Famous Deaths on April 17, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Deaths

  • Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer ("No Woman No Cry"), dies at 36
  • Cecil Harmsworth King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (b. 1901)
  • Dick Shawn, comedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57
  • Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), dies of pneumonia at 39