Queen Elizabeth II, Rata Mangeshkar, Sean Vaughan: Notable deaths in 2022

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth, has died aged 96. (material)


From Queen Elizabeth II to Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, here are some of the most famous people to die in 2022.


6: SIDNEY POITIER, 94, American film star, first black person to win an Oscar in 1964

13: JEAN-JACQUES BEINEIX, 75, French director of iconic 1980s film Betty Blue

15: NINO CERRUTI, 91, Italian fashion designer

20: MARVIN LEE ADAY aka MEAT LOAF, 74, of American rock band ‘Bat out of Hell’ fame

22: THICH NHAT HANH, 95, Vietnamese Buddhist monk who introduced mindfulness to the West

23: THIERRY MUGLER, 73, French fashion designer


2: Monica Vitti, 90, Italian actress and muse directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

6: LATA MANGESHKAR, 92: Legendary Bollywood Singer

10: LUC MONTAGNIER, 89, French scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for co-discovering the HIV virus

17: IVAN REITMAN, 75, Ghostbusters director

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4: Sean Vaughan, 52, Australian cricketer who was one of the best players the game has ever seen

13: WILLIAM HURT, 71, American actor who won an Oscar for Kiss of the Spider Woman

23: MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, 84, the first female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)

25: Taylor Hawkins, 50, drummer for alternative American rock band Foo Fighters


6: VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY, 75, ultra-nationalist Russian politician

3: MICHEL BOUQUET, 96 years old, a famous French stage actor


11: SHIREEN ABU AKLEH, 51, Palestinian-American reporter for Al Jazeera, killed in Israeli army raid on West Bank

19: VANGELIS (Evangelos Papathanassiou), 79, Greek composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner

26: Ray Liotta, 67, star of Martin Scorsese’s classic gangster film Goodfellas

26: ANDY FLETCHER, 60, founding member of British electronic band Depeche Mode

30: BORIS PAHOR, 108, Slovenian author who documented the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and Italian fascism


14: AVRAHAM YEHOSHUA, 85, respected Israeli novelist who supports Palestinian rights

17: JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT, 91, star of French New Wave films including “Men and Women”

22: YVES COPPENS, 87, French paleontologist who co-discovered the famous fossil ‘Lucy’ in Ethiopia

27: LEONARDO DEL VECCHIO, 87, Italy’s second richest man and eyewear tycoon


3: Peter Brooke, 97, influential British theater director known for radical Shakespearean plays

6: JAMES CAAN, 82, Hollywood star of The Godfather and Misery

8: Shinzo Abe, 67, former prime minister of Japan, shot dead by gunmen at a campaign rally

8: Jose Eduardo dos Santos, 79, longtime ruler of Angola

25: David Trimble, 77, politician and Nobel laureate for helping broker the 1998 Northern Ireland peace agreement

27: JAMES LOVELOCK, 103, famous British scientist behind Gaia theory, who predicted climate change

30: NICHELLE NICHOLS, 89, groundbreaking black actress who starred in the cult sci-fi series “Star Trek”

31: BILL RUSSELL, 88, American NBA basketball player and civil rights activist


5: ISSEY MIYAKE, 84, Japanese fashion designer who pioneered high-tech, comfortable fashion

8: Olivia Newton-John, 73, starred in hit musical ‘Grease’ with John Travolta

12: JEAN-JACQUES SEMPE, 89 years old, French cartoonist, “Le petit Nicolas” illustrator

12: ANNE HECHE, 53, American actress of “Donnie Brasco”

30: MIKHAIL GORBACHEV, 91, the last Soviet leader whose reforms and influence on the West contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union


8: Queen Elizabeth II, 96, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at 70 years

10: WILLIAM KLEIN, 96, American fashion and street life photographer

13: JEAN-LUC GODARD, 91, assisted suicide.Director of the French New Wave

14: IRENE PAPAS, 93, Greek star of Zorba Greek

22: Hilary Mantel, 70, British novelist and two-time Booker Prize winner for historical fiction bestseller

23: FARREL “PHAROAH” SANDERS: 81, American jazz saxophonist

26: YUSUF AL-QARADAWI, 96, prominent Sunni scholar and spiritual leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement

28: COOLIO (Artis Leon Ivey Jr.), 59, American “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper


4: LORETTA LYNN: Post-90s, American country music giant

11: Angela Lansbury, 96, movie star

14: Robbie Coltrane, 72, Scottish actor who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films

22: DIETRICH MATESCHITZ, 78, Austrian billionaire who founded energy drink company Red Bull

25: PIERRE SOULAGES, 102, French abstract artist who paints almost exclusively in black

28: JERRY LEE LEWIS, 87, American rock star of the 1950s


9: GAL COSTA, 77, Brazilian singer, key figure in the tropical scene of the 1960s

20: HEBE DE BONAFINI, 93, one of the founders of the anti-authoritarian protest group Mothers in Plaza de Mayo, Argentina

30: Jiang Zemin, 96, Chinese leader who took power after the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and saw a decade of rapid development

30: CHRISTINE MCVIE, 79, singer-songwriter and keyboardist for 1970s band Fleetwood Mac


11: ANGELO BADALAMENTI, who composed the haunting theme music for David Lynch’s TV series “Twin Peaks,” dies at 85.

18: TERRY HALL, lead singer of the British ska band The Specials, died at the age of 63.

(Aside from the title, this story is unedited by NDTV staff and published via a syndicated feed.)

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