2022 has been another difficult year. The grief extends to some of the most beloved and innovative people in show business and media who have passed away in the last 12 months.
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The acting world has seen big names like James Caan, Anne Heche, Bob Saget, Kirsty Alley, Ray Liotta, Nichelle Nichols, William Hurt, Louise Fletcher, Robert Clary, Emilio Delgado and Sally Kellerman. Along with the name, we lost giants like Sidney Poitier and Angela Lansbury. , Robbie Coltrane, Monica Vitti, Leslie Jordan, John Aniston, Tony Sirico, Charubi Dean, Tony Dow, Irene Papas, Howard Hesseman, my neighbor seinfeld Mom Estelle Harris and Liz Sheridan.
I also pay tribute to directors such as Ivan Reitman, Peter Bogdanovich and Marvin J. Chomsky.
Musicians who left us this past year include Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Olivia Newton-John, Meat Loaf, Ronnie Spector, Naomi Judd, Ramsey Lewis, Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Coolio. Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Don Wilson of The Ventures, Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode, Alan White of Yes, Jeff Cook of Alabama, Ian McDonald of Foreigner, The A number of key players from popular bands are also missing in 2022, such as The Specials. Terry Hall, Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker, Nazareth’s Dan McCafferty, Manny Charlton, Public Image Limited’s Keith Levine, The Tubes’ Rick Anderson, Faceless’s Maxi Jazz, Wrecking Bill Pittman, the crew’s extraordinarily session guitarist.
Memorable songwriters Marilyn Bergman and Lamont Dozier have also passed away, and with the passing of PJ O’Rourke, Ralph Emery and Michael Jackson, the radio air crackle has grown quieter.
Popular comedians who mourned this past year include Louis Anderson, Judy Tenuta, Gallagher and Amazing Jonathan.
Two valued members of the VFX community also passed away in Robert Black and Douglas Trumbull. So are comic book artists Tim Sale and Neil Adams.
The sports world also lost the greatest soccer player of all time Pele, NBA’s Bill Russell, golfer Kathy Whitworth, NFL’s Len Dawson and Franco Harris, and 67-year-old Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.
The flower power era was when Woodstock promoter Michael Lang passed away. hair Co-creator/starring James Rado.
Meanwhile, the world also mourned two landmark geopolitical figures: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.
And we lost Deadline’s founder and inspiration, Nikki Finke.
Cheers to all the legends and people behind the scenes who passed away in 2022.
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