Add Judge Joe Wapner to the list of celebrities to pass away so far in 2017.

KATC reports that retired Judge Joseph Wapner died Sunday at age 97.

Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep. Judge Wapner was hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems and had been under home hospice care.

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