30 Stars we said goodbye to in 2017

11.) Erin Moran


The Happy Days star was found dead at her Harrison County, Indiana, home on April 22. She was 56. Her cause of death was listed as complications from stage IV cancer. Moran shot to stardom for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the ‘70s sitcom and later starred in a short-lived spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi.

12.)Ugo Ehiogu


Tottenham Hotspur Under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu passed away on April 21.The former England and Aston Villa defender was rushed to hospital after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre. The 44-year-old received medical treatment on site before being transferred to hospital by ambulance. But doctors were unable to save him.

13.) Malcolm Young


The AC/DC guitarist and cofounder died on November 18 at the age of 64 after a three-year battle with dementia. “As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special,” his brother and bandmate Angus Young wrote in tribute. “He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.”

14.) Robert Miles


Trance DJ and producer Robert Miles passed away on May 9 aged 47. The Swiss-born star, who was most famous for his ’90s smash-hit Children, died from an unreported illness.

15.) Keith Chegwin


Keith Chegwin died on December 11 aged 60 following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition. Famous for presenting classic TV programmes like Cheggers Plays Pop and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, the presenter was a mainstay on British television for many years.




16.) Gord Downie

Gord Downie, lead singer of Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, passed away on October 17, aged 53. While not well known in the UK, The Tragically Hip have won multiple awards in Canada and nine of their albums reached No. 1 in the Canadian charts.

17.) Frank Vincent


Sopranos star Frank Vincent died on September 13 at the age of 78. The actor, who also starred in Goodfellas, passed away at a New Jersey hospital while undergoing surgery following a heart attack.

18.) Stevie Ryan


The YouTube star died on July 1 at the age of 33. Her death was ruled a suicide by hanging, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Ryan also starred on her own VH1 sketch comedy series, Stevie TV, where she impersonated celebrities including Justin Bieber, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.

19.) Michael Mantenuto


Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto, best known for his role as Jack O’Callahan in the 2004 film Miracle, died on April 24, aged 35.

20.) Charlie Murphy


Eddie Murphy’s older brother Charlie died on April 12 at the age of 57. Charlie was an actor, comedian, and writer, best remembered for the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle’s Show. He had been battling blood cancer when he died in New York.

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