List of Those Who Died in 2017 Includes Less-Known Names

Does Michael Chamberlain ring a bell?
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 18, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2017 5:30 PM CST
Christine Keeler, 21, arrives at Old Bailey in London, in this file photo dated April 1, 1963.   (AP Photo/FILE)

(Newser) – Being reminded that Mary Tyler Moore, Bill Paxton, Roger Ailes, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Hugh Hefner, and Charles Manson died in 2017 will likely come as no great shock. But the AP's roll call of some of the people who shuffled off this mortal coil in 2017 include figures who aren't necessarily household names but still have a unique place in history. We've rounded up 29 such figures, with date of death cited and a link to the Newser obituary provided where available.

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