All the pop culture figures we’ve lost in 2017

2017 has been a cruel year, and we’ve lost some all time greats from the entertainment world, including Chuck Berry and Tom Petty. Here we remember the celebrities who were taken this year.


1Mary Tyler Moore: December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore
MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW. Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards. Image dated 1970. Copyright ©1970 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive. Getty Images
Known for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ and her Oscar nominated performance in ‘Ordinary People’, Mary Tyler Moore passed away aged 80 from cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia.

2Bill Paxton: 17 May, 1955 – 25 February, 2017

Bill Paxton
February 26, File - WILLIAM 'BILL' PAXTON (May 17, 1955 - February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. The films in which he appeared include The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), and Titanic (1997). Paxton also starred in the HBO series Big Love (2006–2011) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Paxton died from complications during heart surgery during post-op and suffered a fatal stroke. Pictured: Sep. 11, 2005 - K45385ES.'' THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED ''.TV-FILM STILLS.SUPPLIED BY PHOTOS,INC..Bill Paxton. (Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ Zuma Press/PA Images
American actor Bill Paxton passed away at 61 following complications following heart surgery. Best known for appearing in The Terminator, Alien and Titanic, his final film appearance in The Circle was released several months after his death.

3Chuck Berry: 18 October, 1926 –18 March, 2017

Chuck Berry
Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry passed away in March aged 90. A hugely influential character, Berry helped pave the way for countless other musicians, with John Lennon saying of him in 1972, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.”

4Chris Cornell: 20 July, 1964 –18 May, 2017

Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell performing live on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London during his Higher Truth tour EMPICS Entertainment
A trailblazer of '90s grunge, Chris Cornell was best known as the lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell took his own life in May, aged 52.

5Sir Roger Moore: 14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017

Roger Moore
FILE - File picture dated 25 June 2013 showing British actor Roger Moore before an interview in Aachen, Germany. Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa | Verwendung weltweit/picture alliance DPA/PA Images
Sir Roger Moore was best known for being the longest serving actor to play James Bond, first appearing as the super spy in the 1973 release Live and Let Die. He passed away at his home in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, after a brief battle with cancer.

6Peter Sallis: 1 February 1921 – 2 June 2017

Pater Sallis
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The English actor was best known for his role as Norman Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine and voicing Wallace in the Academy Award winning animated series Wallace and Gromit. He died peacefully with family by his side age 96.

719 September, 1928 – 9 June, 2017

Adam West
June 9, 2017 - FILE PHOTO - William West Anderson, better known as ADAM WEST, (September 19, 1928 to June 9, 2017)an American actor whose career spanned seven decades has died at 88. His acting career began in films in 1959. Geronimo (1962) and The Three Stooges in The Outlaws Is Coming (1965). He has also appeared in the science-fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964),and achieved continuing success for the title role in the 1960s ABC series Batman and its theatrical feature film. Pictured: Oct. 5, 2010 - ADAM WEST '' BATMAN''.1966.SUPPLIED BY SMP- PHOTOS, INC..TV-FILM STILL(Credit Image: � Globe Photos/ Zuma Press/PA Images
With a huge career lasting 63 years, Adam West is perhaps best known for playing Batman in the '60s. He passed away after a brief fight with leukaemia aged 88.

8Carol Lee Scott: 20 December 1942 – 4 July 2017

Carol Lee Scott
No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (646460ll) Carol Lee Scott as 'Grotbags' - 1990 ITV ARCHIVE ITV/REX/Shutterstock
Entertainer Carol Lee Scott was best known for her television role as 'Grotbags' - first in televisoin series Emu's World and then in her own spin off series Grotbags. She passed away age 74 after a battle with cancer.

9Chester Bennington: 20 March, 1976 –20 July, 2017

Chester Bennington
File photo dated 14/06/14 of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. PA Wire/PA Images
Nu-metal icon Chester Bennington was found dead in his California home in July, after taking his own life. Best known as the vocalist for Linkin Park, Bennington was a pivotal figure in the 21st rock scene, winning multiple Grammys and selling millions of records.

10Sam Shepard: 5 November, 1943 –27 July, 2017

Sam Shepard
July 31, 2017 - FILE - SAM SHEPARD (born November 5, 1943, died: July 30, 2017), the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. He died of complications of ALS aka Lou Gehrig's disease. Shepard authored more than 40 plays, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1979 for his play 'Buried Child.' The Broadway production of the drama was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1996. Pictured: RELEASE DATE: November 10, 2009. MOVIE TITLE: The Accidental Husband. STUDIO: Team Todd. PLOT: When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge. PICTURED: SAM SHEPARD as Wilder Lloyd. (Credit Image: � Team Todd/Entertainment Pictures/ Zuma Press/PA Images
Actor, director and author Sam Shepard had a successful career that spanned half a century. Winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for play Buried Child, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Right Stuff in 1983 and won countless awards for directing. Shepard passed away age 73 from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

11Robert Hardy: 29 October 1925 – 3 August 2017

Robert Hardy
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English film, TV and theatre actor Robert Hardy was known for his roles in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Harry Potter series. The veteran actor died aged 91 at Denville Hall.

12Glen Campbell: 22 April, 1936 –8 August, 2017

Glen Campbell
June 7, 2012 Nashville, Tn. Glen Campbell 2012 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts at LP Field AFF/PA Images
American entertainer Glen Campbell passed away aged 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. The country star had a huge career spanning six decades, which included releasing 21 top 40 hits including 'Rhinestone Cowboy', hosting his own variety show the The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and acting in 1969 film True Grit.

13Sir Bruce Forsyth: 22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017

Bruce Forsyth
File photo dated 27/09/2015 of Sir Bruce Forsyth, comedian Jimmy Tarbuck has credited him with "changing his life" as he paid tribute to the TV veteran following his death aged 89. PA Wire/PA Images
The national treasure passed away aged 89 in August of this year. The entertainer had a career spanning eight decades, and was renowned for his beloved catchphrases whilst presenting shows like The Generation Game and Strictly Come Dancing.

14Jerry Lewis: 16 March, 1926 – 20 August, 2017

Jerry Lewis at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association press conference for "Max Rose" held in Los Angeles, CA on August 24, 2016. (Photo by Yoram Kahana/Shooting Star) *** NO US TABLOID PUBLICATIONS *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field *** SIPA USA/PA Images
Actor Jerry Lewis passed away age 91 at home surrounded by his family. The star was best known for his work with comedy partner Dean Martin, and for raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through his annual telethons (for which he raised over $2.6 billion).

15Walter Becker

Walter Becker
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Walter Becker

16Harry Dean Stanton: 14 July, 1926 – 15 September, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton
September 16, 2017 - FILE - Harry Dean Stanton, the longtime character actor whose face had its own unique character, has died at 91. Stanton passed away Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Stanton, whose gaunt, worn looks were more recognizable to many than his name, appeared in more than 100 films and 50 television shows, including the films 'Alien' and 'Repo Man' and the series 'Big Love' and the recent version of 'Twin Peaks.' Pictured: Release Date: January 30, 2004. Movie Title: The Big Bounce. Studio: Shangri-La Entertainment. Pictured: Harry Dean Stanton as Bob Rogers Sr. (Credit Image: � Shangri-La Entertainment/Entertainment Pictures/ Zuma Press/PA Images
The legendary actor had a career spanning over six decades, including roles in Alien, The Godfather II and Twin Peaks. He died aged 91 of natural causes.

17Liz Dawn: 8 November 1939 – 25 September 2017

Liz Dawn
ASHTON UNDER LYNE, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Liz Dawn attends the funeral of Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey at the Albion United Reformed Church on November 27, 2012 in Ashton under Lyne, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images) Getty Images
Liz Dawn was best known for her work as Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street - a role she played for 34 years. She died aged 77 after a long battle with emphysema.

18Tom Petty: 20 October, 1950 – 2 October, 2017

Tom Petty
File photo - Tom Petty And The Heartbrakers perform live in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 24, 2012. American rocker Tom Petty has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Malibu home last night. The musician, 66, was found unconscious and rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support. Photo by Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM ABACA/PA Images
One of America's greatest songwriters, Tom Petty was best known as the lead vocalist in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and as part of supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Responsible for countless hits like 'American Girl' and 'Free Fallin'', he passed away age 66 after suffering cardiac arrest.

19Lil Peep: November 1, 1996 – November 15, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Lil Peep attends the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
The rapper and singer Gustav Åhr, better known by his stage name Lil Peep passed away a few weeks after his 21st birthday.

20Malcolm Young: 6 January, 1953 – 18 November, 2017

Malcolm Young
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The AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist passed away at the age of 64. He retired from AC/DC in 2014, to recieve treatment for his dementia.

21Johnny Hallyday: 15 June, 1943 – 6 December, 2017

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Singer Johnny Hallyday arrives at AFI FEST 2016 Presented by Audi - Opening Night - Premiere of 20th Century Fox's 'Rules Don't Apply' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
French rocker Johnny Hallyday passed away after a battle with lung cancer at the age of 74. The legend sold more than 110 million records worldwide, and had 18 platinum albums.