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January 6:
Francine York, 80, actress
January 13:
Dick Gautier, 85, actor
January 19:
Miguel Ferrer, 61, actor
January 25:
Mary Tyler Moore, 80, actress
January 26:
Barbara Hale, 94, actress
Mike Connors, 91, actor
January 27:
John Hurt, 77, actor
Feb. 1:
Edward Tipper, 95, WWII veteran
Feb. 7:
Richard Hatch, 71, actor
Feb. 12:
Al Jarreau, 76, singer
Feb. 25:
Bill Paxton, 61, actor
Feb. 26:
Joseph Wapner, 97, TV judge
Mar. 17:
Lawrence Montaigne, 86, actor
Mar. 18:
Chuck Berry, 90, singer
Mar. 21:
Chuck Barris, 87, host
Mar. 25:
Sheila Bond, 90, actress
Apr. 6:
Don Rickles, 90, comedian
Apr. 10:
Margaret Towner, 96, actress (best known as Jira on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Apr. 15:
Clifton James, 96, actor
Apr. 22:
Erin Moran, 56, actress
Apr. 24:
Don Gordon, 90, actor
Apr. 28:
Mary Stanton, 88, actress
Apr. 30:
Lorna Gray, 99, actress
May 8:
Ken Miller, 85, actor
May 9:
Wilburn K. Ross, 94, WWI veteran & Medal of Honor recipient
May 14:
Powers Boothe, 68, actor
May 18:
Chris Cornell, 52, musician
May 22:
Dina Merrill, 93, actress
May 23:
Roger Moore, 89, actor
May 24:
Jared Martin, 75, actor
May 28:
Lawrence Jenkins, 93, WWII veteran
May 30:
Elena Verdugo, 92, actress
May 31:
Tino Insana, 69, actor
June 2:
Peter Sallis, 96, actor
June 4:
Roger Smith, 84, actor
June 8:
Glenne Headly, 62, actress
June 9:
Adam West, 88, actor
June 12:
Sam Beazley, 101, actor
June 14:
Hank J. Deutschendorff, 29, actor
June 15:
Bill Dana, 92, actor
June 21:
Howard Witt, 85, actor
June 22:
Paul De Rolf, 74, actor
June 25:
Skip Homeier, 86, actor
June 27:
Michael Bond, 91, children’s author
July 15:
Martin Landau, 89, actor
July 21:
John Heard, 71, actor
July 26:
June Foray, 99, voice actress
August 3:
Robert Hardy, 91, actor
August 8:
Glen Campbell, 81, singer
Barbara Cook, 89, actress
August 20:
Jerry Lewis, 91, actor/comedian
August 24:
Jay Thomas, 69, actor
August 26:
Tobe Hooper, 74, director
August 30:
Sam Pivnik, 90, Holocaust survivor
August 31:
Richard Anderson, 91, actor
September 1:
Shelley Berman, 92, actor
September 5:
Hansford Rowe, 93, actor
September 8:
Don Williams, 78, singer
September 13:
Frank Vincent: 80, actor
September 14:
Grant Hart, 56, musician
September 15:
Harry Dean Stanton, 91, actor
September 19:
Bernie Casey, 78, actor
Sept. 27:
Anne Jeffreys, 94, actress
Sept. 30:
Donald Malarkey, 96, American soldier and member of Easy Company
Oct. 24:
Fats Domino, 89, musician
Robert Guillaume, 89, actor
Nov. 9:
John Hillerman, 84, actor
Nov. 16:
Ann Wedgeworth, 83, actress
Nov. 17:
Earle Hyman, 91, actor
Nov. 19:
Della Reese, 86, actress
Mel Tillis, 85, singer
Nov. 21:
David Cassidy, 67, actor/singer
Nov. 25:
Rance Howard, 89, actor
Nov. 29:
Heather North, 71, actress
Nov. 30:
Jim Nabors, 87, actor
Dec. 6:
Conrad Brooks, 86, actor
Dec. 7:
Steve Reevis, 55, actor
Dec. 14:
Bob Givens, 99, animator
Dec. 21:
Jerry Yellin, 93, American WWII fighter pilot
Dec. 24:
Heather Menzies, 68, actress
Dec. 26:
Jack Blessing, 56, actor
Dec. 28:
Rose Marie, 94, actress
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Guest El Chalupacabra

A lot of noteworthy people left us this year....just as bad as 2016, IMHO.

 

Some names I didn't see on the list above, that I happen to think are also noteworthy:

 

Jan 15: Jimmy Snuka (Superfly, WWF)

May 27: Gregg Allman

June 16: Stephen Furst (Babylon 5, Vir)

June 16: Helmut Kohl Former Chancellor of Germany

July 16: George Romero (Living Dead)

July 20: Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

Sep 7: Bobby Heenan (The Brain, WWF)

*Sep 13: Frank Vincent (was listed, but should mention he was known for Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Sopranos....ironic he died the same week as Jake Lamatta, see below)

Sep 19: Jake Lamatta (former boxing champ Raging Bull was based on)

OCT 2: Tom Petty

OCT 22: George Young (AC DC)

NOV 6: Richard Gordon (astronaut who went to moon)

NOV 18: Malcolm Young (ACDC)

Nov 19: Charles Manson (a good thing he's finally dead, actually)

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