All The Celebrities We've Lost In 2022
We have already lost so many celebrities within the last couple of years, and with the end of 2022 approaching, sadly, we have lost more this year. Death is something that everyone has to deal with, and it can be devastating to learn that your favorite celebrity has passed on. Some celebrities, such as Aaron Carter and Chelsie Kryst, passed away at a young age, which is heartbreaking, while others, such as James Caan and Philip Baker Hall, died from old age.
These celebrities have always brought us joy over the years by entertaining us through athletics, film, music, and theater. Hence, it is sad to see these celebrities pass on, but that is what eventually happens to everyone in the world. So, if you are interested in discovering all the stars we've lost in 2022, check out this article.
Meat Loaf was known for being a rock and roll legend and was one of the most unique in the industry. Some of the legendary singer's most notable songs are "I'd Do Anything for Love," "Bat Out of Hell," and "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through."
Meat Loaf became a rock legend after he released his Bat Out of Hell album trilogy and even picked up acting. Meat Loaf starred in films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club. Meat Loaf sadly passed away at the age of 74 years old on January 20th in Nashville, Tennesse, from causes that were not released.
Taylor Hawkins was the drummer of the Foo Fighters and joined the band in 1997. He ended up recording eight albums with the Foo Fighters and became a beloved drummer over the years. The Foo Fighters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021, which was shortly before Hawkins' death.
Hawkins was a talented drummer that died at a young age as he was only 50 years old when he was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia. Hawkins passed away on March 25th, and Colombian authorities found several drugs in his system, but ultimately, no cause of death was given.
Tony Dow was best known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the hit television series Leave It to Beaver, which ran on the air from 1957 to 1963. Dow went on to star in several television shows throughout his career and even worked as a director, producer, and writer.
Dow even reprised his role as Wally Cleaver in The New Leave It to Beaver and the show's television film. Dow was diagnosed with liver cancer at the beginning of 2022 and sadly passed away on July 26th at the age of 77 years old. He is just another television legend that is gone.
Ronnie Spector was an American singer that was known for creating the girl band, The Ronettes. She was often referred to as "the original bad girl of rock and roll" as she wasn't afraid to show her bad side. Some of her most popular songs are "Be My Baby," "Baby, I Love You," and "Walking in the Rain."
Ronnie Spector released several solo albums once The Ronettes broke up, but they eventually got back together after a couple of years. Sadly, Ronnie passed away on January 12th at the age of 87 years old. She will be sorely missed as she was one of the pioneers of rock and roll.
Louie Anderson was famously known for being a stand-up comedian, actor, and game show host. He is best known for being the game show host for Family Feud, which he did from 1999 to 2002. Anderson has a pretty recognizable face as he has starred in several television shows and films throughout the years, such as Life With Louie and Coming to America.
Anderson also starred in the hit television series Baskets, where he earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Anderson passed away from cancer at the age of 68 years old on January 21st.
Betty Davis was best known for being an American singer that wasn't afraid to put sexual lyrics in her songs. Betty Davis's most popular songs are "It's My Life," "The Cellar," "Ooh Yea," "Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him," and "Git in There."
Betty Davis was a mixture of several artists at the time, such as David Bowie, Tina Turner, and Miles Davis, which made her unique in every way. Sadly, Davis had been suffering from cancer in recent years and passed away at the age of 76 years old on February 9th.
Scott Hall was a famous professional wrestler during the 1980s and went by the name of Razor Ramon. Hall started wrestling in 1984 but didn't become very renowned until 1992 in the World Wrestling Federation. Hall was never able to win a championship, but he still became one of the most loved wrestlers in the industry.
His charismatic performances were the reason why he became so famous as a wrestler, with many young wrestlers looking up to him. Hall passed away at the age of 63 years old on March 14th after he suffered from several heart attacks. This wrestling legend will be missed.
Bobbie Nelson was the eldest sister of the famous country singer Willie Nelson. Just like her brother, Bobbie was a talented singer and pianist that was part of Willie's band. The brother and sister played music together all of their lives, but that sadly ended as Bobbie passed away on March 10th at the age of 91 years old.
It is uncertain what Bobbie passed away from, but it is most likely of natural causes. She is dearly missed by Willie, as she had been someone that he looked up to in life. It is sad to see this country legend go; it will be even more devastating when Willie goes.
Mark Lanegan was another rock legend that ended up passing this year. Lanegan was best known for being the lead singer of the grudge band Screaming Trees. He also was a member of the Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins.
Lanegan's voice was made for grudge music, and that is the reason why he became one of the most popular grudge singers during the 90s. Lanegan wasn't afraid to work with other artists and worked with bands such as Alice and Chains and Pearl Jam. Lanegan ended up passing away at the age of 57 years old on February 27th from unknown causes.
Ralph Ahn was best known for his roles in 90s films such as Amityville: A New Generation, Panther, and Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace. Ahn is also best known for portraying Tran in the hit television series New Girl.
Ahn starred in several films and television shows over the years and was known for his comedic skills. Ahn lived a long life as he passed away at the age of 95 years old on February 26th. It is unknown what Ahn ended up passing away from, but one thing is certain, he lived a long and prosperous life.
Sally Kellerman was best known for her role as Major Margaret J "Hot Lips" Houlihan on the hit show and film, M*A*S*H. She ended up being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and ended up starring in several films afterward, such as Brewster McCloud and Welcome to L.A.
Kellerman was also an exceptional singer and recorded a solo album at the age of 18 years old. Kellerman started to suffer from dementia a couple of years ago and ended up passing away from heart failure on February 28th at the age of 84 years old.
Chelsie Kryst was famously known for being a model, beauty pageant queen, television correspondent, and attorney. Kryst was crowned Miss USA in 2019 and went on to finish in the top ten of Miss Universe that same year. Kryst became an attorney after law school and practiced complex civil litigation.
She eventually worked as a television correspondent on Extra and was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. Sadly, Kryst jumped to her death from her New York apartment on January 30th. Kryst had been dealing with depression her whole life, which led to her taking her own life. She was only 30 years old.
Sidney Poitier was famously known for being the first African American actor in the film industry to win an Academy Award for Best Actor and a pioneer for racial equality within Hollywood. Poitier will be missed by millions as he was a great actor that starred in films such as A Raisin in the Sun and A Patch of Blue.
Poitier was an exceptional actor that not only won an Academy Award but also earned a BAFTA, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. He sadly passed away at the age of 96 years old on January 6th. He will be missed as he paved the way for many African Americans.
Gilbert Gottfried was famously known for having an annoying voice and a dark sense of humor, making him a great comedian and actor. Gottfried started his career as a stand-up comedian and eventually earned a spot on Saturday Night Live, which made him world famous.
Gottfried was also known for being an exceptional voice actor, as his shrill voice was unique in every way. He ended up voice acting in films and television shows such as Aladdin, Cyberchase, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sadly, Gottfried passed away at the age of 67 years old on April 12th from recurrent ventricular tachycardia.
Ivan Reitman was a prominent film director, screenwriter, and producer whom the industry will miss. You may not recognize Reitman's name, but you will surely recognize some of his films, such as Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Kindergarten Cop, and others.
Reitman was also known for producing several films during the 90s, such as Space Jam and Beethoven. Ghostbusters: Afterlife was the last film that Reitman directed as he passed away on February 12th peacefully in his sleep at the age of 75 years old. Reitman will be missed by millions as he brought a lot of joy to people that saw his movies.
Michael Lang was best known for being one of the co-creators of the famous Woodstock Festival. Lang partnered with producer Artie Kornfeld in 1969 to create one of the most popular music festivals in the world. Woodstock Festival featured performers such as The Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and several more.
Lang became a legend in the music industry as he was one of the people behind creating one of the best music festivals in the world. Sadly, Lang passed at the age of 77 years old from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma on January 8th.
Calvin Simon was a music legend as he was a member of not only Parliament but also Funkalelic, which were some of the most popular funk rock bands of their time. Simon fell in love with music at a young age and started singing for the church choir.
Simon knew he had a voice, and when he moved to New Jersey when he was a teenager, he joined The Parliaments. Simon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and even earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Simon ended up passing away at the age of 79 years old from undisclosed reasons on January 6th.
Kevin Conroy was best known for voicing Batman in the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Conroy's voice was loved by Batman fans, and DC Animated Universe decided to cast him for a couple of spin-offs of Batman shows as well as several animated Batman films.
Conroy even voiced Batman in a couple of video games as well. Conroy started acting in television during the late 1970s but found that voice acting was what he loved. Sadly, Conroy passed away at the age of 66 years old from intestinal cancer on November 10th. He will be deeply missed by all his fans.
Peter Robbins was famously known for being the first voice of Charlie Brown in the Peanuts television show during the 1960s. Robbins was proud to be the voice of Charlie Brown and even got the character tattooed on his body along with Snoopy.
Robbins was nominated for four Grammy Awards for Best Recording for Children and voiced acted for several other television shows over the years. Sadly, Robbins was suffering from depression for quite a long time and was battling with mental illness. He ended up taking his own life on January 18th at the age of 65 years old.
Aaron Carter rose to fame as his brother Nick Carter was part of the Backstreet Boys and helped launch his career at a very young age. Carter ended up releasing a couple of successful solo albums and even started to appear on Nickelodeon as a regular.
Carter ended up having a successful music career as he truly had a passion for it. He released his final album titled Blacklisted two days after his death as he sadly passed away on November 5th at the age of 34 years old. It is uncertain how Carter passed away as further details haven't been released.
Bob Saget was one of America's most beloved comedians and television actors. He rose to fame from being on the hit television show Full House. Bob Saget was considered a comedy legend and performed stand-up comedy shows until he sadly passed away on January 9th.
Saget was only 65 years old and unexpectedly passed away during his last comedy tour. Saget was found in his hotel room and was pronounced dead once a medical professional examined his body. It was reported that Saget suffered from a head injury in his autopsy report. Still, there has been no further evidence, as his family didn't want to disclose any additional information.
Coolio was best known for his music, as he was one of the top rappers that came out of the 90s. Some of his most notable songs are "Gangster's Paradise," "Fantastic Voyage," "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)," and "C U When U Get There."
Although Coolio stopped making music over ten years ago, he was still considered one of the pioneers of rap music and even got into acting, where he starred as himself on multiple occasions. Sadly, Coolio passed away at the age of 59 years old from cardiac arrest on September 28th. The rap community will deeply miss him, as everyone loved his songs.
Peter Bogdanovich was another Hollywood legend that was known for being an exceptional film director and screenwriter. His most notable work is in the film The Last Picture Show, which ended up receiving eight Academy Award nominations which included Best Director and Best Picture.
Although Bogdanovich had a rough couple of years as a director, he is considered one of the pioneers of New Hollywood and will be missed as he sadly passed away at the age of 82 years old. Bogdanovich passed away on January 6th from the intricacies of Parkison's Disease, which he had been dealing with for years.
Teddy Ray was best known for being a stand-up comedian and actor. Ray appeared on several television shows such as Wild 'n Out, How to Be Broke, and Pause with Sam Jay. Ray rose to fame on Comedy Central and gained popularity over the years.
Sadly, Ray is no longer with us, as he was found dead in his pool on August 12th. Ray was only 32 years old when he was pronounced dead, and authorities determined that Ray died from drowning. Comedians were devastated to find out that Ray was gone as he really knew how to make people laugh.
William Hurt was an exceptional actor who was awarded an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Hurt's most notable films are Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God, and Broadcast News.
Not only was Hurt a great film actor but he was also known for being a distinguished television actor. Hurt's last film he starred in was Black Widow, which came out in 2021. Sadly, Hurt passed away from prostate cancer on March 13th, which he had been struggling with for years. Hurt was only 71 years old but accomplished a lot in his life.
Paul Sorvino was best known for his roles in films such as Goodfellas, Reds, and The Rocketeer. Sorvino also portrayed Sergeant Phil Cerreta in the hit television series Law & Order. Sorvino was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor for his performance in That Championship Season in 1972.
Sorvino will always be remembered as Pauly from the Goodfellas, as his performance was stellar. Sadly, Sorvino passed away at the age of 83 years old from an unknown cause on July 25th. Hollywood will miss Sorvino as he was one actor that knew how to play a serious role.
John Stahl was a famous Scottish actor that is best known for his role as Rickard Karstark in the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones. Stahl was not only famous for his role in Game of Thrones but was a renowned actor that starred in several operas and Scottish television shows.
Stahl also starred as Tom 'Inverdarroch' Kerr in High Road and was known for his serious acting roles. Stahl died from cancer on March 2nd at the age of 68 years old. He had had cancer for a couple of years, but no one expected him to go so soon.
James Caan was another legendary actor that isn't with us any longer. Caan is best known for his roles in The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and most recently, the Christmas film, Elf. Caan started his acting career by starring in various westerns in the 1960s.
Caan's popularity blew up after he portrayed Sonny Corleone in the Godfather films. Caan went on to star in several films throughout his career and even earned nominations for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. Caan passed away at the age of 82 years old from a heart attack on July 6th.
Ray Liotta was best known for his role as Henry Hill in the Hollywood blockbuster, Goodfellas. He is the second actor that was part of Goodfellas that passed away this year, and he will be missed immensely by the industry. Liotta was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award and received multiple nominations for his performances.
Liotta passed away in his sleep at the age of 67 years old on May 26th. This came as a surprise to everyone as he had been in good health. There have been no further details released about the legendary actor's cause of death. It is truly sad to see this legend go as he was one of the best.
Ian McDonald was one of the founding members of Foreigner and King Crimson. McDonald was exceptional at playing almost every instrument and wasn't afraid to press himself in music. McDonald ended up leaving both bands to pursue a solo career but ended up regretting it years later.
McDonald ended up apologizing to King Crimson in a documentary as he felt that he shouldn't have left them so early on. The apology was given a week before McDonald passed away from colon cancer on February 9th at the age of 89 years old. McDonald will surely be missed by fans all over the world.
Fred Ward was best known for being an actor as well as a producer. Ward starred in several films throughout his career, such as Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, Tremors, The Player, and 30 Minutes or Less. Ward wasn't afraid to dip his feet in different genres, which worked out well for him in the end.
Ward had an iconic look that was not easy to copy, which made him even more popular in his older years. Ward passed away at the age of 79 years old from unknown causes on May 8th. Sadly, he is just another celebrity we have lost this year.
Nichelle Nichols was best known for her role as Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek television series and films. Nichols was one of the first African American actresses on American television at the time, which was groundbreaking. She paved the way for other African American actresses to join the film industry and is missed dearly.
Nichols passed away from heart failure at the age of 89 years old on July 30th. She will be dearly missed by Star Trek fans and will always be known as one of the first African American actresses to grow in popularity.
Anne Heche was best known for her roles in films such as Walking and Talking, Donnie Brasco, Volcano, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Heche was both a film actress and a Broadway actress and was nominated for a Tony award for her performance in the play Twentieth Century.
Heche sadly passed away from injuries from a severe car crash at the age of 53 years old on August 11th. Footage caught Heche rapidly speeding through a small neighborhood before crashing into a home. She was hospitalized for a couple of days until she died from her injuries.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis was one of the most popular singers and pianists that came out of the rock and roll scene during the 1950s. Some of Lewis's most popular songs are "Great Balls of Fire," "Crazy Arms," and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." Things didn't go well for Lewis after he married his 13-year-old cousin, who was once removed.
Although Lewis wasn't as popular, he still made music until the end of his time. Lewis ended up passing away from a stroke at the age of 87 years old on October 28th. Lewis will always be remembered as one of rock and roll's music pioneers.
Emilio Delgado was best known for portraying Luis, who was the owner of The Fix-It-Shop on the hit television series Sesame Street. Delgado first joined Sesame Street in 1971 and was part of the show up until 2016. Although Delgado wasn't a part of the show anymore, Sesame Street insisted that he still represent them and was part of Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Delgado was given the title of the longest-running role for a Mexican-American in television history. Sadly, Delgado was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2020, which led to his death on March 20th of this year; he was only 81 years old.
Kirshnik Khari Ball, also known as Takeoff, was best known for being a member of the famous rap group Migos. Migos ended up making it on the Billboard Hot 100 multiple times and released hit after hit for numerous years. Takeoff worked with several musical artists, such as Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, which made him the more popular one of the group.
Sadly, Takeoff isn't with us anymore as he was shot and killed in Houston, Texas, at a bowling alley on November 1st. Takeoff was only 28 years old, and the motivation behind the killing is unknown.
PnB Rock is another rapper that is sadly not with us anymore. PnB Rock was best known for his songs such as "Selfish," "Cross Me," and "Changes." Almost everything that PnB Rock released was making it to the top 20 charts.
PnB Rock ended up releasing two studio albums before he was sadly shot and killed at Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles in Los Angeles on September 12th. PnB Rock was only 30 years old when he was tragically shot during a robbery. He is yet another rapper that has sadly been killed this year.
Pat Carroll was best known for voicing the character Ursula in the Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid. Carroll started her career during the late 1940s and was part of shows such as The Danny Thomas Show, Laverne & Shirley, and ER.
Carroll earned several awards throughout her career, which included an Emmy, Drama Desk, and Grammy Awards. Sadly, she passed away from pneumonia at the age of 95 years old on July 30th. The film industry will dearly miss her as she always had a smile on her face no matter what and was a legendary actress that knew her stuff.
Robbie Coltrane was a Scottish actor and comedian that was best known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series. Coltrane first started his acting career on a British comedian sketch series, Alfresco, but didn't become world famous until he was cast as Hagrid.
Coltrane was the perfect match for Hagrid, as he was a fan of the books, which made his character even more likable. Coltrane starred in several films throughout his career, including the James Bond films Golden Eye and The World Is Not Enough. Sadly, Coltrane passed away from osteoarthritis at the age of 72 years old on October 15th.
Charlbi Dean was a South African actress and model that was best known for her roles in Black Lightning, Spud, and Triangle of Sadness. Dean started her acting career in 2010 and starred in several films throughout her career.
Sadly, Dean passed away from a viral infection in her lungs at the young age of 32 years old on August 29th. This was a devastating blow to her finance, Luke Volker, as the two had been recently engaged. It is uncertain what the underlying cause of her death was, but she will be missed as she was too young to pass on.
Queen Elizabeth II
One of the most shocking deaths of 2022 was Queen Elizabeth II. Everyone was shocked to hear that the Queen of England was dead as she had been reigning the Commonwealth for 70 years. She first became Queen of England in 1952 and devoted all her time to serving her nation and the Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8th at the age of 96 years old, and it was reported that she died from old age. Queen Elizabeth II lived a long life and was the heart of her nation so she will be dearly missed by millions.
Gallagher was best known for being a comedian that would smash a watermelon during his performances on stage. Gallagher became popular during the 80s as he was a hard-working comedian that would work up to 200 shows a year, which he did until he passed away.
Gallagher was labeled one of the best comedians of all time by Comedy Central and wasn't afraid to be goofy on stage. Gallagher passed away on November 11th at the age of 76 years old from unknown causes. Gallagher will be missed as he was able to make anyone laugh and was a true comedy legend.
Mike Hagerty was best known for portraying blue-collar workers in several television shows throughout his career, such as Friends, Cheers, and Married... With Children. Hagerty also starred in a number of films, such as Nothing In Common and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Hagerty has a pretty recognizable face as he usually played a side character in both television shows and films. Hagerty passed away at the age of 67 years old while he was in a coma on May 5th. Hagerty will be remembered as the funny blue-collar worker in just about every hit show during the 80s and 90s.
Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker Hall was best known for his acting roles in Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia. Hall received several nominations for his performances, including an Independent Spirit Awards nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. Hall was also known for his sad puppy eyes, which was one of the reasons why he was cast so much in his career.
Hall also starred in films such as The Truman Show, Lost Souls, and, most recently, Dear Chicken. Hall passed away at the age of 90 years old on June 12th from emphysema. Hall will be missed by the film industry as he had been a big part of it.
Paul Herman was an actor that was best known for his roles in Silver Linings Playbook and The Irishman. Herman started acting in the 1980s and starred in a film almost every year since he started acting. Herman was able to pull off a serious character, and as he got older, his acting skills improved.
Herman was a hard-working actor that sadly isn't with us anymore. Herman passed away on his 76th birthday on March 29th for unknown reasons, as his family wanted to keep the details private. Herman's seriousness in Hollywood will be missed, and no one will ever be able to replace him.
Naomi Judd was best known for being a singer and actress that formed a duo with her daughter called The Judds. The Judds became one of the most popular country music acts during the 80s. The Judds became so popular that they won five Grammy Awards as well as nine Country Music Association awards.
The Judds performed until 1991 when Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis. Naomi still performed with her daughter on special occasions but started to struggle with mental illness. Sadly, Naomi took her own life on April 30th at the age of 76, which was a day before The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Sacheen Littlefeather was best known for being a Native American activist, model, and actress that was popular during the 70s. Marlon Brando asked Littlefeather to go to the 45th Academy Awards on his behalf as he wanted her to inform the academy that he wanted to decline his award for Best Actor and that Hollywood's portrayal of Native Americans was not right.
Littlefeather gave a famous speech about how Hollywood portrayed Native Americans in a bad way and was the first to speak out on such a matter. Sadly, Littlefeather is no longer with us as she passed away on October 2nd from cancer at the age of 75.
Monty Norman was a British singer and composer that was best known for creating the "James Bond Theme." Norman was one of the top musicians in the United Kingdom during the 50s and 60s and was one of the reasons why he was chosen to create the James Bond theme song.
Norman's James Bond theme song was first heard in the film Dr. No and since then has become an iconic tune that represents James Bond films. Norman was awarded an Ivor Novello Award and Olivier Award for his musical work. Sadly, Norman passed away on July 11th at the age of 94 years old.
Bob Rafelson was a film director, producer, and writer that was best known for his films such as Five Easy Pieces and The King of Marven Gardens. Rafelson first started directing films during the 70s and has been labeled one of the pioneers of New Hollywood.
Rafelson's last film he directed was No Good Deed in 2002. After that, he decided to not work on any more films and wanted to live the rest of his life in peace. Rafelson was diagnosed with lung cancer and was able to beat it once but sadly passed away on July 23rd as the lung cancer came back. Rafelson was 89 years old.