Molly Peters was an English actress best known for her role in the James Bond film Thunderball. Peters died on May 30th at age 75.
Legendary rocker Gregg Allman, known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band, died on May 27 at age 69 from complications due to liver cancer.
Jared Martin was an American film and television actor best known for his role as Steven “Dusty” Farlow in the 1978 TV series Dallas and for roles in two science fiction TV series, The Fantastic Journey, and War of the Worlds. Martin died May 24th from pancreatic cancer. He was 75.
Sir Roger Moore died May 23 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89.
Lisa Spoonauer, the actress best known for portraying Dante’s (Brian O’Halloran) high school girlfriend Caitlin Bree in ‘Clerks’, died on May 20 at age 44.
Roger Ailes, the controversial former chairman of Fox News, died May 18 at age 77.
Chris Cornell, the legendary frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, was known to possess one of the most powerful voices of the grunge era, died May 17 in Detroit while touring with his band. He was 52. His death was ruled a suicide
Former Paramount CEO Brad Grey died May 14 following a battle with cancer. He was 59.
Powers Boothe died May 14, in his sleep, from apparent natural causes. He was 68.
Actor Michael Parks died May 10 at the age of 77. He was a favorite collaborator of both Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, the latter of whom broke the news of Parks’ death in an emotional post calling the actor “hands-down, the most incredible thespian I ever had the pleasure to watch perform.”
Christopher “Big Black” Boykin
MTV reality personality Christopher “Big Black” Boykin died May 9 from a heart attack. He was 45.
Bob Wilson, a local TV executive, and father to Luke and Owen Wilson died May 5th after years of battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was 75.
Was an American inventor and licensing agent who created the G.I. Joe toy line in 1963, as well as the very concept of the action figure. Weston later sold the rights to his invention, which he called “outfitted action figures”, to Hasbro just $100,000 dollars.
Stanley Weston was inducted into the inaugural class of the Licensing Industry Hall of Fame for his invention to action figures and G.I. Joe, beating other well-known figures, including Walt Disney, for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Stanley Weston died on May 1, 2017, at the age of 84.