Las muertes de celebridades siempre son trágicas, y aunque la lista de estrellas perdidas de 2016 fue desalentadora (Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Alan Rickman y Carrie Fisher, solo por nombrar algunas), 2017 ya se está formando para llorar. Los editores de esos segmentos «In Memoriam» en los premios muestran que mejor se preparan, porque las pérdidas de este año afectaron ampliamente a la industria del entretenimiento, reclamando grandes éxitos de los mundos de la lucha libre literaria, de actuación, musical e incluso profesional. todos ellos serán realmente extrañados. Aquí están todas las celebridades a las que les dijimos una despedida final en 2017.

William Peter Blatty

Autor y guionista ganador del Oscar de El exorcista (1973) William Peter Blatty, falleció el 12 de enero de 2017. Tenía 89 años. El exorcista novela estaba en Los New York Times lista de bestsellers por la friolera de 57 semanas, y la película fue la primera película de terror en ser nominada a la mejor película Oscar. Le sobreviven su esposa, Julie.

Dick Gautier

El papel más famoso del actor Dick Gautier fue Hymie the Robot en la parodia de espías de la década de 1960 Hazte inteligente (1965-70), aunque también protagonizó los ángeles de Charlie (1976-81), Isla de la fantasía (1977-84), y Divertido con dick y jane (1977) Era un actor de voz prolífico, prestando sus pipas a La familia Addams(1964-66), el Espectáculo infantil de Tom y Jerry (1990-94), Batman: la serie animada (1992-95), Pitufos (1985-89), Transformadores (1986-87), y SOLDADO AMERICANO. Joe (1986) Falleció el 15 de enero de 2017, después de una batalla contra la neumonía. Le sobreviven su ex esposa Tess, dos hijas, un hijo, cuatro nietos y cinco bisnietos. Tenía 85 años de edad.

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka

La leyenda de la lucha libre profesional Jimmy «Superfly» Snuka murió el 15 de enero de 2017, según su amigo de la familia Dwayne «The Rock» Johnson vía Gorjeo. Snuka, de 73 años, había estado luchando contra la demencia y el cáncer.

Snuka saltó a la fama en 1982, pero rápidamente se encontró en el centro de un escándalo porque estaba casado pero tenía una novia de 23 años llamada Nancy Argentino, a quien encontró inconsciente en la cama de un hotel, informó NBC News. Argentino falleció, y aunque su muerte fue declarada accidental, Snuka perdió una demanda por muerte injusta que su familia presentó contra él. Según los informes, el luchador afirmó que no podía pagar el juicio civil de $ 500,000. En 2013, se reveló que la muerte de Argentino debería haber sido investigada como un homicidio, y Snuka fue acusada posteriormente de asesinato en tercer grado y homicidio involuntario. Fue declarado incapaz de ser juzgado y el caso en su contra fue abandonado solo unas semanas antes de morir, informó Piedra rodante.

«Snuka es considerado por muchos como el pionero de la ofensiva de alto vuelo debido a su Superfly Splash desde el tensor superior», dijo WWE en un comunicado después de su muerte (a través de NBC News) «Su inmersión desde la parte superior de la jaula de acero hacia Don Muraco en el Madison Square Garden cuando cientos de bombillas se encendieron vivirá para siempre como uno de los momentos más memorables en la historia de la WWE».

Miguel Ferrer

NCIS: Los Angeles (2009-), la estrella Miguel Ferrer falleció de cáncer el 19 de enero de 2017, a los 61 años. Showrunner R. Scott Gemmill dijo en un comunicado (vía Nosotros semanalmente), «Hoy, NCIS: Los Angeles Perdí un querido miembro de la familia. Miguel era un hombre de tremendo talento que tenía una poderosa presencia dramática en la escena, un sentido del humor perverso y un gran corazón «.

Ferrer era hijo de la cantante Rosemary Clooney y José Ferrer y un primo del actor George Clooney, quien también emitió un comunicado sobre la pérdida (a través de ¡MI! Noticias) «Hoy la historia marcará cambios gigantes en nuestro mundo, y la mayoría se perderá el mismo día que Miguel Ferrer perdió su batalla contra el cáncer de garganta. Pero no se perdió con su familia. Miguel hizo que el mundo fuera más brillante y divertido y su fallecimiento se sintió tan profundamente en nuestra familia que los eventos del día (eventos monumentales) palidecen en comparación. Te amamos Miguel. Siempre lo haremos «.

antes de NCISFerrer protagonizó Papas fritas (1977-83), Magnum, P.I. (1980-88) y Picos gemelos (199-91). Justo antes de su muerte, repitió su papel de Bob Morton en el 2017 Picos gemelos reiniciar.

Maggie Roche

La cantante Maggie Roche, del grupo folk The Roches, que comenzó como cantante de fondo para Paul Simon, murió de cáncer el 21 de enero de 2017. Tenía 65 años. Su compañera de banda y hermana, Suzzy Roche, escribió en Facebook: «Ella era una persona privada, demasiado sensible y tímida para este mundo, pero rebosante de vida, amor y talento. Quiero hacerle saber lo agradecida que estaba con todos los que la escucharon y entendieron a través de su música y sus canciones «. Variedad informó que The Roches continuó lanzando álbumes y gira regularmente desde el inicio del grupo en 1975 hasta su proyecto final, 2007 Azotado por la luna.

Camiones Butch

El miembro fundador y baterista de la banda Allman Brothers, Claude «Butch» Trucks, trágicamente se quitó la vida el 23 de enero de 2017. Correo diario informó que la policía respondió a una llamada de la esposa de Trucks, Melinda, quien dijo a los despachadores que su esposo de 69 años se pegó un tiro en la cabeza frente a ella. Según los informes, todavía respiraba cuando llegaron los paramédicos, pero murió segundos después.

Los camiones sufrieron dificultades financieras en los últimos años de su vida, según el Correo diario. Según los informes, en 2011 vendió su casa de Palm Beach, Florida, por $ 2 millones, solo la mitad de su valor estimado, para pagar una hipoteca de $ 800,000 que estaba en riesgo de ejecución hipotecaria. En 2014, compró el condominio de $ 500,000 donde se quitó la vida. También tenía dos gravámenes del IRS contra su condominio, lo que le obligó a pagar más de $ 540,000 en impuestos en 2013 y 2014.

El representante de Trucks emitió un comunicado a Piedra rodante: «Las familias de Trucks y Allman Brothers Band solicitan a todos los amigos y fanáticos de Butch que respeten nuestra privacidad en este momento de tristeza por nuestra pérdida. Butch seguirá en nuestros corazones para siempre». En una declaración separada, Gregg Allman le dijo a la prensa: «Estoy desconsolado. Perdí a otro hermano y duele más allá de las palabras. Butch y yo nos conocíamos desde que éramos adolescentes y fuimos compañeros de banda durante más de 45 años. Fue un gran hombre y un gran baterista y lo voy a extrañar para siempre. Descanse en paz, hermano Butch «.

Mary Tyler Moore

La leyenda de la televisión Mary Tyler Moore murió el 25 de enero de 2017 a los 80 años. Su representante le dijo Página seis el icono de Hollywood falleció «en compañía de amigos y su amado esposo por más de 33 años, el Dr. S. Robert Levine. Una innovadora actriz, productora y apasionada defensora de la Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary será recordada como una intrépida visionario que encendió el mundo con su sonrisa «. Moore había estado en mal estado de salud durante varios años antes de su muerte, TMZ reportado. Según los informes, murió de un paro cardiopulmonar provocado por neumonía por aspiración, diabetes e hipoxia (una deficiencia en la cantidad de oxígeno que llega al tejido). El legado de la pantalla de Moore sigue vivo, y las ventas de sus programas de televisión se dispararon tras la noticia de su muerte.

Mike Connors

Mannix (1967-75), la estrella Mike Connors falleció a los 91 años el 26 de enero de 2017, solo una semana después de ser diagnosticado con leucemia, Variedad reportado. Mannix fue la última serie de Lucille Ball y Desilu Productions de Desi Arnaz. Connors ganó un Globo de Oro por su papel de detective que infringe las reglas y está decidido a hacer su trabajo en sus propios términos. Nacido Krekor Ohanian, se mantuvo activo en el mundo del espectáculo tan recientemente como 2007, aterrizando cameos y piezas recurrentes en Dos hombres y medio (2007), los Barco del amor (1981-82); y Walker, Ranger de Texas (1998), y Asesinato, ella escribió (1989-95). Su carrera comenzó en el cine, donde Connors, luego conocido como Touch Connors, apareció en John Wayne Isla en el cielo (1953) y Los diez Mandamientos (1956)

Barbara Hale

La actriz Barbara Hale murió el 26 de enero de 2017, a los 94 años. Su papel más famoso fue el de la secretaria del personaje titular, Della Street, en Perry Mason de 1957 a 1966. Hale también obtuvo papeles en la pantalla grande frente a muchas leyendas de Hollywood, incluido Frank Sinatra en Alto y más alto (1943), Robert Mitchum en Oeste de los pecos (1945), Rock Hudson y Anthony Quinn en Seminola (1953), James Cagney en Un león está en las calles. (1953), y Charlton Heston en Los horizontes lejanos (1955) Su hijo, el actor William Katt, anunció su muerte en Facebook, escribiendo: «Era amable, amable, tonta y siempre divertida de ser … Una actriz maravillosa y una mujer de negocios inteligente, fue sobre todo un tesoro como amiga y madre.»

John Hurt

El legendario actor británico John Hurt murió el 27 de enero de 2017, después de una batalla contra el cáncer de páncreas que comenzó en 2015. Tenía 77 años. Tres cosas en particular diferencian a Hurt de sus compañeros: su capacidad de cambiar aparentemente su apariencia para desaparecer. roles como John Merrick en El hombre elefante (1980), por el cual fue nominado a un Oscar; su voz grave y ronca; y sus personajes mueren con frecuencia en sus películas, que han sido compiladas en un montaje de cuatro minutos. Sus proyectos recientes incluyeron al Sr. Ollivander en el Harry Potter películas (2001-16), V de Venganza (2006), el Hellboy franquicia (2004-08), y Indiana Jones y el reino de la calavera de cristal (2008), además de jugar al Doctor de la Guerra en la temporada 2013-2014 de Dr. quien. Obtuvo el premio Lifetime Achievement Award de la Academia Británica de Artes de Cine y Televisión (BAFTA) en 2012 y fue nombrado caballero por la reina Isabel en 2015. Hurt es sobrevivido por su cuarta esposa, Anwen Rees-Myers, y sus hijos Nicholas y Alexander.

Emmanuelle Riva

La actriz francesa Emmanuelle Riva murió el 27 de enero de 2017, después de una larga batalla contra el cáncer. La carrera de la estrella abarcó más de cinco décadas, con papeles sobresalientes al principio y al final: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), por la cual fue nominada para un BAFTA, y Aventura amorosa (2012), por la cual obtuvo un BAFTA y un Premio César, así como una nominación al Oscar. Ella tenía 89 años.

John Wetton

El líder de Asia, John Wetton, murió el 31 de enero de 2017 de cáncer de colon. Tenía 67 años de edad. El baterista de la banda, Carl Palmer, dijo Piedra rodante en una declaración, «John fue una persona gentil que creó algunas de las melodías y letras más duraderas de la música popular moderna. Como músico, fue valiente e innovador, con una voz que llevó la música de Asia a la cima de la música. en todo el mundo. Su habilidad para triunfar sobre el abuso del alcohol lo convirtió en una inspiración para muchos que también han luchado esa batalla. Para aquellos de nosotros que lo conocimos y trabajamos con él, su valiente lucha contra el cáncer fue una inspiración más. Echaré de menos su talento, su sentido del humor y su sonrisa contagiosa «. A Wetton le sobreviven su esposa, Lisa, su hijo, Dylan, su madre, Peggy, y su hermano, Robert.

Irwin Corey

El comediante y actor Irwin Corey, conocido como «La autoridad más importante del mundo», murió a los 102 años el 6 de febrero de 2017. La personalidad del cómico era la de un profesor distraído, que Corey solía burlarse de los sesquipedales (que son personas que usan palabras como «sesquipedalianos»). Corey fue criado con sus hermanos en un orfanato porque su familia no podía mantenerlos. Después de alcanzar la fama, el comediante fue incluido en la lista negra en la década de 1950 debido a sus inclinaciones políticas hacia la izquierda, NPR reportado. A menudo se lo veía merodeando por las calles de la ciudad de Nueva York, pero no era lo que se podría pensar. El dijo Los New York Times que sus ingresos, que ascendieron a decenas de miles de dólares, fueron a la caridad.

Alec McCowen

Alexander «Alec» McCowen murió el 6 de febrero de 2017, a la edad de 91 años. El actor inglés interpretó al artilugio Q junto al James Bond de Sean Connery en Nunca digas nunca de nuevo (1983) noticias de la BBC informó que McCowen es sobrevivido por su hermana, Jean, dos sobrinas y dos sobrinos. Su compañero, Geoffrey Burridge, falleció en 1987.

Richard Hatch

Battlestar Galactica (1978-79), la estrella Richard Hatch murió el 7 de febrero de 2017 de un cáncer de páncreas. Tenía 71 años de edad. Hatch fue escritor y productor además de actor, comenzando en el elenco de Todos mis hijos en 1970 antes de aterrizar su actuación más famosa como Capitán Apollo en la serie de aventuras de ciencia ficción, por la cual fue nominado para un Globo de Oro en 1979. Trabajó de manera constante durante toda su vida adulta con una gran cantidad de cameos, así como lugares en post múltipleBattlestar Galactica Programas de TV, incluidos Dinastía de 1984 a 1985 santa Bárbara en 1990, El proyecto del asesino de silicio de 2012 a 2013, y el Battlestar Galactica reinicio de 2004 a 2009. Hatch también completó varios proyectos que se lanzarán a título póstumo, incluidos Espada de honor (2017) Asilo de oscuridad (2017) y Diminuendo (2017)

Al Jarreau

El cantante de jazz Al Jarreau falleció el 12 de febrero de 2017, pocos días después de retirarse de las actuaciones en vivo. La cuenta oficial de Twitter del siete veces ganador del Grammy anunció la noticia con una publicación que decía: «[Jarreau] Falleció esta mañana. Estaba en el hospital, mantenido cómodo por su esposa, su hijo y algunos de sus familiares y amigos «. La canción más famosa de Jarreau fue probablemente la canción principal de la serie de televisión. Pluriempleo (1985-89), que alcanzó el no. 23 en 1987. Tenía 79 años y supuestamente le sobreviven su esposa, Susan, y su hijo, Ryan.

Bill Paxton

El actor Bill Paxton falleció el 26 de febrero debido a complicaciones de la cirugía. Tenía 61 años de edad. Su familia emitió un comunicado para Personas Dicho esto, en parte, «un esposo y padre amoroso, Bill comenzó su carrera en Hollywood trabajando en películas en el departamento de arte y luego tuvo una carrera ilustre que abarcó cuatro décadas como un actor y cineasta amado y prolífico. La pasión de Bill por el todos los que lo conocían sentían las artes, y su calidez y su incansable energía eran innegables. Pedimos respetar el deseo de privacidad de la familia mientras lloran la pérdida de su adorado esposo y padre «.

Los primeros roles de pantalla grande de Paxton incluidos Terminator (1984) y Extraterrestres (1986), pero ganó la aclamación en la década de 1990 con giros protagonistas en Apolo 13 (1995) Tornado (1996), y Titánico (1997), así como su papel principal en HBO Gran amor, por el cual obtuvo tres nominaciones al Globo de Oro.

Paxton es sobrevivido por su esposa de 30 años, Louise Newbury, su hijo, James, y su hija, Lydia.

Neil Fingleton

Game of Thrones (2011-) el actor Neil Fingleton, que interpretó a Mag the Mighty en la serie, murió de insuficiencia cardíaca el 25 de febrero. Tenía solo 36 años.

Fingleton era famoso por su estatura. De acuerdo a El sol, La estrella de 7 pies y 7 pulgadas era el hombre más alto de su Reino Unido natal y de la Unión Europea. Fingleton apareció en X-Men: Primera generación (2011) ascenso a Júpiter (2015), y Médico que (2015) y realizó trabajos de acrobacias y actuaciones de captura de movimiento en Los Vengadores: La era de Ultron (2015)

En una entrevista para el Libro Guinness de los Récords (vía El sol), Fingleton dijo: «Mi altura realmente despegó cuando llegué a 11 y estaba tocando 7 pies. Para cuando tenía 16 años tenía 7 pies y 5 pulgadas y dejé de crecer a los 18 cuando tenía 7 pies y 7.56 pulgadas … Nunca he sido consciente de mí mismo sobre mi estatura. Soy más consciente de quedarme calvo, así que eso debería decirte [something]»Añadió:» Nunca dejé que mi altura desempeñara un papel negativo en mi vida. Siempre hago lo que quiero, algunas personas altas pueden verse restringidas ya que se las mira constantemente o hacen las mismas preguntas una y otra vez. Esto es lo único malo de ser alto: los estúpidos comentarios y preguntas. Aparte de eso, ser alto es genial «.

Su representante le dijo Fecha límite«Neil fue un gran actor, siempre profesional y un tipo con los pies en la tierra y fue un placer haber trabajado con él. Sabemos que todos los que lo conocen lo extrañarán muchísimo».

Juez Joseph Wapner

El famoso juez de televisión Joseph Wapner murió por causas naturales el 26 de febrero a los 97 años. Wapner fue el primer juez en El tribunal popular en 1981, presidió la sala de audiencias de televisión durante 12 años, y fue acreditado como la primera estrella de la sala de audiencias de reality shows. Antes de ser una estrella de televisión, Wapner era un héroe de guerra, ganando un Corazón Púrpura y una Estrella de Bronce en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Uno de los dos hijos de Wapner, David Miron-Wapner, dijo CNN«Es un hombre con el mayor honor e integridad que nadie haya conocido, y ciertamente nos lo transmitió a los dos». Andrew Guzman, decano de la USC Gould School of Law, dijo en un comunicado (vía CNN), Tribunal Popular «trajo nuestro sistema de justicia a los hogares estadounidenses y fue verdaderamente revolucionario».

A Wapner le sobreviven su esposa durante 70 años, Mickey, hijos, dos nueras, cuatro nietos y una bisnieta.

Robert Osborne

El presentador e historiador de cine de Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne, murió el 6 de marzo de 2017 a los 84 años.

La gerente general de TCM, Jennifer Dorian, emitió una declaración (a través de Variedad): «… Robert fue un miembro querido de la familia Turner durante más de 23 años. Se unió a nosotros como experto en películas clásicas y se convirtió en nuestro querido colega y estimado embajador de TCM. Robert fue abrazado por admiradores devotos que Lo consideraba un experto y amigo de confianza. Su presencia calmante, su estilo caballeroso, su conocimiento enciclopédico de la historia del cine, su ferviente apoyo a la preservación del cine y su estilo de entrevista altamente personal se combinaron para convertirlo en un verdadero anfitrión de clase mundial. Las contribuciones de Robert fueron fundamentales en la formación TCM en lo que es hoy y le debemos una deuda de gratitud que nunca se puede pagar. Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones están con su familia y amigos en este momento «.

Osborne comenzó su carrera en Hollywood como actor con Lucille Ball y la productora de Desi Arnaz, Desilu. Él escribió el libro Premios de la Academia ilustrados antes de convertirse en un reportero de entretenimiento para CBS Morning News y El reportero de Hollywood. Osborne fue un saludo oficial en los Premios de la Academia de 2006 a 2010. Cuando la red TCM debutó en 1994, se convirtió en su principal personalidad en el aire y uno de los últimos anfitriones restantes en una red de películas por cable.

Joni Sledge

Joni Sledge, miembro fundador de Sister Sledge, fue encontrada muerta en su casa el 10 de marzo de 2017. Las fuentes dijeron TMZ que murió por causas naturales y que no se sospecha de ningún juego sucio, y citó una condición médica preexistente no especificada por su fallecimiento. Ella tenía 60 años.

La hermana Sledge se hizo famosa en la década de 1970 por éxitos disco incluyendo «We Are Family», e hicieron campaña por Hillary Clinton en las elecciones presidenciales de 2016, una causa por la cual Joni estaba particularmente apasionado. «Estaba viendo la televisión cuando ella hizo el anuncio de que sería la demócrata [nominee] y solo la miré y pensé: «No puedo imaginar lo que esta mujer ha pasado para llegar a esta posición». Siendo una mujer en los negocios debemos pasar por mucho «, dijo Joni Esencia. Justo todo lo que ha hecho en sus 30 años de historia en política, para que ella haga eso, estaba abrumada. Me hizo sentir tan bien que llamé a su agente y le dije que haremos lo que sea necesario para ayudarla a entrar allí «.

El equipo de la hermana Sledge dijo en un comunicado a Esencia el 11 de marzo, «Ayer, el entumecimiento cayó sobre nuestra familia. Nos entristece informarles que nuestra querida hermana, madre, tía, sobrina y prima, Joni falleció ayer. Por favor, oren por nosotros mientras lloramos por esta pérdida. Lo hacemos sé que ella está eternamente con Nuestro Señor «.

A Joni le sobreviven sus hermanas y un hijo adulto.

James Cotton

La estrella de blues ganadora del Grammy James Cotton falleció de neumonía el 16 de marzo de 2017, Piedra rodante reportado. El experto en armónica de garganta completa, que se había desempeñado profesionalmente desde los 9 años, apareció en proyectos de Muddy Waters y Howlin ‘Wolf, entre otros. Su álbum más reciente, «Cotton Mouth Man» de 2013, fue nominado para un Grammy. Cotton tenía 81 años cuando murió y le sobreviven su esposa Jacklyn Hairston Cotton, sus hijas Teresa Hampton y Marshall Ann Cotton, su hijo James Patrick Cotton y varios nietos y bisnietos.

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, a menudo acreditado como el inventor del rock n ‘roll, fue encontrado muerto el 18 de marzo de 2017 a los 90 años. La policía del condado de St. Charles, Missouri, publicó en Facebook (a través de CNN), «Desafortunadamente, el hombre de 90 años no pudo ser revivido y fue declarado muerto a la 1:26 pm. El Departamento de Policía del Condado de St. Charles lamentablemente confirma la muerte de Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., mejor conocido como el legendario músico Chuck Baya.»

Los éxitos de Berry en la década de 1950 incluyeron «Johnny B. Goode», «Días escolares», «Maybellene», «Sweet Little Sixteen» y «Roll Over Beethoven». Influyó en todos los que vinieron después de él, desde Elvis a The Beatles hasta los Rolling Stones, los Beach Boys, Eric Clapton y AC / DC. Tuvo otro éxito en 1972 con «My Ding A Ling».

La leyenda no estuvo exenta de controversia: fue arrestado en 1959 por supuestamente llevar a un menor sospechoso de prostitución a través de las fronteras estatales, por lo cual estuvo 18 meses en prisión. En 1979, estuvo tres meses en prisión por evasión de impuestos. Una década después, varias mujeres demandaron a Berry por presuntamente grabarlas en video en el baño de su restaurante del área de St. Louis; finalmente confesó los hechos y pagó restitución a 74 mujeres.

A Berry le sobreviven su esposa, Themetta «Toddy» Berry, a quien dedicó su último álbum (y el primero en 38 años), debido a que llegó a las tiendas este año. Su familia dijo en un comunicado: «Nos entristece mucho anunciar que Chuck Berry, querido esposo, padre, abuelo y bisabuelo, falleció hoy en su casa a la edad de 90 años. Aunque su salud se había deteriorado recientemente, pasó sus últimos días en casa rodeado del amor de su familia y amigos. La familia Berry le pide que respete su privacidad durante este momento difícil «.

Tía tarifa

Felicia «Auntie Fee» O’Dell, también conocida como «Chef Sista Girl», falleció a los 59 años el 17 de marzo de 2017 después de sufrir un ataque al corazón días antes. El hijo de la sensación de YouTube, Travis Hunter, confirmó su fallecimiento en una publicación de Facebook, escribiendo: «Gracias por todas las oraciones y la esperanza, hizo todo lo que podía hacer y ahora Dios tomó la decisión de llevar a mi madre a casa donde hay paz». [and] alegría y estoy de acuerdo con eso. Ella finalmente puede ser feliz. RIP Momma «.

Mike Aktari

Jerseylicious La estrella Mike Aktari murió el 13 de marzo de 2017 a los 28 años. Se desconoce la causa de la muerte del entrenador personal, pero las autoridades dijeron TMZ que no se sospecha juego sucio, y una causa oficial de muerte no se puede determinar hasta que se publiquen los resultados de toxicología.

La ex novia y coprotagonista de Aktari, Olivia Blois Sharpe, escribió un sincero homenaje a Aktari en Instagram luego de su fallecimiento.

«Mi corazón nunca me ha dolido tanto. No cambiaría esos tres años que pasamos juntos por el mundo. Me mostraste amor y lealtad interminables. Me aceptaste como mi yo loco y lo amé. Me miraste el como nadie lo ha hecho nunca. Tuviste el corazón más maravilloso «, escribió. «Desearía haber hecho un mayor intento de reunirme para ponerme al día cuando lo preguntaste. Siempre te amaré Milad».

En una publicación de seguimiento, ella escribió: «Nuestro tiempo aquí es tan valioso y limitado. Si hay alguien que tiene una parte de tu corazón, no importa lo que haya sucedido en el pasado, no importa cuál sea la situación … DEJELOS SABE cuánto significan para usted. Milad se lleva un pedazo de mi corazón con él «.

Sib Hashian

El ex baterista de Boston Sib Hashian murió el 22 de marzo de 2017 después de colapsar en el escenario a bordo de un crucero. «Es con profunda tristeza que comparto la noticia de la muerte súbita de mi esposo, John ‘Sib’ Hashian, el ex baterista de la banda Boston», dijo Suzanne Hashian, su esposa de 38 años, en un comunicado a WCVB.

El hijo de Hashian le dijo Fox News que su causa de muerte es desconocida, pero que la familia sospecha un ataque al corazón.

Boston dijo en un comunicado en Facebook: «Nuestros pensamientos están con los familiares y amigos de Sib Hashian que fallecieron inesperadamente ayer. La alta energía de Sib en los primeros álbumes y giras de Boston deja un legado que será recordado por millones».

Dwayne «The Rock» Johnson, quien está en una relación a largo plazo con la hija de Hashian, Lauren, escribió un emotivo homenaje al rockero en Instagram, acompañado de una selfie con su familia. «Descansa en paz y amor a mi segundo padre, Sib Hashian», se lee en la leyenda. «No sé por qué las cosas tienen que suceder como a veces. Cuando los seres queridos nos dejan tan repentinamente sin tener la oportunidad de decir adiós. Quizás la lección aquí sea el recordatorio de vivir nuestras vidas tan llenas y tan presentes como posiblemente podamos puede, porque nunca sabemos qué hay a la vuelta de la esquina. Qué vida tan completa y emocionante vivió este hombre. Qué familia tan increíble creó, amó, vigiló y protegió. Estar en el escenario, frente a admiradores, amigos y familiares. Mantener el ritmo por última vez. Tu muerte de esta manera es extremadamente poética y de alguna manera hermosa. Gracias por las muchas lecciones de vida que has enseñado a lo largo de los años. Agradecido. Te amamos Sib. Te extrañamos «.

Darlene Cates

Qué está comiendo Gilbert Grape (1993), la estrella Darlene Cates falleció el 27 de marzo de 2017. Cates tenía 69 años y su familia informó a Variedad que ella murió pacíficamente mientras dormía. La actriz interpretó a Mama Grape de 500 libras en el drama clásico. Su hijo en pantalla, Leonardo DiCaprio, le rindió homenaje en una publicación de Facebook, escribiendo: «Darlene fue la mejor madre de actuación con la que tuve el privilegio de trabajar. Su personalidad entrañable y su increíble talento vivirán en los recuerdos de aquellos que conocieron ella y aquellos que amaban su trabajo. Mis pensamientos y oraciones están con su familia durante este momento difícil «.

Paul O’Neill

El fundador de la Orquesta Transiberiana Paul O’Neill fue encontrado muerto el 5 de abril de 2017. O’Neill tenía 61 años en el momento de su muerte. La banda dijo en un comunicado en Facebook: «Toda la familia de la Orquesta Transiberiana, pasada y presente, está desconsolada por compartir la devastadora noticia de que Paul O’Neill falleció de una enfermedad crónica. Era nuestro amigo y nuestro líder, un espíritu verdaderamente creativo y un alma altruista. Esta es una pérdida profunda e indescriptible para todos nosotros «.

La policía dijo que el cuerpo de O’Neill fue descubierto en una habitación de hotel en Tampa, Florida, y que no se sospecha de juego sucio. Horca informa que la banda fue uno de los actos en vivo más exitosos del siglo, actuando ante más de 5 millones de personas entre 2000 y 2009 y donando $ 1 por boleto a obras de caridad, que finalmente ascendieron a al menos $ 11 millones por causas en las que creían.

Don Rickles

El legendario comediante Don Rickles falleció en la madrugada del 6 de abril de 2017. El hombre divertido tenía 90 años cuando murió de insuficiencia renal en su casa de Los Ángeles con su esposa de más de 50 años, Barbara, a su lado. TMZ reportado.

Rickles era amigo cercano de Frank Sinatra, con quien trabajaba con frecuencia. Él era un habitual en El show de esta noche y El show de Dean Martin en la década de 1960, así como un accesorio de Las Vegas en la década de 1980. Tenía su propio programa de televisión, El show de Don Rickles, en ABC en 1972. Las generaciones más jóvenes pueden reconocer al veterano tostador como la voz del Sr. Potato Head en el Historia del juguete franquicia.

Clay Adler

La estrella de reality Clay Adler, que apareció en MTV Puerto de Newport: el verdadero condado de Orange, murió de una herida de bala autoinfligida el 26 de marzo de 2017 cuando tenía solo 27 años. TMZ informa que Adler estaba en un viaje al desierto con amigos para disparar el 25 de marzo de 2017, cuando se disparó a sí mismo. Murió en el hospital al día siguiente.

No había drogas ni alcohol en el sistema de Adler, pero las fuentes le dijeron al sitio que padecía una enfermedad mental en el pasado.

Adler era cercano a la actriz Jennifer Lawrence, con quien comenzó en Hollywood, y su muerte supuestamente la golpeó fuertemente. «Clay trae a Jennifer de vuelta a sus humildes comienzos y escuchar que se quitó la vida realmente hizo que Jennifer se sintiera desconsolada», dijo una fuente Vida de hollywood. «Es realmente triste porque lo recuerda con cariño y nunca quiere escuchar que algo así le suceda a nadie, especialmente a alguien que una vez conoció muy bien. Es una pena y está realmente desanimada por eso».

Peter Hansen

Hospital General la estrella Peter Hansen murió a los 95 años el 9 de abril de 2017. Hansen protagonizó la serie desde 1965 hasta 2004, El reportero de Hollywood dice, ganando un Daytime Emmy en 1979 por su interpretación de Lee Baldwin en el programa.

La esposa de Hansen de 50 años, Betty, falleció en 1993. Le sobreviven su hijo Peter, su hija Gretchen y tres nietos, así como su compañera de toda la vida Barbara Wenzel.

Linda Hopkins

La veterana de Broadway, Linda Hopkins, falleció el 10 de abril de 2017 a los 92 años. Fecha límite informes. Hopkins ganó un premio Tony en 1972 por su actuación en el musical Ciudad interior, pero era mejor conocida por su espectáculo de una mujer Bessie y yo, un homenaje a la cantante Bessie Smith. No dejó sobrevivientes inmediatos.

John Warren Geils

El fundador de J. Geils Band, John Warren Geils, falleció el 11 de abril de 2017 a los 71 años en su casa de Groton, Massachusetts. «Aproximadamente a las 4 p.m., la policía de Groton respondió a una casa en Graniteville Road para una revisión de bienestar», dijo la policía de Groton en un comunicado a Piedra rodante. «Al llegar a la casa, la policía localizó a un hombre que no respondía. Fue declarado muerto en la escena … El Departamento de Policía de Groton está investigando la muerte, como es el procedimiento estándar en todas las muertes desatendidas, sin embargo, no se sospecha de juego sucio en esta vez.»

La policía dijo que Geils probablemente murió por causas naturales.

La banda era conocida por sus éxitos «Freeze Frame», «Love Stinks» y, más famoso, «Centerfold».

Toby Smith

El tecladista fundador de Jamiroquai, Toby Smith, murió el 12 de abril de 2017 a los 46 años, confirmó la banda en Facebook.

El cantante principal Jay Kay escribió: «Ayer, descubrí la noticia que esperaba, y realmente creí, que nunca sucedería, que mi querido amigo Toby, había fallecido. Mi corazón está tan lleno de dolor y pena que he encontrado es difícil escribir algo sobre esto hasta ahora … Toby había luchado contra esta enfermedad voraz con su propio espíritu infatigable y obstinado de espíritu y coraje durante mucho tiempo, y hasta hace muy poco, había mostrado todos los signos de vencerlo, solo para alejarlo tan cruelmente de su esposa, sus hijos, sus parientes y sus muchos amigos «.

«Pero también lo ha alejado de los millones de personas que han disfrutado de su música, la música que tuve el privilegio de escribir con él, la música que ha traído alegría y felicidad a los corazones de las personas en todo el planeta durante tanto tiempo, y la música que deja un legado indeleble y eterno para todos nosotros «, continuó Kay. «Este es mi único consuelo en este momento tan desgarrador».

TMZ informa que Smith había estado sufriendo de cáncer durante mucho tiempo, pero mantuvo su «grave condición» de sus compañeros de banda, quienes, según los informes, creían que había estado en remisión.

El ex bajista Stuart Zender publicó una sincera misiva en Instagram, escribiendo: «Te amo mucho. Mi hermano mayor Toby cruzó al otro lado anoche. Todos mis mejores recuerdos son de él y de la banda que creamos. El más talentoso». músico con el que he tenido el honor de hacer música. Nunca habrá otro como tú, Toby. Tu luz brillará eternamente. Gracias por hacer que la mía y la vida de todos sean tan brillantes. ¡Celebro tu amor y tu vida! Descansa en el amor. » Zender también publicó un emotivo video homenaje a su amigo.

Charlie Murphy

Comediante y Show de Chappelle La estrella Charlie Murphy perdió su batalla contra la leucemia el 12 de abril de 2017 a los 57 años. Solo su familia más cercana sabía de su enfermedad y su gravedad.

El hermano mayor del actor y comediante Eddie Murphy, Charlie escribió para varias de las películas de Eddie: Variedad informes, incluidos Vampiro en brooklyn (1995) y Norbit (2007) Charlie estaba programado para aparecer en la serie Starz Poder y fue un consumado actor de doblaje, prestando sus pipas a Tortugas Ninjas mutantes adolescentes, Los Boondocksy Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. En su carrera de pie, dio ex Sábado noche en directo estrella Jay Pharoah su gran oportunidad como acto de apertura para un fin de semana que actuó en la ciudad de Nueva York. Estuvo de gira con grandes en vivo como Eddie Griffin y Cedric The Entertainer, Personas informes.

Charlie’s family told Entertainment Weekly in a statement, «Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle, and friend Charlie. Charlie filled our family with love and laughter, and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.»

Comedians including Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, and Dane Cook all mourned the loss, as well as Hollywood heavyweights Spike Lee and Cubo de hielo. Even the United States Department of Defense paid their respects to Charlie, tweeting, «Fair winds & following seas to @USNavy veteran & comedian @CharlieMurphy who lost his battle with leukemia today at the age of 57. «

Charlie is survived by his three children. His wife, Tisha Taylor, with whom he shared two of his children, passed away from cervical cancer in 2009.

Sylvia Moy

Motown songwriter and frequent Stevie Wonder collaborator Sylvia Moy died at 78 years old on April 14, 2017 — the same day Wonder received the inaugural ASCAP Key Of Life Award, Cartelera reportado. Moy worked with Wonder on hits including «Uptight (Everything’s Alright),» «My Cherie Amour,» and «I Was Made To Love Her.» She also is credited on «This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)» by the Isley Brothers and «It Takes Two» by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston. She’s a six-time Grammy nominee and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2009.

Sony/ATV, the publishers of Moy’s Motown tracks, told Cartelera in a statement, «We are extremely sad to hear about the death of Sylvia Moy, whose songwriting played an important part in Motown’s history, including its influence on Stevie Wonder’s career. Her songwriting versatility is also evident in songs including ‘It Takes Two’ and ‘This Old Heart Of Mine.’ She additionally broke down barriers as one of Motown’s first ever female producers. Her classic songs will live on forever.»

Aaron Hernandez

Troubled former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez took his own life at 27 on April 19, 2017. The New York Post reports that corrections officers found Hernandez, who’d hung himself with a bedsheet, at approximately 3:00 a.m. in his cell of the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass.

«An investigation into the death by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Department of Correction investigators found cardboard jammed into the door tracks of his single-inmate cell to impede entry into the cell,» Massachusetts District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said in a statement to the Correo diario. «There were no signs of a struggle, and investigators determined that Mr. Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging … Mr. Hernandez was locked in his cell about 8 p.m. and no one entered the cell until a correction officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. and forced his way through the impeded door to render aid.»

los Correo diario reported that Hernandez left behind several suicide notes, including one for his four-year-old daughter, one for his fiancee, and one for his alleged gay lover in prison.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2015 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who was dating Hernandez’s fiancee’s sister. Just five days before his suicide, Hernandez was found not guilty of a 2012 double murder that allegedly started over a spilled beverage.

Cuba Gooding, Sr.

Singer Cuba Gooding, Sr., father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., was found dead in his car on April 20, 2017. He was 72 years old. He was the singer of The Main Ingredient, who had a hit with «Everybody Plays The Fool» in 1972. His cause of death is still under investigation, Fox News reported, but an overdose is suspected as drugs and paraphernalia were found in his vehicle.

Paulie Giganti

Hell’s Kitchen executive chef Paulie Giganti was found dead in his Philadelphia apartment on April 20, 2017. He was 36 years old.

Philadelphia Department of Health spokesman James Garrow told Philly.com, «It is an accidental death by drug intoxication … [The] office does not release the type of drug involved or whether it was a prescription drug.»

Giganti competed on Season 16 of Fox hit and famously butted heads with cantankerous chef and host Gordon Ramsay. Giganti told MyTakeonTV.com of the experience, «I never went to school for cooking. I was going to be an engineer. I just wanted to see how I stacked up against other guys, like ‘school-y’ guys and other people. I was basically doing it as a measuring stick on myself. I didn’t care about any preconceived fears and notions. I just wanted to see how I could cook against other trained chefs … I’ll look back on things with a smile. The whole experience was a good life experience. I was happy to do it, and it was cool.»

Trustin Howard

Actor and writer Trustin Howard, also known as Slick Slavin, passed away on April 20, 2017, after complications from a fall, Variedad reportado. Howard was 93 years old. A man of many talents, Howard wrote, sang, and acted in variety shows, starting when he was just 15 years old. After enlisting and serving in the Army, Howard starred in Speed Crazy (1959), Invasion Of The Star Creatures (1962), and Philbert (Three’s A Crowd) (1963). He was honored with a lifetime membership of the Writers Guild Of America and is a member of the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame for his music. Howard is survived by three grandchildren, two siblings, a brother-in-law, and a sister-in-law.

Erin Moran

Happy Days y Joanie Loves Chachi star Erin Moran was found dead in her home at age 56 on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Sheriff Rod Seelye and Coroner Gary Gilley of Harrison County, Indiana, where Moran lived, said in a statement, «A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. [sic] Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer. Standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending however no illegal narcotics were found at the residence.»

Child-actor advocate Paul Petersen told the New York Post that Moran was undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer when she died. «She was in treatment and it was not going well,» he said.

Moran’s life spiraled after her stardom began to fade, and she and her husband Steven Fleischman lived in a trailer park towards the end of her life. Una fuente dijo Personas that Moran relied on a feeding tube in her final days.

Su Joanie Loves Chachi co-star Scott Baio paid tribute to Moran on Twitter. «May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal-loving soul,» Baio tuiteó. «I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you now, Erin.»

Michael Mantenuto

Michael Mantenuto, who starred in Disney’s Milagro (2004), died of an apparent suicide on April 24, 2017. He was just 35 years old.

TMZ reports that Mantenuto joined the Army in 2010 and was deployed for Operation Inherent Resolve, which fought ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Mantenuto was a decorated Green Beret in the Special Forces. Sources close to Mantenuto told TMZ that he was changed after his last deployment, saying, «Something happened over there. He saw something.»

The New York Daily News reports that Mantenuto is survived by wife Kati, daughter Ava, son Leo, and his parents Joseph and Kerry. The Army is investigating his death.

Jonathan Demme

Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, and producer Jonathan Demme died on April 26, 2017, at 73 years old after a battle with esophageal cancer, Fecha límite reportado.

Demme won an Oscar for directing The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and was widely acclaimed for Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008).

Bruce Springsteen, who won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy for «Streets Of Philadelphia,» which he wrote and performed for the Philadelphia (1993) soundtrack, paid tribute to Demme on his website, writing, «Over here on E Street, we’re deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jonathan Demme. He was an inspiration for me, a beautiful filmmaker and a great spirit. Always smiling, always involved with the world and always pushing you to go for your best. He’ll be deeply missed.»

Tom Hanks, who won his first Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Philadelphia (1993), paid tribute to Demme with Springsteen at the Tribeca Film Festival, Variedad reportado. «The strongest union of our two names is from the motion picture Philadelphia,» Hanks told Springsteen. «God bless [director] Jonathan Demme. We just lost him.»

Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin

Rob & Big star Christopher «Big Black» Boykin died on May 9, 2017 at 45 years old, his rep confirmed to Variedad. Boykin was the best friend and bodyguard to skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, and the pair chronicled experiences including adopting a mini-horse and attempting to break Guiness World Records together during the series’ 2006 to 2008 run.

MTV told Variedad in a statement, «MTV is deeply saddened to learn the news of Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin’s passing. He was a long time and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.»

Dyrdek was heartbroken about the loss, tweeting a photo with Boykin and escritura, «My heart is broken. I don’t want write this post. I don’t want to believe that this is reality. I am so thankful for you.» He adicional, «We truly were brothers that lived an unexpected unforgettable adventure. I just can’t fathom that it would end so suddenly. You will forever be in my heart.» He followed with a photo of Boykin holding his daughter, captioning the snap, «I am so thankful for this moment… thank you for being an amazing human being and brother.»

TMZ reports that Boykin had been hospitalized for days before his passing for heart-related issues, with which he’d been struggling for a long time. Boykin reportedly had a defibrillator implanted in his chest, and the site reported that doctors struggled to resuscitate him for nearly 30 minutes when his heart stopped.

Boykin is survived by his ex-wife, Chris, with whom he lived in Plano, Texas, because of his health problems, and their 9-year-old daughter Isis.

Michael Parks

Fecha límite reports that actor Michael Parks died on May 9, 2017 at 77 years old.

Parks got his big break in television in the 1960s with sitcom The Real McCoys, then starred as Adam in The Bible (1966). He appeared in various bit parts before his star turn as motorcycling loner Jim Bronson in Then Came Bronson in 1969. The show only lasted a season, but established him as a Hollywood bad boy (onscreen, that is). His next star turn wasn’t until 1986, when he starred in and directed The Return Of Josey Wales (1986).

He followed with the role of drug runner Jean Renault in Picos gemelos in 1990 before focusing almost entirely on movies, including From Dusk Til Dawn (1996), Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Vol. 2 (2004), Grindhouse (2007), Red State (2011), Django desencadenado (2012), and Tusk (2014).

Parks is survived by wife Oriana and their son, James, as well as a daughter from his brief marriage to teenage sweetheart Louise Johnson.

Robert Miles

DJ Robert Miles, best known for his trance hit «Children,» passed away on May 10, 2017 after a battle with stage-four metastatic cancer. He was 47 years old.

Miles’ longtime friend, producer Joe T. Vannelli, told the BBC, «The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time makes me incredulous and upset. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled … I remember 1997 Brit Awards ceremony very well. Robert Miles was the best international newcomer award, introduced by Gary Barlow. Miles was the only one Italian artist winner in BA history. ‘Children’ is an instrumental and dance anthem, one of the most ever loved tracks. With Robert Miles a part of my life dies with him.»

Powers Boothe

Character actor Powers Boothe passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 68 years old.

Boothe’s rep told Variedad that the actor, who had roles in Sin City (2005), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and Los Vengadores (2011), died in his sleep of natural causes.

Boothe won a Best Actor In A Limited Series Emmy for his haunting portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980). Other star turns for Boothe included Red Dawn (1984), Tombstone (1993), Nixon (1995), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and HBO’s Deadwood.

Boothe is survived by wife Marlene Tochnal-Pennan, as well as sons Preston Allen, Reuben Travis, and Reginald Paul, and daughter Parisse. A private memorial will be held for Boothe in Texas, and a public memorial is being considered for the future. Boothe’s family requests that donations be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which supports first responders, veterans, and their families.

Roger Moore

Legendary James Bond star Sir Roger Moore died on May 23, 2017 at 89 years old.

In a message posted to the actor’s Twitter account, his children, Deborah, Geoffrey, and Christian, wrote, «It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone … We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the word, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF which he considered to be his greatest achievement. Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people.»

The actor, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003, starred in Live And Let Die (1973), The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View To Kill (1985) He also starred in the television series The Saint from 1962 to 1969, and made cameos in subsequent adaptations.

Moore was married four times, ¡MI! Noticias reported, first to Doorn van Steyn, then Dorothy Squires, then Luisa Mattioli, and finally to Kristina Tholstrup, with whom he remained until his passing. Deborah Moore, Geoffrey Moore and Christian Moore are his children by Mattioli; Moore was also stepfather to Tholstrup’s daughter, Christina Knudsen, who died from cancer in 2016.

Jared Martin

Dallas star Jared Martin passed away on May 24, 2017, at 75 years old. El reportero de Hollywood reported that Martin suffered from pancreatic cancer at the time of his death, which occurred in his home in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Yu Wei, whom he married in 2000, son Christian, daughter-in-law Liz Cole, and grandchildren Emilia and Charlie.

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman, founder of The Allman Brothers band with brother Duane, passed away on May 27, 2017 at 69 years old in his Savannah, Georgia, home. In a statement on Allman’s website, his family wrote, «Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times.» El reportero de Hollywood claims one of those health issues was Hepatitis C, with which he was diagnosed in 1999, and that the rocker underwent a liver transplant in 2010.

Allman is survived by wife Shannon and children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom, and Layla Brooklyn Allman; three grandchildren, niece Galadrielle, and his extended family. Elder brother and bandmate Duane passed away in a motorcycle accident in 1971.

Allman’s ex-wife Cher, to whom he was briefly married from 1975 to 1977, mourned him on Twitter with their pet names for one another, escritura, «I’ve tried … words are impossible. Gui Gui. Forever, Chooch.»

Michael Nance

Michael Nance, a contestant on The Bachelorette in 2012, was found dead in the early morning of May 29, 2017 in Austin, Texas. An immediate cause of death wasn’t known, TMZ reported, but police also noted that it wasn’t suspicious. He was 31 years old.

Nance had previously opened up on El soltero about his past struggles with addiction, saying in his introductory reel (via Personas), «Right now, life is good, but I haven’t put as much focus on my love life because the way I was a couple years ago, no one would have wanted to be around me. I was addicted to prescription pain medicine. It all starts out fun and then somewhere along the road, it just turned into something else. It’s a vicious cycle and it ate away at me for a long time … I’m almost two years sober, now, and it’s not that easy — you have to completely change your way of living. But my life is really, really good today.»

Emily Maynard, who sent Nance packing in season 8 of the ABC hit, tuiteó, «So sad waking up to the news about Michael Nance. Such a kind heart with so much talent. Sending prayers and love to his family and friends.» Former Soltero Sean Lowe also paid his respects, escritura, «My heart breaks to hear about the passing of my friend Michael Nance. He was a sweet man with a kind soul. We all loved him on Bachelorette«.

Robert Michael Morris

The Comeback star Robert Michael Morris passed away on May 30, 2017 at 77 years old. The Comeback writer Michael Patrick King told Fecha límite of Morris, «Robert Michael Morris was an inspiration to write for and to be around. His creativity was only matched by the joy and gratefulness he felt for each day he got to live his life as an artist.» Co-star Lisa Kudrow tuiteó, «We lost Robert Michael Morris today.He left us with many wonderful gifts, most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.»

A cause of death wasn’t immediately known.

Chris Cornell

Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell took his own life on May 18, 2017. He was 52 years old when his body was found hanged in a Detroit hotel room.

Cornell’s wife, Vicky, didn’t believe that the singer was depressed, but told Personas he’d struggled with addiction and previously relapsed in 2009. She believes prescription drugs in his system altered his mental state as she described his harrowing final moments. Cornell reportedly woke Vicky, who was at home, by remotely turning the lights in their house off and on with his phone. She called him and said he was speaking unclearly and grew defensive when she asked what drugs he’d taken. He hung up on her, and when he didn’t respond when she called back, she sent his bodyguard to his hotel room. It was too late. Vicky said she believes Cornell’s use of the prescription drug Ativan led to his death; the night of his suicide he’d reportedly doubled his dose of the medication.

«My Chris was happy, loving, caring and warm… This was not a depressed man—it wasn’t like I missed that. What I missed were the signs of addiction,» she said, adding, «He didn’t want to die. If he was of sound mind, I know he wouldn’t have done this.»

Adam West

Adam West, the original onscreen Batman from the 1960s hit TV series, died at 88 years old on June 9, 2017, after a quiet, brief battle with leukemia, Variedad reportado.

His family said in a statement, «Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero.»

West is survived by his wife, Marcelle, and six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

West previously admitted to Variedad that he found it hard to find work after starring as the kitschy Bruce Wayne, but he maintained a sense of humor about it, going into voice acting (with roles on SpongeBob Squarepants, Kim Possible, and playing himself in Family Guy) and cameos on shows such as 30 rocas y The George Lopez Show.

«Some years ago I made an agreement with Batman. There was a time when Batman really kept me from getting some pretty good roles, and I was asked to do what I figured were important features. However, Batman was there, and very few people would take a chance on me walking on to the screen,» he said. «And they’d be taking people away from the story. So I decided that since so many people love Batman, I might as well love it too. Why not? So I began to re-engage myself with Batman. And I saw the comedy. I saw the love people had for it, and I just embraced it.»

Prodigy

Mobb Deep co-founder Prodigy died at 42 on June 20, 2017, Piedra rodante reportado. The rapper’s publicist said in a statement, «It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.»

Prodigy and fellow Mobb Deep rapper Havoc grew up in Queens and released their debut album, Juvenile Hell, in 1993, but the group didn’t make big waves until its follow-up release, 1995’s The Infamous, which featured their classic «Shook Ones Pt. II.» Mobb Deep continued releasing music until 2014; Prodigy released several solo efforts, most recently 2017’s Hegelian Dialectic (The Book of Revelation).

Chester Bennington

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide by hanging on July 20, 2017 at age 41. His housekeeper discovered his body just as the singer was preparing to leave to go on tour. TMZ reported that his home was free of any illegal or prescription drugs, but that a partially empty bottle of alcohol was present in his bedroom. Bennington struggled with substance abuse and depression for years and was open about his issues, many of which stemmed from being sexually abused in his childhood.

Linkin Park cancelled its tour in light of the news and created a tribute site in Bennington’s memory, writing, «Our hearts are broken… We’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you. Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled… We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place… While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you.»

Bennington is survived by his wife, Talinda, and six children.

Fresh Kid Ice

2 Live Crew founding member Fresh Kid Ice (real name Chris Wong Won) died July 13, 2017 of an undisclosed medical condition. He was 53.

The «As Nasty as They Wanna Be» rapper’s fellow 2 Live Crew member, Brother Marquis, said in a statement to Ambiente, «I just got the word that my longtime friend and rap legend Fresh Kid Ice the Chinaman has passed away. I would like to say that I love him and extend my condolences to his family. He truly loved all of his fans. I’ll always remember and cherish all of the good times we had together and all of the history we made. I would like to express my true love for him.»

Another 2 Live Crew member, Luther «Uncle Luke» Campbell, tuiteó, «My condolence[[sic]goes out to the family Chris Wong Won Fresh Kid Ice of the 2 Live Crew who just passed away people we lost a legend.»

Nelsan Ellis

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis died on July 8, 2017 due to heart failure and withdrawal complications stemming from years of substance abuse, the actor’s family confirmed to El reportero de Hollywood.

Ellis’ manager said in a statement, «Nelsan’s father has bravely agreed for me to share the circumstances of Nelsan’s heart failure. Nelsan has suffered with drug and alcohol abuse for years. After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own. According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control. On the morning of Saturday July 8th, after four days in Woodhull Hospital, Nelsan was pronounced dead.»

The statement continued, «Nelsan was a gentle, generous and kind soul. He was a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, a nephew, and a great friend to those that were lucky enough to know him. Nelsan was ashamed of his addiction and thus was reluctant to talk about it during his life. His family, however, believes that in death he would want his life to serve as a cautionary tale in an attempt to help others.»

Nelsan was 39 years old.

George A. Romero

Zombie movie legend, director, and creator of Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero passed away on July 16, 2017, at 77 years old, Variedad reportado.

The horror icon reportedly suffered from lung cancer and passed away in his sleep. In a statement, his manager, Chris Roe, said Romero passed away «listening to the score of The Quiet Man, one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side. He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.»

John Heard

John Heard, most famous for playing Tom Hanks’ rival in Grande (1988) and dad Peter McAllister in Solo en casa (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), was found dead in a Palo Alto, Calif. hotel room on July 21, 2017, reported Variedad. The 71-year-old was reportedly recovering from back surgery.

De acuerdo a Variedad, Heard is survived by a daughter. His son, Max, with actress Margot Kidder, died in December 2016.

Sam Shepard

Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard died on July 27, 2017 of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), Variedad reportado. He was 73.

Shepard won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and was acclaimed for his own performances as well. He was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Dashiell Hammett in Dash And Lilly (1999) and earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for The Right Stuff (1983). He published a novel, The One Inside en febrero de 2017.

Shepard was engaged to Jessica Lange, for whom he left his first wife and son, from 1983 until their 2009 breakup. He is survived by three children and two sisters.

Robert Hardy

Veteran actor Robert Hardy, perhaps best known for his role as Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter franchise, the BBC’s All Creatures Great and Small, and several portrayals of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill—including Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981), for which he won a BAFTA—died on Aug. 3, 2017 at 91 years old.

Hardy’s children released a statement (via the BBC), «Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified, he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work… Dad is also remembered as a meticulous linguist, a fine artist, a lover of music and a champion of literature, as well a highly respected historian, and a leading specialist on the longbow… He was an essential part of the team that raised the great Tudor warship The Mary Rose«.

Hardy is survived by daughters Emma and Justine and a son, Paul.

Jerry Lewis

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis died on Aug. 20, 2017 at 91 years old.

Born Joseph Levitch in Newark, N.J., he made his debut at age 5 singing «Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?» in a hotel, Variedad reportado. By age 15, he began performing in a Buffalo, N.Y., burlesque house.

In 1946, Lewis met Dean Martin, with whom he partnered onstage and onscreen for a decade. When they split in 1956, they each went on to solo stardom, with Lewis’ biggest box office hit being El profesor chiflado (1963). His career took a downturn until Martin Scorsese picked him up for The King of Comedy (1982), which earned Lewis a slew of critical acclaim and helped him forge a comeback. He worked steadily until his passing.

Lewis’ career was not without controversy: He irked many when he said female comedians aren’t funny when they’re crude, and his act came under criticism in recent years for alleged homophobic and racist tones.

Aside from his slapstick, Lewis may be best known for his charitable work. The comedian could make anything funny, but took his cause seriously. He raised more than $2.5 billion for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through his annual telethons.

Lewis married singer Patti Palmer in 1944, and the couple had six sons: Gary, Ronnie, Scott, Anthony, Christopher, and Joseph (who passed away in 2009). Lewis is survived by his remaining sons, as well as his second wife, SanDee Pitnick, and their adopted daughter, Danielle.

Tom Petty

Legendary singer-songwriter Tom Petty died Oct. 2, 2017 after being found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, Calif., reported ABC Noticias. He was 66.

Best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, he and the band rose to fame in the ’70s with hits such as «American Girl» and «Breakdown.» As a solo artist, Petty’s biggest release was the timeless «Freefallin,'» which helped earn him revered spots in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch.

De acuerdo a Piedra rodante, «Petty’s romanticized tales of rebels, outcasts and refugees started climbing the pop charts» in the seventies. «When he sang, his voice was filled with a heartfelt drama that perfectly complemented the Heartbreakers’ ragged rock & roll.» Petty’s most recent release, Hypnotic Eye, debuted at No. 1 in 2014.

In December 2016, Petty told Piedra rodante that the band’s 2017 40th Anniversary tour would likely be its last. «We’re all on the backside of our sixties,» he said. «I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road.» According to the band’s website, that tour was scheduled to conclude in November 2017.

Ralphie May

Comedian Ralphie May passed away in Las Vegas on Oct. 6, 2017 at just 45 years old. The funnyman, who rose to prominence on Last Comic Standing in 2003 and later appeared on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, was battling pneumonia for six weeks before his death from cardiac arrest, TMZ reportado. May toured nationwide for years. He even performed the very night before his passing. He is survived by daughter April June May and son August James May.

Roy Dotrice

Game of Thrones actor Roy Dotrice died Oct. 16, 2017 at the age of 94.

Dotrice had a brief but memorable role as pyromancer Wisdom Hallyne in the second season of the HBO series, but it wasn’t his only connection to the franchise. Entertainment Weekly reported that Dotrice read the audiobooks for George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. The narration landed Dotrice the Guinness World Record for most characters voiced by a single actor in an audiobook: 223 in the 33-hour first installment.

In addition to his Game of Thrones fame, Dotrice also served in the British Royal Air Force in World War II, during which he was captured and placed in a German POW camp. After the war, Dotrice had an illustrious acting career in theater, winning a Tony Award in 2000 for A Moon for the Misbegotten, as well as radio, TV, and movies, including starring as Leopold Mozart in Amadeus (1984).

John Dunsworth

John Dunsworth, star of cult hit Trailer Park Boys, died Oct. 16, 2017, at 71 years old.

Dunsworth’s daughter, Sarah, tuiteó the sad news: «With heavy and broken hearts…our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away. John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness.»

Dunsworth also starred in the SyFy series Haven for five seasons and was active in local and community theater in his native Nova Scotia, Canada.

Mychael Knight

Project Runway star Mychael Knight died Oct. 17, 2017 at age 39.

Knight placed fourth in the third season of Project Runway and won the fan favorite award for his work on the series, eventually going on to do design work for Starbucks and launch his own clothing, lingerie, and fragrance lines.

TMZ reported that Knight was hospitalized for unspecified gastrointestinal issues and suffered from irritable bowel syndrome leading up to his death.

Gord Downie

Gord Downie, lead singer of Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, died Oct. 17, 2017 at age 53. His family dijo en un comunicado, «Last night, Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by. Gord knew this day was coming–his response was to spend this precious time as he always had–making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss…on the lips.»

«Gord said he had lived many lives,» the statement continued. «As a musician, he lived ‘the life’ for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one.»

Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December 2015 but didn’t reveal his condition until May 2016. The Tragically Hip went on a farewell tour that summer, culminating in an emotional final show that August.

Renowned not only for his music, but also his charity work and activism, Downie was named the Canadian Press Newsmaker of the year for the second time after he died, remaining the country’s only entertainer to ever hold the title.

Scott Putesky

Scott Putesky, guitarist and founding member of the band Marilyn Manson, died Oct. 22, 2017 at age 49 from colon cancer, reported Piedra rodante.

Using the stage name Daisy Berkowitz, Putesky remained with Marilyn Manson until 1996, then moved on to perform with Jack Off Jill, Kiss Miss Pretty, and Three Ton Gate.

Following his death, former bandmate Marilyn Manson wrote on Instagram: «Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to ‘Man That You Fear’ in his honor. That was our favorite.»

Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume died Oct. 24, 2017 at 89 years old, Variedad reportado. los Benson star passed away peacefully at home of complications from prostate cancer.

Aside from his title role in Benson, Guillaume was also known for playing the acerbic butler on Soap, winning Emmy Awards for both series. He was also nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Nathan Detroit in Broadway’s Guys and Dolls revival in 1977. He appeared in various television shows throughout the 1970s, including Sanford and Son, Good Times, Todos en la familiay The Jeffersons. In 1989, he landed his own series, The Robert Guillame Show, but the show was canceled after four months. He voiced Rafiki in The Lion King (1994), earning a Grammy for best spoken-word performance.

In 1998, Guillaume began playing a television producer in the show Sports Night. When he suffered a stroke a year later, his condition was written into the series to explain his absence. For years following his health crisis, Guillaume focused mostly on bit and guest parts on television and on voiceover work, eventually returning to the silver screen for small roles in projects such as Big Fish (2003).

Fats Domino

Rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino passed away Oct. 25, 2017 at age 89, the Associated Press reported Born Antoine Domino, Jr., Domino was one of the very first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He sold more than 110 million records throughout his life, including rock standards «Blueberry Hill» and «Ain’t That a Shame.» His original 1956 recording of «Blueberry Hill» was selected for the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Despite his rock legend status, Domino kept a low profile for most of his life, though he was a staple in his native New Orleans. Domino lost his home and most of his possessions, including three pianos and numerous gold and platinum records, in Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. He and his wife, Rosemary, had to be rescued from their house by boat.

Brad Bufanda

Veronica Mars star Brad Bufanda died Nov. 1, 2017 at age 34. TMZ reported that Bufanda committed suicide by jumping off of a building in Los Angeles.

Family and friends of the actor reportedly received suicide notes, most of which expressed gratitude for good deeds. His death came as a shock to those close to Bufanda, who claim he never showed any outward signs of a struggle and that his career was on an upswing after a series of recent auditions.

Robert Knight

Robert Knight, who sang the 1967 pop classic «Everlasting Love,» died Nov. 5, 2017 at age 72. The Tennessean reported that Knight suffered a brief but serious illness leading up to his passing.

Cartelera reported that Knight’s magnum opus, which has been covered by a slew of artists such as Gloria Estefan, Carl Carlton, U2, and Love Affair, became a Hot 100 top 40 hit in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

John Hillerman

John Hillerman, who starred as Tom Selleck’s sidekick Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I., died Nov. 9, 2017, according to El reportero de Hollywood. He was 84 years old.

In addition to his Emmy-winning role of Higgins, Hillerman also appeared in movies, including Mel Brooks’ classics Blazing Saddles (1974) and History of the World: Part I (1981), Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974), High Plains Drifter (1973), Lucky Lady (1975), Audrey Rose (1977), and A Very Brady Sequel (1996).

Lil Peep

Rapper Lil Peep, born Gustav Ahr, died on Nov. 15, 2017, at just 21 years old. TMZ reported that toxicology results revealed his death was caused by an overdose of Xanax and Fentanyl, but that he had a slew of other drugs, including cocaine, painkillers, and opiates, in his system at the time of his death.

Lil Peep’s brother, Oskar, told Personas that he believed Peep’s overdose was an accident, citing that Peep was happy and psychologically healthier than his seemingly depressed public persona. Oskar reportedly believes Peep’s overdose was a result of taking a pill laced with other chemicals of which Peep was unaware.

«My brother didn’t take five Xanax pills every day, but he would take them and then post on Instagram about it,» Oskar said. «I wish it would have paid for him to be a little safer, but the world needed him to have superlative problems that he dealt with in superlative ways. Gus dealt with these problems much better than Lil Peep did, but people didn’t know Gus, and there’s a reason Gus doesn’t sell.»

Malcolm Young

Rock legend and AC/DC founding guitarist Malcolm Young died Nov. 18, 2017 at 64 years old following a battle with dementia, reported Piedra rodante.

AC/DC released a statement that said, in part, «With enormous dedication and commitment [Young] was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.»

Malcolm’s brother and AC/DC co-founder Angus Young added, «As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.»

The Youngs’ older brother, music producer George Young, passed away in October 2017.

Ann Wedgeworth

Character actress Ann Wedgeworth died Nov. 16, 2017 at age 83 following a long illness, Variedad reportado. The Texas native moved to New York City after college and began working on Broadway, with her debut in Make a Million in 1958; she’d eventually win a Tony Award for best performance by a featured actress for Chapter Two in 1978.

Wedgeworth had an illustrious film career as well, starring in Scarecrow (1973) with Gene Hackman, Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) with Robert De Niro, and as Patsy Cline’s mother in Sweet Dreams (1985) with Jessica Lange and Ed Harris, which earned her a National Society of Film Critics Award.

Wedgeworth may be best known for her work on television. She had a recurring role on Compañía de tres as divorcee Lana Shields, as well as roles on Evening Shade, Another Worldy The Edge of Night.

Earle Hyman

Television star and Broadway veteran Earle Hyman passed away at age 91 on Nov. 17, 2017. According to Fecha límite, the classically trained actor’s career spanned a whopping six decades, most of which were spent on stage. Hyman earned a Tony Award nomination for his role the 1980 production of The Lady From Dubuque. His most famous role, however, was that of Cliff Huxtable’s father, Russell, on The Cosby Show, for which he earned an Emmy nomination in 1986.

Della Reese

Della Reese, who starred in Touched by an Angel, became an angel herself on Nov. 19, 2017 at age 86.

Her co-star, Roma Downey, told Personas, «She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people. She was a mother to me…»

Reese began her career as a jazz and gospel singer before turning to acting in the late 1960s, becoming the first African-American woman to co-host El show de esta noche with Johnny Carson. She did lots of bit parts on television and became an ordained minister before her starring turn on Touched by an Angel, which ran from 1994 to 2003.

David Cassidy

David Cassidy died Nov. 21, 2017 at age 67. The Partridge Family star had been publicly battling dementia and reportedly suffered from organ failure in the days leading up to his passing.

His family said in a statement (via Variedad): «David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.»

Cassidy struggled with fame, most notably after 800 fans were injured and one killed in a stampede at one of his concerts in 1974. He battled alcoholism and was arrested for driving under the influence several times. He filed for bankruptcy in 2015.

He is survived by Partridge Family co-star and real-life stepmother Shirley Jones, half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan; son Beau Cassidy and daughter and Flecha star Katie Cassidy, who revealed his last words were, «So much wasted time.»

Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors, star of Gomer Pyle y The Andy Griffith Show, died Nov. 30, 2017 at age 87 following a year of declining health.

In addition to his television work—which La Prensa Asociada points out brought the words «golly» and «shazam» into the mainstream vernacular—Nabors was also a staple on the variety show circuit and showcased his rich vocals in Las Vegas and Hawaii, where he had a residency.

In early 2013, when Washington state legalized gay marriage, Nabors tied the knot with his longtime love, Stan Cadwallader. «It’s pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you’ve been together 38 years, I think something’s got to happen there, you’ve got to solidify something,» Nabors said at the time. «And at my age, it’s probably the best thing to do.»

«Everybody knows he was a wonderful man. And that’s all we can say about him,» Cadwallader said. «He’s going to be dearly missed.»

Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday, known as the French Elvis, passed away Dec. 5, 2017 at age 74. Born Jean-Philippe Léo Smet, Hallyday is credited with bringing rock and roll to France. BBC reported that throughout his 57-year career, Hallyday boasted 32 No. 1 albums, sold 100 million records, had four wives, made 34 movie appearances, and got 9.5 million people to tune in to his 2000 performance at the Eiffel Tower.

Steve Reevis

Steve Reevis passed away at 55 years old on Dec. 7, 2017 after suffering an unknown illness. Reevis, a member of the Blackfoot Native American tribe, was best known for his role as Shep Proudfoot in Fargo (1996), as well as his appearance in Dances With Wolves (1990). He also appeared in films including War Party (1987), Last Of The Dogmen (1995), Twins (1988), Las puertas (1991), and The Longest Yard (2005). His television appearances included Walker, Texas Ranger; JAGy Into the West.

Combat Jack

Hip-hop attorney and podcast pioneer Combat Jack (born Reggie Osse) passed away of colon cancer on Dec. 20, 2017, Variedad reportado. He was 48 years old.

As an attorney, Osse represented Jay-Z, Damon Dash, and Roc-A-Fella Records. Osse also served as a marketing exec at MTV and as an editor of La fuente before launching the pioneering hip-hop podcast The Combat Jack Show in 2011.

He announced his colon cancer diagnosis on the show in October 2017, telling listeners (via Variedad): «Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack. In seven years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life s**t. I was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery. I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine. Take care of your health. Your boy ain’t going nowhere though. We’re gonna keep doing this. Keep ricking with us. #RaiseTheBar #CombatCancer Let’s go!»

Heather Menzies-Urich

Heather Menzies-Urich, who played Louisa von Trapp in El sonido de la musica (1965) died at home on Christmas Eve 2017 at age 68.

Her son, Ryan Urich, told Variedad, «She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest. She was not in any pain but, nearly four weeks after her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she had enough and took her last breath on this earth at 7:22 p.m.»

Ted Chapin, president and chief creative officer of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, said in a statement: «Heather was part of ‘the family.’ There is really no other way to describe the members of the cast of the movie of El sonido de la musica. And of ‘the kids,’ Heather was a cheerful and positive member of the group, always hoping for the next gathering. We are all lucky to have known her, and she will happily live on in that beautiful movie. We will miss her.»

Sound of Music co-star Kym Karath, who played Gretl in the film, tuiteó, «I am filled with infinite sadness tonight. My precious friend and SOM sister Heather Menzies passed away this evening. Devastated.»

Jack Blessing

Actor Jack Blessing, who starred in Moonlighting, Murder One, The Naked Truthy George Lopez, died at age 66 on Nov. 14, 2017, though the news was not confirmed until Dec. 26, 2017. He passed away in his Chatsworth, California, home after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

In a statement to Fecha límite, Blessing’s son, Ian, said, «Jack Blessing was a remarkable man, father, and husband. He lives on through everyone who loved him, and my family and I will be forever grateful for the sixty-six years he gave to this world.»

​Kim Jonghyun

Kim Jonghyun, lead singer of K-Pop group SHINee, was found dead on Dec. 18, 2017 of an apparent suicide, Variedad reportado. He was just 27 years old, and it’s speculated that the high pressures of fame, especially in the hyper-critical K-Pop market, were to blame for his depression and hopelessness.

The singer wrote of severe depression in a suicide note that emerged days after his death, writing (via Variedad), «I am broken from inside. The depression that had been slowly eating me up finally devoured me and I couldn’t defeat it… Maybe I wasn’t supposed to come up against the world; maybe I wasn’t supposed to be known to the world; I’ve learned that’s what [makes my life] difficult. How come I chose that.»

Jonghyun was laid to rest in a Dec. 21, 2017 funeral. His record label issued a statement to Cartelera: «Today, we warmly and peacefully sent off our beloved artist Jonghyun… Jonghyun’s final path was not lonely thanks to so many people’s love and comfort. Jonghyun’s music and passion, and all of the exceptional sides that he showed as an artist, will be in our hearts forever.»

Rose Marie

Comedian, actress, singer, and The Dick Van Dyke Show star Rose Marie died Dec. 28, 2017 at age 94, Variedad reportado. The Hollywood legend spent a whopping nine decades in show business, beginning in Vaudeville as a toddler and moving on to film and television as an adult.

Actor Carl Reiner tweeted about her passing: «I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rose Marie. There’s never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer. In a span of 90 years, since she was four, dear Rosie performed on radio, in vaudeville, night clubs, films, TV, & Vegas & always had audiences clamoring for ‘more!!'»

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