Saddest Deaths of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

Just so surprising I don't think I can even begin to describe how sad this is I mean it wasn't just any death he was the voice of his generation but left us at the age of 41 from a suicide. Most think because his friend Chris Cornell also committed suicide and since it is Chris Cornell's Birthday he decided to hang himself - Thecyanryan

Don't let OJ's parole overshadow how big Bennington was in the Nu Metal/rock genre. You may not like them much, but you have to admire such great success they achieved in their peak. Now I can't possibly think the band will move on from another singer its over, and Chester will forever stick out for me. Thanks for everything you gave us fans from the beginning to end. - htoutlaws2012

This death still hits me hard... his music just feels and sounds more depressing now. Especially Dead by Sunrise, Linkin Park and Grey Daze. May his roul rest in peace he was a talented man that had a good run. I never got to see him live which is a shame because he had a really good vocal range. His death hit me harder then any death this year. It was like having a close friend die. I still cry when I hear songs like "Leave out All The Rest" or "One More Light".


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2 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He died on May 17, 2017.

I don't really know what to say. He was a huge inspiration to my own personal songwriting. He had a voice that hasn't been replicated. His music was one of the contributing factors to why I love Grunge (and practically the Alternative music genre in general). Rest In Peace Chris. We'll miss ya buddy. Hope you're rocking up there in heaven. - cjWriter1997

I get so mad when people say Chester had a worst death. Chris Cornell inspired many artist (he was one of the best singers or rock n roll history). This death impacted many people. MILLIONS of people. Rip chris Cornell you will never be forgotten

Well, this should be at the top in no time. RIP - 445956

I coincidentally listened to Like A Stone and become addicted just before I heard the news of his death. It was so sad he’s no longer here anymore. - joshsanz

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3 Adam West Adam West

My favorite Batman the only real one in my opinion has died he will be missed - Thecyanryan

He was a great Batman and a great Mayor West (Family Guy) - EpicJake

It was just so sudden, and the fact that nobody told us he had leukemia made it sadder.
He was 88 years old, though.
But I'll always remember him as the '60s Batman and the mayor in Family Guy.

4 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.

This Is a death from a real legend he created what is said to be the first rock song this will be number one soon - Thecyanryan

The single most influential rock star that has ever lived

Our founding father of Rock n Roll died...RIP...A greet human with a beautiful soul, May you rest in peace. - Ananya


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5 Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore was an American actress, primarily known for her roles in television sitcoms, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirty-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and, earlier, The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which more.
6 Tom Petty Tom Petty Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.

Still can't believe it. RIP, Man.

It was so shocking when he died. Tom Petty has always been one of my favorite artists. - Metarock

Rock In Peace, Tom.

Tom petty is love tom petty is life

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7 Gregg Allman Gregg Allman

Chuck Berry, Chris Cornell and then Gregg Allman. - zxm

Dang It, You Beat Me to It! - kcianciulli

8 Bill Paxton Bill Paxton

He was a great actor, too bad he died at 61 of surgery complications.

He was part of Titanic, Aliens and others.
Sad to see him die so soon.

9 Charlie Murphy Charlie Murphy

Saying goodbye to a comedy icon. YOU WILL BE MISSED. - anthonybecerra831

10 John Hurt John Hurt

R.I.P. Mr. Hurt. Thank you for being such an amazing actor.

This is already here, Who copied it?
Must've been an error.

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11 Roger Moore Roger Moore Sir Roger George Moore KBE (1927-2017) was an English actor. Moore played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films such as Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me and Live and Let Die, between 1973 and 1985. Moore worked as a model and made several appearances in minor films and television more.

Really, no words. - PositronWildhawk

It was so unexpected..And sad..RIP :'( - Ananya

R.I.P, a great actor. - zxm

12 Jonghyun Jonghyun

Even though haven't listened to your music, still, may you rest in peace Because many people from my country will dearly miss you. - Neonco31

He's now in the 27 club. - Aragorn98

I'm pretty sure Jimi Hendrix is in heaven welcoming him to the 27 club. I don't like K-pop, but RIP. - 445956

I am not a kpop fan, but my friend is. It was sad watching her react to this untimely death - wren6

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13 Don Rickles

My grandmother met Don when she was a teen, right before Toy Story. It's sad to see him gone. I wonder who will voice Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 4? - TeamRocket747

Dan Castallanetta did a great impression of this guy on The Simpsons. He could work as Mr. Potato Head. - 445956

Number 12?
(Yes, he was Mr. Potato Head in the first 3 Toy Story films.) - Drewman1211

14 Malcolm Young Malcolm Young

A sad death. While Chester (never forget) chose to die, this guy just died from dementia. Rock in Peace. - MissRWBY202

Rock in Peace legend - christangrant

This man is one of the reasons why AC/DC is so great. - AnimeSportsFan619

15 Maryam Mirzakhani
16 Yordano Ventura Yordano Ventura Yordano Ventura Hernández is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.

Ventura died in one of the most horrible ways possible. He sadly died in a car crash. Goodbye Ventura. You will be missed - EpicJake

17 Wayne Barrett
18 Jimmy Snuka Jimmy Snuka

Very popular wwe wrestler, loving and really nice in the ring. Amazing performer and a load of people around the world who like professional wrestling will missing him.

19 Prodigy

One of the greatest rappers.
Why do these plebs let this sink down to last place? - djpenquin999

20 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian.

Why is a pornstar above this comedy legend? - 445956

This guy raised BILLIONS to raise money for the MDA with his telethons.
Without him, not as many people would be aware of muscular dystrophy.
He was also an amazing actor, most known for his role in The Nutty Professor, and part of the duo that made up Martin and Lewis. - Drewman1211

21 August Ames August Ames

rip legend

22 Maggie Roche
23 Bobby Heenan Bobby Heenan
24 Lil Peep

Rising Soundcloud rapper who died of overdose. Honestly, one of the saddest deaths for me, the dude was only 21. - ProPanda

I never really listened to him. But he had such a bright future ahead of him, he passed away due to an overdose. RIP Lil Peep. - Catacorn

Saddest death of all time

25 June Foray

Just got back from watching Animat's tribute podcast to June Foray. To see someone as important to not only some of the most beloved characters in animation we all know and love that she has voiced, but someone important to the medium of animation in contributing to said medium being able to stand out in the eyes of Hollywood is tragic. While I will always remember her most as the voice of Granny from Looney Tunes, whom she has voiced throughout the entirety of her career in literal terms, now me and everyone else shall remember her as the first lady of voice acting and an important figure in animation for her legacy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

She was known for voicing many Looney Tunes characters. RIP - Cartoonfan202

She should be higher. - 445956

26 Charles Liteky
27 Hiromi Tsuru
28 Chuck Mosley
29 Steven McDonald
30 Roberta Peters
31 Glen Campbell Glen Campbell

Sweet dreams, cowboy, you'll be missed. - Britgirl

You will be missed you rhinestone cowboy - Thecyanryan

R.i.p Glenn, you were the Cowboy

32 Paul O' Neill

You will be missed - Thecyanryan

33 Eugene Cernan

Should be higher on this list, as high as the moon... - wren6

He was the last person to walk on the Moon, and he took that famous photo of Earth,.
The mission was Apollo 17.
He was a legendary hero, and like the other moon walkers, he will be remembered forever.
This should go on top.

34 Jonathan Demme

Director of "Silence of the Lambs".

35 J. Geils
36 Fats Domino Fats Domino Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. was a French Creole pianist and singer-songwriter. He released five gold records before 1955 and had 35 hit records in the U.S. Top 40. He died on October 25, 2017.

RIP Big Man - AnimeSportsFan619

37 Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth was a showbiz legend that had a career that expanded over 6 decades. Yet he is ranked behind some guy from Linkin Park?

38 Roy Halladay

RIP Phillies and Blue Jays Pitcher - AnimeSportsFan619

As a lifelong Phillies fan, I was heartbroken when I found out that Roy died. He only played for us for four years, but he is probably a Top 5 Phillies pitcher ever. Such a great man and a class act.

R.I.P. Roy Halladay - phillysports

39 Gordon Kaye

Rene Artois himself

40 Dick Gautier
41 Charles Marvin Green Jr (Angry Grandpa)

After I heard of his death, my stomach's acid turned into tears. - TeamRocket747

It took a long time to let his death fully soak in.

42 Rob Stewart

He was a documentary filmmaker, photographer and scuba diver. He was found dead in Florida and he will be missed.

I read that as rod stewart and got confused - Gruunge

43 Robert Godwin Sr.

No one deserves to go through what he did. No one. Steve Stephens deserves to rot in hell at the very least. - WonkeyDude98

44 Robert Miles

I was devastated to hear of the untimely death of a true pioneer in trance music. He inspired an entire generation of trance music ahead of him, and truly changed the shape of trance culture. Let his amazing music live on forever, as a constant reminder of what it started. - PositronWildhawk

One of the most influential musicians of my generation. For me he is in top 5. Rest In Peace Roberto!

45 Powers Boothe
46 Barbara Sinatra
47 Lord Snowdon
48 Geoff Nicholls

The black Sabbath keyboardist

49 Zbigniew Brzezinski
50 George A. Romero
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