From music to movies, we mourned pioneers and performance icons in 2017.

We lost everyone from Batman (Adam West) to Bond (Roger Moore) to Rocket J. Squirrel (June Foray).

We lost comedy legends who had worked close to Rat Pack icons (Jerry Lewis and Don Rickles).

We lost guitarists who gave us everything from “Johnny B. Goode” (Chuck Berry) to “Rhinestone Cowboy” (Glen Campbell) to “Coca-Cola Cowboy” (Mel Tillis), and from the “Midnight Rider” (Gregg Allman) to “You Shook Me All Night Long” (AC/DC’s Malcolm Young).

We lost writers who depicted gritty American characters (Sam Shepard, Jimmy Breslin) and weavers of sports narrative (Frank Deford, Dick Enberg).

We lost activists (Dick Gregory, Edith Windsor), philanthropists (Dina Merrill) and so very many well-known actors that two had famously shared the same series (“The Dick Van Dyke Show’s” Mary Tyler Moore and Rose Marie).

Even “Night of the Living Dead” filmmaker George Romero died in 2017.

In memoriam, as a way to say “thanks,” accompanying this are 10 sketches of the following celebrities: June Fornay; Fats Domino; Don Rickles; Tom Petty; Mary Tyler Moore; Dick Gregory; Sam Shepard; Adam West; Chris Cornell, and Robert Osborne.

By Michael Cavna / The Washington Post

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