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Jan 24 2022
Celebrated Figures We Have Lost In 2022 — So Far Comments (0)

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Following is a comprehensive list of the celebrated figures we have lost in 2022 — so far. I will update it at least weekly, and sometimes daily.

Each name is followed by the deceased figure's age at the time of death, birth and death dates, a description and a link to the original obit.

Who did I miss?

Read 'em and weep ...

Robert Allan Ackerman, 77 (June 30, 1944-January 10, 2022) TV director of Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) and The Reagans (2003) OBIT

Beegie Adair, 84 (December 11, 1937-January 23, 2022) Jazz pianist OBIT

Neal Adams, 80 (June 15, 1941-April 28, 2022) Batman comic artist OBIT

Sam Adams, 94 (April 4, 1927-January 8, 2022) Longtime literary agent who represented Margaret Atwood (b. 1939), Earl Hamner Jr. (1923-2016) and others OBIT

Ralph Ahn, 95 (September 28, 1926-February 26, 2022) Tran on TV's New Girl (2012-2018) OBIT

Takarada Akira, 87 (April 29, 1934-March 14, 2022) Star of Godzilla (1954) OBIT

Abu Akleh, 51 (circa 1970-May 11, 2022) Palestinian-American reporter OBIT

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Madeleine Albright, 84 (May 15, 1937-March 23, 2022) First woman to serve as a U.S. Secretary of State, which she did under Bill Clinton (b. 1946) from 1997-2001 OBIT

Cynthia Albritton, 74 (circa 1947-April 21, 2022) Made plaster casts of rock stars' penises OBIT

Rae allen seinfeld boycultureA veteran of Vandelay industries (Image via NBC)

Rae Allen, 95 (July 23, 1926-April 6, 2022) An original cast member of Broadway's Damn Yankees (1955) and of the film version (1958), a Tony winner in 1971 and an actress from such shows as Seinfeld (1992) and The Sopranos (2004) OBIT

Sidney Alman, 82 (May 7, 1939-April 5, 2022) Nobel Prize-winning scientist who found that RNA triggers life-changing cellular chemical reactions OBIT

Amazing Johnathan, The aka John Szeles, 63 (September 9, 1958-February 22, 2022) Whacky magician with a horror streak OBIT

Louie-anderson-baskets-drag-christine-emmy-cancer-boyculture-gr8erdays(Image via FX)

Louie Anderson, 68 (March 24, 1953-January 21, 2022) Stand-up comedy legend remembered for his kids' show Life with Louie (1995-1998) and his Emmy-winning performance as a woman on the sitcom Baskets (2016-2019) OBIT

Jim Angle, 75 (September 14, 1946-February 9, 2022) Former Fox News Channel reporter (1996-2014) OBIT

Shinji Aoyama, 57 (July 13, 1964-March 21, 2022) Director of the Cannes hit Eureka (2000) OBIT

Clint Arlis, 34 (circa 1987-January 12, 2022) The Bachelorette (2015) reality-TV performer OBIT

John Arrillaga Sr., 84 (April 3, 1937-January 24, 2022) Real estate developer who helped build Silicon Valley OBIT

Jamie-auld-madonna-breakfast-club-boycultureHer performance was true blue. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Jamie Auld, 26 (circa 1995-January 2022) Played Madonna in the 2019 docudrama Madonna and the Breakfast Club OBIT

Yuri Averbakh, 100 (February 8, 1922-May 7, 2022) Russian chess grandmaster OBIT

Donald Baechler, 65 (November 22, 1956-April 4, 2022) Painter of cartoonish collages OBIT

Kirk Baily, 59 (February 2, 1963-February 28, 2022) Kevin “Ug” Lee from Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts (1991-1992), voice actor OBIT

Carlos Barbosa-Lima, 77 (December 17, 1944-February 23, 2022) Classical guitarist OBIT

Joanna-barnes-ghastly-auntie-mame-boycultureAnything but ghastly ... (Image via video still)

Joanna Barnes, 87 (November 15, 1934-April 29, 2022) Actress remembered for Auntie Mame (1958) and The Parent Trap (1961) OBIT

Letizia Battaglia, 87 (March 5, 1935-April 13, 2022) Photographer specializing in scenes of mafia brutality OBIT

Barry Bauman, 73 (April 9, 1948-February 5, 2022) Restoration artist and expert who sometimes unmasked frauds OBIT

Bob Beckel, 73 (November 15, 1948-February 21, 2022) Former Fox News host OBIT

Jean-Jacques Beineix, 75 (October 8, 1946-January 13, 2022) Director of the Cinema du Look classique Diva (1981) OBIT

Andrei Belgrader, 75 (March 31, 1946-February 22, 2022) Yale and American Repertory Theater director who worked with future acting greats OBIT

Clyde Bellecourt, 85 (May 8, 1936-January 11, 2022) C0-founder of the American Indian Movement OBIT

Sheila Benson, 91 (December 4, 1930-February 23, 2022) The Los Angeles Times' chief film critic (1981-1991) OBIT

Teresa Berganza, 89 (March 16, 1933-May 13, 2022) Spanish mezzo-soprano OBIT

Marilyn Bergman, 93 (November 10, 1928-January 8, 2022) One half of the songwriting team (with her husband Alan, b. 1925) behind such songs as “The Windmills of Your Mind” (1968) with Michel Legrand (1932-2019), “The Way We Were” (1973) and “You Don't Bring Me Flowers” (1977) and the theme songs to the series Maude (1972-1978), Good Times (1974-1979) and Alice (1976-1985): Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner OBIT

Judd Bernard, 94 (June 20, 1927-January 25, 2022) Producer of such films as Point Blank (1967) and Double Trouble (1967) OBIT

Bidgood-by-rettenmund-boycultureRoman fingers (Images by Matthew Rettenmund & by James Bidgood)

James Bidgood, 88 (March 28, 1933-January 31, 2022) Visual artist known for surrealist beefcake photography and the long-anonymous arthouse film Pink Narcissus (1971) OBIT

Jay Binder, 71 (circa 1950-April 15, 2022) Prominent Broadway casting director OBIT

David Birney, 83 (April 23, 1939-April 29, 2022) Stage actor remembered for TV's Bridget Loves Bernie (1972-1973) OBIT

Harrison Birtwistle, 87 (July 15, 1934-April 18, 2022) Modernist composer OBIT

Robert Blalack, 73 (December 9, 1948-February 2, 2022) Industrial Light & Magic co-founder who was Emmy-nominated for the ratings-rich TV movie The Day After (1983) OBIT

Jürgen Blin, 79 (April 24, 1943-May 7, 2022) Fighter who went seven rounds with Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) in 1971 OBIT

Richard Blum, 86 (July 31, 1935-February 27, 2022) Financier and major Democratic donor, husband of Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (b. 1933) OBIT

Eric Boehlert, 57 (December 6, 1965-April 4, 2022) Media Matters and Salon critic of right-wing disinformation, founder of Press Run blog OBIT

Igor Bogdanoff, 72 (August 29, 1949-January 3, 2022) One of the eccentric French twins who were TV presenters, and who were famous for their body-dysmorphic facial transformations — Grichka died December 28, 2021 OBIT

Peter Bogdanovich, 82 (July 30, 1939-January 6, 2022) Oscar-nominated director of such films as The Last Picture Show (1971), What's Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973), champion of Hollywood's Golden Age, and the man who helped Orson Welles's (1915-1985) unfinished The Other Side of the Wind see restoration and completion in 2018 OBIT

David Boggs, 71 (June 17, 1950-February 19, 2022) Co-inventor of Ethernet OBIT

Tova Borgnine, 80 (November 17, 1941-February 26, 2022) QVC star, cosmetics mogul, widow of Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) OBIT

Mike Bossy, 65 (January 22, 1957-April 15, 2022) Islander hockey star and hall of famer OBIT

Kathy Boudin, 78 (May 19, 1943-May 1, 2022) Radical involved in a notorious Weather Underground heist who later helped inmates once freed OBIT

Bouquet_Harcourt_1943When Bouquet was a mere bulb (Image via head shot)

Michele Bouquet, 96 (November 6, 1925-April 13, 2022) Legendary French actor who won the César for How I Killed My Father (2001) and The Last Mitterrand (2005) OBIT

Peter Bowles, 85 (October 16, 1936-March 17, 2022) Archetypal dapper British character actor, known for To the Manor Born (1979-1981; 2007) OBIT

Charles G. Boyd, 83 (April 15, 1938-March 23, 2022) Fighter pilot and Vietnamese POW who became a four-star general OBIT

Valerie Boyd, 58 (December 11, 1963-February 12, 2022) Author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston (2003) OBIT

Traci Braxton, 50 (April 2, 1971-March 12, 2022) Reality-TV star OBIT

David Brenner, 59 (circa 1962-February 17, 2022) Oscar-winning film editor OBIT

Val Broeksmit, 46 (January 14, 1976-April 25, 2022) Itinerant musician who leaked files pertaining to the Trump Organization and Deutsche Bank to the FBI OBIT

Gary Brooker, 76 (May 29, 1945-February 19, 2022) Procol Harum lead singer who co-wrote and sang the classic hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (1967) OBIT

Lawrence N. Brooks, 112 (September 12, 1909-January 5, 2022) Oldest surviving WWII veteran OBIT

Good-times-boycultureBrown (upper right) in Good-er Times (Image via CBS)

Johnny Brown, 84 (June 11, 1937-March 2, 2022) Bookman on Good Times (1975-1979) OBIT

June Brown, 95 (February 16, 1927-April 3, 2022) Eastenders (1985-1993; 1997-2020) actress OBIT

Kenneth H. Brown, 85 (March 9, 1936-February 5, 2022) Playwright known for The Brig (1963) OBIT

Jack Cakehead, 92 (January 11, 1930-April 26, 2022) Napa Valley winemaker OBIT

Gino Cappelletti, 89 (March 26, 1933-May 12, 2022) NFL star who played for the Patriots OBIT

Patrick Carlin, 90 (1931-April 16, 2022) Comedy writer, brother of George Carlin (1937-2008) OBIT

Veronica Carlson, 77 (September 18, 1944-February 27, 2022) Hammer horror actress OBIT

Dagny Carlsson, 109 (May 8, 1912-March 2022) Centenarian blogger OBIT

Carleton-carpenter-by-matthew-rettenmund-boycultureFearless Carleton (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Carleton Carpenter, 95 (July 10, 192-January 31, 2022) Star of Two Weeks with Love (1950), Summer Stock (1950) and Fearless Fagan (1952), his duet with Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016) “Aba Daba Honeymoon” (1950) was a million-seller OBIT

Jeff Carson, 58 (December 16, 1963-March 26, 2022) Singer known for “The Car” (1995) and “Not on Your Love” (1995) who left the business to become a policeman OBIT

Barrie R. Cassileth, 83 (April 22, 1938-February 26, 2022) Advocate for acupuncture and other nontraditional cancer treatments OBIT

Lauro Cavazos, 95 (January 4, 1927-March 15, 2022) First Hispanic presidential cabinet member OBIT

Nino Cerruti, 91 (September 25, 1930-January 15, 2022) Italian menswear designer OBIT

Kerry Chater, 77 (August 7, 1945-February 4, 2022) Co-founder of Gary Puckett & the Union Gap OBIT

Marvin J. Chomsky, 92 (May 23, 1929-March 28, 2022) Emmy-winning director of Roots (1977) and Holocaust (1978) OBIT

Roderick “Pooh” Clark, 49 (February 27, 1973-April 17, 2022) Member of '90s R&B boy band Hi-Five OBIT

John Clayton, 67 (1954-March 18, 2022) Longtime ESPN reporter OBIT

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Tim Considine, 81 (December 31, 1940-March 3, 2022) Spin and Marty (1955-1957), Hardy Boys (1956) and Annette (1958) youth actor of TV who was Mike Douglas on 185 episodes of My Three Sons (1960-1965) who also appeared in The Shaggy Dog (1959) OBIT

Art Cooley, 87 (June 2, 1934-January 30, 2022) Co-founder of the Environmental Defense Fund OBIT

Christopher Coover, 72 (April 3, 1950-April 3, 2022) Christie's printed-word expert OBIT

Joan-copeland-boyculture-gr8erdaysStage tears (Image via head shot)

Joan Copeland, 99 (June 1, 1922-January 4, 2022) Early Actors Studio member and star of such Broadway shows as Pal Joey (1977) and The American Clock (1981), sister of Arthur Miller (1915-2005) OBIT

Jim Corsi, 60 (September 9, 1961-January 4, 2022) Former MLB pitcher OBIT

José Luis Cortés, 70 (October 5, 1951-April 18, 2022) Cuban bandleader OBIT

Dale Critchlow, 92 (October 27, 1929-February 17, 2022) Napoleon Dynamite (2004) actor OBIT

George Crumb, 92 (October 24, 1929-February 6, 2022) Composer who drew on Asian and Appalachian traditions OBIT 

Barry Cryer, 86 (March 23, 1935-January 25, 2022) British I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (1972-2020) comic actor OBIT

Olavo de Carvalho, 74 (April 29, 1947-January 24, 2022) Far-right mentor of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro (b. 1955), a prominent COVID denialist OBIT

Lawrence Dane, 84 (April 3, 1937-March 21, 2022) Prolific actor known for Bride of Chucky (1998) OBIT

Jeff Darling, 60 (circa 1961-March 27, 2022) Australian cinematographer-director OBIT

Donny Davis, 43 (1978-February 22, 2022) Little person who worked as a comic, appearing frequently on Chelsea Lately (2013) and as part of Britney Spears's (b. 1981) 2013 Las Vegas residency OBIT

Tommy Davis, 83 (March 21, 1939-April 3, 2022) 1960s Dodgers star OBIT

Brenda Deiss, 60 (September 9, 1961-February 14, 2022) Amateur actor from Red Rocket (2021) OBIT

Emilio Delgado, 81 (May 8, 1940-March 10, 2022) Luis on Sesame Street (1971-2016; events thereafter) OBIT

Walter Dellinger, 80 (May 15-1941-February 16, 2022) Top legal official in the Clinton White House (1993-1997) OBIT

Madonna-janet-demarchelier-obituary-boycultureHe had an eye for the ladies. (Images via Patrick Demarchelier for Rolling Stone & Vogue)

Patrick Demarchelier, 78 (August 21, 1943-March 31, 2022) Renowned fashion photographer noted for his work with Princess Diana (1961-1997), Janet Jackson (b. 1966) and Madonna (b. 1958), as well as many collaborations with the industry's top brands OBIT

Breck Denny, 34 (circa 1987-January 17, 2022) Writer and Groundlings performer OBIT

Doris Derby, 82 (November 11, 1939-March 28, 2022) Civil Rights Era photographer OBIT

Jan DeWitt, 75 (circa 1946-January 29, 2022) Prolific TV and movie producer OBIT

Bunny Diamond, 70 (May 10, 1951-April 1, 2022) Member of the Mighty Diamonds OBIT

Tabby Diamond, 66 (October 7, 1955-March 29, 2022) Member of the Mighty Diamonds OBIT

Joe-namath-boycultureDrake's most famous image, of Broadway Joe (Image by Jim Drake for Sports Illustrated)

Jim Drake, 89 (April 6, 1932-January 10, 2022) Sports Illustrated photographer of many iconic images OBIT

Ken Duberstein, 77 (April 21, 1944-March 2, 2022) Former Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) chief of staff (1988-1989) who was the first Jewish person to hold that post OBIT

Bruce Duffy, 70 (June 9, 1951-February 10, 2022) Author of the acclaimed debut novel The World as I Found It (1987) OBIT

Robert Durst, 78 (April 12, 1943-January 10, 2022) Real estate mogul who was suspected in three murders, confessed accidentally on tape and was convicted of one and sentenced to life in prison OBIT

Dina Eaton, 70 (June 2, 1951-February 1, 2022) British music editor who worked on five James Bond films OBIT

Jamal Edwards, 31 (circa 1990-February 20, 2022) British music entrepreneur, founder of SBTV OBIT

Ned Eisenberg, 65 (January 13, 1957-February 27, 2022) Played lawyer Roger Kressler on Law & Order: SVU (2001-2019) OBIT

Joyce Eliason, 87 (May 14, 1934-January 10, 2022) Emmy-nominated writer, producer of TV miniseries like The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) and The Last Don (1997) OBIT

Bob Elkins, 89 (circa 1931-April 27, 2022) Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) actor OBIT 

Ralph Emery, 88 (March 10, 1933-January 15, 2022) Popular country radio and TV broadcaster OBIT

Charles E. Entenmann, 92 (July 12, 1928-February 24, 2022) Last of the baked-goods brothers OBIT

Jason Epstein, 93 (August 25, 1928-February 4, 2022) Publishing innovator behind The New York Review of Books OBIT

Maria Ewing, 71 (March 27, 1950-January 9, 2022) Accomplished opera singer, mother of actress-director Rebecca Hall (b. 1982) OBIT

Paul Farmer, 62 (October 26, 1959-February 21, 2022) Doctor, anthropologist and humanitarian whose Partners in Health global health foundation brought quality health care to some of the world's poorest OBIT

Victor Fazio, 79 (October 11, 1942-March 16, 2022) Former Democratic leader who represented Sacramento from 1979-1999 in the House OBIT

Greta Ferusic, 97 (June 26, 1924-January 23, 2022) Holocaust and Siege of Sarajevo survivor OBIT

Bill Fitch, 89 (May 19, 1932-February 2, 2022) Venerated NBA coach OBIT

Annie Flanders, 82 (June 10, 1939-March 10, 2022) Founding publisher and editor of Details Magazine, prominent downtown-scene figure OBIT


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Strong impression on film (Image via Alta Vista)

Mark Forest, 89 (January 6, 1933-January 7, 2022) Bodybuilder who was part of Mae West's (1893-1980) retinue and who appeared in such films as Hercules Against the Mongols (1963) OBIT

Farrah-forke-nbc-boycultureOn the Wings of love (Image via NBC)

Farrah Forke, 54 (January 12, 1968-February 25, 2022) Actress known for Wings (1992-1995) OBIT

Autherine Lucy Foster, 92 (October 5, 1929-March 2, 2022) First Black student at University of Alabama — from which she was suspended and expelled after three days OBIT

Emile Francis, 95 (September 13, 1926-February 19, 2022) Goalie and storied NHL coach OBIT

Dallas Frazier, 82 (October 27, 1939-January 14, 2022) Country hitmaker who wrote songs like “Elvira” (1966/popularized in 1981 by the Oak Ridge Boys) and also the novelty hit “Alley Oop” (1957) OBIT

Dottie Frazier, 99 (July 16, 1922-February 8, 2022) Deep-sea diving pioneer OBIT

Ron Galella, 91 (January 10, 1931-April 30, 2022) Notorious paparazzo whose run-ins with Jackie Onassis (1929-1994) helped define the parameters of the job, or art — and of stalking OBIT

Bamber Gascoigne, 87 (January 24, 1935-February 8, 2022) University Challenge (1962-1995) host OBIT

Donny Gerrard, 75 (March 19, 1946-February 3, 2022) Singer, with Skylark, of the 1972 ballad “Wildflower” OBIT

Jeremy Giambi, 47 (September 30, 1974-February 9, 2022) Major Leaguer portrayed in Moneyball (2011) OBIT

Mickey Gilley, 86 (March 9, 1936-May 7, 2022) Country-music powerhouse whose Gilley's Club inspired the 1980 film Urban Cowboy, with its ensuing cowboy-chic fashion craze OBIT

Clark Gillies, 67 (April 7, 1954-January 21, 2022) Part of the Trio Grande group of players who won the Stanley Cup four years in a row OBIT

Phillip M. Goldfarb, 82 (February 24, 1940-April 7, 2022) Emmy-winning TV and film producer OBIT

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Gilbert Gottfried, 67 (February 28, 1955-April 12, 2022) Stand-up comic with inimitably abrasive delivery, also remembered as the Aflac duck in a series of ads and a voice artist on such projects as Aladdin (1992) OBIT

Ron Goulart, 89 (January 13, 1933-January 14, 2022) One of the most prolific writers in history, including After Things Fell Apart (1970) OBIT

Dan Graham, 79 (March 31, 1942-February 19, 2022) Conceptual artist OBIT

Justin-green-binky-brown-boycultureDrawn to it (Image via Estate of Justin Green)

Justin Green, 76 (July 27, 1945-April 23, 2022) Underground cartoonist OBIT

Johnny Grier, 74 (April 16, 1947-March 8, 2022) NFL's first Black ref OBIT

Ann Hutchinson Guest, 103 (November 3, 1918-April 9, 2022) Leading dance advocate who notated the choreography of Kiss Me, Kate (1948), leading to it becoming the first-ever choreographic work that was copyright-registered OBIT

Lani Guinier, 71 (April 19, 1950-January 7, 2022) Legal scholar nominated to be attorney general by Bill Clinton (b. 1946), but whose nomination was withdrawn under intense pressure from anti-voting rights Republicans OBIT

Rio Hackford, 51 (June 28, 1970-April 14, 2022) Actor in The Mandalorian (2019) OBIT

Jim Hagedorn, 59 (August 4, 1962-February 17, 2022) Two-term (2018-2022), Trump-supporting Republican congressman from Minnesota OBIT

Mike Hagerty, 67 (May 10, 1954-April 29, 2022) Longtime character actor with memorable guest spots on Seinfeld (1994) and Friends (1995-2001), and who closed his career as a regular on Somebody Somewhere (2022) OBIT

Joe B. Hall, 93 (November 20, 1928-January 15, 2022) Longtime Kentucky basketball coach OBIT

Scott Hall, 63 (October 20, 1958-March 14, 2022) WWE Hall of Famer OBIT

Dick Halligan, 78 (August 29, 1943-January 18, 2022) Blood, Sweat and Tears member, movie composer OBIT

Dirck Halstead, 85 (December 24, 1936-March 25, 2022) Photojournalist for Time and UPI who documented the Vietnam War and other historical events OBIT

Gail Halvorsen, 101 (October 10, 1920-February 16, 2022) Lieutenant who conceived of the candy drop into West Berlin OBIT

Alexander Hamilton, 77 (circa 1944-January 28, 2022) Worked on the iconic Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) album Amazing Grace (1972) OBIT

Thich Nhat Hanh, 95 (October 11, 1926-January 22, 2022) Zen master and political activist OBIT

Monique Hanotte, 101 (August 10, 1920-February 19, 2022) Belgian Resistance member during WWII who led about 140 Allied airmen out of her country during its Nazi occupation OBIT

Luisa Harris, 66 (February 10, 1955-January 18, 2022) First woman drafted by the NBA, subject of Oscar-shortlisted documentary short The Queen of Basketball (2021) OBIT

Jim Hartz, 82 (February 3, 1940-April 17, 2022) Longtime NBC newsman, Today show co-host (1974-1976) OBIT

Dwayne Haskins, 24 (May 3, 1997-April 9, 2022) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback OBIT

Orrin Hatch, 88 (March 22, 1934-April 23, 2022) Utah senator who became the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history OBIT

Ashton Hawkins, 84 (May 11, 1937-March 27, 2022) Met Museum mega fundraiser OBIT

Rosa Lee Hawkins, 76 (October 23, 1945-January 11, 2022) Member of the Dixie Cups OBIT

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Taylor Hawkins, 50 (February 17, 1972-March 25, 2022) Foo Fighters drummer OBIT

Kip Hawley, 68 (November 10, 1953-March 21, 2022) Transportation Security Administration head during 9/11 OBIT

Ezgif-2-7c77e91b89She also spaced out on Star Trek. (Image via video still)

Kathryn Hays, 88 (July 26, 1933-March 25, 2022) Thirty-eight-year veteran of As the World Turns (1972-2010) OBIT

Duvall Hecht, 91 (April 23, 1930-February 10, 2022) Founder of Books on Tape OBIT

Julian Heicklen, 90 (March 9, 1932-March 11, 2022) Civil liberties advocate OBIT

Paul Herman, 76 (March 29, 1946-March 29, 2022) Actor from Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and The Irishman (2019) OBIT

Robin Herman, 70 (November 24, 1951-February 1, 2022) Female NHL reporter OBIT

Carmen Herrera, 106 (May 31, 1915-February 12, 2022) Cuban-born artist of abstractions who found fame via her work at age 89 OBIT

Howard-hesseman-wkrp-dr-johnny-fever-boyculture-gr8erdays“Booger!” (Image via CBS)

Howard Hesseman, 81 (February 27, 1940-January 29, 2022) Improv legend who was Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982) and the star of Head of the Class (1986-1990), also appeared in This Is Spinal Tap (1984) OBIT

Dobie-gillis-tv-guide-gr8erdaysTeen angel (Image via TV Guide)

Dwayne Hickman, 87 (May 18, 1934-January 9, 2022) Star of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963) OBIT

Robert Hicks, 71 (January 30, 1951-February 25, 2022) Author of The Widow of the South (2005) OBIT

Jack Higgins, 92 (July 27, 1929-April 9, 2022) Author of The Eagle Has Landed (1975), which has sold north of 50 million copies OBIT

Philip J. Hilts, 74 (May 10, 1947-April 23, 2022) New York Times reporter who, in 1994, helped exposed Big Tobacco's decades-long coverup of studies linking cigarettes to cancer OBIT

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, 93 (January 21, 1929-April 19, 2022) Award-winning Hispanic novelist OBIT

Adriana Hoffmann, 82 (January 29, 1940-March 20, 2022) Botanist who fought to save Chile's forests OBIT

Hana Horka 57 (circa 1964-January 16, 2022) Czech folk singer OBIT

Maureen Howard, 91 (June 28, 1930-March 13, 2022) Author of Natural History (1992) OBIT

Richard Howard, 92 (October 13, 1929-March 31, 2022) Acclaimed poet-translator OBIT

Alan J. Hruska, 88 (July 9, 1933-March 29, 2022) Founder of Soho Press OBIT

Helmut Huber, 84 (October 10, 1937-March 28, 2022) Former manager and longtime husband of Susan Lucci (b. 1946) OBIT

Shirley Hughes, 94 (July 16, 1927-February 25, 2022) Writer-illustrator of more than 70 children's books OBIT

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William Hurt, 71 (March 20, 1950-March 13, 2022) Oscar-winning (for 1985's Kiss of the Spider Woman) actor who was one of the most famous leading men of the 1980s, with nominations for Children of a Lesser God (1986), Broadcast News (1987) and A History of Violence (2005), plus plum roles in mega-hits like Body Heat (1981) and The Big Chill (1983) OBIT

Rustam Ibragimbekov, 83 (February 5, 1939-March 11, 2022) Writer of Oscar-winning Burnt by the Son (1994) OBIT

Shintaro Ishihara, 89 (September 30, 1932-February 1, 2022) Nationalist governor of Tokyo OBIT

Susan Jacks, 73 (August 19, 1948-April 25, 2022) Singer of “Which Way You Goin' Billy?” (1973) as leader of the Poppy Family OBIT

Michael Jackson, 87 (April 16, 1934-January 15, 2022) Los Angeles talk-radio personality OBIT

Joni James, 91 (September 22, 1930-February 20, 2022) '50s songstress who was the first pop singer to have a solo concert at Carnegie Hall OBIT

Conrad Janis, 94 (February 11, 1928-March 1, 2022) Longtime Broadway, TV and movie actor best known for his performance on TV's Mork & Mindy (1978-1982); accomplished jazz pianist and art expert OBIT

Jossara Jinaro, 48 (May 25, 1973-April 27, 2022) Passions (2002-2007) actress OBIT

Jimmy Johnson, 93 (November 25, 1928-January 31, 2022) Blues guitarist and singer OBIT

Syl Johnson, 85 (July 1, 1936-February 6, 2022) Chicago soul singer and blues artist whose work was routinely sampled in hip-hop works OBIT

David M. Jones, 74 (circa 1947-April 8, 2022) Effects artist on Star Wars (1977), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) OBIT

Johnnie A. Jones Sr., 102 (November 30, 1919-April 23, 2022) Civil rights lawyer who represented Baton Route Bus Boycott activists OBIT

F. Sionil Jose, 97 (December 3, 1924-January 6, 2022) Filipino novelist OBIT

Joan Joyce, 81 (August 18, 1940-March 26, 2022) Softball legend OBIT

Judds-boycultureAll three Judds in 2018 (Image via Facebook)

Naomi Judd, 76 (January 11, 1946-April 30, 2022) Country music legend who was one half of the Judds, who racked up 14 #1 country hits in the '80s and early '90s, and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame OBIT

Max-julien-mack-blaxploitation-tarantino-cleopatra-jones-death-obituary-gr8erdays-boycultureHard out there for a pimp (Image via video still)

Max Julien, 88 (January 1, 1934-January 1, 2022) Star of Blaxpoitation classic The Mack (1973), screenwriter of Cleopatra Jones (1973) OBIT

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, 94 (January 8, 1928-March 18, 2022) Talmudic scholar OBIT

Arnie Kantrowitz, 81 (November 26, 1940-January 21, 2022) Early gay-rights champion and founding member of GLAAD, author of the memoir Under the Rainbow: Growing Up Gay (1977) OBIT

Kathryn Kates, 73 (circa 1948-January 22, 2022) Played the lady who sold babka and rye on Seinfeld (1994 & 1996) OBIT

Jack Kehler, 75 (May 22, 1946-May 7, 1922) Actor known for The Big Lebowski (1998) OBIT

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita aka I.B.K., 76 (January 29, 1945-January 16, 2022) Recently ousted president of Mali (2013-2020) OBIT

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Sally Kellerman, 84 (June 2, 1937-February 24, 2022) Oscar-nominated for playing Hot Lips Houlihan in M*A*S*H (1970), also known for Back to School (1986) and Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing voice-overs OBIT

Leonard Kessler, 101 (October 28, 1920-February 16, 2022) Author and children's book illustrator OBIT

Sheikh Khalifa, 73 (1948-May 13, 2022) U.A.E ruler OBIT

Ralph Kiser, 56 (October 27, 1965-April 20, 2022) Survivor (2010) reality performer OBIT

Gerda Weissmann Klein, 97 (May 8, 1924-April 3, 2022) Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, subject of Oscar-winning One Survivor Remembers (1995) OBIT

Elsa Klensch, 89 (February 21, 1933-March 4, 2022) Face of fashion on CNN from 1980-2000 OBIT

Alice Koh, 51 (December 9, 1970-January 21, 2022) Executive producer of the documentaries Kusama: Infinity (2018) and Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable (2018) OBIT

John Korty, 85 (July 22, 1936-March 9, 2022) Director of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) OBIT

Leonid Kravchuk, 88 (January 10, 1934-May 10, 2022) First president of free Ukraine (1991-1994) OBIT

Hardy Krüger, 93 (April 12, 1928-January 19, 2022) German-born actor who was raised a Nazi and became an outspoken voice against right-wing extremism, known for roles in The Moon Is Blue (1953), Hatari! (1962), Barry Lyndon (1975) and The Wild Geese (1978) OBIT

Cheslie Kryst, 30 (April 28, 1991-January 30, 2022) Miss USA 2019 and an Extra correspondent OBIT

Mantas Kvedaravicius, 45 (August 28, 1976-April 2, 2022) Director of Mariupolis (2016) OBIT

Alan Ladd Jr., 84 (October 22, 1937-March 2, 2022) The man who first commissioned George Lucas (b. 1944) to write Star Wars (1977), Best Picture Oscar-winning producer of Braveheart (1995), head of The Ladd Company, former head of MGM/UA, son of Old Hollywood superstar Alan Ladd (1913-1964) OBIT

Bappi Lahiri, 69 (November 27, 1952-February 15, 2022) Prominent Bollywood composer OBIT

Kathy Lamkin, 74 (December 10, 1947-April 4, 2022) No Country for Old Men (2007) actress OBIT

Daryle Lamonica, 80 (July 17, 1941-April 21, 2022) Super Bowl veteran who was one of the NFL's top passers in the '60s OBIT

John Landy, 91 (April 12, 1930-February 24, 2022) Second man to run the four-minute mile OBIT

Mark Lanegan, 57 (November 25, 1964-February 22, 2022) Lead singer of the Screaming Trees, solo artist, author OBIT

Michael Lang, 77 (December 11, 1944-January 8, 2022) Co-creator of Woodstock OBIT

Destinee Lashaee, 30 (circa 1991-February 9, 2022) My 600-lb. Life (2019) star OBIT

Sam Lay, 86 (March 20, 1935-January 29, 2022) Drummer who backed blues greats OBIT

Jethro Lazenby, 31 (1991-May 10, 2022) Model-actor, son of singer Nick Cave (b. 1957) OBIT

Richard Leakey, 77 (December 19, 1944-January 2, 2022) Prominent Kenyan conservationist OBIT

Everett Lee, 105 (August 31, 1916-January 12, 2022) One of the first Black conductors OBIT

Russell Lees, 64 (May 8, 1957-January 4, 2022) Playwright of Nixon's Nixon (1995), Ubisoft writer-director of the video game Assassin's Creed (2007) OBIT

Lil Keed, 24 (March 16, 1998-May 13, 2022) Up-and-coming Atlanta rapper OBIT

Jon-lind-boyculture-gr8erdays-madonna-crazy-for-you-cover1He wrote Madonna's second #1 hit with John Bettis (b. 1946) (Image via Geffen)

Jon Lind, 73 (circa 1947-January 15, 2022) A&R exec who also co-wrote such songs as “Boogie Wonderland” (1979) by Earth, Wind & Fire, “Save the Best for Last” (1992) by Vanessa Williams (b. 1963) and “Crazy for You” (1985) by Madonna (b. 1958) OBIT

Richard Lipez, 83 (November 30, 1938-March 16, 2022) Author of a series of gay detective novels under the pen name Richard Stevenson OBIT

Kevin Lippert, 63 (January 20, 1959-March 29, 2022) Architectural-book publisher OBIT

Elizabeth-taylor-jimmy-lydon-cynthia-boycultureLife with Elizabeth (Image via MGM)

Jimmy Lydon, 98 (May 30, 1923-March 9, 2022) With experience on Broadway (from 1937), radio (including on Young Love from 1949-1950), early television (as a star of the first-ever network-TV soap, The First Hundred Years, from 1950-1952) and films, including Cynthia (1947), in which he gave Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) her first screen kiss; Life with Father (1947) and September Affair (1950) OBIT

Patricia MacLachlan, 84 (March 3, 1938-March 31, 2022) Author of the Newberry Medal-winning book Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985) OBIT

Janet MacPherson, 84 (March 24, 1937-March 5, 2022) Pioneering female surfer OBIT

Bruce MacVittie, 65 (October 14, 1956-May 7, 2022) Prolific character on such shows as The Sopranos (2002) OBIT

Chris Madden, 73 (June 1, 1948-March 2, 2022) Lifestyle author, HGTV personality OBIT

Birju Maharaj, 83 (February 4, 1938-January 16, 2022) Indian classical dance virtuoso OBIT

Donald Mahler, 88 (February 16, 1933-January 25, 2022) Prolific ballet choreographer OBIT 

Vachik Mangassarian, 78 (circa 1943-January 2022) Character actor OBIT

Lata Mangeshkar, 92 (September 28, 1929-January 30, 2022) Revered singer who dubbed countless voices in classic Bollywood films OBIT

James Maraniss, 76 (March 22, 1945-January 9, 2022) Spanish scholar who wrote the liberetto for Life Is a Dream, an opera finished in 1978 that won the Pulitzer in 2000 and was not fully performed until 2010 OBIT

Hiram Maristany, 76 (August 10, 1945-March 10, 2022) So-called “People's Photographer of Spanish Harlem” OBIT

Sid Mark, 88 (May 30, 1933-April 18, 2022) Sinatra-devoted DJ OBIT

Evgeny Maslin, 84 (May 20, 1937-February 26, 2022) Russian general who worked with the U.S. to secure his country's nuclear arsenal OBIT

Michelle Materre, 67 (May 12, 1954-March 11, 2022) Champion of Black independent film OBIT

Tito Matos, 53 (June 15, 1968-January 18, 2022) Master of the plena musical genre OBIT

Donald May, 92 (February 22, 1929-January 28, 2022) The Edge of Night (1967-1977) star OBIT

Don Maynard, 86 (January 25, 1935-January 10, 2022) Hall of Fame wide receiver for the Jet OBIT

C.W. McCall, 93 (November 15, 1928-April 1, 2022) Singer of novelty hit “Convoy” (1976) OBIT

Ian McDonald, 75 (June 25, 1946-February 9, 2022) King Crimson and Foreigner co-founder OBIT

Robert C. McFarlane, 84 (July 12, 1937-May 12, 2022) Iran-Contra Affair-era figure OBIT

Charles E. McGee, 102 (December 7, 1919-January 16, 2022) One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen OBIT

Dorothy-mcgowan-boycultureYou can make this up. (GIF via GIPHY)

Dorothy McGowan, 82 (August 28, 1939-January 2, 2022) Supermodel of the '60s who retired after appearing in Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966) OBIT

Margaret M. McGowan, 90 (December 21, 1931-March 16, 2022) Expanded field of dance history OBIT

Gloria McMillan, 88 (March 13, 1933-January 19, 2022) Harriet Conklin in Our Miss Brooks (1948-1957 radio, 1952-1956 TV, 1956 film) OBIT

Michele McNally, 66 (June 25, 1955-February 18, 2022) Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photographer OBIT

Sister Janet Mead, 83 (1938-January 26, 2022) Nun who had a #4 Billboard Hot 100 smash with a pop-rock version of “The Lord's Prayer” OBIT

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Meat Loaf, 74 (September 27, 1947-January 20, 2022) Iconic rocker whose albums Bat Out of Hell (1977) and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993) sold approximately 100 million copies, and who acted in such films as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Fight Club (1999) OBIT

Nan Melville, 72 (October 7, 1949-March 18, 2022) Dance photographer OBIT

Mel Mermelstein, 95 (September 25, 1926-January 28, 2022) Holocaust survivor who successfully sued revisionist-history group when it reneged on a promise to give a reward to anyone providing proof that the Nazis gassed Jews OBIT

Margo Merrill, 71 (January 6, 1951-May 5, 2022) Bette Davis's (1908-1989) adoptive daughter with Gary Merrill (1915-1990) OBIT

Kim Mi-soo, 29 (March 16, 1992-January 5, 2022) South Korean actress OBIT

Marilyn Miglin, 83 (October 18, 1938-March 15, 2022) HSN host known as Queen of Makeovers OBIT

Nancy Milford, 84 (March 26, 1938-March 29, 2022) Biographer of Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948) via 1970's Zelda OBIT

Sidney Miller, 89 (January 1933-January 20, 2022) Former Capitol Records exec who was also a founding publisher of Black Radio Exclusive magazine (1976-2017) OBIT

Yvette-mimieux-time-machine-gr8erdaysTime after Time (Image via MGM)

Yvette Mimieux, 80 (January 8, 1942-January 18, 2022) Star of the films The Time Machine (1960), Where the Boys Are (1960) and Light in the Piazza (1962), and a slew of '70s TV movies, including Snowbeast (1977) OBIT

Norman Y. Mineta, 90 (November 12, 1931-May 3, 2022) Served two U.S. presidents as the first Japanese-American Cabinet member OBIT

Peter Ming-min, 98 (August 15, 1923-April 8, 2022) Fighter for Taiwanese self-determination OBIT

Beatrice Mintz, 100 (January 24, 1921-January 3, 2022) Groundbreaking cancer researcher OBIT

Scoey-mitchell-abc-boycultureTattletales of the witty (Image via ABC)

Scoey Mitchell, 92 (March 12, 1930-March 19, 2022) Groundbreaking Black comedian who starred on TV's short-lived Barefoot in the Park (1970) and later appeared on game shows OBIT

Ted Mooney, 70 (October 19, 1951-March 25, 2022) Art in America editor (1977-2008) and author of out-there novels, including Easy Travel to Other Planets (1981) OBIT

Christopher Moore, 72 (January 20, 1952-March 13, 2022) Preservationist of African-American history OBIT

Peter Moore, 78 (February 21, 1944-April 29, 2022) Nike team during the era of the Air Jordan OBIT

Rusty Mae Moore, 80 (October 25, 1941-February 23, 2022) Trans educator and activist OBIT

Barbara Morrison, 72 (September 10, 1949-March 26, 2022) Jazz singer OBIT

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Robert Morse, 90 (May 18, 1931-April 20, 2022) Two-time Tony-winning star of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961) and Tru (1989), Emmy-nominated Mad Men (2007-2014) actor OBIT

Moses J. Moseley, 31 (1990-January 2022) Actor known for The Walking Dead (2012-2015) OBIT

Morton Mower, 89 (January 31, 1933-April 25, 2022) Cardiologist who helped invent a defibrillator that, when implanted in patients, manually returned erratic heart rates to normal OBIT

James Mtume, 76 (January 3, 1946-January 9, 2022) Grammy-winning leader of the music group Mtume OBIT

Manfred Thierry Mugler, 73 (December 21, 1948-January 23, 2022) Iconic gay fashion designer known for his broad-shouldered, exaggerated couture and later work with photography, director of the 1992 music video for George Michael's (1963-2016) “Too Funky” OBIT

Brandon Murphy, 43 (1978-January 9, 2022) Writer of Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) OBIT

Rachel Nagy, (December 15, 1984-circa January 15, 2022) Lead singer of the Detroit Cobras OBIT

Bobbie Nelson, 91 (circa 1930-March 10, 2022) Bandmate and sister of Willie Nelson (b. 1933) OBIT

Sandy Nelson, 83 (December 1, 1938-February 14, 2022) Drummer whose “Teen Beat” (1959) was a rare instrumental hit OBIT

Mace Neufeld, 93 (July 13, 1928-January 21, 2022) Producer behind every Jack Ryan movie, former talent manager of such acts as the Carpenters OBIT

Jack Newton, 72 (January 30, 1950-April 15, 2022) One-armed pro golfer OBIT

Nightbirde, 31 (December 31, 1990-February 19, 2022) America's Got Talent (2021) singer OBIT

Hermann Nitsch, 83 (August 29, 1938-April 18, 2022) Blood-and-guts artist OBIT

Declan O'Brien, 56 (1965-February 16, 2022) Director of Wrong Turn 3 (2009), 4 (2011) & 5 (2012) OBIT 

Robert Vincent O'Neil, 91 (September 15, 1930-March 12, 2022) Writer-director of Angel (1983) and Avenging Angel (1985) OBIT

P.J. O'Rourke, 74 (November 14, 1947-February 15, 2022) Conservative political satirist, author of Parliament of Whores (1991) OBIT

Phyllis Oakley, 87 (November 23, 1934-January 22, 2022) Pioneering female diplomat at the State Department (1957-1958, 1974-1999) OBIT

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James Olson, 91 (October 8, 1930-April 17, 2022) Star of Rachel, Rachel (1968) and The Andromeda Strain (1971) OBIT

Eugene N. Parker, 94 (June 10, 1927-March 15, 2022) Predicted the existence of solar wind OBIT

Gloria Parker, 100 (August 20, 1921-April 13, 2022) Player of moistened glasses who was featured in Broadway Danny Rose (1984) OBIT

Tom-parker-the-wanted-boycultureMy 2012 pic of the Wanted — nice guys; Tom 2nd from R (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Tom Parker, 33 (August 4, 1988-March 30, 2022) Member of the boy band the Wanted OBIT

Michael Parks, 78 (November 17, 1943-January 8, 2022) Reporter who became the top reporter at The Los Angeles Times OBIT

Leslie Parnas, 90 (November 11, 1931-February 1, 2022) Celebrated cellist OBIT

Ric Parnell, 70 (circa 1951-May 1, 2022) This Is Spinal Tap (1984) star, played drums on the hit single “Mickey” (1982) OBIT

Fred Parris, 85 (February 19, 1956-January 13, 2022) Five Satins frontman OBIT

Lindsey Pearlman, 43 (circa 1978-February 2022) Actress known for Chicago Justice (2017), General Hospital (2020) and Vicious (2021) OBIT

George Pérez, 67 (June 9, 1954-May 7, 2022) Acclaimed comic-book artist OBIT

Jacques Perrin, 80 (July 13, 1941-April 21, 2022) Star of The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) OBIT

Nehemiah-persoff-some-like-it-now-boycultureHot stuff (Image via UA)

Nehemiah Persoff, 102 (August 2, 1919-April 5, 2022) Veteran actor known for Some Like It Hot (1959) and Yentl (1983) OBIT

Frank Pesce, 75 (December 8, 1947-February 6, 2022) Actor from the Beverly Hills Cop films (1984 & 1987) OBIT

Maggie Peterson aka Maggie Mancuso, 81 (January 10, 1941-May 15, 2022) Played Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show (1963-1968) — one of the last survivors of that cast OBIT

Iraj Pezeshkzad, 94 (January 29, 1927-January 12, 2022) Author of Iranian classic My Uncle Napoleon (1970) OBIT

Donald Pinkel, 95 (September 7, 1926-March 9, 2022) Man who developed cure for childhood leukemia OBIT

Sidney-poitier-boycultureGoing for the gold (GIF via GIPHY)

Sidney Poitier, 94 (February 20, 1927-January 7, 2022) Legendary actor who became the first non-white Best Actor Oscar nominee (for The Defiant Ones, 1958) and winner (for Lilies of the Field, 1963) and starred in such hits as Blackboard Jungle (1955) and To Sir, with Love, In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (all 1967), won the Tony for A Raisin in the Sun (1959) and became the first Black man to direct at $100M-grossing film (Stir Crazy, 1980); last surviving male actor on AFI's Top 25 actors of Hollywood's Golden Age OBIT

Martin Pope, 103 (August 22, 1918-March 27, 2022) Scientist whose word led to developing organic light-emanating diodes aka OLEDs OBIT

Paul Pope, 63 (November 7, 1958-April 14, 2022) Rare Birds (2001) producer OBIT

Kailia Posey, 16 (circa 2005-circa May 2, 2022) Toddlers & Tiaras (2010) star OBIT

Jean Potvin, 72 (March 25, 1949-March 15, 2022) Part of the Islanders' DHL dynasty OBIT

Sergei Rakhlin, 78 (1943-January 21, 2022) Longtime HFPA member OBIT

Randy Rand, 62 (circa 1960-April 26, 2022) Co-founding member of Autograph who played on “Turn Up the Radio” (1984) OBIT

Dan Reeves, 77 (January 19, 1944-January 1, 2022) Coached in — and lost — four Super Bowls OBIT

Regine, 92 (December 26, 1929-May 1, 2022) Nightclub owner (Regine's, 20+ others) who claimed to have coined the phrase “discotheque” OBIT

Ivan Reitman, 75 (February 12, 2022-October 27, 1946) Producer of National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and producer-director of other comedy classics, including Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Twins (1988) and Kindergarten Cop (1990) OBIT

Brent Renaud, 50 (October 13, 1971-March 13, 2022) Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker OBIT

Hollis Resnik, 66 (June 1, 1955-April 17, 2022) Chicago theater legend OBIT

Wendy Rieger, 65 (April 18, 1956-April 16, 2022) NBC4 Washington, D.C., news anchor OBIT

Mitchell Ryan, 88 (January 11, 1934-March 4, 2022) Actor known for Monte Walsh (1970), High Plains Driffter (1973), Magnum Force (1973), Lethal Weapon (1987) and TV's Dharma & Greg (1997-2002), later for soaps OBIT

Hargus “Pig” Robbins, 84 (January 18, 1938-January 30, 2022) Pianist who was the go-to Nashville session player OBIT

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Peter Robbins, 65 (August 10, 1956-January 25, 2022) Voice of Charlie Brown on A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966), as well as in the 1969 feature film A Boy Named Charlie Brown OBIT

Marty Roberts, 89 (April 10, 1932-January 13, 2022) One half of Marty & Elayne, an L.A. lounge-band legend OBIT

Dede Robertson, 94 (December 3, 1927-April 19, 2022) Wife of CBN's Pat Robertson (b. 1930) OBIT

Irving Rosenthal, 91 (October 9, 1930-April 22, 2022) Beat-affiliated figure OBIT

Beverly Ross, 87 (September 5, 1934-January 15, 2022) Top woman songwriter in the early years of rock 'n' roll, including “Dim, Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)” (1954), “Lollipop” (1958) and “Judy's Turn to Cry” (1963)

Badal Roy, 82 (October 16, 1939-January 18, 2022) Jazz fusion artist OBIT

Art Rupe, 104 (September 4, 1917-April 15, 2022) The founder of Specialty Records who took R&B mainstream OBIT

Boyculture-obituary-bobby-rydellRock bird (Image via head shot)

Bobby Rydell, 79 (April 26, 1942-April 5, 2022) Teen heartthrob of the early rock era known for such hits as “We Got Love” (1959), “Wild One” (1960) and “Volare” (1960) OBIT

Sumy Sadurni, 32 (August 30, 1989-March 7, 2022) Photojournalist who worked largely in East Africa OBIT

Bob-saget-full-house-boycultureOur hearts are Full. (Image via ABC)

Bob Saget, 65 (May 17, 1956-January 9, 2022) Star of Full House (1987-1995) and host of America's Funniest Home Videos (1989-1997) OBIT

Steve Salas, 73* (January 5, 1949-February 10, 2022) Co-founder of L.A. R&B band Tierra OBIT *family reports his age at death of 69

Vincent J. Sainato, 55 (February 13, 1944-January 8, 2022) Designed ad campaigns for Rent (1996) and Avenue Q (2003) OBIT

Kevin Samuels, 57 (March 13, 1965-May 5, 2022) Polarizing, misogynistic YouTube advice-doler OBIT

Orven Schanzer, 97 (October 13, 1924-January 5, 2022) Film editor on The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956), The Fly (1958), Cleopatra (1963), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Alien (1979), among many others OBIT

Steve Schapiro, 87 (circa 1934-January 15, 2022) Photojournalist especially noted for iconic portraiture of celebrities OBIT

Klaus Schulze, 74 (August 4, 1947-April 26, 2022) Pioneering electronic composer OBIT

Ray Scott, 88 (circa 1933-May 8, 2022) Father of modern bass fishing,” creator of Bassmaster (1987-2014) OBIT

Stephanie Selby, 56 (October 14, 1965-February 3, 2022) Star of the inspirational book A Very Young Dancer (1976) by Jill Krementz (b. 1940) OBIT

Harriet S. Shapiro, 93 (September 7, 1928-February 1, 2022) First female lawyer ever hired in the U.S. solicitor general's office to present cases to the Supreme Court OBIT

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Liz Sheridan, 93 (April 10, 1929-April 15, 2022) Helen Seinfeld on 21 episodes of Seinfeld (1990-1998) and a memoirist who wrote of a '50s affair with James Dean (1931-1955) OBIT

Gene Shue, 90 (December 18, 1931-April 3, 2022) All-star NBA basketball player and longtime NBA coach OBIT

Stanislav Shushkevich, 87 (December 15, 1934-May 4, 2022) First leader of post-Soviet Belarus (1991-1994) OBIT

Oksana Shvets, 67 (February 10, 1955-March 17, 2022) Revered Ukrainian actress OBIT

Paul Siebel, 84 (Septemer 19, 1937-April 5, 2022) Folk singer-songwriter who peaked in the '60s and then fell from view OBIT

Sheldon Silver, 77 (-January 24, 2022) Former New York State Assembly leader who was felled by a 2015 corruption conviction OBIT

DJ Kay Slay aka Keith Grayson, 55 (August 14, 1966-April 17, 2022) Influential graffiti artist, hip-hop performer and producer OBIT

Dennis Smith, 81 (September 9, 1940-January 21, 2022) Firefighter whose novels were best sellers OBIT

Tom Smith, 50 (October 3, 1971-April 6, 2022) Scottish rugby great OBIT

Elza Soares, 91 (June 23, 1930-January 20, 2022) Brazilian samba singer who used her scandalous, yet iconic, status to advocate on behalf of Black people, LGBTQ people and women well OBIT

Alfred Sole, 78 (July 2, 1943-February 14, 2022) Director of the cult horror flick Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) and the cult horror-comedy flick Pandemonium (1982) OBIT

Kang Soo-yeon, 55 (August 18, 1966-May 7, 2022) Veteran Korean actress OBIT

Catherine Spaak, 77 (April 3, 1945-April 17, 2022) Italian leading lady OBIT

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Ronnie Spector, 78 (August 10, 1943-January 12, 2022) Iconic singer from the Ronettes, the distinctive voice behind such classics as “Be My Baby” (1963), classic Christmas covers and, with Eddie Money (1949-2019), “Take Me Home Tonight” (1986) OBIT

Carol Speed, 76 (March 19, 1945-January 14, 2022) Actress in The Mack (1973), Black Samson (1974) and on an episode of Sanford and Son (1972) OBIT

Harvey G. Stack, 93 (June 3, 1928-January 3, 2022) Most famous coin auctioneer of all time OBIT

Thomas F. Staley, 86, (August 13, 1935-March 29, 2022) Protector and pursuer of literary archives OBIT

Jeremiah Stamler, 102 (-October 27, 1919-January 26, 2022) Cardiovascular researcher OBIT

Morgan Stevens, 70 (October 16, 1951-circa January 26, 2022) Fame (1982-1984) actor who also appeared on The Waltons (1979, 1981, three 1982 TV movies) and Melrose Place (1995) OBIT

Alan A. Stone, 92 (August 15, 1929-January 23, 2022) Guided the effort to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders OBIT

Margaret Styne, approx. 90 (circa 1980s-February 2022) Widow of Broadway composer Jule Style (1905-1994) who oversaw his estate OBIT

Andre-leon-talley-chiffon-trenches-boycultureHe fought for style to transcend race, class and time. (Image via Amazon)

André Leon Talley, 73 (October 16, 1948-January 18, 2022) Outrageous, original Vogue creative director and more for decades who fought for more faces of color in fashion and publicly fell out with his famous boss, Anna Wintour (b. 1949) OBIT

Kane Tanaka, 119 (January 2, 1903-April 19, 2022) Oldest human being alive at the time of her death, second-oldest human being ever recorded OBIT

Charley Taylor, 80 (September 28, 1941-February 19, 2022) NFL Hall of Famer OBIT

Terry Teachout, 65 (February 6, 1956-January 13, 2022) Arts critic OBIT

Budi Tek, 65 (October 27, 1957-March 18, 2022) One of the world's top collectors of Asian art, founder of the Yuz Museum in Shanghai OBIT

Lygia Fagundes Telles, 98 (April 19, 1923-April 3, 2022) Brazilian novelist OBIT

Ralph Terry, 86 (October 13, 1960-March 16, 2022) Yankees pitcher who threw two famous pitches OBIT

Timmy Thomas, 77 (November 13, 1944-March 11, 2022) “Why Can't We Live Together” (1972) singer OBIT

Michael Tolchin, 93 (September 20, 1928-February 17, 2022) New York Times congressional reporter who launched The Hill in 1994, helped launch Politico.com in 2006 OBIT

Esteban Torres, 91 (January 27, 1930-January 25, 2022) Eight-term (1983-1999) Democratic member of Congress from California OBIT

Isabel Torres, 52 (July 14, 1969-February 11, 2022) Actress acclaimed for her performance in the Spanish HBO Max series Veneno (2020) OBIT

Jim Toy, 91 (April 29, 1930-January 1, 2022) First openly gay man in Michigan (circa 1970), longtime gay activist OBIT

Douglas Trumbull, 79 (April 8, 1942-February 7, 2022) Three-time Oscar-nominated visual effects artist OBIT

Kenneth Tsang, 87 (October 5, 1934-April 27, 2022) Veteran Hong Kong actor OBIT

Jerry Uelsmann, 87 (June 11,1934-April 4, 2022) Surrealist artist OBIT

GiphyWhatever he was sellin', I was buyin'. (GIF via GIPHY)

Gaspard Ulliel, 37 (November 25, 1984-January 19, 2022) French actor known for Hannibal Rising (2007), Saint Laurent (2014), It's Only the End of the World (2016), Moon Knight (2022) and as the face of Bleu de Chanel OBIT

Urvashi-vaid-clinton-boycultureVaid & partner (since '98) Kate Clinton (Image via Facebook)

Urvashi Vaid, 63 (October 8, 1958-May 14, 2022) Legendary LGBTQ rights activist, expert in LGBTQ and gender law, author of such works as Virtually Equal (1996) OBIT

Mikhail Vasenkov, 79 (October 9, 1942-April 6, 2022) Soviet sleeper agent whose story inspired the U.S. series The Americans (2013-2018) OBIT

Diego Verdaguer, 70 (April 26, 1951-January 27, 2022) Argentine singer and musician OBIT

Jerry verDorn, 72 (November 23, 1949-May 1, 2022) Soap actor OBIT

Beryl Vertue, 90 (April 8, 1931-February 12, 2022) Veteran English TV producer of such hits as Sherlock (2010-2017) OBIT

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Monica Vitti (November 3, 1931-February 2, 2022) Integral figure in the history of Italian cinema, known for a triptych of films with Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007): L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961) and L'Eclisse (1962) OBIT

Jeanette Wagner, 92 (July 2, 1929-February 26, 2022) Oversaw the globalization of the Estée Lauder brand OBIT

Richard C. Wald, 92 (March 19, 1930-May 13, 2022) Last managing editor of The New York Herald Tribune OBIT

David Walden, 79 (June 7, 1942-April 27, 2022) Engineer instrumental during the dawn of the Internet via Arpanet OBIT

Gary Waldhorn, 78 (July 3, 1943-January 10, 2022) British Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007) comic actor OBIT

Kent Waldrep, 67 (March 2, 1954-February 27, 2022) College football player whose traumatic injury led to his role in the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) OBIT

Bob Wall, 82 (August 22, 1939-January 30, 2022) Martial arts expert seen in such films as Enter the Dragon (1973) OBIT

Terry Wallis, 57 (February 4, 1964-March 29, 2022) Man who spent 19 years in a virtual coma, only to reawaken and relearn speech, going on to live another 19 years OBIT

Tony Walton, 87 (October 24, 1934-March 2, 2022) Oscar-winning, Emmy-winning, Tony-winning costume and set designer for the films Mary Poppins (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Wiz (1978) and All That Jazz (1979) and such shows as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Pippin (1972), The House of Blue Leaves (1986) and Guys and Dolls (1992); first husband of Julie Andrews (b. 1935) OBIT

Kenneth Wannberg, 91 (June 28, 1930-January 27, 2022) Composer and Emmy-winning music editor for film OBIT

FRED WARD SHIRTLESS 3Ward, in 1993's Short Cuts, was long on talent. (GIF via GIPHY)

Fred Ward, 79 (December 30, 1942-May 8, 2022) Star of films like The Right Stuff (1983), Big Business (1988), Tremors (1990), Henry and June (1990), The Player (1992) and Joe Dirt (2001) OBIT

Shane Warne, 52 (September 13, 1969-March 4, 2022) Australian cricket legend OBIT

Dennis Waterman, 74 (February 24, 1948-May 8, 2022) Actor from the series The Sweeney (1974-1978) OBIT

Norman Waterson, 82 (August 15, 1939-January 30, 2022) Part of the English singing group the Watersons, solo singer OBIT

Billy Watson, 98 (December 25, 1923-February 17, 2022) Penultimate surviving Watson Family member, third to last surviving veteran of the Silent Era OBIT

Kenneth Welsh, 80 (March 30, 1942-May 5, 2022) Windom Earle on Twin Peaks (1990-1991) OBIT

Av Westin, 92 (July 29, 1929-March 12, 2022) TV newsman at ABC and CBS OBIT

Carrie White, 78 (August 25, 1943-May 3, 2022) Hair stylist to the stars OBIT

Roland White, 83 (April 23, 1938-April 1, 2022) Influential bluegrass and country-rock player OBIT

Stephen Wilhite, 73 (March 3, 1948-March 14, 2022) Creator of the GIF OBIT

Paul Willen, 93 (August 29, 1928-February 2, 2022) Worked with Trump on reshaping the West Side of NYC aka Trump City aka Riverside South OBIT

Jack Willis, 87 (June 20, 1934-February 9, 2022) Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker who pioneered local coverage OBIT

Don Wilson, 88 (February 10, 1933-January 22, 2022) Last surviving co-founder of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group the Ventures OBIT

Seymour Wishman, 79 (circa 1942-January 29, 2022) President of First Run Features OBIT

Sharon Wohlmuth, 75 (September 25, 1946-February 12, 2022) Photographer of best-selling book Sisters (1994) OBIT

Larry Woiwode, 80 (October 30, 1941-April 28, 2022) Author of the epic Beyond the Bedroom Wall (1975) OBIT

Jay Wolpert, 79 (January 29, 1942-January 3, 2022) The Price Is Right (1972-1978) producer, The Count of Monte Crist0 (2002) and Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2011) screenwriter OBIT

Andrew Woolfolk, 71 (October 11, 1950-April 24, 2022) Earth, Wind & Fire sax player OBIT

George Yanok, 83 (November 29, 1938-April 29, 2022) Emmy-winning comedy TV writer OBIT

Jean Yeakel, 80 (July 9, 1941-January 13, 2022) Pennslvania Democrat spurred into politics by the mistreatment of Anita Hill (b. 1956), she almost unseated Republican Sen. Arlen Specter (1930-2012) OBIT

Don Young, 88 (June 9, 1933-March 19, 2022) Alaskan Republican congressman (1974-2022) OBIT

Irwin Young, 94 (circa 1927-January 20, 2022) DuArt Film Laboratories chairman OBIT

CorruptParchedGreatargus-size_restrictedSometimes you feel like two nuts. (GIF via GIPHY)

Barrie Youngfellow, 75 (October 22, 1946-March 28, 2022) Star of TV's It's a Living (1980-1989) OBIT

Jimmy Wang Yu, 79 (March 28, 1944-April 5, 2022) Martial arts star OBIT

Yuriko, 102 (February 2, 1920-March 8, 2022) Leading dancer with Martha Graham (1894-1991) from the '40s-1967, then a teacher and director of revivals of Graham's work OBIT

John Zaritsky, 79 (July 13, 1943-March 30, 2022) Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker behind The Fifth Estate: Just Another Missing Kid (1981) OBIT

Jon Zazula, 69 (March 16, 1952-February 1, 2022) Founder of Megaforce Records OBIT

Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, 75 (April 25, 1946-April 6, 2022) Far-right Russian politician OBIT

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