In Memoriam: The Stars We Lost in 2017

Here’s a lock back at just some of the entertainment figures that we lost in 2017. Rest in Peace.

Miguel Ferrer

Passed Away: January 19th (age 61)

Best Known For: OCP Vice President Bob Morton in RoboCop, Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3, FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks, and NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles

John Hurt

Passed Away: January 25th (age 77)

Best Known For: Kane in Alien, Garrick Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, Professor Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm in Hellboy, Dr. Harold Oxley in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and The War Doctor on Doctor Who

Mary Tyler Moore

Passed Away: January 25th (age 80)

Best Known For: The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show

Bill Paxton

Passed Away: February 25th (age 61)

Best Known For: Private William Hudson in Aliens, Jerry Lambert in Predator 2, Fred Haise in Apollo 13, Bill Harding in Twister, Master Sergeant Farell in Edge of Tomorrow, and John Garrett on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Don Rickles

Passed Away: April 6th (age 90)

Best Known For: Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story and its sequels, and as himself on The Dean Martin Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Late Show with David Letterman

Powers Boothe

Passed Away: May 14th (age 68)

Best Known For: Senator Roark in Sin City and its sequel, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, Lamar Wyatt on Nashville, and Gideon Malick in Marverl’s The Avengers and on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Roger Moore

Passed Away: May 23rd (age 89)

Best Known For: James Bond in 7 films (1973-1985), and Simon Templar on The Saint

Peter Sallis

Passed Away: June 2, 2017 (age 96)

Best Known For: Norman “Cleggy” Clegg on Last of the Summer Wine, and voicing Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit films

Adam West

Passed Away: June 9th (age 88)

Best Known For: Bruce Wayne/Batman on Batman and Mayor Adam West on Family Guy

Martin Landau

Passed Away: July 15th (age 89)

Best Known For: Abe Karatz in Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Judah Rosenthal in Crimes and Misdemeanors,  Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood, and Rollin Hand on Mission: Impossible

George A. Romero

Passed Away: July 16th (age 77)

Best Known For: Directing Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Creepshow, and Day of the Dead

Haruo Nakajima

Passed Away: August 7th (age 88)

Best Known For: Godzilla in 12 consecutive films (1954-1972)

Tobe Hooper

Passed Away: August 26th (age 74)

Best Known For: Directing The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist

Harry Dean Stanton

Passed Away: September 15th (age 91)

Best Known For: Brett in Alien, Detective Rudolph Junkins in Christine, Jack Walsh in Pretty in Pink, Roman Grant on Big Love, and Carl Rodd on Twin Peaks

Hugh Hefner

Passed Away: September 27th (age 91)

Best Known For: Appearing as himself on various TV shows and producing over 200 films

Heather North

Passed Away: November 30th (age 71)

Best Known For: Sandy Horton on Days of Our Lives, and voicing Daphne Blake on Scooby-Doo


What are some memories you have with these stars?