Hollywood has lost several stars this year, including Chris Cornell, Erin Moranand Greg Allman. Scroll down to see Us Weekly’s tribute to the celebrities who died in 2017.
The True Blood actor, who played Lafayette Reynolds, died at age 39 in July after suffering complications from heart failure. “He was not only a gifted artist, but he was a very special person with a kind and a gentle soul,” Ellis’ manager Emily Gerson Saines said in a statement to Us Weekly.
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The YouTube star died on July 1 at the age of 33. Her death was ruled a suicide by hanging, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Ryan also starred on her own VH1 sketch comedy series, Stevie TV, where she impersonated celebrities including Justin Bieber, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.
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The Batman actor died at age 88 on June 9 after a short battle with leukemia. He was best known for playing the DC Comics superhero in the 1960s TV series and later voiced Quahog Mayor Adam West on Family Guy.
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The Emmy-nominated actress passed away at age 62 on June 8. She was in the midst of filming her upcoming Hulu series Future Man. Headly is best known for her roles in 1988’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and 1990’s Dick Tracy.
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The reality star, who appeared on Emily Maynard’s season 8 of The Bachelorette, died at age 31 on May 29.
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The Soundgarden frontman died on May 17 at age 52 after performing a sold-out show with his band in Detroit. A Detroit police spokesperson told Us Weekly that a family friend found Cornell in the bathroom of his room at the MGM Grand Hotel. His cause of death was ruled a suicide by hanging. The rocker’s wife, Vicky Cornell, issued a statement on May 19 claiming that the prescription drug Ativan could have played a role in her husband’s death.
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Henry “Hank” Deutschendorf
The Ghostbusters II actor, who played baby Oscar with his twin brother, William Deutschendorf, died by suicide at age 29 on June 14. Hank battled schizoaffective disorder for several years.
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The Rob & Big star passed away on May 9 at age 45 after suffering heart failure. He was best known for appearing on the MTV show as Rob Dyrdek’s best friend and bodyguard from 2006 to 2008.
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The rapper, who was a member of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died on June 20 at age 42, his publicist confirmed. “It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep,” the statement read. “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth.”
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The Animal House actor died from complications of diabetes at the age of 63 on June 16.
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The 77 Sunset Strip actor passed away at age 84 on June 4 after a long battle with nerve disease myasthenia gravis. He played detective Jeff Spencer on the hit ABC series from 1958 to 1963, but later quit acting to manage his second wife Ann-Margret’s career.
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