Saddest Deaths of 2017

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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".

The legend of music. No matter where you are Chester, we were and are still always with you.#RIP

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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

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

So tragic. He died way too young.

Although Layne Stlayes death was the saddest of the big 4, its sad how he lived so long with depression - Lucretia

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3 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

I'm cryin' manly tears right now for such a great loss. This man was, is, will always be a legend that'll transcend spacetime as future generations remember him as the man who pretty much invented Rock n Roll..

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4 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.

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 ...read 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.

Can't believe he died - Lucretia

Rock In Peace, Tom.

Really sad. He died today October 3 and he all ready on the list. R.I.P.

7 Gregg Allman Gregg Allman

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

Dang It, You Beat Me to It! - kcianciulli

8 Charlie Murphy Charlie Murphy

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

9 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.
R.I.P.

10 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 ...read more.

Really, no words. - PositronWildhawk

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

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

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11 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.

12 Malcolm Young Malcolm Young

Rock in Peace legend - christangrant

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

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?
YOU UNCULTURED SWINES,!
(Yes, he was Mr. Potato Head in the first 3 Toy Story films.) - Drewman1211

14 Maryam Mirzakhani
15 Wayne Barrett
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 Maggie Roche
18 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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20 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian.

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

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1. Mary Tyler Moore
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1. Chris Cornell
2. Chester Bennington
3. Chuck Berry
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1. Chuck Berry
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