11 Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths Of 2017
2017 was a tough year in Hollywood and fans, friends and family sadly had to say goodbye to quite a few beloved stars. Fortunately, quite a few of these stars had long and successful lives before their passing, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have much more to offer. Others passed away suddenly and without warning, adding to the shock and sadness of their death. From fatal surgeries to tragic suicides, 2017 was a devastating year when it came to the reports of these star’s death that deeply saddened many. Here are the 11 most shocking celebrity deaths of 2017:
11. David Cassidy
Beloved The Partridge Family star David Cassidy was one of the biggest losses of 2017 following a rapid deterioration in his health. In early 2017, the singer revealed he was living with dementia after a strange concert performance had fans worrying he had relapsed with drinking. On November 18, 2017 it was revealed that Cassidy had been hospitalized after suffering liver and kidney failure and was in need of a liver transplant. Unfortunately after a few days, Cassidy passed away on November 21, 2017. He was 67 years old.
10. Nelsan Ellis
Actor Nelsan Ellis showed no signs of health issues prior to his shocking death on July 8, 2017. The beloved star who was best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the hit HBO series True Blood passed away at only 38 years old at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York following complications from heart failure. Following his sudden death, his family revealed that he had been battling drug and alcohol addictions for years and revealed that his heart failure came after Ellis had been attempting to withdraw from alcohol on hos own. “During his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control,” his family shared in hopes that telling the circumstances around his death would help others battling the same issues that Ellis did.