11 Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths Of 2017

  
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7. John Heard

John Heard, who best know to many as Peter McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York was 71 years old when he unexpectedly passed away. Heard died of a heart attack on July 21, 2017 and was found by staff at the hotel in Palo Alto, California where he was staying. At the time of his death, the actor was recovering from a minor back surgery that he underwent at Stanford University Hospital, but the surgery did not play a part in his death.

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6. Chris Cornell

Rockstar Chris Cornell, best known as the lead vocalist for the bands Audioslave and Soundgarden, was one of the most shocking deaths of the year when he passed away from suicide on May 18, 2017. After performing with Soundgarden on May 17, Cornell retreated to his room at the MGM Grand in Detroit where his bodyguard found him in the bathroom at 12:15 a.m. on the 18th with an exercise band around his neck. Following his death, his wife revealed that she spoken with him on the phone and knew he sounded different, which urged her to contact security to check on him. The official cause of death was ruled to be suicide by hanging. Cornell was 52 years old.

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