2017 was a year like no other for amazing people we lost.
For members of Generation X, we bid farewell to many of our childhood icons and heroes.
In memoriam of 2017, let’s honor their legacies here.
Founding member and guitarist of AC/DC.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty died on Oct. 2 at the age of 66.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died on Sept. 27 at the age of 91.
The Steely Dan co-founder died Sept. 3 at age 67.
Played Batman on the classic 1966-68 TV series.
Best known for playing Flounder in Animal House.
The country singer and former Beach Boy.
Frontman of the band Linkin Park.
Wife of Marvel legend Stan Lee.
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton had roles in cult classics like Alien and Escape from New York.
Portrayed Oscar Goldman on ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ And ‘The Bionic Woman.’
Actress best known for portraying Caitlin Bree in Clerks.
Celebrated playwright and Oscar-nominated actor.
Stand up comic.
Best known for his roles in Weird Science, Terminator, Titanic and Aliens.
He was the grinning, sociopathic “Curly Bill” terrorizing the citizens of 1993’s Tombstone.
Hilarious and hugely influential comedian.
Bernie Casey, the actor and former athlete known for his role in Revenge of the Nerds.
Her biggest role was on Touched by an Angel.
Rock and roll legend.
Horror legend Tobe Hooper, who directed 1974′ Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in ‘Ed Wood.’
Founded the J. Geils Band in 1970.
George ‘The Animal’ Steele
Famous WWF wrestler.
Legendary boxer Jake LaMotta, who was portrayed by Robert De Niro in Raging Bull.
The character actor, best known for playing Kevin McCallister’s dad in Home Alone.
The Alien and Harry Potter actor was nominated for two Oscars.
Wwon an Academy Award for Best Director for 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.
Best known for The Gong Show.
Butch Truck and Greg Allman
Truck and Allman cofounded the Allman Brothers Band.
The legendary Let’s Make a Deal host.
Known for his role as the TV sitcom butler in Benson and Soap.
Moran shot to stardom for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the ‘70s sitcom ‘Happy Days.’
George A. Romero
Director of ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and Godfather of the Zombie Genre.
Legendary frontman of the grunge band ‘Soundgarden.’
Best known for playing Captain Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica.
He was the third actor to assume the mantle of the superspy James Bond.
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