Celebrity Deaths 2022

by Michael Rich17 Comments — Updated April 19, 2024

Stars & celebrity we lost in 2022.


Sidney Poitier celebrity death 2022

Sidney Poitier
Dwayne Hickman death 2022

Dwayne Hickman
Bob Saget died 2012

Bob Saget
celebrity death - Howard Hesseman

Howard Hesseman

01 – Max Julien Actor/sculptor/clothes designer – played Goldie in movie “The Mack” (1973) also guest starred on TV show “Mod Squad” (1968) – age 88

01 – Dan Reeves, NFL Football player/coach – 38 years in NFL, head coach for 23 years (Broncos, Giants, Falcons) 9 Superbowl appearances, had 200 career wins – age 77 (complications of dementia)

02 – Jay Weaver, Christian music bassist/vocalist – formed the band Big Daddy Weave, biggest hits “My Story” and “I Know” – age 42 (Covid 19)

04 – Joan Copeland, Actress – extensive stage career plus TV soap operas Search for Tomorrow and One Life to Live; movies incl The Goddess (1958), The Peacemaker (1997) – age 99

04 – Jesse Daniels, R&B Singer – formed the group ‘Force MDs’ with his nephews (19981-’00), biggest hit “Tender Love” (1981) – age 58

06 – Peter Bogdanovich, Director/writer/actor/producer/film critic – produced these movies: The Last Picture Show (1971), Paper Moon (1973), Mask (1985); won a Golden Globe and an Emmy – age 82 (Parkinson’s disease)

06 – Sidney Poitier, Actor – some movies: The Defiant Ones (1955), Lilies of the Field (1963), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), won an Academy Award, a Grammy and two Golden Globe Awards age 94

06 – Calvin Simon, Doo wop singer – member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1997) – age 79

08 – Marilyn Bergman, Songwriter – with her husband, Alan, wrote The Windmills of Your Mind, The Way We Were, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers; won three Academy Awards, three Emmy Awards, and a Grammy – age 99

09 – Dwayne Hickman, Actor/producer,TV executive – played Dobie Gillis on TV show The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959’63) and Chuck MacDonald on The Bob Cummings Show (1955-’59) – age 87 (Parkinson’s disease)

09 – James Mtume, Jazz,R&B musician/songwriter/producer – played with Miles Davis (1971-75) biggest hits: “Juicy Fruit” (1983) and”You, Me, and He” – age 76

09 – Bob Saget, Actor/comedian/TV host – played Danny Tanner on TV show “Full House” (1987–’95) and host of America’s Funniest Home Videos (1989-’97) age 65

10 Ronnie Spector, Singer – formed the girl group the Ronettes (1957-’69) hits include: “Be My Baby” (1963), “Baby, I Love You” (1963), “Walking in the Rain” (1964); married to Phil Spector – age 78 (cancer)

11 – Clyde Bellecourt, Native American civil rights/cultural rights activist – initiated the march to Washington, D.C. called the Trail of Broken Treaties – age 85 (cancer)

11 – Rosa Lee Hawkins, Singer – member of the New Orleans R&B group The Dixie Cups, biggest hits “Chapel Of Love” & “People Say” (1964) – age 76 (complications from surgery)

13 – Fred Parris, Singer – lead singer for the doo-wop group The Five Satins, wrote and performed the song “In The Still of the Night” (1956) – age 85

13 – Sonny Turner, Singer – lead singer for the Platters (1959) hits include: “I Love You 1000 Times” (1966), “With This Ring” (1967) – age 82 (throat cancer)

14 – Greg Webster, Drummer/musician – founder of funk group the “Ohio Players” (1964-’73), The Funk Music Hall of Fame – age 84

15 – Ralph Emery, C&W TV host/radio DJ – hosted music TV show “Pop! Goes the Country” (1974-’80) and “Nashville Now” (1983-’93, 2007-’15), Country Music Hall of Fame (2007) – age 88

17 – Yvette Mimieux, Actress = played Weena in the movie “The Time Machine” (1960) and Melanie Tolman in “Where the Boys Are” (1960) – age 80

19 – Gloria McMillan, Actress – played student Harriet Conklin on TV show and 1956 movie of “Our Miss Brooks” (1952-’56) – age 88

20 – Meat Loaf, real name Michael Lee Aday – singer/actor – sang “I’d Do Anything for Love”, played Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Bob Paulson in Fight Club (1999) – age 74

21 – Louie Anderson, Comedian/actor/author – played Christine Baskets on TV show “Baskets” (2016), host of “Family Feud” (1999-’02), wrote four books, won 3 Emmy’s – age 68 (lymphoma)

22 – Kathryn Kates, Actress – had multiple roles on TV shows Seinfeld, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Orange Is the New Black and The Many Saints of Newark – age 73 (cancer)

22 – Don Wilson, Guitar player – co-founded the instrumental rock & roll group “The Ventures” biggest hit was ‘Walk Don’t Run’ – age 88

26 – Morgan Stevens, Actor – played teacher David Reardon in TV show “Fame” (1982-’84) and Nick Diamond in “Melrose Place” (1992-’99) – age 70

29 – Howard Hesseman, Actor – played Dr. Johnny Fever on TV show “WKRP in Cincinnati (1978’82) and history teacher Charlie Moore on “Head of the Class” (1986’91) – age 81 (complications of colon surgery)


Sally Kellerman died 2022

Sally Kellerman

07 – Douglas Trumbull, Director/special effects supervisor – did the special photographic effects for movies 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture – age 79 (mesothelioma)

12 – Ivan Reitman (75): Influential filmmaker and producer, known for iconic comedies like “Animal House” and “Ghostbusters.”

17 – David Brenner (59): Oscar-winning film editor, known for his collaboration with Oliver Stone.

18 – Lindsey Pearlman, Actress – played Vicious Rise on TV show “Vicious” (2021) and Joy Fletcher on “Chicago Justice” age 43

19 – Gary Brooker, Singer/song writer (UK) – founder and front man for English rock band Procol Harum; biggest hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale” – age 76 (cancer)

24 – Sally Kellerman, Actress/singer – played ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan in movie “M*A*S*H” (1970) and Elaine Navazio in “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (1972) – age 84 (heart failure)

25 – Farrah Forke, Actress – played Alex Lambert on TV show “Wings” (1990-’97) and Mayson Drake on Lois and Clark (1993-’97) – age 54 (cancer)

25 – Laurel Goodwin, Actress – played Laurel Dodge in Elvis Presley movie “Girls! Girls! Girls!” (1962) – age 79

27 – Ned Eisenberg, Actor – played Roger Kressler attorney on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ” (1999) – age 65 (cholangiocarcinoma)


Celebrity deaths 2022 William Hurt

William Hurt

02 – Johnny Brown Actor/singer played building superintendent Nathan Bookman on TV show “Good Times” (1974-’79) and as a regular on “Laugh-in” (1968’73) -age 84

03 – Tim Considine, Actor/writer/photographer – portrayed “Spin” on The Mickey Mouse Club’s segment “Spin & Marty” (1955-’57) and Mike Douglas on “My Three Sons” (1960-’65) – age 81

04 – Mitchell Ryan, Actor – played Burke Devlin in TV show “Dark Shadows” (1966-’71) and Edward Montgomery on “Dharma & Greg” (1997-’02) – age 88 (heart failure)

10 – Emilio Delgado, Actor/singer – portrayed Luis, the Fix-it Shop owner on “Sesame Street” (1971-’16) – age 81 (multiple myeloma)

11 – Conrad Janis, Actor/jazz musician – played Mindy McConnell’s father, Frederick on TV show “Mork & Mindy” (1978-’82) and Ross Turner in “The Buddy Holly Story” (1978) – age 94

11 – Timmy Thomas, R&B singer/musician/songwriter – biggest solo hit “Why Can’t We Live Together” (1972) – age 77

12 – Traci Braxton, Singer/reality television personality – Starred with her sisters in TV reality show “Braxton Family Values” and had hit song “Last Call” – age 50 (esophageal cancer)

13 – William Hurt, Actor – played Luis Molina in movie “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985) won an Academy Award, and Tom Grunick in “Broadcast News” – age 71 (prostate cancer)

17 – Peter Bowles, English actor known for his versatile career on screen and stage. He achieved fame in TV dramas like “Callan: A Magnum for Schneider” and “I, Claudius,” but he’s best remembered for his comedic roles in sitcoms such as “Rumpole of the Bailey,” “Only When I Laugh,” “To the Manor Born,” and “The Bounder.” Born in London, Bowles married Susan Bennett in 1961, with whom he had three children. Battled cancer, leaving a legacy of diverse acting in films and TV series. – age 85.

18 – Pepper Martin, Actor/professional wrestler – wrestled from (1957-’62) when he broke his back, had acting parts in Walking Tall (1973), The Longest Yard (1974), Live A Little, Steal A Lot (1975) – age 85

19 – Scoey Mitchell, Actor – played Paul Bratter in TV show “Barefoot in the Park” (1970) and Justin Culp in “Rhoda” (1974’76) – age 92

21 – Lawrence Dane, Actor (CA) – played Lt. Preston in ‘Bride of Chucky’ (1998) and Coach Walker in ‘Running’ (1979) – age 84 (pancreatic cancer)

23 – Madeleine Albright, Diplomat – served as U.S. secretary of state under President Clinton (1997-’01) was known for always wearing large brooches – age 84 (cancer)

25 – Taylor Hawkins, Musician/drummer – the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters (1999-’21) also played for Alanis Morissette, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – age 50

29 – Paul Herman, Actor – played Randy in “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) and Peter “Beansie” Gaeta in the TV series The Sopranos – age 76

30 – Tom Parker, Singer (UK) – member of the boy band ‘The Wanted’ biggest hits: “All Time Low” and “Chasing the Sun” – age 30 (glioblastoma)


Bobby Rydell, teenage heartthrob died 2022

Bobby Rydell
Celebrity death - Gilbert Gottfried 2022

Gilbert Gottfried
Naomi Judd celebrity death 2022

Naomi Judd
Celebrity death 2022 David Birney

David Birney

01 – C. W. Mcall, C&W Singer – mostly wrote and sang trucker oriented songs; “Convoy” was his biggest hit also “Old Home Filler-Up an’ Keep on a-Truckin’ Cafe” – age 93

04 – Estelle Harris, Actress – played Estelle Costanza on TV show “Seinfeld” and did the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise, – age 93

05 – Nehemiah Persoff, Actor – played and the gangster boss Little Bonaparte in movie “Some Like It Hot” (1959) and Rebbe Mendel in “Yentl” (1983) – age 102

05 – Bobby Rydell , Singer/actor – played Hugo Peabody in movie “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963), hit songs: “Wild One” (1960) and “Volare” (1958) – age 79 (complications of pneumonia)

06 – Rae Allen, Actress – played Edith Bunker’s cousin Amelia on “All in the Family” and Aunt Quintina Blundetto on “The Sopranos”, won a Tony Award for play” And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little” – age 95

12 – Gilbert Gottfried, Comedian/actor – played Sidney Bernstein in movie “Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987), he starred in a short lived sitcom “Norman’s Corner” and did substantial voice acting including the duck in “Aflac” commercials – age 67 (ventricular tachycardia)

15 – Liz Sheridan Actress/dancer – played Jerry Seinfield’s mother on TV show “Seinfeld” (1989-’98) and Mrs. Ochmonek, on “ALF” – age 93

17 – James Olsen, Actor – his movies included: The Three Sisters (1966),Rachel, Rachel (1968), The Andromeda Strain (1971) – age 91

20 – Robert Morse, Actor – played Bertram Cooper in TV show “Mad Men” (2007–’15) and starred in the on stage production as well as the movie “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” – age 90

23 – Orrin Hatch, Politician – US Senator from Utah for 42 years (1977 to ’19) and was the longest serving Republican Senator ever, was nominated as president pro tempore of the Senate in 2015 – age 88

24 – Andrew Woolfolk, Musician/saxophonist – played with group Earth Wind and Fire (1973-’93), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2000) – age 71

27 – David Birney, Actor – played title role in TV show “Serpico” (1976-’77), starred in “Bridget Loves Bernie” (1972-’73) – age 83 (Alzheimer’s disease)

29 – Joanna Barnes, Actress/writer – played Gloria Upson in movie “Auntie Mame” (1958), and Vicki Robinson in “The Parent Trap” (1961) – age 87

30 – Naomi Judd, C&W Singer/actress – with daughter, Wynonna, formed singing duo “The Judds”, won five Grammy Awards, hits: “Love Can Build a Bridge”, “Cry Myself to Sleep” – age 76 (mental health issues)


Fred Ward died May, 2020

Fred Ward
Ray Liotta celebrity death 2022

Ray Liotta

01 – Jerry verDorn, Actor – portrayed Ross Marler in TV soap opera “Guiding Light” (1979-’04) and Clint Buchanan on “One Life to Live” (2005-’12) – age 72 (cancer)

05 – Mike Hagerty, Actor – played Mr. Treeger, on TV series “Friends”, was a member of improv group “The Second City” – age 67

07 – Mickey Gilley, C&W singer/songwriter – hits include: “Room Full of Roses”, “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time” and “Stand by Me” from the movie Urban Cowboy – age 86

08 – Fred Ward, Actor/producer – played Earl Bassett in movies Tremors and Tremors 2 also astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff – age 79

15 – Maggie Peterson, Actress/singer – played Charlene Darling on the TV series “The Andy Griffith Show” also Rose Ellen in movie “The Love God?” with Don Knotts – age 81

17 – Vangelis, Greek musician renowned for his pioneering electronic and cinematic music compositions. He composed iconic soundtracks, including “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner” leaving an enduring legacy in the world of music and film. – age 79

17 Marnie Schulenburg, Actress – played Alison Stewart on TV soap opera “As the World Turns” (2007–’10) – age 37 (metastatic breast cancer)

27 – Ray Liotta, Actor – played Henry Hill in movie “Goodfellas” (1990) and Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams” (1989) also Matt Wozniak in TV series “Shades of Blue” – age 67

27 – Andrew Fletcher: Founding member and keyboardist of Depeche Mode, a pioneering band in the genre of synth-pop. Fletcher’s innovative contributions to electronic music helped shape the sound of the 1980s and beyond. His work with Depeche Mode, including hits like “Enjoy the Silence” and “Personal Jesus,” left an indelible mark on the music industry, making him a revered figure in the world of synth-pop. Fletcher’s legacy continues to influence generations of musicians – age 60

28 – Bo Hopkins, Actor – appeared in numerous movies including “The Wild Bunch” (1969), “The Bridge at Remagen” (1969), “The Getaway” (1972), “American Graffiti” (1973) – age 84 (complications from a heart attack)

29 – Ronnie Hawkins, Rock & Roll Singer/songwriter – had many charted hits: covers of Chuck Berry’s “Thirty Days” (retitled “Forty Days”) and Young Jessie’s “Mary Lou” and “Susie Q” age 87 ( pancreatic cancer)



XX – Alex, aka Technoblade (23): American YouTuber known for Minecraft content and Dream SMP involvement. He gained popularity for his Minecraft PvP skills and won the MC Championship tournaments. Diagnosed with cancer in 2021, he raised funds for the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Technoblade’s passing had a profound impact, with widespread tributes from the Minecraft and YouTube communities. His final video conveyed a message from his father and contributed to cancer research. Technoblade’s legacy endures through his content and the community he built.

05 – Alec John Such (70): An American musician, co-founder, and bassist of Bon Jovi, shaping their rock sound from 1983 to 1994 across their first five albums. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 with the band, his influential career left an enduring impact on rock music – age 70 (heart attack).

06 – Jim Seals, Musician – part of duo “Seals and Croft” biggest hits: hits “Summer Breeze” (1972), “Diamond Girl” (1973), and “Get Closer” (1976) – age 79 (stroke)

12 – Philip Baker Hall, Actor – was in movies: Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999) and played Lt. Joe Bookman in TV show Seinfeld – age 90 (emphysema)

16 – Tyler Sanders, Child Actor – played Leo in TV show spin-off “Just Add Magic: Mystery City”, nominated for an Emmy Award – age 18 (unknown cause)

26 – Mary Mara, Actress – Inspector Bryn Carson on TV show “Nash Bridges” (1996’01) also on nine episodes of ER as Loretta Sweets – age 61 (drowned while swimming in the St. Lawrence River)


James Caan celebrity died July 2022

James Caan
Larry Storch death 2022

LQ ones Western star dead 2022

L.Q. Jones
Celebrity Death Paul Sorvino died 2022

Paul Sorvino
Tony Dow,leave It To Beaver star dead 2022

Tony Dow
Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols Celebrity Death

Nichelle Nichols

06 – James Caan, Actor – played “Mississippi” in movie “El Dorado” (1966) won an Acadamy & Golde Globe Award for Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather” (1972) also TV movie “Brian’s Song” age 82

08 – Gregory Itzin, Actor – played U.S. President Charles Logan in TV series “24” (2001-’09) and “The Mentalist” – age 74

08 – Tony Sirico, Actor – played Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri in TV series “The Sopranos” also portrayed gangsters in movies “Goodfellas”, “Mob Queen” and many others – age 79

08 – Larry Storch, Actor/comedian – played Corporal Randolph Agarn on TV show “F Troop” (1965-’67) was a semi-regular on Car 54, Where Are You? (1961’63) age 99

09 – L. Q. Jones, Actor – played in western movies “Ride the High Country” (1962), “Major Dundee” (1965), “The Wild Bunch” (1969) wrote and directed “A Boy and His Dog” (1975) – age 94

14 – Ivana Trump, Socialite/businesswoman – married to Donald Trump (1977-’92), divorced because of his infidelity with Maria Maples, they had three children, Donald Jr. in 1977, Ivanka in 1981, and Eric in 1984 – age 73 (blunt impact injuries after falling down stairs)

15 – William Hart, Singer – lead singer for “The Delfonics”, biggest hits: “La – La – Means I Love You” (1968) and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” (1970), Grammy Award (1971) – age 77

15 – Paul Anthony Ryder, Musician  – Founding member of Happy Mondays, a prominent band in the Madchester music scene of the early ’90s. Ryder played bass guitar and was known for his contributions to albums like “Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches.” He also ventured into acting and formed the band Big Arm. Ryder passed away Ischaemic heart disease and diabetes – age 58

16 – Mickey Rooney Jr., Oldest son of actor Mickey Rooney, was a “Mouseketeer” in The Mickey Mouse Club and the movie “Beyond the Bermuda Triangle” (1975) – age 77

18 – Rebecca Balding, Actress – played Elise Rothman, the newspaper editor on TV series “Charmed” (2002-’06) and Carol David on “Soap” (1978-’80) – age 73 (ovarian cancer)

21 – Taurean Blacque, Actor – played Detective Neal Washington on the TV series “Hill Street Blues” (1981-’87) and movie “DeepStar Six” (1989) – age 82

24 – David Warner, Actor(UK) – played Jack the Ripper in movie “Time After Time” and Spicer Lovejoy in “Titanic” – age 80 (lung cancer)

25 – Paul Sorvino, Actor/opera singer/writer – played Paulie Cicero in movie “Goodfellas” and Sergeant Phil Cerreta in TV series “Law & Order” – age 83

27 – Mary Alice, Actress – played Leticia “Lettie” Bostic on TV series “A Different World” (1987–’89) and Effie Williams in movie “Sparkle” – age 85

27 – Tony Dow, Actor/producer/director – played Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver” (1957-’63) and “The New Leave It to Beaver” (1983-’89) – age 77 (liver cancer)

30 – Pat Carroll, Actress – played Bunny Halper on TV series “Make Room for Daddy” (1961’64), was an Emmy, Drama Desk, and Grammy Award winner – age 95

30 – Nichelle Nichols, Actress/dancer/singer – played Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek: The Original Series” and many sequels, worked with NASA to recruit minority and female personnel – age 89 (heart failure)

31 – Bill Russell, NBA Player/Coach – Played with Boston Celtics (1956-’69) and coached while still playing (1968-’69), won 11 NBA championships, won gold medal 1956 Summer Olympics – age 88


Cl Gulager Western Star Celebrity death 2022

Clu Gulager
Roger Mosley from Magnum PI died 2022

Roger Mosley
Olivia Newton-John died of breast cancer 2022

Oliva Newton-John
Anne Heche celebrity death 2022

Anne Heche

05 – Judith Durham, Singer(AU) – lead singer for the folk/pop group “Seekers” (1963-’68), “I’ll Never Find Another You”, “Georgy Girl” – age 79 (bronchiectasis)

05 – Clu Gulager, Actor – played ‘Billy the Kid’ in TV western series “The Tall Man” (1960-’62) and Emmett Ryker on “The Virginian”, also opposite John Wayne in movie “McQ” (1974) – age 93

07 – Roger E. Mosley, Actor/director – played Theodore “T.C.” Calvin on TV series “Magnum, P.I.” (1980-’88) also as as Sonny Liston in movie “The Greatest” (1977) – age 83 (car accident)

08 – Lamont Dozier, Record producer/song writer/singer – with Motown he produced “Where Did Our Love Go”, he co-wrote and produced 14 US Billboard number 1 hits, won a Golden Globe and a Grammy award – age 81

08 – Dame Olivia Newton-John, Singer/actress(AU) – four Grammy Awards, hit songs: “You’re the One That I Want” (1978), “Physical” (1981) also starred as Sandy in movie “Grease” (1978) – age 73 (cancer)

11 – Anne Heche, Actress – played Maggie in movie “Donnie Brasco” (1997), geologist Amy Barnes in “Volcano” (1997) and Robin Monroe in “Six Days, Seven Nights” (1998) – age 53 (car crash)

18 – Virginia Patton, Actress – played Ruth Dakin Bailey movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) then retired 3 years later to marry and raise a family – age 97

22 – Jerry Allison, Musician/drummer – played with Buddy Holly and then with The Crickets, co-wrote hits “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue”, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – age 82

24 – Joe E. Tata, Actor – played Nat Bussichio, the Peach Pit diner owner, in TV series “90210” (1990-’00) and Private Neddick in “No Time for Sergeants” (1964–’65) – age 85 (Alzheimer’s disease)


Queen Elizabeth II Queen of England died 2022

Queen Elizabeth II
Eliabeth II Queen of The United Kingdom dead 2022

Young Queen Elizabeth II

7 – Bernard Shaw(82), Journalist – Lead news anchor for CNN (1980-’01) also worked with WNUS, Westinghouse Broadcasting, CBS News, and ABC News; awards: Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Pioneering Black journalist, he’s best remembered for his composed reporting during the Gulf War from Baghdad amidst missile strikes.

7 – Marsha Hunt (104): Actress known for films like “These Glamour Girls.”

8 – Elizabeth II (96), Monarch – Reigned for 70 years and 214 days (1952-2022) as Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms which included 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, married to Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark till his death 2021, was the longest-lived British monarch and the second-longest reigning sovereign in world history – age 96

12 – Ramsey Lewis (87): Renowned jazz pianist with a career spanning over 60 years.

13 – Jean-Luc Godard (91): Iconic director of the French New Wave.

13 – Ken Starr (76): Federal appellate judge and attorney central to Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

23 – Louise Fletcher (88): Actress best known for her role as Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

28 – Coolio (59): Grammy-winning rapper known for “Gangsta’s Paradise.”


2 – Sacheen Littlefeather (75): Actor and activist who declined Marlon Brando’s 1973 Academy Award.

4 – Loretta Lynn (90): Country music icon and part of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds.

11 – Angela Lansbury (96): Actress best known for “Murder, She Wrote.”

13 – Joyce Elizabeth Sims (63): American singer and songwriter known for her R&B hits, including “Come into My Life,” which reached the top 10 on both the US Billboard R&B Chart and the UK Singles Chart in 1987/8. She began her career with Sleeping Bag Records and continued to release music over the years.

14 – Robbie Coltrane (72): Actor known for roles including Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” movies.

24 – Leslie Jordan (67): Emmy-winning actor known for roles on “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story.”

28 – Jerry Lee Lewis (87): Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer known for hits like “Great Balls of Fire.”


1 – Takeoff (28): Rapper known for his work with the Grammy-nominated trio Migos.

5 – Aaron Carter (34): Singer-rapper who began his career in his teen years.

8 – Jeff Cook (73): Guitarist and co-founder of the country group Alabama.

10 – Kevin Conroy (66): American actor renowned for voicing Batman in various animated media, starting with “Batman: The Animated Series” in 1992. His iconic portrayal continued in numerous TV series, films, and video games. Conroy also had a diverse career in theatre, television, and film, including roles in “Dynasty” and “Ohara.”

11 – Gallagher (76): Comedian known for his watermelon-smashing act.

11 – John Aniston (89): Emmy-winning star of “Days of Our Lives.”

19 – Jason David Frank (49): Actor known for playing the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver.

25 – Irene Cara (63): Oscar-winning singer-actor known for “Fame” and “Flashdance.”

30 – Christine McVie (79): Fleetwood Mac vocalist and songwriter.

Barbara Walters celebrity death 2022
Barbara Walters


1 – Gaylord Perry (84): Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner.

1 – Julia Reichert (76): Documentarian known for “American Factory.”

4 – Bob McGrath (90): Actor and singer best known for his role on “Sesame Street.”

5 – Kirstie Alley (71): Actor known for “Cheers” and “Veronica’s Closet.”

12 – Mike Leach (61): College football coach known for the Air Raid offense.

13 – Stephen “tWitch” Boss (40): DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and former contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

20 – Franco Harris (72): Hall of Fame running back known for the “Immaculate Reception.”

29 – Pelé (82): Brazilian soccer legend and three-time World Cup winner.

30 – Barbara Walters, Journalist & TV personality – her many jobs included: The Today Show (1963-’76), ABC Evening News (co-anchor) (1976-’79), ABC newsmagazine 20/20 (1979-’04), created, produced, and co-hosted the ABC daytime talk show The View – age 93

31 – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (95): First pontiff in 600 years to resign.


The Fiftiesweb is grateful to Paula Valenzuela for her very gracious help with compiling Celebrity Deaths 2022!

17 thoughts on “Celebrity Deaths 2022”

  1. Please add:

    Paul Ryder, founding member & bassist of the Happy Mondays, one of the pioneers of the Madchester music scene of the early ’90s. He passed away July 15, 2022.

  2. Please add:
    Peter Bowles (16 October 1936 – 17 March 2022) was an English screen and stage actor. He is best remembered for his roles in sitcoms and television comedy dramas, including: Rumpole of the Bailey, Only When I Laugh, To the Manor Born, The Bounder, The Irish R.M., Lytton’s Diary, Executive Stress and Perfect Scoundrels.

  3. Could you please add these two:
    1. Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice of Batman since 1992, who passed away on November 10.
    2. Technoblade, popular Minecraft YouTuber with nearly 11 million subscribers, who passed away in June 2022 (unsure the exact date).


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