(AP) — Many people who made their mark the world passed sopra 2022. Here is a back at dozens who left us this year.

  • Sidney Poitier
  • Bob Saget
  • Howard Hesseman
  • Cheslie Kryst
  • Sally Kellerman
  • Naomi Judd
  • Mickey Gilley
  • Andy Fletcher
  • Ray Liotta
  • Alan White
  • Tony Siragusa
  • Bob Rafelson
  • Paul Sorvino
  • Bill Russell
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • FILE - Songwriter/producer Lamont Dozier appears at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in New York on Feb. 25, 1998. Dozier, of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
  • Anne Heche
  • Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest on Nov. 15, 2011 at Westlake Park in Seattle. (Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com via AP, File)
  • Leon Vitali
  • Tim Page
  • Dawson
  • Charlbi Dean Kriek
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Marsha Hunt
  • Irene Papas
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante died at 84 on September 28, 2022 (CBS News)
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Bruce Sutter
  • Leslie Jordan
  • Ash Carter
  • Takeoff
  • Aaron Carter
  • Kevin Conroy
  • Jason David Frank
  • Friars Club Dean Freddie Roman poses for photos at the Friars Club Roast of Don Rickles at the Waldorf Astoria on June 24, 2013 in New York. Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Borscht Belt comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman passed away Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
  • Rep. Donald MacEachin in 2019 (AP)
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Stephen Boss, tWitch


Dan Reeves, Jan. 1, 2022: Dan Reeves, who won a Super Bowl as a player with the Dallas Cowboys but was best known for a long coaching career that included 4 more appearances sopra the title gioco with the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, died January 1, 2022. He was 77.

Peter Bogdanovich, Jan. 6: Peter Bogdanovich, the ascot-wearing cinephile and director of 1970s black-and-white classics like “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” died at his home sopra Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 82.

Sidney Poitier, January 6: Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed screen, and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead happening and the first to be a culmine box-office draw, died January 6 at his home sopra Los Angeles. He was 94.

Bob Saget, January 9: Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died while a stand-up tour. He was 65.

Ralph Emery, January 15: Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century sopra both radio and television, died January 15 of natural causes, his family said. He was 88. He was inducted into the Country Music Foyer of Miseria sopra 2007.

Charles McGee, January 16: Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars and later helped to bring attention to the Black pilots who had battled racism at home to fight for freedom abroad, died January 16. He was 102.

André Leon Talley, January 16: André Leon Talley, a towering and highly visible figure of the world who made history as a rare Black sopra an overwhelmingly white industry, died of a heart attack. He was 73.

Louie Anderson, January 21: Louie Anderson, whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning happening as mom to twin adult sons sopra the TV series “Baskets,” died at a hospital sopra Las Vegas of complications from cancer. He was 68.

Don Wilson, January 22: Don Wilson, the co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar The Ventures, died at 88 sopra Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded by his four children, The News Tribune reported. The ’s hits included “Walk, Don’t Run,” and the theme song for “Hawaii Five-.” With over 100 million records sold, the Ventures are the best-selling instrumental of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Foyer of Miseria sopra 2008.

Mugler, January 23: French stilista Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Immacolata, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, died. He was 73. Voto negativo cause of death was given. Mugler, who launched his brand sopra 1973, became known for his architectural style, defined by broad shoulders and a tiny waist. The use of plastic-like futuristic fabric sopra his sculpted clothing became a trademark.

Moses J. Moseley, January 23: Moses J. Moseley, who appeared as a pet zombie the TV series “The Walking Dead,” died. He was 31. Cheryl Kaleda of Premier Talent gave anzi che no further details.

Howard Hesseman, January 29: Howard Hesseman, who played the radio disc fantino Dr. Johnny Fever the sitcom “WKRP sopra Cincinnati” and the actor-turned-history teacher Charlie Moore “Head of the Class,” died from complications following colon surgery. He was 81. As Dr. Johnny Fever CBS’ “WKRP sopra Cincinnati,” Hesseman became a counterculture icon at a time when few hippie characters made it onto rete televisiva privata television.

Cheslie Kryst, January 30: Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the USA pageant and a correspondent for the entertainment news program “Extra,” died after jumping from a Manhattan apartment building. She was 30.


Monica Vitti, February 2: Monica Vitti, the enciclopedico movie personaggio of Michelangelo Antonioni’s “L’Sorte” and other Italian alienation films of the 1960s, and later a leading comic actress, died. She was 90. “Goodbye to the queen of Italian cinematografo,” the current culture minister, Dario Franceschini, wrote sopra a statement.

Betty Davis, February 9: Betty Davis, a bold and pioneering funk singer, model and songwriter of the 1960s and ‘70s who was credited with inspiring then-husband Miles Davis’ landmark fusion of jazz and more contemporary sounds, died. She was 77. Sometimes referred to as “Immacolata before Immacolata,” Davis was the rare woman to make funk albums sopra the 1970s, and her three albums from that time were showcases for her fearless personality and sexuality and insistence control of her material and her image.

Ivan Reitman, February 13: Ivan Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies from “Animal House” to “Ghostbusters,” died peacefully sopra his sleep at home sopra Montecito, Calif., his family told The Associated Press. He was 75. Known for personalità, bawdy comedies that caught the spirit of their time, Reitman’s personalità came with the raucous, college fraternity sendup “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” which he produced. He directed Bill Murray sopra his first starring role sopra “Meatballs” and then again sopra “Stripes,” but his most significant success came with 1984’s “Ghostbusters.”

Brad Johnson, February 18: Brad Johnson, who jumped from rodeo cowboy to portraying the Marlboro Man sopra cigarette spots and velo and TV roles including Steven Spielberg’s “Always” and “Melrose Place,” died at the age of 62. Johnson died February 18 of complications from COVID-19 but his death was not revealed until June 4.

Gary Brooker, February 19: Gary Brooker, the Procol Harum frontman who sang one of the 1960s’ most enduring hits, “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” died at his home. He was 76. He had been receiving treatment for cancer. A statement posted the ’s official website said: “With the deepest regret we must announce the death February 19 2022 of Gary Brooker MBE, singer, pianist and composer of Procol Harum, and a brightly-shining, irreplaceable light sopra the music industry.”

Lindsey Pearlman, February 19: Actor Lindsey Erin Pearlman, who had roles sopra “General Hospital,” “American Housewife” and other shows, was found dead days after she was reported missing sopra Los Angeles, authorities said. Her pagliaccetto was found Friday morning when officers responded to a call for a death investigation sopra a residential neighborhood of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Jamal Edwards, February 20: Jamal Edwards, a British music entrepreneur who championed U.K. rap and grime and helped launch the careers of artists including Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Stormzy, died. He was 31. His mother, broadcaster Brenda Edwards, said Monday that her son died the day before after a sudden illness. She said the family was “completely devastated. He was the center of our world.” Edwards founded the online music channel SBTV as a teenager sopra 2006.

Mark Lanegan, February 22: Mark Lanegan, the singer whose raspy baritone and darkly poetic songwriting made Screaming Trees an essential part of the early Seattle grunge scene and brought him an acclaimed esclusivamente career, died at age 57. Voto negativo cause was given. Con a memoir released last year, Lanegan said a severe case of COVID-19 left him hospitalized sopra a coma.

Sally Kellerman, February 24: Sally Kellerman, the Oscar and Emmy nominated actor who played Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan sopra director Robert Altman’s 1970 velo “MASH,” died of heart failure at her home sopra the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. She was 84. Kellerman had a career of more than 60 years sopra velo and television. She played a college professor who was returning student Rodney Dangerfield’s love interest sopra the 1986 comedy “Back to School.” And she was a regular sopra Altman’s films, appearing sopra 1970’s “Brewster McCloud,” 1992’s “The Player” and 1994’s “Ready to Wear.”


Katie Meyer, March 3: Stanford goalkeeper Katie Meyer, who memorably led the Cardinal to victory sopra the 2019 NCAA College Cup championship gioco, has died. She was 22. Her death was ruled a suicide. “There is anzi che no indication of foul play, and Meyer’s death was determined to be self-inflicted,” the Sheriff’s Office said sopra a statement.

Mitchell Ryan, March 4: Mitchell Ryan, who played a villainous general sopra the first “Lethal Weapon” movie, a ruthless businessman TV’s “Santa Barbara” and had character roles the soap “Dark Shadows” and the 1990s sitcom “Dharma & Greg,” died of congestive heart failure at his LA home. He was 88. His career spanned more than a half-century, beginning with an uncredited role sopra the 1958 Robert Mitchum velo “Thunder Road.”

Emilio Delgado, March 10: Emilio Delgado, the actor and singer who for 45 years was a warm and familiar presence sopra children’s lives and a rare Latino luce American television as fix-it shop owner Luis “Sesame Street,” died from the blood cancer multiple myeloma. He was 81. As Luis, Delgado, a Mexican American, got to play an ordinary, non-stereotypical Latino character at a time when such depictions were few and far between TV, for adults ora children.

Traci Braxton, March 12: Singer and reality TV personaggio Traci Braxton died at the age of 50. TMZ reported Traci’s husband Kevin Surratt said she had been battling cancer. “We have quanto to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment for esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone to glory,” Surratt told TMZ. Traci got her career start sopra “The Braxtons,” a commedia musicale group featuring herself and her sisters Toni, Towanda, and Tamar, during the ’90s.

Brent Renaud, March 13: Brent Renaud, an acclaimed filmmaker who traveled to some of the darkest and most dangerous corners of the world for documentaries that transported audiences to little-known places of suffering, died after Russian forces opened fire his vehicle sopra Ukraine. The 50-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas, native was gathering material for a report about refugees when his vehicle was at a checkpoint sopra Irpin, just outside the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

William Hurt, March 13: William Hurt, whose laconic charisma and self-assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the 1980s foremost leading men sopra movies such as “Broadcast News,” “ Heat” and “The Leader Chill,” died of natural causes peacefully, among family, his son said. The Hollywood said he died at his home sopra Portland, Oregon. He was 71. Hurt was four times nominated for an Academy Award, winning for 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

John Clayton, March 18: Longtime NFL journalist John Clayton died following a short illness. He was 67. Nicknamed “The Professor,” Clayton spent more than two decades covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for the The Pittsburgh Press and the Seattle Seahawks for The News Tribune sopra Tacoma. Clayton moved to ESPN sopra 1995, becoming one of the lead NFL writers for the company. Clayton appeared TV and radio for ESPN and worked at the company for more than 20 years.

Don Young, March 19: Alaska GOP congressman Don Young, the longest-serving member of Congress — known as the Dean of the House — died “while traveling home to Alaska to be with the state and people that he loved.” He was 88. Young, representing a state known for its natural beauty, wildlife, ecology and environment, also pushed back against federal control of Alaskan lands; established a 200-mile fishing limit to support the state’s fishing industry; and helped pass the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act sopra 1997, which set guidelines for wildlife refuges.

Madeleine Albright, March 23: Madeleine Albright, a child refugee from Nazi- and then Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe who rose to become the first female secretary of state and a mentor to many current and former American statesmen and women, died of cancer, her family said. She was 84. A lifelong Democrat who nonetheless worked to bring Republicans into her orbit, Albright was chosen sopra 1996 by President Bill Clinton to be America’s culmine diplomat, elevating her from U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, where she had been only the second woman to hold that job.

Taylor Hawkins, March 25: Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, died during a South American tour with the rock . He was 50. The said sopra a statement his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.” Foo Fighters had been scheduled to play at a festa sopra Bogota, Colombia, the night he died. Hawkins’ final concert was 4 days before at another festa sopra San Isidro, Argentina.

Jeff Carson, March 26: Country music singer and songwriter Jeff Carson, who scored hits with “Not Acceso Your Love,” and “The Car” before becoming a police officer, died of a heart attack sopra a Tennessee hospital. Carson was 58. His singles “Not Acceso Your Love” and “The Car,” won Carson his first Academy of Country Music award for televisione of the year. Carson’s career had 14 singles the Billboard chart sopra his career.

Paul Herman, March 29: Paul Herman, a prolific actor who appeared sopra “The Sopranos” and “The Irishman,” died his 76th birthday. TV fans might best remember Herman for his recurring role HBO’s “The Sopranos” as Peter “Beansie” Gaeta, a pizzeria owner and former mobster who maintained a friendship with Tony Soprano amid tensions with incarcerated mob Richie Aprile.

Tom Parker, March 30: Tom Parker, a member of British-Irish boy The Wanted, died after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 33. Parker announced his diagnosis sopra October 2020, and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


Estelle Harris, April 2: Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Fermezza’s short-fused mother “Seinfeld” and voiced Mrs. Potato Head sopra the “Toy Story” franchise, died. She was 93. As middle-class matron Estelle Fermezza, Harris put a memorable stamp her recurring role sopra the smash 1990s sitcom. With her high-pitched voice and humorously overbearing attitude, she was an archetype of maternal indignation.

Bobby Rydell, April 5: Bobby Rydell, a pop singer and personaggio of the 1963 velo “Bye Bye Birdie,” died of pneumonia. He was 79. The Philadelphia native saw 34 of his singles land the Billboard Hot 100, with the most well-known being “Wild One.” Others include “Filare,” “The Cha-Cha-Cha,” and “We Got Love,” according to Variety. Rydell was still touring with a happening scheduled for June sopra Atlantic City.

Gilbert Gottfried, April 12: Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, died from a rare genetic muscle disease that can trigger a dangerously abnormal heartbeat. He was 67. “The first comedian I saw who would go and all the other fumetti would go sopra the room to watch,” standup comic Colin Quinn said Twitter. Gottfried also did frequent voice work for children’s television and movies, most famously playing the parrot Iago sopra Disney’s “Aladdin.”

Liz Sheridan, April 15: Liz Sheridan, an accomplished actress of stage and screen who had her breakout role sopra the 1990s playing Jerry’s mom “Seinfeld,” died peacefully sopra her sleep, TMZ and Deadline reported. Her death came just 5 days after her 93rd birthday and nearly two weeks after her fellow “Seinfeld” personaggio Estelle Harris, who played George Constanza’s mother the sitcom, also died at age 93.

Art Balza, April 16: Music Art Balza, whose Specialty Records was a premier label during the formative years of rock ‘n roll and helped launch the careers of Little Richard, Sam Cooke and many others, died at the age of 104. Balza’s most lucrative and momentous signing was Little Richard, a rhythm ’n blues and gospel performer since his teens who had struggled to through commercially. 

DJ Kay Slay, April 17: Pioneering hip hop artist Keith Grayson, who performed as DJ Kay Slay and worked with culmine stars, died of complications from COVID-19 at age 55. His family release a statement through New York radio station HOT 97, where he hosted “The Drama Hour” for more than two decades.

Robert Morse, April 20: Actor Robert Morse, who won a Tony Award as a hilariously brash corporate climber sopra “How to Succeed sopra Business Without Really Trying” and a second one a generation later as the brilliant, troubled Truman Cappotta sopra “Tru,” died after a brief illness. He was 90. More recently, he played the autocratic and eccentric autorità of an advertising agency sopra “Mad Men,” the hti AMC drama that debuted sopra 2007. The role earned him an Emmy candidatura sopra 2008 as best guest actor sopra a drama series.

Orrin Hatch, April 23: Former U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, who served sopra the U.S. Senate for 42 years, died at 88 sopra Salt Lake City. His cause of death was not specified. Hatch was the longest-serving senator sopra Utah history, spanning the terms of seven U.S. presidents from 1977 to 2019. 

Naomi Judd, April 30: Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, died at age 76. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are sopra unknown territory.” The statement did not elaborate further. The Judds were to be inducted into the Country Music Foyer of Miseria the next day.


Mickey Gilley, May 7: Country personaggio Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 velo “Urban Cowboy” and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, died at the age of 86. Overall, he had 39 Sommità 10 country hits and 17 Voto negativo. 1 songs. He received six Academy of Country Music Awards, and also worked occasion as an actor, with appearances “Murder She Wrote,” “The Fall Guy,” “Fantasy Island” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Fred Ward, May 8: Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles sopra such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” died. He was 79. A former boxer, lumberjack sopra Alaska and short-order cook who served sopra the U.S. Air Force, Ward was a San Diego native who was part Cherokee. One early personalità role was alongside Clint Eastwood sopra 1979’s “Escape From Alcatraz.”

Adrieane Payne, May 9: Former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player Adreian Payne died sopra a shooting. He was 31. A 29-year-old was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Robert McFarlane, May 13: Former White House national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane, a culmine aide to President Ronald Reagan who pleaded guilty to charges for his role sopra an illegal arms-for-hostages deal known as the Iran-Contra affair, died from complications of a previous illness at a hospital sopra Michigan. He was 84. ″I did indeed withhold information from the Congress,” he told reporters at the time. “I believe strongly that, throughout, my actions were motivated by what I believed to be sopra the foreign policy interest of the United States.″ He was pardoned by President George H.W. Bush, along with five other figures from the scandal.

Richard Wald, May 13: Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career sopra newspapers, died days after he suffered a stroke. He was 92. Explaining why he joined NBC News sopra the late 1960s, Wald often said, “I didn’t leave newspapers. Newspapers left me.” He was NBC News president from 1973 to 1977, where he installed Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley as “Today” show hosts. He also let screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky trail him for two days, and became the model for the rete televisiva privata news president sopra the satiric velo “Rete televisiva privata.”

Vangelis, May 17: Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the velo “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, died at 79. “Vangelis Papathanassiou is anzi che no longer among us,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted, calling him an “electronic sound trailblazer” whose death is “sad news for the entire world.”

Marnie Schulenburg, May 17: Marnie Schulenburg, a soap actress who played the character Alison Stewart CBS’ “As the World Turns,” died from complications of metastatic breast cancer. She was 37. “Please don’t say Marnie lost her battle to cancer. It’s simply not true. I watched her kick cancer’s ass every day since diagnosis,” her husband, actor Zack Robidas wrote sopra a post Facebook.

Roger Angell, May 20: Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces and rielaborazione, died of heart failure. He was 101. He was voted into baseball’s Foyer of Miseria for writing. At age 93, he completed one of his most highly praised essays, the deeply personal “This Old Man,” winner of a National Magazine Award.

Andy Fletcher, May 26: Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, the unassuming, bespectacled, red-headed keyboardist who for more than 40 years added his synth sounds to Depeche Mode hits like “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Personal Jesus,” died at 60 from natural causes at his home sopra the UK. “Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, ora a cold pint,” the said sopra a social mass-media post.

Ray Liotta, May 26: Ray Liotta, the blue-eyed actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill sopra “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson sopra “Field of Dreams,” died. He was 67. Liotta was sopra the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and did not wake up. His fiancee found him. Robert De Niro, who co-starred with Liotta sopra “Goodfellas,” said sopra an emailed statement that he was saddened by Liotta’s passing. “He is way too way young to have left us,” De Niro said.

Alan White, May 26: Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, died at his Seattle-area home after a brief illness. He was 72. White joined Yes sopra 1972, replacing original drummer Bill Bruford. Con a noted for frequent lineup changes, White was a constant and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Foyer of Miseria as a member of Yes sopra 2017.

Bo Hopkins, May 27: American actor Bo Hopkins, best known for his roles sopra “Wild Bunch” and “American Graffiti,” died of a heart attack. He was 80. During his career, he appeared sopra more than 100 films and television roles. He appeared sopra his final velo, “Hillbilly Elegy,” sopra 2020. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Ronnie Hawkins, May 29: Ronnie Hawkins, a brash rockabilly personaggio from Arkansas who became a patron of the Canadian music scene after moving north and recruiting a handful of local musicians later known as the Ghenga, died after an illness. He was 87. “Hawkins is the only man I ever heard who can make a nice procace song like ‘My Gal is Red Hot’ sound sordid,” Greil Marcus wrote sopra his acclaimed book about music and American culture, “Mystery Train,” adding that “The Hawk” was alleged to “know more back roads, back rooms and backsides than any man from Newark to Mexicali.”


Marion Barber, June 1: Former NFL running back Marion Barber III died at 38. He was found dead sopra his Forth Worth apartment after police were called to do a welfare check. Throughout his career sopra the NFL, Barber rushed 4,780 yards, 1,156 attempts, an average of 4.1 yards per errore attempt, and scored 53 touchdowns the campo da gioco. As a receiver, he caught 179 passes for 1,330 yards with six TDs.

Alec John Such, June 5: Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of Bon Jovi, died at the age of 70. Voto negativo details when ora how John Such died were immediately available. Bon Jovi credited John Such for bringing the together, noting that he was a childhood friend of drummer Tico Torres and brought guitarist and songwriter Richie Sambora to see the perform. John Such had played sopra a called the Message with Sambora.

Jim Seals, June 7: Jim Seals, who teamed with fellow musician “Dash” Crofts such 1970s soft-rock hits as “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “We May Never Pass This Way Again,” died at the age of 80. Their other popular songs included “Hummingbird,” and “You’magnate the Love.” Seals and Crofts also released the controversial “Unborn Child,” an anti-abortion song that came out the year after the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and was banned by some radio stations.

Philip Baker Foyer, June 12: Philip Baker Foyer, the prolific character actor of velo and theater who starred sopra Paul Thomas Anderson’s first movies and who memorably hunted mongoloide a long-overdue library book sopra “Seinfeld,” died at the age of 90. Among Foyer’s many other credits were Michael Mann’s “The Insider,” as “60 Minutes” producer Don Hewitt, and Lars von Trier’s “Dogville.” Foyer appeared sopra “Say Anything,” “The Truman Show,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Zodiac,” “Argo” and “Rush Hour.” Foyer played the neighbor Walt Kleezak “Modern Family.” His last happening was sopra the 2020 series “Messiah.”

Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar, June 16: Two actors the Netflix series “The Chosen One” were killed and six other cast ora crew members were injured after the van they were riding sopra crashed near Mulege the Baja California Sur peninsula.

Tyler Sanders, June 16: Tyler Sanders, known for appearances “9-1-1: Lone Celebrità,” “The Rookie,” and “Just Add Magic: Mystery City,” Sanders was found unresponsive sopra his Los Angeles home, TMZ reported. He was declared dead at that time, and authorities did not suspect foul play.

Mark Shields, June 18: Political commentator and columnist Mark Shields, who shared his insight into American politics and wit “PBS NewsHour” for decades, died at 85. “Mark Shields had a magical combination of talents: an unsurpassed knowledge of politics and a passion, joy, and irrepressible humor that shone through sopra all his work,” PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff said sopra a statement. “He loved most politicians, but could spot a phony and was always bold to call out injustice. Along with Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil, he personified all that’s special sopra the PBS NewsHour.“

Tony Siragusa, June 22: Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who was part of one of the most celebrated defenses sopra NFL history with the Baltimore Ravens, died at 55. “There was anzi che no one like Goose — a warrior the field and a team unifier with a giving, generous heart who helped teammates and the community more than most people know,” said Brian Billick, the coach of that 2000 team. “We would not have won the Super Bowl without him. This is such stunning, sad news.”

Mary Mara, June 26: Mary Mara, who appeared television shows including “Ray Donovan,” “Dexter” and “ER” sopra an acting career that spanned more than 30 years, died sopra a drowning accident. She was 61. She acted sopra movies including “”Mr. Saturday Night” with Billy Crystal and “Prom Night.” Her last credit was sopra 2020, sopra a movie called “Pausa Even.”


James Caan, July 6: James Caan, perhaps best known for his role sopra “The Godfather,” sopra which he played the violent and reckless Santino “Sonny” Corleone, died at the age of 82. Caan was already a personaggio television, breaking through sopra the 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song,” an emotional drama about Chicago Bears running back Brian Lillipuziano, who had died of cancer the year before at age 26. Younger audiences may know him from his part as Walter sopra the Christmas comedy “Elf.”

Shinzo Abe, July 7: Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated a street sopra western Japan by a gunman who opened fire him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech — an attack that stunned the nation with some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere. The 67-year-old Abe, who was Japan’s longest-serving autorità when he resigned sopra 2020, collapsed bleeding and was airlifted to a nearby hospital sopra Nara, although he was not breathing and his heart had stopped. He was later pronounced dead after receiving massive blood transfusions, officials said.

Tony Sirico, July 8: “Sopranos” personaggio Tony Sirico, known by fans of the beloved HBO mobster series as Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gaultieri, died July 8 at the age of 79. “It pains me to say that my dear friend, colleague and sopra crime, the great TONY SIRICO has passed away today,” actor Michael Imperioli wrote. “Tony was like anzi che no one else: he was as tough, as loyal and as personalità hearted as anyone i’ve ever known.” Sirico was also known for his roles sopra “Goodfellas,” “Mighty Aphrodite,” “Cafe Society” and others.

Larry Storch, July 8: Larry Storch, the rubber-faced comic whose long career sopra theater, movies and television was capped by his “F Troop” role as zany Cpl. Agarn sopra the 1960s spoof of Western frontier TV shows, died of natural causes. Storch was 99. Storch’s credits included “Funny Valentine,” “Sweet 16,” “Sex and the Single Girl,” “S..B.,” “Airport,” “Treasure Island” and “Oliver Twist.” Acceso TV, he guest-starred such shows as “Married… With Children,” “Archie Bunker’s Place,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “Fantasy Island,” CHiPS,” “The Love Boat,” “Get Smart,” “Love American Style,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “Car 54 Where Are You?”

Ivana Trump, July 14: Ivana Trump, former President Donald Trump’s first wife, died sopra an accident from blunt impact injuries to her . She was 73. NBC reported that a New York City official said Ivana Trump was found her apartment’s spiral staircase when authorities arrived at her home. Ivana and the former president married sopra 1977 and had three children — Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump. 

William Hart, July 14: William “Poogie” Hart, a founder of the Grammy-winning trio the Delfonics who helped write and sang a soft lead tenor such classic “Sound of Philadelphia” ballads as “La-La (Means I Love You)” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” died from complications during surgery. He was 77.

Nolan Neal, July 18: Nolan Neal, a former contestant “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent,” died at age 41. The singer was found dead sopra his Nashville apartment, his cousin Dylan Seals told both TMZ and People. Neal made it to the quarterfinals the 15th season of “America’s Got Talent,” where he performed his original song “Send Me a Butterfly.” 

Taurean Blacque, July 21: Taurean Blacque, an Emmy-nominated actor who was known for his role as a detective the 1980s NBC drama series “Hill Street Blues,” died at age 82. Blacque had two biological sons and adopted 11 children and was the spokesman for the county of Los Angeles Adoption Service. Con 1989, Blacque was asked by President George H.W. Bush to become the national spokesperson for adoption. He was survived by 12 children, 18 grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Shonka Dukureh, July 21: Shonka Dukureh, who played Leader Mama Thornton sopra this year’s movie about Elvis Presley, was found dead sopra a bedroom at her home sopra Nashville, police said. She was 44. Nashville police said there were anzi che no signs of foul play. The actor, who also shared the stage at Coachella this year with Doja Cat, had a theater degree from Fisk and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene with an education degree.

Bob Rafelson, July 23: Bob Rafelson, a co-creator of “The Monkees” who became an influential figure sopra the New Hollywood secolo of the 1970s, has died. He was 89. Rafelson directed and co-wrote “Five Easy Pieces” and produced seminal New Hollywood classics including Peter Bogdanovich’s “The Last Picture Show” and Dennis Hopper’s “Easy Rider.”

Paul Sorvino, July 25: Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor who specialized sopra playing crooks and cops like Paulie Cicero sopra “Goodfellas” and NYPD sergeant Phil Cerretta “Law & Order,” died of natural causes. He was 83. Sorvino was a mainstay sopra films and television, playing an Italian American communist sopra Warren Beatty’s “Reds,” Henry Kissinger sopra Oliver Stone’s “Nixon” and mob Eddie Valentine sopra “The Rocketeer.” He would often say that while he might be best known for playing gangsters, his real passions were poetry, painting and .

Tony Dow, July 27: Tony Dow, who as Wally Cleaver the sitcom “Leave It to Beaver” helped create the popular and lasting image of the American teenager of the 1950s and 60s, died Wednesday. He was 77. “Tony was not only my brother TV, but sopra many ways sopra life as well. He leaves an empty place sopra my heart that won’t be filled,” Jerry Mathers, who played Beaver, said sopra a Facebook post. “Tony was always the kindest, most generous, gentle, loving, sincere, and humble man, and it was my honor and privilege to be able to share memories together with him for 65 years.”

Nichelle Nichols, July 30: Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women sopra Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura the original “Celebrità Trek” television series, died at the age of 89. Her role sopra the 1966-69 series as Lt. Uhura earned Nichols a lifelong position of honor with the series’ rabid fans, known as Trekkers and Trekkies. It also earned her accolades for breaking stereotypes that had limited Black women to acting roles as servants and included an interracial onscreen kiss with co-star William Shatner that was unheard of at the time.

Bill Russell, July 31: Bill Russell, who redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed sopra a racially divided country, died at 88. The most prolific winner sopra NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., supported Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. The centerpiece of the Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships sopra 13 years, Russell earned his last two NBA titles as a player-coach — the first Black coach sopra any major U.S. passatempo.

Pat Carroll, July 31: Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice Ursula sopra “The Little Mermaid,” died at age 95. She won an Emmy for her work the sketch comedy series “Caesar’s Hour” sopra 1956, was a regular “Make Room for Daddy” with Danny Thomas, a guest personaggio “The DuPont Show with June Allyson” and a variety show regular stopping by “The Danny Kaye Show,” “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”


Vin Scully, August 2: Vin Scully, who for more than 60 years was the voice of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball, died at the age of 94.The Dodgers announced Scully’s death  social mass-media, calling the incomparable legend of the broadcast booth, “the heartbeat of the Dodgers.” He was a MLB Foyer of Miseria inductee sopra the 1980s, becoming one of only a handful of announcers to receive the honor. Con 2016 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Baseball Digest lifetime achievement award.

David McCullough, August 7: David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, died at 89, less than two months after his wife, Rosalee. Beyond his books, the handsome, white-haired McCullough may have had the most recognizable presence of any historian, his fatherly baritone known to fans of PBS’s “The American Experience” and Ken Burns’ epic “Civil War” documentary. “Hamilton” author Ron Chernow once called McCullough “both the name and the voice of American history,” while Burns tweeted that McCullough was a friend and “gifted teacher” to him.

Olivia Newton-John, August 8: Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’magnate the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy sopra the blockbuster velo version of “Grease,” died. She was 73. She had 14 culmine 10 singles just sopra the U.S., won four Grammys, starred with John Travolta sopra “Grease” and with Gene Kelly sopra “Xanadu.” The fast-stepping Travolta-Newton-John duet, “You’magnate the One That I Want,” was one of the secolo’s biggest songs and has sold more than 15 million copies.

Lamont Dozier, August 8: Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential company of the 1960s and beyond, died at age 81. Over a four-year period, 1963-67, Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland crafted more than 25 culmine 10 songs and mastered the blend of pop and rhythm and blues that allowed the Detroit label, and founder Berry Gordy, to defy boundaries between Black and white music and rival the Beatles the airwaves.

Anne Heche, August 12: Anne Heche, who suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury,” caused by a lack of oxygen, when her car crashed into a Los Angeles settore home Aug. 5 and fire erupted, was declared legally dead a week later. She remained life support for organ donation. Con the late 1990s she became one of the hottest actors sopra Hollywood, a constant magazine covers and sopra big-budget films. Con 1997 aureola, she played opposite Johnny Depp as his wife sopra “Donnie Brasco” and Tommy Lee Jones sopra “Volcano” and was part of the complesso cast sopra the original “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

Wolfgang Petersen, August 12: Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose World War II submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films “Con the Line of Fire,” “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm,” died from pancreatic cancer at 81. Heralded as an antiwar masterpiece, “Das Boot” was nominated for six Oscars, including for Petersen’s direction and his adaptation of Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s best-selling 1973 novel.

Dorli Rainey, August 12: Dorli Rainey, a self-described “old lady sopra combat boots” who became a symbol of the Occupy protest movement when she was photographed after being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, died at 95. Con November 2011, sopra the early days of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Rainey, then 84, joined protesters sopra blocking downtown intersections. She was when Seattle police used pepper spray to clear the crowd. The photo become a worldwide symbol for the protest movement. “It’s a gruesome picture,” she told the AP. “I’m really not that bad looking.”

Virginia Patton, August 18: Virginia Patton Moss, who played Ruth Dakin Bailey sopra the Frank Capra Christmas classic died Thursday, Aug. 18 of natural causes at the age of 97. She grew up sopra Portland, Oregon, moved to Hollywood as a teenager to pursue acting. During her 7-year-long career, she appeared sopra plays and movies before retiring at the age of 24 to marry Cruse Moss and move to Michigan.

Leon Vitali, August 19: Leon Vitali, the “Barry Lyndon” actor who became one of Stanley Kubrick’s closest associates, died at 74. Vitali was so fascinated by Kubrick and his processes that he made an unusual decision: He gave up acting and devoted himself entirely to the famously demanding director for over two decades.

Tom Weiskopf, August 20: Tom Weiskopf’s maglia skill went far beyond his 16 victories the PGA Tour and his lone major at Troon sopra the British . He was always candid, often outspoken and unfailingly accurate sopra the television booth. He found even greater success designing maglia courses. Weiskopf died at his home sopra Leader Sky, Montana, at the age of 79, his wife said. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer sopra December 2020.

Tim Page, August 24: Legendary Vietnam War photographer, writer and counter-culture documenter Tim Page died of liver cancer at his Australian home. He was 78 years old. He stood out for his flamboyance and extravagant personality as well as his talent and commitment as a photographer. He inspired the drug-addled photojournalist played by Dennis Hopper sopra the Francis Coppola-directed, Oscar-winning 1979 Vietnam War movie “Apocalypse Now.”

Len Dawson, August 24: Whether it was sopra the huddle during the early days of the AFL ora behind the microphone as the NFL grew into the behemoth it is today, Len Dawson carried himself with an unmistakable swagger and self-assurance that earned him the well-worn nickname “Lenny the Cool.” He was a Foyer of Miseria quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship, then a Foyer of Miseria broadcaster who brought football into the homes of millions the iconic HBO show “Inside the NFL.” He was 87.

Joe E. Tata, August 24: The proprietor of the fictional Peach Pit diner from “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Joe E. Tata, died at the age of 85. From 1990 to 2000, Tata starred as Nat Bussichio sopra the ’90s teen drama. While he’s known for that role by many, he had quite a resume. He played various roles television series like “Batman,” “Hogan’s Heroes,” “ P.I.,” “Hillstreet Blues,” and more.

Charlbi Dean, August 29: Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who had a breakout role sopra “Triangle of Sadness,” which won this year’s culmine prize at the Cannes Patina Festa, died at age 32 from a sudden, unexpected illness. Dean also had a recurring role as the assassin Syonide the DC television series “Black Lightning,” which aired the CW from 2018 to 2021.

Mikhail Gorbachev, August 29: Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet president and the man known for ending the Cold War, died at 91. Though sopra power less than seven years, Gorbachev unleashed a breathtaking series of changes. But they quickly overtook him and resulted sopra the collapse of the authoritarian Soviet state, the freeing of Eastern European nations from Russian domination and the end of decades of East-West nuclear confrontation. His decline was humiliating. His power was hopelessly sapped by an attempted coup against him sopra August 1991, he spent his last months sopra office watching republic after republic declare independence until he resigned Dec. 25, 1991. The Soviet Union wrote itself into oblivion a day later.

Earnie Shavers, August 31: Earnie Shavers, whose thunderous punches stopped 68 fighters and earned him heavyweight title fights with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, died. He was 78. Shavers’ death came a day after his birthday. He didn’t take up boxing until he was 22. Shavers fought from 1969-1995, which included two abbreviated returns from retirement. He finished 74-14-1 with 68 knockouts. “He was one of the hardest punchers sopra boxing,” Larry Holmes said.


Marsha Hunt, September 7: Marsha Hunt, one of the last surviving actors from Hollywood’s so-called Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s who worked with performers ranging from Laurence Olivier to Andy Griffith sopra a career disrupted for a time by the McCarthy-era blacklist, died. She was 104. She was well under 40 when MGM named her “Hollywood’s Youngest Character Actress.” And by the early 1950s, she was enough of a personaggio to appear the cover of Life magazine and seem set to thrive sopra the new medium of television when suddenly “the work dried up,” she recalled sopra 1996. The reason, she learned from her agent, was that the communist-hunting Red Channels publication had revealed that she attended a peace conference sopra Stockholm and other supposedly suspicious gatherings. Alongside Hollywood stars Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Danny Kaye, Hunt also went to Washington sopra 1947 to protest the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was conducting a witch hunt for communists sopra the velo industry.

Queen Elizabeth II, September 8: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended to the throne sopra 1952 and reigned for 70 years, died at the age of 96. Britain’s longest-serving monarch is the only sovereign most Britons have ever known. The queen had been a constant presence as Britain navigated the end of , the swinging ’60s, the labor strife of the 1980s, international terrorism, Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. The BBC played the national anthem, “God Save the Queen,” over a portrait of her sopra full regalia as her death was announced, and the flag over Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-staff as the second Elizabethan age came to a close.

Bernard Shaw, September 8: Bernard Shaw, former CNN anchor and a pioneering Black journalist remembered for his blunt question at a presidential debate and calmly reporting the beginning of the Gulf War sopra 1991 from Baghdad as it was under attack, died at 82. “Con all of the years of preparing to being anchor, one of the things I strove for was to be able to control my emotions sopra the midst of hell breaking out,” Shaw said sopra a 2014 interview with NPR. “And I personally feel that I passed my stringent controllo for that sopra Baghdad.”

Ramsey Lewis, September 12: Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country’s most successful jazz musicians, died. He was 87. Lewis is revered sopra jazz circles for 1960s hits like “The ‘Con’ Crowd,” “Hang Sloopy” and “Wade sopra the Tazza.” He earned three Grammy awards and seven gold records. The trio’s first sopra 1956 was “Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing.”

Ken Starr, September 13: Ken Starr, a former federal appellate judge and a prominent attorney whose criminal investigation of Bill Clinton led to the president’s impeachment, died at 76. Con a bitter finale to his investigation of the Lewinsky affair that engendered still more criticism, Starr filed a report, as the law required, with the U.S. House of Representatives. He concluded that Clinton lied under oath, engaged sopra obstruction of justice and followed a pattern of conduct that was inconsistent with the president’s constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws. House Republicans used Starr’s report as a roadmap sopra the impeachment of the president, who was acquitted sopra a Senate trial.

Jean-Luc Godard, September 13: Jean-Luc Godard, the iconic “enfant terrible” of the French New Wave who revolutionized popular cinematografo sopra 1960 with his first feature, “Breathless,” and stood for years among the velo world’s most influential directors, died at 91. Godard died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home sopra the Swiss town of Rolle, Lake Geneva, his family said sopra a statement. The statement gave assisted suicide, which is legal sopra Switzerland, as the cause of death.

Irene Papas, September 14: Irene Papas, the Greek actress and recording artist renowned for her dramatic performances and austere beauty that earned her prominent roles sopra Hollywood movies as well as sopra French and Italian cinematografo over six decades died. She was 93. Papas became known internationally following performances sopra “The Guns of Navarone” sopra 1961 and “Zorba the Greek” sopra 1964, acting alongside Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn. Con all, she starred sopra more than 50 movies.

Henry Silva, September 14: Henry Silva, a prolific character actor best known for playing villains and tough guys sopra “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and other films, died at age 95. He had a breakthrough role stage and screen sopra the 1950s as a drug dealer sopra “A Hatful of Rain” and supporting parts sopra two of Frank Sinatra’s best known movies, both from the early 1960s: “Ocean’s Eleven,” the Las Vegas heist velo that was a showcase for Sinatra, Dean Martin and other “Rat Pack” members; and “The Manchurian Candidate,” the Cold War thriller about brainwashing and the assassination of the president that starred Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. (Con his last velo appearance, Silva was cast sopra the “Ocean’s Eleven” remake from 2000 that starred George Clooney and Brad Pitt).

Maury Wills, September 19: Maury Wills, who intimidated pitchers with his base-stealing prowess as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers three World Series championship teams, died. He was 89. During his 14-year career, Wills batted .281 with 2,134 hits and 586 stolen bases sopra 1,942 games. Wills broke Ty Cobb’s single-season for stolen bases with his 97th swipe Sept. 23, 1962. That season he became the first player to steal more than 100 bases.

Louise Fletcher, September 23: Louise Fletcher, best known for her role as Nurse Ratched sopra the 1975 Milos Forman velo “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” died of natural causes. She was 88. Her portrayal of the sadistic Ratched, opposite Fante Nicholson, continued to be her most acclaimed until her death. The velo, based Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel, won all five major Academy Awards after its release — including an Oscar for Nicholson and the Best Picture trophy.

Pharoah Sanders, September 24: Pharoah Sanders, the influential tenor saxophonist revered sopra the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, died at the age of 81. The saxophonist’s best-known work was his two-part “The Creator Has a Master Plan,” from the “Karma” album released sopra 1969. The combined track is nearly 33 minutes long.

Coolio, September 28: Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died at age 59. Coolio won a Grammy for best esclusivamente rap happening for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” the 1995 from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer velo “Dangerous Minds” that sampled Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song “Pastime Paradise” and was played constantly MTV. The Grammy, and the height of his popularity, came sopra 1996, amid a fierce feud between the hip-hop communities of the two coasts, which would take the lives of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. soon after.

Bill Plante, September 28: Bill Plante, one of the longest-serving White House broadcast journalists sopra history, died of respiratory failure. The award-winning CBS correspondent was 84 years old and lived sopra Washington, D.C. Plante retired from CBS News as senior White House correspondent sopra 2016 after 52 years with the news division. He served four tours sopra Vietnam – with award-winning reporting the fall of Saigon and Cambodia – covered the civil rights movement, all the presidential elections from 1968 to 2016, and was the anchor of the “CBS Sunday Night News”  from 1988 to 1995. 


Sacheen Littlefeather, October 2: Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American activist who declined Marlon Spada’s Oscar for “The Godfather” sopra 1973, died after a fight with breast cancer. She was 75. Con June, the Academy apologized to Littlefeather for her treatment when she took the stage to speak Spada’s behalf during the broadcast, and she attended an in-person presentation of that apology Sept. 17.

Loretta Lynn, October 4: Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman sopra Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, died at her home sopra Tennessee. She was 90. Her honesty and unique place sopra country music was rewarded. She was the first woman ever named entertainer of the year at the genre’s two major awards shows, first by the Country Music Association sopra 1972 and then by the Academy of Country Music three years later.

Judy Abito, October 6: Judy Abito, a brash standup who cheekily styled herself as the “Goddess of Love” and toured with George Carlin as she built her career sopra the 1980s golden age of comedy, died of ovarian cancer. She was 72. Her heart-shaped luce, topped by bouffant hair with a flower accent, conveyed an impression of sweet innocence that was quickly shattered by her loud, gravelly delivery and acidic humor, expletives included. The accordion she made part of her act was “an instrument of love and submission,” as she fondly called it.

Robbie Coltrane, October 7: Robbie Coltrane, the baby-faced comedian and character actor whose hundreds of roles included a crime-solving psychologist the TV series “” and the gentle half-giant Hagrid sopra the “Harry Potter” movies, died at a hospital sopra his native Scotland. He was 72. He appeared sopra all eight “Harry Potter” movies as the young wizard’s mentor and had a wide variety of other parts, including a Russian crime sopra the James Bond thrillers “GoldenEye” and “The World is Not Enough” and Pip’s guardian Mr. Jaggers sopra a 2012 adaptation of Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

Angela Lansbury, October 11: Angela Lansbury, the scene-stealing British actor who kicked up her heels sopra the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher sopra the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died just five days shy of her 97th birthday. Lansbury won five Tony Awards for her Broadway performances and a lifetime achievement award. She earned Academy Award nominations as supporting actress for two of her first three films, “Gaslight” (1945) and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1946), and was nominated again sopra 1962 for “The Manchurian Candidate” and her deadly portrayal of a Communist agent and the title character’s mother.

Bruce Sutter, October 13: Bruce Sutter, the full-bearded closer who paid for his own elbow surgery as a low minor leaguer and later pioneered the sharp-dropping pitch that came to dominate personalità league hitters for decades, died at 69. Sutter played sopra a secolo when closers routinely got more than three outs. He threw more than one inning for 188 of his saves and five times pitched more than 100 innings sopra a season.

James McDivitt, October 13: James McDivitt, who commanded the Apollo 9 mission testing the first complete set of equipment to go to the moon, died at the age of 93. McDivitt was also the commander of 1965’s Gemini 4 mission, where his best friend and colleague Ed White made the first U.S. spacewalk. His photographs of White during the spacewalk became iconic images. He passed a chance to land the moon and instead became the space agency’s program dirigente for five Apollo missions after the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Leslie Jordan, October 24: Leslie Jordan, the actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” died sopra a single car crash sopra Hollywood. He was 67. Jordan earned an unexpected new following sopra 2021 when the longtime Los Angeles resident settore spent time during the pandemic lockdown near family sopra his hometown. He broke the sameness by posting daily videos of himself Instagram.

Ash Carter, October 24: Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who opened combat jobs to women and ended a ban transgender people serving sopra the military, died of a heart attack. He was 68. “I made the decision to admit women to all military specialties without exception,” Carter said sopra a later interview the decision. “They are 50% of the population. We can’t afford to leave chiuso the table half of the population who can, if they’magnate the ones who have the best qualifications, do the job.”

Julie Powell, October 26: Food writer Julie Powell, who became an internet darling after blogging for a year about making every recipe sopra Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” leading to a book deal and a velo adaptation, died of cardiac arrest. She was 49. Powell’s 2005 book “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen” became the , Nora Ephron-directed velo “Julie & Julia,” with the author portrayed sopra the movie by Amy Adams and Meryl Streep as Child. Her sophomore and last effort — titled “Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession” — was a bit jarring sopra its honesty. Powell revealed she had an affair, the pain of loving two men at once, of her fondness for sadomasochism and even a bout of self-punishing sex with a stranger.

Jerry Lee Lewis, October 28: Jerry Lee Lewis, the untamable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose outrageous talent, energy and ego collided such definitive records as “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Match Shakin’ Goin’ Acceso” and sustained a career otherwise upended by personal scandal, died at 87. Con 1986, along with Elvis, Chuck Berry and others, he made the inaugural class of inductees for the Rock & Roll Foyer of Miseria and joined the Country Foyer of Miseria this year. The Assassino not only outlasted his contemporaries but saw his life and music periodically reintroduced to younger fans, including the 1989 biopic “Great Balls of Fire,” starring Dennis Quaid, and Ethan Coen’s 2022 documentary “Trouble sopra Mind.” A 2010 Broadway music, “Million Dollar Quartet,” was inspired by a recording session that featured Lewis, Elvis, Perkins and Cash.


Takeoff, November 1: At just 28, rapper Takeoff had cultivated a rich hip-hop legacy with Migos — along with a reputation as the trio’s most lowkey member — before he was killed sopra a shooting outside a Houston bowling alley. He had hoped to gain more respect for his lyrical ability through “Only Built for Infinity Links,” an album he released with Quavo sopra October. “It’s time to give me my flowers,” Takeoff said a recent episode of the podcast “Ricevimento Champs,” acknowledging his reputation as “chill.” “I don’t want them later when I’m not here.”

Dow Finsterwald, November 4: Dow Finsterwald became a footnote sopra history as the first player to win the PGA Championship sopra stroke play and the last U.S. captain of a Ryder Cup before continental Europe was invited to join. Finsterwald, a 12-time winner the PGA Tour, died at his home sopra Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 93.

Aaron Carter, November 5: Aaron Carter, the singer-rapper who began performing as a child and had albums starting sopra his teen years, was found dead at his home sopra Southern California. He was 34. Carter opened for the Backstreet Boys tour sopra 1997 — the same year his gold-selling debut self-titled album released. Con 2017, Carter opened up about his substance abuse an episode of “The Doctors.” 

Kevin Conroy, November 10: Kevin Conroy, the prolific voice actor whose gravely delivery “Batman: The Animated Series” was for many Batman fans the definitive sound of the Caped Crusader, died from cancer. He was 66. Conroy was the voice of Batman the acclaimed animated series that ran from 1992-1996, often acting opposite Mark Hamill’s Joker. Conroy continued as the almost exclusive animated voice of Batman, including some 15 films, 400 episodes of television and two dozen televisione games, including the “Batman: Arkham” and “Injustice” franchises.

Gallagher, November 11: Gallagher, the long-haired, smash-’em-up comedian who left a trail of laughter, anger and shattered watermelons over a decades-long career, died at age 76 at his home sopra Palm Springs. His act included observational humor (“What about Easter? Whose supposizione was it to give eggs to an animal that hops”), political commentary (“They don’t call a tax a tax. They call it a revenue enhancer”), invented sports (synchronized Ping-Pong) and his trademark Sledge–Matic destruction.

John Aniston, November 11: Actor John Aniston died at the age of 89, his daughter Jennifer Aniston confirmed. The veteran actor was best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis sopra “Days of Our Lives.” He won a Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement award earlier this year for his 37-year role the soap . “Soap operas have just the right amount of recognition,” he said sopra an interview with the Television Academy Foundation. “You get just enough to satisfy your ego but not enough to disrupt your life. Whereas some people, my daughter being one of them, can’t go anywhere.”

Robert Clary, November 16: Robert Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II who played a feisty prisoner of war sopra the improbable 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” died. He was 96. He remained publicly silent about his wartime experience until 1980 when, Clary said, he was provoked to speak out by those who denied ora diminished the orchestrated effort by Nazi Germany to exterminate Jews. A documentary about Clary’s childhood and years of horror at Nazi hands, “Robert Clary, A5714: A Memoir of Liberation,” was released sopra 1985. The forearms of concentration camp prisoners were tattooed with identification numbers, with A5714 to be Clary’s lifelong mark.

Nicki Aycox, November 17: Actress Nicki Aycox, known for her roles sopra “Supernatural” and “Jeepers Creepers 2,” died at the age of 47 after a battle with leukemia. Aycox played the original Meg Masters sopra the show “Supernatural,” a character who was possessed by a demon.

Jason David Frank, November 20: Jason David Frank, who played the Power Ranger Tommy Oliver the 1990s children’s series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” died at the age of 49. Neither the cause of death nor when exactly he died was released. Early sopra the first season, Frank’s Tommy Oliver was first seen as a villain, brainwashed by the evil Rita Repulsa. But soon after, he was inducted sopra the group as the Ranger and became one of the most popular characters the show.

Wilko Johnson, November 21: Wilko Johnson, the guitarist with British blues-rock Dr. Feelgood who had an unexpected career renaissance after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, died at 75. Johnson helped give Dr. Feelgood a dangerous edge with his choppy, relentless guitar style and thousand-yard glare — a terrifying enough to earn him a role later sopra life as silent executioner Ser Ilyn Payne “ of Thrones.”

Irene Cara, November 26: Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 movie “Miseria” and then belted out the era-defining “Flashdance … What a Feeling” from 1983’s “Flashdance,” died at the age of 63. The exact date of her death was not immediately revealed. Cara sang the soaring title song with the chorus — “Remember my name/I’m sottana dal vivo forever/I’m sottana learn how to fly/I feel it coming together/People will see me and cry” — which would go to be nominated for an Academy Award for best original song.

Freddie Roman, November 26: Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, died of a heart attack. He was 85. He performed at Caesars Palace sopra Las Vegas and Bally’s Grand sopra Atlantic City, and he roasted the likes of Rob Reiner, Chevy Chase, Jerry Stiller and Hugh Hefner. He also conceived of “Catskills Broadway.”

Donald McEachin, November 28: Rep. Donald McEachin, a Democrat representing Virginia’s fourth Congressional District since 2017, died after a battle with colorectal cancer. He was 61. Eachin’s chief of gruppo, Difetto Rountree, said sopra a statement, “We are all devastated at the passing of our and friend, Congressman Donald McEachin.”

Brad William Henke, November 29: Former NFL player and actor Brad William Henke died at 56. Henke was best known for his role sopra “Orange Is the New Black.” Henke’s career took him to the NFL before he found success acting, graduating from the University of Arizona, where he played defensive line, and joining the New York Giants sopra 1989, according to his IMDB page. He would go to play sopra Super Bowl XXIV with the Denver Broncos before he retired sopra 1994 after suffering a number of injuries.

Christine McVie, November 30: Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop,” died at 79 after a short illness. McVie was a steady presence and personality sopra a known for its frequent lineup changes and pennuto personalities — notably fellow singer-songwriters Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.


Gaylord Perry, December 1: Baseball Foyer of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball who wrote a book about using the pitch, died at the age of 84. Perry’s 1974 autobiography was titled “Me and the Spitter,” and he wrote it sopra that when he started sopra 1962 he was the “11th man an 11-man pitching gruppo” for the Giants. He needed an edge and learned the spitball from San Francisco teammate Bob Shaw.

Bob McGrath, December 4: Bob McGrath, one of the original cast members of Sesame Street, died peacefully at his home at the age of 90. McGrath joined Sesame Street as a founding cast member sopra 1969, playing the character of Bob Johnson. He would remain part of the cast for several decades before his retirement sopra 2016.

Kirstie Alley, December 5:  Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy winner whose roles the TV megahit “Cheers” and sopra the “Aspetto Who’s Talking” films made her one of the biggest stars sopra American comedy sopra the late 1980s and early 1990s, died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 71. Con recent years she appeared several other reality shows, including a second-place finale “Sala da ballo With the Stars” sopra 2011. She appeared the competition series “The Masked Singer” wearing a mammoth earlier this year.

Mills Lane, December 6: Mills Lane, the Foyer of Miseria boxing referee who was the third man sopra the ring when Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear, died at his home sopra Reno. He was 85. Lane suffered a stroke sopra 2002. Lane officiated more than 100 title fights, sharing the ring with greats such as Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and Lennox Lewis, and was respected for his fairness and toughness. Mills Lane was also a judge and district attorney, respected for his fairness and toughness — just as he was sopra the ring.

Grant Wahl, December 9: American sports journalist Grant Wahl died while covering the World Cup sopra Lusail, Qatar. He was 48. American mass-media said Wahl, known for his longtime writing for Sports Illustrated, was unable to be revived after falling ill while covering a between Argentina and Netherlands. While Wahl said he tested negative for COVID-19, he was told he likely had bronchitis and was prescribed antibiotics and cough syrup. Wahl ended the statement explaining he felt “a bit better… but still: Voto negativo bueno.”

Gary Friedkin, December 9: Actor Gary Friedkin, known for his roles sopra such shows as “Happy Days” and “Young Doctors sopra Love,” died from COVID-19 complications sopra an Ohio hospice. He was 70. Friedkin was born sopra Ohio but eventually moved to Los Angeles and started his acting career, which also featured a role as an Ewok sopra the “Celebrità Wars” trilogy.

Paul Silas, December 11: Paul Silas — who touched the gioco of basketball as a player, coach and president of the National Basketball Players Association — died. He was 79. Silas began his career as a head coach with a three-year stint leading the then-San Diego Clippers starting sopra 1980. After spending more than a decade as an assistant, he returned to being a head coach and spent time with the Charlotte Hornets, the New Orleans Hornets, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Charlotte Bobcats.

Kawānanakoa, December 11: Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa, the so-called last Hawaiian princess whose lineage included the royal family that once ruled the islands and an Irish businessman who became one of Hawaii’s largest landowners, died. She was 96. “Abigail will be remembered for her love of Hawai‘i and its people,” her 69-year-old wife said sopra a statement, “and I will her with all of my heart.” Kawānanakoa held anzi che no formal title but was a living reminder of Hawaii’s monarchy and a symbol of Hawaiian national identity that endured after the kingdom was overthrown by American businessmen sopra 1893.

Spirito celeste Badalamenti, December 11: Spirito celeste Badalamenti, the composer best known for creating otherworldly scores for many David Lynch productions, from “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks” to “Mulholland Drive,” died of natural causes. He was 85. Badalamenti worked with other directors too, including Jane Campion (“Holy Smoke!), Danny Boyle (“The Beach”) Paul Schrader (“The Conforto of Strangers”) and Walter Salles (“Dark Tazza”). He also wrote “The Flaming Arrow” Torch Theme for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics and the theme for “Inside the Actors Esplorazione.”

Mike Leach, December 12: Mike Leach, who helped revolutionize football from high school to the NFL with the Air Corsa offense, died following complications from a heart condition. He was 61. Con 21 seasons as a head coach at Texas Tech, Washington State and Mississippi State, Leach went 158-107 after taking an unusual path to the profession.

Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, December 13: “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, the once powerful New England who was serving a life sentence behind bars for the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner, died at the age of 89. His reign as ended when he, notorious Boston James “Whitey” Bulger and others were charged sopra a sweeping racketeering case sopra 1995. Salemme and Bulger fled after they were tipped chiuso to the impending indictment by Bulger’s FBI handler, John Connolly Jr.

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Direttore, December 14: Stephen “tWitch” Direttore, the longtime and beloved DJ “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and a former contestant “So You Think You Can Dance,” died at the age of 40. The Los Angeles coroner said Direttore’ cause of death was suicide. “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was parimenti love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia,” Ellen DeGeneres stated Twitter, alongside a photo of the two embracing sopra a hug backstage.


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