In memoriam: Remembering the notable figures we lost in 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, Yahoo News looks back on those we lost over the course of the year. Join us in remembering a group that includes political icons, rock ’n’ roll legends, beloved sitcom stars and the last man to walk on the moon.

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In memoriam: Remembering the notable figures we lost in 2017

These are some of the figures who made a mark on the world before leaving us in 2017. (Photos: AP/Getty/Reuters)

Eugene “œGene”€ Cernan

NASA astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan died on Jan. 16 at age 82. Cernan is the last man to have walked on the moon, during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. (Photo: NASA)

Miguel Ferrer

The character actor known for his roles in “RoboCop” and the television series “Crossing Jordan” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” died on Jan. 19 of throat cancer at age 61. (Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

John Hurt

The renowned British actor died on Jan. 25 at age 77. He received Oscar nominations for his roles in “The Elephant Man” and “Midnight Express.” (Photo: Eamonn McCabe/Getty Images)

Mary Tyler Moore

The beloved actress best known for her starring role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” died on Jan. 25. Moore, who was 80, earned an Oscar nomination for her role in “Ordinary People.” (Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

Mike Connors

The Armenian-American actor best known for the title role on the crime series “Mannix” died at age 90 on Jan. 26. (Photo: Everett Collection)

Al Jarreau

A seven-time Grammy winner in jazz, R&B and pop categories, Jarreau died on Feb. 12 at age 76. (Photo: Reuters)

Norma McCorvey

Norma McCorvey, the once anonymous Jane Roe in the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S., died on Feb. 18 at age 69. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Bill Paxton

The actor died on Feb. 25 at age 61. He was best known for his work in “Aliens” and “Twister” as well as a starring role in the HBO series “Big Love.” (Photo: Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Joseph A. Wapner

The original reality TV show judge, the “People’s Court” star died on Feb. 26 at age 97. (Photo: Galbraith/AP)

Robert Osborne

The actor and film historian best known as a host on Turner Classic Movies passed away on March 6 at the age of 84. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Chuck Berry

The rock ’n’ roll pioneer died on March 18 at age 90. He originated a number of rock’s greatest, earliest hits, including “Maybellene” and “Johnny B. Goode.” (Photo: AP)

Jimmy Breslin

The noted New York Daily News columnist and bestselling author died at age 88 on March 19. (Photo: Michael Brennan/Getty Images)

David Rockefeller

The banker and oldest living member of the Rockefeller family died on March 20 at age 101. (Photo: Jean-Christian Bourcart/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Chuck Barris

The game show creator, producer and host died on March 21 at age 87. His autobiography, “€œConfessions of a Dangerous Mind,”€ was adapted into a 2002 film by George Clooney. (Photo: Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Don Rickles

The comic and actor died on April 6 at age 90. An expert at insult comedy, Rickles also appeared in the film “Casino” and did voice work for the “Toy Story”€ series. (Photo: Lee McDonald/Courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau/Reuters)

Aaron Hernandez

The former NFL tight end and convicted murderer took his own life on April 19, 2017. A posthumous analysis of his brain showed Hernandez was suffering from severe CTE. (Photo: Steven Senne/Reuters)

Cuba Gooding Sr.

The vocalist and actor was best known for his work as the lead singer of the Main Ingredient. He died on April 20 at age 72. (Photo: Chris Brandis/AP)

Erin Moran

The actress best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi” died of throat cancer on April 22 at age 56. (Photo: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Jonathan Demme

The acclaimed director died on April 26 at age 73. He won an Oscar for directing “The Silence of the Lambs”€ but was also known for films such as “€œPhiladelphia,”€ “Rachel Getting Married”€ and a number of musical documentaries. (Photo: Nick Wall/WireImage/Getty Images)

Powers Boothe

The character actor was acclaimed for his roles in “€œTombstone,” “€œSudden Death”€ and the HBO series “Deadwood.” He died on May 14 at age 68. (Photo: Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)

Chris Cornell

One of the founders of the grunge movement, Cornell was known for being the lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave in addition to his solo work. He died on May 18 at age 52. (Photo: Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

Roger Ailes

The Fox News chief and political media consultant died on May 18 at age 77. (Photo: Jim Cooper/AP)

Roger Moore

The third man to don the tuxedo of James Bond, the British actor was knighted for his charity work. He died on May 23 at age 89. (Photo: Terry O’Neill/Getty Images)

Zbigniew Brzezinski

President Carter’s national security adviser died on May 26 at age 89. (Photo: Ira Schwarz/AP)

Gregg Allman

A founding member of rock group the Allman Brothers, Allman died on May 27 at age 69. He composed a number of hits, including “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Whipping Post.” (Photo: MediaPunch/IPX/AP)

Frank Deford

The sportswriting legend and novelist died on May 28 at age 78. He wrote for Sports Illustrated for over 50 years and was a commentator for NPR. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Manuel Noriega

The Panamanian dictator ousted by the United States in 1989 died on May 29 at age 83. (Photo: Bob Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images)

Adam West

Known for his portrayal of “Batman” in the 1960s series and movie, West died on June 9 at age 88. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Otto Warmbier

The American student died on June 22 following his return to the United States after 15 months of imprisonment in North Korea. He was 22. (Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)

Helmut Kohl

The former chancellor of West Germany and Germany who presided over the reunification of the country died on July 1 at age 87. (Photo: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)

Martin Landau

The award-winning actor known for his role on the series “Mission: Impossible” won an Oscar for his performance in “Ed Wood.” Landau died on July 15 at age 89. (Photo: Blake Sell/Getty Images)

Chester Bennington

The rock musician was the lead singer for Linkin Park. He died on July 20 at age 41. (Photo: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

John Heard

The actor best known for portraying the father in “Home Alone” died on July 21 at age 71. (Photo: Mark Mainz/AFP)

Sam Shepard

The playwright, actor and director died on July 27 at age 73. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Right Stuff.” (Photo: Jakub Mosur/AP)

Glen Campbell

The musician was known for such songs as “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” He died Aug. 8 at age 81. (Photo: Phil McCarten/Reuters)

Dick Gregory

The civil rights activist and standup comic died on Aug. 19 at age 84. (Photo: Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Jerry Lewis

Nicknamed the “King of Comedy,” Lewis died on Aug. 20 at age 91. Lewis was known for his Labor Day telethon and his work with former partner Dean Martin. (Photo: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)

Edith Windsor

The gay-rights activist, whose landmark Supreme Court case led to same-sex married couples being granted federal recognition for the first time, died on Sept. 12 at age 88. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Pete Domenici

Representing New Mexico for over 35 years, Domenici was a Senate power broker. He died on Sept. 13 at age 85. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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