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Deaths in 2017

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This is a chronology of deaths in 2017. Names are reported under the date of death. Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by surname or pseudonym.

A typical entry reports information in the following sequence:

  • Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent nationality (if applicable), what subject was noted for, cause of death (if known), and reference.

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References

  1. ^ Kenyan Havard professor Calestous Juma is dead
  2. ^ Muere Felipe Mesones, histórico entrenador en el fútbol español (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Undersökte Robert Aschberg — sedan dog medborgarjournalisten Bechir Rabani (in Swedish)
  4. ^ アニメ脚本家・島田満さん死去、58歳 『ロミオの青い空』『ONE PIECE』など (in Japanese)
  5. ^ Paul Straney: Former Cliftonville keeper dies at 42
  6. ^ Oud-parlementslid en ondernemer Freddy Van Gaever overleden (in Dutch)
  7. ^ Muere la española Ana Vela, la persona más longeva de Europa, a los 116 años (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Yurizan Beltran Passes Away
  9. ^ DPD member AM Fatwa passes away
  10. ^ Robert Givens, R.I.P.
  11. ^ 'All-around good man': John Hickey, Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor, dies from gunshot injury
  12. ^ OS-medaljören från Malmö är död (in Swedish)
  13. ^ Died: R. C. Sproul, Reformed Theologian Who Founded Ligonier Ministries
  14. ^ Marc Van Eeghem overleden: gretige en hyperactieve theater-, film- en tv-acteur (in Dutch)
  15. ^ Actor-director Neeraj Vora passes away
  16. ^ Yu Guangzhong, whose poems of homesickness resonate through Chinese-speaking world, dies at 89
  17. ^ Former Foreign Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama has died
  18. ^ Nevermore And Sanctuary Singer Warrel Dane Dies Of Heart Attack In Brazil
  19. ^ Colin de Grandhomme's family tragedy opens door for Doug Bracewell's Black Caps recall
  20. ^ Double gold medallist rowing cox Simon Dickie dies suddenly
  21. ^ Former Clemson, AFL star Bill Hudson dies at 82
  22. ^ Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington
  23. ^ Major League standout Frank Lary, of Northport, dies at age 87
  24. ^ Mort de Claude Martin (87 ans), l'un des plus grands rameurs français (in French)
  25. ^ 森本龍石さん77歳=毎日書道会参事 (in Japanese)
  26. ^ Tommy Nobis, ‘Mr. Falcon,’ is dead at 74
  27. ^ Pianist Willie Pickens, a fixture on Chicago’s jazz scene, dies at 86
  28. ^ Martin Ransohoff, 'Cincinnati Kid' Producer and Founder of Filmways TV, Dies at 90
  29. ^ Murió Floro Bogado, el vicegobernador de Gildo Insfrán en Formosa (in Spanish)
  30. ^ Cincinnati Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies
  31. ^ Former Daily News editor Michael Clendenin dies at 83
  32. ^ Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens Dies at 62
  33. ^ In Memoriam: Marvin Greenberg (1935–2017)
  34. ^ Fallece el ex pelotero Manuel “El Mulo” Jiménez (in Spanish)
  35. ^ Morto Alessandro Kokocinski, pittore in viaggio e acrobata dei sogni (in Italian)
  36. ^ San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65
  37. ^ Lewis Manilow, philanthropist who was played key roles with MCA, Loop theater district, dies at 90
  38. ^ Tributes paid to former Sinn Féin MLA Pat O'Rawe
  39. ^ Alphonsus Liguori Penney
  40. ^ Anthony Scaduto, an Early Biographer of Dylan, Dies at 85
  41. ^ Obituary: Professor Mike Service
  42. ^ Basklarinettist Harry Sparnaay is niet meer, maar zijn nalatenschap zal nog lang doorklinken (in Dutch)
  43. ^ Aharon Shteinman: Ultra-Orthodox spiritual leader dies in Israel
  44. ^ 王群病逝 曾任武汉市委第一书记 (in Chinese)
  45. ^ Former NHL defenceman Zarley Zalapski dead at 49
  46. ^ Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60
  47. ^ Disparition de l'écrivain Jean-François Coatmeur (in French)
  48. ^ Paul Fader, former Englewood mayor and adviser to governors, dies at 58
  49. ^ Muere Aline Griffith, condesa de Romanones, periodista y espía (in Spanish)
  50. ^ Charles Jenkins, U.S. defector to North Korea and husband of former Japanese abductee Hitomi Soga, dies at 77
  51. ^ Former Portland mayor Vera Katz remembered as visionary leader
  52. ^ Designer Otto Kern im Alter von 67 Jahren gestorben (in German)
  53. ^ Suzanna Leigh, Elvis Presley's Co-Star in 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style,' Dies at 72
  54. ^ Le peintre Walter Mafli s'est éteint à 102 ans (in French)
  55. ^ Fallece Jorge Schiaffino Isunza (in Spanish)
  56. ^ Last WWII veteran in Georgia Legislature, John Yates, dies
  57. ^ Angry Grandpa, Cranky YouTube Sensation, Dies at 67
  58. ^ Ahmed Barkati: A Renowned author of literature is no more
  59. ^ Professor Beer, DLitt. FBA
  60. ^ Simeon Booker, intrepid chronicler of civil rights struggle for Jet and Ebony, dies at 99
  61. ^ Macon Brock Jr., Co-Founder of Dollar Tree, Dies at 75
  62. ^ Bruce Brown, Creator of ‘The Endless Summer’ and Father of the Surf Film, Has Died
  63. ^ Manno Charlemagne passed away
  64. ^ Max Clifford, jailed former publicist, dies aged 74
  65. ^ Champion Hurdle winner Collier Bay dies aged 28
  66. ^ Décès du militant pacifiste René Cruse (in French)
  67. ^ Civil rights leader, former Hopewell mayor dies
  68. ^ Ouest-France est en deuil. Disparition de François Régis Hutin, journaliste et patron de presse (in French)
  69. ^ Obituary – Professor Arnold Maran
  70. ^ Toni & Guy co-founder Giuseppe Toni Mascolo dies aged 75
  71. ^ Не стало Виктора Потапова (in Russian)
  72. ^ Roy Reed, Times Reporter Who Covered the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 87
  73. ^ Morto monsignor Antonio Riboldi, prete dei terremotati e vescovo anticlan (in Italian)
  74. ^ Joël Sarlot, figure du Sud-Vendée et ex député, est mort (in French)
  75. ^ Father of DNA fingerprints Prof Lalji Singh passes away
  76. ^ Почина легендарният футболист на Левски Иван Стоянов-Типеца (in Bulgarian)
  77. ^ Actor Jernej Šugman dies
  78. ^ Morre aos 98 anos a atriz Eva Todor (in Portuguese)
  79. ^ Умер известный украинский дирижер Лев Венедикто (in Russian)
  80. ^ Filmmaker Drahomíra Vihanová dies at 87
  81. ^ Federal Senior Judge James Brady dies Saturday night
  82. ^ Умер Леонид Броневой (in Russian)
  83. ^ Sad news | ‘Underground Guru’ Violin Teacher Joey Corpus Has Died
  84. ^ Frances Esemplare
  85. ^ 邵氏女星井莉去世,享年72岁 (in Chinese)
  86. ^ Former ESPN chairman Stu Evey has died
  87. ^ E' morto Lando Fiorini, ultima grande voce della canzone romana (in Italian)
  88. ^ Damian Le Bas ist tot (in German)
  89. ^ Marshall Loeb, Editor Who Shaped Money and Fortune Magazines, Dies at 88
  90. ^ Luiz Carlos Maciel morre no Rio (in Portuguese)
  91. ^ Maradona pays tribute to Massing
  92. ^ Grant Munro, 'Canadian animation legend,' dead at 94
  93. ^ Giappone, è morto Heitaro Nakajima: il padre del compact disc (in Italian)
  94. ^ Legendary York cross country coach Joe Newton dies at 88
  95. ^ Leon Rhodes, guitarist with Texas Troubadours, dies at 85
  96. ^ Kevin Robinson, X Games BMX gold medalist, dies at age 45
  97. ^ Veteran journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta passes away
  98. ^ Mirė signataras Lionginas Šepetys (in Lithuanian)
  99. ^ Economist Charles Skeete passes away
  100. ^ Tony Bill Sumpter
  101. ^ Meghalt Albert Gábor (in Hungarian)
  102. ^ Choir director Kuno Areng dies at 88
  103. ^ Ronald Boehm
  104. ^ James P. Cullen
  105. ^ В Молдове умер руководитель ансамбля «Жок» Владимир Курбет (in Russian)
  106. ^ Gyász: elhunyt idősebb Dárdai Pál (in Hungarian)
  107. ^ Mort du grand rabbin Eisenberg, présentateur de l’émission dominicale sur le judaïsme (in French)
  108. ^ Elhunyt Kisgyörgy Lajosné, Baba néni (in Hungarian)
  109. ^ En el Día de la Virgen María, murió el obispo de Mendoza Carlos María Franzini (in Spanish)
  110. ^ Howard Gottfried, ‘Network’ Producer, Dies at 94
  111. ^ Jack Hayward: Political scientist whose scholarship on France won him the country’s highest civilian honour
  112. ^ Jazz Drummer Sunny Murray Dead at 81
  113. ^ Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65
  114. ^ Ex-Toshiba president Nishida, named in damages suit, dies at 73
  115. ^ Former Supreme Court justice Flerida Ruth Romero dies
  116. ^ Retired Blue Hens coach Tubby Raymond dies at 92
  117. ^ CPP lawmaker Im Sothy passes away
  118. ^ Décès du couturier brésilien Ocimar Versolato, à 56 ans (in French)
  119. ^ In memoriam: architect MacDonald Becket, 89
  120. ^ Thorleifs gitarrist har avlidit efter sjukdom (in Swedish)
  121. ^ Fallece el cineasta Juan Luis Buñuel (in Spanish)
  122. ^ Frederick Doocy Obituary
  123. ^ Harris
  124. ^ Mirusi operdziedātāja Žermēna Heine-Vāgnere (in Latvian)
  125. ^ Second World War hero August Herchenratter dead at 98
  126. ^ European Senior Tour legend Tommy Horton dies aged 76
  127. ^ 無綫資深演員江漢病逝 晚年曾患管脈炎 享年78歲 (in Chinese)
  128. ^ Умер известный украинский автор (in Russian)
  129. ^ Former Mysore captain Subbarao Krishnamurthy passes away
  130. ^ Gewezen minister van Financiën Maystadt overleden (in Dutch)
  131. ^ Primul președinte al Parlamentului R. Moldova, Alexandru Moșanu, s-a stins din viață (in Romanian)
  132. ^ Ex-Quezon City vice mayor Charito Planas dies
  133. ^ Actor Steve Reevis dies
  134. ^ Seiska: Negativen kitaristi Jukka ”Sir Christus” Mikkonen on kuollut 39-vuotiaana (in Finnish)
  135. ^ Former Nugget Roland 'Fatty' Taylor Passes Away at 71
  136. ^ Peter Walwyn: Former champion trainer dies at 84
  137. ^ Lucyna Andrysiak nie żyje (in Polish)
  138. ^ Conrad Brooks, Baltimore-born actor in B movies including 'Plan 9 from Outer Space'actor
  139. ^ Max Burkhart dies following a crash at Lake Louise
  140. ^ Obituary: Cella Loved Getting Fans to Oaklawn Park
  141. ^ Fallece el extécnico del Espanyol Juanjo Díaz (in Spanish)
  142. ^ Gunmen assassinate South Sudan MP in Uganda
  143. ^ The national treasure level academician of the liberation army had gone away, and the "cipher" of Tsien Hsueshen had been unraveled
  144. ^ Acclaimed author William H. Gass of University City dies at 93
  145. ^ Johnny Hallyday: France's 'Elvis Presley' dies at 74
  146. ^ Obituary: Kathleen Karr
  147. ^ Former FISU and FIBA President dies at age of 93
  148. ^ The Most Rev. Dominic Luong, first Vietnamese-born Roman Catholic U.S. bishop, dies at 77
  149. ^ Judith Miller, dernière fille de Jacques Lacan, est morte (in French)
  150. ^ Obituary: Tracy Stallard forever linked to Maris' 61st HR
  151. ^ Modesto's Cy Young, the only American javelin thrower to win Olympic gold, dies at 89
  152. ^ Noted musician Adithyan passes away
  153. ^ Porn star August Ames found dead in suicide after online criticism
  154. ^ وفاة رجل الأعمال الدكتور ثروت باسيلي (in Arabic)
  155. ^ L'ex-député de Tilleur, Michel Dighneef, est décédé hier à 81 ans (in French)
  156. ^ Original Company Cast Member Steve Elmore Dies at 84
  157. ^ Ex-vice-governador de SC Victor Fontana morre aos 101 anos (in Portuguese)
  158. ^ Bishop Elenito Reyes Galido
  159. ^ Maurice Green, pioneering virus researcher at SLU, dies at 91
  160. ^ Racing: Controversial Kiwi horseman Hayden Haitana dies
  161. ^ Former UNLV football coach Ron Meyer dies at 76
  162. ^ Romania's ex-king Michael, who ruled during WWII, dies at 96
  163. ^ Cristina Nicolau är död – 40 år gammal (in Swedish)
  164. ^ Jean d’Ormesson est décédé à l’âge de 92 ans (in French)
  165. ^ José Padrón, the man behind some of the world’s best Cuban cigars, dies at 91
  166. ^ Meic Povey: Actor and playwright from Nant Gwynant dies
  167. ^ Conair founder Leandro Rizzuto, of Palm Beach, dies
  168. ^ Jacky Simon, figure légendaire du football manchois, est décédé (in French)
  169. ^ Ted Simons, Composer, Arranger, 84
  170. ^ Ex-moderator of CSI no more
  171. ^ Pamela Tudor-Craig
  172. ^ Armenak Alajajian
  173. ^ Carnet noir: champion olympique de bob à 4 en 1956 à Cortina d'Ampezzo, le Vaudois Robert Alt est décédé (in French)
  174. ^ Ron Attwell 2017
  175. ^ Prof. Alastair John Bellingham CBE
  176. ^ George Feher passed away at 93
  177. ^ NH’s Mary Louise Hancock: Democratic legend dies at 98
  178. ^ Alexander Harvey II, retired federal judge, dies at 94
  179. ^ Former Lanarkshire MP Jimmy Hood dies aged 69
  180. ^ Henning Jensen er død efter kort tids kræftsygdom (in Danish)
  181. ^ Indian veteran actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
  182. ^ Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75
  183. ^ El expresidente del Congreso Manuel Marín muere a los 68 años (in Spanish)
  184. ^ Singer Purabi Mukhopadhyay passes away
  185. ^ Håndboldlegenden Thor Munkager er død (in Danish)
  186. ^ Annette Page
  187. ^ Video – Siegferd Slagveer en Gregory Rigters overleden na verkeersongeval (in Afrikaans)
  188. ^ Saleh: Yemen's former leader 'killed'
  189. ^ Mor el músic Carles Santos (in Catalan)
  190. ^ Statistician, longtime faculty member James Thompson dies
  191. ^ Father Todd of St Patrick’s High School passes away in Karachi
  192. ^ Educator Rudy Wilson, first black member of Edwardsville school board, dies at 82
  193. ^ Obituary: Edward P. Zemprelli / Former state senator was a mainstay for his Mon Valley constituents
  194. ^ Former Rockford Congressman, presidential candidate, Anderson dead at 95
  195. ^ ‘Leo Letter’ overleden (in Dutch)
  196. ^ Graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff passes away at 85
  197. ^ Darbeshi singer dies
  198. ^ Elmar Faber ist gestorben (in German)
  199. ^ Rest in power—Dr. Jack Felder, activist and scientist, passes at 78
  200. ^ Death announced of former chief justice Thomas Finlay
  201. ^ South Carolina's first black Chief Justice Ernest Finney dead at 86
  202. ^ Canada's first black broadcaster dead at 85
  203. ^ L'ex-détenu Patrick Henry est mort (in French)
  204. ^ Samferdselskjempen Kjell Opseth er død (in Norwegian)
  205. ^ Zmarł lubelski dziennikarz Kazimierz Pawełek (in Polish)
  206. ^ Vocalista e guitarrista de metal, Cherry Taketani morre em São Paulo (in Portuguese)
  207. ^ Former Torquay United and Teignmouth star Ian Twitchin dies aged 65
  208. ^ Morre Carmen Mayrink Veiga, aos 88 anos (in Portuguese)
  209. ^ Murió el ex agente de la DINA Basclay Zapata (in Spanish)
  210. ^ Légende des rugbys à XV et à XIII, Jean Barthe est décédé (in French)
  211. ^ Obituary: William Blankenship Dies At 89
  212. ^ Nieuws: Jaap Harten (1930 – 2017) overleden (in Dutch)
  213. ^ Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill founder, CEO commits suicide in Bronx factory
  214. ^ 「ザ・フォーク・クルセダーズ」はしだのりひこさん死去 (in Japanese)
  215. ^ Iranian 'Devoted Countryman' dies at 86
  216. ^ Nie żyje prof. Jerzy Kłoczowski. Znany historyk miał 93 lata (in Polish)
  217. ^ ‘The Boogeyman’ Director Ulli Lommel Has Passed Away
  218. ^ R.I.P. Mundell Lowe
  219. ^ Marianne Means, political columnist and trailblazing White House correspondent, dies at 83
  220. ^ Asesinan al levantador de pesas olímpico Edwin Mosquera (in Spanish)
  221. ^ Former Scarborough councillor Maureen Prinsloo was a champion of community-based policing
  222. ^ Zemřela předsedkyně Českého statistického úřadu Iva Ritschelová, bylo jí 53 let (in Czech)
  223. ^ Obituary: Egyptian novelist Mekkawi Said leaves his seat in Al-Bustan Café
  224. ^ Ältester Burgschauspieler Hannes Schiel tot (in German)
  225. ^ Ewald Schurer ist tot (in German)
  226. ^ Multi-talented Nava Semel succumbs to cancer at age 63
  227. ^ Obituary: Alan Sinfield
  228. ^ Elhunyt Nikola Špear (in Hungarian)
  229. ^ طاهر احمدزاده فعال ملی-مذهبی درگذشت (in Persian)
  230. ^ Former Chief Justice of India Adarsh Sein Anand passes away at 81
  231. ^ Morto Enrico Castellani. L’arte contemporanea rimpiange un grande artista e maestro (in Italian)
  232. ^ Gilbert Chabroux, ancien maire de Villeurbanne et sénateur, s'est éteint (in French)
  233. ^ In Memoriam: Arif Dirlik (1940-2017)
  234. ^ Ernie Fazio
  235. ^ The Photographer Behind the Oxford Project Has Died
  236. ^ Batuk Gathani dead
  237. ^ Mangeårig stortingsrepresentant Åshild Hauan er død (in Norwegian)
  238. ^ Ken Inglis: scholar focused on war memorials, ABC, Dunera Boys
  239. ^ Lahkus Hans Kaldoja (in Estonian)
  240. ^ Trauer um Philipp Graf von Lerchenfeld (in German)
  241. ^ Los genios nunca mueren (in Spanish)
  242. ^ Thomas Cup winner Omar passes away
  243. ^ La Courneuve : l’ancien maire James Marson est mort (in French)
  244. ^ Famed Trenton photographer Jon Naar who shot Andy Warhol dies
  245. ^ Former MLA passes away
  246. ^ Ruben Rozendaal is overleden (in Dutch)
  247. ^ Trauer um Fredy Schmidtke (in German)
  248. ^ Décès d'Abba Siddick, figure de la vie politique tchadienne (in French)
  249. ^ Cleo, a popular radio presenter in Akwa Ibom, is dead
  250. ^ GHTC trauert um Olympiasieger Uli Vos (in German)
  251. ^ Perry Wallace: Vanderbilt, SEC basketball trailblazer dead
  252. ^ Les Whitten, investigative reporter arrested by FBI and spied on by CIA, dies at 89

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