On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2017 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 441 of 441

  • Nov 30 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), dies from health complications at 87

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Nov 30 Marina Popovich, Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer and test pilot (102 world records), dies at 86

  • Dec 3 John B. Anderson, American politician and 1980 Republican presidential candidate, dies at 95
  • Dec 3 Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni politician and 1st President of Yemen (1990-2012), is killed during the Battle of Sana'a at 75
  • Dec 4 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), dies from a chest infection at 79
  • Dec 4 Christine Keeler, British model and showgirl (Profumo affair), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 75
  • Dec 4 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist, dies at 97
  • Dec 5 Surin Pitsuwan, Thai foreign minister and 12th Secretary General of ASEAN (2008-2012), dies from heart failure at 68
  • Dec 5 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947), dies from cancer at 96
  • Dec 5 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France," dies from lung cancer at 74
  • Dec 6 Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), dies of complications from dementia at 89
  • Dec 6 William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), dies at 93
  • Dec 7 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), dies at 84
  • Dec 7 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, dies at 81
  • Dec 11 Aline Griffith, American-born Spanish aristocrat, Countess of Romanones, spy and author, dies at 94

  • Dec 11 Keith Chegwin, English television presenter & actor, dies at 60
  • Dec 12 Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), dies from ill health at 62
  • Dec 13 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), dies at 74
  • Dec 13 Bette Howland [Lee Sotonoff], American writer and literary critic (Blue in Chicago, The iron year), dies from multiple sclerosis and dementia at 80
  • Dec 14 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), dies at 80
  • Dec 14 Yú Guāngzhōng [Yu Kwang-chung], Taiwanese poet, essayist, and translator (Nostalgia), dies from respiratory failure at 89
  • Dec 15 Don Hogan Charles, American photographer and first African-American photographer hired by The New York Times, dies at 79
  • Dec 15 Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and TV/ radio presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), dies from heart failure at 89
  • Dec 16 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and popular music singer (Mrs Louie Prima), dies from heart failure at 89
  • Dec 17 Kevin Mahogany, American jazz vocalist (Double Rainbow), dies at 59
  • Dec 17 Robert G Wilmers, American banker ( M&T Bank ), billionaire and philanthropist, dies at 83
  • Dec 18 Jonghyun [Kim Jong-hyun], South Korean singer-songwriter, radio host, and author (SHINee), commits suicide at 27
  • Dec 19 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), dies of pancreatic cancer at 87
  • Dec 19 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, dies from heart complications at 82
  • Dec 20 Bernard Francis Law, Disgraced American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1982-2002), dies at 86
  • Dec 21 Bruce McCandless II, American aviator, electrical engineer and astronaut who made the 1st untethered space walk (STS 41B, STS-31), dies at 80
  • Dec 21 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Dec 24 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), dies of cancer at 68
  • Dec 25 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, dies at 92
  • Dec 28 Recy Taylor, American sexual assault victim, dies at 97
  • Dec 28 Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show), dies at 94
  • Dec 28 Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), dies at 77
  • Dec 29 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), dies at 92
  • Dec 29 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1953-56), dies at 88
  • Dec 29 John C. Portman Jr., American architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964), dies at 93