Notable Deaths 2017Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka - (1943-2017)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died. He was 73.
A lawyer representing Snuka said family members told him that Snuka died Sunday afternoon at his son-in-law’s home near Pompano Beach, Florida.
He rose to fame in the early to mid-1980s and was credited with introducing the high-flying style of wrestling to the World Wrestling Federation. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
Notable Deaths 2017Dick Gautier - (1931-2017)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie” and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV’s “Get Smart,” has died. He was 85.
Gautier died Friday at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles County, his publicist Harlan Boll told The Associated Press.
He is survived by three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Notable Deaths 2017William Peter Blatty - (1928-2017)(credit: George Napolitano/Getty Images)
Notable Deaths 2017Tony Rosato - (1954-2017)TORONTO (CBS SF/AP) — Canadian actor Tony Rosato has died at age 62. He was a veteran of comedy shows including "Saturday Night Live" and Canada's homegrown "SCTV."
Rosato's former agent Larry Goldhar has confirmed that Rosato died Tuesday. Goldhar says an autopsy is being done.