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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

Suffolk County Council’s element of tax bills this year will see the biggest percentage rise since the notorious 18.5% hike in 2003.

Two teenagers wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a 17-year-old in Colchester are still at large following a “targeted” attack.

Museum Friends raise £8,000 to support the Wolsey’s Angels exhibition at Christchurch Mansion

Four burglars wearing balaclavas were arrested after security staff monitoring CCTV cameras saw them on the site of an Ipswich town centre car park where building work was being carried out, a court has heard.

Drivers are advised that it is “highly likely” the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk will shut during tomorrow morning’s rush hour amid forecasts of 65mph gusts.

Lorry drivers have reported being shot at while driving along an A14 diversion route in east Suffolk.

Campaigners fighting proposals for a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast claim drone footage of Hinkley Point shows what a “massive, life-changing, countryside-destroying intrusion” Sizewell C would be.

Members of a drugs gang which dealt more than £250,000 worth of crack and heroin in Ipswich by exploiting vulnerable addicts have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

Suffolk police and crime commissioner has made a forceful defence of his decision to up the constabulary’s share of council tax by almost 7%.

Proposals to build a new multi-million pound rail depot at Brantham on the Suffolk/Essex border have been jeopardised because it would force too many trains to use the level crossing at Manningtree station, it has emerged.

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