Tom Petty: Singer-songwriter (Oct. 20, 1950–Oct. 2, 2017)

Tom Petty: Singer-songwriter (Oct. 20, 1950–Oct. 2, 2017)

“You and I will meet again, when we’re least expecting it. One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, for you and I will meet again.” —Tom Petty

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Chester Bennington: Songwriter and singer of Linkin Park (March 20, 1976–July 20, 2017)

Chester Bennington: Songwriter and singer of Linkin Park (March 20, 1976–July 20, 2017)

“When life leaves us blind, love keeps us kind.” —Chester Bennington

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Mary Tyler Moore: Actress (Dec. 29, 1936–Jan. 25, 2017)

Mary Tyler Moore: Actress (Dec. 29, 1936–Jan. 25, 2017)

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” —Mary Tyler Moore

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Sam Shepard: Actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director (Nov. 5, 1943–July 27, 2017)

Sam Shepard: Actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director (Nov. 5, 1943–July 27, 2017)

“When you hit a wall, just kick it in.” —Sam Shepard

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Jerry Lewis: Comedian and film star (March 16, 1926–Aug. 20, 2017)

Jerry Lewis: Comedian and film star (March 16, 1926–Aug. 20, 2017)

“I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.” —Jerry Lewis

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Della Reese: Gospel singer, actress, and ordained minister (July 6, 1931–Nov. 19, 2017)

Della Reese: Gospel singer, actress, and ordained minister (July 6, 1931–Nov. 19, 2017)

“When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.” —Della Reese

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Chuck Berry: Musician (Oct. 18, 1926–March 18, 2017)

Chuck Berry: Musician (Oct. 18, 1926–March 18, 2017)

“It’s amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.” —Chuck Berry

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Chris Cornell: Musician and frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave (July 20, 1964–May 18, 2017)

Chris Cornell: Musician and frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave (July 20, 1964–May 18, 2017)

“At the end of the day it’s the fans who make you who you are.” —Chris Cornell

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Fats Domino: Musician (Feb. 26, 1928–Oct. 24, 2017)

Fats Domino: Musician (Feb. 26, 1928–Oct. 24, 2017)

“Well, I wouldn’t want to say that I started [rock ‘n’ roll], but I don’t remember anyone else before me playing that kind of stuff.” —Fats Domino

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David Cassidy: Actor, singer, and songwriter (April 12, 1950—Nov. 21, 2017)

David Cassidy: Actor, singer, and songwriter (April 12, 1950—Nov. 21, 2017)

“It’s not about the fame and the money because if you do good work all that stuff comes” — David Cassidy

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June Foray: Voice actress best known for Rocky the Flying Squirrel (Sept. 18, 1917–July 26, 2017)

June Foray: Voice actress best known for Rocky the Flying Squirrel (Sept. 18, 1917–July 26, 2017)

“When they came to you for your line, you had to be ready and you had to get it in one take.” —June Foray

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Adam West: Actor (Sept. 19, 1928–June 9, 2017)

Adam West: Actor (Sept. 19, 1928–June 9, 2017)

“Of what use is a dream if not a blueprint for courageous action.” —Adam West

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Malcolm Young: Guitarist and cofounder of AC/DC (Jan. 6, 1953–Nov. 18, 2017)

Malcolm Young: Guitarist and cofounder of AC/DC (Jan. 6, 1953–Nov. 18, 2017)

“People can go out and hear REM if they want deep lyrics; but at the end of the night, they want to go home and get fucked! That’s where AC/DC comes into it.” —Malcolm Young

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Hugh Hefner: Founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy (April 9, 1926–Sept. 27, 2017)

Hugh Hefner: Founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy (April 9, 1926–Sept. 27, 2017)

“Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” —Hugh Hefner

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John Heard: Actor (March 7, 1946–July 21, 2017)

John Heard: Actor (March 7, 1946–July 21, 2017)

“Television is fast and loose. You have two or three takes to get your part right, and if you have a problem, well by the time you figure it out, everyone’s moved on to the next scene. It’s good training, keeps you on your toes.” —John Heard

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Stevie Ryan: YouTube personality and actress (June 2, 1984–July 1, 2017)

Stevie Ryan: YouTube personality and actress (June 2, 1984–July 1, 2017)

“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone. Thank you for letting me live my dreams and for being a part of them and for making all of this possible.” —Stevie Ryan

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Nelsan Ellis: Actor and playwright (Nov. 30, 1977–July 8, 2017)

Nelsan Ellis: Actor and playwright (Nov. 30, 1977–July 8, 2017)

“Being different gives the world color.” —Nelsan Ellis

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Charlie Murphy: Actor and comedian (July 12, 1959–April 12, 2017)

Charlie Murphy: Actor and comedian (July 12, 1959–April 12, 2017)

“One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.” —Charlie Murphy

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Peter Sallis: Actor who voiced Wallace (Feb. 1, 1921–June 2, 2017)

Peter Sallis: Actor who voiced Wallace (Feb. 1, 1921–June 2, 2017)

“I’ve been lucky enough to keep going and I realize now, though it’s taken me nearly 100 years, that my voice is distinctive. I’m very lucky indeed.” —Peter Sallis

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Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin: Television personality (Jan. 13, 1972–May 9, 2017)

Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin: Television personality (Jan. 13, 1972–May 9, 2017)

“Do work, son!” —Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin

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Robert Hardy: Actor (Oct. 29, 1925–Aug. 3, 2017)

Robert Hardy: Actor (Oct. 29, 1925–Aug. 3, 2017)

“Playing villains is half the fun, and you may not be an absolute villain yourself, but finding something in the villain, the horrid creature, that you enjoy.” —Robert Hardy

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Liz Smith: Columnist (Feb. 2, 1923–Nov. 12, 2017)

Liz Smith: Columnist (Feb. 2, 1923–Nov. 12, 2017)

“The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.” —Liz Smith

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Michael Bond: Author (Jan. 13 1926–June 27, 2017)

Michael Bond: Author (Jan. 13 1926–June 27, 2017)

“I’ll never be like other people, but that’s alright, because I’m a bear.” —Michael Bond

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George A. Romero: Filmmaker (Feb. 4, 1940–July 16, 2017)

George A. Romero: Filmmaker (Feb. 4, 1940–July 16, 2017)

“My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly. I’m pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies. I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.” —George A. Romero

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Harry Dean Stanton: Actor and musician (July 14, 1926–Sept. 15, 2017)

Harry Dean Stanton: Actor and musician (July 14, 1926–Sept. 15, 2017)

“You want people to feel something when you tell a story, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad.” —Harry Dean Stanton

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Bill Paxton: Actor (May 17, 1955–Feb. 25, 2017)

Bill Paxton: Actor (May 17, 1955–Feb. 25, 2017)

“I’ve had a career that is kind of under the radar, but it sure is varied, and I’ve been so blessed to be able to get paid to do something I love to do.” —Bill Paxton

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Roy Halladay: Professional baseball player (May 14, 1977–Nov. 7, 2017)

Roy Halladay: Professional baseball player (May 14, 1977–Nov. 7, 2017)

“I’ve always tried to work hard. I’m not trying to show anybody up or do something spectacular for attention.” —Roy Halladay

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Erin Moran: Actress (Oct. 18, 1960–April 22, 2017)

Erin Moran: Actress (Oct. 18, 1960–April 22, 2017)

“Show business is all I know, but I love it.” —Erin Moran

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Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman: Founding members of the Allman Brothers (May 11, 1947–Jan. 24, 2017 and Dec. 8, 1947–May 27, 2017, respectively)

Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman: Founding members of the Allman Brothers (May 11, 1947–Jan. 24, 2017 and Dec. 8, 1947–May 27, 2017, respectively)

“Sometimes you’re gonna jump off a cliff and land flat on your face. Then you just get up and go again. But sometimes you dive off the cliff and start soaring with the eagles, and that’s when you find new music, places that you’ve never been before.” —Butch Trucks

“I would like to be remembered as a — somebody who could rock your soul or make you cry with a song. And somebody who’s kind, who loved to laugh, and loved his God.” —Gregg Allman

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