While 2016 had to be one of the worst years ever for the great number of celebrity deaths, 2017 is surely trying to sadly compete with it. In the past two weeks alone, the number of celebrities who have died in 2017 has grown far too quickly with the losses of John Heard, Martin Landau, Chester Bennington, and George A. Romero. As the year is just a little more than half over, it’s time to look at those we’ve already lost.
Many may have thought it was simply Christmas in July as a reason for all of the Home Alone marathons running this weekend, but it was more of a tribute. As reported by TMZ, actor John Heard passed away on Friday at the age of 71 and it was only fitting to watch him over and over again in his iconic role as Peter McAllister.