2017 has passed us by, and we’re still reeling at what just happened. These past 365 days were some of the most important in recent memory. During all of this, many fantastic celebrities bid farewell to this Earth. We take a look at eight that are no longer with us.
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore died from cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 80. The actress left behind a legacy with iconic roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Throughout her career, Moore earned seven Emmy Awards.
At the age of 80, iconic musician Chuck Berry succumbed to cardiac arrest. He was one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His final studio album Chuck was released three months following his death.
Beloved actor Bill Paxton left us behind after having a stroke during heart surgery. Storm chasers paid tribute to the Twister star by spelling his initials online. Aside from the 1996 film, Paxton had memorable roles in Apollo 13, Tombstone, and Aliens.
Roger Moore is best known for portraying James Bond in seven iconic films in the franchise. He passed away at his home due to prostate cancer. London’s Pinewood Studios opened the Roger Moore Stage in memory of the actor.
In the ’90s, Chris Cornell thrust grunge music into the spotlight with Soundgarden. While he was rocking arenas, Cornell was battling depression. Unfortunately, he allowed his demons to win. Cornell was found dead via suicide at the age of 52 after a concert.
Actor Adam West was loved by millions as Batman. After dying from leukemia, many tributes poured in for the icon. In Los Angeles, thousands of fans joined Batman co-star Burt Ward in displaying the Bat Signal on City Hall.
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington wowed everyone with his stunning voice. Unfortunately, his personal problems were too much to bear. The singer committed suicide in his California home. The remaining members of Linkin Park held a benefit concert three months after his death.
Platinum-selling rock star Tom Petty sold over 80 million albums during his 40-year career. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Petty left behind his wife Dana and two daughters.