Over the course of this year, the world lost a lot of legends. A number of renowned rock 'n' roll musicians passed away, from Chuck Berry to Tom Petty to Fats Domino. Country music fans said goodbye to icons like Glen Campbell and Mel Tillis. The suicides of Linkin Park leader singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell led to suicide prevention awareness campaigns, while rapper Lil Peep's accidental overdose prompted conversations about the country's opioid epidemic and the glorification of prescription painkillers in music. And today's entertainment industry wouldn't be the same without Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Hefner and George Romero, all of whom passed away in 2017.
Many of the names on this list will continue to live on through the lasting impact that they made on the world. So in honor of their legacies, let's take a moment to remember all those we lost this year.
As we say goodbye to 2017, there are a few other things we'd like to say goodbye to as well. Sure, the idea that a new calendar year will suddenly bring about positive change can be seen as overly optimistic and a little naive. Who can honestly say that they've never given up on a resolution a few weeks into January? But given some of the major news stories that defined the past year, we do have some hope that our society is losing tolerance for these seven things going into 2018.