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2017 flashback: We lost Shashi Kapoor, Chester Bennington…

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As the year nears the end, thestatesman.com takes a look back to come out with a list of prominent names from the entertainment industry who bade adieu to the world in 2017. Here’s the list:

Shashi Kapoor

2017 deaths

The last of the second-generation stars from the Kapoor dynasty, veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who was popular in the industry for his versatility and good looks, passed away on December 4, 2017. The actor was one of the most important figures in the initial years of the Hindi film industry as he started his journey as a child actor and went on to do award winning roles in the 70s and 80s. He was awarded with Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2014.

Reema Lagoo

2017 deaths

We all remember her as the unconditional lovable mother in almost all of her films. Reema Lagoo built a legacy around her three-decade-long career and is known as one of the best supporting actresses of Bollywood. She passed away on 18 May, 2017.

Inder Kumar

2017 deaths

Best known for Salman’s sidekick and nemesis in Tumko Na Bhula Payeinge and other films, Inder Kumar passed away on July 28, 2017. He was 43. He was known for his well-defined physique.

Om Puri

2017 deaths

One of the most shocking news came in the beginning of the year with Om Puri demise in January. The film fraternity was shocked and saddened by the news. The national award winning actor was 66. Puri’s last film Tubelight was released posthumously in July. Om Puri passed away on January 6, 2017.

Vinod Khanna

 

2017 deaths

Another shocking news came in October, when the handsome and talented veteran actor Vinod Khanna’s journey came to an end. Khanna, who was hospitalised, breathed his last due to some age-related disease. The legendary actor passed away at 70 . Khanna is survived by his widow and two sons, Akshaye and Rahul.

Hugh Hefner

2017 deaths

Business tycoon and entrepreneur, Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, died at his home in LA, California. Hefner suffered from cardiac arrest and respiratory failure a night prior to his demise. Hefner was 91.

 Sam Shephard

2017 deaths

The Oscar nominated actor passed away on July 27, 2017, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He is popular for his work in films and plays with Buried Child, The God of Hell and The Right Stuff being the most notable one. Shepard was 73.

Chester Bennington

2017 deaths

Considered as one of the most-influential pioneers in pop music, Chester Bennington’s demise shocked everyone, when he committed suicide by hanging himself. According to reports, the singer was suffering from depression and was not able to ‘cope’ up with the same. On December 5, a toxicology reports traced alcohol in the singer’s blood. The singer committed suicide on July 20, 2017.