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Video: Celebrities who died in 2022

Sacramento Bee 12/29/2022 David Caraccio, The Sacramento Bee

The death of Queen Elizabeth II was arguably the most high-profile death in the world in 2022. She was the longest reigning monarch going back hundreds of years.

Among the entertainers who died this year was groundbreaking actor Sidney Poitier, who played roles with such dignity that it helped change the way Black people are portrayed on screen. Poitier, who died in January, became the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1963 film “Lilies of the Field.”

Others in the world of arts and entertainment who died in 2022 include: director Jean-Luc Godard; filmmaker Ivan Reitman; visual artists Paula Rego and Carmen Herrera; fashion designers Issey Miyake and Hanae Mori; fashion editor André Leon Talley; country singers Loretta Lynn and Naomi Judd; rock star Meat Loaf; Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie; Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins; Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy “Fletch” Fletcher; Bollywood singer and composer Bappi Lahiri; singer-actors Olivia Newton-John and Irene Cara; “Sesame Street” actor Bob McGrath; jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis; rappers Coolio and Takeoff; singers Ronnie Spector, Judith Durham, Lata Mangeshkar and Gal Costa; and actors Angela Lansbury, Leslie Jordan, Bob Saget, Tony Dow, Kirstie Alley, Nichelle Nichols, Ray Liotta, Irene Papas, Sally Kellerman, Anne Heche, Bernard Cribbins, Yvette Mimieux and June Brown.

The video above serves as a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2022. If you’d like a more in-depth look, here’s a comprehensive list and story about influential people and celebrities we lost over the past year.

‘Cheers’ cast mourn death of actress Kirstie Alley. ‘A unique and wonderful person’

Fans mourn ‘Harry Potter’ actor Robbie Coltrane. ‘A part of my childhood has gone’

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies after long illness. ‘The most iconic voice in comedy’

‘Will and Grace’ star Leslie Jordan dead at 67 after car crash, reports say. ‘Stunned’

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