The new year has only just begun, but we have had to say goodbye to some dear stars.
Here, we take the opportunity to pay tribute to some iconic figures who are sadly no longer with us.
Which celebrities have passed away in 2022?
Born Marvin Lee Aday On September 27, 1947, the singer became famous for his powerful voice, wide vocal range.
His Bat Out Of Hell trilogy – Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose – has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide.
Meat Loaf is a Grammy Award winner and won Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance for the song I’d Do Anything For Love.
His family said: “Our hearts are broken to announce that one-of-a-kind Meat Loaf passed away this evening with his wife Deborah at his side.”
French movie star Gaspard died at the age of 37 after a skiing accident.
His tragic passing occurred on January 19.
The 37-year-old model and actress was taken to hospital in serious condition following the incident at the La Rosière ski resort in the Savoie region, but it was not in time.
He will appear shortly after appearing in Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series.
Yvette, an actress known for her roles in iconic films like The Black Hole from 1979, passed away at the age of 80 of natural causes on January 17.
The star is best known for starring opposite Rod Taylor in the 1960 film adaptation of director George Pal’s novel The Time Machine.
The film was produced at MGM Studios where Yvette was soon signed to a long-term contract.
16 years old and pregnant star Jordan died at the age of 26.
She passed away on January 16, but the former reality TV star’s cause of death remains unknown.
Jordan, her boyfriend, Derek Taylor, and daughter Evie appeared on MTV’s 16 & Pregnant in 2014.
The heartbreaking story of the young parents is shown on the show, as they become homeless while Jordan prepares to give birth.
Ronnie, the lead singer of the legendary girl group Ronettes, has died after a short battle with cancer.
She died on January 12, at the age of 78.
Her family said in a statement: “Ronnie has lived her life with sparkling eyes, a quick attitude, a wicked sense of humor and a smile on her face.
“She was filled with love and gratitude.”
Ronettes – who toured with the Beatles – is known for hits like Baby I Love You and Walking in the Rain.
Bachelor Nation mourns the death of Bachelorette contestant Clint.
He was only 34 years old when he passed away on January 11, although it is unclear how he died.
Clint appeared in the eleventh season, which aired in 2015.
Throughout the series, he is one of the men vying for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s love.
Clint was dropped from the squad in his third week.
Comedian and stand-up actor Bob shocked the comedy world when he died aged 65.
He died suddenly on January 9 from a suspected heart attack or stroke.
Bob is best known for his roles on Full House, How I Met Your Mother, and America’s Funniest Home Videos,.
Calvin Simon died at the age of 79 on January 6.
He is the co-founder of the musical group Parliament-Funkadelic and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The late music star has featured on songs like Give Up the Funk and Flash Light.
Marilyn, a lyricist who won multiple Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys – and was inducted into the Composers Hall of Fame, passed away at dawn on January 8.
She died at the age of 93 of respiratory failure.
Her husband Alan is said to have been with her at the time of her death.
The couple married in 1958, known for the songs The Way We Are, How Do You Keep the Music Playing? and hundreds of others.
The legendary actor, the first black person to win a Best Actor Oscar, passed away on January 6.
94-year-old Sidney died from a combination of heart failure, Alzheimer’s dementia and prostate cancer.
He started out in Hollywood during the 1950s, focusing on themes of race and social justice for much of his work.
Among Sidney’s films include roles in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Lilies of the Field.
The Miami-born star won an Oscar in 1959 for her work in The Defiant Ones.
The Broadway actress died at her home in New York City on January 4 at the age of 99.
The famous soap opera star is also the sister of legendary playwright Arthur Miller – who wrote many of the plays that Joan performed in during her six-decade career.
She is also the younger sister of Kermit Miller, and served as Marilyn Monroe’s sister-in-law, when the blonde married Arthur.
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