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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. ^ (Weightlifting) Ex-European champion Cholakov dies at 35
  2. ^ 'We will miss him terribly': All Blacks legend Sir Colin Meads dies after battle with pancreatic cancer
  3. ^ Muere Nati Mistral a los 88 años (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Gary West, Australian cycling coach dies at age 57 after battle with motor neurone disease
  5. ^ Скончался первый главком ВВС России Петр Дейнекин (in Russian)
  6. ^ Burkina : Salif Diallo, le président de l’Assemblée nationale, est décédé (in French)
  7. ^ Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki dies at 78
  8. ^ Dick Gregory, Trailblazer of Stand-Up Comedy, Dies at 84
  9. ^ Radio legend Gary O’Callaghan passes away aged 83
  10. ^ Pertti Alaja är död – blev 65 år gammal (in Swedish)
  11. ^ Fallece Alfonso Azpiri, ilustrador de cómics y portadas de videojuegos
  12. ^ Rockabilly icon Sonny Burgess dead aged 86
  13. ^ GOP campaign guru Arthur Finkelstein dies at 72
  14. ^ Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89
  15. ^ Marw'r actor Robin Griffith, llais Blodyn Tatws (in Welsh)
  16. ^ Zoe Laskari dies at 75
  17. ^ Ex-BBC reporter Liz MacKean dies after stroke
  18. ^ Venero (Benny Eggs) Mangano, longtime underboss of Genovese family, dead at 95
  19. ^ 新潟 旧山古志村の村長 長島忠美衆院議員が死去 (in Japanese)
  20. ^ Duncan Russell: Former Mansfield Town boss dies aged 59
  21. ^ Don Shepherd: Glamorgan great dies aged 90
  22. ^ Francis DiLorenzo, bishop of Diocese of Richmond, dies at 75
  23. ^ ‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Dies at 76
  24. ^ Kansas roadside artist M.T. Liggett dies at 86
  25. ^ Runoilija Sirkka Selja on kuollut – suomalaisen runouden ”grand old lady” teki elämänuransa runouden parissa (in Finnish)
  26. ^ Paulo Silvino, ator e humorista, morre aos 78 anos no Rio (in Portuguese)
  27. ^ Syrian actress who rallied crowds against Assad dies
  28. ^ Broadway Producer Stuart Thompson Passes Away at Age 62
  29. ^ Actress Vera Glagoleva died
  30. ^ Скончалась старейшая актриса МХТ имени Чехова Кира Головко (in Russian)
  31. ^ Irish Legend Tom Hawkins Passes Away
  32. ^ Ross Johnson, a longtime California lawmaker and ethics agency chairman, dies at 77
  33. ^ Noni Lichtveld (1929–2017) (in Dutch)
  34. ^ Morre em Brasília ex-senador boliviano Roger Pinto Molina (in Portuguese)
  35. ^ ‘Lassie’ Star Jon Shepodd Dies at 92
  36. ^ David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort dies, aged 89
  37. ^ Cork mourns as Michael Twomey of Cha & Miah fame passes away
  38. ^ Country music matriarch Jo Walker-Meador dies at 93
  39. ^ Lester Williams, nose tackle on Patriots' Super Bowl XX team, dies at 58
  40. ^ Somalia: Former Foreign Minister Dies in U.S. At Age 79
  41. ^ Gunnar Birkerts, acclaimed Midwestern architect, dies at 92
  42. ^ MMA fighter dies after competing in Plymouth bout
  43. ^ Tipperary hurling legend Liam Devaney has died aged 82
  44. ^ В Петербурге скончался известный пианист Павел Егоров (in Russian)
  45. ^ Former Michigan Congressman Vern Ehlers dies at 83
  46. ^ Fond farewell for former Liberal senator Brian Gibson
  47. ^ Eberhard Jäckel ist gestorben (in German)
  48. ^ SeaWorld Orca Dies After Long Battle With Lung Infection
  49. ^ Club statement - Joe McGurn
  50. ^ Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library
  51. ^ Transworld editor and author Diane Pearson dies, aged 85
  52. ^ Veteran Tamil actor Shanmugasundaram passes away, celebrities, fans express condolences
  53. ^ 唱支山歌给党听》作曲家朱践耳逝世 享年95岁 (in Chinese)
  54. ^ Andrzej Blumenfeld Nie Żyje. Odeszla Legenda Polskiego Filmu (in Polish)
  55. ^ Legendary coach Frank Broyles, who brought Arkansas its lone title, dies at 92
  56. ^ Former Justice Franklin Cleckley dies at 77
  57. ^ Ex-Iranian weightlifter Mohammad Ali Falahatinejad passes away
  58. ^ Abdelkarim Ghellab, Pioneer Writer and Politician in Morocco, Dies at 98
  59. ^ Jamaica: Opposition MP Winston Green dies
  60. ^ Motorcyclist killed on set of 'Deadpool 2' was barrier-breaking Brooklyn native who'd never done movie stunt work before
  61. ^ Rest in Peace Benard Ighner, Composer of the Standard “Everything Must Change”
  62. ^ Botaniker Otto L. Lange gestorben (in German)
  63. ^ Armenian communist killed in Syria
  64. ^ JS Parker remembered for his view of the world through colour and shape
  65. ^ Olympic cycling champion Stephen Wooldridge dies
  66. ^ 91-year-old 'doctor didi' Bhakti Yadav passes away in Indore, PM Modi pays tribute
  67. ^ Natalie Cole's only child Robert Yancy dies at 39
  68. ^ Myanmar ruling party’s former chairman U Aung Shwe dies
  69. ^ Giant of Australian Rules media, Harry Beitzel, dies
  70. ^ Joe Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 82
  71. ^ Fallece Monseñor Bernardo Cazzaro (in Spanish)
  72. ^ Reinhard Breymayer (in German)
  73. ^ Nick Mantis, a man among boys in basketball at East Chicago Washington, dies
  74. ^ Muere Basilio Martín Patino, el cineasta rebelde y libre (in Spanish)
  75. ^ Victor Pemberton 1931-2017
  76. ^ Zemřela Slávka Peroutková, vdova po legendě české žurnalistiky (in Czech)
  77. ^ Ex-deputado Carlos Araújo morre em Porto Alegre (in Portuguese)
  78. ^ Förre ministern Nils G Åsling död (in Swedish)
  79. ^ Paul Casanova: Everyone's 'Hermano'
  80. ^ Longtime WBZ Personality Neil Chayet Dies At 78
  81. ^ Bivši predsjednik HOO-a Zdravko Hebel umro u Zagrebu nakon teške bolesti (in Croatian)
  82. ^ Prominent Sudanese feminist passes away
  83. ^ Robert "Leo" Kieffer
  84. ^ Former NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74
  85. ^ Zemřel hudebník Ivo Pavlík, manžel Heidi Janků (in Czech)
  86. ^ Head of communist-era secret police Tudor Postelnicu dies
  87. ^ John F. Russo, former senate president, dies at 84
  88. ^ Legendary Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdelredha passes away
  89. ^ O adeus a dom Luis Vincenzo Bernetti (in Portuguese)
  90. ^ Afro-pop Singer Segun Bucknor Dies
  91. ^ Peter Bürger ist gestorben (in German)
  92. ^ Former cricket writer Ted Corbett dies aged 82
  93. ^ Novelist Richard Gordon dies aged 95
  94. ^ World's Oldest Man, Auschwitz Survivor Yisrael Kristal, Dies at 113
  95. ^ Cartoonist Lengkuas dies at age 53
  96. ^ Muere la actriz Terele Pávez a los 78 años (in Spanish)
  97. ^ Eugenio Polgovsky Ezcurra
  98. ^ RIP: Music Teacher Daisy Peterson Sweeney
  99. ^ Český fotbal a hokej zasáhla zlá zpráva. Zemřel věčný optimista Rudolf Baťa (in Czech)
  100. ^ Mor als 86 anys el compositor Xavier Benguerel (in Catalan)
  101. ^ Former Waterbury Mayor Bergin passes away at age 74
  102. ^ Gloria Campisi, 75, pioneering journalist at the Daily News
  103. ^ Preminuo nekadašnji fudbaler Vojvodine (in Serbian)
  104. ^ Dryden, who led Gates ag initiative, dies
  105. ^ Alec Eisentrager 1927-2017
  106. ^ Donald Gross obituary
  107. ^ Politica modenese in lutto: morto il senatore Luciano Guerzoni (in Italian)
  108. ^ Chris Hesketh (1944-2017)
  109. ^ Jamie Hodson: Rider dies at Dundrod 150 and another competitor critically ill
  110. ^ PAF War Veteran Air Marshal Inam-ul-Haque Passes Away
  111. ^ Zemřel básník Jiří Kuběna (in Czech)
  112. ^ Vijay Nambisan, poet and writer, dead
  113. ^ No Ordinary Sheila: famed NZ naturalist Sheila Natusch has died
  114. ^ Vale Jim Nevin
  115. ^ Peepli Live actor Sitaram Panchal passes away
  116. ^ Zmarł kapitan Zygrfyd Zyga Perlicki (in Polish)
  117. ^ Tributes pour in for Dr Ruth Pfau
  118. ^ In Memory of Dr T. Jack Thompson
  119. ^ Major Thomas Bird
  120. ^ Rough Rider Great Jerry “Soupy” Campbell Passes Away
  121. ^ Décès de l’acteur Romdhan Chatta (in French)
  122. ^ Murió Patricio Echegaray, histórico dirigente del Partido Comunista Argentino (in Spanish)
  123. ^ Former WA Senator and women's campaigner Patricia Giles has died
  124. ^ Edward J. Greene, Multiple Award-Winning Sound Engineer Passes Away
  125. ^ Sanwar Lal Jat, BJP Lawmaker From Ajmer Dies At 62
  126. ^ Falleció Beethoven Javier (in Spanish)
  127. ^ Farewell to Labor ‘prince’ John ‘Johno’ Johnson
  128. ^ Former Galway hurler Tony Keady dies aged 53
  129. ^ Former DAP secretary-general Kerk Kim Hock dies
  130. ^ Suri Malle Leis (in Estonian)
  131. ^ Former Congressman, Supervisor McCandless dies
  132. ^ Disparition : Raymond Damase Ngollo n'est plus (in French)
  133. ^ Maronite Bishop Robert J. Shaheen dies Aug. 9
  134. ^ First female member of Alabama Supreme Court dies at 85
  135. ^ Zomrel Marián Varga, jedna z najväčších osobností slovenskej kultúry (in Slovak)
  136. ^ Obituary for Daniel James Walton
  137. ^ Früherer Rad-Trainer Weibel verstorben (in German)
  138. ^ Greek 'new wave' singer Arleta dies at 72
  139. ^ Le poète Jean-Marie Berthier est mort (in French)
  140. ^ Chris Blackwell's mom, Blanche passes at 104
  141. ^ Murió el obispo de Tacuarembó a los 70 años (in Spanish)
  142. ^ 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer Dead at 81
  143. ^ Renowned Santa Clarita Architect, Homebuilder Bill Cloyd Sr. Dies At 84
  144. ^ Barbara Cook, luminous singer of Broadway stage, dies at 89
  145. ^ Mike Deakin (1933-2017)
  146. ^ Former Herman Miller CEO, Max De Pree dies at 92
  147. ^ Former University of Tennessee President Emerson “Eli” Fly dies at 82
  148. ^ Arlene Gottfried, Photographer Who Found the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, Dies at 66
  149. ^ Ken Kaiser, MLB umpire, dies at 72
  150. ^ Former Patriots Coach Dick MacPherson Dies
  151. ^ Cathleen Morawetz
  152. ^ Pēteris Plakidis: Šausmīgi baidos no neveiksmes - apšaubu katru noti, ko uzrakstu (in Latvian)
  153. ^ Fallece el caricaturista Eduardo del Río, "Rius" (in Spanish)
  154. ^ Obituary: Ken Roberts
  155. ^ L'écrivain Gonzague Saint Bris est mort (in French)
  156. ^ Janet Seidel: The cabaret singer with the little-girl voice is gone
  157. ^ Veteran Cong leader Gyan Singh Sohanpal dies
  158. ^ E' morto Nani Tedeschi, pittore e disegnatore (in Italian)
  159. ^ Zeny Zabala, actress known for antagonist roles, passes away
  160. ^ Tributes for Marshall Islands leader 'who got things done'
  161. ^ Murió Jorge Zorreguieta, el padre de la reina Máxima de Holanda (in Spanish)
  162. ^ Former MLB star, Austin native Don Baylor dies at 68
  163. ^ Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39
  164. ^ WWII veteran and war hero Brigadier General Jaroslav Klemeš dies at 95
  165. ^ Escritor Gregorio Martínez murió a los 75 años de edad (in Spanish)
  166. ^ Haruo Nakajima, the First Actor to Play Godzilla, Dies at 88
  167. ^ Tidligere landslagssjef Røste Fossen er død: – En av de største i norsk fotball (in Norwegian)
  168. ^ Royal Court: Prince Salman bin Saad bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Saud died
  169. ^ Canadian Holocaust survivor known as 'Prisoner 88' dies in Cuba
  170. ^ Former Alexandria Mayor, state senator Patsy Ticer dies
  171. ^ Kjellfred Weum er død (in Norwegian Nynorsk)
  172. ^ In Memoriam Prof. PhD Dr. h.c. Wolfgang H. Berger (in German)
  173. ^ Arthur Boyars, gifted poet and publisher with a passion for music
  174. ^ Mort de Nicole Bricq: l'ancienne ministre est décédée à 70 ans (in French)
  175. ^ Fallece el poeta colimense Víctor Manuel Cárdenas Morales (in Spanish)
  176. ^ Olympic champion Betty Cuthbert dead at 79
  177. ^ Darren Daulton, leader of Phillies' 1993 World Series team, dies at 55
  178. ^ In Memoriam: Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs
  179. ^ Radio personality Tim Homer dies at 43
  180. ^ Leipziger Ex-OBM ist tot – Hinrich Lehmann-Grube mit 84 Jahren gestorben (in German)
  181. ^ Walter Levin, founder and first violin of the LaSalle Quartet, has died
  182. ^ Dick Locher, Pulitzer Prize-winning Tribune cartoonist, dies at 88
  183. ^ Falleció la actriz Elida Marletta (in Spanish)
  184. ^ David Maslanka (1943-2017)
  185. ^ UND hockey pioneer, Olympic silver medalist Dan McKinnon dies
  186. ^ Former Shadow NI Secretary McNamara dies
  187. ^ Jack Rabinovitch, creator of Giller Prize, dead at 87
  188. ^ Former V&A Museum director Martin Roth dies
  189. ^ Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel dead at age 78
  190. ^ Renowned businesswoman Dame Helen Alexander dies
  191. ^ Екс-нардеп Ірина Бережна загинула в автокатастрофі (in Ukrainian)
  192. ^ Ex-prefeito de Americana, Ralph Biasi morre aos 69 anos (in Portuguese)
  193. ^ Tributes paid to opera and theatre director Lee Blakeley
  194. ^ Aussie golf pioneer Patricia Bridges dies
  195. ^ È morto il maestro Bruno Canfora, scrisse 'Brava' e 'Da-da-un-pa' (in Italian)
  196. ^ Former Malta stalwart Joe Cilia passes away
  197. ^ Doug Insole CBE (1926-2017)
  198. ^ Wojciech Krzemiński (in Polish)
  199. ^ Visionary engineer and Ford GT40 godfather Roy Lunn dies at 92
  200. ^ Hélène Martini
  201. ^ French food critic, Christian Millau, dies aged 88
  202. ^ The Man Behind the Look of Fox News, Rich O’Brien, Has Died
  203. ^ William Schwing "Billy" Patout, III
  204. ^ Fallece Marcelino Perelló, el polémico líder del movimiento del 68 (in Spanish)
  205. ^ Writer H.G. Rasool passes away
  206. ^ George Bundy Smith Dies; Outlawed NY's Death Penalty
  207. ^ Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi dies at age of 83
  208. ^ Former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White Dies at 77
  209. ^ Longtime WCVB meteorologist Dick Albert dies
  210. ^ Laurence Philip "Laurie" Brokenshire CBE
  211. ^ Han blev chefredaktør på Bornholm som 26-årig: Erling Brøndum er død (in Danish)
  212. ^ Gene Brown, professor emeritus of biology, dies at 91
  213. ^ Bishop Raffaele Calabro
  214. ^ Heinz Friedrich Dressel (in German)
  215. ^ Chuck Hay obituary with funeral arrangements
  216. ^ Past Provost Angel Jordan Helped Lead CMU’s Rise to Prominence
  217. ^ Luiz Melodia morre aos 66 anos, em decorrência de câncer de medula (in Portuguese)
  218. ^ Er glaubte fest an die Macht des Wortes (in German)
  219. ^ Waldemar Schreckenberger in Heidelberg verstorben (in German)
  220. ^ Tejano legend Jessy Serrata remembered by fans, musicians
  221. ^ Kathleen Marie Shea
  222. ^ Dale Spina Dies: Ad Exec Worked On Warner Bros.’ ‘Batman,’ ‘Chariots Of Fire’
  223. ^ Ryan Thamrin DR.OZ Indonesia Meninggal Dunia (in Indonesian)
  224. ^ Zmarł prof. Bogusław Wolniewicz (in Polish)
  225. ^ Foligno in lutto, è morto il vescovo emerito Giovanni Benedetti (in Italian)
  226. ^ Zemřela Miroslava Besserová (in Czech)
  227. ^ Yr ysgolhaig, David James Bowen, wedi marw (in Welsh)
  228. ^ Zomrel autor výtvarného spracovania štátnych symbolov SR (in Slovak)
  229. ^ L'ex-ministre Jacques Daoust est mort (in French)
  230. ^ Preminuo fra Bonaventura Duda (in Croatian)
  231. ^ Richard Dudman dies; he covered Vietnam war for the Post-Dispatch
  232. ^ Ty Hardin, Star of ‘Bronco’ Western, Dies at 87
  233. ^ Robert Hardy: Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small star dies
  234. ^ Julia Harrison dies at 97
  235. ^ Labour peer Lord Hart dies aged 77 after battle with cancer
  236. ^ Dickie Hemric, whose 51-year-old ACC points record was broken by JJ Redick, dies at 83
  237. ^ وفاة سعاد الحميضي أشهر سيدة أعمال كويتية (in Arabic)
  238. ^ Zemřel autor kreslených vtipů a přírodovědec Pavel Kantorek (in Czech)
  239. ^ Eberhard von Koerber (in German)
  240. ^ Décès de l'ex-député Laurent Lavigne (in French)
  241. ^ Preminuo reditelj i direktor Beogradske opere Dejan Miladinović (in Serbian)
  242. ^ Fallece Ángel Nieto a los 70 años tras su accidente de quad (in Spanish)
  243. ^ Alan Peckolick, a Leading Logo Designer, Dies at 76
  244. ^ Ioan Popa, antrenor de spadă, a murit (in Romanian)
  245. ^ Nekrolog: Tore Bøgh (in Norwegian)
  246. ^ Aberdeen FC pays tribute to 1950s Dons hero Dave
  247. ^ Nie żyje Wanda Chotomska. Miała 88 lat (in Polish)
  248. ^ Tony Cohen, Australian record producer and "sound of Melbourne", dies, aged 60
  249. ^ Former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev passes away
  250. ^ Умер бывший мэр Минска Александр Герасименко (in Russian)
  251. ^ Marshall I. Goldman, Expert on Russian Economy, Dies at 87
  252. ^ Sir John Graham 'one of the greats' in sport, education and life
  253. ^ Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia
  254. ^ Judith Jones, Editor of Literature and Culinary Delight, Dies at 93
  255. ^ Glen Hill Founder Leonard Lavin Passes Away
  256. ^ Daniel Licht, ‘Dexter,’ ‘Children of the Corn’ Composer, Dies at 60
  257. ^ Jim Marrs, Texas-based conspiracy theorist and author, dies at 73
  258. ^ Rhythm City actor dies in hijacking
  259. ^ Rosemary Reed Miller
  260. ^ 'Bungo,' Baguio’s ex-top cop, is dead
  261. ^ Ara Parseghian, Legendary Notre Dame Coach, Dies At 94
  262. ^ Farming and rugby communities mourn loss of 'local hero' Paul Renton
  263. ^ Former NASCAR team owner Harry Scott Jr. passes away at age 51
  264. ^ 沈达人同志逝世 (in Chinese)
  265. ^ Trauerfall Tacchella Ely (in German)
  266. ^ Battle of Britain pilot Kenneth Wilkinson dies aged 99
  267. ^ Graham George Morley Wiltshire R.I.P
  268. ^ RIP: Ana-Maria Avram, hyper-spectral composer and co-conductor of Hyperion Ensemble with Iancu Dumitrescu
  269. ^ Mor el periodista Enric Bañeres als 72 anys (in Catalan)
  270. ^ Prof. Sir Patrick Bateson FRS
  271. ^ Eminent scientist Dr Pushpa Mitra Bhargava is dead
  272. ^ Blelloch
  273. ^ Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman dies at 74
  274. ^ Former Suncor CEO Rick George, pioneer of oilsands industry, dies at 67
  275. ^ Fallece Ian Graham, el “gran explorador del siglo XX” (in Spanish)
  276. ^ Talent manager Alfie Lorenzo passes away
  277. ^ Chicago actress Mariann Mayberry is dead at 52
  278. ^ Goldy McJohn, Original Steppenwolf Keyboardist, Dies at 72
  279. ^ BNP's Haruner Rashid Monno passes away
  280. ^ Former Driver “Lil Bud” Moore, 75
  281. ^ In Memoriam: Phillip Muntz, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics
  282. ^ 映画監督の西村昭五郎さんが死去 日活「団地妻」シリーズ (in Japanese)
  283. ^ Andlát: Skapti Ólafsson (in Icelandic)
  284. ^ Musician Raiman Rai passes away
  285. ^ John Reaves, former Robinson, Gators and Bucs quarterback, dies at 67
  286. ^ Actor-cricketer Dhruv Sharma no more
  287. ^ Patrick Thomas has died
  288. ^ Eric Zumbrunnen Dies: Spike Jonze’s Go-To Film Editor Was 52

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