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Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell to be saluted during ABC's "The Year in Memoriam 2017" special next month

Samir Hussein/Redferns; Danny ClinchA new special paying tribute to the many beloved celebrities who we've lost during the past year will premiere on ABC on Monday, December 18 at 10 p.m. ET. The Year in Memoriam 2017 will include tributes to Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell and many other stars.

The special will feature a variety of famous guests who will pay homage to the late luminaries. Alice Cooper and country singer Hunter Hayes will appear in the segments honoring Petty and Berry, while Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker will salute Campbell.

The hour-long show was conceived by talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel and will be emceed by Robin Roberts.

"The In Memoriam segments are always the most moving parts of a major awards show," notes Kimmel. "Robin and I thought it would be fitting to pay longer-form and more personal tribute to these American icons with great stories from their friends, colleagues and peers."

Among the other stars whose lives and legacy will be saluted during the show are Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis and Don Rickles.

A companion special anchored by Roberts titled The Year: 2017, looking up the major events of the past 12 months, will air on ABC on Tuesday, December 19, at 9 p.m. ET.

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