Celebrities who died in 2017: Tom Petty to Mary Tyler Moore

A number of notable celebrity deaths in 2017 came as big blows to the entertainment industry. The silver screen and music worlds were especially impacted, with the passing of Adam West (Batman), Roger Moore (James Bond), Mary Tyler Moore (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Tom Petty, Mobb Deep (of Prodigy) and Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden/Audioslave), among several others.

The year also marked the conclusion of Hugh Hefner’s reign over his Playboy empire and the end of Linkin Park as fronted by Chester Bennington.

Below, we look back on the legacies of the many celebrities who died in 2017.

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amNY.com staff