Celebrity deaths 2022: Actors, singers, more we lost this year

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Hollywood mourns in the new year for the deaths of celebrities like Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, and Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump.

Next, page six remembers the actors, singers and other stars we’ve lost in 2022.

robert lupone

July 29, 1946-Aug. 27, 2022

robert lupone, the brother of broadway icon patti lupone, passed away after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Robert was well known for his career both on and off Broadway and even made a name for himself playing Tony Soprano’s next door neighbor on the hit HBO series.

robyn griggs

April 30, 1973-August. 13, 2022

Robyn Griggs, a film and television star best known for her roles on the soap operas “Another World” and “One Life to Live,” died at the age of 49 on August 1. 13.

“Hello everyone, it is with a heavy heart that I am saddened to announce robyn’s passing,” reads a post shared on her official facebook, confirming the news.

griggs was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in 2020.

teddy stripe

July 30, 1990-August. 12, 2022

teddy ray, a rising voice on the comedy scene, died on August 10. 12, just two weeks after his 32nd birthday.

ray’s death was confirmed by comedy central, who shared a snapshot of the comedian on stage via twitter along with the caption: “teddy ray was a hilarious and beloved entertainer. He will be sorely missed by the entire comedy community.”

The comic was found floating in a swimming pool and apparently drowned, tmz reported at the time.

ana done

May 25, 1969-Aug. 12, 2022

Anne Heche died on August 10. 12 at age 53 after being in a terrible car accident in Los Angeles.

“We have lost a bright light, a kind and joyful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend. Anne will be greatly missed, but she lives on because of her beautiful children, her iconic work, and her passionate advocacy,” heche’s rep told Page Six.

heche fell into a coma after the accident and was soon brain dead. The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly determined that Heche was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the crash.

The actress is survived by her son, Homer Laffoon, whom she shared with ex-husband Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, and her son Atlas Heche Tupper, whom she shared with her “Men in Trees” co-star, James Tupper.

olivia newton-john

September. August 26, 1948 8, 2022

Actress Olivia Newton-John died “peacefully” at her home on August 1. On January 8, she announced her husband, John Easterling, on social media.

“olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” easterling’s statement read, in part. “His healing inspiration for her and her pioneering experience with plant medicine continue with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to plant medicine and cancer research.

newton-john is also survived by his daughter chloe lattanzi.

tony down

April 13, 1975 – July 27, 2022

“Leave It To Beaver” actor Tony Dow died on July 27 at the age of 77.

His death came a day after his wife mistakenly notified the actor’s team that he had died while in hospice care.

A statement shared on his facebook page read: “we have received confirmation from christopher, tony’s son, that tony passed away this morning, with his loving family by his side to accompany him on this journey.”


“We know the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. he gave so much to all of us and was loved by many. One fan said it best: “It’s rare when there’s a person who is universally loved like Tony.”

pablo sorvino

April 13, 1939 – July 25, 2022

“Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino died of natural causes on July 25 at the age of 83.

“Sorvino passed away of natural causes and had dealt with health issues over the past few years,” his rep said in a statement to Page Six.

his wife dee dee was by his side when he passed away.

“our hearts are broken, there will never be another paul sorvino, he was the love of my life and one of the greatest artists to ever grace the screen and stage.” said his wife.

shonka dukureh

September. 4, 1977 – July 21, 2022

Shonka Dukureh, who played Big Mama Thornton in the Baz Luhrmann biopic “Elvis,” died July 21, police confirmed. she was 44 years old.

The musician was found dead inside her bedroom in the Nashville, Tenn., apartment she shared with her two children, according to a tweet from the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.

No foul play is suspected in his death.

ivana trump

Feb. Jul 20, 1949 – Jul 14, 2022

Ivana Trump was found dead in her New York apartment on July 14 at the age of 73. Former President Donald Trump’s first wife reportedly went into cardiac arrest and her medical staff were unable to revive her when they arrived at her location.

“She was a wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman who led a great and inspiring life,” the former president wrote in a statement announcing his ex’s passing.

mary mary

September 21, 1960 – June 26, 2022

Veteran actress Mary Mara died on June 26 at the age of 61 after drowning in the St. lawrence river in new york.

new york state police responded to a possible drowning call that morning in the town of cape vincent, where he lived.

Once on the scene, police found his body, which they said showed no signs of foul play, in the water.

Mara was reportedly staying at her sister’s summer house, which overlooks the river, when she decided to go swimming.

She leaves an ex-husband and a stepdaughter, her manager told us.

cooper noriega

June 28, 2002 – June 9, 2022

Tiktok star Cooper Noriega was found dead in his car in a Los Angeles-area parking lot in June 2022, just hours after posting a chilling video of the “young AF”‘s death.

The 19-year-old had been open with his 1.7 million tiktok followers about his struggles with mental health issues and drug abuse.

His cause of death is still unknown.

liotta lightning

dec. May 18, 1954 – May 26, 2022

Goodfellas” star Ray Liotta died in his sleep at the age of 67 on May 26, 2022 in the Dominican Republic where he was filming “Dangerous Waters.”

tmz also reported that no one suspects there was a crime in the actor’s shocking death.

He is survived by his fiancee Jacy Nittolo and his daughter Karsen, whom he shared with his ex-wife Michelle Grace.

kailia posey

April 19, 2006 – May 1, 2022

“young children & Tiaras star Kailia Posey died on May 1, her mother announced on Facebook. she was 16 years old

“I have no words or thoughts. a beautiful girl is gone,” she wrote. “Give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. my baby forever.”

She did not disclose the cause of death.

naomi judd

january. April 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022

Naomi Judd, one half of the Judds, one of the most successful acts in country music history, died in April at the age of 76.

“Today we sisters are experiencing a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness,” Judd’s daughters Wynonna and Ashley announced in a statement. “We are devastated. we are sailing in deep pain and we know that just as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. we are in uncharted territory.”

gilbert gottfried

Feb. April 28, 1955 – April 12, 2022

Legendary actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died “after a long illness,” his family announced on April 12.

“In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend, and father to his two young children,” the statement read. “Even though today is a sad day for all of us, keep laughing as hard as you can in honor of Gilbert.”

gottfried was 67 years old at the time of his death.

tom parker

aug. 4, 1988 – March 30, 2022

wanted singer tom parker died in March 2022, after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in October 2020.

“Our hearts are broken, Tom was the center of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence,” his wife, Kelsey, posted on Instagram after announcing his passing. “We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all join together to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children.”

Parker also leaves behind two young children.

taylor hawkins

Feb. March 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022

Taylor Hawkins, drummer for Foo Fighters, was found dead in a Colombian hotel on March 25 at the age of 50.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band wrote on Twitter. “Her musical spirit and infectious laugh of hers will live with us all forever.”

Hawkins’ cause of death is still under investigation. Multiple drugs were found in the room where he died, according to a report from Colombia that cites official sources.

wounded william

March 20, 1950 – March 13, 2022

“Big Chill” actor William Hurt died on March 13, just a week shy of his 72nd birthday.

“he died peacefully, in family, due to natural causes,” his son william said in a statement. “The family requests privacy at this time.”

injured was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2018.

charles criss

April 1985 – Feb. 2022

Darren Criss’s older brother, Charles Criss, committed suicide at the age of 36 in February 2022.

“We will never know how long he was fighting this war within himself, but last week it consumed him completely and he succumbed to taking his own life,” the “glee” alum wrote in an Instagram post in March 2022.

described his brother as “vibrant, special, worldly, hilarious, insightful, gifted, intelligent, celebrated and adored.”

chris huvane

June 29, 1974 – Feb. 6, 2022

Beloved Hollywood manager Chris Huvane committed suicide in February after a years-long battle with depression. she was 47 years old.

“We are devastated beyond words this morning, Chris was simply ‘the best of the best,'” management partners 360 said in a statement by the deadline Monday.

“a brilliant manager, consummate colleague and friend, a pillar of our company and our culture, loved by everyone who knew him. It is an untold loss and our hearts go out to his family and friends.

“we are all better for knowing chris, and we are committed to honoring his legacy every day.”

louie anderson

March 24, 1953- Jan. 21, 2022

Famous comedian louie anderson died in January after a battle with cancer, his publicist confirmed. he was 68 years old.

The basketball star passed away in Las Vegas, where he was admitted to the hospital earlier this week for treatment of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.


September. Jan 27, 1947 – Jan. 20, 2022

The legendary meat loaf singer passed away in January at the age of 74 surrounded by his wife and daughters, his official Facebook page announced.

“We know how much it meant to so many of you and truly appreciate all the love and support as we move through this time of grief over the loss of such an inspiring artist and such a beautiful man,” the post reads. “We appreciate your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. from your heart to your souls… never stop rocking!”

andre leon talley

oct. Jan 16, 1948 – Jan. 18, 2022

fashion legend andré leon talley, who served as creative director and managing editor of vogue, has died at the age of 73 after an unknown illness.

his death was confirmed by his friend darren walker, president of the ford foundation.

“andré leon talley was a singular force in an industry where he had to fight to be recognized”, mr. walker said in a statement, calling him a “creative genius” and noting his ability to create a personality of his own from “a deep academic understanding of fashion and design.”

jordan cashmeyer

May 1, 1995 – January 2022

“16 and pregnant” alum jordan cashmyer has tragically died at the age of 26. 15.

“I got a call last night that no parent wants,” her mother, Jessica Cashmyer, wrote in a statement on Facebook. “My beloved eldest daughter, Jordan, passed away, she was only 26 years old. our hearts are really broken. no parent should have to go through the loss of a child, ever.”

“Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate this terrible tragedy,” the statement continued. “Please understand and respect our privacy at this time. we are surrounded by the love and support of our children, granddaughter [sic] lyla, and family members.”

The cause of death was not immediately confirmed for Jordan, who died in Maryland, per variety.

clint arlis

July 29, 1987 – January 2022

Clint Arlis, a former “Bachelorette” contestant, passed away in mid-January. she was 34 years old.

“it is with great sadness to tell you that my family lost my best friend and older brother clint on the morning of january 11th,” arlis’s sister wrote on facebook. Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss.

arlis competed for the heart of kaitlyn bristowe during season 11 of the dating competition series. she was eliminated from the show in its third week.

wise bob

May 17, 1956 – Jan. 9, 2022

bob saget died on January 1st. 9 at 65 years. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the “Full House” actor was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. his cause of death was not immediately released.

sidney poitier

Feb. 20, 1927-January 2022

Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94, Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell announced on January 1. 7. His cause of death was not immediately confirmed.

Poitier was a staple in Hollywood for 71 years, appearing in iconic films like “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” He won the Oscar for best actor for his role in “Lilies of the Field” in 1963, and then received an honorary Academy Award in 2001.

peter bogdanovich

July 30, 1939-Jan. 6, 2022

Filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich died at the age of 82 on January 1. 6 due to natural causes.

bogdanovich directed the famous 1971 drama “the last picture show”, which received eight oscar nominations. He also directed “Paper Moon” from 1973, “Everyone Laughed” from 1981 and “Mask” from 1985, among other films.

Bogdanovich was also an actor and appeared in “The Sopranos” and “The Other Side of the Wind” in 2018.

kim mi soo

March 16, 1992-Jan. 5, 2022

South Korean actress Kim Mi-soo died at the age of 29 on January 1. 5. The cause was not immediately disclosed.

mi-soo was known for her role in the jtbc series “snowdrop”. She had also started filming the Disney+ show “Kiss of the Sixth Sense” before her death.

joan copland

June 1, 1922-Jan. 4, 2022

Broadway star Joan Copland died at the age of 99 on January 1. 4.

The younger sister of playwright Arthur Miller made her name with roles in the 1976 revival of “Pal Joey,” her brother’s 1981 play “The American Clock.” Copeland also starred in soap operas such as “Look for Tomorrow” and “One Life to Live”.

weaver jay

July 18, 1979-Jan. February 2, 2022

big daddy weave bassist jay weaver died at age 42 on january 1. 2 of covid-19 complications.

maximum julian

July 12, 1933-Jan. 1, 2022

Actor Max Julien died at the age of 88 on January 1. 1.

julien was best known for his role as goldie in the 1973 film “the mack”. He also appeared on 1970’s “Getting Straight” and 1997’s “Def Jam’s How To Be A Player” and wrote 1973’s “Cleopatra Jones.”

dan reeves

january. 19, 1944-Jan. 1, 2022

NFL legend Dan Reeves died at age 77 on January 1. 1 of the complications of dementia.

Reeves was a running back for the Dallas Cowboys from 1965 to 1972. He played in nine Super Bowls, winning in 1972 against the Miami Dolphins. Reeves coached such teams as the Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and New York Giants before retiring in 2003.

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