I declared 2017 the best year for horror movies in recent memory, but it was also a painful 12 months when we take into account the number of community members we lost. Those affiliated with the horror genre were most devastated by the losses of George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper (two certifiable legends) the number of actors, producers, writers, and directors who passed in 2017 is difficult to reconcile.
William Peter Blatty, Miguel Ferrer, John Hurt, Bill Paxton, Jonathan Demme, Michael Parks, Adam West, Nelsan Ellis, Martin Landau, John Heard, June Foray, Harry Dean Stanton: These are just a handful of the profound passings we endured this year. The folks at JoBlo Videos have assembled the tribute below, which includes many others we lost in 2017.
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Those not included in the video include Chris Cornell (Soundgarden Frontman), John Bernecker (The Walking Dead Stuntman), Chester Bennignton (Linkin Park Frontman), Jay Lynch (Garbage Pail Kids Illustrator), Tom Petty (Rock Legend), Hugh Hefner, Sonny Landham (Predator Actor), Daniel Licht (Dexter Composer), Carolyn Cronenberg (Producer, Wife of David Cronenberg), Bennie Wrightson (Creepshow Illustrator), Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (Pro Wrestler), Tilikum (Orca Featured in Blackfish), and George Kosana (Night of the Living Dead Actor).
Grab a box of tissues and take a few moments to remember those we lost this year. Feel free to pay tributes to others in the Comments section. All of us here at Horror Freak News are proud to carry on the legacies of all those who contributed to the growth and legitimacy of our beloved genre. These beautiful people may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.
Official Synopsis: In Memoriam 2017 – A Tribute to those we lost in Film and Television
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