Notable Deaths 2017

Aaron Hernandez

November 6, 1989 – April 19, 2017

The former New England Patriots football star played for three years before he was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Hernandez was also charged, tried and acquitted of double homicide in 2017 and was found dead inside his cell from suicide a few days later.

Cuba Gooding Sr.

April 27, 1944 – April 20, 2017

Gooding was an American singer and actor. He was the most successful lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient, replacing former lead singer Donald McPherson who died unexpectedly of leukemia in 1971. According to Billboard, as the lead vocalist he scored five top 10 hits most notably, "Everybody Plays the Fool."

He was also the father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

Erin Moran

October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017

Moran was an actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the television sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.

Christopher "Big Black" Boykin

January 13, 1972 – May 9, 2017

Boykin was star of MTV's "Rob & Big," in which he co-starred with professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek from 2006 to 2008.

Powers Boothe

June 1, 1948 – May 14, 2017 

Booth was an actor who played villain in "Deadwood" and "Sin City." Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone, Vice-President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.

Chris Cornell

July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017


Cornell was grunge icon and rock singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave and considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range,and his powerful vocal belting technique.


Around the Web


0 Comments Write your comment

    1. Loading...