Monday, May 15, 2017
TheWrap looks back at all of this year’s notable deaths from those in music, movies, TV and media.
Miguel Ferrer, the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star who played the role of Owen Granger died Jan. 19 from cancer at the age of 61.
Dick Gautier 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
WWE legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka 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.
William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty, the author of the famed horror novel “The Exorcist,” died from cancer on Jan. 12 at the age of 89.
Tony Rosato who was on the cast of “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.
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 English actor whose career spanned six decades and starred in “The Elephant Man” and “Doctor Who” died at the age of 77 on January 27.
Although the cause of death is currently unknown, Hurt had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2015.
Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo on the 1970s sci-fi television series “Battlestar Galactica,” 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.
Film historian and longtime host on Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne, died Mar. 6 at the age of 84.
Joni Sledge of the 1970’s musical group, Sister Sledge, known for their single “We Are Family,” 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.
Bernie Wrightson, 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.
Jimmy Breslin, 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.
“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” mom, Darlene Cates, died Mar. 26 peacefully in her sleep at the age of 69.
Erin Moran, best known for playing Ron Howard’s kid sister in the classic 1970s sitcom “Happy Days,” died Apr. 22 at the age of 56.
Jonathan Demme, Oscar winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs,” died Apr. 26 from esophageal cancer at the age of 73.
Michael Mantenuto, who starred in Disney’s 2004 film “Miracle,” died at the age of 35 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Apr. 24.
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