In our hearts forever. Back in 2021, Hollywood regrettably lamented the passing of legends like Betty White and John Madden, 2022 also saw a number of high-profile passings that left fans inconsolable.
One example of such a great loss is the football legend Dan Reeves, who passed away on January 1st, leaving the sports world. Throughout his career, the 77-year-old native of Georgia played in nine Super Bowls, winning one as a player and another as an assistant coach.
His loss was felt far and wide since he was one of the most successful coaches in the history of the league. In a statement on January 1, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway noted, “The football world lost a heckuva coach and man in Dan Reeves.” “Dan was a champion, and I owe him a great deal. Pam and the rest of the Reeves family have my deepest sympathies.
Another tragic loss is the death of Jay Weaver, a cherished artist in the Christian music sector. He passed away the next day following Dan’s death. Kim Mi-soo, a rising star in the Korean film industry, also died on January 5 at the age of 29.
Let’s take a look back at some other celebrity deaths in 2022.
#1 Tony Sirico
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The Sopranos actor passed away in July at the age of 79, according to his agent, who also stated that Tony was a member of the Wounded Warriors and an Army veteran. Tony was also a very devoted client who frequently donated to charities.
#2 Mark Fleischman
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His longtime business associate Daniel Fitzgerald said in July that the former owner of Studio 54 passed away at the age of 82 after assisting suicide. “Mark made the decision to seek assisted suicide in Switzerland because he no longer wanted to endure the suffering.”
#3 Busisiwe “Busi” Lurayi
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The family of the How to Ruin Christmas actress said in a statement that she “passed away suddenly,” We respectfully ask that you give our family time to process this devastating news.
#4 Ivana Trump
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Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump, the children of the former president’s ex-wife, revealed in a statement in July that she passed away at the age of 73.
#5 James Caan
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James Caan, an actor most known for his work in The Godfather, Dick Tracy, and The Yards, passed suddenly on July 6. Age-wise, he was 82.
The family of the Minecraft YouTuber stated on June 30 that he has died following a battle with cancer.
#7 Niece Waidhofer
Her family announced the model and influencer’s suicide on June 23, at the age of 31.
#8 Jaylon Ferguson
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The Baltimore Ravens’ outside linebacker, who was 26 years old, passed away on June 21.
#9 Caleb Swanigan
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The former NBA player and outstanding athlete from Purdue University passed away at age 25 from natural causes.
#10 Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar
On June 16, Cruz and Aguilar, better known as Paco Mufote, perished in a car accident when they were filming the Netflix series The Chosen One on the Baja California Sur peninsula in Mexico.
#11 Gwen Casten
Gwen Casten, the 17-year-old daughter of Illinois Congressman Sean Casten, fell tragically on June 13—just one month after she graduated from high school.
#12 Lane Fernandez
The father of two, who appeared with his ex Malorie Beaver and her sister Rachel Beaver on seasons two and three of MTV’s Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, passed away at the age of 28, according to his wife.
#13 Philip Baker Hall
The actor passed away on June 12 at the age of 90. During the course of his more than 50-year career, he appeared in over 100 television appearances, including Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Modern Family, as well as innumerable motion pictures, including Magnolia and Boogie Nights.
#14 Cooper Noriega
According to a coroner’s case file that E! News was able to access, the social media influencer and TikTok star passed away on June 9 at the age of 19.
#15 Billy Kametz
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Following a struggle with colon cancer, the voice actor who played Ren in the Pokémon television series passed away on June 9. He was 35 at the time.
#16 Harrison Wagner
Jack and Kristina Wagner’s on-screen son Harrison Wagner was discovered dead in a parking lot in Los Angeles on June 6. He was 27.
#17 Marion Barber III
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The Dallas Cowboys revealed on June 1 that Marion Barber III passed away at the age of 38, ten years after leaving the NFL franchise.