Deaths in 2017: Wikipedia
Don Rickles, 90, American comedian and actor (Toy Story, Casino, Kelly’s Heroes), kidney failure.
Nigel Sitwell, 81, British conservationist and writer, Alzheimer’s disease. (death announced on this date)
Memè Perlini, 69, Italian actor and director (A Fistful of Dynamite, The Grand Duel), suicide by defenestration.
Makoto Ōoka, 86, Japanese poet and literary critic.
Paul O’Neill, 61, American producer, composer and songwriter (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra).
Margaret Wambui Kenyatta, 88-89, Kenyan politician and diplomat, mayor of Nairobi (1970–1976).
Huang Yi, 65, Hong Kong writer of wuxia and science fiction novels.
David Gove, 38, American ice hockey player (Carolina Hurricanes), drug overdose.
Arthur Bisguier, 87, American chess grandmaster and writer, respiratory failure.
Rolf Sagen, 76, Norwegian author.
David Peel, 73, American singer and political activist, complications from a heart attack.
Armand Gatti, 93, Monégasque-born French playwright, poet and journalist.