2017 deaths

by runefromnorway | created - 28 Dec 2016 | updated - 19 Mar 2018 | Public

1. William T. Marshall

Producer | The Naked Country

Cofounder in 1976 of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with Henk Van der Kolk and Dusty Cohl. He was also a theater producer.

Died of a cardiac arrest in Toronto, Canada.

1939-2017 (77 years old)

1 January

Died of a gunshot during a terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey.

1968-2017 (48 years old)

1 January

3. Ben Forster

Actor | Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas

Ben Forster was born in 1958 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas (2012), Thomas and Friends: Curious Cargo (2012) and Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations (2012). He died on January 2, 2017 in London.

Died of cancer in London, England.

1958-2017 (59 years old)

2 January

4. Richard Machowicz

Actor | Gamer

Richard "Mack" Machowicz is best known as the host/producer of Discovery Channel's FutureWeapons and Weapons that Changed the World. He was also the host of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior and History Channel's Ultimate Soldier Challenge. Mack offered his military and weapons expertise as a key ...

Died of brain cancer in Pearland, Texas.

1965-2017 (51 years old)

2 January

Died in Beverly Hills, California

1916-2017 (100 years old)

3 January

6. Salo Pasik

Actor | Los amores de Kafka

Salo Pasik was born on September 11, 1945 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Salomon Pasik. He was an actor, known for The Loves of Kafka (1988), Fronteras (2011) and Amor en custodia (2005). He died on January 3, 2017 in Buenos Aires.

Died in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1945-2017 (71 years old)

3 January

7. Dick Flanigan

Actor | Lenny's Inferno

Obituary for Richard E. "Dick" Flanigan.

Richard E. "Dick" Flanigan, age 81, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, following a short illness. He was born in Rockford, Illinois, USA, on 10 December 1935, the son of Paul and Zeta ( Grady) Flanigan. Following high school, Dick served in the U.S. Army ...

Died of an age-related illness in Madison, Wisconsin.

1935-2017 (81 years old)

5 January

8. Francine York

Actress | The Family Man

Francine York was born in the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota to her parents, Frank and Sophie Yerich. When Francine was five, her family (including her younger sister, Deanne) moved to Cleveland, where she began to write short stories and take an interest in acting. At age nine, Francine ...

Died of cancer in Van Nuys, California.

1936-2017 (80 years old)

6 January

9. Om Puri

Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey

Om Puri was an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE.

Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri ...

Died of a heart attack in Mumbai, India.

1950-2017 (66 years old)

6 January

10. Tilikum

Captured when he was two years old, Tilikum was a whale who spent over three decades in captivity, trained by SeaWorld to perform tricks and stunts. Controversy began to mount around him after he was involved in the death of a trainer in 2010, with much public outcry as it was revealed that he had ...

Died of an bacterial infection in Orlando, Florida.

1981-2017 (35 years old)

6 January

11. Ming-Ming Hsiao

Actress | Die wang nu jin gang

Ming-Ming Hsiao was born on December 21, 1941 in Taiwan as Ming Hsia Wu. She was an actress, known for Die wang nu jin gang (1967), The Darkest Sword (1970) and Fearless Fighters (1971). She died on January 7, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Died of a fall in Taipei, Taiwan.

1941-2017 (75 years old)

7 January

12. Buddy Bregman

Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run

An internationally recognized producer, director, writer, composer, conductor, arranger and musical director. Since the 1950s, Bregman has worked with many of the biggest names in the business. After high school, Bregman attended the University of California. During his sophomore year, he arranged ...

Died of Alzheimer's disease in Los Angeles, California.

1930-2017 (86 years old)

8 January

13. Nadezda Gajerová

Actress | Jeste svatba nebyla

Nadezda Gajerová was born on March 11, 1928 in Brno, Czechoslovakia as Nadezda Mauerová. She was an actress, known for Jeste svatba nebyla (1954), The Strike (1947) and Higher Principle (1960). She died on January 8, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Died in Prague, Czech Republic.

1928-2017 (88 years old)

8 January

14. Nicolai Gedda

Soundtrack | Deep Impact

Nicolai Harry Gustav Gedda (Nikolaj Ustinov) was born on July 11, 1925, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was adopted by his Russian-Swedish aunt, named Olga Gedda, and her Russian husband, named Mikhail Ustinov; who came to Sweden after the Russian Civil War and sang with an émigré Don Cossac choir and ...

Died in Switzerland.

1925-2017 (91 years old)

8 January

15. Teresa Ann Savoy

Actress | Caligola

Teresa Ann Savoy was born on July 18, 1955 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Caligula (1979), Salon Kitty (1976) and Bambina (1974). She died on January 9, 2017 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

Died of cancer in Milan, Italy.

1955-2017 (61 years old)

9 Jan

16. Patrick Henry

Producer | Kicked in the Nuts!

Younger brother of actor Mike Henry.

Died in Richmond, Virginia.

1971-2017 (45 years old)

9 January

17. Zygmunt Bauman

Writer | La novia de Poznan'

Zygmunt Bauman was born on November 19, 1925 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He was a writer, known for La novia de Poznan' (2014), The Swedish Theory of Love (2015) and The Trouble with Being Human These Days (2013). He was married to Aleksandra Jasinska-Kania and Janina Bauman. He died on ...

Died in Leeds, England.

1925-2017 (91 years old)

9 January

18. Tony Rosato

Actor | Night Heat

Tony Rosato was born on December 26, 1954 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Antonio Rosato. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Heat (1985), Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) and Seeds of Doubt (1998). He was married to Leah Murray. He died on January 10, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Died of a heart attack in Toronto, Canada.

1954-2017 (62 years old)

10 January

19. Buddy Greco

Soundtrack | It Runs in the Family

Singer, composer songwriter, and pianist who conducted his own trio from 1944 to 1949 and thereafter performed with, and arranged for, the Benny Goodman orchestra into 1952. He sang in theatres and night clubs, and made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "...

Died in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1926-2017 (90 years old)

10 January

20. A.K. Qureshi

Sound_department | Ovishap

A.K. Qureshi was born on May 8, 1937 in East Bengal, British India as Azizul Kader Qureshi. He is known for his work on Ovishap (1967), Neel Akasher Nichey (1969) and Keyamot Theke Keyamot (1993). He died on January 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died of natural causes in Los Angeles, California.

1937-2017 (79 years old)

10 January

21. Gil Roper

Actor | Blood Salvage

Gil Roper was born on October 13, 1933 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA as Gilbert H. Roper. He was an actor, known for Blood Salvage (1990), Basket Case 3 (1991) and In the Heat of the Night (1988). He died on January 10, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Died of cancer in Atlanta, Georgia.

1933-2017 (83 years old)

10 January

22. William Peter Blatty

Writer | The Exorcist

William Peter Blatty was born on January 7, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Exorcist (1973), The Ninth Configuration (1980) and The Exorcist III (1990). He was married to Julie Alicia Witbrodt, Linda Blatty, Elizabeth Gilman and Mary Margaret Rigard. He died on ...

Died of multiple myeloma in Bethesda, Maryland.

1928-2017 (89 years old)

12 January

23. Meir Banai

Music_department | Cafe Paris

Meir Banai was born on July 5, 1961 in Be'er Sheva, Israel. He was married to Anat Peri-Builder. He died on January 12, 2017 in Ganot, Israel.

Died of cancer in Hemed, Israel.

1961-2017 (55 years old)

12 January

24. Dick Gautier

Actor | Transformers

Dick Gautier was born on October 30, 1931 in Culver City, California, USA as Dick G. Gauthier. He was an actor and writer, known for The Transformers (1984), G.I. Joe (1985) and Get Smart (1965). He was married to Tess Hightower, Barbara Stuart and Beverly J. Gerber. He died on January 13, 2017 in ...

Died after a long illness in Arcadia, California.

1931-2017 (85 years old)

13 January

25. Horacio Guarany

Actor | El grito en la sangre

Horacio Guarany was born on May 15, 1925 in Las Garzas, Santa Fe, Argentina as Eraclio Catalín Rodríguez Cereijo. He was an actor and writer, known for El grito en la sangre (2014), Si se calla el cantor (1973) and The Return of Martin Fierro (1974). He died on January 13, 2017 in Lujan, Buenos ...

Died of a heart disease in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1925-2017 (91 years old)

13 January

26. Michel Siry

Production_manager | The Sum of All Fears

Michel Siry was born on June 7, 1950 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was a production manager and producer, known for The Sum of All Fears (2002), Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994) and No Good Deed (2002). He died on January 13, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Died in Montreal, Canada.

1950-2017 (66 years old)

13 January

27. Håkon Liu

Director | Miss Kicki

Håkon Liu was born on November 26, 1975 in Kirkenäs, Norway. He is known for his work on Miss Kicki (2009), Nights in Love (2005) and Lucky Blue (2007). He died on January 14, 2017 in Sweden.

Died of an illness in Sweden.

1975-2017 (41 years old)

14 January

28. Sam Shamshak

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Sam Shamshak was born on May 23, 1937. He was an actor, known for Diff'rent Strokes (1978), Bulworth (1998) and Dream Machine (1991). He died on January 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

Died of pneumonia in West Hollywood, California.

1937-2017 (79 years old)

15 January

29. Jimmy Snuka

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)) bad guy who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a "heel", he came into the WWE under the guidance of heel manager Capt. Lou Albano. After receiving...

Died of a terminal illness in Pompano Beach, Florida.

1943-2017 (73 years old)

15 January

30. Eugene Cernan

Writer | The Last Man on the Moon

Cernan was born on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a Czech-American mother, Rose (Cihlar), and a Slovak-American father, Andrew Cernan. He graduated from Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue...

Died in Houston, Texas.

1934-2017 (82 years old)

16 January

31. Meral Sayin

Actor | Söyleyin genç kizlara

Meral Sayin was born on October 20, 1936 in Ipsala, Edirne, Turkey. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Söyleyin genç kizlara (1967), Ölmek mi yasamak mi (1966) and Love No More (1968). He died on January 16, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Died in Istanbul, Turkey.

1936-2017 (80 years old)

16 January

32. William Margold

Actor | Carnal's Cuties

William Margold was born on October 2, 1943 in Washington, D.C. Margold was the son of Nathan Margold, who was a Harvard Law School graduate who served as the Solicitor General of the Department of Interior under President Harry S. Truman. William attended Alexander Hamilton High School in West Los...

Died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California.

1943-2017 (73 years old)

17 January

33. Gita Sen

Actress | Calcutta 71

Gita Sen was born on October 30, 1930 in British india. She was an actress, known for Calcutta 71 (1971), The Case Is Closed (1982) and In Search of Famine (1981). She was married to Mrinal Sen. She died on January 17, 2017 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Died in Kolkata, India.

1930-2017 (86 years old)

17 January

34. Joel Schiller

Art_department | The Graduate

Joel Schiller was born on November 24, 1930 in the USA. He was a production designer and art director, known for The Graduate (1967), Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Muppet Movie (1979). He died on January 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died in Los Angeles, California.

1930-2017 (86 years old)

17. january

35. Roberta Peters

Actress | City Hall

Roberta Peters was born on May 4, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Roberta Peterman. She was an actress, known for City Hall (1996), The Voice of Firestone (1962) and Die Zauberflöte (1964). She was married to Bertram Fields and Robert Merrill. She died on January 18, 2017 in Rye, New ...

Died of Parkinson's disease in Rye, New York.

1930-2017 (86 years old)

18 January

36. Miguel Ferrer

Actor | Traffic

Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...

Died of throat cancer in Los Angeles, California.

1955-2017 (61 years old)

19 January

37. Michael Harm

Location_management | World War Z

Michael Harm was born on December 25, 1965 in Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. He is known for his work on World War Z (2013), Match Point (2005) and The Gunman (2015). He died on January 19, 2017 in London, England.

Died in London, England.

1965-2017 (51 years old)

19 January

38. Joy Coghill

Actress | Double Jeopardy

Joy Coghill was born on May 13, 1926 in Findlater, Saskatchewan, Canada as Joy Dorothy Coghill. She was an actress, known for Double Jeopardy (1999), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and The Beachcombers (1972). She was married to John Thorne. She died on January 20, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Died of heart failure in Vancouver, Canada.

1926-2017 (90 years old)

20 January

39. Junie Morrison

Soundtrack | The Green Hornet

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 as part of the Parliament/Funkadelic group.

Died in London, England.

1954-2017 (63 years old)

21 January

40. Werner Nekes

Director | Hynningen

Werner Nekes was born on April 29, 1944 in Erfurt, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Hynningen (1984), Beuys (1981) and Uliisses (1982). He was married to Dore O.. He died on January 22, 2017 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Died in Mülheim, Germany.

1944-2017 (72 years old)

22 January

Died of an illness in Mumbai, India.

1928-2017 (88 years old)

22 January

42. Bimba Bosé

Actress | Julieta

Bimba Bosé was born on October 1, 1975 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Eleonora Salvatore González. She was married to Diego Postigo. She died on January 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

Died of cancer in Madrid, Spain.

1975-2017 (41 years old)

23 January

43. Mary Webster

Actress | The Twilight Zone

Mary Webster was born on March 13, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Master of the World (1961) and Mike Hammer (1958). She died on January 23, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Died in Dallas, Texas.

1935-2017 (81 years old)

23 January

44. Gorden Kaye

Actor | 'Allo 'Allo!

Gorden Kaye was born on April 7, 1941 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England as Gordon Irving Kaye. He was an actor, known for 'Allo 'Allo (1982), Brazil (1985) and Born and Bred (1978). He died on January 23, 2017 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.

Died of dementia in Knaresborough, England.

1941-2017 (75 years old)

23 January

45. Johann Ofner

Self | Australian Ninja Warrior

Johann Ofner died on January 23, 2017 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Died of an accidental gunshot during video shoot in Brisbane, Australia.

c. 1989-2017 (28 years old)

23 January

46. Timo T.A. Mikkonen

Producer | Vuosikymmenen käännekohdat

Timo T.A. Mikkonen was born on June 15, 1947 in Helsinki, Finland as Timo Torsti Antero Mikkonen. He was a producer and actor, known for Vuosikymmenen käännekohdat (1980), Liian iso keikka (1986) and Tukka auki (2008). He was married to Nina Mikkonen and Tuire Mikkonen. He died on January...

Died of a long illness in Finland.

1947-2017 (69 years old)

24 January

47. Kevin Geer

Actor | The Pelican Brief

Kevin Geer's celebrated acting career includes appearances in feature film, on television, Broadway, Off-Broadway and London's West End. He recently completed one of the lead roles in the independent feature film Bunker Hill, from director Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America). Geer ...

Died of a heart attack in New York, New York.

1952-2017 (64 years old)

25 January

48. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

Died of cancer in Cromer, England.

1940-2017 (77 years old)

25 January

49. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...

Died of cardiac arrest due to pneumonia in Greenwich, Connecticut.

1936-2017 (80 years old)

25 January

50. Mike Connors

Actor | Mannix

He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards ...

Died of leukemia in Tarzana, California.

1925-2017 (91 years old)

26 January

51. Stephen Joyce

Actor | Matinee Theatre

Stephen Joyce is an American actor of theater, television and film. He was born March 7, 1931 in New York City, to Stephen James Joyce and Ruth Rita Reilly. The family moved to Brooklyn, and he attended parochial schools, Xavier High, a Jesuit Military school and Fordham University where he majored...

Died in Arizona.

1931-2017 (85 years old)

26 January

52. Barbara Hale

Actress | Perry Mason

Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing; she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill", during the time she was working her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She ...

Died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Sherman Oaks, California.

1922-2017 (94 years old)

26 January

53. Emmanuelle Riva

Actress | Amour

An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred "Alfredo" Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...

Died of cancer in Paris, France.

1927-2017 (89 years old)

27 January

54. Frank Tidy

Cinematographer | Chain Reaction

Frank Tidy was born on May 17, 1932 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chain Reaction (1996), Under Siege (1992) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992). He was married to Maureen Catherine Corcoran. He died on January 27, 2017 in Kent, England.

Died of dementia in Kent, England.

1932-2017 (84 years old)

27 January

55. Robert Ellis Miller

Director | The Buttercup Chain

Robert Ellis Miller was born on July 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Buttercup Chain (1970), Breaking Point (1963) and Alcoa Premiere (1961). He was married to Pola Miller. He died on January 27, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

Died in Woodland Hills, California.

1927-2017 (89 years old)

27 January

56. Eléonore Hirt

Actress | Un amour de sorcière

Eléonore Hirt was born on December 19, 1919 in Basel, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for Un amour de sorcière (1997), Comédie (1966) and La caméra explore le temps (1957). She was married to André Rouyer and Michel Piccoli. She died on January 27, 2017 in Paris, France.

Died in Paris, France.

1919-2017 (97 years old)

27 January

57. Richard Portman

Sound_department | Star Wars

Portman entered the film industry in 1957, as a trainee at Columbia Pictures. In 1959 he joined the Samuel Goldwyn Studio as a junior engineer, rising to the position of Assistant Supervising Sound Recording Engineer. In 1970 he joined Robert Altman at the Lion's Gate facility, serving as Sound ...

Died of complications from a fall in Tallahassee, Florida.

1934-2017 (82 years old)

28 January

58. Stanley Kallis

Producer | Police Story

Stanley Kallis was born on September 5, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Police Story (1973), The Glitter Dome (1984) and Roadracers (1959). He was married to Lucetta. He died on January 28, 2017 in Laguna Beach, California, USA.

Died in Laguna Beach, California.

1928-2017 (88 years old)

28 January

Died in Warsaw, Poland.

1949-2017 (68 years old)

29 January

60. Frank Pellegrino

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Pellegrino was born on May 19, 1944 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Frank Joseph Pellegrino. He was an actor and producer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Cop Land (1997). He was married to Josephine Nicita. He died on January 31, 2017 in Manhattan, ...

Died of lung cancer in New York, New York.

1944-2017 (72 years old)

31 January

61. Rob Stewart

Director | Sharkwater

Rob Stewart is an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist and filmmaker. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Stewart began photographing underwater when he was 13. By the age of 18 he became a scuba instructor and then moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, ...

Died in a diving accident in the Florida Keys, Florida.

1979-2017 (37 years old)

31 January

62. David Shepard

Actor | Lone Survivor

David Shepard was born in 1940 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on January 31, 2017 in Medford, Oregon, USA.

Died of cancer in Medford, Oregon.

1940-2017 (77 years old)

31 January

63. Lars-Erik Berenett

Actor | Hassel/Förgörarna

Lars-Erik Berenett was born on December 23, 1942 in Skellefteå, Västerbottens län, Sweden. He was an actor and writer, known for Hassel: There Is No Mercy! (2000), Roland Hassel (2012) and Nya Dagbladet (1985). He was married to Maria Kulle and Evabritt Strandberg. He died on February 1, 2017 in ...

Died in Värmdö, Sweden.

1942-2017 (74 years old)

1 February

64. Stig Grybe

Actor | 91:an Karlsson muckar (tror han)

Stig Grybe was born on July 18, 1928 in Stockholm, Sweden as Stig Rudolf Grybe. He was an actor, known for 91:an Karlsson muckar (tror han) (1959), Femte generationen (1986) and Idag röd (1987). He was married to Marie-Louise Engstrand. He died on February 1, 2017 in Sweden.

Died in Sweden.

1928-2017 (88 years old)

1 February

65. Sandra Aranha

Actress | Spice Sisters

Sandra Aranha was born on January 28, 1958 in New Delhi, India. She was an actress, known for Spice Sisters (2016) and Australia's Got Talent (2007). She died on February 1, 2017 in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Died in Byron Bay, Australia.

1958-2017 (59 years old)

1 February

66. Jeanne Austin

Actress | The Funhouse

Jeanne Austin was born on February 17, 1940 in Waukegan, Illinois, USA as Jeanne L. Austin. She was an actress, known for The Funhouse (1981) and Stuckey's Last Stand (1980). She died on February 1, 2017 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.

Died of ovarian cancer in Brattleboro, Vermont.

1940-2017 (76 years old)

1 February

67. Satara Silver

Actress | Being Mary Jane

Satara is an actor (starting age 3 with Disney), she enjoyed indie films thus often working with smaller film companies like Fire Fuel, but also larger companies like Troma. Satara did enjoy the filmmaking process thus also working on Being Mary Jane, BET., with Tyler Perry on many shows or to full...

1987-2017 (29 years old)

4 February

68. John Gay

Writer | Separate Tables

John Gay was born on April 1, 1924 in Whittier, California, USA as John Thomas Gay. He is known for his work on Separate Tables (1958), Around the World in 80 Days (1989) and Lux Video Theatre (1950). He was married to Barbara (Bobbie) Elizabeth Meyer. He died on February 4, 2017 in Santa Monica, ...

Died in Santa Monica, California.

1924-2017 (92 years old)

4 February

69. Georgiy Taratorkin

Actor | Prestuplenie i nakazanie

Georgiy Taratorkin was born on January 11, 1945 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Georgiy Georgievich Taratorkin. He was an actor, known for Crime and Punishment (1970), Samaya dlinnaya solominka (1982) and Lyubov imperatora (2002). He was married to Ekaterina Markova. He died on February 4, 2017 in ...

Died of an illness in Moscow, Russia.

1945-2017 (72 years old)

4 February

70. Björn Granath

Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Björn Granath was born on April 5, 1946 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Björn Gösta Tryggve Granath. He was an actor, known for Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Evil (2003) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). He was married to Annmargret Fyregård. He died on February 5, ...

Died of an illness in Stockholm, Sweden.

1946-2017 (70 years old)

5 February

71. Irwin Corey

Actor | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," was born on July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his five siblings were wards of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and during the Great Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. Possessing brawn as well as brains, ...

Died in New York, New York.

1914-2017 (102 years old)

6 February

72. Ming Kao

Actor | Xia nü

Ming Kao was born on September 8, 1933 in Chiayi, Taiwan as Ming-tze Liu. He was an actor, known for A Touch of Zen (1971), Da quan mo gui (1973) and Lin Chong ye ben (1972). He died on February 6, 2017 in Wanli, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Died of suicide by hanging in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

1933-2017 (83 years old)

6 February

73. Alec McCowen

Actor | Never Say Never Again

Alec McCowen was born Alexander Duncan McCowan on May 26, 1925 in Tunbridge Wells, England. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1942. He established his reputation in classical stage roles, appearing in the ensemble of Laurence Olivier's famed ...

Died in London, England.

1925-2017 (91 years old)

6 February

74. Christine Dolce

Actress | The Dark Forest

Christine Dolce was born on August 31, 1981 in Long Beach, California, USA as Christine Diane Bellino. She was an actress, known for The Dark Forest (2014), Guys Choice (2007) and The Tyra Banks Show (2005). She died on February 6, 2017 in Huntington Beach, California.

Died of liver failure in Huntington Beach, California.

1981-2017 (35 years old)

6 February

75. Fun Lo

Actress | Lung foo Bat Lam Gai

Fun Lo was born on April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony as Wai-Fun Cheung. She was an actress, known for Street of Fury (1996), Midnight Caller (1995) and The Raid (1991). She died on February 6, 2017 in Hong Kong.

Died of dermatomyositis in Hong Kong.

1954-2017 (62 years old)

6 February

76. John Ahrens

Actor | Par 4

John Ahrens (1963-2017) was a New York City based actor. John attended the University of New Haven and from there went on to work in the music industry. In music he worked his way up into the major A&R marketing distribution divisions at Warner, Elektra, Atlantic. After leaving the music industry ...

1963-2017 (53 years old)

6 February

77. Richard Hatch

Actor | Diminuendo

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which he traveled ...

Died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California.

1945-2017 (71 years old)

7 February

78. Olive Dunbar

Actress | The Lottery

Olive Dunbar was born on March 30, 1925 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA as Olive Joann Dunbar. She was an actress, known for The Lottery (1969), The Hearse (1980) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). She was married to William Keene. She died on February 8, 2017 in Ithaca, New York, USA.

Died in Ithaca, New York.

1925-2017 (91 years old)

8 February

79. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Actress | An Ideal Husband

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, or TP-T as she had become widely recognised by the nation, first rose to fame in the Nineties when she was a budding writer and fashion enthusiast eager to share her views with the world by entering into a newly-found London lifestyle - a big change from her quintessentially ...

Died of perforated ulcer in London, England.

1971-2017 (45 years old)

8 February

80. Breck Wilson

Actor | Clueless

Breck Wilson was born in Carthage, Missouri and attended college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 1990 he headed west on Route 66 out of Carthage and landed on the Santa Monica Pier. When confronted by the Pacific Ocean, he decided to back track briefly 22 miles to Hollywood. After...

Died of brain damage after a fall in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

1968-2017 (48 years old)

9 February

81. Kazim Akboga

Actor | Therapie

Kazim Akboga was an actor, known for Therapie (2016) and Der Wedding kommt (2016). He died on February 9, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Died of a suicide in Berlin, Germany.

?-2017 (age unknown)

9 February

82. Chavo Guerrero Sr.

Actor | Streets of Rage

Chavo Guerrero Sr. was born on January 7, 1949 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Salvador Guerrero Llanes. He is known for his work on Streets of Rage (1994), WWE Velocity (2002) and The One and Only (1978). He was married to Nancy Vasquez. He died on February 11, 2017 in El Paso.

Died of liver cancer in El Paso, Texas.

1949-2017 (68 years old)

11 February

83. Jirô Taniguchi

Writer | Everesuto: Kamigami no itadaki

Jirô Taniguchi was born on August 12, 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He was a writer and actor, known for Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016), The Summit of the Gods and The Solitary Gourmet (2012). He died on February 11, 2017.

Died in Tokyo, Japan.

1947-2017 (69 years old)

11 February

84. Al Jarreau

Music_department | Moonlighting

Al Jarreau was born on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Alwyn Lopez Jarreau. He is known for his work on Moonlighting (1985), Dick Tracy (1990) and Out of Africa (1985). He was married to Susan Player and Phyllis Hall. He died on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died of respiratory failure in Los Angeles, California.

1940-2017 (76 years old)

12 February

85. Krystyna Sienkiewicz

Actress | Pozegnania

Krystyna Sienkiewicz was born on February 14, 1935 in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Mazowieckie, Poland as Krystyna Waleria Sienkiewicz. She was an actress, known for Lydia Ate the Apple (1958), Zwariowana noc (1967) and Motodrama (1971). She was married to Andrzej Przylubski and Wlodzimierz Rylski. She died ...

Died in Warsaw, Poland.

1935-2017 (81 years old)

12 February

86. Richard Tassé

Art_department | Johnny Mnemonic

Richard Tassé was born on March 21, 1954 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was a production designer and art director, known for Johnny Mnemonic (1995), L'assassin jouait du trombone (1991) and Feardotcom (2002). He died on February 12, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Died of cancer in Montreal, Canada.

1954-2017 (62 years old)

12 February

87. Barbara Carroll

Actress | Hollywood Ending

Songwriter, pianist and composer, educated at the New England Conservatory. She made a USA tour with an instrumental trio, and was a pianist in night clubs and in the Broadway musical "Me and Juliet." She made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1956, her popular-song compositions include "Barbara's ...

Died in New York, New York.

1925-2017 (92 years old)

12 February

Died in Warsaw, Poland.

1954-2017 (62 years old)

12 February

89. Seijun Suzuki

Director | Tsigoineruwaizen

Seijun Suzuki was born in Nihonbashi, Tôkyô, on May 24, 1923. In 1943, he entered the army to fight at the front. In 1946, he enrolled in the film department of the Kamakura Academy and passed the assistant director's exam. For the next few years, he worked as an assistant director at several ...

Died of COPD in Tokyo, Japan.

1923-2017 (93 years old)

13 February

90. Gerald Hirschfeld

Cinematographer | Young Frankenstein

Gerald Hirschfeld was born on April 25, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Young Frankenstein (1974), Coma (1978) and Mr. Smith (1983). He was married to Julia Tucker. He died on February 13, 2017 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

Died in Ashland, Oregon.

1921-2017 (95 years old)

13 February

91. Jong-Nam Kim

Self | Frontline

Jong-Nam Kim was born on May 10, 1971 in Pyongyang, North Korea. He was married to Hye-Kyong Lee and Jong-Hui Shin. He died on February 13, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Assassinated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1971-2017 (45 years old)

13 February

92. Ya'akov Gross

Director | Bonim V'Lohamim

Son of director Natan Gross.

Died in Israel.

1949-2017 (67 years old)

15 February

93. George 'The Animal' Steele

Actor | Ed Wood

George 'The Animal' Steele ( his professional wrestling name) was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William James Myers. He was a wrestling superstar in the WWF. He had a public image of a wild type of creature that chewed on the turn buckles and sported a green tongue. In the 1990s he became an ...

Died of kidney failure in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

1937-2017 (79 years old)

16 February

Died of cancer in Tainan City, Taiwan.

1953-2017 (63 years old)

16 February

95. Warren Frost

Actor | Twin Peaks

Born and raised in upstate Vermont, Warren Frost left home at age 17 to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his service, he worked mainly in theater. He has a doctorate in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and a published playwright with four plays to his credit and has ...

Died of an illness in Middlebury, Vermont.

1925-2017 (91 years old)

17 February

96. Nicole Bass

Actress | Private Parts

Nicole Bass was born on August 10, 1964 in Middle Village, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Private Parts (1997), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Raw (1993). She was married to Robert Fuchs. She died on February 17, 2017 in the USA.

Died of a stroke in USA.

1964-2017 (52 years old)

17 February

97. Richard Schickel

Producer | The Big Red One

Richard Schickel was born on February 10, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Richard Warren Schickel. He was a writer and producer, known for The Big Red One (1980), Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente (1987) and The World of Willa Cather (1977). He was married to Carol Rubenstein and ...

Died of a series of strokes in Los Angeles, California.

1933-2017 (84 years old)

18 February

98. Witold Adamek

Cinematographer | Krótki film o milosci

Son of production manager Stefan Adamek.

Died in Warsaw, Poland.

1945-2017 (71 years old)

18 February

99. Jen Apgar

Actress | Cold Mountain

Jen Apgar was born on May 21, 1972 as Jennifer Louise Apgar. She was an actress, known for Cold Mountain (2003), The Skeleton Key (2005) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). She was married to Jiri Vala. She died on February 19, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Died of ovarian cancer in Atlanta, Georgia.

1972-2017 (44 years old)

19 February

100. Danuta Szaflarska

Actress | Pora umierac

Danuta Szaflarska was born on February 6, 1915 in Kosarzyska, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Zofia Danuta Szaflarska. She was an actress, known for Time to Die (2007), Diably, diably (1991) and Pozegnanie z Maria (1993). She was married to Janusz Kilanski and Jan Ekier. She died on February 19, 2017 ...

Died in Warsaw, Poland.

1915-2017 (102 years old)

19 February



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