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Celebrity faces we lost in 2017

PUBLISHED: 09:19 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:19 21 December 2017

We take a look back at the famous faces we have lost this year. Picture: STEVE PARSONS/PA WIRE

We take a look back at the famous faces we have lost this year. Picture: STEVE PARSONS/PA WIRE

We take a look back at the celebrities which have passed away in the last 12 months.

One famous face that we said goodbye to this year was Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The former The Price is Right host passed away at the age of 89 on August 18.

• Read more: Suffolk pays tribute to TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth who has died aged 89

Sir Bruce had been ill for many months and then contracted bronchial pneumonia.

However, the twinkle in his eye that the public were so used to seeing remained throughout.

In a statement given by his family shortly after his death they said: “A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last 18 months.

“With a twinkle in his eye, he responded ‘I’ve been very, very busy... being ill!’”

On October 2, 2017 legendary US rock star Tom Petty passed away.

Mr Petty was 66 when he died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Malibu.

• Read more: Tom Petty dies aged 66

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