On the Memoriam of 2022: Celebrities of World Culture and Entertainment who Died This Year

Global figures in entertainment, culture, film, television and more are gone forever. Remember the list of celebrities who died in 2022.

In memory of. The year 2022 marked the transition to eternity for many celebrities in film, television and global entertainment in general. Olivia Newton-John and Robbie Coltrane are some of the artists who left this year.

Here is the list of celebrities who died in 2022.


On January 3, the famous singer of Mocedades, Ana Pejerano, died at the age of 60. Her death came after she was hospitalized due to a digestive issue that had plagued her for years. Bejerano became the lead singer of the Spanish band, replacing Amaya Uranga, in 1984. She was the musical leader until 1993, when she launched her solo career.

On January 6, it was reported that actor and director Sidney Poitier, one of the most important figures in the civil rights movement, had passed away. He was nominated for an Oscar for “The Defiant Ones” and won an Oscar for his performance in “Lilies of the Field”, becoming the first black actor to lift the Best Actor statuette.

On the same day, Peter Bogdanovich, the director of the Oscar-winning film “The Last Movie”, died in Los Angeles. He was one of the last Hollywood directors of the golden age. He directed an episode of The Sopranos and starred in 15 episodes as a therapist.

Three days later, on January 9, actor and comedian Bob Saget passed away at the age of 65. He is best known for his role on ‘Full House’ and for being the host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’. His family revealed that Bob Saget died of head trauma.

Ronnie Spector, founder of the legendary group The Ronettes, whose songs defined generations including the classic Be My Baby, died on January 12 at the age of 78. He passed away on Wednesday at the age of 78.

On January 19, Moon Knight actor Gaspard Ulliel died after a skiing accident. The 37-year-old actor played the villainous Midnight Man in the upcoming Disney+ series.

On January 20, singer Meat Loaf, author of the classic “Bat Out of Hell”, one of the ten best-selling albums in history, died at the age of 74. He passed away at the age of 74 after six decades of dedication to music and music.

A day later, on January 21, actor Louie Anderson died at the age of 68 from cancer. He won an Emmy Award in 2016 for Outstanding Supporting Actor for the TV series “Baskets” starring Zach Galifianakis.

On January 21, Diego Verdaguerre, a singer and songwriter of Argentine descent, passed away at the age of 70 due to complications from COVID-19. He was the husband of Mexican singer Amanda Miguel, and his biggest musical hits included “Corazón de papel”, “La ladrona”, “Que sufras más” and “Creo only en ti”.

On January 31, actress Dora Cadavid, who played “Donna Encita” in “I Am Ugly Betty”, died at the age of 84. The actress also participated in television productions such as “I will teach you love”, “Café com aroma de mujer”, “La ley del corazón” and others. Cadavid lived in a nursing home after his son Moisés, also an actor, died in 2012.


Earlier this month, Cuban singer Suelen Milanes, daughter of Pablo Milanes, died of a stroke.

Two days later, on February 3, Pedro Dajon Jr., the Spanish voice of Lolly Tanner, Freddy Krueger, as well as Tao Pai Pai and Ninja Porpora died in Dragon Ball.

Ivan Reitman, director of “Ghostbusters” and “Friends with Benefits”, died on February 14 at the age of 75.

On February 18, Henny Trills, Greta remembered from “Floresica”, passed away at the age of 84. The German-born actress passed away in San Juan County at the age of 84.

On February 20, Mexican actor Xavier Marc, one of the pioneers of soap operas, died at the age of 74. On television, Marc was part of the cast of productions such as “Love Without Makeup”, “Parata de Primavera”, “Barrerade amor”, “María Belén”, “Love Has No Color” and “The Boy Who Came From The Mar”, Among other things.

Actress Sally Kellerman passed away at the age of 84 on February 24. She is best known for her role in the film ‘MAS*H’, which earned her an Academy Award nomination.


Actor Emilio Delgado, who played Luis in the children’s series “Plaza Sesamo”, has died aged 81 after being diagnosed with leukemia.

Actor William Hurt passed away on March 13 at the age of 71. He received an Oscar for Kiss of the Spider Woman, in addition to being nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy. He brought Thaddeus Ross to life in Marvel’s Avengers movies.

Arturo Bonin, who is best remembered for his role as Deneuve in Rebelde Way, has died aged 78. For years he battled lung cancer. He had an artistic career spanning 60 years.

On March 16, Ismael Rivera Jr. died at age 68. The salsa singer known as “El Heredero” died of a heart attack, an illness that also claimed his father’s life.

On March 25, American musician Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the Foo Fighters, where the group will perform at the Estéreo Picnic Festival, died in Bogotá.

On March 30, Paul Herrmann, actor of “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas”, passed away at the age of 76.


On April 3, Estelle Harris, who played “Mrs. Potato Head” in “Toy Story,” passed away at the age of 93. The actress also played George Costanza’s mother in the TV series ‘Seinfeld’ in the 1990s.

Fujiko Fujio A, co-founder of Doraemon, has passed away at the age of 88. His epic has sold over 250 million copies worldwide. Going by the stage name Moto Abeko, Fujiko died on April 7th.

Gilbert Gottfried, actor in many comedies, died on April 12 at the age of 67. He participates in films like “Fantastic Creature” (1, 2 and 3) or “Hollywood Detective on the Loose 2”.

On April 15, “ALF” actress Liz Sheridan passed away as Ms. Ashmonk aged 93. According to TMZ, the artist passed away on Friday morning in her sleep. Her death occurred due to natural causes.

Actor Robert Morse passed away at the age of 90 on April 20. Best known for his lead role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Morse has won a Tony Award and an Emmy Award. His most famous role was as Don Draper’s boss on Mad Men.

On April 23, Hilda Bernard, “Professor Hilda” in “Rebelde Way”, died aged 101. The actress was admitted to a nursing home for contracting COVID-19 in 2020, a disease she managed to overcome.

On the same day, “The Mandalorian” actor Rio Hackford passed away at the age of 51. Known for voicing IG-11 on The Mandalorian, Hackford was the son of director Taylor Hackford and is married to Helen Mirren.

On April 30, the death of Naomi Judd, the 76-year-old singer who rose to fame as a star in the 1980s, was confirmed.


On May 7, South Korean actress Kang So Young passed away at the age of 55. The translator died of a cerebral hemorrhage at a hospital in Seoul, according to her family.

A day later, George Perez, the legendary DC Comics and Marvel artist, passed away at the age of 67. The cartoonist announced last December that he suffered from pancreatic cancer, and this disease was the cause of his death.

On May 8, Fred Ward, actor of “Escape from Alcatraz” and “Tremors”, passed away at the age of 79. Ward is best known for his roles in such Hollywood films as ‘The Right Stuff’, ‘The Player’ (The Rules of the Game) and ‘Tremors’ (Underground Horror).

Greek composer Vangelis, who won an Oscar for the soundtrack to Chariots of Fire, has died aged 79 due to COVID-19.

Actor John Aylward, known for his roles in “ER” and “The West Wing”, passed away on May 19 at the age of 75.

On May 26, actor Ray Liotta passed away at the age of 67. His first show was “Outros Mundos”. As well as such tapes as “Goodfellas”, “Wedding Story” and others.

On the same day, Alan White, the legendary drummer of the band Yes, passed away at the age of 72. The artist was also part of the band Plastic Ono, led by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Andy Fletcher, founder and active member of legendary synth-pop group Depeche Mode, passed away on May 28.


On June 3, Willy Sotelo, musical director and pianist for El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, died at the age of 61.

Two days later, it was reported that Alec John Such, former Bon Jovi guitarist, had passed away at the age of 70. The musician was part of the band Bon Jovi from its creation in 1983 until 1994.

On June 12, David Lynch film and series singer Julie Cruz passed away at the age of 65. The singer is reported to have collaborated with film director David Lynch on his “Twin Peaks” series and films such as Blue Velvet.

On June 13, a day later, Philip Baker Hall, actor of the “Seinfeld” tapes and Paul Thomas Anderson, died at the age of 90. On the same day, Fear The Walking Dead actor Tyler Sanders passed away at age 18.

Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Brett Tuggle passed away at the age of 70 on June 20. He was the keyboardist for the band Fleetwood Mac during its second phase and founder of the David Lee Roth Group.

On June 30, the presenter and actor Fernando del Solar, Argentine by origin, but with a popular career in Mexico, died at the age of 49.


On July 2, Paulina Rubio’s mother, actress Susana Dosamantes, passed away at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer.

Theater director Peter Brook, a legend of British theater, died aged 97 on July 3.

Actor James Caan passed away at age 82 on July 6. He co-starred with Francis Ford Coppola in The Rain People. He is best known for his role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather.

On July 11, Monty Norman, author of the James Bond soundtrack, died at the age of 94.

On July 15th, I-Nesta, the reggae singer known as the “Rasta of the Future”, died at the age of 40. The Panamanian reggae singer suffered from stomach and lung problems.

Three days later, salsa singer Hector Tricoch, performer of “Periquito Pin” and “Lobo Localado”, died at the age of 66.

Actress and singer Chonka Docouret, star of the movie “Elvis”, died on July 22 at the age of 44. The translator brought Willie May “Big Mama” Thornton to life in the Elvis Presley biopic.

On July 25, at the age of 83, actor Paul Sorvino died. Best known for his roles in Oliver Stone’s ‘Law and Order’ and ‘Nixon’, the actor was also part of the cast of ‘Goodfellas’.

On July 28, actor Tony Dow, best known for his role in Leave It to the Beaver, the popular 1950s soap opera and classic American TV series, passed away at the age of 77.

Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura, died on July 31 at age 89.


On August 8, Olivia Newton-John’s voice weakened. At the age of 73, the actress and singer of English and Australian descent has been fighting cancer for years. His most famous portrayal was Sandy in the iconic film “Grease”, opposite John Travolta.

On August 9, Aranza Peña, actress of “La Rosa de Guadalupe”, died in a car accident. He was 25 years old and did not survive his car crashing into a light pole.

On August 11th, salsa singer Tito Cruz, legendary member of Apollo Sound, passed away at the age of 73.

On August 12, actress Anne Heche passed away at the age of 53. She is best known for her performance in Another World, which earned her an Emmy Award. In addition, the cast co-starred with Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford in the films “Donnie Brasco” and “Six Days Seven Nights”, respectively.

On August 16, Wolfgang Petersen, director of The NeverEnding Story, died at the age of 81 from pancreatic cancer.

Actress Anabel Gutierrez, who was remembered for her co-star in Chespirito, passed away at age 89 on Aug. One of her most remembered roles is that of Doña Espotaverderona in Chespirito, her character being the mother of Chimoltrufia played by Florinda Meza.


On September 1, actor Richard Roat, who appeared in shows like Friends and Seinfeld, passed away at the age of 89. He was recommended to participate in up to 130 different productions, with his interventions in series such as “ALF” or “El Príncipe del Rap” also standing out.

On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, making her the longest-serving monarch in the history of England. The Queen’s death comes a year after her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died 73 years ago.

On the same day, Marciano Cantro, the famous lead singer of Enanitos Verdes, died at the age of 62. Since the end of August, the artist has been hospitalized with kidney disease. It was his son, Javier, who confirmed the news.

On September 11, the Spanish writer Javier Marías died at the age of 70 in Madrid. He was one of the most famous Spanish novelists in recent decades.

Director Jean-Luc Godard, one of the fathers of the Nouvelle Vague, died at the age of 91 from “assisted suicide”.

Rapper PnB Rock was murdered in a Los Angeles restaurant on Monday, September 12th. Rakim Hashim Alin, the 30-year-old artist’s real name, was having dinner with a woman when a man entered the building to ask about her belongings.

Pianist Ramsey Lewis died on September 12 at the age of 87. Lewis is a three-time Grammy winner and co-wrote (with Dobie Gray) the hit “The In Crowd.”

Legendary American saxophonist Pharoah Sanders passed away at the age of 81 on September 25.

A day later, Ariosto ‘Toto’ Vega, the actor from ‘Escobar, patron of evil’, died of a heart attack.

Rapper Coolio, singer of “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Kenan & Kel”, died on Oct.

Yuriko Yamawaki, famous illustrator of “Guri & Gura” and her collaboration with Studio Ghibli, passed away on September 29. Known for works such as “Guri and Gura”, which tells the story of two field mice and is considered one of the standards of children’s illustration in Japan, Yamawaki died as a result of Sjögren’s syndrome, an inflammatory disease.


On October 3, Mexican poet David Huerta died at the age of 72. David Huerta was the author of books such as “November Notebook” and “The Shadow of the Dogs” among others. He received the 2019 Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) Award for his work and was the son of the famous poet Efraín Huerta.

“Beauty and the Beast” actress and “Mystery Writer” Angela Lansbury died on Oct. 11 at age 96. She is best known in Hollywood for her multiple Oscar nominations and achieved worldwide fame thanks to her role as a writer and detective on the TV series Murder, She Wrote.

Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter, passed away on October 14 at the age of 72. The Harry Potter star died at a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland. Coltrane has been ill for two years.

On October 24, actress Leslie Jordan passed away at the age of 67. He is best known for his performance in ‘Will & Grace’ as well as shows such as ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Hearts Afire’.

Jerry Lee Lewis, rock and roll legend, passed away on October 28 at the age of 87. The artist was the sole survivor of the genre’s golden age following Little Richard’s death in 2020.

Cormac Roth, musician and son of Tim Roth, died on October 31 at the age of 25. Cormac was a noted musician who, in addition to writing and producing his own music, was a distinguished guitarist who was a graduate of Bennington College.


Aaron Carter, brother of Nick of the Backstreet Boys, passed away on November 5 at the age of 34. In 2018, he reported that his late sister, Leslie, sexually abused him when he was 10 years old. Shortly thereafter, his brother Nick filed a restraining order against him for threatening to kill his wife.

Hurricane J, the famous ’90s rapper, passed away on November 7 at the age of 52.

A day later, Leslie Phillips, the actress who played the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter, died aged 98. Throughout his career, the Briton has played more than 170 characters, giving life to police officers, soldiers, judges, among many others. However, many remember him for his participation in three of the boy wizard films.

On November 9, Gal Costa, a Brazilian music legend, passed away at the age of 77.

On November 14, actor John Aniston, father of actress Jennifer Aniston, who was part of productions such as “Days of Our Lives” and “Love of Life”, among others, died at the age of 89.

On November 20, Jason David Frank, the famous actor who played Tommy in Power Rangers, passed away at the age of 49. In 2017, a man was arrested after trying to bring weapons to Phoenix Comic Con (USA) with the intention of killing Jason David Frank. The US court sentenced Matthew Sterling, the name of the individual, to 25 years in prison.

Superstar actress Nikki Aycox passed away on November 17 at the age of 47. The Supernatural star suffered from leukemia, according to what she said in 2021.

On November 22, Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes passed away at the age of 79. Known as the founder of the Nueva Trova movement, the artist is known for songs such as “Yolanda”, “Ámame como soy” and “El breve espacio en que no estar”.

Irene Cara, the singer and actress behind the song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from the movie “Flashdance”, died aged 63 on November 25. She won an Academy Award for her rendition of the said song in the Best Original Song category. Furthermore, she received two Grammy and Golden Globe Awards.

On November 29, Orange Is the New Black actor Brad William Hinke passed away at the age of 56. His representative, Matt Delpano, confirmed to The Post that Henk died in his sleep, although he did not specify the exact cause of death.

Christine McPhee, the voice of Fleetwood Mac, passed away aged 79 on November 30. For years, he suffered from chronic back pain. Some of his most famous songs are “Don’t Stop”, “Say You Love Me” and “You’re Making Fun of Love”.


On December 5, actress Christie Alley, best known for her roles in “Star Trek” and “North and South,” passed away. She has won two Emmy Awards and recently starred in reality shows Dancing with the Stars and The Mask.

On December 13, Lalo Rodriguez, translator of “Come On, Eat Me Again”, died at the age of 64.

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood died at the age of 81 on Thursday, December 29, in London (United Kingdom). She will be remembered in the fashion world for her bold and innovative designs, her non-conformist attitude and as an iconic benchmark of the UK’s punk aesthetic.

On December 29, it was also announced that director Ruggero Deodato, a supporter of Italian B-series horror cinema and author of cult films such as “Cannibal Holocaust”, died at the age of 83.

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