Mary Tyler Moore, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lewis, Tom Petty Among Celebrities Who Died in 2017

Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, comedians Jerry Lewis and Don Rickles, actress Mary Tyler Moore, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson were among newsmakers who died in 2017. Here are some of the year's notable deaths:JanuaryMichael Chamberlain, 72. He waged a decades-long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice. Jan. 9.Steven McDonald, 59. A New York police detective who was paralyzed by a teenage gunman's bullet in 1986 but publicly forgave the shooter and became an international voice for peace. Jan. 10.William Peter Blatty, 89. Writer and filmmaker conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie The Exorcist. Jan. 12.J. Liener Temerlin, 88. Ad man who helped transform the Dallas arts landscape by raising money to build the Meyerson Symphony Center and founding the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Jan. 12. Obituary.Gene Cernan, 82. A former astronaut who was the last person to walk on the moon. Jan. 16.Robert Folsom, 89. Former Dallas mayor who helped bring the NBA and NHL to the city, pushed Reunion Arena to completion and oversaw construction of a new Dallas Museum of Art. Jan. 24. Obituary.Butch Trucks, 69. A drummer who was one of the founding members of the Southern rock legend The Allman Brothers Band. Jan. 24.Mary Tyler Moore, 80. Star of TV's beloved The Mary Tyler Moore Show whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen. Jan. 25.  Continue reading...

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