50 Celebs We Lost In 2022
Celebrities have become a big part of our lives, and it is heartbreaking when they pass away, as many people look up to them. Sadly, this year, in 2022, many famous celebrities have passed away, such as Kirstie Alley, Aaron Carter, Bob Saget, and much more. Several of these celebrities were pretty young when they passed away, making their passing even more tragic than it already was. Paying our respects to these celebrities is the least we can do for them, as they have provided us with endless entertainment.
Too many comedians, actors, actresses, musicians, and cultural icons have passed away this year, but it is something that is a part of life. So if you are curious to see the 50 celebrities that were lost in 2022, be sure to check out this article.
Al Strobel was best known for his role as Phillip Michael Gerard in the hit television mystery drama Twin Peaks. Strobel was also famously known for having only one arm, as he lost his left arm from the shoulder down in a car accident when he was 17 years old.
Strobel went on to star in a couple of films during his life, such as Shadow Play and Megaville but gained most of his fame from the Twin Peaks projects. Strobel ended up starring in the third season of Twin Peaks which was his final project as an actor. Strobel passed away at the age of 83 years old.
Bob McGrath was best known for his role as Bob Johnson on the children's television show Sesame Street and was the longest-running human character on the show. McGrath played the role of Bob Johnson for over 40 years and became one of the most iconic human characters on the show.
McGrath was one of the original characters on Sesame Street and worked on the show from 1969 to 2016, when McGrath retired. McGrath went on to star in a couple of films, such as 3:10 to Yuma and I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story. McGrath passed away at the age of 90 years old from a stroke.
Kirstie Alley is another iconic celebrity that is no longer with us anymore. Alley was best known for her role as Rebecca Howe on the hit television series Cheers. Alley ended up receiving an Emmy Award and Golden Globe for her performance on Cheers and went on to star in several television shows and films throughout her career.
Alley went on to star in films such as Summer School, Look Who's Talking, and For Richer or Poorer. Sadly, Alley passed away on December 5th at the age of 71 years old from colon cancer. Alley will be missed by millions as she was one of America's biggest stars.
Cliff Emmich was best known for starring in several films from the 1970s to the late 1990s such as Payday and Halloween II. Emmich starred in over 90 television and film roles throughout his career, making him one of the most recognizable side actors of his time.
Emmich starred in films and television shows such as Baywatch, Walker, Texas Ranger, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, and Return to Horror High. Emmich was just 86 years when he passed away from lung cancer on November 28th. Emmich will always be remembered as one of those funny side characters and has earned a spot among the legends of Hollywood.
Julia Reichert was best known for being an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and a feminist that wasn't afraid to speak her mind. Reichert really knew how to make a documentary that had meaning, and some of the most notable ones were American Factory, Union Maids, Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists, and The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant.
Reichert was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the early 2000s and had been suffering from cancer for quite some time. Reichert was then diagnosed with urothelial cancer in 2018 and sadly passed away from cancer on December 1st at the age of 76 years old.
Christine McVie was best known for being a vocalist and pianist for the hit band Fleetwood Mac. McVie ended up joining Fleetwood Mac in 1970 after she married the bassist John McVie. Fans instantly fell in love with Christine's style and sound, which made her one of the most popular female artists.
Christine also wrote several songs for Fleetwood Mac, with some of her most notable being "Don't Stop," "Everywhere," and "Little Lies." Christine ended up passing away on November 30th at the age of 79 years old. The remaining band members expressed that Christine was a big part of the band's success, and they will surely miss her.
Brad William Henke
Brad William Henke was best known for being a former NFL player that played for the Denver Broncos. Henke ended up retiring from the NFL after he suffered a couple of injuries, but Henke's public career wasn't over just yet as he started to get into acting.
Henke starred in Orange Is the New Black, Space Jam, Chicago Hope, and Nash Bridges. Henke ended up winning a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for his work on Orange Is The New Black. Sadly Henke passed away in his sleep on November 29th at the age of only 56 years old.
Jake Flint was best known for being a new and rising country singer that was from Oklahoma. Flint was set to become one of the biggest country singers in the country but sadly passed away in his sleep on November 26th, just a couple of hours after his wedding; he was only 36 years old.
Flint's most notable songs are "What's Your Name," "Cold In This House," and "Long Road Back Home." Flint will be dearly missed by his fans and wife, as he was an inspiring artist that really had a bright future.
Albert Pyun was best known for being a director that made low-budget movies that have gained a huge cult following over the years. Pyun's most notable films are The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyborg, Captain America, and Nemesis. Pyun was in the film industry for over 40 years and worked with actors such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Burt Reynolds.
Fans have come to love all of Pyun's low-budget films and were deeply saddened to find out that he passed away on November 26th at the age of 69 years old. His cause of death was not released, but Pyun was diagnosed with dementia just a few years ago.
Irene Cara was best known for being a legendary actress, singer, and songwriter that rose to fame when she portrayed Coco Hernandez in the hit musical film Fame in 1980. Cara went on to pursue a musical career after she gained popularity, with her most notable song being "Flashdance... What a Feeling," which earned her an Academy Award for Best Original Song and Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Sadly, Cara passed away on November 25th at the age of just 63 years old from an unknown cause. Cara inspired millions of people to sing and dance and will be missed for that.
Mickey Kuhn was best known for his role as Beau Wilkes in the legendary film Gone with the Wind. Kuhn was the last remaining cast member of Gone with the Wind before he passed away on November 20th at the age of 90 years old.
Kuhn started acting during the Golden Age of Hollywood and starred in several films throughout his career, his most notable being Juarez, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Kuhn worked with the legends of Hollywood, such as John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, and Barbara Stanwyck. Kuhn is another legend that will be missed.
James Winburn was best known for being the man behind the mask in the first Halloween film, which was released in 1978. Winburn started out as a stuntman in the early 1970s and ended up scoring a role as Michael Myers in the first Halloween film.
Winburn worked as a stuntman on over 70 films throughout his career which included Tron, The Night Stalker, Escape From New York, and Glory. Winburn was also a successful actor and starred in films such as Charlie Chan and Cagney & Lacey. Sadly, Winburn passed away on November 18th at the age of 85 years old.
Jason David Frank
Jason David Frank was best known for his role as the Green Ranger in the original Power Rangers television show. Frank was a skilled martial artist and one of the reasons why he was chosen to be one of the original Power Rangers. Frank became extremely popular after the first Power Rangers film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, came out in 1993.
Frank loved to portray Tommy Oliver and reprised his role in several Power Rangers films over the years. Sadly, Frank committed suicide on November 19th at the age of only 49 years old. Power Ranger fans all over the world were devastated to hear the news.
John Aniston is best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis on the hit soap opera series Days of Our Lives, and he is the father of famous actress Jennifer Aniston. Aniston ended up receiving a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award for his performance as Victor and reprised his role several times throughout his career until he passed away on November 11th at the age of 89 years old.
Aniston was not only known for his soap opera roles but also starred in several projects, which included Search for Tomorrow and The West Wing. Jennifer was devastated to hear that her father had passed away, but she was grateful to spend so much time with him.
Kevin Conroy was best known for being the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series. Conroy also voiced Batman in several animated films and video games, which earned him the title of the best voice actor to portray Batman. Conroy was the reason why Batman became so popular among younger audiences during the 1990s.
Sadly, Conroy passed away on November 10th at the age of 66 years old from a long battle with cancer. Fans will dearly miss Conroy, as there is no one that can replicate the way he portrayed Batman's voice.
Aaron Carter was best known for being the brother of Nick Carter, who is a member of the Backstreet Boys. Aaron ended up rising to fame at a young age as his older brother helped him with his musical career. Aaron first started singing pop music, but as he got older, he started to get into rap music.
Aaron ended up releasing four studio albums throughout his career but sadly was found dead on November 5th at the age of just 34 years old. It is uncertain what exactly happened to Aaron, but it is sad to see a young celebrity pass away.
Julie Powell was best known for being an author that wrote several cooking books that became best sellers. Powell's most notable works are Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, and 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. Powell was inspired to write her books as she already had a popular food review website.
Powell's books became so famous that the film Julie & Julia was based on her life story. Sadly, Powell passed away on October 26th at the age of only 49 years old from cardiac arrest. Powell showed millions how to cook and will be missed as she really knew some great recipes.
Angela Lansbury was best known as one of the great actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood that worked in the film industry for over 80 years. Lansbury received several awards throughout her career for her outstanding performances as an actress, which included six Golden Globe Awards, six Tony Awards, and three Academy Awards.
Lansbury's most notable films that she starred in are The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dear World, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Anastasia. Lansbury was one of the last actresses left from the Golden Age of Hollywood before she passed away on October 11th at the age of 96 years old.
Sara Lee was best known for being a WWE wrestler who first rose to fame when she competed in Tough Enough, which earned her a spot as a professional wrestler. Lee only was given a year contract in the WWE and competed in eight matches but ended up leaving to pursue an independent wrestling career.
Lee ended up marrying wrestler Cory Weston in 2017 and had three children with him. Sadly, Lee passed away on October 6th at the age of only 30 years old from an unknown cause. This is yet another young celebrity that was taken from us.
Robert Brown was best known for his role as Jason Bolt in the hit television series Here Comes The Bride. Brown starred in several television shows throughout his career, which included Bewitched, Bonanza, and even the original Star Trek. Brown did voice acting for radio and television as well as he had a great voice.
Sadly, Brown passed away on September 19th at the age of 95 years old from old age. Brown will be missed for his charismatic attitude and for the many television shows that he starred in. Brown is another legendary actor we have lost this year.
Coolio was best known for being a rapper that came out during the 1990s, with his most popular song being "Gangsta's Paradise." Coolio first rose to fame after he released his first studio album, It Takes a Thief, which had the hit song "Fantastic Voyage."
Coolio became the most popular rapper in the world after he released "Gangsta's Paradise," as the song was number one in the charts for weeks in 1995. Sadly, Coolio is not with us anymore, as he passed away on September 28th at the age of only 59 years old from cardiac arrest.
Jesse Powell was best known for being an R&B singer that was most popular during the 1990s. Powell became interested in R&B music as his two younger sisters formed the musical duo, Trina & Tamara. Powell rose to fame after his song "You" became the number-one song on the charts in 1999.
Although Powell released four studio albums throughout his career, he wasn't able to create another song that would top "You." Powell is not with us anymore as he passed away on September 13th at the age of 51 years old from a heart attack.
Dan McCafferty was best known for being the singer of the Scottish rock band Nazareth. McCafferty, along with the other original band members, formed Nazareth in 1968 but didn't rise to fame until they released their sixth studio album, Hair of the Dog.
Nazareth's most notable songs are "Hair of the Dog," "Love Hurts," and "This Flight Tonight." McCafferty had to eventually retire from Nazareth in 2013 as he was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Sadly, McCafferty is not with us anymore, as he passed away on November 8th at the age of 76 years old from an unknown cause.
Anne Heche was best known for her roles as Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the hit television series Another World. Heche starred in a number of films throughout her career which included Walking and Talking, Donnie Brasco, Volcano, and Six Days, Seven Nights.
Heche received a Daytime Emmy Award as well as two Soap Opera Digest Awards for her performances in Another World. After the 1990s, Heche started to star in several independent films and even got into directing. Heche passed away on August 11th at the age of 53 years old from a car accident that occurred in Los Angeles.
Olivia Newton-John was best known for being the actress that portrayed Sandy in the hit musical film Grease. Olivia received four Grammy Awards for her musical career and was one of the most popular singers as Grease was one of the most popular movies when it came out.
Olivia sold over 100 million records, with some of her most popular songs being "If You Love Me, Let Me Know" and "Have You Never Been Mellow." Olivia passed away on August 8th at the age of 73 years old from breast cancer. Olivia will be missed by millions, as she had an amazing voice.
James Caan was a legendary actor that came out of the Golden Age of Hollywood and was best known for his role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather. Caan starred in a number of films throughout the course of his career, such as El Dorado, The Rain People, A Bridge Too Far, and Eraser.
Caan received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars for his performance in The Godfather. Caan was always willing to star in something new and even appeared in the Christmas movie Elf. Caan passed away on July 6th at the age of 82 years old from coronary artery disease.
Ray Liotta was best known for his role as Henry Hill in Goodfellas, which was loosely based on a true mafia story. Liotta starred alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and was part of making Goodfellas one of the best mafia crime films in history. Liotta starred in a number of films over the course of his career, which included Something Wild, Hannibal, Blow, and Killing Them Softly.
Liotta passed away in his sleep on May 26th at the age of only 67 years old. Liotta will be missed by millions as he was very recognizable and had a unique way of acting.
Fred Ward was best known for his role as Earl Bassett in the horror film Tremors. Ward reprised his role as Bassett in Tremors 2: Aftershocks which earned him even more fame despite the film not being that good. Ward starred in a number of films throughout his career which included Escape from Alcatraz, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, and Henry & June.
Ward was always known for his serious roles and iconic look that made him perfect for several roles over the course of his career. Ward passed away on May 8th at the age of 79 years old from an unknown cause.
Robbie Coltrane was best known for portraying Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films and starred in all eight of the films. Coltrane encapsulated Hagrid's character perfectly, which led Hagrid to become one of the most loved characters in the films.
Coltrane also starred in a number of films throughout his career which included Nuns on the Run, GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, and The Brothers Bloom. Coltrane passed away on October 14th at the age of 72 years old from osteoarthritis. Coltrane will be missed by millions, as he will always be known as the man who made Hagrid come to life.
Naomi Judd was best known for being a country singer that sang alongside her daughter Wynonna Judd and formed the musical duo The Judds. Naomi started singing with her daughter during the 1980s and became one of the most popular country duos in the nation. The Judds ended up receiving five Grammy Awards as well as nine Country Music Association awards.
The Judds became no more after Naomi announced that she would be leaving as she was diagnosed with hepatitis. Naomi committed suicide on April 30th at the age of 76 years old as she had been suffering from mental illness for quite a while.
Gilbert Gottfried was best known for being an actor and comedian that had a distinctive New York accent that earned him several roles throughout his career. Gottfried starred in films such as Beverly Hills Cop II, Problem Child, and Highway to Hell but earned most of his fame from voice acting in several Disney animated films.
Gottfried's most popular character that he voiced was Iago, the parrot from Aladdin, but he only voice acted in television shows such as Cyberchase and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gottfried passed away on April 12th at the age of 67 years old from an undisclosed illness.
Bob Saget was best known for being a comedian and actor that starred as Danny Tanner in the hit television series Full House. Saget was also the host of America's Funniest Home Videos and started doing stand-up comedy during the 1990s. Saget's stand-up comedy was a lot raunchier than his television acts but made him a legend within the comedy industry.
Saget appeared in several films and television shows throughout his career and was labeled one of the greatest comedians to come out of the 1990s. Saget passed away on January 9th at the age of 65 years old from an undisclosed cause.
Wilko Johnson was best known for being the guitarist and singer of the band Dr. Feelgood. Johnson was also famous for being an actor in the hit show Game of Thrones who portrayed Ser Ilyn Payne. Johnson was known for his unique guitar playing as he would always use his fingers instead of a guitar pick.
Johnson went on to do some solo work after his time with Dr. Feelgood and wrote even more songs when he found out he had terminal cancer. Johnson passed away on November 21st at the age of 75 years old from cancer.
Robert Clary was best known for portraying Cpl. Louis LeBeau in the hit television series Hogan's Heroes. Clary was a Holocaust survivor that was taken by the Nazis when he was just 16 years old. Clary came to the United States once he was liberated by the Allies and started his acting career in Hollywood.
Clary became well-known once he starred in Hogan's Heroes as he portrayed a lovable character. Clary became one of America's favorite actors as he was always smiling and made everyone laugh. Clary passed away on November 16th at the age of 96 years old.
Jeff Cook was best known for being the guitarist for the country band Alabama and one of the founding members. Cook was not only a great guitarist but was also an excellent singer, pianist, and fiddler, which made Alabama one unique band. Alabama sold more than 80 million records worldwide and are considered one of the pioneers of country music.
Cook has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, and Fiddlers Hall of Fame for his amazing work as a musician. Cook passed away on November 7th at the age of 73 years old.
Leslie Phillips was best known as an English actor that starred in several films over the course of his career but was most recognized for his role as Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films. Phillips started acting during the 1950s and starred in films such as Doctor in the House and The Navy Lark.
Phillips was never afraid to try something new, and when asked if he wanted to voice the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter, he gladly agreed as he was a fan of the books. Phillips passed away on November 7th at the age of 98 years old.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis was best known for being a talented pianist and singer that was most recognized for his song "Great Balls of Fire." Lewis started his musical career during the 1950s and played with legends such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
Lewis was one of the most popular singers during the 1950s and made several hit songs, such as "High School Confidential," "To Make Love Sweeter for You," and "Breathless." Lewis never stopped making music as it was something that he truly loved. Lewis passed away on October 28th at the age of 87 years old.
Loretta Lynn was best known for being a country singer who first rose to fame during the 1960s. Lynn had a number of prolific songs such as "You Ain't Woman Enough," "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin," "One's on the Way," and "Coal Miner's Daughter."
Lynn received several awards for her musical talent, which included a Country Music Association award and an Academy of Country Music award. Lynn is considered to be one of the pioneers of country music and made music for over 60 years. Lynn passed away on October 4th at the age of 90 years old.
Pharoah Sanders was best known for being a jazz saxophonist that collaborated with several jazz artists throughout his career and was one of the legends of old-school jazz. Sanders had a unique way of playing the saxophone which nobody could replicate. Sanders first started playing with John Coltrane's group but eventually went on to do solo work.
Several jazz players agreed that Sanders was one of the best saxophone players in the world and knew how to jam under any tempo. Sanders sadly passed away on September 24th at the age of 81 years old. Sanders will always be remembered as one of the greats of jazz music.
Louise Fletcher was best known for her role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Fletcher ended up receiving an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe award, and a BAFTA award for her performance as Nurse Ratched. Fletcher starred in a number of films throughout her career which included Russian Roulette, The Magician of Lublin, and Strange Invaders.
Fletcher also starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine during the 1990s, which earned her even more fame. Fletcher sadly passed away on September 23rd at the age of 88 years old. Fletcher will be missed as she really knew how to put on a serious act.
Henry Silva was best known for being an actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood that usually liked starring as either a criminal or gangster. Silva starred in a number of blockbuster films, such as Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate, Johnny Cool, and Sharky's Machine.
Silva had an iconic look that was perfect for the roles he loved to play, and he was one of the most recognizable actors during the 1960s. Silva ended up passing away on September 14th at the age of 95 years old from an undisclosed cause. Silva will always be remembered as everyone's favorite bad guy.
Mark Miller was best known for his role as Bill Hooten in Guestward, Ho! but also starred in a number of television shows such as Please Don't Eat the Daisies and The Andy Griffith Show. Miller was around during the Golden Age of Hollywood and worked with several prominent actresses and actors throughout his career.
As Miller got older, he started to get into screenwriting and eventually co-wrote the film A Walk in the Clouds. Sadly, Miller passed away on September 9th at the age of 97 years old. Miller will always be remembered as the friendly actor that starred in a number of shows over the years.
PnB Rock was best known for being a young and upcoming rapper that rose to fame in 2016 and became one of the most popular rappers in the world. PnB Rock's most notable songs are "Selfish," "Cross Me," and "Changes." The young rapper only released two studio albums before he was shot and killed on September 12th.
PnB Rock was only 30 years old when he was killed during a robbery and was too young to leave this world. Many fans were devastated to find out that PnB Rock was killed, as he had a bright future ahead of him.
David A. Arnold
David A. Arnold was best known for being a comedian, actor, and show host that created the Nickelodeon show That Girl Lay Lay. Arnold started his comedy career by performing stand-up comedy and gained a lot of fame throughout the 1990s. Arnold's career took a turn when he created the show That Girl Lay Lay, as he was one of the writers of the show.
Sadly, Arnold was only able to work on the show for only a couple of years as he recently passed away on September 7th at the age of only 54 years old.
Nichelle Nichols was best known for her role as Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek series. Nichols's portrayal of Nyota was huge for African Americans at the time, as many were not represented on American television. Star Trek was pretty groundbreaking at the time because it was the first television show to feature an interracial kiss.
Nichols really loved space and encouraged young people to join the NASA program. Sadly, Nichols passed away on June 30th at the age of 89 years old due to heart failure. She will always be remembered as the sexy Nyota.
Paul Sorvino was best known for his role as Paulie Cicero in the legendary gangster film Goodfellas. Sorvino is the second actor to pass away this year that was part of the Goodfellas cast. Sorvino always loved to play the tough guy in films but also portrayed cops when he could.
Sorvino starred in a number of Law & Order episodes as Phil Cerreta and enjoyed his time on the show. Sorvino also starred in Reds, The Rocketeer, and The Cooler, to name a few. Sorvino sadly passed away on July 25th at the age of 83 years old from an unknown cause.
Brad Johnson was best known for being an actor and model that starred in a number of films throughout his career which included Flight of the Intruder, Copperhead, Philadelphia Experiment II, and Supergator. Before Johnson started acting, he was a well-known model as he was once the Marlboro Man.
Johnson's most notable role was when he portrayed Ted Baker in Steven Spielberg's Always. Johnson took a step back from acting once he got older and sadly passed away on February 18th at the age of only 62 years old. Johnson will always be remembered as a great 90s actor.
Andy Fletcher was best known for being a keyboardist for the band Depeche Mode and one of the founding members. Fletcher stayed with Depeche Mode his entire career and was the reason why the band had such a unique sound. Depeche Mode ended up becoming one of the most popular bands in the world during the 1980s and was popular for songs such as "Just Can't Get Enough," "Enjoy The Silence," and "Policy of Truth."
Fletcher, along with the other band members of Depeche Mode, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. Sadly, Fletcher isn't with us anymore, as he passed away on May 26th at the age of 60 years old.
Neal Adams was best known for being a comic book artist that worked for DC Comics. Adams is credited with co-creating characters such as Ra's al Ghul, Man-Bat, and John Stewart. Adams really had a passion for Batman and loved to create new styles to draw Batman in.
Adams was one of the legends in the comic book industry, as many of the characters that he helped create became some of the most popular in the world. Adams sadly passed away on April 28th at the age of 80 years old. Adams will be dearly missed by all the DC Comics fans as he was a big part of their upbringing.
Tom Parker was best known for being an English singer that was part of the boyband The Wanted. Parker stayed with The Wanted for quite some time and released four studio albums with them before he decided to embark on his solo career.
Parker starred in several reality television shows throughout his career as well, and he was one of the reasons why The Wanted became so popular. Parker had a successful solo career but sadly passed away on March 30th as he was suffering from stage four brain cancer. Parker was only 33 years old when he passed away, leaving many fans devastated.