Actors and Actresses Who Died in 2022

  • Jan 2 Bob Halloran, American sportscaster (CBS Sports NY) and event organiser (MGM Mirage), dies at 87
  • Jan 4 Joan Copeland, American film and TV soap actress ("Roseland"; "Search for Tomorrow"), dies at 99

Peter BogdanovichPeter Bogdanovich (1939-2022)

Jan 6 American film director and producer (The Last Picture Show; Paper Moon), dies at 82 [1]

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier (1927-2022)

Jan 6 Bahamian-American actor, first black actor to win Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963; To Sir, With Love"; "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), director (Stir Crazy), civil rights advocate, and diplomat, dies at 94 [1]

Bob SagetBob Saget (1956-2022)

Jan 9 American comedian, actor (Full House), and TV host (America's Funniest Home Video), dies of head trauma at 65

  • Jan 9 Dwayne Hickman, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; How to Stuff a Wild Bikini), and network executive, dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 87 [1]
  • Jan 10 Gary Waldhorn, British stage and screen comic actor (The Vicar of Dibley; Brush Strokes), dies at 78
  • Jan 11 Tim Rosaforte, American golf writer (Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest) and broadcaster (USA Network, Golf Channel), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 66
  • Jan 15 Ralph Emery, American country music DJ and television host (Nashville Now), dies at 88
  • Jan 17 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine; Where the Boys Are; Light in the Piazza), dies at 80
  • Jan 18 Ron Franklin, American sportscaster (ESPN 1987-2011; ESPN College Football Primetime), dies at 79
  • Jan 19 Gaspard Ulliel, French actor (Hannibal Rising; Saint Laurent), dies from head injuries suffered in helmet-less skiing accident at 37
  • Jan 19 Gloria McMillan, American radio and television actress (Our Miss Brooks - "Harriet"), dies at 88
  • Jan 21 Louie Anderson, American comedian, Emmy Award-winning actor (Baskets; Life With Louie; Coming To America), TV game show Host (Family Feud, 1999-2002), and writer, dies of cancer at 68
  • Jan 25 Barry Cryer, British comic, writer (The Kenny Everett Show; Ross Abbot; The Two Ronnies), and actor (All You Need Is Cash), dies at 86
  • Jan 29 Howard Hesseman, American comic actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Dr. Johnny Fever"; Head of the Class), dies of colon surgery complications at 81 [1]
  • Jan 29 Ralph Mellanby, Canadian sportscaster / television producer (EP Hockey Night in Canada 1966-85; 5 x Emmy Awards various Olympic Games), dies at 87
  • Jan 31 Carleton Carpenter, American magician, stage and screen actor (Two Weeks With Love; Up Periscope), songwriter, and mystery novelist (Cat Got Your Tongue?),, dies at 95
  • Feb 1 Maurizio Zamparini, Italian football executive (owner/director Palermo FC 2002–18), dies from complications of peritonitis at 80
  • Feb 8 (Arthur) Bamber Gascoigne, English television presenter (University Challenge, 1962-87), and author, dies at 87
  • Feb 9 Betty Davis (née Mabry); American model, soul and funk singer-songwriter ("They Say I'm Different"; "Nasty Gal"), dies at 77

Ivan ReitmanIvan Reitman (1946-2022)

Feb 12 Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Stripes; Ghostbusters; Dave; Private Parts), dies at 75

  • Feb 22 Anna Karen [Ann McCall] British comic actress (On the Buses - "Olive"; EastEnders, 1996-2017 - "Aunt Sal"), dies in a house fire at 85
  • Feb 24 Sally Kellerman, American actress (M*A*S*H (film); Back to School; The Player), and singer, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Feb 25 Dick Versace, American basketball coach (Bradley University, Indiana Pacers), broadcaster (TNT) and executive (GM Memphis Grizzlies), dies at 81
  • Mar 2 Johnny Brown, American stage and screen comic actor (Good Times - "Bookman"; Laugh-In), and singer, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Mar 3 Tim Considine, American actor (Spin & Marty; My Three Sons, 1960-65 - "Mike"), and photographer, dies at 81
  • Mar 4 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals, 3 x 100; coach Australian & England Academies) and broadcaster (9 Network), dies following heart attack at 74

Shane WarneShane Warne (1969-2022)

Mar 4 Australian cricket spin bowler and broadcaster (145 Tests, 708 wickets, BB 8/71; 194 ODIs; Victoria CA, Hampshire CCC), dies from a heart attack at 52

  • Mar 9 Jimmy Lydon, American actor ("Twice Blessed"; "Life with Father"), dies at 98

William HurtWilliam Hurt (1950-2022)

Mar 13 American Academy Award-winning actor (Big Chill; Children of a Lesser God; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Broadcast News), dies of prostate cancer at 71 [1]

  • Mar 14 Razor Ramon [Scott Hall], American pro wrestler (9 x WCW World Tag Team Champion; WWE HOF 2014), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Mar 17 Peter Bowles, British actor (I, Claudius; Rumpole of the Bailey - "Featherstone"), dies of cancer at 85
  • Mar 18 John Clayton, American sports journalist/reporter (The Pittsburgh Press, The News Tribune; ESPN), dies at 67
  • Mar 19 Scoey Mitchell [Roscoe Mitchill], American TV writer, director, and actor (Barefoot in the Park; Rhoda), dies of kidney failure at 92
  • Mar 23 Jimmy Lindley, English jockey (2,000 Guineas 1963, 66; St Leger 1964) and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 June Brown, British actress (EastEnders, 1985–93 & 1997–2020 - "Dot"; Sitting Target), dies at 95
  • Apr 5 Bobby Rydell [Ridarelli], American pop singer ("Wild One"; "Wildwood Days"), and actor (Bye Bye Birdie), dies of pneumonia at 79 [1]
  • Apr 5 Nehemiah Persoff, American painter and actor (An American Tail, Some Like It Hot), dies at 102

Gilbert GottfriedGilbert Gottfried (1955-2022)

Apr 12 American stand-up comedian, and actor (SNL; Aladdin - "Iago the Parrot"; The Afflac Duck), dies at 67

  • Apr 13 Alex Gilady, Israeli journalist (VP NBC Sports; Chairman IAAF Television Commission; 7 x Emmy Awards) and sports official (IOC), dies at 79
  • Apr 17 Jim Hartz, American journalist and newscaster (NBC-TV Today, 1974-77; PBS - Innovations), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at 82
  • Apr 17 Re Styles [Shirley Macleod], Dutch-American actress (Space Is The Place), designer, and rock vocalist (The Tubes, 1976-79), dies at 72
  • Apr 20 Robert Morse, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen singer and actor (Mad Men; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), dies at 90 [1]
  • Apr 29 David Birney, American stage and screen actor (Bridget Loves Bernie; St Elsewhere, 1982-83), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • May 1 Charles Siebert, American television actor (One Day at A Time; Trapper John, M.D. - "Stanley"), and director, dies at 84
  • May 7 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress (The Surrogate Woman, Come Come Come Upward), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 55 [1]
  • May 8 Dennis Waterman, English stage and screen actor (Fair Exchange; Minder; The Sweeney), and singer, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • May 8 Fred Ward, American actor (Escape From Alcatraz; The Right Stuff: Remo Williams; Thunderheart), dies at 79

Ray LiottaRay Liotta (1954-2022)

May 26 American actor (Goodfellas; Field of Dreams: Cop Land), dies of heart failure at 67

  • Jun 9 Don Perkins, American football fullback (Pro Bowl 1961–63, 66–68; All-Pro 1962, 67, 68; Dallas Cowboys) and broadcaster (CBS, ABC), dies at 84
  • Jun 9 Julee Cruise, American singer (Falling) and stage actress, takes her own life at 65
  • Jun 15 Maureen Arthur, American stage and screen actress (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; The Love God?), dies at 88
  • Jun 18 Mark Shields, American political journalist and commentator (PBS NewsHour, 1988-2020; CNN Capitol Gang, 1998-2005), dies of kidney failure at 85
  • Jun 21 James Rado [Radomski], American stage actor, playwright, director, and composer (Hair!; Rainbow), dies at 90
  • Jun 22 Tony Siragusa, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl 2000 Baltimore Ravens; Indianapolis Colts) and broadcaster (Fox, The Sopranos, Man Caves), dies at 55
  • Jul 2 Alain de Cadenet, English auto racer (3 x 24 Hours of Le Mans class 3rd place) and broadcaster (Speed Channel, ESPN, Velocity Channel, Petrolicious website), dies at 76
  • Jul 3 Ni Kuang, Hong Kong-American screenwriter and novelist ((The 36th Chamber of Shaolin), dies at 87 [1]
  • Jul 4 Hank Goldberg, American sports broadcaster (radio colour commentator Miami Dolphins 1978-92; ESPN2, ESPN Radio), dies from chronic kidney disease at 82

James CaanJames Caan (1940-2022)

Jul 6 American actor (Brian's Song; The Godfather; Rollerball; Misery; Elf), dies at 82 [1] [2]

  • Jul 7 (Patrick Henry} "Adam" Wade, American pop singer (The Writing On The Wall), actor (Kiss Me Goodbye), and 1st US Black game show host (Musical Chairs), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 87
  • Jul 8 Larry Storch, American stage and screen comic and character actor (F Troop - "Cpl. Agarn"; Tennessee Tuxedo - "Prof. Whoopee"), dies at 99
  • Jul 8 Tony Sirico, American actor (The Sopranos - "Paulie Walnuts"; Cop Land; Family Guy), dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Monty Norman [Noserovitch], British big band singer, songwriter (False Hearted Lover), and film composer (James Bond Theme), dies at 94
  • Jul 14 Ivana Trump (née Zelníčková), Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), dies after a fall inside her Manhattan apartment at 73
  • Jul 21 Taurean Blacque [Herbert Middleton Jr], American stage and screen actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. Neal Washington"), and adoption advocate, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Bob Rafelson, American Emmy Award-winning television producer (The Monkees), and film maker (Five Easy Pieces; Easy Rider; Head), dies at 89
  • Jul 24 David Warner, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, radio, and voice actor (Masada; Star Trek VI; Time Bandits), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • Jul 25 Paul Sorvino, American stage and screen actor (Goodfellas; Law and Order, 1991-92; Dick Tracy; That's Life), dies at 83
  • Jul 27 Mary Alice [Smith], American stage and screen actress (Fences - Tony Award, 1987; I'll Fly Away - Emmy Award, 1993; A Different World - "Lettie"), dies at 85 or 80 [year of birth disputed]
  • Jul 27 Tony Dow, American actor (Leave it to Beaver - "Wally"), director, and sculptor, dies of cancer at 77
  • Jul 28 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor (Old Jack’s Boat; Doctor Who – “Wilfred Mott”; The Railway Children), voice-over artist (The Wombles; Jackanory), and novelty song singer (Right Said Fred), dies at 93
  • Jul 30 Pat Carroll, American comedienne and Emmy Award-winning actress (The Little Mermaid - "Ursula"; Make Room for Daddy), dies at 95
  • Jul 30 [Grace] Nichelle Nichols, American actress (Star Trek - "Lt. Uhura") and singer (Down To Earth; "Fly Me To The Moon"), dies at 89
  • Aug 5 (William) "Clu" Gulager, American actor (Virginian; The Tall Man; The Last Picture Show), dies at 93
  • Aug 7 Roger E. Mosley, American actor (Magnum, P.I. -"TC"; Leadbelly), dies due to injuries sustained in a car accident at 83

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John (1948-2022)

Aug 8 British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), dies of breast cancer at 73 [1]

  • Aug 11 Darius Danesh, Scottish pop, opera, and swing singer-songwriter (Colourblind; Live Twice) and stage actor, dies of respiratory arrest at 41
  • Aug 11 Jean-Jacques Sempé, French cartoonist (Le Petit Nicolas), dies at 89 [1]

Anne HecheAnne Heche (1969-2022)

Aug 12 American actress (Donnie Brasco; Juror; Volcano), dies from injuries one week after a fiery single vehicle car crash at 53

  • Aug 12 Wolfgang Petersen, German director, screenwriter and producer (Das Boot; Air Force One; The Perfect Storm), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • Aug 17 Josephine Tewson, British actress (Keeping Up Appearances; Last Of The Summer Wine, 2003-10), dies at 91
  • Aug 24 Len Dawson, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1970 KC Chiefs; AFL Championship MVP 1966; AFL MVP 1962; First-team All-AFL 1962, 66) and broadcaster (HBO, NBC), dies at 87
  • Sep 4 Bo Brundin, Swedish actor (The Rhinemann Exchange; A Baltic Tragedy), dies at 85
  • Sep 7 Anne Garrels, American broadcast journalist (ABC; NBC; NPR), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Sep 7 Bernard Shaw, American television news journalist (CBS, ABC), and 1st anchor of CNN, dies of pneumonia at 82 [1]
  • Sep 7 Marsha Hunt, American actress (Born to the West; Cry 'Havoc'; Johnny Got His Gun), and human rights and peace activist, dies at 104
  • Sep 11 Alain Tanner, Swiss film director (Charles, Dead or Alive), dies at 92
  • Sep 12 Harry Landis, British stage director and character actor (EastEnders, 1995-97 - "Felix"; Friday Night Dinner, 2012-14 - "Mr. Morris"), dies at 90

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)

Sep 13 French director (Alphaville; Hail Mary; Breathless), dies at 91

  • Sep 14 Henry Silva, American character actor (Ocean's 11; The Manchurian Candidate; Sharky's Machine), dies at 95
  • Sep 14 Irene Papas (neé Lelekou), Greek actress (Zorba the Greek; Attila The Hun; The Guns of Navarone), dies at 96
  • Sep 15 Eddie Butler, Welsh rugby union #8 (16 caps; Cambridge University RFC, Pontypool RFC), journalist (The Observer Sport, The Guardian) and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 65

Louise FletcherLouise Fletcher (1934-2022)

Sep 23 American Academy Award-winning actress (One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), dies at 88 [1]

  • Oct 1 Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, Japanese pro wrestler (12 x world champion; NJPW/JWA), promoter, and politician (House of Councillors, 1989-95 & 2013-19), dies at 79 [1]
  • Oct 2 Sacheen Littlefeather [Marie Louise Cruz]. American indigenous rights activist, who declined Academy Award for Best Actor on behalf of Marlon Brando, dies of breast cancer at 75 [1]
  • Oct 3 Charles Fuller, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (A Soldier's Play; Zooman and the Sign; The Brownsville Raid), and screenwriter (A Soldier's Story; A Gathering of Old Men), dies at 83 [1]
  • Oct 9 Susan Tolsky, American actress (Madame's Place; Here Come The Brides), dies at 79

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury (1925-2022)

Oct 11 Irish-British-American Golden Globe and multiple Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (Gaslight; The Manchurian Candidate; Mame; Murder, SheWrote; Beauty and the Beast), dies at 96 [1] [2]

Robbie ColtraneRobbie Coltrane (1950-2022)

Oct 14 Scottish comedian and BAFTA Award-winning actor (Cracker; Harry Potter films; Nuns on the Run), dies at 72

  • Oct 18 Robert Gordon, American rockabilly revival singer-songwriter (Red Hot), and actor (The Loveless), dies of leukemia at 75
  • Oct 24 Leslie Jordan, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Will & Grace - "Beverly"), and writer, dies in a car crash at 67
  • Oct 24 Tomasz Wójtowicz, Polish volleyball player (Olympic gold 1976; World C'ship gold 1974; Legia Warsaw, Santal Parma) and broadcaster, dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Bill Treacher, British actor (EastEnders, 1985-96 - "Arthur Fowler"), dies at 92
  • Nov 6 Peter McNab, Canadian ice hockey center (Boston Bruins and 3 other teams) and broadcaster (New Jersey Devils, 1987-95; Colorado Avalanche, 1995-2022), dies of cancer at 70 [1]
  • Nov 7 Leslie Phillips, British stage, screen, and radio actor (Carry On; Harry Potter films), dies at 98 [1]
  • Nov 8 Tom Owen [Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, 2000-10 - "Tom"), dies at 73
  • Nov 9 Fred Hickman, American sports broadcaster (CNN, TBS, YES Network, ESPN; NY Sports Emmy Award 2004), dies of liver cancer at 66
  • Nov 10 Kevin Conroy, American actor (Tour of Duty: Batman: The Animated Series), dies of intestinal cancer at 66
  • Nov 16 Robert Clary [Widerman], French-American actor (Hogan's Heroes - "Cpl LeBeau"; Days of Our Lives), singer, author, artist, lecturer, and Holocaust survivor, dies at 96 [1]
  • Nov 25 Irene Cara [Escalera], American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Fame"; "Flashdance...What A Feeling"), and actress (Fame; D.C. Cab), dies at 63
  • Nov 28 Clarence Gilyard Jr, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger - "Trivette"; Matlock, 1989-93 - "Conrad"; Die Hard), and educator, dies at 66
  • Dec 4 Bob McGrath, American musician, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), and actor (Sesame Street, 1969-2017), dies of complications from a stroke at 90 [1]
  • Dec 5 Kirstie Alley, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Cheers - "Rebecca"; Look Who's Talking; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), dies of colon cancer at 71 [1]
  • Dec 6 Mills Lane, American boxing referee (Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II 1997; International Boxing HOF) and television personality ('Judge Mills Lane'), dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Grant Wahl, American sports journalist (CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports), dies from a heart attack covering FIFA World Cup at 48
  • Dec 11 Angelo Badalamenti, American Grammy Award-winning film composer (Twin Peaks; The Straight Story; Blue Velvet; Mulholland Drive), dies at 85 [1]
  • Dec 12 Stuart Margolin, American Emmy Award-winning actor (The Rockford Files - "Angel"; Love American Style), and director, dies at 82 [1]
  • Dec 13 tWitch [Stephen Boss], American television personality, dancer, DJ, and producer (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2014-22), takes his own life at 40 [1]
  • Dec 16 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes - "I'll Talk To You Later"), dies at 75
  • Dec 24 Tunisha Sharma, Indian actress (Alibaba - Dastaan-e-Kabul), found dead at 20 [1]

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters (1929-2022)

Dec 30 American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today; 20/20; ABC-TV; The View), dies at 93 [1]

  • Dec 30 Don West, American professional wrestling announcer, dies of lymphoma at 59