In Memoriam: People We've Lost in 2022

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Henry Silva, a prolific character actor best known for playing villains and tough guys in “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Ocean's Eleven” and other films, has died at age 95.
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Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53.
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The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star passed away Aug. 13, according to her family. The news came just days after she was hospitalized with severe meningitis. She was 64.
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Olivia Newton-John performs during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. The actress and singer, best known for her portrayal as Sandy in the 1978 hit "Grease" and for her hit song "Physical," died at age 73. Newton-John battled breast cancer for 30 years.
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David McCullough, renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, died Sunday. He was 89.
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Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” has died. She was 95.
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Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89.
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Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, who won 11 championships in 13 seasons with the team, has died, his family announced Sunday. He was 88.
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"Leave It to Beaver" actor Tony Dow died following a fight with cancer, his family confirmed on July 27, 2022. He was 77.
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British David Warner is photographed at the Duke of York’s Barracks in Chelsea, London, Jan. 19, 1967, where he was rehearsing for the film production “Work… is A Four Letter Word” with British singer Cilla Black. Warner, a versatile British actor whose roles ranged from Shakespeare to sci-fi cult classics, has died. He was 80. Warner’s family said he died from a cancer-related illness on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Denville Hall, a retirement home for entertainers in London.
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Diana Kennedy, a tart-tongued British food writer devoted to Mexican cuisine, died Sunday. She was 99.
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Ivana Trump passed in New York City at age 73. The Trump family said in a statement, "It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump. Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend. Ivana Trump was a survivor."
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Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one of Japan's most powerful politicians and its longest-serving leader, died on Friday, July 8, 2022, after being shot during a campaign speech. He was 67.
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James Caan, Oscar-nominated actor known for memorable roles in movies such as "The Godfather" and "Elf," has died. He was 82.
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Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of Bon Jovi, has died. He was 70.
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Ann Turner Cook, whose cherubic baby face was known the world over as the original Gerber baby, has died. She was 95.
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Ray Liotta, the actor who appeared in films such as "Goodfellas" and "Field of Dreams," has died, his publicist confirmed to NBC News. He was 67. Liotta was in the Dominican Republic shooting a movie called "Dangerous Waters."
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Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died. He was 86.
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George Pérez, whose work for DC and Marvel made him one of the most iconic comic book artists of his generation, died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 67.
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Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born matriarch of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died, her family announced Saturday, April 30, 2022. She was 76.
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Orrin G. Hatch, who became the longest-serving Republican senator in history as he represented Utah for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88.
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Wendy Rieger, a longtime NBC4 Washington anchor and reporter, died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. She was 65.
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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried performs at Caroline’s On Broadway in New York City. Gottfried died at age 67 after a long illness.
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British author Jack Higgins, who wrote “The Eagle Has Landed” and other bestselling thrillers and espionage novels, has died. He was 92.
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Dwayne Haskins of the Pittsburgh Steelers Haskins was killed when he was hit by a dump truck while he was walking on a South Florida highway. He was 24.
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Legendary singer and Philly native Bobby Rydell has died at the age of 79.
Rydell died Tuesday morning at Abington Jefferson Hospital from non-COVID-19 related pneumonia complications.
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In this file photo, Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza is seen during an episode of Seinfeld.
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Celebrity makeup artist and beauty mogul AJ Crimson died on March 30. He was 27.
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Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.
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Stephen Wilhite, the creator of the looping animated image format, the GIF, died earlier this month of Covid, Wilhite's wife, Kathaleen, confirmed. He was 74.
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Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks at the Watermark Conference for Women at San Jose Convention Center. Albright was the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. She was 84.
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William Hurt, whose laconic charisma and self-assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the 1980s foremost leading men in movies such as “Broadcast News," “Body Heat” and “The Big Chill,” has died. He was 71.
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Actor Johnny Brown, best know for his role as housing project superintendent Nathan Bookman in the 1970s sitcom "Good Times," has died. He was 84.
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Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne was remembered by athletes, actors, prime ministers and rock stars on Saturday following his death from an apparent heart attack. He was 52.
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FILE – Actor Lee Marvin, right, and his wife, Pamela, visit with Mitchell Ryan, star of Arthur Miller’s play “The Price,” backstage at the Playhouse Theater in New York in July 1979.
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Sally Kellerman, the Oscar and Emmy nominated actor who played Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in director Robert Altman's 1970 film “MASH," died Thursday. In this May 2, 2013, file photo, Kellerman promotes “Read My Lips: Stories Of A Hollywood Life” in New York City.
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Ivan Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies “Animal House” and “Ghostbusters,” died in his sleep on Feb. 12, 2022, at his home in Montecito, Calif., according to his family. He was 75.
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Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera, whose radiant color and geometric paintings were overlooked for decades before the art world took notice, has died. She was 106.
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Syl Johnson, a Chicago soul singer and blues artist whose work was sampled by top hip-hop artists, has died at age 85.
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Ashley Bryan, a prolific and prize-winning children’s author and illustrator who told stories of Black life, culture and folklore in such acclaimed works as “Freedom Over Me,” “Beautiful Blackbird” and “Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum,” has died at age 98.
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Morgan Stevens as David Reardon in “Fame.” Stevens, who was known for playing Reardon and as Nick Diamond in “Melrose Place,” has died at the age of 70.
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Moses J. Moseley, best known for playing one of Michonne (Danai Gurira)'s zombies on the AMC series, passed away at the age of 31 in the Atlanta area, his representative Tabatha Minchew confirmed to E! News. In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Moseley attends the premiere of “Attack Of The Southern Fried Zombies” at Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood, California.
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Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for the entertainment news program “Extra,” has died at age 30.
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Beloved improvisation comedian and Emmy-nominated actor Howard Hesseman, best known for his role in "WKRP in Cincinnati," died following a surgery Saturday afternoon. He was 81.
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French designer Manfred Thierry Mugler has passed away at the age of 73. The sad news was confirmed on the designer's official Instagram on Jan. 23.
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Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulness in the West and socially engaged Buddhism in the East, has died at age 95.
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Louie Anderson, the Emmy-winning actor and comedian of four decades, has died at 68 on Jan. 21, 2022. Anderson died from cancer complications, according to his publicist.
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Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise by the Dashboard Light," “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)," has died. He was 74.
Actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles including Marvel's "Moon Knight," died at the age of 37 in a skiing accident in the French Alps Jan. 19, 2022.
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André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Talley speaks during ‘The Gospel According to Andre’ Q&A during the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival in Savannah, Georgia.
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Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. He was 102.
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Ronnie Spector appears in the press room after performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 15, 2010, in New York. Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group the Ronettes, has died. She was 78.
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Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has died, according to authorities in Florida. He was 65.
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Dwayne Hickman, the actor who played the titular Dobie in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," died of complications from Parkinson's on Jan. 9, 2022. The actor, producer and television executive was 87 when he died in his home in Los Angeles, according to his family.
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Michael Lang, a co-creator and promoter of the 1969 Woodstock music festival that served as a touchstone for generations of music fans, has died. A spokesperson for Lang's family says the 77-year-old had been battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma and passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 in a New York City hospital.
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