January 2022 has dealt a sad blow to pop culture as legendary actors, singers and sports greats all died within weeks. The world lost some of its brightest stars — including historic Oscar winner Sidney Poitier, beloved funnyman Bob Saget and acclaimed rocker Meat Loaf — on the heels of “Golden Girls” actress Betty White’s death in late December.
Bob Saget’s widow says he was in “great” health when he suddenly passed away earlier this month. During her interview with “Good Morning America” on Thursday, Kelly Rizzo insisted the late actor’s recent battle with COVID-19 was “not anything serious” and he was “great.”
We’re remembering the beloved stars who have sadly passed away in 2022. From iconic actors to massively popular musicians to major media personalities, there have been some saddening and shocking deaths in the first few weeks of the year already. Our continued thoughts are with all the friends, families,...
We're paying our respects to the several icons — musicians, prolific actors, comedians, cultural shifters — who died in 2022. On the heels of The Golden Girls star Betty White's death on New Year's Eve at age 99, Sidney Poitier, the first Black actor to win best actor at the Oscars, died at age 94. Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson, Bat Out of Hell rocker Meat Loaf, and Full House comedian Bob Saget have also died. Each of them made a profound, lasting mark on their industry. Ahead, we pay our respects to these stars.
Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2022, starting with this actor and funnyman… Comedian Bob Saget was found dead in an Orlando, Florida, hotel room on Jan. 9, local law enforcement confirmed. The beloved "Full House" and "Fuller House" star — who in addition to playing dad Danny Tanner on the hit sitcoms also notably hosted "America's Funniest Home Videos" and voiced future Ted Mosby on "How I Met Your Mother" — was 65. According to a social media post from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, "Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes [hotel] for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case." TMZ reported that sheriff's deputies and the fire department "responded to the hotel around 4 p.m. … after hotel security had found Bob in his room" and that the comic "was pronounced dead on the scene." Bob was performing Florida dates on his stand-up tour at the time of his passing. His "Full House" castmates and more stars took to social media to mourn their friend, with a grieving John Stamos writing, "I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby."
Click here to read the full article. Rest in peace. The celebrity deaths of 2022 include Sidney Poitier and more stars, actors and singers who have passed away this year. The celebrity deaths of 2022 come after a year of loss in 2021, which saw the deaths of stars like Betty White, Joan Didion, Cicely Tyson, Prince Philip and Willie Garson. On the morning of December 31, 2021, Betty White—an actress and comedian best known for roles in TV shows like The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show—died at 99 years old. Her death came three weeks before her...
Always in our hearts. Hollywood mourned the loss of icons such as Betty White and John Madden in the final days of 2021 — and unfortunately, 2022 also came with celebrity deaths that have fans reeling. The sports world lost a football great in Dan Reeves who passed away on January 1. The 77-year-old Georgia […]
Throughout 2022, we will continue to update this IN MEMORIAM photo gallery with notable celebrity deaths from film, television, theater and music. The first major entertainment figures to be honored in the 2022 gallery are beloved TV legend Betty White (who actually died on the final day of 2021), Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier and Oscar-nominated director Peter Bogdanovich.
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Betty White. Sidney Poitier. Joan Didion. These three are part of a growing list of icons who have died in recent weeks — which also include singer Ronnie Spector, comedian Bob Saget, painter Wayne Thiebaud and director Peter Bogdanovich — that have left many in mourning. But in a time of so much loss, it surprised me that I hadn’t been more conditioned to the experience of death, especially the deaths of people I didn’t know personally.
It started with an insurrection and ended with a new coronavirus variant spreading like wildfire. In between was a year of tremendous loss. From titans of arts, politics, sports and science to lesser-known people whose lives made an impact, too, here is a roundup of NPR coverage of some of the deaths of people who helped shape our world, in ways both great and small.
Louie Anderson, longtime comic, game show host and actor who won an Emmy for his role as Christine Baskets in the FX series “Baskets,” has died at age 68. He died in Las Vegas after undergoing treatment for his cancer, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In a statement to The Post, his publicist said he “passed away peacefully” Friday morning.
There were a lot of shocking and sad celebrity deaths in 2021 ... including tragic shootings, a drug overdose, stunning cancer revelations and, of course, COVID. The rap world lost DMX, who died of an OD which triggered a heart attack, plus Young Dolph, Slim 400 and Drakeo the Ruler, who all died from violence.
Legendary rock singer Meat Loaf has died, according to an announcement posted on his official Facebook page. He was 74. “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” the post said. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”