notable deaths in january 2022

This is a list of recent notable deaths in January 2022.

The following deaths of notable and famous people occurred in January 2022.

Death list of celebrities, athletes, politicians and other famous peoples who died in January 2022. Huge list of all important deaths organized by day. Names are reported under the date of death. New deaths articles are added to their respective date in January 2022.

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   January 25, 2022 

   NOTABLE  deaths    

Etchika Choureau, 92

 Etchika Choureau, 92 

(19 Nov. 1929 – 25 Jan. 2022) 



Etchika Choureau, a well-known French film actress from the 1950s and 1960s, died of natural causes at the age of 92.


Jeannine Paulette Verret was born on November 12, 1929, in the Parisian district of Belleville. After taking medical massage classes, she married Max Choureau in 1948 and opened a business in Paris with him to sell the honey produced by Max's parents in the Gâtinais; a trade that will not last.


During this time, Jeannine studied at the Cours Simon, and in 1953, under the pen name Etchika Choureau, she made her first three films, including Les Enfants de l'amour, which earned her the Suzanne-Bianchetti prize for best female hope. Following these promising beginnings and nine other films, she made her Hollywood debut in 1957, starring in two American war films directed by William A. Wellman and released in 1958.


His career was then cut short. She has a love story with Morocco's Crown Prince, but the latter's accession to power as Hassan II marks the end of their love.


Etchika Choureau then attempted to re-enter the film industry with three new small roles before retiring permanently in 1966, having appeared in only seventeen feature films: mostly French films, a few Franco-Italian co-productions, and two Hollywood attempts.


Cause of death: natural causes.

   January 24, 2022 

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John Arrillaga, 84

 John Arrillaga, 84 

(1937 – January 24, 2022)



John Arrillaga Sr., a well-known Silicon Valley real estate developer and philanthropist who constructed and donated hundreds of structures, died at the age of 84.


Richard Peery, Arrillaga's 55-year business partner, called him "a class guy, a moral man, and a faithful business partner" in a statement to The Real Deal.


In the 1960s, the couple began converting hundreds of acres of orchards in what was then known as the Valley of Heart's Delight into offices through their eponymous business Peery Arrillaga. The developers helped convert the neighborhood into the nation's innovation hub by completing over 20 million square feet of corporate campuses for businesses like Apple, Cisco Systems, and Intel.


The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates the valley's production at $275 billion in 2019, which is more than Finland's. Peery and Arrillaga were the inaugural honorees into NAIOP's Silicon Valley Developer Hall of Fame in 2007, a year after they sold less than half of their real estate holdings for $1.1 billion.


According to Fortune, it marked a significant return on investment from the duo's $2,000 investment, as well as some funding from others, in acquiring the campuses' locations. Arrillaga received a basketball scholarship to Stanford University and later became a major philanthropist to his alma institution, making a $151 million commitment in 2013, which was the highest by a single donor at the time.


He gave Stanford $151 million, the highest contribution from a living donor at the time. Andreessen-Arrillaga, who is married to prominent Silicon Valley venture entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, constructed and donated approximately 200 structures to the campus.


After a prosperous career as one of Silicon Valley's leading real estate moguls, Arrillaga attended Stanford as an undergraduate on a basketball scholarship and gave more than $300 million to the University over his lifetime, including a $55 million commitment to the School of Medicine in 2020.


He has left a physical mark and a legacy at Stanford, endowing the Arrillaga Family Sports Center, the Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center, and the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons, among others.



Cause of death: unknown.

   January 23, 2022 

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Thierry Mugler, 73

 Thierry Mugler, 73 

(21 Dec. 1948 – 23 Jan. 2022)



Thierry Mugler (born Manfred Thierry Mugler), the French designer best known for the powerful-shouldered, cinch-waisted shapes that dominated fashion in the 1980s, died of natural causes on Sunday at the age of 73, according to his longtime manager.


He was born in France in December 1948 and moved to the capital of the state at the age of twenty. In 1973, he founded his label, "Cafe de Paris," a year before launching Thierry Mugler. For the designer, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community was a constant source of skill and inspiration.


Mugler began casting trans models in his runway shows in the 1980s, and he regularly collaborated on and off the catwalk with drag artists and club kids, like corsetmaker Mr. Pearl. Because of Mugler's breakthrough perfume Angel, the Mugler brand was linked with scent rather than fashion by the late 1990s.


Mugler's fragrance and its offshoots have been popular since Clarins purchased the rights to his trademark in early 1997. Thierry technically resigned from ready-to-wear fashion at the turn of the century, though he continued to work as a famous designer and artisan. Mugler's fashion branch was shut down in 2002, but the brand was resurrected in 2010 under the creative supervision of Nicola Formichetti and afterward Casey Cadwallader.


Alien, Thierry Mugler's second big fragrance, was launched in early 2005. The "TM Perfume Workshops" are available to the public and taught by experts in the fields of perfumery and enology. He departed from the label that carried his name in early 2002, yet he continued to design clothing. He was the guy behind Beyoncé's science fiction-inspired Sasha Fierce look in the late 2000s.


He's also worked on the looks of Lady Gaga and Cardi B. Kim Kardashian's Met Gala outfit, a latex dress cascading with diamonds, was made by him in 2019. Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, a significant retrospective exhibition on the designer, was launched in Montreal in 2019 before moving to Paris in early 2021.


Thierry Mugler was not just a well-known fashion designer who, at one time in his career, opted to quit his company to pursue other interests such as bodybuilding and music. With his debut perfume Angel, he ushered forth a new era in fragrance. He permanently revolutionized perfumery with this scent. Mugler was a long-time bodybuilder in addition to being a fashion designer. He was also openly gay, making him a popular figure in the LGBTQ+ community.


Cause of death: natural causes.

   January 22, 2022 

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Louie Anderson, 68

 Vince Granatelli, 78 

(1943 - 22 January 2022)



Vince Granatelli (born Vincent Joseph Granatelli) was an American motor racing owner who died at the age of 78 from pneumonia and COVID-19.


Vincent Joseph Granatelli, the son of flamboyant STP promoter Andy Granatelli, was a crew chief when STP raced the famed turbine cars and was also engaged in the STP team's brief fling with Formula 1, which saw Mario Andretti finish third in the attractive but unimpressive March 701.


Vince, on the other hand, broke out from his father's shadow when he took over Dan Cotter's Indy car squad in the 1980s and almost instantly became successful. The Bignotti-Cotter team's fortunes waned after Tom Sneva left and Bignotti resigned after winning the Indy 500 in 1983.


In 3 seasons, Roberto Guerrero had only 4 podium finishes. However, under the leadership of Vince Granatelli, the team won just its second race, with Guerrero racing from the back of the pack to win at Phoenix (his vehicle having failed post-qualifying scrutineering). Guerrero seized the lead in the Indy 500 after Mario Andretti quit with 23 laps to go, but his clutch had been destroyed in a collision with another car's wayward wheel, which soared up into the grandstands and killed a spectator.


Guerrero's defective clutch forced him to stall twice as he left pit lane during his penultimate stop, delivering Al Unser of Penske his fourth Indy 500 triumph. Guerrero came in second place.

Despite taking pole in both Milwaukee and Portland, he finished fifth in both, but a podium in Pocono put him on the podium, and two races later he was in victory lane at Mid-Ohio.


The Colombian great was put in a coma during testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was out of action for the final three races of the season, but he still finished fourth in the championship.Vince Granatelli merged with the now Bob Tezak-owned Doug Shierson Racing and thus acquired the services of the most recent Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and a contract with Chevrolet. 


The Lola-Chevy driven by Luyendyk won at Phoenix, and despite a dispute with Tezak, Granatelli kept the team working through the summer, and was rewarded for his tenacity with another triumph when Luyendyk won at Nazareth and finished 6 in the championship.

Cause of death: pneumonia and COVID-19.

   January 21, 2022 

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Louie Anderson, 68

  Louie Anderson, 68 

(Mar. 24, 1953 – Jan. 21, 2022)



Louis Perry Anderson, better known by his stage name Louie Anderson, was a stand-up comedian, actor, author, and game show presenter.


Anderson is the creator of the animated series Life with Louie and the author of four books, including Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too, which was released in 2018. From 1999 until 2002, he was the host of the third iteration of the game program Family Feud.


Anderson was nominated three times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the FX comedy television series Baskets, and he won once in 2016. From 2003 through 2012, Anderson performed a stand-up act called Louie: Larger Than Life in Las Vegas, Nevada.



The show began in the Union Plaza hotel in downtown Las Vegas and then moved to the Excalibur, South Point, and Palace Station hotels. A guy called Richard John Gordon blackmailed Anderson in 1997.


Gordon sought money from Anderson, threatening to expose Anderson's alleged sexual provocation at a casino in 1993 to newspapers. Anderson paid Gordon $100,000 in hush money between 1997 and 1998, concerned that the story might jeopardize his leading roles in two family-oriented programs; nevertheless, when Gordon's demands climbed to $250,000 in 2000, Anderson's lawyer alerted federal authorities.


Gordon was captured after leading FBI officials on a high-speed pursuit down Santa Monica Boulevard when he was 31 years old. Gordon was fined and given a 21-month jail term.


Cause of death: non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

   January 20, 2022 

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Meat Loaf, 74

  Meat Loaf, 74 

(Sept. 27, 1947 – Jan. 20, 2022)



Michael Loaf was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. Loaf's 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 sixty-five million albums worldwide.


More than 40 Years after its release, the first album still sells an estimated over two hundred thousand copies annually and stayed on the charts for over 10 years, making it one of the best-selling albums in music history.


After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell, and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love" a song written by Jim Steinman, he nevertheless experienced some difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States.


This did not stop Michael Loaf from becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than an amazing hundred million records. Loaf continued legendary position and popularity in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, where he won the 1994 Brit Award for the best-selling album and single, starred in the 1997 film Spice World and placed 23rd in the number of weeks spent on the UK charts in 2006.


On VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," he is ranked 96th. Aday performed in more than 50 films and television series, sometimes as himself and sometimes as characters who resembled his on-stage presence. Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Bob Paulson in Fight Club are two of his cinematic appearances (1999).


His early theatrical performances include twin parts in the original Broadway cast of The Rocky Horror Show, as well as on- and off-Broadway appearances in the musical Hair.


Cause of death: COVID-19.

   January 19, 2022 

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Gaspard Ulliel, 37

  Gaspard Ulliel, 37 

(25 Nov. 1984 – 19 Jan. 2022)



At the age of 37, Gaspard Ulliel, a well-known French actor, perished in a skiing accident. The tragedy happened on Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET at the La Rosière ski resort in the Alpine region of Savoie, according to a statement from the Albertville prosecutor's office.


According to the statement, Ulliel collided with another skier after departing the top of a blue ski slope, and both fell to the ground. The other skier was only slightly hurt. When the rescue team came, Ulliel was unconscious and laying unmoving in the snow, according to the statement.


On Wednesday afternoon, he was evacuated to the adjacent Grenoble University Hospital Center, where his death was confirmed.


With the help of detectives from the Alpes security police, a judicial inquiry has been begun. Ulliel received critical praise for his depiction of Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic "Saint Laurent."


He went on to win a César for Best Actor for his role in Xavier Dolan's film "It's Only the End of the World," which is France's equivalent of an Oscar. In 2002 and 2003, Ulliel was nominated for a César Award in the category of Most Promising Actor.


In March 2022, he will make his next on-screen debut in the Marvel Disney+ series "Moon Knight," which is expected to premiere in March. On Instagram, fellow French actor Jean Dujardin uploaded a photo of Ulliel with the words "Gaspard" and a black love emoji.



Cause of death: skiing accident.

   January 18, 2022 

   NOTABLE  deaths    

Lusia Harris, 66

  Lusia Harris, 66 

(Feb.10, 1955 – Jan.18, 2022)



Lusia Harris, the only woman to be picked in the NBA Draft, died at the age of 66. The cause of death has yet to be determined.


Harris was born in Minter City, Mississippi, to cranberry farmer Willie Harris and his wife Ethel. She was the tenth of eleven children and the fourth of five girls to attend Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood, Mississippi. All of her brothers, as well as one of her elder sisters, Janie, were basketball players.


From 1975 to 1977, she was a member of Delta State University's basketball team that won three straight Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championships, which were the precursors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships.


She represented the United States at the international level, winning a silver medal at the 1976 Olympic Games, the first women's basketball competition ever held in an Olympic Games.


Lusia was a member of the United States national team and was responsible for the first women's basketball basket at an Olympics as a result of her performance in college. This occurred in 1976 in Montreal, Canada.


She also contributed to the United States' silver medal performance in that edition of the Olympic Games. She was the first and only woman ever officially drafted by the National Basketball Association (NBA), a men's professional basketball league, while playing professional basketball with the Houston Angels of the Women's Professional Basketball League (WBL).


Lusia Harris was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements.



Cause of death: unknown.

   January 17, 2022 

   NOTABLE  deaths    

Thelma Sutcliffe, 115

 Thelma Sutcliffe, 115   

(1 Oct. 1906 - 17 Jan. 2022)



The United States' oldest supercentenarian, Thelma Sutcliffe, has died. She was 115 days old at the time. After a 115-year-old lady from North Carolina died in April, Thelma Sutcliffe, who was born in 1906, became the oldest living American this spring.


Sutcliffe was also the world's sixth oldest living person at the time, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Through two World Wars, the 1918 Spanish flu, and, most recently, the coronavirus epidemic, Thelma Sutlivedcliffe has persevered.


In another document, the organization stated that she was one of just 19 known living supercentenarians in the world, defined as someone who is 110 years old or more. According to the Gerontology Research Group, they were all women. In 1924, the supercentenarian married her spouse Bill.


Cause of death: natural causes.

Yvette Mimieux, 80

 Yvette Mimieux, 80 

(Jan. 8, 1942 – Jan.17, 2022)


Yvette played Weena, a member of the peaceful, blond-haired Eloi people in the year 800,000, who is unaware that they are being produced as food by the subterranean Morlocks, in the 1960 film "The Time Machine," based on H.G. Wells' 1895 novel.


Yvette rose to fame in the 1960s as a result of that role and those that followed. She also featured as one of four college students on spring vacation in Florida in the MGM adolescent film "Where the Boys Are" the same year. After being sexually abused at a hotel, her character wanders despondently into traffic.


Yvette Carmen Mimieux was born in Los Angeles, California, on January 8, 1942, to a French father and a Mexican mother. She was "found" at the age of 15 when publicist Jim Byron observed her on the bridal walk from a helicopter flying over the Hollywood Hills, according to him.


She was riding a horse with a companion when Byron landed in front of them and handed her his card. Mimieux began her career as a model before signing with MGM in 1959. In 1962, Mimieux appeared in four films, including "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Vincent Minnelli and "Light in the Piazza" by Guy Green. She portrayed Olivia de Havilland's lovely, mentally challenged daughter in the latter.


Yvette's character Clara is chased by a young Italian in Florence, portrayed by George Hamilton, while on vacation in Italy. In "Toys in the Attic" (1963), Mimieux portrayed a bride, an epileptic surfer in "Dr. Kildare" (1964), and a bride in "Joy in the Morning" (1965). Yvette was nominated for a Golden Globe three times, notably for her part in Aaron Spelling's short-lived ABC sitcom "The Most Deadly Game."


She featured in a growing number of TV movies in the 1970s and 1980s, some of which she co-wrote. "Obsessive Love," a 1984 CBS TV movie about a crazy fan enamored with a soap opera star, was co-written and co-produced by Yvette.


Yvette revealed that she had to fight the network to have a woman in such a position, which she portrayed herself. Her concept was inspired by John Hinckley's crush for Jodie Foster, but with the gender roles reversed.


Cause of death: natural causes.

   January 16, 2022 

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   January 15, 2022 

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Michael Jackson, 87


 Michael Jackson, 87 

(16 April 1934 – 15 Jan. 2022)



Michael Jackson, who had Parkinson's disease, died quietly at home in Los Angeles, California, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy fight with the condition.


Jackson was most renowned for his convivial and non-aggressive interviewing style, which he used to question presidents, celebrities, authors, and everyday Angelenos, most notably during his reign at KABC-AM from 1966 to 1998, when he was at the top of local ratings.


His recognizable British accent was heard by millions of listeners on five continents, and he was honored by the Queen of England, earning him a spot in the Radio Hall of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a place in the Radio Hall of Fame.


Jackson, who was born in England in April 1934, told his faithful listeners of his anxiety as a kid when Germany initiated air raids against the United Kingdom during World War II, known as the Blitz bombings. Jackson's worry was increased by concerns about his father's safety, who was serving as a Royal Air Force navigator training at the time.


Jackson's kind attitude and quest for fairness in his on-air discussions of news and events contrasted sharply with the abrasive partisan talk radio presenters who dominated the early 1990s.


Jackson was relocated from KABC in 1997 due to low ratings versus Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio personality, before departing a year later. Despite this, He stated that he would not compromise his trademark decency for a rating boost.


Cause of death: complications from Parkinson's disease.

   January 14, 2022 

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Carol Speed, 76

  Carol Speed, 76 

(March 14, 1945 – Jan. 14, 2022)



Carol Speed, the star of the blaxploitation masterpieces "The Mack" and "Abby," died on Friday at the age of 76 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.


Speed played Lulu, the prostitute girlfriend of Max Julien's character Goldie, in one of her most well-known appearances in The Mack (1973). She also starred in the cult film Dynamite Brothers(1974) and as the girlfriend of Rockne Tarkington's Samson in Black Samson (1974).


Abby (1974), in which she played a "minister's wife who becomes possessed by an evil West African ghost," was one of her most memorable flicks. "The storyline reminded me of The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which starred Paul Newman's wife," she stated in an interview.


In 1970, Speed debuted on television in a modest part as Clara Dormin on an episode of the NBC series Julia, starring Diahann Carroll. Speed went on to play a variety of parts in blaxploitation films following that, starring in sixteen films since 1971.


She was the first Black homecoming queen in Santa Clara County and the first Black person to win a scholarship from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco prior to her acting career. At Harrah's Club in Reno, Nevada, she started her start in show business as a backup vocalist for Bobbie Gentry.


Cause of death: unknown.

   January 13, 2022 

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CPO Boss Hogg, 52

  CPO Boss Hogg, 52 

(Sept. 9, 1969 – Jan.13, 2022)



At the age of 52, CPO Boss Hogg (Vincent Edwards) passed away. As of press time, Edwards' cause of death had not been revealed, although the rapper had previously struggled with health difficulties such as congestive heart failure (2010).


Under the alias Lil' Nation, Vincent Edwards began his career in 1989 as a founding member of the hip hop group Capital Punishment Organization. Before disbanding in 1991, the band recorded its sole album. Following that, Edwards pursued a solo career, appearing on several high-profile albums.


MC Ren met CPO Boss Hogg and helped him land a deal with Capitol Records. Ren also worked on C.P.O.'s first album To Hell and Black,' which featured Eazy-E and Dre in the music video for the album's lead hit "Ballad Of A Menace." Edwards had a guest appearance on N.W.A's last album's song "Findum.


Fuckem, And Flee." Edwards was signed to Death Row Records after C.P.O. and N.W.A. dissolved. He sang "Jus So Ya No" on the Above The Rim OST and "The Eulogy" on the Murder Was The Case OST.


Edwards' most well-known collaboration was with Tupac Shakur on the song "Picture Me Rollin," which was released in early 1996 as part of 'Pac's All Eyez on Me album.


Cause of death: unknown.

   January 12, 2022 

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   January 11, 2022 

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   January 10, 2022 

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Dee Booher, 73

  Don Maynard, 86 

(Jan. 25, 1935 – Jan. 10, 2022)



Don Maynard (born Donald Rogers Maynard), a Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver who played for the New York Jets in Super Bowl III, died at the age of 86. The Hall announced Don's death on Monday afternoon.


Maynard was raised in Texas. Maynard's father was a cotton dealer, and because the family was continually on the move, he attended 13 schools, including five high schools. He lettered in football, basketball, and track as a senior at Colorado City High School in Colorado City, Texas.


His first taste of the National Football League (NFL) came as a member of the New York Giants as a ninth-round pick in early 1957. However, his tenure with the team didn't last long as he was released during training camp in summer 1959. 


He then spent time in the CFL before becoming the first player to sign with the AFL's New York Titans (eventually renamed to the Jets) in 1960. From there, Maynard enjoyed a 13-year career and was a member of the team's Super Bowl III championship team. Don was a member of the AFL All-Time Team and had his No.thirteen retired, one of only five New York Jets to have that honor.


Don was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. Maynard retired with 633 catches and 11,834 yards, both of which were records at the time. When he retired in 1973, he was one of just five players in NFL history to have more than 50 catches and 1,000 yards in five separate seasons. Maynard is still ranked 31st all-time in receiving yards, which is a remarkable performance given how much the passing game has progressed since he last played.


Cause of death: unknown.

   January 9, 2022 

   NOTABLE  deaths    

Dee Booher, 73

  Dwayne Hickman, 87 

(May 18, 1934 – Jan. 9, 2022)



The television actor was best known for his starring, titular role in “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” a teenage sitcom that aired from 1959 to 1963 on CBS. Coincidentally, the date of Hickman’s passing, Jan. 9, is the birthday of his longtime friend and co-star on the show, Bob Denver, who died in 2005 at age 70.


Hickman previously starred in “The Bob Cummings Show” between 1955 and 1959, his breakout television role in which he played Cummings’ nephew Chuck. Hickman got his start as an extra at age 6, with a small part in director John Ford’s Oscar-winning film adaptation of “The Grapes of Wrath,”.


He also went on to act in small parts in “The Boy With Green Hair” and “The Lone Ranger” before landing a role alongside comedy legend Cummings. Moving on from Dobie, Hickman would earn a bachelor’s degree in economics from Loyola Marymount University before returning to Hollywood.


He went on to start in several other teenage roles, such as opposite Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin in “Cat Ballou.” In the 1970s, Hickman put on his producer’s hat as a CBS network executive, and helped bring many now-beloved shows to life, including “Maude,” “M*A*S*H” and “Designing Women.


He’d shift yet again to the director’s seat for “Designing Women,” as well as “Head of the Class” and “Sister, Sister.” 

Dwayne Hickman's later career saw him working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, in production jobs.


Hickman worked for CBS as a programming executive from 1977 through 1988. He had a cameo appearance in the TV movie High School U.S.A. (1983). Following two prior marriages to actors Carol Christensen and Joanne Papile, Hickman married Joan Roberts, the star of "Designing Women," for over 3 decades, from early 1983 till her death in 2012.

Cause of death: complications from Parkinson's disease.

Dee Booher, 73

  Bob Saget, 65 

(May 17, 1956 – Jan. 9, 2022)



According to investigators, Bob Saget (65) died at the Ritz Carlton on Sunday. The cause of death has not been revealed, although foul play or drug usage are not suspected at this time. 


On Monday, before his comic concert at Ponte Vedra Hall in Jacksonville, Saget chatted with The Morning Show. The actor seemed to be in good health and seemed to be in high spirits. He chatted with Bruce Hamilton, a News4JAX anchor with whom he had a long acquaintance dating back to college.


Danny Tanner on the ABC comedy Full House (1987–1995) and its Netflix spinoff Fuller House (2016–2020) are two of his most well-known television performances. From 1989 until 1997, he was the host of the television show America's Funniest Home Videos. Saget's stand-up performance is geared toward adults.


From 2005 through 2014, he was the voice of future Ted Mosby on the CBS series How I Met Your Mother. That's What I'm Talkin' About, Saget's 2014 comedy album, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.



Saget was born in Philadelphia into a Jewish family. Saget lived in California before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School in 1975. Saget resided in California. Saget wanted to be a doctor at first, but his Honors English instructor, Elaine Zimmerman, spotted his artistic potential and encouraged him to pursue a career in filmmaking.


He went to Temple University's film school, where he made Through Adam's Eyes, a black-and-white film about a kid who had reconstructive face surgery, for which he won a Student Academy Award for Best Feature Film.


Following a brief appearance on CBS' The Morning Show in early 1987, Saget was cast as Danny Tanner in Full House, which became a hit with family audiences and reached in the Nielsen Top 30 (season 3). In early 1989, he began as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos, a role he held until 1997.


During the early 1990s, Saget worked both on Full House and AFV simultaneously. In 2009, he returned to AFV for the 20th-anniversary one-hour special co-hosted with Tom Bergeron. He also directed the 1996 ABC television movie For Hope, which was inspired by the life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who died from scleroderma three years earlier.


Bob Saget was on the board of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Celebrities such as Scary Movie actress Regina Hall profited from his scleroderma efforts. Saget told Ability Magazine about his sister, who was diagnosed with scleroderma at the age of 43 and died at the age of 47. She'd been misdiagnosed several times before.


Cause of death: unknown.

   January 8, 2022 

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Dee Booher, 73

  Marilyn Bergman, 93 

(Nov. 10, 1928 – Jan. 8, 2022)



Marilyn Bergman, the prolific lyricist who co-wrote dozens of widely interpreted songs with her husband, Alan, including "The Windmills of Your Mind," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" and the Oscar-winning theme from 1973's "The Way We Were," died at her home in Beverly Hills, according to her spokesman, Ken Sunshine. She had passed away at the age of 93 years.


Throughout their 50-year career, the Bergmans collaborated with Legrand and Jones, as well as composers Henry Mancini and Marvin Hamlisch, and their songs were recorded by a slew of celebrities, including Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Dusty Springfield, and Sting.


Bergman was born on November 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York City, in the same hospital as her husband. She began studying music at an early age. She frequently played piano for lyricist Bob Russell at New York's High School of Music & Art, who urged her to seek a career as a songwriter.


However, Bergman's initiation into lyric poetry was also painful: when in college, she tumbled down a flight of stairs and fractured both of her shoulders. She began reciting song lyrics into a tape recorder since she couldn't write or play the piano.


The Bergmans had sixteen Academy Award nominations and won three times: for The Way, We Were from Barbra Streisand's 1973 film, Windmills of Your Mind from The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968, and their music for Streisand's Yentl in 1983.


After collecting several Grammy and Emmy awards, they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980. Bergman was a commercial pathfinder, serving as president and chairman of the board of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers for the first time in 1985. (ASCAP).



Cause of death: respiratory failure.

   January 7, 2022 

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Dee Booher, 73

  Dee Booher, 73  

(August 6, 1948 – Jan. 7, 2022)



Dee Booher was a pioneer for the progress of women in athletics and performance art and paved the path for many of the women who are succeeding today. She was best known as the famed Matilda the Hun, Queen Kong, and Queen Adrena.


Booher grew raised in the California town of Lake Arrowhead. She worked as a masseur and a phone sex operator before becoming interested in wrestling. She wrestled at El Camino Junior College in California, where she was a member of the squad that won the state title.


Booher began her career in professional wrestling by arranging amateur mud wrestling performances and performed as the masked figure "Queen Kong." Her first professional battle was against a 700 lb (320 kg) bear after California's gambling authority forbade her from wrestling men.


Later, Booher collaborated with GLOW founder David McLane and director Matt Cimber to select, recruit, and train wrestlers for the first all-female professional wrestling event. She also composed the theme song for the show. In GLOW, Booher played Matilda the Hun. Her wicked role ate raw flesh in the ring and terrified the kids in the audience, something Booher claimed she relished.


Following her professional wrestling career, Booher had various film appearances, notably one in the Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs. She co-starred with Andrew "Dice" Clay and Teri Hatcher in the romantic comedy Brainsmasher... A Love Story. She also featured in Aerosmith's "Love in an Elevator" music video, carrying a dwarf on her shoulders.


Booher has appeared as a guest star on television shows such as Married... with Children, My Two Dads, Mama's Family, and Night Court.


Cause of death: unknown.

   January 6, 2022 

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Peter Bogdanovich, 82

  Peter Bogdanovich, 82 

(July 30, 1939 – Jan. 6, 2022)



Peter Bogdanovich, a writer, director, actor, and cinema historian, died at the age of 82. Fred Specktor, his manager, confirmed his death to NPR.


Bogdanovich was a renegade director who created films ranging from the dismal coming-of-age drama The Last Picture Show, starring Jeff Daniels and Cybill Shepherd, to goofy comedies like What's Up Doc. He did films on Buster Keaton and Tom Petty, among others. He played Dr. Elliot Kupferberg, a therapist on HBO's The Sopranos. Bogdanovich died early Thursday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who talked with the filmmaker's daughter.


Throughout a phenomenal career spanning more than 50 years, Bogdanovich touched every aspect of filmmaking. He began his career as a critic, researching the films of his favorite directors, including Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock, and curating film series at The Museum of Modern Art and other places. He met Orson Welles, appeared in his final, unfinished film, The Other Side of the Wind, and subsequently co-wrote Welles' biography. Bogdanovich also helped finish Welles' picture, which was released on Netflix in 2018.


He was born in New York on July 30, 1939, and grew up as the son of Austrian and Serbian immigrants in the 1940s. Throughout his childhood, he would see up to 400 movies a year, studiously recording his opinions of each one on a notecard.
He began his career programming films for the Museum of Modern Art and writing about movies for Esquire before moving to Los Angeles in the late 1960s and breaking into the business.


He would watch up to 400 movies a year as a kid, meticulously documenting his thoughts on each one on a notecard. Before going to Los Angeles in the late 1960s and breaking into the business, he began his career curating films for the Museum of Modern Art and writing about movies for Esquire. When his then-lover, Playboy playmate-turned-actress Dorothy Stratten, was murdered by her estranged husband in 1980, he endured personal sorrow and subsequently faced public outrage when he married her younger sister, Louise.


In 2015, Bogdanovich told The New York Times, "It's been an up-and-down type of existence." The director continued to work as a director far into his seventies, releasing "She's Funny That Way" in 2014.

Peter Bogdanovich began scripting the project with Louise Stratten in 2000 when their marriage was coming to an end — and as an actor in several other projects.



Cause of death: natural causes.

   January 5, 2022 

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Lawrence Brooks, 112

  Lawrence Brooks, 112 

(Sept. 12, 1909 – Jan. 5, 2022)



Brooks, an African-American, enlisted in the US Army at the age of 31 and served in the 91st Engineer Battalion, which was predominantly made up of African-Americans during WWII. He served in the military of Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Lawrence Brooks was categorized as service personnel and cleaned and cooked for three of the battalion's white leaders, gaining the rank of Private 1st Class, according to the National WWII Museum.


During WWII, the military in the United States was still segregated based on race. Brooks previously stated that he felt he was treated far better in Australia than he was in the United States at the time. As of September 2021, around 240,000 of the 16 million World War II veterans in the United States were still living, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.


According to his daughter, Brooks did not often talk publicly about the persecution he and other Black troops suffered during the war, or about the discrimination, his family faced in the Jim Crow Deep South.


Brooks did mention how much better he was treated as a Black man in Australia compared to the United States, according to Crean, who got to know Brooks and his family via his job at the museum. Brooks, on the other hand, warned Crean that thinking about it would make him upset, so he tried not to. Brooks mentioned during his oral history interview that the officers he cared for were kind to him and that he was lucky not to have to participate in the battle.


Cause of death: natural causes.

   January 4, 2022 

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Warren Powers, 80

  Joan Copeland, 99 

(June 1, 1922 – Jan. 4, 2022)



According to her son, Eric, Copeland died in her sleep early Tuesday at her Central Park West residence in Manhattan.


As a founding member of The Actors Studio, Copeland worked on several daytime soap operas. She featured on CBS' The Edge of Night, NBC's How to Survive a Marriage, CBS' As the World Turns, and ABC's One Life to Live, as well as portraying twins Maggie and Kay on CBS' Love of Life from 1960 to 1963 and villainess Andrea Whiting on CBS' Search for Tomorrow from 1967 to 1972.


She has also been on The Edge of Night on CBS, How to Survive a Marriage on NBC, As the World Turns on CBS, and One Life to Live on ABC.

She went on to play Katharine Hepburn's understudy in Coco, a musical based on Coco Chanel's life. From 1969 through 1970, the musical had almost 320 performances. Joan returned to the spotlight in 1976, as Vera Simpson in a production of the Rodgers & Hart comedy Pal Joey. Her performance earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination.


Joan shifted her focus to television in the 1950s, where she had a huge hit for many years. She appeared on Law & Order from 1993 to 1997 as Judge Rebecca Stein, a recurrent character.

Copeland, on the other hand, mentioned how she had trouble finding TV and radio work earlier in her career because of her ties to her brother, who was blacklisted in 1957 after being convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to give the identities of supposed Communist authors with whom he had spoken.


Miller's sister worked as Judge Rebecca Stein in the courtroom drama TV series Law & Order for ten years, from 1991 to 2001. From 1943 until his death in 1989, Copeland was married to bacteriologist George Kupchik.


Cause of death: natural causes.

   January 3, 2022 

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Pat Martino, 77

  Max Julien, 88 

(July 12, 1933 – Jan. 1, 2022)



Julien, a classically trained actor born on July 12, 1933, in Washington, D.C., began his career in off-Broadway theater before transitioning to film.


Psych-Out (1968) and Getting Straight (1969) are among his other cinematic credits (1970). Julien also co-wrote and co-produced Cleopatra Jones (1973), a legendary Blaxploitation film. Later in his career, Julien went on to make guest appearances on series like The Mod Squad and One on One, as well as dabble in other artistic activities like fashion design and sculpture.


Julien rose to prominence before The Mack for his leading part in 1968's Uptight, in which he played Johnny Wells, a Black revolutionary leader. Julien was uneasy about the label militant, which was used by certain reviewers to describe his character.


Julien later claimed in a 1981 BET interview, "I didn't mind being labeled a militant because I am a militant." However, he was irritated by how the title cast a pall over the rest of his personality: "He also had human dimensions, as he loved his mother and his friends. But they never mention it."


In his main role in The Mack, Julien embodied such human traits. He portrayed Goldie, an Oakland-based pimp who aspires to be the best. The political film, directed by Michael Campus, looked at the situation of Black existence in America. Julien stated in a 2002 documentary on the film, Mackin' Ain't Easy, that his role had a sorrow to him "because that was where I was as a person, and I couldn't disguise it. That's me up there."


Cause of death: unknown.

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