They made history: celebrities who have left the world in 2017

They made history: celebrities who have left the world in 2017

2017 changed a lot: Donald trump has entered a post of the President of the United States, was replaced by the leaders of France, Germany, Iran, Mongolia, India and beyond.

There have been many terrorist attacks, held a referendum in Catalonia, after which he proclaimed the Catalan Republic was overthrown by the dictator Robert Mugabe, the United States recognized Israel’s capital Jerusalem. Many famous people that defined an era, left the world this year. Let’s remember with whom we parted in 2017.

The sixties without them would not have been the sixties:

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Hugh Hefner, the founder of the iconic magazine Playboy, the pioneer in the world of erotic publications, died at the age of 91 years in his own house in a circle of friends and family.

The magazine printed photos of Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, Sharon stone, Naomi Capmbell. An interview with Playboy gave bill gates, John Travolta and others. Hefner died on September 27.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko – the iconic Soviet and Russian poet, writer, actor and Director. Evening in the Large auditorium of the Polytechnic Museum, in which Eugene was involved with Robert Rozhdestvensky, Bella Akhmadulina, Bulat Okudzhava and other poets of the wave of 1960-ies became a symbol of the thaw. Died 1 APR.


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Chuck berry (March 18) and fats Domino (Oct 24), who stood at the origins of Rock-n-Roll.

Chester Bennington, frontman of Linkin Park, July 20.

Gustav Art, American rapper also known as Lil Peep, dubbed «Kurt Cobain» in the world of rap, died 15 November.

Chris Cornell (may 18), the icon of grunge, country singer Glen Campbell (August 8) and rockers Tom petty (October 2) and Greg Almann (may 27) left an imprint in the music world, their death was for the fans around the world a great loss.

Oleg Yakovlev, the ex-soloist of group «Ivanushki International«, Alexander Tikhanovich (28 November) – people’s artist of Belarus, Dmitri Hvorostovsky (October 16) – Opera singer and people’s artist of Russia.


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Jerry Lewis (20 Aug), don Rickles (April 6) and dick Gregory (August 19) that changed the world of Comedy with his unique style, making the whole room laugh.

Mikhail Zadornov , a famous Russian humorist, satirist, died of a brain tumor, died on November 10.


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German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who played a huge role in the unification of Europe and Germany and ending the Cold war, died June 16.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the most famous ideologists of U.S. foreign policy, author of «the great chessboard», died may 26.

Manuel Noriega – «the Highest leader of the national liberation of Panama«. Was overthrown in a military operation conducted by the United States, died may 29.

World cinema:

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Jonathan Demme, Director of «the silence of the lambs«, died on April 26.

Roger Moore (23 may), known for his role as «the BFoundation«, John hurt (25 Jan) – Mr. Ollivander from the «Harry Potter», Remus Lag (18 may), the star of bollywood.

The actors Alexey Petrenko (February 22), Oleg vidov (15 may), Georgiy Taratorkin (February 4), Alexei Batalov (June 15), Yuri Soloviev (January 14), Vera Glagoleva.

Leonid Bronevoy – Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, who played Heinrich müller in the television series «17 moments of spring». Died 9 Dec.

Other well-known persons:

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David Rockefeller Sr., grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the first billionaire in history, died on March 20.

Georgy Mikhailovich Grechko – Soviet cosmonaut, died on April 8.

Sergey Kushnerev – known journalist and producer, author of the program «Wait for me» and «the Last hero», died on February 27.

Charles Teker is a pioneer in the field of IT, died on June 12.

Anthony Armstrong Jones — British photographer and designer, husband of Princess Margaret, sister Queen Elizabeth II, died on January 13.

George Steele – professional wrestler, died 16 Feb .

Eugene Cernan — U.S. astronaut, whose last leg was on the moon, died on January 16.

Ilya Glazunov – rector and the founder of the Russian Academy of painting, sculpture and architecture Ilya Glazunov. People’s artist of the USSR. Died 9 July.

Anton Nosik is a popular blogger, journalist and social activist. «The father of Runet» in the opinion of many journalists. Died 9 July.

Allan Chumak , television personality, presenting himself as a psychic and healer. Died October 10.

Charles Manson, one of the most famous and brutal killers of the 20th century. The Creator of the cult called the Family, by the hands of the members of the sect committed a number of brutal murders, one of the victims was the wife of Roman Polanski Sharon Tate, died 19 November.