In Memoriam 2017: People We Lost This Year

We bid farewell to visionaries, iconoclasts and trailblazers – including Tom Petty, Chuck Berry and Chris Cornell – in music, film, TV and beyond

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Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly, star of films like Dick Tracy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Mr. Holland's Opus, died June 9th at the age of 62 from complications of a pulmonary embolism.

Her Mr. Holland's Opus costar Richard Dreyfuss told The Hollywood Reporter she was "this fantastically talented actress, who buried her personality beneath the character she was playing. And it is very rare that you run into that. And at the same time, she was sweet and funny and happy on the set... She was a person who did not insist that her personality take over the character."

He added: "Glenne let it all out, and it was so emotionally enormous and truthful. It was so loaded with love and loss and anguish. It was incredible to see her do that."

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