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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 country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

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  1. ^ Colo, the first gorilla born in human care, passes away at age 60
  2. ^ Prominent Maori broadcaster Kingi Ihaka dies aged 74
  3. ^ Movie producer Donna Villa dies
  4. ^ Former Chief Justice MM Ruhul Amin dies
  5. ^ Remembering Gene Cernan
  6. ^ „Schildkröte“ ist tot (German)
  7. ^ WA energy pioneer, Peter Jones, dies, aged 83
  8. ^ Football: Former Singapore international Amin Nasir, 48, dies after battle with cancer
  9. ^ V 93 letech zemřel bývalý politický vězeň a skaut Jiří Navrátil (Czech)
  10. ^ Early Texas Rangers executive Dan O’Brien has died
  11. ^ C.V. Vishveshwara, A Pioneer In Black Hole Research, Dies At 78
  12. ^ Former West Brom player and coach Brian Whitehouse dies
  13. ^ Babette Cole obituary
  14. ^ Kraków: zmarł ks. prof. dr hab. Roman Darowski SJ (Polish)
  15. ^ Sad news: Leading Australian conductor has died, at 70
  16. ^ Умер почетный гражданин Иркутской области Александр Ежевский (Russian)
  17. ^ Le fondateur du Musée de l'Elysée Charles-Henri Favrod est décédé (French)
  18. ^ Key peace process figure Dermot Gallagher dies at 72
  19. ^ Fallece Luis Gámir, presidente del consejo consultivo de privatizaciones (Spanish)
  20. ^ Fallece el ceramista mexicano Gorky González (Spanish)
  21. ^ 江苏省委原书记韩培信在南京逝世,享年97岁 (Chinese)
  22. ^ “Jリーグ生みの親”木之本興三氏 死去 68歳 (Japanese)
  23. ^ South African Jazz legend Thandi Klaasen dies
  24. ^ Vicki Lansky, beloved author of more than 30 parenting books, has died
  25. ^ Norske regissören Håkon Liu är död (Swedish)
  26. ^ Influential religious leader Eddie Long passes away at age 63
  27. ^ Allama Nasir-al-Din Nasir Hunzai has passed away
  28. ^ Elhunyt Olofsson Placid atya (Hungarian)
  29. ^ Former Secretary of State David Poythress passes away
  30. ^ Controversial Wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Dead at 73
  31. ^ Nie żyje Jan Szczepański, mistrz olimpijski w boksie (Polish)
  32. ^ Ex-Yugoslav leader Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies
  33. ^ Singer-songwriter Greg Trooper dead at 61
  34. ^ Former Democratic Party chairman passes away
  35. ^ Afrikaans actress Marga van Rooy dies
  36. ^ Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala passes away, aged 91
  37. ^ Actor Barry Cassin has passed away, aged 92
  38. ^ Veteran Singaporean journalist Seah Chiang Nee dies
  39. ^ Royal Court Announces Death of Prince Mohammed bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  40. ^ Früherer DKP-Vorsitzender Herbert Mies gestorben (German)
  41. ^ Author of California histories and former State Librarian Kevin Starr dies at 76
  42. ^ ‘Podi Lamaya’ Deepal Silva passes away
  43. ^ Famous rapper Yama Buddha no more
  44. ^ “汉语拼音之父”周有光去世 享年112岁 (Chinese)
  45. ^ E' morto il cardinale Gilberto Agustoni (Italian)
  46. ^ Lord Snowdon dies aged 86
  47. ^ Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87
  48. ^ Glenn DiSanto, longtime New York horseman, dies at 62
  49. ^ Oon 'Project Pop' Meninggal Dunia (Indonesian)
  50. ^ Mark Fisher, influential music writer and theorist known as K-Punk, has died
  51. ^ Dick Gautier, Hymie the Robot on 'Get Smart,' Dies at 85
  52. ^ Murió Horacio Guarany (Spanish)
  53. ^ Richie Ingui of 'Expressway To Your Heart' Philly Sound group Soul Survivors has died
  54. ^ Gatherer and Fiddler: Alan Jabbour (1942–2017)
  55. ^ John Jacobs dies: European Tour founder and former Ryder Cup captain was 91
  56. ^ 'Magic' Alex Mardas, Sham Technological 'Guru' to the Beatles, Dies at 74
  57. ^ Former Ravens president David Modell dies from cancer
  58. ^ Conductor Anton Nanut dies
  59. ^ Publizist und Zeitzeuge Ari Rath gestorben (German)
  60. ^ Infamous Philly Mob Boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo Dies At Age 87
  61. ^ Umstrittener Publizist Udo Ulfkotte ist tot (German)
  62. ^ Addio all'antropologo e scrittore Giulio Angioni (Italian)
  63. ^ Singer Meir Banai dies at 55
  64. ^ Addio anche a Eduardo Blasco Ferrer (Italian)
  65. ^ Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty dies aged 89
  66. ^ BJP leader dies
  67. ^ Former Publishers Association president Robin Hyman dies
  68. ^ Futbolçu Faiq Cabbarov dünyasını dəyişdi (Azerbaijani)
  69. ^ Martin Katz, psychologist who studied effects of antidepressants, dies at 89
  70. ^ Political expert Professor Anthony King dies aged 82
  71. ^ Louisville news legend Milton Metz dies at 95
  72. ^ Mother of Egyptians’ actress dies
  73. ^ Ушел из жизни экс-руководитель Ставрополья Всеволод Мураховский (Russian)
  74. ^ Vale Jill Roe A.0. (1940-2017)
  75. ^ Frank Spellman
  76. ^ Bronski Beat keyboardist Larry Steinbachek dies at 56
  77. ^ Martha Swope, 88, Who Etched Dance and Theater History in Photographs, Dies
  78. ^ Graham Taylor: Ex-England, Watford & Aston Villa manager dies aged 72
  79. ^ Friend: Allsup, guitarist who toured with Holly, used life after coin flip ‘for good’
  80. ^ L'ancien ministre de la justice et président de la Cour des comptes Pierre Arpaillange est mort (French)
  81. ^ Latin American electronics pioneer has died
  82. ^ Beatles poster artist Tony Booth dies aged 83
  83. ^ Prominent philanthropist and arts patron James Fairfax dies
  84. ^ Levi Felix, a Proponent of Disconnecting From Technology, Dies at 32
  85. ^ Farewell to IJFL
  86. ^ Three-time Grand National winning jockey Brian Fletcher dies at the age of 69
  87. ^ Celebrated dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral Victor Griffin dies
  88. ^ Poet Conrad Hilberry, former Kalamazoo College prof, dies in Kalamazoo
  89. ^ Mort de Claude Lebey, fondateur du guide gastronomique éponyme (French)
  90. ^ Victor Lownes: Playboy executive dies aged 88
  91. ^ Former Neskonlith Chief Arthur Manuel dies
  92. ^ Minnesota nun and former ND teacher who wrote to murderers dies at age 106
  93. ^ Ушел из жизни замечательный учёный, профессор Непримеров Николай Николаевич (Russian)
  94. ^ Décès de Mgr Robert Sarrabère (French)
  95. ^ Sarawak Chief Minister dies of heart attack
  96. ^ Governor Sindh Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passes away
  97. ^ Seattle Artist Akio Takamori Has Died
  98. ^ Former Anderlecht, New York Cosmos striker Francois Van der Elst dies at 62
  99. ^ Leading devolution campaigner Canon Kenyon Wright dies
  100. ^ Horst Astroth (German)
  101. ^ Oddvar Barlie (Norwegian)
  102. ^ Ronald Carlile Buxton
  103. ^ Fernand Decanali est décédé (French)
  104. ^ Vale Leonard French, artist in glass who shunned spotlight, dies
  105. ^ Tributes paid to Willie Goodhart
  106. ^ Strip Headliner Buddy Greco Dies At 90
  107. ^ Roman Herzog dead: German President who led way in remembering Holocaust dies aged 82
  108. ^ Clare Hollingworth dies aged 105: Telegraph correspondent who broke the news of World War II passes away in Hong Kong
  109. ^ Kiper Arema Achmad Kurniawan Tutup Usia (Indonesian)
  110. ^ Former Edmonton city councillor and CBC broadcaster, Larry Langley, dies
  111. ^ Lord Lyell
  112. ^ NYPD Detective Steven McDonald dies days after heart attack
  113. ^ Zmarł Ryszard Parulski (Polish)
  114. ^ Vo Quy, Father of Environmental Conservation in Vietnam, Dies at 87
  115. ^ Morto Manlio Rocchetti, truccatore premio Oscar (Italian)
  116. ^ Tony Rosato, veteran of SCTV and Saturday Night Live, dead at 62
  117. ^ Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s first Nobel laureate, passes away at 91
  118. ^ Local Stanley Cup Champion passes away
  119. ^ Profesor Zygmunt Bauman nie żyje. Miał 92 lata (Polish)
  120. ^ Parker Beam, master distiller of Kentucky bourbon, dies at 75
  121. ^ Rodney H. Brady, former head of Deseret Management Corp., Weber State, dies at 83
  122. ^ Murió Roberto Cabañas (Spanish)
  123. ^ Michael Chamberlain dies from complications of leukaemia
  124. ^ DJ Crazy Toones Dies at 45; Snoop Dogg, Kam, DJ Premier and Others React
  125. ^ Trailblazing Hollywood stuntwoman Paula Dell dies at 90
  126. ^ Ulf Dinkelspiel död (Swedish)
  127. ^ Retired San Antonio Archbishop Patrick Flores dies
  128. ^ Pop-art kunstenaar Daan van Golden overleden (Dutch)
  129. ^ Sister Mary Emily
  130. ^ Paralympic Movement mourns the passing of Bob McCullough OAM
  131. ^ Travis Peterson, Video Director for Ariel Pink, Glass Candy, and More, Found Dead
  132. ^ Clubs pay tribute to former rugby league player
  133. ^ Old Testament scholar, theologian dies at 70
  134. ^ Teresa Ann Savoy, morta la musa di Tinto Brass (Italian)
  135. ^ علی شریعتمداری درگذشت (Persian)
  136. ^ Warren Allen Smith, author of 'Who's Who in Hell,' is dead
  137. ^ Claude Steiner Ph.D.
  138. ^ PM pays tribute to former Liberal senator
  139. ^ Archbishop Brown Turei dies at 92
  140. ^ 'Southern Rocker' Rex King dies
  141. ^ Former public servant and economist TK Whitaker dies aged 100
  142. ^ Buddy Bregman, Famed Arranger, Composer and Producer, Dies at 86
  143. ^ Former MLB pitcher, pitching coach Jackie Brown dies
  144. ^ Utah artist James C. Christensen dies at age 74
  145. ^ Kenya: Bishop Emeritus of Ngong is Dead
  146. ^ The IJN mourns the loss of Miriam H. Goldberg
  147. ^ Former Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Chairperson passes away
  148. ^ Muere Francisco López Hernández, escultor del grupo de los realistas de Madrid (Spanish)
  149. ^ Roy Innis, conservative civil rights crusader who embraced gun rights, dies at 82
  150. ^ Nelson business pioneer Elspeth Kennedy leaves legacy
  151. ^ Ex- Niger governor Kure dies in Germany
  152. ^ Seychelles Founding President passed away
  153. ^ Jazztrompeter Rod Mason ist gestorben (German)
  154. ^ Преминула Јованка Николић Зивлак (Serbian)
  155. ^ Zacharie Noah s'est éteint (French)
  156. ^ Death of a Matriach: Ruth Perry, Former Liberian Leader Dies at 77
  157. ^ Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' Brought Down By California Storm
  158. ^ Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82
  159. ^ Veteran journalist Easwar Sagar passes away at 95
  160. ^ Famous Greek Television Presenter Kelly Sakakou Passes Away
  161. ^ Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt dies aged 75
  162. ^ Shortis
  163. ^ Tributes paid to former Newham MP Nigel Spearing
  164. ^ Award-Winning Producer Jerry Arrow Passes Away Age 78
  165. ^ Steel & Tube founder Nick Calavrias killed in crash in Taupo
  166. ^ Décès du réalisateur guinéen Cheick Fantamady Camara (French)
  167. ^ Billy Champion dies at age 69
  168. ^ First Female Prime Minister Of The Netherlands Antilles Has Died
  169. ^ John Deely: The Loss of a Dear Friend
  170. ^ An Obituary to an Outstanding Sanskrit Scholar: Ramanuja Devanathan
  171. ^ Gazeteci Refik Erduran, Edirne'de vefat etti (Turkish)
  172. ^ Cuban Interior Minister Fernandez Godin Dies
  173. ^ Columnist Nat Hentoff dies at 91
  174. ^ Beloved Hawaiian musician Eddie Kamae dies
  175. ^ Zmarł Jerzy Kossela, współzałożyciel Czerwonych Gitar (Polish)
  176. ^ E' morto a 91 anni Lelio Lagorio. Fu il primo presidente della Toscana e poi ministro della difesa (Italian)
  177. ^ Film historian and author Betty Lasky dies at 94
  178. ^ Mildred Louise "Meach" Meacham (1924 - 2017)
  179. ^ Valé Mike Ovey
  180. ^ Einfrid Perstølen (Norwegian Nynorsk)
  181. ^ NM state Rep. Murray Ryan dies at age 94
  182. ^ Rev. Michael Scanlan, former Franciscan University of Steubenville president, dies at 85
  183. ^ Sir Bruce Slane dies, aged 85
  184. ^ Mário Soares, former prime minister of Portugal, dies aged 92
  185. ^ Laurie Topp
  186. ^ Zmarł historyk prof. Lech Trzeciakowski (Polish)
  187. ^ Laurel Woodcock 1960- 2017
  188. ^ כדורגלן העבר ירון בן דב הלך לעולמו בגיל 46 (Hebrew)
  189. ^ Former Bengal minister Saral Deb passes away
  190. ^ Johnny Dick
  191. ^ Local Civil Rights Icon Audrey Grevious Dies
  192. ^ John Hubbard
  193. ^ 加茂公成氏死去、84歳 全米選手権ダブルス覇者 (Japanese)
  194. ^ Falleció el expresidente interino de Venezuela, Octavio Lepage (Spanish)
  195. ^ Last heir to former Ottoman Empire, Prince Bayezid Osman dies at age 92
  196. ^ Itt a hivatalos megerősítés, hogy "az a Pharaon" halt meg (Hungarian)
  197. ^ Murió el escritor Ricardo Piglia (Spanish)
  198. ^ R.I.P. Sylvester Potts of The Contours
  199. ^ Om Puri, veteran film actor, dies at 66
  200. ^ Robert Frank Sadowski
  201. ^ SeaWorld orca Tilikum who killed trainer dies
  202. ^ Gold Coast fans mourning the death of former Chargers forward Gavin Whittaker
  203. ^ Francine York, Alluring Actress of the 1960s, Dies at 80
  204. ^ David Crichton Alexander
  205. ^ United Legend Graham Atkinson Dies
  206. ^ Ушел из жизни бывший ректор НГУ Спартак Беляев (Russian)
  207. ^ Morto Leonardo Benevolo, l'urbanista che ridisegnò le periferie (Italian)
  208. ^ Décès de Geori Boué : l’une des plus grandes sopranos françaises nous quitte à l’âge de 98 ans (French)
  209. ^ Former Belgian central bank governor Luc Coene dies
  210. ^ È morto Tullio De Mauro, il più grande linguista italiano. Cultura in lutto (Italian)
  211. ^ Author Paul Goble dies at 83
  212. ^ Perth Heat baseball legend Greg Jelks dies, aged 55
  213. ^ Former Manipur Minister passes away
  214. ^ SPD trauert um Rolf Linkohr (German)
  215. ^ 'Hee Haw' co-creator and producer Sam Lovullo passes away
  216. ^ Irish Olympic track runner Frank Murphy dies aged 69
  217. ^ Lynn Phillips Obituary
  218. ^ Bishop Alfonso Humberto Robles Cota
  219. ^ Stanley Russ, longtime senator from Conway, dies
  220. ^ Murió Jorge Sanguinetti (Spanish)
  221. ^ Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward dies
  222. ^ E’ morto Marzio Strassoldo, già presidente della Provincia e rettore dell’Università di Udine (Italian)
  223. ^ Renowned popular artist Rafiq Subaie ( Abu Sayah) passes away at age of 86
  224. ^ Harry Taylor, 1935 - 2017
  225. ^ Justice C. G. Weeramantry passes away
  226. ^ Peter Weston (1944-2016)
  227. ^ Former State Sen. and Lexington Mayor John Wightman Passes
  228. ^ Former Finance Min. passes away
  229. ^ Computerpionier Heinz Billing ist tot (German)
  230. ^ William J. Cason
  231. ^ Tributes paid to former MP and ‘man of the people’ John Cummings after death aged 73
  232. ^ Norges eldste person er død, 112 år gammel (Norwegian)
  233. ^ UB Football legend Willie Evans passes away
  234. ^ Cadillac Tramps and Manic Hispanic frontman Mike 'Gabby' Gaborno dies at 51
  235. ^ Sitar maestro Ustad Abdul Halim dead
  236. ^ Renowned qawwal Ustad Fateh Ali Khan passes away
  237. ^ Sandra Landy: 1938 - 2017
  238. ^ Bulgaria’s football referee and executive Stefan Ormandjiev dies at 63
  239. ^ Jordi Pagans Monsalvatje (Spanish)
  240. ^ È morto Ezio Pascutti, eroe dell'ultimo scudetto: lutto cittadino a Bologna (Italian)
  241. ^ Local Negro League star Art 'Superman' Pennington dies at 93
  242. ^ Roanoke radio DJ legend Bart Prater dies at 69
  243. ^ Georges Prêtre, le plus viennois des chefs d’orchestre, est mort (French)
  244. ^ Bruins legend Milt Schmidt dies at 98
  245. ^ Tanzania: First Female to Contest Presidency Senkoro Dies
  246. ^ Top rebel commander killed in clashes in Upper Nile
  247. ^ Umro član SANU Vlastimir Trajković (Serbian)
  248. ^ Illegitimate Bishop Tu Shihua, ordained in 1959, has died aged 98
  249. ^ Sir Douglas Wass obituary
  250. ^ Paul Went: 1949-2017
  251. ^ Wayne Westner dies in hostage drama
  252. ^ Vida Alves, atriz do 1º beijo e do 1º beijo gay da TV brasileira, morre aos 88 anos (Portuguese)
  253. ^ È morto Enzo Benedetti, storico capitano del Palermo (Italian)
  254. ^ Lt Gen Martin L. Brandtner Ret. Usmc
  255. ^ Umro Ivo Brešan: Legendarni hrvatski književnik, scenarist i pedagog preminuo u 81. godini (Croatian)
  256. ^ Michael Murray Buchanan Obituary
  257. ^ Konstnären Ciro Bustos död – var Che Guevaras soldat (Swedish)
  258. ^ Award-winning radio broadcaster (40) dies after 'hard fought battle with cancer'
  259. ^ Charles J. Colgan, longest-serving member of the Virginia Senate, dies at 90
  260. ^ Former VU economics professor dies at 98
  261. ^ University of Montana former President George Dennison dies
  262. ^ Fallece diputada Cecilia González Gómez (Spanish)
  263. ^ Marti Huizenga, wife of entrepreneur H. Wayne Huizenga, remembered for fun, spirit, philanthropy
  264. ^ ザ・ガードマンなど 名脇役の神山繁さん死去 (Japanese)
  265. ^ Jewish Bletchley Park code-breaker dies aged 97
  266. ^ Peter Pollen, former Mayor of Victoria, has died
  267. ^ Karnataka's cooperation minister Mahadeva Prasad dies following heart attack
  268. ^ Rosemary Stevenson Obituary
  269. ^ Alan Surgal Dies: ‘Mickey One’ Screenwriter Was 100
  270. ^ Ушел из жизни Игорь Петрович Волк (Russian)
  271. ^ Remembering Auriel Andrew: A woman as powerful as her voice
  272. ^ Vanves : citoyen d’honneur de la ville, le journaliste René Ballet est mort (French)
  273. ^ Muere John Berger, escritor, pintor y crítico de arte británico (Spanish)
  274. ^ Albert Brewer, Alabama's 47th governor, dies at age 88
  275. ^ Mort de François Chérèque, ancien secrétaire général de la CFDT (French)
  276. ^ Hong Kong soprano and Allegro Singers founder Barbara Fei Ming-yi dies at 85
  277. ^ Former Family Court judge Richard Gee dies after being found in backyard pool
  278. ^ Former Star religion editor and columnist Tom Harpur dead at 87
  279. ^ Travis W. Hirschi
  280. ^ Former Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz Passes Away After Long Battle with Cancer
  281. ^ Falleció Gregorio Paunero (Spanish)
  282. ^ Wichita baseball legend Daryl Spencer dies
  283. ^ Meghalt Tatár István futó (Hungarian)
  284. ^ Ушел из жизни чемпион Европы по футболу Виктор Царев (Russian)
  285. ^ Décès de l'ancien champion Olympique de ski Jean Vuarnet (French)
  286. ^ The economist who battled against inequality has died
  287. ^ Rita Bertolini gestorben (German)
  288. ^ Archbishop of Jerusalem in Exile Hilarion Capucci passes away
  289. ^ Caltech Mourns the Passing of Jewel Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017
  290. ^ Voormalig veldritkampioen René De Clercq, de vader van Mario, is overleden (Dutch)
  291. ^ Former MP, minister Yvon Dupuis dies at the age of 90
  292. ^ Remembering Peter Farmer (1941–2017)
  293. ^ Typographer Karl Gerstner dies
  294. ^ Opera community mourns loss of Canadian vocal coach Stuart Hamilton
  295. ^ Ulf Larsson är död – blev 81 år gammal (Swedish)
  296. ^ Ex-Manila mayor, PSC chair Mel Lopez; 81
  297. ^ TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall, 77, remembered as pioneer of Canadian film
  298. ^ Murió el actor Luis Mazzeo (Spanish)
  299. ^ Скончался видный советский и российский военачальник маршал артиллерии Михалкин Владимир Михайлович (Russian)
  300. ^ George Miller 1966-1976
  301. ^ Falleció Memo Morales durante un concierto de fin de año (Spanish)
  302. ^ Luto en el Racing de Santander por la muerte de Manuel Fernández Mora «Moruca» (Spanish)
  303. ^ Former Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman passes away
  304. ^ Burundi minister shot dead in Bujumbura
  305. ^ Derek Parfit (1942-2017)
  306. ^ Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremy Reilly
  307. ^ Istanbul nightclub attack: Two Indians killed, including CEO of Rizvi Builders Abis Rizvi
  308. ^ Adiós al Maestro Internacional Samuel Schweber (Spanish)
  309. ^ Jeremy Stone, arms-control advocate who led activist science group, dies at 81
  310. ^ Lahkus olümpiamedalist ja seitsmekordne Eesti meister (Estonian)
  311. ^ Eski Bisiklet Federasyonu Başkanı Tunçalp, Vefat Etti (Turkish)
  312. ^ Zmarł Bogdan Tuszyński (Polish)
  313. ^ Sylvester Uphus
  314. ^ Broadcaster Brian Widlake dies aged 85
  315. ^ Creator of 'Lao Fu Zi' comic Alfonso Wong dies

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