15 Athletes Who Sadly Left Us In 2017

An unsettling number of high-profile individuals passed away in 2016. Among a seemingly endless array of icons, David Bowie, Nancy Reagan, Prince, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, Gordie Howe, Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali died last year. In a Newsweek article titled “The Great Celebrity Death Epidemic Of 2016,” the renowned periodical tried to identify why so many classic-rock figures expired in rapid succession.

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