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Celebrity deaths in 2017

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


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


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


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

Bill Paxton


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

Joseph Wapner


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

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