Notable deaths of 2017 (28 images)

A look back at famous people who died in 2017.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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Actress and singer Della Reese speaks during an unveiling ceremony honoring her "Touched by an Angel" costar Roma Downey (L) on August 11, 2016. Della Reese lived to be 86 and died peacefully surrounded by family in California. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis introduces Charlie McCoy at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville,Tenn. on February 4, 2009. Tillis had been battling intestinal issues since 2016 and died from respiratory failure in Florida. Former President Obama honored Tillis with a Medal of Arts in 2012. File photo by Frederick Breedon IV/UPI
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Fats Domino waves to the crowd at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Domino died of natural causes surrounded by family. He was 89. File Photo by Judi Bottoni/UPI
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Robert Guillaume gives the keynote address at the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Guillaume died Oct. 24th due to complications of prostate cancer. He was 89. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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Tom Petty performs in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 17, 2008. Petty died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 2. He was 66. File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
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Monty Hall attends the CBS, CW, CBS Television Studios and Showtime Television Critics Association party in San Marino, Calif. on August 3, 2009. Hall died of heart failure on Sept. 30. He was 96. File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI
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Hugh Hefner
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner leaves the Grimaldi Forum during the 47th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 12, 2007. Hefner died from natural causes on Sept. 27. He was 91. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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