Gone Too Soon: Great Artists 2017 Took from Us

From Tom Petty to Chris Cornell, this has been a tough year
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This month, American singer, songwriter, and record producer Tom Petty has left us for the great All Stars band in the sky. He was not the first artist or celebrity to leave the world behind this year, and perhaps he won't be the last. There's no conspiracy behind their passing, there's no mystery to unsolve - the great names have simply reached an age when their chances of passing away are higher. After all, they are people in their fifties and above. Still, it's shocking that while we are out having a cold one with our friends, playing games at the top online Canadian mobile casino app and having a good time, there are great names who have marked our younger years moving on to the afterlife. Today, let us look back at the year so far and remember those that are not with us anymore.


This year, we had to say farewell to many well-known faces from the silver screen. Among them, actor Miguel Ferrer, known for his roles in Hot Shots!, Twin Peaks, The Manchurian Candidate, and many other film and TV roles, John Hurt, known to some as Kane from Alien, to others as the "War Doctor", Bill Paxton, a man with an impressive filmography, known for pictures like Aliens, Titanic, Twister, Nightcrawler, and Edge of Tomorrow, Sir Roger Moore, who will forever be remembered as James Bond (he played the role between 1973 and 1985), and Adam West, who will always be remembered as one of the best TV actors to play the Batman.

Directors and cinematographers

While the actors are those who always stand in the spotlight, directors are the ones that turn movies into stories that we love. This year, we've lost some great directors, too - although you might not have heard about them at all. One of them was Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of Silence of the Lambs, known for his work on movies like Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, and countless music videos. We've also lost legendary horror director Tobe Hooper, and filmmaker George A. Romero, who we have to thank for movies like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Poltergeist", and the "Living Dead" series.


This year, we've lost a series of people with an amazing musical talent, too. Among them, legendary soul singer Charles Bradley, rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, Grammy award-winning Jazz musician Al Jarreau, and many others. Besides, we have had to bear the news of two artists indeed going too soon, and both of them in similar conditions: Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, 52, and Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington.

They will be missed but never forgotten.

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