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Stars we've lost in 2017
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Erin Moran

Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” died on April 22, 2017 at the age of 56.
(AP)

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy, the brother of Eddie Murphy who gained national attention on the hit “Chappelle's Show” and evolved into a sought-after stand-up comedian, died on April 12, 2017 of leukemia. He was 57.
(Reuters)

Insult comic Don Rickles

The legendary comedian died of kidney failure at the age of 90.
(Reuters)

Rock 'n' Roll Icon Chuck Berry

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs during a concert in Burgos, northern Spain, November 25, 2007 

 

(REUTERS/Felix Ordonez)

Neil Fingleton

Neil Fingleton, who was Britain's tallest man, died of heart failure at age 36. He played "Game of Thrones" character Mag the Mighty, a giant on the northern side of the great ice wall that was guarded by Lord Commander Jon Snow and the black-clad men of the Night's Watch. Fingleton was 7-foot 7-inch.
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Bill Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton, known for his roles in "Titanic," "Aliens," and "Twister," died due to complications from surgery, his family said in a statement. He was 61.
(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Judge Joseph Wapner

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died at age 97.
(AP)

Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died of kidney failure at age 73.
(AP)

Al Jarreau

The acclaimed jazz singer died at 76.
(AP)

Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch, best known for his role as Captain Apollo in "Battlestar Galactica," died after a battle with pancreatic cancer at 71.
(AP)

Irwin Corey

Irwin Corey, the wild-haired comedian and actor known for his nonsensical style and who billed himself as "The World's Foremost Authority," died. He was 102.
(AP)

Frank Pellegrino Sr.

Rao’s legend and “Sopranos” star Frank Pellegrino Sr. died at 72 following a cancer battle. PHOTOS: Stars we've lost in recent years
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John Wetton

Singer and bassist John Wetton of the rock group Asia died of colon cancer. He was 67.
(AP)

Emmanuelle Riva

Emmanuelle Riva, a French star of screen and stage who was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in 2013, died. She was 89.
(AP)

Barbara Hale

Barbara Hale, a movie actress who found her most famous role on television as steadfast secretary Della Street in the long-running "Perry Mason" series, died. She was 94. More: Stars we lost in recent years
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John Hurt

Oscar-nominated actor John Hurt died at 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, starred in films such as, “The Elephant Man” and “Alien."
(AP)

Mike Connors

Mike Connors, who starred as a hard-hitting private eye on the long-running television series "Mannix," died at 91. The actor died from complications of leukemia that had been diagnosed one week before his death.
(AP)

Mary Tyler Moore

Sitcom sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore, who gained fame playing winsome television producer Mary Richards on the popular 1970s television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and broke new ground as an independent career-woman in a leading role, died at age of 80.
(Reuters)

Butch Trucks

Drummer Butch Trucks, who was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died at 69.
(AP)

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," died of cancer at age 61.
(AP)

Dick Gautier

Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV's "Get Smart," died at 85. More stars we lost this year.
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Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka

Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka died 12 days after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a murder case against him in the 1983 death of his girlfriend. He was 73.
(AP)

Dan Kay

Dan Kay, who competed on season 17 of "Survivor: Gabon," died suddenly on New Year's Eve. The former reality show contestant was 40. He left behind his two children, mother, sister, two nieces and his girlfriend. PHOTOS: Stars we've lost in recent years
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Stars we've lost in 2017

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