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Notable deaths of 2017: Those who shaped and changed our world

Notable deaths of 2017: Those who shaped and changed our world

Musicians, comedians, big thinkers and freedom fighters. A roll call of those who shaped and changed the world we live in, or prompted us to look at it a bit differently. Here, in random order, are some — but by no means all — of the notable deaths in 2017.

ENTERTAINERS Mary Tyler Moore George Rose / Getty Images Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Richards splashed onto television screens at a time when feminism was still putting down roots in America, a comfortably single woman who charged through the working day with equal parts humor and raw independence. Mary Tyler Moore’s character charmed TV watchers, earned the actress Emmy nominations and became a potent symbol of womanhood...

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