Many of these stars left us too soon.It seemed like every celebrity we loved passed away in 2016, and 2017 continued this distressing trend. Please stop -- we can only handle so much!
So who are some of the cherished entertainers we lost in 2017? James Bond star Roger Moore passed away from cancer at age 89. Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell took his own life, as did Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. We lost Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper. Actor Bill Paxton, Happy Days star Erin Moran, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Michael Nyqvist, and singer Tom Petty all left us far too soon. Also, we had to say good-bye to older stars such as Hugh Hefner, Harry Dean Stanton, Chuck Berry, Don Rickles, John Hurt, Glen Campbell, author William Peter Blatty, and TV's Batman, Adam West.
Did one of your favorite stars pass away in 2017? Read on to find out and to remember the contributions all of these people made to the world of entertainment. They may be gone, but we'll never forget their work and art.
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