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Celebrity deaths in 2017

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Remembering the people we lost in 2017 

Celebrity deaths in 2017: Looking back at the famous figures we lost 

The world lost acclaimed actors, iconic musicians, beloved comedians and legendary athletes in 2017. Here’s a look at the famous figures who passed away. Click through to read full obituaries.

Gene Cernan

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Gene Cernan, 82, the last astronaut to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died on Jan. 16.

John Hurt

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John Hurt, 77, the acclaimed prolific English actor of stage and screen whose credits included “Midnight Express,” “The Elephant Man” and “Alien,” died on Jan. 25.

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore, 80, the pop culture icon who co-starred on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and became a torchbearer for women with “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died on Jan. 25.

Richard Hatch

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Richard Hatch, 71, star of the original science fiction cult series “Battlestar Galactica” and its Syfy remake, died on Feb. 7.

Bill Paxton

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Bill Paxton, 61, the everyman character actor who appeared in 1990s blockbusters like “Apollo 13,” “Twister” and “Titanic,” died on Feb. 25.

Joseph Wapner

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Joseph Wapner, 97, who presided over “The People’s Court” and became a beloved fixture on daytime television, died on Feb. 26.

To learn more go to the link below: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/celebrity-deaths-2017-looking-back-famous-figures-we-lost-n831216

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