Unfortunately we cannot post the whole list; but amongst the innocents who died needlessly at the hands of others; our family, friends, and loved ones; as well as those within law enforcement, medical/emergency services, and the military personnel who lost their lives helping and/or protecting others during 2017, we have also lost...
Richard Anderson (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Forbidden Planet)
Dennis Banks (Thunderheart, Last of the Mohicans)
Jack Bannon (Lou Grant, Petticoat Junction)
Roy Barraclough (Coronation Street)
Keith Barron (Upstairs Downstairs)
Trevor Baxter (credits too numerous to mention)
Sam Beazley (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Johnny English)
Terence Beesley (East Enders, The Phantom of the Opera, War and Peace)
Buzz Belmondo (Out of This World, Baywatch)
Comedian Shelley Berman (Meet the Fockers, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Rodney Bewes (The Likely Lads)
Joseph Bologna (My Favorite Year, Blame It On Rio)
Tony Booth (Coronation Street)
Powers Boothe (credits too numerous to mention)
Conrad Brooks (Plan 9 From Outer Space)
Former professional football player turned actor Bernie Casey (Revenge of the Nerds, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
Former teen heart throb David Cassidy (The Partridge Family)
|Connors, circa Mannix|
Mike Connors (Mannix, The 10 Commandments, War and Remembrance)
Ji-Tu Cumbuka (Roots, Mandingo)
Alfie Curtis (The Elephant Man, Star Wars 4: A New Hope)
Barry Dennen (Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, The Shining)
Thomas Derrah (Mystic River)
Roy Dotrice (Amadeus, Beauty and the Beast, Game of Thrones)
Nelsan Ellis (True Blood, Veronica Mars, Elementary, Without A Trace)
Steve Elmore (42nd Street)
Neil Fingleton (Game of Thrones, Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Miguel Ferrer (NCIS: Los Angeles, the original Robocop, Hot Shots Part Duex)
John Forgeham (The Italian Job, Sheena)
Warren Frost (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld)
Stephen Furst (Animal House movie, Delta House TV show, Saint Elsewhere, Babylon 5)
Dick Gautier (credits too numerous to mention)
Kevin Geer (12 Angry Men, The Pelican Brief)
Robert Guillaume (Soap, Benson, The Lion King)
Peter Hansen (When Worlds Collide, General Hospital)
Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great and Small, the Harry Potter franchise)
Brad Harris (Pirates of the Mississippi, Goliath Against The Giants)
Terence Harvey (Hollyoaks)
Richard Hatch (Battlestar: Galactica, The Streets of San Francisco)
Tony Haygarth (Chicken Run, Dracula)
John Heard (Prison Break, Home Alone 1, Big)
Blake Heron (We Were Soldiers, Shiloh)
John Hillerman (Magnum PI, Blazing Saddles)
Bob Holiday, who portrayed Superman in the Broadway production "It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman".
Rance Howard (Apollo 13, Ed Wood, Cool Hand Luke) and father of sons Ron and Clint.
|Landau, circa 1968|
Clifton James (Live and Let Die, Cool Hand Luke)
Gordon Kaye (‘Allo, ‘Allo; Brazil, Coronation Street)
Bobby Knutt (Coronation Street)
Martin Landau (The original Mission: Impossible, Ed Wood, Space: 1999)
Victor Lanoux (Cousin, Cousine)
Ray Lovelock (Fiddler on the Roof)
Curt Lowens (The Hindenburg, Angels and Demons)
Trevor Martin (Doctor Who, Coronation Street, Inspector Morse)
Alec McCowen (A Night to Remember, Gangs of New York)
Tomas Milian (Havana, Amistad)
Lawrence Montaigne (The original versions of The Great Escape, Star Trek, Escape to Witch Mountain)
Sir Roger Moore (several James Bond movies, The Saint)
Robert Michael Morris (How I Met Your Mother, The Comeback)
Gastone Moschin (The Godfather Part 2)
Mark La Mura (All My Children, LA Law)
Singer/Actor Jim Nabors (The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.)
Haruo Nakajima (the original Godzilla franchise, Seven Samurai)
Micheal Nyqvist (Millennium, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, John Wick 1)
Sitaram Panchal (Slumdog Millionaire)
Michael Parks (Twin Peaks, Kill Bill)
Bill Paxton (Apollo 13, Aliens)
Frank Pellegrino (Goodfellas, The Sopranos)
Actor/director Meme Perlini (A Fistful of Dynamite, The Grand Duel)
Robert D. Raiford (Matlock, original The Handmaid’s Tale movie)
Steve Reevis (The Longest Yard, Fargo)
Comedian Tony Rosato (Saturday Night Live, SCTV)
|West, circa 1961|
Sam Shepard (Bloodline, The Right Stuff)
Washington Sixolo (Shaka Zulu, Ernest Goes To Africa)
Roger Smith (77 Sunset Strip, Mister Roberts)
Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown, Clash of the Titans, V for Vendetta)
Harry Dean Stanton (Alien, Repo Man)
Jay Thomas (Cheers, Murphy Brown)
Jan Triska (The Karate Kid Part 3, 2010)
Frank Vincent (The Sopranos, Casino)
Moray Watson (The Quatermass Experiment, The Darling Buds of May)
Adam West (the 1960s Batman, Family Guy, The Outlaws IS Coming)
Howard Witt (numerous guest starring roles on television)
Lola Albright (Peter Gunn)
Chelsea Brown (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In)
Miriam Colon (Scarface, All The Pretty Horses)
Barbara Cook (The Music Man, Candide)
Elizabeth Dawn (Coronation Street)
Rosemary Frankau (Terry and June)
Barbara Hale, best known as Della Street on Perry Mason.
Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mister Holland’s Opus, Warren Beatty’s version of Dick Tracy)
Lyn James (The Young Doctors)
Christine Kaufmann (Town Without Pity, The Last Days of Pompeii)
Daliah Lavi (Catlow, the original Casino Royale)
Joan Lee, voice actress, model, and famed wife of Stan Lee.
Comedienne/actress Rose Marie (The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hollywood Squares)
Mariann Mayberry (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 2005 version of War of the Worlds)
|York, circa 1966|
Dina Merrill (Operation: Petticoat, Butterfield 8)
Yvonne Monlaur (Three Strangers in Rome, The Brides of Dracula)
Mary Tyler Moore (The Dick Van Dyke Show, her own sitcom)
Erin Moran (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Cachi)
Novella Nelson (A Perfect Murder)
Anita Pallenberg (Barbarella, A Degree of Murder)
Molly Peters (James Bond’s Thunderball)
Singer/actress Della Reese (Touched By An Angel)
Actress/writer Jean Rouverol (The Guiding Light, Autumn Leaves)
Deborah Watling (Doctor Who, The Newcomers)
Ann Wedgeworth (Three’s Company, Steel Magnolias, Evening Shade)
Beryl Te Wiata (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Francine York (credits too numerous to mention)
Professional wrestler Nicole Bass.
Famous baseball player Bobby Doerr (Boston Red Sox)
Former Boxing great Lou Duva.
Long time sportscaster Dick Enberg.
Former Baseball player Roy Halladay (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies)
World Wrestling Entertainment Icon Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
Professional wrestler Ivan Koloff.
Former professional basketball player/coach John Kundla.
Andy Marte (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Surfing icon Jack O’Neil, who created what we know today as the wet suit.
Ara Parseghian, noted football player and coach.
Professional hockey player Tod Sloan (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks)
Professional wrestler turned actor (Ed Wood) George “The Animal” Steele.
Yordano Ventura (Kansas City Royals)
Roger Ailes of Fox News.
Pulitzer Prize winning poet John Ashbery.
Comic book artist Jim Baikie (Judge Dredd)
Cartoonist Murray Ball (Footrot Flats)
Film maker Yoshimitsu Banno (Godzilla versus Hedorah, Throne of Blood)
Songwriter (“Palisades Park”), game show creator (The Dating Game) and host (The Gong Show) Chuck Barris.
Professional stuntman John Bernecker (The Walking Dead)
Novelist William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist)
Noted author/journalist Jimmy Breslin.
Author Michael Bond, author/creator of the original Paddington Bear books.
Author Edward Bryant (contributor to the Wild Cards and Dangerous Visions anthologies)
Comic book artist Rick Buckler.
Voice artist Wally Burr (Transformers: Generation 1, G.I. Joe, Inspector Gadget, Jem)
The innocent life lost during the car assault and those who passed away in the helicopter crash in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Children’s author Babette Cole.
Fox News contributor and commentator Alan Colmes.
|Foray, circa 1952|
Movie director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia)
Author Colin Dexter (The Inspector Morse series)
Author Nancy Friday (My Secret Garden, Women On Top)
Legendary voice actress June Foray (Natasha Fatale and Rocky of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Cindy Lou Who in the animated version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and way too many other credits to list them all)
Author Paula Fox (The Slave Dancer)
Animator Bob Givens (Classic Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry shorts)
Professional comic book artist Sam Glanzman, who has worked for Charlton, DC, Marvel, Acclaim, and Topps.
Film producer Earl A. Glick (Starship Invasions)
Author Sue Grafton (the Kinsey Milhone Alphabet mysteries, which now officially ends at Y is for Yesterday instead of Z)
Producer Brad Grey (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Sopranos)
Film producer Kate Guinzburg (One Fine Day, Dangerous Minds)
Playwright A. R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters)
Television producer Marilyn Hall (A Woman Called Golda)
Film producer Jack H. Harris (the original The Blob)
Artist Joe Harris, who created the Trix Cereal Rabbit and helped create Underdog.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
Director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist)
Comic book artist Dave Hunt (Legion of Superheroes, Supergirl)
Oscar winning cinematographer Walter Lassally (Zorba the Greek, Tom Jones)
TV writer/producer Sam Lovullo (The Jonathan Winters Show, Hee Haw)
Underground comics favorite Jay Lynch (Garbage Pail Kids)
Composer David Maslanka.
TV writer Marsh McCall (Last Man Standing, Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
Playwright Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers)
Writer Jack Mendelsohn (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Carol Burnett Show, Three’s Company, co-wrote the script for The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine)
Author Howard Frank Mosher (Where the Rivers Flow North)
Author Nicholas Mosley (Spaces of the Dark, A Garden of Trees)
Voice Actor Dick Orkin.
Film historian and host Robert Osborne.
Former Billboard publisher Tommy Page.
Sam Panopoulos, inventor of the Hawaiian style Pizza.
TV writer/producer Victor Pemberton (Doctor Who, Fraggle Rock)
Author Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)
Professional sound mixer Richard Portman (The Godfather, Star Wars, The Deer Hunter)
Noted science fiction author Jerry Pournelle.
Author Kit Reed.
Historical author and World War 2 veteran Douglas Reeman.
Director George A. Romero (the modern zombie pictures)
Television writer Bob Schiller (I Love Lucy, All in the Family, Carol Burnett)
Author (Buried Child)/actor (The Right Stuff) Sam Shepard.
Anime writer Michiru Shimada (One Piece)
Comedy writer Alan Simpson (The Comedy Playhouse, Steptoe and Son)
Producer J. C. Spink (The Hangover, The Butterfly Effect)
Original Marvel Comics staffer “Fabulous” Flo(rence) Steinberg.
Writer David Storey (Saville, This Sporting Life, Home)
Manga creator Jiro Taniguchi (A Distant Neighbor, Icarus)
Voice Actress Hiromi Tsuru (various anime productions)
TV writer Trish Vradenburg (Family Ties, Kate and Allie, Designing Women)
Author Robert James Waller (The Bridges of Madison County)
Legendary comic book writer Len Wein (co-creator of Swamp Thing, Wolverine, and Lucius Fox in Batman)
Famed comic book artist Bernie Wrightson (co-creator of Swamp Thing)
Mike Aktari (Jerseylicious)
Chester Bennington, singer/songwriter for Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, and Stone Temple Pilots.
Soul singer Charles Bradley.
Singer (“Galveston”)/actor (the original True Grit) Glen Campbell.
British children’s television personality Brian Cant (Play School and other programmes)
Comedian Irwin Cowey (The Steve Allen Show, Car Wash, Thieves)
Actor, Comedian, writer Bill Dana.
Singer/Songwriter Richard Dobson (“Old Friends”, “Baby Ride Easy”)
Singer Cuba Gooding, Senior of The Main Ingredient.
Legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.
Legendary game show host Monty Hall (Let’s Make A Deal)
Legendary comedian and humanitarian (the annual MDA Labor Day telethons of the past) Jerry Lewis.
Singer Al Jarreau (Theme from Moonlighting, “Since I Fell For You”, and countless more)
Singer Michael Johnson (“Bluer Than Blue”)
David Letterman’s mother Dorothy Mengering.
Comedian Ralphie May.
Comedian Charlie Murphy.
Legendary comedian Don Rickles.
Maggie Roche of the Roche vocal trio.
Barbara Sinatra (Frank Sinatra’s last wife)
Singer Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge.
Singer Keely Smith (“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”)
Former judge and reality television personality Judge Joseph Wapner.
Blues musician Leo Welch.
Nobel Prize winning (2003) theoretical physicist Alexei Abrikosov.
The victims of the senseless car assault attack in Barcelona Spain August17, 2017.
Artist Tony Booth (most famous as a publicist helping Brian Epstein promote The Beatles)
The innocent victims of the Campinas, Brazil shooting New Year’s Eve.
The innocent person killed when someone opened fire on a pool party in San Diego, California.
Those innocents who lost their lives in the mosque shooting of Quebec, Canada.
Eugene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon (to date)
Civil Rights lawyer (Brown v. Board of Education) William Thaddeus Coleman Junior.
Those who died during Typhoon Damrey.
Those who lost their lives during Cyclone Debbie.
The 300+ innocent victims of the terrorist attack on a Bir al-Abed, Egypt mosque.
The victims of the Finsbury Park Mosque attack.
Cosmonaut Viktor Gorbatko (Soyuz missions 7, 24, and 37)
The victims of the Grenfell Tower Apartment Complex in West London, England.
Those who lost their lives during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, and Maria.
Those who lost their lives during the November 2017 earthquake of Iran/Iraq.
Chess Grandmaster Viktor Kupreichik.
Kim Jong-nam, oldest son of North Korea’s President Kim Jong-il.
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
Baldwin Lonsdale, the President of Vanuatu.
Former Playboy Playmate Janet Lupo.
Chess Grandmaster Vladimir Malanuik.
The 22 innocent victims of the Manchester Arena attack May 22.
The innocent victims of the vehicular assault in Manhattan, New York October 31.
Norma McCorvey, better known as “Jane Roe” of Roe versus Wade.
Those who lost their lives during the 2017 earthquakes of Mexico.
Emma Morano, the last person living born before 1900, passed away at the age of 117.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.
The 20 police officers killed in a Taliban raid against Southern Afghanistan May 21.
Financier David Rockefeller.
The 7 innocent victims of the unprovoked attack against pedestrians in London, England June 3.
Former President and Prime Minister of Portugal Mario Soares.
The 40+ Somali boat refugees killed in an unprovoked helicopter attack off the Yemen coast.
The victims of the senseless killings at a Sutherland Springs, Texas Church.
The innocent person killed during the knife attack at the University of Texas.
The innocent victims of the Istanbul, Turkey New Year’s Eve nightclub attack.
The victims of the senseless shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada October 1, 2017.
The 5 people killed in the senseless attack on Westminster Palace in London.
College Student Otto Warmbier.
Red West, friend and band mate of Elvis Presley.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissent Liu Xiaobo.
Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers’ Band.
Walter Becker of Steely Dan.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend Chuck Berry.
Legendary guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion."
Clem Curtis of The Foundations (“Build Me Up Buttercup”)
Antoine “Fats” Domino, Junior (“Blueberry Hill”, “Ain’t That A Shame”, “I’m Walking”)
J. Geils of the J. Geils Band (“Freeze Frame”, “Centerfold”)
Troy Gentry of the country music group Montgomery Gentry.
Singer/pianist Buddy Greco.
Dave Hlubek of Molly Hatchet.
The Chameleon’s drummer John Lever.
Earl Lindo of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Former (Smokey Robinson and the) Miracles member Warren Moore.
Geoff Nicholls, keyboardist for Black Sabbath and Quartz.
Musician/producer Laudir de Oliveria (Sergio Mendes, Chicago)
Musician Tom Petty.
Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky.
Rick Stevens of the Tower of Power R&B group.
Singer/musician Grady Tate (Schoolhouse Rock, Johnny Carson, Simon and Garfunkel)
Country music legend and actor Mel Tillis.
Butch Trucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers Band.
Singer/songwriter (“Only Time Will Tell”, “Heat of the Moment”) and guitarist (Asia, King Crimson) John Wetton.
Country music legend Don Williams.
Musician (The Easy Beats)/Songwriter (“Friday On My Mind”)/Record Producer (AC/DC) George Young.
Malcolm Young, co-founder of AC/DC.
Suicide bombers, terrorists, and anyone else who would take another’s life without moral and/or legal justification, like infamous cult leader Charles Manson.
NOTE: All categories and the names within them are alphabetical to the best of our human ability, except the last one.
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