2017 has only just begun, but the year has already claimed a few of Hollywood's finest.
Tony Rosato The actor, who appeared on "SCTV" and later joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 1981, died of a heart attack on Jan. 10 at the age of 62.
William Peter Blatty
The author of the famed horror novel "The Exorcist," died
from cancer on Jan. 12 at the age of 89.
The actor who starred in the original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie" and played the role of Hymie the Robot on "Get Smart" died
on Jan. 13 at the age of 85.
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
The WWE legend died
from stomach cancer on Jan. 15 at the age of 73. He was inducted into the WWF (now WWE) Hall of Fame in 1996 and was also the first WrestleMania opponent of The Undertaker.
The "NCIS: Los Angeles" star who played the role of Owen Granger died
Jan. 19 from cancer at the age of 61.
Lee O'Denat aka "Q"
The founder and CEO of music and culture website WorldStarHipHop, Lee O'Denat, died on Jan. 23 in his sleep at the age of 43, according to TMZ.
Mary Tyler Moore
The legendary six-time Emmy-winning star of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" died on Jan. 25 at the age of 80.
The American actor, best known for playing a private eye on the long-running CBS action series "Mannix" (1967-75), died on January 26 at age 91.
The actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street on the long-running legal drama “Perry Mason,” died Jan. 27 at the age of 94.
According to the Washington Post,
Hale died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The Oscar-nominated British actor whose career spanned six decades and starred in “The Elephant Man,” "Alien" and three "Harry Potter" movies died at the age of 77 on January 27. Hurt had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2015.
Best known for playing Captain Apollo on the 1970s sci-fi television series “Battlestar Galactica,” Hatch died
at the age of 71 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer on Feb. 7.
The senior business correspondent and host of “Bulls and Bears” for the Fox News Channel, Brenda Buttner died on Feb. 20 after a battle with cancer at the age of 55.
The 7-foot, 7-inch Fingleton died Feb. 25 at age 36. He was best known for his role as the giant called Mag the Mighty on "Game of Thrones" and was Europe's tallest man.
The star of "Aliens" and "Titanic" died Feb. 26 due to complications from surgery. He was 61 years old.
Film historian and longtime host on Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne died Mar. 6 at the age of 84.
A member of the 1970's musical group, Sister Sledge, known for their single “We Are Family," Sledge died Mar. 10 at 60-years-old.
Felicia O’Dell, better known as Chef Sista Girl or Auntie Fee, was a viral YouTube sensation known for her "good ass chicken" died Mar. 17 after suffering a heart attack. She was 59-years-old.
Chuck Berry, singer and songwriter of rock and roll classics such as “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode” died Mar. 18 at the age of 90.
The famed comic book artist known for co-creating the DC comic book monster Swamp Thing died Mar. 19 after a long battle with brain cancer at 68-years-old.
The Pulitzer-winning reporter and columnist whose life was as outsized as the New York City characters he depicted and exposed in print, died Mar. 19 at the age of 88.
He was known for reporting on letters he received from “Son of Sam” serial killer, David Berkowitz in 1977 and exposed one of the city’s worst corruption scandals in the ’80s.
The "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" mom died Mar. 26 peacefully in her sleep at the age of 69.
Legendary stand-up comedian and actor best known as an insult comic, Rickles died Apr. 7
at the age of 90.
The actor and comedian -- the older brother of Eddie Murphy who was best known for his incredibly memorable stints on "Chappelle's Show" -- died April 12 from complications from leukemia.
Best known for playing Ron Howard’s kid sister in the classic 1970s sitcom “Happy Days,” Moran died Apr. 22 at the age of 56.
The Oscar winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" died Apr. 26
from esophageal cancer at the age of 73.
One of the stars of Disney’s 2004 film “Miracle,” Mantenuto died
at the age of 35 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Apr. 24.
The Emmy-winning character actor, who had memorable stints on "Deadwood," "24," and "Nashville," died in his sleep of natural causes at age 68 on May 14.
The longtime producer, who also served as chairman and CEO of Paramount for 12 years, died May 14 of cancer at age 59.
The former Fox News Chief, who resigned from the company in July after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit that resulted in multiple women coming forward with similar claims died on May 18 at the age of 77.
According to a family friend who spoke with CNN, Ailes fell at his home in Palm Beach, Florida last week, suffered complications, and slipped into a coma.
Gregg AllmanThe organist and singer for The Allman Brothers, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gregg Allman died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Savannah, Georgia, at the age of 69, according to his official website. Allman helped create the Southern Rock genre, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Best known as Caitlin Bree in the 1994 film “Clerks,” Spoonauer died at the age of 44.
The film's director, Kevin Smith, reported the news on June 6.
The titular star of TV’s “Batman” from 1966-1968 died
after battling leukemia at the age of 88 on June 9.
The star of “Ed Wood,” “North by Northwest” and the ’60s TV series “Mission: Impossible” died July 15
at the age of 89 after experiencing unexpected complications during a short hospitalization.
The famed horror director who invented the modern zombie movie with 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead,” died July 16
at age 77 after a short battle with lung cancer.
The author, playwright and actor, died
on July 27 from complications of ALS. He was 73 years old.
The actor, best known for playing Cornelius Fudge in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, died Aug. 3 at the age of 91.
A Broadway star and a beloved cabaret and concert performer, died
at the age of 89 from respiratory failure on Aug. 8
The actor, director, playwright, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter died Aug. 13
at the age of 82 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.
The famed comedian and civil rights activist died
Aug. 19 at the age of 84 from heart failure.
One of Hollywood’s most famous comedians known for being one-half of a legendary comedy duo with Dean Martin, died Aug. 20
at the age of 91.
The Tony Award-winning writer of “Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers,” has died
at the age of 88 on Aug. 22
Known for roles on “Cheers” and “Murphy Brown,” Thomas died Aug. 24
at age 69 after a long battle with cancer.
Tobe Hooper, the director of horror classics such as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist,” died on Aug. 26
at age 74.
Bernard Pomerance, the American playwright and poet who wrote the Tony-winning 1977 play “The Elephant Man,” died Aug. 26
at the age of 74 from complications from cancer at his home in Galisteo, New Mexico.
Coach Rollie Massimino
Longtime Villanova basketball coach Rollie Massimino died Aug. 30
at the age of 82 after battling lung cancer.
Richard Anderson, an actor known for “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died Aug. 31
at age 91.
Stand-up comedian and actor Shelley Berman, known for playing Larry David’s dad on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” died Sep. 1
due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 92.
Walter Becker, co-founding guitarist of the jazz rock band Steely Dan, died Sep. 3 at age 67.
John Ashbery, the acclaimed Pulitzer-winning American poet who challenged readers with musical verses that often defied easy understanding, died Sep. 3
at age 90.
Elizabeth Kemp, actress and famed teacher at the Actors Studio, died Sep. 1
at age 65.
Troy Gentry, one half of Kentucky-based country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has died at the age of 50
after a tragic helicopter crash on Sep. 8.
Blake Heron, the former child actor best known for playing Marty Preston in the 1996 family movie “Shiloh,” has died
at the age of 35 on Sep. 8
Michael Friedman, a composer and lyricist whose musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” played on Broadway in 2010, died Sep. 9
at age 41 from complications of HIV/AIDS
Len Wein, died Sep. 10
at age 69 after creating a plethora of comics universe characters including Wolverine and Swamp Thing.
Mike Hodge, an actor who appeared in recurring roles on “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and was the president of SAG-AFTRA’s New York chapter, died Sep. 9 at the age of 70.
Television executive Don Ohlmeyer, who coined the phrase “Must See TV” in the 1990s, died Sep. 10, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” play-by-play man Al Michaels announced during tonight’s telecast. Ohlmeyer was 72.
X Atencio, the legendary animator and imagineer behind classic Disney films such as “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia,” died Sep. 10
at the age of 98.
Mark LaMura, the actor best known for playing Mark Dalton on the late, great ABC soap “All My Children,” died Sep. 11
at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer.