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Deaths for the week ending 23 December 2017:

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Doug Gallagher, major leaguer (Detroit Tigers), cause not reported, 77.

Bob Glidden, auto racer (NHRA), cause not reported, 73.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Clifford Irving, author (the fake Autobiography of Howard Hughes), of pancreatic cancer, 87.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Charlie Hennigan, AFL football player (Houston Oilers), 82.

Bernard Francis Law, Roman Catholic cardinal (Boston, Massachusetts), after a long illness, 86.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Dick Enberg, sports announcer, 82.

Bruce McCandless, U.S. astronaut (Space Shuttle), 80.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Lou Adler, radio news anchor (New York City, New York), of Alzheimer's Disease, 88. Not to be confused with the living music producer of the same name.

Pervis Atkins, NFL football player (Los Angeles Rams), 82.

Hal Bedsole, NFL football player (Minnesota Vikings), cause not reported, 76.