Deaths in December 2017

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The following is a list of notable deaths in December 2017. For notable deaths before the current month, please see "Previous months". Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by last name or pseudonym. Deaths of non-humans are reported here also if notable.

  • Each listing of a death must have a source. If no reference is included, the death notice will be removed. The following are the requirements of adding a name to the list in its order: name, age, nationality, what the person is known for, cause of death (if known) and most importantly a source.

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Nava Semel
1954 – 2017
John B. Anderson
1922 – 2017
Ali Abdullah Saleh
1947 – 2017
Michael I
1921 – 2017
Johnny Hallyday
1943 – 2017
Atsutoshi Nishida
1943 – 2017
Joe Newton
1929 – 2017
Eva Todor
1919 – 2017
Vera Katz
1933 – 2017
Ed Lee
1952 – 2017
Warrel Dane
1961 – 2017
R. C. Sproul
1939 – 2017
Heinz Wolff
1928 – 2017
Sharon Laws
1974 – 2017
Edward Rowny
1917 – 2017
1990 – 2017
Bernard Francis Law
1931 – 2017
Dick Enberg
1935 – 2017
Bruce McCandless II
1937 – 2017
Maurice Hayes
1927 – 2017
Heather Menzies
1949 – 2017
Gualtiero Marchesi
1930 – 2017
Sue Grafton
1940 – 2017
Rose Marie
1923 – 2017

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  1. Former Chief Justice of India Adarsh Sein Anand passes away at 81
  2. In Memoriam: Arif Dirlik (1940-2017)
  3. Trauer um Philipp Graf von Lerchenfeld (in German)
  4. Trauer um Fredy Schmidtke (in German)
  5. Les Whitten, investigative reporter arrested by FBI and spied on by CIA, dies at 89
  6. Nie żyje prof. Jerzy Kłoczowski. Znany historyk miał 93 lata (in Polish)
  7. ‘The Boogeyman’ Director Ulli Lommel Has Passed Away
  8. R.I.P. Mundell Lowe
  9. Asesinan al levantador de pesas olímpico Edwin Mosquera (in Spanish)
  10. Süddeutsche Zeitung, 3. Dezember 2017: Ewald Schurer ist tot (in German)
  11. Multi-talented Nava Semel succumbs to cancer at age 63
  12. "Former Rockford Congressman, presidential candidate, Anderson dead at 95". Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  13. Dancer and Choreographer Adam Darius Passes at 87
  14. Elmar Faber ist gestorben (in German)
  15. Death announced of former chief justice Thomas Finlay
  16. Samferdselskjempen Kjell Opseth er død (in Norwegian)
  17. Zmarł lubelski dziennikarz Kazimierz Pawełek (in Polish)
  18. Former Torquay United and Teignmouth star Ian Twitchin dies aged 65
  19. Former Lanarkshire MP Jimmy Hood dies aged 69
  20. Indian veteran actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
  21. Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75
  22. El expresidente del Congreso Manuel Marín muere a los 68 años (in Spanish)
  23. Saleh: Yemen's former leader 'killed'
  24. Mor el músic Carles Santos (in Catalan)
  25. Educator Rudy Wilson, first black member of Edwardsville school board, dies at 82
  26. August Ames Passes Away
  27. EXCLUSIF. Jean d’Ormesson est décédé à l’âge de 92 ans Archived 2017-12-05 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  28. Maurice Green, pioneering virus researcher at SLU, dies at 91
  29. Henning Jensen er død efter kort tids kræftsygdom (in Danish)
  30. Romania: Ex-king Michael who ruled during WWII dies at 96
  31. MOVIESR.I.P. ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’ Star Conrad Brooks
  32. Mort de l'écrivain américain William Gass, auteur du "Tunnel" (in French)
  33. Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74
  34. Modesto's Cy Young, the only American javelin thrower to win Olympic gold, dies at 89
  35. Frederick J. Doocy Obituary
  36. Умер известный украинский автор (in Russian)
  37. Gewezen minister van Financiën overleden (in Dutch)
  38. Former Nugget Roland 'Fatty' Taylor Passes Away at 71
  39. В Молдове умер руководитель ансамбля «Жок» Владимир Курбет (in Russian)
  40. Jazz Drummer Sunny Murray Dead at 81
  41. "Ex-Toshiba president Nishida, named in damages suit, dies at 73". Archived from the original on 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  42. Federal Senior Judge James Brady dies Saturday night
  43. Умер Леонид Броневой (in Russian)
  44. E' morto Lando Fiorini, ultima grande voce della canzone romana (in Italian)
  45. [1]
  46. Legendary York cross country coach Joe Newton dies at 88
  47. Michael Green on Twitter
  48. Simeon Booker, intrepid chronicler of civil rights struggle for Jet and Ebony, dies at 99
  49. Manno Charlemagne passed away
  50. Max Clifford, jailed former publicist, dies aged 74
  51. Father of DNA fingerprints Prof Lalji Singh passes away
  52. Почина легендарният футболист на Левски Иван Стоянов-Типеца (in Bulgarian)
  53. Morre aos 98 anos a atriz Eva Todor (in Portuguese)
  55. Morto monsignor Antonio Riboldi, prete dei terremotati e vescovo anticlan (in Italian)
  56. TV's Keith Chegwin dies aged 60
  57. Muere Aline Griffith, condesa de Romanones, periodista y espía (in Spanish)
  58. Charles Jenkins, husband of Japanese ex-abductee to North Korea Hitomi Soga, dies at 77
  59. Former Portland Mayor Vera Katz Dies At 84
  60. Suzanna Leigh, Elvis Presley's Co-Star in 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style,' Dies at 72
  61. Le peintre Walter Mafli s'est éteint à 102 ans (in French)
  62. Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens Dies at 62
  63. Morto Alessandro Kokocinski, pittore in viaggio e acrobata dei sogni (in Italian)
  64. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65
  65. Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman: Ultra-Orthodox spiritual leader dies in Israel
  66. Former NHL defenseman Zarley Zalapski passes away Archived 2017-12-13 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  67. Nevermore And Sanctuary Singer Warrel Dane Dies Of Heart Attack In Brazil
  68. Double gold medallist rowing cox Simon Dickie dies suddenly
  69. Canadian 'Traders' actor Bruce Gray dies at 81 in Los Angeles
  70. Former Clemson, AFL star Bill Hudson dies at 82
  71. Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington
  72. Major League standout Frank Lary, of Northport, dies at age 87
  73. In Memory of John Gerald O'Brien
  74. Accused Perth war criminal Charles Zentai was ‘a loving man’ claim family
  75. Adult Film Actress Yurizan Beltran Has Died at 31
  76. Robert Givens, R.I.P.
  77. OS-medaljören från Malmö är död (in Swedish)
  78. Charles Renfrew, Former Federal Judge, Dies at 89
  79. RC Sproul Dies at 78
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  81. Marilyn Ware, 74, business chair, GOP fund-raiser, philanthropist, died Thursday, family says
  82. Lones Wigger: Legend Lost
  83. 叶挺将军之子、原国防科工委科技委副主任叶正大逝世 (in Chinese)
  84. 快讯:著名诗人余光中逝世 (in Chinese)
  85. "Ex-mayor of Ctg Mohiuddin Chowdhury dies". Archived from the original on 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  86. Muere la española Ana Vela, la persona más longeva de Europa, a los 116 años (in Spanish)
  87. "Investigation into two suspicious deaths, 50 Old Colony Road, Victims identified, Causes of death released". Archived from the original on 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  88. Professor Heinz Wolff, scientist and TV presenter, dies aged 89
  89. Ralph Carney Dies at 61: Saxophonist, Composer, Tom Waits Collaborator
  90. Legendary Hockey Coach Len Ceglarski Passes Away
  91. Revered Songwriter and ‘Heartworn Highways’ Performer Richard Dobson Has Died
  92. Reinhart Fuchs († 16.12.2017) verstorben (in German)
  93. CSX CEO Hunter Harrison Has Died
  94. Sharon Laws non ce l’ha fatta: la britannica muore a 43 anni (in Italian)
  95. Iconic vocalist Keely Smith dies from apparent heart failure at 89
  96. 著名诗人、翻译家、出版家,人民文学出版社原总编辑屠岸逝世 (in Chinese)
  97. Turner
  98. Z'ev, genialny perkusista i ojciec muzyki industrialnej, nie żyje. "On nie tylko łamał reguły, on je na zawsze zmieniał" (in Polish)
  99. Former Edmonton mayor Terry Cavanagh dies at 91
  100. Remembering Ren Fest's Sword Swallower Johnny Fox
  101. Hall of Fame NHRA Pro Stock driver Bob Glidden passes away
  102. Kevin Mahogany, Internationally Known Jazz Vocalist From Kansas City, Dies At 59
  103. TFAS Mourns the Loss of General Edward L. Rowny, Patriot and Friend to TFAS
  104. Janet Benshoof, lawyer who pursued abortion rights for women, dies at 70
  105. "Isä eli tapahtumarikkaan elämän" – Taidemaalari Åke Hellman on kuollut (in Finnish)
  106. 샤이니 종현, 쓰러진 채 발견…병원이송 후 사망 확인(2보) (in Korean)
  107. E' morto Altero Matteoli, l'ex ministro deceduto in un incidente stradale (in Italian)
  108. Český fotbal smutní. Zemřel Josef Pešice, bývalý trenér národního týmu (in Czech)
  109. Умер глава "Мемориала" Арсений Рогинский (in Russian)
  110. Murió Lito Cruz (in Spanish)
  111. Clifford Irving, Author of a Notorious Literary Hoax, Dies at 87
  112. Hiep Thi Le Dies: Star Of Oliver Stone’s ‘Heaven And Earth’ Was 46
  113. William Agee, ’70s C.E.O. Whose Star Was Dimmed, Dies at 79
  114. Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen dies at age 97
  115. Warszawa: Sędzia Trybunału Konstytucyjnego Henryk Cioch nie żyje (in Polish)
  116. Annie Goetzinger, une mine pour La Croix (in French)
  117. Former Cardinal Bernard Law dies at age 86, sources say
  118. Former Drake basketball All-American 'Red' Murrell dies at 84
  119. Pilecki passes away, aged 70
  120. Lord Quirk
  121. Muere el hombre más longevo de México a los 121 años (in Spanish)
  122. منوچهر برومند، پیشکسوت وزنه‌برداری درگذشت (in Persian)
  123. Legendary halfback Catchpole passes away
  124. Dick Enberg, broadcast legend, dies at 82
  125. March Fong Eu, pioneering Asian American politician who was longtime California secretary of state, dies at 95
  126. Halvard Magne Kausland (in Norwegian)
  127. IMD mourns the loss of Jean-Pierre Lehmann
  128. Bruce McCandless, iconic spacewalker, dies at 80
  129. Ex-governador de Minas Gerais Francelino Pereira morre em Belo Horizonte (in Portuguese)
  130. RIP Roswell Rudd
  131. June Rowlands, Toronto’s first female mayor, dies at 93
  132. Jerry Yellin, fighter pilot in last combat mission of World War II, dies at 93
  133. Jerry Greenberg, Oscar-Winning Editor Of 'The French Connection,' Dies at 81
  134. Jason Lowndes dies in collision with car
  135. Pintor Gonzalo Morales Sáurez murió por un infarto (in Spanish)
  136. Former senior civil servant and GAA figure Dr Maurice Hayes dies age 90
  137. Bishop Héctor Morera Vega
  138. Photographer Don Hogan Charles, Who Shot Iconic Photo of Malcolm X at His Window, Has Died
  139. Oncology World Mourns the Loss of Jimmie C. Holland, MD, Founder, Field of Psycho-Oncology
  140. Legendary former UA baseball coach Jerry Kindall dies after stroke
  141. ‘Sound of Music’ Actress Heather Menzies-Urich Dies at 68
  142. Matt Schudel. "Marcus Raskin, think tank founder who helped shape liberal ideas, dies at 83". Washington Post, December 26, 2017.
  143. Умер лингвист Андрей Зализняк (in Russian)
  144. Political leader, developer, Gator QB Libertore dies at 78
  145. Legend of SA boxing ring Toweel dies
  146. National laureate Shahnon Ahmad dies
  147. Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93
  148. Gualtiero Marchesi, è morto il grande maestro della cucina italiana (in Italian)
  149. Умер композитор Владимир Шаинский (in Russian)
  150. Neuroscientist Ben Barres, who identified crucial roles of glial cells, dies at 63
  151. Morto l'ex centrocampista dell'Inter Osvaldo Fattori, il cordoglio del club in una nota (in Italian)
  152. Thomas O’Driscoll Hunter
  153. Murió el cineasta Fernando Birri, considerado el padre del Nuevo Cine latinoamericano
  154. Louisville mystery writer Sue Grafton dies of cancer at age 77
  155. Rose Marie, Wisecracking Star of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' Dies at 94
  156. Recy Taylor, Alabama woman raped by six white men, dies at 97
  157. Carmen Franco, only child of Spain’s dictator, dies at 91
  158. John Portman, renowned architect and developer, dies at 93
  159. Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 83
  160. Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, dies in Brooklyn
  161. Te Papa founding chief executive Dame Cheryll Sotheran dies after long illness
  162. Retired top Pakistani general dies in car accident
  163. Decés de S.A.R. Le Prince François d'Orleans

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