The Celebrities Lost in 2017
Adam West accomplished a heck of a lot in 88-years. However, Adam West is most known for his 1960 stint as Batman on the televised series of the same name. The man was typecast for much of his career, but found his second wind working the comic book convention circuit and lending his much-beloved voice to a few noteworthy cartoons. Most notably, West played a caricature of himself in Seth McFarlane’s Family Guy.
On June 9, 2017, Leukemia stole another great one in Adam West. But even though he’s gone, Adam West will always be Batman.
Roy “Doc” Halladay made his name, and a truck-load of money, as a lights-out ace pitcher in the MLB. He spent most of his career aggravating world-class hitters for Canada’s team, the Toronto Blue Jays. He parted with the team in 2009 to chase a championship with the Philadelphia Phillies, though his reputation as a class-act and humanitarian lingered in the Big Smoke.
November 7th, 2017 was a sad day for Halladay’s family and the world of baseball. In a tragic turn of events, Halladay crashed his Icon A5 aircraft and was killed immediately. Scarier still, it appears that he had a dangerous level of drugs in his system at the time of the accident.
Few had a larger impact on music as a whole than OG rock n’ roller Chuck Berry. Songs like “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Johnny B. Goode” were released in the late 1950s and set the foundation for a genre that’s still going strong to this day.
Berry passed away at the ripe old age of 90-years old on March 18, 2017 due to cardiac arrest.