Deaths in 2017
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- Cuba Gooding Sr., 72, American soul singer (The Main Ingredient).
- Toshio Matsumoto, 85, Japanese film director (Funeral Parade of Roses), intestinal obstruction.
- J. Geils, 71, American guitarist (The J. Geils Band).
- Michael Ballhaus, 81, German cinematographer (Goodfellas, Bram Stoker's Dracula).
- Radley Metzger, 88, American filmmaker.
- Alessandro Alessandroni, 92, Italian composer and musician.
- Chuck Berry, 90, American rock and roll musician ("Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven").
- Joni Sledge, 60, American singer (Sister Sledge).
- Larry Coryell, 73, American jazz guitarist, heart failure.
- Leon Ware, 77, American musician, record producer, and songwriter ("Why I Came To California").
- Ren Hang, 29, Chinese photographer, suicide.
- Seijun Suzuki, 93, Japanese director and screenwriter.
- Clyde Stubblefield, 73, American drummer (James Brown), kidney failure.
- Raymond Smullyan, 97, American mathematician and philosopher.
- Alan Aldridge, 73, British graphic designer (The Who, Elton John).
- Jannis Kounellis, 80, Greek-Italian artist.
- Dick Bruna, 89, Dutch author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer, best known for his creation Miffy.
- Al Jarreau, 76, American jazz and R&B singer.
- Tzvetan Todorov, 77, Bulgarian-French philosopher.
- David Axelrod, 83, American musician.
- Noel Simms, 82, Jamaican reggae musician, lung cancer.
- Emmanuelle Riva, 89, French actress (Amour, Thérèse Desqueyroux, Hiroshima mon amour), cancer.
- Sir John Hurt, 77, British actor (Midnight Express, Alien, The Elephant Man).
- Harry Mathews, 86, American author.
- Mark Fisher, 48, British writer, cultural theorist and music journalist (The Wire, Fact), suicide.
- J. S. G. Boggs, 62, American artist.
- Jaki Liebezeit, 78, German drummer (Can).
- Pete Overend Watts, 69, English bass guitarist (Mott the Hoople), throat cancer.
- William Onyeabor, 70, Nigerian singer-songwriter.
- Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, 86, English photographer, filmmaker and former husband of Princess Margaret.
- William Peter Blatty, 89, American novelist (The Exorcist).
- Zygmunt Bauman, 91, Polish-British sociologist.
- John Berger, 90, English art critic and painter.
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