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Those who left us in 2017


Brian Aldiss

Science fiction author, Hothouse

Mavis Arnold

Irish investigat­ive journalist

David Axelrod

American composer and arranger

Walter Becker

Co-founder of Steely Dan

Chester Bennington

Frontman of Linkin Park

Chuck Berry

American musician and rock and roll pioneer

Michael Bond

Creator of

Paddington Bear

Charles Bradley

American soul and R&B singer

Jimmy Breslin

American Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist

Dick Bruna

Dutch illustrato­r, creator of Miffy

Eamonn Campbell

Musician and former member of The Dubliners

Glen Campbell

Country music legend

Antonio Carluccio

Italian chef and television presenter

Gene Cernan

Last US astronaut to walk on the moon

Tony Cohen

Australian record producer and Nick Cave collaborat­or

Chris Cornell

Lead vocalist of Audioslave and Soundgarde­n

Liam Cosgrave

Former Taoiseach

Catherine E. Coulson

Actress, the Log Lady on Twin


Clem Curtis

Original lead singer for The Foundation­s

Holger Czukay

German bassist and founder of experiment­al rock band Can

Kevin Dawson

RTE journalist and TV producer

Jonathan Demme

Film director, The Silence Of The


Fats Domino

American rock and roll singer and pianist

JP Donleavy

Irish-American writer, author of

The Gingerman

Roy Dotrice

British actor and audiobook narrator for Game Of Thrones

Gord Downie

Tragically Hip frontman

Willy Duggan

Irish rugby legend

Pat “Fitzy” Fitzpatric­k

Irish keyboardis­t for Aslan, The Blades and Van Morrison

Miguel Ferrer

American actor, Twin Peaks, RoboCop, Mulan

Bruce Forsyth

Legendary British entertaine­r, host of The Price Is Right

Warren Frost

American actor, Seinfeld, Matlock,

Twin Peaks

Neville Furlong

Irish rugby star

Daphne Caruana Galizia

Maltese investigat­ive journalist

Dick Gregory

American satirist and activist

Robert Hardy

British actor. Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in Harry Potter

Maureen Haughey

Wife of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey

Bobby Heenan

WWE legend

Hugh Heffner

Playboy founder

John Hillerman

Magnum PI star

Tobe Hooper

Film director, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeis­t

Sean Hughes

Irish comedian

John Hurt

British actor, V for Vendetta, The Elephant Man, Alien

Gorden Kaye

Allo, Allo star

Jake la Motta

Legendary boxer and inspiratio­n behind Martin Scorsese’s Raging


John Lever

Drummer for UK post-punk band, The Chameleons

Jerry Lewis

Comedian, actor and writer, The

Nutty Professor

Jaki Liebezit

German drummer for experiment­al rock band Can

Johnny Lyons

Radio sports broadcaste­r with Today FM

Jimmy Magee

RTE sports commentato­r

Martin McGuinness

First Minister of Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein leader

Erin Moran

American actress and Joanie in

Happy Days

Roger Moore

British actor and James Bond icon

Jeanne Moreau

French New Wave actress, Jules et Jim, The 400 Blows, The Last Tycoon

Geoff Nicholls

Former Black Sabbath musician

John O’Mahony

Irish journalist with RTE and The

Irish Echo

Bill Paxton

American actor, Apollo 13, Titanic

Anita Pallenberg

Model, actress, Rolling Stones muse, mother of three children with Keith Richards

Tom Petty

American musician, producer and actor


American rapper and member of hip-hop duo, Mobb Deep

C’el Revuelta

Former Black Flag bassist

George A. Romero

Film director, Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead

Peter Sallis

British actor, voice of Wallace in

Wallace And Gromit

Peter Sarstedt

British musician, singer of ‘Where Do You Go To My Lovely?’

Peter Skellern

English musician, singer of ‘You’re A Lady’

Joni Sledge

Singer-songwriter for Sister Sledge

Harry Dean Stanton

American actor,

Repo Man, Twin Peaks: The Return, Alien

Tara Palmer Tomkinson

British socialite and TV personalit­y

Frank Vincent

American actor, Goodfellas and

The Sopranos

Deborah Watling

Doctor Who actress

Len Wein

Graphic novelist, creator of


George Young

Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC producer

Malcolm Young

AC/DC founder

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