Top 10 Saddest Deaths of 2022

The Top Ten
1 Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier Sir Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field.

The man that paved the way for African descents into acting on films & TV shows. He lived a great life. He will never be forgotten. R.I.P. to the Martin Luther King of modern entertainment (1927-2022).

2 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John was an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She was a four-time Grammy award winner who had amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. She died on August 8, 2022 of breast cancer in Santa Ynez, California. ...read more.

1 of the best selling & enduring artists of all time lost her longtime battle to breast cancer. An absolute legend with a beautiful voice we all grew up with & a master of reinvention. She was 1 of the best actresses anywhere & was about to hit her 6th decade on the spotlight. She made music for nearly 55 years in nearly every genre. Her last single Window on the Wall was released on January 2021 & hit #1 on iTunes within the 1st week of its release. This was truly shocking since she kept the rest of her cancer battle private & didn't give us any further details. She fought for her life throughout all the last decades of making music, touring & acting. The world will never ever be the same without her. Hope this shoots straight up toward the top of the list. R.I.P. (1948-2022).

Today, she died of breast cancer at the age of 73! Has to be the worst death of this year! She is a singer best known as Sandy in Grease and for songs such as "Physical", "Xanadu", "I Honestly Love You", "You're the One That I Want" (with John Travolta as Danny in Grease), and "Hopelessly Devoted to You". R.I.P. Olivia Newton John! Very unexpected death!

3 James Caan James Caan James Edmund Caan is an American actor. After early roles in films such as El Dorado, Caan came into prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Funny Lady and A Bridge Too Far.
4 Kane Tanaka Kane Tanaka

RIP saddest. Even though she is the oldest she was the last supercentenarian I had a huge interest in. Too bad we can't see those funny videos where she lives in the moment and steals a chocolate from a chocolate box again. But the worst part is, she was so close to reaching her goal of 120, and died at 119. RIP

She was the oldest living verified person until she died this year.

5 Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried (February 28, 1955 - April 12, 2022) was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin, Digit in the children's cartoon/educational math-based show Cyberchase and Kraang Subprime ...read more.

Gilbert Gottfried just died after a long illness (from ventricular tachycardia, complicated by type II myotonic dystrophy, a condition he hid from the public). R.I.P. Gilbert Gottfried, you will always be one of the most beloved comedians of all time.

Legendary comedian and voice actor, Rest In Peace.

6 Bob Saget Bob Saget Robert Lane "Bob" Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host. He was known for playing Danny Tanner in the comedy television series Full House as well as the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, and was the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He died on ...read more.
7 Taylor Hawkins Taylor Hawkins Oliver Taylor Hawkins (February 17, 1972 - March 25, 2022) was an American musician, best known as the former drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.

RIP to the late Foo Fighters drummer. His drumming is absolutely a legend and the one of the biggest drummer in modern rock music. He died at the age of 50 years old. Foo Fighters is one of the best modern rock bands ever and thanks to him and Dave Grohl. We miss you.

This is very sad that I just heard it an hour ago about his death. Love Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. R.I.P., good friend. I think he is meeting Kurt Cobain in Heaven now.

I have never heard of him before this, even though I like the Foo Fighters. But this was really sad. He was only 50.
R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins (1972 - 2022).

Rest in peace, Taylor Hawkins. You will still be remembered as one of the greatest drummers of all time.

8 Ivan Reitman Ivan Reitman
9 William Hurt William Hurt
10 Bernard Cribbins Bernard Cribbins

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The Contenders
11 Peter Bogdanovich

The iconic director died the same day as Poitier.

12 Shinzo Abe Shinzo Abe

This death is extremely depressing. If you don't know what happened, look it up. RIP Abe-san. Wow. My two favorite people from Japan (the other is Kane-San) died this year. This death should shoot straight up to the top ten by the end of next week and should someday be in the top 3 at a minimum. 😭

13 Bilquis Edhi

She saved more babies than anybody else in history. This should be in the top 3. We lost the mother of all orphans on April 15th. R.I.P. to the G.O.A.T. baby lifesaver (1947-2022).

14 Ray Liotta Ray Liotta Raymond Allen Liotta (December 18, 1954 - May 26, 2022) was an American actor and producer. He was known for playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams (1989), Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990), and Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002). ...read more.

This came out of nowhere.

15 Madeleine Albright
16 Nichelle Nichols Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols, best known as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek media, passed away yesterday of heart failure. Rest in peace, Nichelle. This is really sad news to Star Trek fans!

1 of the 1st black women ever featured on a TV series (Star Trek) passed away from heart failure on July 30th, the same day as Pat Carroll's death & day before basketball legend Bill Russell's death. She was less than 5 months from her 90's. R.I.P. (1932-2022).

17 Peter Robbins

R.I.P. to an iconic voice acting legend. He inspired many childhoods & made people laugh as well. The Charlie Brown & Peanuts community will never be the same. Suicide is very serious & it's unbelievable he did that on January 18th. R.I.P.

The original voice of Charlie Brown.

18 Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday, better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live shows. His debut album, "Bat Out of Hell", is still one of the top-selling albums ever ...read more.

I loved his role as Eddie in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

19 Technoblade Technoblade

Even if you aren't a fan of Minecraft YouTubers, you've got to admit it's sad for him to die. Technoblade was only 23 when he died. This is a loss for not only the Minecraft community, but the YouTube community as a whole. Alex was a talented content creator and was also one of the best Minecraft players. He was taken by sarcoma despite putting up a very good fight against it. Also, the fact that Techno died at only 23 is sad as well to anyone, even if you don't like his content.

If Kane Tanaka was supposed to be #1 on the list earlier, then Techno should be up with her by then. I can't believe we lost this good fellow. This was without the hardest one as well & put the world in unbelievable pain. A truly legendary king who made among the best gaming videos made has died of the stupid disease known as cancer. Take cancer seriously because it can & does kill people. This felt like losing a part of my family too soon, which's true because he was only 23. 2022 really turned to the dark side. R.I.P. king Techno (1999-2000).

This was such a massive loss for the YouTube & Minecraft communities. The most successful player in Minecraft lost his battle to cancer on the last day of June. There's no way to describe this loss. A player who conquered many games in Minecraft & won them all. He uploaded for 8 years 8 months (yet gained 10.4M subs for his achievements) until passing away at only 23. He fought his cancer battle so hard & stayed happy throughout it until his death. His last video gained a whopping 34.7M views & 5M likes in 24 hours which's the 3rd most of such for a non-music & non-trailer YouTube video, the most by a deceased person in 24 hours & he gained more subs than any other deceased (1.6M in a day). This should be in the top pair (which Kane Tanaka deserves) right now. Perhaps the most famous & creative star we lost this year & the biggest gamer we ever lost. R.I.P. to the almighty Technoblade (1999-2022).

It all happened too soon, really tragic. I was never a fan of the newer Minecraft youtubers but Techno really stood out and was always super entertaining and funny to me. Rest In Peace.

20 Andy Fletcher Andy Fletcher

1 of the keyboardists of Depeche Mode passed away suddenly at only 60. This has hit the music industry really hard. R.I.P. to a 1 of a kind producer.

This has to get to #1. This is too depressing. Depeche Mode is one of my two favorite bands.

21 Scott Hall Scott Hall Scott Oliver Hall was an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Razor Ramon and with World Championship Wrestling under his real name.

This was such an absolute loss for WWE & all of wrestling. 3 heart attacks & a stroke after a hip injury. R.I.P. to 1 of the G.O.A.T.

22 Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar was an Indian playback singer and music director. She was one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India.
23 Robert Hughes Robert Hughes

He led the anti-apartheid movement in England in the two decades before it and will be remembered for his contributions to racial peace in South Africa.

24 Barry Cryer
25 Dwayne Haskins Dwayne Haskins

The legendary Steelers quarterback was struck by a dump truck on April 9th at only 24. This was an absolute loss for sports & Russia continues to mess with Ukraine at the same time. This year isn't as good as we hoped even after all the horrors we faced in 2020 & 2021. This's should be on top of the list ASAP! Prayers to his family & fans. R.I.P. Dwayne Haskins, a full life ahead gone too soon. 1998-2022.

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