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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 police have renewed their appeal for information by releasing a video showing Mr Wyard at the Royal George pub in Ipswich.

The family of Clive Wyard have described him as “a man who helped everyone he could and wanted nothing in return.”

A new service station with drive-through restaurants and a coffee shop could soon be built on a former motocross track off the A14 at Sproughton.

Police want to identify the man pictured in connection with an alleged assault at an Ipswich electronics shop.

After heavy downpours this week, the clouds have cleared and this morning we have had a bright and sunny start.

The owner of a long-standing Suffolk brewery claims the market for real ales is “saturated”, and has decided to restructure his business to focus instead on vegan and gluten free beers and events.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have warned people to not open an e-mail sent from them.

Frontline ambulance staff spent the equivalent of half a year waiting to handover patients to A&E at our hospitals.

The first direct route from London Stansted to the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand have just launched.

A man was taken to hospital and another suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out in Ipswich during the early hours of Thursday morning.

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