Which celebrities did we lose in 2022?

In the past year 2022, a number of famous personalities lined up in the heaven of immortal angels. We said goodbye to famous musicians, actors, political figures, football stars and fashion icons. Some of them are included in the material.


Brazilian soccer legend Pele passed away on December 29 at the age of 82 after a long battle with colon cancer. One of the greatest sportsmen of our time made his World Cup debut in 1958, scoring three goals in the victory against France and two more in the final victory against Sweden. At that time he was only 17 years old.

In 1962, he led Brazil to another World Cup victory. In the 1970 World Cup tournament, Pele scored four goals to lead his team to yet another victory. In 1974, he retired from football but returned to play for the New York Cosmos until 1977.

In 1978, Pele was awarded the International Peace Prize. In 1999, the International Olympic Committee named him Sportsman of the Century.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning modern monarch in history, died at the age of 96 on September 8. She was on the throne for 70 years.

Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926. She is the older of the two daughters of King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. In 1947, Elizabeth II married Navy Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Prince of Greece, on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey.

They have four children: Crown Prince Charles (born 1948), Princess Anne (1950), Prince Andrew (1960) and Prince Edward (1964). Elizabeth has ruled Britain since 1952.

Olivia Newton-John

On August 8, the star of “Brilliant” Olivia Newton-John passed away at the age of 73.

She was born in Great Britain, but grew up and shaped herself as an artist in Australia. She became famous as a singer, and her hits include If Not for You and I Honestly Love You.

However, her participation in the iconic musical “Brilliant”, where she partnered with John Travolta, brought her world fame.


After complications caused by COVID-19, legendary singer Meat Loaf passed away on January 20 at the age of 74.

His album Bat Out Of Hell is one of the best selling albums of all time. Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Addy. He is a singer, songwriter, music producer and actor. He was born in Dallas on September 27, 1947.

His famous hits are I Would Do Anything for Love and Bat Out of Hell.

His first appearances on stage were as an actor in school productions. Because of his serious dimensions, the American football coach he trained under in high school gave him the nickname “meatloaf” (meat roll), according to one of the versions of Michael Lee Addy himself.

Vivienne Westwood

Fashion designer Vivian Westwood died on December 29 at the age of 81.

Dame Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer. Her birth name is Vivian Isabel Swire.

She popularized punk and new wave styles to the mainstream.

Mikhail Gorbachev

After a severe and prolonged illness, the first and last president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, died on August 30 at the age of 91.

His policies led to the peaceful withdrawal of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) from power and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

He worked with US President Ronald Reagan to slow the nuclear arms race while loosening restrictions in the communist country, pursuing “glasnost” and “perestroika” – openness and restructuring.

Gorbachev withdrew Soviet troops from Afghanistan, playing a crucial role in the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former US President Donald Trump, died at the age of 73 on July 14.

She was born and raised in Gotwaldov, Czechoslovakia (now Zlin, Czech Republic). She moved to New York in 1976 and married Donald Trump in 1977. They have three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.

He works for Trump’s company as an interior design consultant and holds leadership positions in many of his projects. The couple separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992. Ivana Trump had a cameo role in “The First Wives Club” in 1996, and in 2010 she was a participant in the English show Celebrity Big Brother.

Shinzo Abe

On July 8, hours after he was shot, the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, died at the age of 67. A gunman approaches the platform where Abe is speaking and fires twice. One bullet hit him in the back.

Shinzo Abe has worked to rebuild his country’s military from post-World War II pacifism and revive the economy. He achieved some success in both areas, but was unable to fully realize his goals.

Abe has managed to warm Japan’s international relations and was the first to visit Beijing in seven years, meeting Xi Jinping in 2018. He also hosted President Obama, who was the first US president to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Taylor Hawkins

American rock band Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died at the age of 50 in Columbia on March 26.

He joined the band in 1997 and played with it for 25 years. In 2021, Foo Fighters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Robbie Coltrane

Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died on October 14 at the age of 72.

He won three BAFTA Awards for his starring role in the TV show Cracker, which ran from 1993-1995.

He also appeared in the James Bond films Goldeneye in 1995 and The World Is Not Enough in 1999. In 2011, he received the BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Achievement Award.


American rapper Coolio died on September 29 at the age of 59. His debut album, It Takes a Thief, was released in 1994. The song Fantastic Voyage reached #3 on the Billboard charts. Gangsta’s Paradise, a single from his next self-titled album, reached #1 and won a 1996 Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.

That same year, he won the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. He has been nominated for six Grammy Awards in his career. Participated in TV shows such as “Coolio’s Rules” and “Martin”. He also wrote the theme music for the series Kenan & Kel.

Bob Saget

On January 10, actor Bob Saget, known for his role as a widowed father on the 80s and 90s series Full House, was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida.

He passed away at the age of 65. Robert Lane Saget was born on May 7, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a Jewish family. He is an American comedian, actor and television host.

He is also known as the host of America’s Funniest Videos.

From 2005 to 2014, he voiced the future Ted in the series “How I Met Your Mother”. Since 2016, he has again played Danny Tanner in the sequel Fuller House on Netflix.

Madeline Albright

On March 23, at the age of 84, Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State and one of the most influential figures of her time, died.

Often referred to as a “defender of democracy,” Albright played an important role in efforts to end ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.

Born Marie Jana Korbelova in Prague in 1937 – in what was then Czechoslovakia – Albright was the daughter of a Czechoslovakian diplomat forced to emigrate after his country was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1939.

She moved to the United States in 1948, the same year her family applied for political asylum, claiming they could not return home as opponents of the communist regime in their country. In 1957, she became a US citizen.

Albright worked in the White House during Jimmy Carter’s administration and later served as a foreign policy adviser to a number of vice-presidential and presidential candidates.

Soon after Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993, Albright was appointed ambassador to the United Nations, her first diplomatic post.

She served as US Secretary of State in 1997, during the Clinton administration. Albright visited Bulgaria in 1999, preparing the visit of President Bill Clinton to our country.


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