Charlie Murphy, John Geils and other notable people lost already in 2017 Photos

Charlie Murphy, 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy performs at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., June 9, 2005. His death was announced on April 12 at the age of 57.

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John Geils, 71

Guitarist John Geils of the J. Geils Band is photographed prior to performing in Miami, Dec. 15, 1972. He died on April 11 at the age of 71.


Don Rickles, 90

Comedian Don Rickles laughs while sitting on the counter in a mirrored dressing room. He died on April 6 at the age of 90.

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 84

Soviet and Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko speaks during a gala, Dec. 15, 2006, in Kiev, Ukraine. Yevtushenko died on April 1, 2017, he was 84.

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Gilbert Baker, 65

Gilbert Baker, a self-described “gay Betsy Ross,” stitched together eight strips of vibrantly-colored fabric into a rainbow flag in 1978, creating an enduring international symbol of gay pride. He died March 31, 2017, at age 65.

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James Rosenquist, 83

James Rosenquist helped define Pop Art in its 1960s heyday with his boldly-scaled painted montages of commercial imagery. Rosenquist died on March 31, 2017, at age 83.

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Chuck Barris, 87

Game show producer Chuck Barris is seen here, May 14, 2007, in Los Angeles. Barris was known as the creator and host of TV game shows. He died on March, 22, 2017, he was 87.

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Jerry Krause, 77

Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause speaks to the media in Deerfield, Ill., about trading center Will Perdue for the flamboyant San Antonio Spurs’ Dennis Rodman. Krause, the executive behind the Bulls’ six NBA titles, died on March 21, 2017, he was 77.

Michael S. Green/AP Photo

Martin McGuinness, 66

Martin McGuinness speaks to reporters outside 10 Downing Street on December 15, 2014 in London, England. McGuinness was a former Irish Republican Army commander and later became a peacemaker and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. He died on March 21, 2017 at the age of 66.

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Robert Silvers, 87

Head of the New York Review of Books Robert Silvers is seen in his office in New York, Jan. 24, 2012. Silvers was the editor at the Review since 1963. He died on March 20, 2017 at the age of 87.

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times/Redux

David Rockefeller, 101

American banker David Rockefeller, grandson of John D. Rockefeller is seen here. He died on March 20, 2017, at the age of 101.

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Trisha Brown, 80

Choreographer and dancer Trisha Brown is seen here in June, 1976. She was the founder of the Judson Dance Theatre. She died on March 18, 2017, at the age of 80.

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Jimmy Breslin, 88

American author and journalist Jimmy Breslin smiles while seated at his newspaper office desk in New York City. Breslin was known as the embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker during his lengthy career. He died on March 19, 2017, at the age of 88.

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Chuck Berry, 90

Chuck Berry performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Netherlands on July 14, 1995. Berry, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer known for his guitar style and his showmanship, died on March 18, 2017, at the age of 90. See more of Chuck Berry’s life in photos, here.

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Joni Sledge, 60

Joni Sledge of the band Sister Sledge performs at a music festival on the Isle of Wight in the U.K., Sept. 8, 2012. She died on March 10 at the age of 60.

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Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, 90

Transplant pioneer, Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, is pictured as he oversees a liver transplant operation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Nov. 10, 1989. He died on March 4 at the age of 90.

Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo

Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., 97

Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., sits in his office in the Waffle House headquarters in Norcross, Ga., July 26, 2005. He died on March 3 at the age of 97.

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Neil Fingleton, 36

Former tallest man in Britain and “Game of Thrones” actor Neil Fingleton is pictured on Nov. 4, 2013. He died on Feb. 27, 2017 at the age of 36.

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Judge Joseph Wapner, 97

Former Los Angeles County Superior Court judge judge and TV personality Joseph Wapner is pictured on “The People’s Court,” circa 1985. He died on Feb. 26 at the age of 97.

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Bill Paxton, 61

Actor Bill Paxton attends the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif. He died on Sept. 26, 2017 at the age of 61.

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Norma McCorvey, 69

Norma McCorvey poses in a Smithville, Texas park on July 15, 2011. McCorvey, who was “Jane Roe” in the 1973 Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade that struck down many state laws that restricted abortion, later became an anti-abortion activist. Her death was announced on Feb. 19 at the age of 69.

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Clyde Stubblefield, 73

Legendary drummer Clyde Stubblefield is pictured in his Madison, Wis. home on Oct. 23, 2013. Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Feb. 18, 2017, at age 73.

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George “The Animal” Steele, 79

Wrestler William James Myers, more commonly known as George “The Animal” Steele, is pictured in an undated file photo. He died on Feb. 17 at the age of 79.


Al Jarreau, 76

Al Jarreau poses with his awards for best pop instrumental performance for “Mornin'” and best traditional R&B vocal performance for “God Bless the Child” at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 11, 2017.

Jarreau died in a Los Angeles hospital early Feb. 12, 2017, after announcing his retirement from touring due to exhaustion. He was 76.

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Richard Hatch, 71

Richard Hatch, as Captain Apollo, in a promotional image from the show “Battlestar Galactica.”

Hatch passed at the age of 71, from pancreatic cancer, on Feb. 7, 2017.


John Wetton, 67

John Wetton performs with the band Asia at a music store in New York City, April 17, 2008.

Singer and bassist John Wetton, of the rock group Asia, has died at 67 from colon cancer.

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John Hurt, 77

John Hurt is pictured on the red carpet at the 8th Rome Film Festival, Nov. 9, 2013 in Rome. He died on Jan. 27, 2017 at the age of 77.

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Mike Connors, 91

Mike Connors is pictured as Joe Mannix from the television series, “Mannix,” in 1969. He died on Jan. 26 at the age of 91.

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Barbara Hale, 94

Barbara Hale is photographed as Della Street, Perry Mason’s dedicated secretary on the television series “Perry Mason.” She died on Jan. 26 at the age of 94.

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Mary Tyler Moore, 80

Mary Tyler Moore arrives for the taping of a special in Los Angeles, Jan. 8, 2012. She died on Jan. 25 at the age of 80.

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Miguel Ferrer, 61

Actor Miguel Ferrer is pictured on an episode of “Bionic Woman” in 2007. He died on Jan. 19 at the age of 61.


Eugene Cernan, 82

Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan is pictured in a spacesuit covered with lunar dust inside the lunar module on the moon after his second moonwalk of the mission, Dec. 12, 1972. Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, died on Jan. 16 at the age of 82.

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William Peter Blatty, 89

Author of the novel and screenwriter of the film adaptation of “The Exorcist,” William Peter Blatty posing on the so-called “Exorcist Steps” in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, on Oct. 29, 2013. He died on Jan. 12 at the age of 89.

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Steven McDonald, 59

New York Police Officer Steven McDonald is photographed before the morning session of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 30, 2004. On Jan. 10, 2017, officials said McDonald, who was paralyzed by a bullet and became an international voice for peace after he publicly forgave the gunman, died at the age of 59.

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Zygmunt Bauman, 91

Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman attends the presentation of his book “Culture in a Liquid Modern World” in Barcelona, Spain. Bauman died at the age of 91 on Jan. 9.

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John Berger, 90

English writer and art critic John Berger poses at home on Jan. 21, 2009 near Paris, France. He died on Jan. 2 at the age of 90.

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