7, 2017, when his small plane crashed off the west coast of Florida. Halladay pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies over a 15-year career."Veronica Mars" actor Brad Bufanda committed suicide on Nov.18, 2017, Deadline reports, citing the New York Times. Low, known best for his role of Morris "Morrie" Kessler in the 1990 film "Goodfellas," was a longtime pal of actor Robert De Niro.He also starred in the 1982 movie "The King of Comedy" and 1996's "Sleepers." Singer Tom Petty died on Monday, Oct.Michael Bond CBE will be missed by many." Gabe Pressman, a senior political correspondent with WNBC, died June 23, 2017, according to the network. The Bronx native was known as the "dean" of New York TV journalists with a career that spanned more than six decades.Pressman is seen here, moderating a 2002 gubernatorial debate between Carl Mc Call, left, and Tom Golisano, right."Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of 'True Blood.' Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO." Known to fans as Lafayette Reynolds on the vampire series, Ellis also appeared in "The Help," "Elementary," "Get on Up," "Little Boxes" and "The Butler." Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee, died on July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles after reportedly suffering a stroke earlier in the week. The former British hat model was married to Lee for 69 years.
We remember them for their comedy routines — Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis — their shows — "Cheers" actor Jay Thomas, "Nashville" star Powers Boothe — the characters they portrayed — the dad in "Home Alone" (John Heard), James Bond (Roger Moore), Batman (Adam West) — the films they helmed ("Rocky" director John Avildsen) — the music that will remain in rotation — Walter Becker, Glen Campbell — and the sports they dominated – Giant Y. Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who twice won the league's Cy Young Award and threw one of only two no-hitters in postseason history, died on Tuesday, Nov.
A comedian who decried racism after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, Gregory died on Saturday, Aug. Country singer Glen Campbell died in Nashville on Aug. Campbell, who was known for hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
Actor John Heard, whose lengthy career spanned film and television, has died, aged 72, in Palo Alto, California.
Prodigy, of New York hip-hop group Mobb Deep, died at age 42, his publicist confirmed on June 20, 2017. Gurney died June 14, 2017 at his home in Manhattan. Gurney was known for his captivating -- and mostly Off-Broadway -- plays such as "Love Letters," "The Dining Room" and "The Cocktail Hour." Adam West, star of the 1960s "Batman" television series, has died. A representative for the actor told Variety he died after battling leukemia. We know you'll miss him too - West Family" Southern rock pioneer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017, according to The New York Times. Gregg played as the band's lead singer and keyboardist and has been credited for creating the Southern rock of the 1970s, combining genres like jazz, blues, country and rock, the Times writes.
Prodigy was hospitalized "a few days ago in Vegas" after a performance due to "complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis," according to the statement. Nas was among the first to react to the news on Instagram, writing "QB RIP King P. Avildsen, who led a sweep of the 1977 Academy Awards (including nabbing a best director statue) with "Rocky," died on June 16, 2017. His family issued the following statement on Twitter: "Our beloved AW passed away last night. Actor Roger Moore, best known for his role of Bond, James Bond, died on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, his family said on his Twitter account. Moore played the leading role in the Bond movies for 12 years.