 88 (November 20, 1928—June 15, 2017) Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980) actor

Ben Bates, 84 (September 4, 1933—October 4, 2017) James Arness's (1923-2011) stunt double on Gunsmoke (1955-1975), Marlboro Man

Elizabeth Baur, 69 (December 1, 1947—September 30, 2017) Ironside (1971-1975) actress

Don Baylor, 68 (June 28, 1949—August 7, 2017) Former MLB baseball player, coach

Chris Bearde, 80 (June 18, 1936—April 23, 2017) Writer on Laugh-In (1968-1973), creator of The Gong Show (1976-1980)

Sam Beazley, 101 (March 29, 1916—June 12, 2017) British theater actor

Walter Becker, 67 (February 20, 1950—August 3, 2017) Steely Dan guitarist, bass player & songwriter

Giphy-2Friend in need (GIF via YouTube)

Chester Bennington, 41 (March 20, 1976—July 20, 2017) Lead singer of Linkin Park

Daisy Berkowitz aka Scott Putesy, 49 (April 28, 1968—October 22, 2017) Founding member of Marilyn Manson

Pierre Bergé, 86 (November 14, 1930—September 8, 2017) Yves Saint Laurent co-founder

Peter Berling, 83 (March 20, 1934—November 20, 2017) German character actor, appeared in The Name of the Rose (1986), Gangs of New York (2002)

Katherine Ann Berman, 67 (circa 1950—May 9, 2017) Wife of ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman (b. 1955)

Shelley Berman, 92 (February 3, 1925—September 1, 2017) Stand-up comic, Curb Your Enthusiasm (2002-2009) regular

John Bernecker, 33 (circa 1984—July 12, 2017) The Walking Dead (2010-present) stuntman

Chuck Berry, 90 (October 18, 1926—March 18, 2017) Father of Rock 'n' Roll, guitar legend OBIT

Giphy-9Berry talented (GIF via YouTube)

Liliane Bettencourt, 94 (October 21, 1922—September 21, 2017) L'Oréal heiress and world's richest woman

Laura Biagiatti, 73 (August 4, 1943—May 26, 2017) Queen of Cashmere, Italian fashion designer

William Peter Blatty, 89 (January 7, 1928—January 12, 2017) Oscar-winning author and adapted screenplay writer of The Exorcist (1973) OBIT

Jack Blessing, 66 (July 29, 1951–November 14, 2017) George Lopez (2002-2007) actor

Bigdaddy2.w529.h352Big Daddy's Bologna (GIF via Columbia)

Joe Bologna, 82 (December 30, 1934—August 13, 2017) Oscar-nominated writer, prolific playwright, actor in My Favorite Year (1982), husband of Renée Taylor (b. 1933) OBIT

Michael Bond, 91 (January 13, 1926-June 27, 2017) Creator of Paddington Bear

Sheila Bond, 90 (March 16, 1927—March 25, 2017) Tony-winning Wish You Were Here (1953) actress

Adrian Booth, 99 (July 26, 1917—April 30, 2017) aka Lorna Gray; Three Stooges comedienne, western actress OBIT

Tony Booth, 85 (October 9, 1931—September 25, 2017) British Till Death Do Us Part (1966-1975) sitcom star, dad of Cherie Blair (b. 1954)

GiphyGreen-eyed monster (GIF via Embassy)

Powers Boothe, 68 (June 1, 1948—May 14, 2017) Actor famous for portraying Jim Jones (1931-1978), appearing in The Emerald Forest (1984) & Sin City (2005) OBIT

Bimba Bosé 41 (October 1, 1975—January 23, 2017) Spanish singer & model, niece of Miguel Bosé (b. 1956)

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, 45 (January 13, 1972—May 9, 2017) Star of MTV's Rob & Big (2006-2008)

Charles Bradley, 68 (November 5, 1948—September 23, 2017) Singer dubbed the Screaming Eagle of Soul

Ann Brebner, 93 (1925—January 13, 2017) George Lucas's (b. 1944) casting director

Buddy Bregman, 86 (July 9, 1930—January 8, 2017) Conductor/arranger/composer who worked with Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1966); nephew of Jule Styne (1905-1994), father of Tracey Bregman (b. 1963)

Jimmy Breslin, 88 (October 17, 1928—March 19, 2017) Pulitzer Prize-winning NYC columnist, author OBIT

Aleshia Brevard, 79 (December 9, 1937—July 1, 2017) Trans pioneer who underwent SRS in '62, appeared in films, wrote a memoir OBIT

Brent Briscoe, 56 (May 21, 1961—October 18, 2017) Sling Blade (1996) & Twin Peaks (2017) actor

Conrad Brooks, 86 (January 3, 1931—December 6, 2017) Frequent Ed Wood (1924-1978) actor, appeared in Glen or Glenda (1953) and Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Bruce Brown, 80 (December 1, 1937—December 10, 2017) Documentary filmmaker, director of surf classic The Endless Summer (1966)

1969-actress-chelsea-brown-press-photo-c8f8161573dce2b9fe358f0b6c7f8bf2When the laughter stopped — Chelsea Brown (Image via NBC)

Chelsea Brown, 74 (December 6, 1942—March 27, 2017) Rowan & Martin's Laugh In (1968-1969) and The Thing with Two Heads (1972) actress

Zbigniew Brzezinski, 89 (March 28, 1928—May 26, 2017) Advisor to Jimmy Carter (b. 1924), father of Morning Joe (2007-) co-host Mika Brzezinski (b. 1967) OBIT

BufandaMan from Mars (Image via Instagram)

Brad Bufanda, 34 (May 4, 1983—November 1, 2017) Veronica Mars (2004-2006) actor OBIT

Zoya Bulgakova, 102 (December 24, 1914—February 3, 2017) Russian theater actress

Jim Burns, 65 (circa 1952—December 23, 2017) Co-creator of MTV's Unplugged (1989-present)

Wendell Burton, 69 (July 21, 1947—May 30, 2017) Liza Minnelli's (b. 1946) The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) beau

Brenda Buttner, 55 (May 22, 1961—February 20, 2017) Fox News host

Glen Campbell, 81 (April 22, 1936—August 8, 2017) Country-music legend, singer of  “Rhinestone Cowboy” (1975) and “Southern Nights” (1977) OBIT

Pattie Daly Caruso, 73 (circa 1944—September 17, 2017) Mother of Carson Daly (b. 1973), local TV host

Gisèle Casadesus, 103 (June 14, 1914—September 24, 2017) Doyenne of French comic actresses

Bernie Casey, 78 (June 8, 1939—September 19, 2017) NFL star-turned-actor who appeared in Brian's Song (1971), Boxcar Bertha (1972), Cleopatra Jones (1973) and Revenge of the Nerds (1984) OBIT

GiphyMemories: Two great stars, in 1971, who would later be felled by dementia

David Cassidy, 67 (April 12, 1950—November 21, 2017) 1970s teen icon, son of Jack Cassidy (1927-1976) and Evelyn Ward (1923-2012), stepson of Shirley Jones (b. 1934), half brother of Shaun (b. 1958), Patrick (b. 1962) and Ryan Cassidy (b. 1966), father of Katie Cassidy (b. 1986) OBIT

Darlene Cates, 69 (December 13, 1947—March 26, 2017) What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) actress OBIT

Juliette Cavazzi, 91 (August 27, 1926—October 27, 2017) Canadian variety TV star

Gene Cernan, 82 (March 14, 1934—January 16, 2017) Most recent man to walk on the moon

Margo Chase, 59 (1958—July 22, 2017) Designer of fonts for Madonna (b. 1958), Cher, Santana and TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Wayne Cochran, 78 (May 10, 1939—November 21, 2017) The White Knight of Soul, over-the-top R&B singer

Don Pedro Colley, 79 (August 30, 1938—October 11, 2017) Blaxploitation, THX 1138 (1971) and Dukes of Hazzard (1981-1984) star

Alan Colmes, 66 (September 24, 1950—February 23, 2017) Fox News liberal commentator OBIT

Miriam Colon, 80 (August 20, 1936—March 3, 2017) Iconic Puerto Rican actress, mom in Scarface (1983) OBIT

Giphy-10The mother of all movie mamas (GIF via Universal)

Dick Contino, 87 (January 17, 1930—April 19, 2017) Accordionist, star of 1958 rock film Daddy-O

Barbara Cook, 89 (October 25, 1927—August 8, 2017) Legendary Broadway and cabaret singer, originator of roles in Candide (1956), The Music Man (1957) and She Loves Me (1962) OBIT

Irwin Corey, 102 (July 29, 1914—February 6, 2017) Stand-up legend, activist, philanthropist OBIT

Chris Cornell, 42 (July 20, 1964—May 17, 2017) Soundgarden & Audioslave lead singer OBIT

Carolyn Cronenberg, 66 (August 22, 1950—June 19, 2017) Wife of director David Cronenberg (b. 1943), film editor

Kathleen Crowley, 87 (December 26, 1929—April 23, 2017) B-movie star of Target Earth (1954)

Ji-Tu Cumbuka, 77 (March 4, 1940—July 4, 2017) Blacula (1972), Roots (1977) and Harlem Nights (1989) actor

GiphyShooting star (GIF via UA)

Peggy Cummins, 92 (December 18, 1925—December 29, 2017) Gun Crazy (1950) femme fatale

Alfie Curtis, 87 (July 28, 1930—December 28, 2017) Dr. Evazan in Star Wars (1977)

Kent Damon, 74 (1943—December 14, 2017) Matt Damon's (b. 1970) father

Bill Dana, 92 (October 5, 1924—June 15, 2017) TV comic and writer famous for, “My name José Jiménez”

Danny Daniels (1924—July 7, 2017) Choreographer, lead dancer in Kiss Me, Kate (1948) and other Broadway musicals, taught Christopher Walken (b. 1943) to dance

GiphyWith a song in her coeur (GIF via Union des Distribs. Inds.)

Danielle Darrieux, 100 (May 1, 1917—October 17, 2017) French film legend, star of more than 100 films OBIT

Darren Daulton, 55 (January 3, 1962—August 6, 2017) Phillies catcher

Liz Dawn, 77 (November 8, 1939—September 25, 2017) Coronation Street (1972-2010) actress for 30-plus years

Robert Day, 94 (September 11, 1922—March 17, 2017) British director of '60s Tarzan movies, The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

Frank Deford, 78 (December 16, 1938—May 28, 2017) Sports Illustrated journalist, author of Everybody's All-American (1981)

Paula Dell, 90 (November 15, 1926—January 9, 2017) Stuntwoman shot out of a cannon in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Jonathan Demme, 73 (February 22, 1944—April 26, 2017) Oscar-winning director of Stop Making Sense (1984), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) OBIT

Barry Dennen, 79 (February 22, 1938—September 26, 2017) Actor in the films Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Thérèse DePrez, 52 (1965—December 19, 2017) Acclaimed production designer, including on Black Swan (2010)

Patti Deutsch, 73 (December 16, 1943—July 26, 2017) Match Game (1973-1978) wit, voice actress OBIT

Hank Deutschendorf, 28 (circa 1988—June 14, 2017) Played the baby, with his twin, in Ghostbusters II (1989) OBIT

Danny Dias, 34 (circa 1983—June 5, 2017) Road Rules (2004) reality star

Pat DiNizio, 62 (October 12, 1955—December 12, 2017) Smithereens lead singer and songwriter

GiphyFats entertainment

Fats Domino, 89 (February 26, 1928—October 24, 2017) R&B and rock legend behind the hits “Blueberry Hill” (1956) and “I'm Walkin'” (1957) OBIT

Roy Dotrice, 94 (May 26, 1923—October 16, 2017) Leopold Mozart in Amadeus (1984), Tony winner for A Moon for the Misbegotten (2000), reader of Games of Thrones audio book in which he voiced 223 different characters (2003)

Gord Downie, 53 (February 6, 1964—October 17, 2017) Lead singer of the Tragically Hip

John Dunsworth, 71 (April 12, 1946—October 16, 2017) Canadian star of Trailer Park Boys (2001-2008; 2013-2017; movies)

Laffy2True Blood will be drawn! (GIF via HBO)

Nelsan Ellis, 39 (November 30, 1978—July 8, 2017) True Blood (2008-2014) actor

Dick Enberg, 82 (January 9, 1935—December 21, 2017) Legendary sportscaster

C.O. Doc Erickson, 93 (December 17, 1923—June 28, 2017) Production manager on several Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) movies

Gloria Fallon, 68 (circa 1949—November 4, 2017) Jimmy Fallon's (b. 1974) mom

Suzan Farmer, 75 (June 16, 1942—September 17, 2017) Hammer Horror actress in such flicks as Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Jordan Feldstein, 40 (1977—December 22, 2017) Founding CEO of Career Artist Management (Maroon 5), brother of Jonah Hill (b. 1934) and Beanie Feldstein (b. 1993)

Miguel Ferrer, 61 (February 7, 1955—January 19, 2017) NCIS: Los Angeles (2012—2017) actor, son of José Ferrer (1912-1992) and Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)

Neil Fingleton, 36 (December 18, 1960—February 25, 2017) Basketball player, Game of Thrones (2014) actor

Flawless Sabrina aka Jack Doroshow, approx. 78 (circa 1939—November 17, 2017) Drag queen arrested more than 100 times for crossdressing, was the Mother in The Queen (1968)

A989be9399a6d2c2da86e7b7b9799029.jpgTalky Tina — 2 things I hate about Craigslist (GIF via CBS)

June Foray, 99 (September 18, 1917—July 26, 2017) First Lady of Voice Acting, voice of Rocky the Squirrel (1959-2014), Natasha Fatale (1959-1964), Cindy-Lou Who (1968) and The Twilight Zone's Talky Tina (1963) OBIT

Bruce Forsyth, 89 (February 22, 1928—August 18, 2017) British TV presenter

Albert Freedman, 95 (March 27, 1922—April 11, 2017) Quiz-show scandal victim played by Hank Azaria (b. 1964) in Quiz Show (1994)

Jim French, 84 (July 14, 1932—June 15, 2017) Iconic beefcake illustrator, photographer & founder of COLT Studio OBIT

Michael Friedman, 41 (circa 1976—September 9, 2017) Composer/lyricist of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2009) OBIT

Warren Frost, 91 (June 5, 1925—February 17, 2017) Seinfeld (1992-1998) and Twin Peaks actor

William Frye, 96 (October 5, 1921—November 3, 2017) Rep for Cary Grant (1904-1986), producer of General Electric Theater (1953-1962), Airport 1975 (1974)

Stephen Furst, 62 (May 8, 1955-June 16, 2017) Flounder in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

Sandy Gallin, 76 (c. 1940—April 21, 2017) Mega-A-list talent agent, producer, financier

James Galton, 92 (1925—June 12, 2017) Marvel Comics CEO

Erica Garner, 27 (May 29, 1990—December 29, 2017) Daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner (1970-2014), racial justice advocate

Margarat Ann Garza, 31 (March 21, 1986—May 30, 2017) Beauty queen, Mercury Plains (2016) actress

GiphyWild about Hymie (GIF via ABC)

Dick Gautier, 85 (October 30, 1931—January 13, 2017) Hymie the Robot on Get Smart (1966-1968) OBIT

Hal Geer, 100 (September 13, 1916—January 26, 2017) Animation legend who worked on Peter Pan (1953)

J. Geils (February 20, 1946—April 11, 2017) J. Geils Band guitarist

Troy Gentry, 50 (April 5, 1967—September 8, 2017) Country singer

Robert Getchell, 81 (circa 1936—October 21, 2017) Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) screenwriter, co-writer of Mommie Dearest (1981)

Harry Gittes, 81 (May 6, 1936—September 2, 2017) Producer, friend of Jack Nicholson (b. 1937), namesake for Nicholson's Chinatown (1974) character

07812f045eabfd6c62e983efb73ff484Hare loss (GIF via Warner Bros.)

Bob Givens, 99 (March 2, 1918—December 14, 2017) Animation legend who worked with Disney, Warner Bros. (creating the first official Bugs Bunny design), Hanna-Barbera and more

Vera Glagoleva, 61 (January 31, 1956—August 16, 2017) Russian actress, director

Terry Glenn, 43 (July 23, 1974—November 19, 2017) NFL wide receiver

Santiago Gonzalez, 40 (c. 1976—March 24, 2017) Colombian luxury handbag designer

Cuba Gooding Sr., 72 (April 27, 1944—April 20, 2017) The Main Ingredient lead singer, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s (b. 1968) father

Don Gordon, 90 (November 13, 1926—April 24, 2017) Character actor from Bullitt (1968), Papillon (1973)

Howard Gottfried, 94 (November 13, 1923—December 8, 2017) Producer of Network (1976), Altered States (1980) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

K.O. Götz aka Karl Otto Götz, 103 (February 22, 1914—August 19, 2017) Artist and filmmaker

Cisforcorpse-pbDeath is a mystery / Everyone must stand alone ... (Image via SueGrafton.com)

Sue Grafton, 77 (April 24, 1940—December 28, 2017) Mystery writer famous for her "alphabet" series

Jim Graham, 71 (August 26, 1945—June 15, 2017) Former D.C. councilman

Bruce Gray, 81 (September 7, 1936—December 13, 2017) Actor who played the father of the groom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Buddy Greco, 90 (August 14, 1926—January 10, 2017) Las Vegas pianist/singer

Ed Green, 82 (1935—August 9, 2017) Prolific sound mixer, winner of 22 Emmys

Jerry Greenberg, 81 (July 29, 1936—December 22, 2017) Oscar-winning The French Connection (1971) editor

Dick Gregory, 84 (October 12, 1932—August 19, 2017) Civil Rights Movement icon, groundbreaking comic, health-food nut, conspiracy theorist OBIT

Brad Grey, 59 (December 29, 1957—May 14, 2017) Producer, chairman & CEO of Paramount

Robert Guillaume, 89 (November 30, 1927—October 24, 2017) Star of Soap (1977-1980) & Benson (1979-1986) OBIT

A.R. Gurney, 86 (November 1, 1930—June 13, 2017) Love Letters (1988) playwright

Barbara Hale, 94 (April 18, 1922—January 26, 2017) Della Street on Perry Mason (1957-1966)

Marilyn Hall, 90 (circa 1927—June 5, 2017) Producer, philanthropist, wife of Monty Hall (1921-2017), mom of Joanna Gleason (b. 1950)

GiphyHall pass (GIF via CBS/Buzzr)

Monty Hall, 96 (August 25, 1921—September 30, 2017) Co-creator/host of Let's Make a Deal (1963-1975; sporadic appearances thereafter), dad of Joanna Gleason OBIT

Peter Hall, 86 (November 22, 1930—September 11, 2017) British theater director

Roy Halladay, 40 (May 14, 1977—November 7, 2017) Baseball great

Johnny Hallyday, 74 (June 15, 1943—December 6, 2017) Iconic French rock star

Officer Michael Hance, 44 (February 2, 1973—March 12, 2017) NYPD cop who dirty-danced at Gay Pride OBIT

Peter Hansen, 95 (December 5, 1921—April 9, 2017) When Worlds Collide (1951) & General Hospital (1965-2004) actor

Ty Hardin, 87 (January 1, 1930—August 3, 2017) Western TV star of Bronco (1958-1962) OBIT

Robert Hardy, 91 (October 29, 1925—August 3, 2017) Cornelius Fudge in Harry Potter series (2002-2007)

Jack H. Harris, 98 (November 28, 1918—March 14, 2017) Producer of The Blob (1958), Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) OBIT

Larry Harris, 70 (circa 1947—December 18, 2017) Casablanca Records co-founder

The-director-who-took-over-deadpool-2-talks-about-living-up-to-the-first-movies-success.jpgDeadpool death (Image via 20th Century Fox)

S.J. Harris, 40 (circa 1977—August 14, 2017) Deadpool 2 (2018) stuntwoman killed on set

Grant Hart, 56 (March 18, 1961—September 14, 2017) Hüsker Dü drummer & vocalist

Anthony Harvey, 87 (June 3, 1930—November 23, 2017) The Lion in Winter (1968) director

Sib Hashian, 67 (August 17, 1949—March 22, 2017) Drummer for Boston

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Richard Hatch, 71 (May 21, 1945—February 7, 2017) Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979, 2004-2009) and soap actor, teen heartthrob OBIT

Lois Laurel Hawes, 89 (December 10, 1927—July 28, 2017) Daughter of Stan Laurel (1890-1965), former wife of Gone with the Wind (1939) actor Rand Brooks (1918-2003)

Giphy-1Dick's gal pal was always ready to play ball (GIF via Disney)

Glenne Headly, 62 (March 13, 1955—June 8, 2017) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) & Dick Tracy (1990) actress OBIT

John Heard, 73 (March 7, 1945—July 21, 2017) Prolific '80s and '90s actor, the father in the Home Alone (1990 & 1992) movies OBIT

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, 72 (November 1, 1944—September 17, 2017) Former pro wrestler & manager

Giphy-1Put that in your pipe and smoke it. (GIF via Playboy)

Hugh Hefner, 91 (April 9, 1926—September 27, 2017) Playboy founder, sex icon OBIT

Evan Helmuth, 40 (circa 1977—July 17, 2017) The Devil Inside (2012) star

Jon Hendricks, 96 (September 16, 1921—November 22, 2017) Jazz lyricist and singer who invented vocalese

Nat Hentoff, 91 (June 10, 1925—January 7, 2017) Free-speech advocate, jazz and country critic

Aaron Hernandez, 27 (November 6, 1989—April 19, 2017) Former NFL star, convicted killer OBIT

Blake Heron, 35 (January 11, 1982—September 9, 2017) Shiloh (1996) actor

GiphyPrepare to meet, “My God!” (GIF via CBS)

John Hillerman, 84 (December 20, 1932—November 9, 2017) Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988) actor OBIT

William Hjortsberg, 76 (February 23, 1941—April 22, 2017) Novelist whose book was adapted as Angel Heart (1987)

Claire Hollingworth, 105 (October 10, 1911—January 10, 2017) War correspondent, first to scoop the start of WWII

Skip Homeier, 86 (October 5, 1930—June 25, 2017) Western actor, Nazi kid from Tomorrow, the World! (1944)

Tobe Hooper, 74 (January 25, 1943—August 26, 2017) Director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Salem's Lot (1979) and Poltergeist (1983) OBIT

Paul Horner, 38 (circa 1979—September 18, 2017) Leading purveyor of fake news, hoaxer OBIT

Rance Howard, 89 (November 17, 1928—November 25, 2017) Character actor and director, father of Ron Howard (b. 1954) and Clint Howard (b. 1959), grandfather of Bryce Dallas Howard (b. 1981) and Paige Howard (b. 1985)

Trustin Howard, 93 (December 18, 1923—April 20, 2017) One-time voice of Philbert cartoon character

Sean Hughes, 51 (November 10, 1965—October 16, 2017) Irish stand-up comic

Wendy Hunt, 64 (circa 1953—August 6, 2017) Circuit DJ OBIT

John Hurt, 77 (January 22, 1940—January 25, 2017) One of Britain's finest actors

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 55 (October 16, 1962—November 22, 2017) Siberian baritone

Joe Hyams, 90 (circa 1927—May 31, 2017) Longtime Warner Bros. publicist

Earle Hyman, 91 (October 11, 1926—November 19, 2017) The Cosby Show (1984-1992) grandpa

Tino Insana, 69 (February 15, 1948—May 31, 2017) Second City comic

Clifford Irving, 87 (November 5, 1930—December 19, 2017) Novelist, author of fake Howard Hughes (1905-1976) biography

Clifton James, 96 (May 29, 1920—April 15, 2017) Southern sheriff in two James Bond flicks

Giphy-4Left on the way ... (GIF via Warner Bros.)

Loren Janes, 85 (October 1, 1931—June 24, 2017) Legendary stuntman who also played the late, gay partner in the pilot episode of L.A. Law (airdate September 15, 1986)

Al Jarreau, 76 (March 12, 1940—February 12, 2017) Jazz singer OBIT

GiphyThe ghostess with the mostess (GIF via ABC)

Anne Jeffreys, 94 (January 26, 1923—September 27, 2017) Topper (1953-1955) and General Hospital (1984-2004) actress OBIT

Charles Robert "Scooter" Jenkins, 77 (February 18, 1940—December 12, 2017) U.S. soldier who defected to North Korea

Denis Johnson, 67 (July 1, 1949—May 25, 2017) Author of Jesus' Son (1992)

Nora Johnson, 84 (January 31, 1933—October 5, 2017) The World of Henry Orient (1956) author, daughter of filmmaker Nunnally Johnson (1897-1977)

Tumblr_ma5mys5zLF1rs97fco1_500K-pop tragedy

Jonghyun, 27 (April 8, 1990—December 18, 2017) Lead singer of K-pop boy band SHINee

Shashi Kapoor, 79 (March 18, 1938—December 4, 2017) Indian actor and producer

David Kapralik, 91 (circa 1926—July 12, 2017) High-profile A&R man at Columbia & Epic Records in the '60s, signed Barbra Streisand (b. 1942), Sly and the Family Stone

Cassidy Karakorn, 38 (circa 1979—August 26, 2017) HRC exec & LGBTQ rights activist

Christine Kaufmann, 72 (January 11, 1945—March 28, 2017) Town Without Pity (1961) actress, former Mrs. Tony Curtis (1925-2010)

Gorden Kaye, 75 (April 7, 1941—January 23, 2017) British 'Allo! 'Allo! (1986-1992) actor

Christine Keeler, 75 (February 22, 1942—December 4, 2017) Model and showgirl at the center of the Profumo (1915-2006) affair

Tommy Keene, 59 (June 30, 1958—November 22, 2017) Power-pop singer

Elizabeth Kemp, 65 (November 5, 1951—September 1, 2017) Stage, TV, & film actress, later an influential acting coach for Bradley Cooper (b. 1975)

Vinod Khanna, 70 (October 6, 1946—April 27, 2017) Bollywood heartthrob, actor, producer, also politician

Mychael Knight, 39 (April 11, 1978—October 17, 2017) Project Runway Season 4 (2006) fan-fave designer

Robert Knight, 72 (April 24, 1945—November 5, 2017) Original singer of “Everlasting Love” (1967)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01b7c9013622970b-800wiThat's hot. (GIF via 20th Century Fox)

Fred Koenekamp, 94 (November 11, 1922—May 31, 2017) The Towering Inferno (1974) cinematographer

Jake LaMotta, 95 (July 10, 1921—September 19, 2017) Former Middleweight Champ, stand-up comic, inspiration for Raging Bull (1980)

Mark LaMura, 68 (October 18, 1948—September 11, 2017) All My Children (1980-2005, off and on) actor

Martin Landau, 89 (June 20, 1928—July 15, 2017) Actor in North by Northwest (1959), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989); Oscar winner for Ed Wood (1994); star of the series Mission: Impossible (1966-1969) and Space: 1999 (1975-1977)

GiphyIn love with James Mason (1909-1984) in North by Northwest (GIF via MGM)

Susan Landau, 65 (circa 1952—May 31, 2017) Producer and Hollywood manager

Kenneth Jay Lane, 85 (April 22, 1932—July 20, 2017) Costume jewelry king

Victor Lanoux, 80 (June 18, 1936—May 4, 2017) French Cousin, Cousine (1975) actor

Bruce Lansbury, 87 (January 12, 1930—February 13, 2017) TV producer, writer, brother of Angela Lansbury (b. 1925)

Walter Lassally, 90 (December 18, 1926—October 23, 2017) Oscar-winning Zorba the Greek (1965) cinematographer

Martha Lavey, 60 (c. 1957—April 25, 2017) Longtime A.D. of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre

Daliah Lavi, 74 (October 12, 1942—May 3, 2017) Israeli actress/model/pop singer

Cardinal Bernard Law, 86 (November 4, 1931—December 20, 2017) Pedophile-protecting Roman Catholic cardinal who resigned in disgrace

Joan Lee, 95 (February 5, 1924—July 6, 2017) Wife and muse of Stan Lee (b. 1922)

Howard Leeds, 97 (June 27, 1919—February 11, 2017) The Brady Bunch (1969-1974) producer/writer

Suzanna Leigh, 72 (July 26, 1945—December 11, 2017) Hammer Horror actress, star of Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Murray Lerner, 90 (May 8, 1927—September 2, 2017) Oscar-winning doc filmmaker of Festival (1967), From Mao to Mozart (1981) 

Hervé L. Leroux, 60 (May 30, 1957—October 5, 2017) Designer of the bandage dress

Giphy-1The day the rabbit cried (GIF via Paramount)

Jerry Lewis, 91 (March 16, 1926—August 20, 2017) Half of Martin & Lewis with Dean Martin (1917-1995), comedy legend, muscular dystrophy Labor Day Telethon host OBIT

Lil Peep aka Gustav Åhr, 21 (November 1, 1996—November 15, 2017) Emo rapper

Ulli Lommel, 72 (December 21, 1944—December 2, 2017) German actor and director of Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) known for collaborations with Fassbinder (1945-1982) and Warhol (1928-1987)

Eddie Long, 63 (May 12, 1953—January 15, 2017) Controversial mega-church pastor

Sam Lovullo, 88 (1928—January 3, 2017) Hee Haw (1969-1992) producer

Chuck Low, 89 (July 21, 1928—September 18, 2017) Morrie the wig shop owner in Goodfellas (1990)

Curt Lowens, 91 (November 17, 1925—May 8, 2017) Holocaust survivor, actor

Jay Lynch, 72 (January 7, 1945—March 5, 2017) Nard n' Pat and Garbage Pail Kids artist OBIT

Peter Macgregor-Scott, 69 (December 28, 1947—October 25, 2017) Producer on the films National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and Batman Forever (1995)

Libby Adler Mages, 93 (b. circa 1924—July, 2, 2017) Producer of Three Tall Women (1994) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002)

Billy Manes, 45 (circa 1972—July 21, 2017) Orlando's most famous gay citizen, a former mayoral candidate and onetime EIC of  Watermark, an LGBTQ publication

Charles Manson, 83 (November 12, 1934—November 19, 2017) Cult leader, murderer

Michael Mantenuto, 35 (May 13, 1981—April 24, 2017) Miracle (2004) actor

Mitch Margo, 70 (May 25, 1947—November 24, 2017) Founding member of the Tokens of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (1961) fame

Ric Marlow, 91 (December 21, 1925—February 28, 2017) “A Taste of Honey” (1960) songwriter

Jared Martin, 75 (December 21, 1941—May 24, 2017) “Dusty Farlow” on Dallas (1979-1982; 1985; 1991)

Giphy-1Serving face first (GIF via YouTube)

Elsa Martinelli, 82 (January 30, 1935—July 8, 2017) Italian model and actress, star of The Indian Fighter (1955)

Ralphie May, 45 (February 17, 1972—October 6, 2017) Stand-up comic

Betsy Mazursky, 89 (October 27, 1926—September 29, 2017) Widow of director Paul Mazursky (1930-2014)

Marsh McCall, 52 (circa 1965—May 22, 2017) Fuller House (2016-present) writer & producer

Norma McCorvey, 69 (September 22, 1947—February 18, 2017) Roe v. Wade plaintiff, then anti-abortion activist

Margaret McGrath, 98 (February 11, 1919—August 5, 2017) Last surviving original Windmill Girl of London

Ashley McNeeley, 35 (circa 1982—May 4, 2017) A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila contestant

Julio Oscar Mechoso, 62 (May 31, 1955—November 25, 2017) Character actor

Thomas Meehan, 88 (August 14, 1929—August 21, 2017) Writer of the books of Annie (1977), The Producers (2001) and Hairspray (2002)

Dorothy Mengering, 95 (July 18, 1921—April 11, 2017) David Letterman's (b. 1947) mom

Heather Menzies-Urich, 68 (December 3, 1949—December 24, 2017) Actress who played Louisa von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965) and Jessica 6 on the series Logan's Run (1977-1978), widow of Robert Urich (1946-2002)

Giphy-2Dina Merrill in 1982 (GIF via ABC)

Dina Merrill, 93 (December 29, 1923—May 22, 2017) Heiress, actress OBIT

Robert Miles, 47 (November 3, 1969—May 9, 2017) Legendary trance/chill DJ

Kenny Miller, 85 (October 15, 1931—May 8, 2017) I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) actor

Robert Ellis Miller, 84 (July 18, 1932—January 27, 2017) The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) director

Kate Millett, 82 (September 14, 1934—September 6, 2017) Lesbian feminist writer and activist

Maryam Mirzakhani, 40 (May 3, 1977—July 15, 2017) Iranian math genius

Antony Mitradas, 103 (November 3, 1913—February 20, 2017) Indian film director

John Mollo, 86 (March 18, 1931—October 25, 2017) Oscar-winning Star Wars (1977) costume designer

Meechy Monroe, 32 (circa 1985—June 27, 2017) Natural-hair blogger

Lawrence Montaigne, 86 (February 26, 1931—March 17, 2017) Prolific sci-fi actor

Giphy-3A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants ... (GIF via MTM)

Mary Tyler Moore, 80 (December 29, 1936—January 25, 2017) TV icon and Oscar nominee OBIT

Roger Moore, 89 (October 14, 1927—May 23, 2017) Bond ... James Bond, #3 OBIT

Erin Moran, 56 (October 18, 1960—April 22, 2017) Happy Days (1974 - 1984) and Joanie Loves Chachi (1982- 1983) star OBIT

GiphyHe was one of Red's biggest fans! (GIF via HBO)

Robert Michael Morris, 77 (circa 1940—May 30, 2017) The Comeback (2005; 2014) actor OBIT

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb09b46859970d-800wiMadonna takes a bow before Moreau in 1998 (GIF via ITV)

Jeanne Moreau, 89 (January 23, 1928—July 31, 2017) French film legend, star of Jules et Jim (1962) and Querelle (1982) OBIT

Chuck Mosley, 57 (December 26, 1959—November 9, 2017) Onetime Faith No More frontman

Sylvia Moy, 78 (September 15, 1938—April 15, 2017) Motown songwriter and producer

Wood Moy, 99 (June 10, 1918—November 8, 2017) Pioneering Asian-American actor, star of Chan Is Missing (1982)

Gene Mozee, 80s (approx. 1931—July 1 or 2, 2017) Bodybuilder and fitness expert

Helen Mueller, 99 (July 9, 1918—August 31, 2017) '40s model

Ronald “Bingo” Mundy, 76 (1939—January 20, 2017) Marcels singer

Grant Munro, 94 (April 25, 1923—December 9, 2017) Canadian actor and animation legend, appeared in Oscar-winning short Neighbours (1952)

Charlie Murphy, 57 (July 12, 1959—April 12, 2017) Comic, brother of Eddie Murphy (b. 1961)

Jim Nabors, 87 (June 12, 1930—November 30, 2017) Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-1969) star

Haruo Nakajima, 88 (January 1, 1929—August 7, 2017) Actor behind Godzilla in 12 films from 1954 to 1972

Michael Nance, 31 (circa 1986—May 29, 2017) 2012 The Bachelorette contestant

S.I. Newhouse, Jr., 89 (November 8, 1927—October 1, 2017) Condé Nast media mogul

Joseph Nicolosi, 70 (January 21, 1947—March 9, 2017) Ex-gay reparative therapy monster OBIT

Dick Noel, 90 (circa 1927—October 20, 2017) Crooner with Ray Anthony Orchestra called King of the Jingles

Manuel Noriega, 83 (February 11, 1934—May 29, 2017) Ousted Panamanian dictator

Heather North, 71 (December 13, 1945—November 30, 2017) Voice of Daphne on various Scooby-Doo projects, including 1970's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Jane Novotná, 49 (October 2, 1968—November 19, 2017) Wimbledon champ

Michael Nyqvist, 56 (November 8, 1960—June 27, 2017) Acclaimed Swedish actor, star of the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy (2009)

Kate O'Beirne, 67 (September 23, 1949—April 23, 2017) National Review editor

Glenn O'Brien, 70 (March 2, 1947— April 7, 2017) Renaissance man, Warhol Factory figure, style icon, Sex book editor OBIT

Felicia O'Dell aka Auntie Fee (c. 1957—March 17, 2017) YouTube cooking personality OBIT

Lee “Q” O'Denat, 43 (November 2, 1973—January 23, 2017) WorldStarHipHop founder

Quinn O'Hara, 76 (January 3, 1941—May 5, 2017) Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) actress

Robert Osborne, 84 (May 3, 1932—March 6, 2017) TCM host, film expert OBIT

Reggie Combat Jack Ossé, 48 (July 8, 1969—December 20, 2017) Hip-hop figure, former The Source managing editor

Giphy-2Tommy really, really turned me, turned me on. (GIF via Sire)

Tommy Page, 46 (May 24, 1970—March 3, 2017) '90s pop star, out gay music exec OBIT

Sam Panopoulos, 83 (August 20, 1934—June 8, 2017) Inventor of Hawaiian-style pizza

Michael Parks, 77 (April 24, 1940—May 10, 2017) Kill Bill: Vol 1 & Vol. 2 (2003 & 2004) character actor

Stephen Parr, 63 (circa 1954—October 24, 2017) Oddball Films film archivist

Giphy-1Weird fit the Bill (GIF via Universal)

Bill Paxton, 61 (May 17, 1955—February 25, 2017) Titanic (1997), Big Love (2006-2011) actor OBIT

Alan Peckolick, 76 (October 3, 1940—August 3, 2017) Logo designer for such giants as GM, Pfizer and Revlon

Frank Pellegrino, 72 (May 19, 1944—January 31, 2017) The Sopranos actor, restaurateur

Wendy Pepper, 53 (August 23, 1964—November 12, 2017) Project Runway (2004-2005) contestant

Molly Peters, 75 (March 15, 1942—May 30, 2017) Bond girl OBIT

Tom Petty, 66 (October 20, 1950—October 2, 2017) Legendary rocker with his Heartbreakers, solo and with the Traveling Wilburys OBIT

Lynn Phillips, 71 (1945—January 5, 2017) Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-1977) writer

Tim Pigott-Smith, 70 (May 13, 1946—April 7, 2017) The Jewel in the Crown (1984) actor

Robert M. Pirsig, 88 (September 6, 1928—April 24, 2017) Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

Bernard Pomerance, 76 (September 23, 1940—August 26, 2017) Playwright of The Elephant Man (1977)

Gabe Pressman, 93 (February 14, 1924—June 23, 2017) Intrepid TV journalist

Prodigy, 42 (November 2, 1974—June 20, 2017) Mobb Deep rapper

Om Puri, 66 (October 18, 1950—January 6, 2017) Indian actor seen in Gandhi (1982), East Is East (1989), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 82 (August 25, 1934—January 8, 2017) Former leader of Iran

Martin Ransohoff, 90 (July 7, 1927—December 13, 2017) Producer of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971), Green Acres (1965-1971) and Save the Tiger (1973)

Roy Reed, 87 (February 14, 1930—December 11, 2017) Prominent New York Times reporter who covered the Civil Rights Era

Della Reese, 86 (July 6, 1931—November 19, 2017) R&B singer Chico and the Man (1975-1978) and Touched by an Angel (1994-2003) star

Steve Reevis, 55 (August 14, 1962—December 7, 2017) Native American actor who appeared in Dances with Wolves (1990) and Fargo (1996)

Chuck Renslow, 87 (August 26, 1929—June 29, 2017) Chicago LGBTQ figure, business owner, International Mr. Leather co-founder

GiphyThe strife of the party (GIF via NBC)

Don Rickles, 90 (May 8, 1926—April 6, 2017) The ultimate insult comic OBIT

Rita Riggs, 86 (September 2, 1930—June 5, 2017) Costume designer on Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963)

GiphyHe gave Bond a real lift. (GIF via United Artists)

Tiger Joe Robinson, 90 (May 31, 1927—July 3, 2017) Wrestler, stuntman, Diamonds Are Forever (1971) baddie

Maggie Roche, 64 (October 26, 1951—January 21, 2017) Lead singer of the Roches

David Rockefeller, 101 (June 12, 1915—March 20, 2017) Banker, Rockefeller scion, last grandson of America's first billionaire

Dr. Brandon Rogers, 29 (circa 1988—June 10, 2017) America's Got Talent (2006-) contestant

SourceThey're coming to get you, Barbara! Judith O'Dea in Night of the Living Dead (GIF via Continental)

George A. Romero, 77 (February 4, 1940—July 16, 2017) Director of Night of the Living Dead (1968) and ensuing Dead series of films (1978-2009)

Tony Rosato, 62 (December 26, 1954—January 10, 2017) SNL performer (1981-1982)

Tumblr_lng7fdofkK1qe5vzdo1_400-1Sallying forth with Morey Amsterdam (1908-1996) (GIF via CBS)

Rose Marie, 94 (August 15, 1923—December 28, 2017) Vaudeville child star/belter, movie/stage/TV actress, singer/Vegas act, and actress from The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), The Doris Day Show (1969-1971) and The Hollywood Squares (1965-1980) OBIT

Jean Rouverol, 100 (July 8, 1916—March 24, 2017) Blacklisted writer, actress who appeared in Stage Door (1937) OBIT

Lance Russell, 91 (March 18, 1926—October 3, 2017) Wrestling announcer

Stevie Ryan, 33 (June 2, 1984—July 1, 2017) Comic YouTuber

Peter Sallis, 96 (February 1, 1921—June 2, 2017) Wallace and Gromit voice actor from 1990-2011

Randy Schell, 64 (August 2, 1952—July 8, 2017) Fear the Walking Dead (2015-) voice actor

Richard Schickel, 84 (February 10, 1933—February 18, 2017) Time movie critic

Bob Schiller, 98 (November 8, 1918—October 10, 2017) Writer for I Love Lucy (1955-1957) and All in the Family (1977-1979)

Joel Schiller, 86 (November 24, 1930—January 17, 2017) Assistant production designer on The Graduate (1967), A.D. on Rosemary's Baby (1968), production designer on The Muppet Movie (1979)

Max Schutler, 35 (circa 1981—February 2017) Gay-porn actor OBIT

Martha Selleck, 96 (January 13, 1921—February 19, 2017) Tom Selleck's (b. 1945) mother

Ken Shapiro, 75 (June 5, 1942—November 18, 2017) The Groove Tube (1974) director

David Shepard, 76 (1940—January 31, 2017) Silent-movie preservationist

Sam Shepard, 73 (November 5, 1943—July 27, 2017) Legendary playwright of Buried Child (1978), True West (1980), Fool for Love (1975); Oscar nominee for The Right Stuff (1983) OBIT

Jon Shepodd, 89 (December 19, 1927—August 16, 2017) Robert Aldrich (1918-1983) stock actor who appeared on one (1957) season of Lassie

Edwin Sherin, 87 (January 15, 1930—May 4, 2017) Prolific Law & Order (1990-2010) director, husband of Jane Alexander (b. 1939)

Larry Sherman, 94 (circa 1923—August 26, 2017) Donald Trump's first publicist, bit-part actor

Barbara Sinatra, 90 (March 10, 1927—July 25, 2017) Widow of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), philanthropist

Marty Sklar, 83 (1934—July 27, 2017) Esteemed Disney Imagineer

Joni Sledge, 60 (September 13, 1956—March 10, 2017) Member of Sister Sledge OBIT

Keely Smith, 89 (March 9, 1932—December 16, 2017) Jazz and pop diva famous for “That Old Black Magic” (1958)

GiphyShe wrote about stars until they stopped existing! (GIF via ABC)

Liz Smith, 94 (February 2, 1923—November 12, 2017) Grand Dame of Dish, a longtime gossip columnist OBIT

Toby Smith, 46 (October 29, 1970—April 12, 2017) Founding member of Jamiroquai

Lord Snowdon, 86 (March 7, 1930—January 13, 2017) Royal/photographer

Jimmy Superfly Snukka, 73 (May 18, 1943—January 15, 2017) WWE Hall of Famer

Mary Lee South, 80 (circa 1936—February 2017) Tom Cruise's (b. 1962) mother

J.C. Spink, 44 (c. 1973—April 18, 2017) The Hangover (2009) producer

Lisa Spoonauer, 44 (December 6, 1972—May 20, 2017) Clerks (1994) actress

Harry Dean Stanton, 91 (July 14, 1926—September 15, 2017) Legendary character actor, seen in The Godfather: Part II (1974), Alien (1979), Pretty in Pink (1986) and on Big Love (2006-2010)

George “The Animal” Steele, 79 (April 16, 1937—February 16, 2017) Pro wrestler

Helli Stehle, 109 (December 6, 1907—August 27, 2017) Swiss actress and radio presenter, oldest person in Switzerland

Jean Stein, 83 (February 9, 1934—April 30, 2017) Edie Sedgwick (1943-1971) biographer

GiphyProof that life sucks (GIF via CNN)

Ruline Steininger, 103 (1913—January 31, 2017) Centenarian Hillary Clinton (b. 1947) voter

Bunny Stivers, 93 (circa 1924—November 21, 2017) Circus of the Stars, People's Choice Awards produducer

David Storey, 83 (July 13, 1933—March 27, 2017) This Sporting Life (1963, film) author, screenwriter

Herbert Strabel, 90 (October 14, 1927—October 21, 2017) Oscar-winning Cabaret (1972) set designer

Dave Strader, 62 (February 24, 1955—October 1, 2017) Sportscaster

Harry Stradling Jr., 92 (January 7, 1925—October 17, 2017) Oscar-nominated cinematographer

Bernie Styles, 99 (May 1, 1918—August 23, 2017) NYC casting director for Woody Allen (b. 1935) and many more

Alan Surgal, 100 (1916—January 3, 2017) Mickey One (1965) screenwriter

Janine Sutto, 95 (April 20, 1921—March 28, 2017) Legendary Canadian theater actress

Danuta Szaflarska, 102 (February 6, 1915—February 16, 2017) Acclaimed Polish actress of stage and screen

Recy Taylor, 97 (December 31, 1919—December 28, 2017) Black woman from Alabama who reported being gang-raped by six white men in the Jim Crow South; they were never even indicted

Tony Terran, 90 (May 30, 1026—March 20, 2017) Desi Arnaz (1917-1986) Orchestra trumpeter

Jay Thomas, 69 (July 12, 1948—August 24, 2017) Mork & Mindy (1979-1981), Cheers (1987-1989) and Murphy Brown (1989-1998) actor OBIT

Mel Tillis, 85 (August 8, 1932—November 19, 2017) Stuttering country singer-songwriter with six #1 country hits

Butch Trucks, 69 (May 11, 1947—January 24, 2017) Co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band

Mary Tsoni, 30 (1987—May 8, 2017) Dogtooth (2009) actress

Jeffrey Tuchman, 62 (circa 1955—September 2, 2017) The Man from Hope (1992) filmmaker 

Ray Moosie “Turnbull,” 78 (July 19, 1939—October 6, 2017) Canadian curling commentator

Nancy Valentine, 89 (January 21, 1928—July 31, 2017) The Black Castle (1952) actress

Jim Vance, 75 (January 11, 1942—July 22, 2017) Washington, D.C., TV anchor

Elena Verdugo, 92 (April 20, 1925—May 30, 2017) Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976) actress OBIT

Paolo Villaggio, 84 (December 30, 1932—July 3, 2017) Comic Italian actor

Frank Vincent, 80 (August 4, 1937—September 13, 2017) The Sopranos (2003-2007) actor

Trish Vradenburg, 70 (c. 1946—2017) '80s sitcom writer, Alzheimer's activist

Bea Wain, 100 (April 30, 1917—August 19, 2017) One of the last big-band vocalists, first to record “Over the Rainbow”

Michael E.R. Walker, age unknown ($—August 2017) Star of Eating Out 3 (2009) OBIT

Robert James Waller, 77 (August 1, 1939—March 10, 2017) Author of The Bridges of Madison County (1992) OBIT

Selene Walters, 92 (February 21, 1924—January 24, 2017) Senior Prom (1958) actress who accused Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) of rape

Judge Joseph Wapner, 97 (November 15, 1919—February 26, 2017) The People's Court (1981-1993) judge

Ezgif-1-9fcd018257Cougar town (GIF via ABC)

Ann Wedgeworth, 83 (January 21, 1934—November 16, 2017) Three's Company (1979) and Evening Shade (1990-1994) actress, Tony winner for Chapter Two (1977) OBIT

George Weinberg, 87 (May 17, 1929—March 20, 2017) Psychotherapist who coined the word homophobia OBIT

Allan Weiss, 90 (c. 1926—March 23, 2017) Writer of 6 Elvis (1935-1977) flicks

Paul J. Weitz, 85 (July 25, 1932—October 23, 2017) First Space Shuttle Challenger commander

Rebecca Welles, 89 (February 5, 1928—February 13, 2017) Early TV dramatic actress who starred opposite James Dean (1931-1955) in TV's Harvest (1953), received TV's first over-the-knee spanking on Bat Masterson in 1959

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01b8d28b4c15970c-800wiAdam twist (GIF via ABC)

Adam West, 88 (September 19, 1928—June 9, 2017) Star of TV's Batman (1966-1968), voice of Mayor Adam West on Family Guy (2000-2017) OBIT

Eileen West, (September 1, 1949—September 27, 2017) Women's sleepwear designer

Red West, 81 (March 8, 1936—July 18, 2017) Elvis confidant, actor

Stanley Weston, 84 (April 1, 1933—May 1, 2017) Inventor of G.I. Joe

John Wetton, 67 (June 12, 1949—January 31, 2017) Frontman of Asia, past member of King Crimson

Chris Whorf,  76 (circa 1941—August 5, 2017) Grammy-winning art director who designed album covers for Cher, the Village People, John Lennon (1940-1980)

Don Williams, 78 (May 27, 1939—September 8, 2017) Country Music Hall of Famer

Robert A. Wilson, (circa 1941—May 4, 2017) Public TV exec, father of Andrew (b. 1964), Owen (b. 1968) and Luke (b. 1971) Wilson

Edie Windsor, 88 (June 20, 1929—September 12, 2017) Gay-rights activist whose suit led to the SCOTUS dismantling DOMA OBIT

Bernard Wiser, 87 (May 20, 1929—April 16, 2017) Producer/writer of '70s sitcom One Day at a Time (1975-1984)

Chris Wiggins, 87 (January 13, 1931—February 19, 2017) Swiss Family Robinson (1974-5) & Friday the 13th: The Series (1987-1990) actor

Bob Wolff, 96 (November 29, 1920—July 15, 2017) Sportscaster for eight decades

E.L. Woody, 70 (September 1, 1946—May 23, 2017) Famed paparazzo

Bernie Wrightson, 68 (October 27, 1948—March 18, 2017) Creator of DC's Swamp Thing

Liu Xiaobo, 61 (December 28, 1955-July 13, 2017) Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident, died in prison in China

Francine York, 78 or 80 (August 26, 1936 or 1938—January 6, 2017) Star of The Doll Squad (1973), Lydia Limpet on Batman (1966-1968) in 1966 OBIT

Zhou Youguang, 111 (January 13, 1906—January 14, 2017) Chinese father of the Pinyin writing system, critic of Communism

Malcolm Young, 64 (January 6, 1953—November 18, 2017) Co-founder of, lyricist and guitarist for AC/DC OBIT

Barry Z, ? (?—October 26, 2017) Longtime NYC gay cable-access host

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