Top 10 World’s Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths in 2022

Top 10 World's Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths in 2022

The world loses many talented and beloved celebrities every year, and 2022 will likely be no different. This is why the World’s #1 Source of Research-Based Content, The Daily Top 10, compiled a list of the top 10 most shocking celebrity deaths that shocked the world in 2022.

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No one wants to think about the inevitability of death, but it’s something that happens to everyone eventually. While we all hope our loved ones will live long and healthy lives, the fortunate reality is that some celebrities won’t make it through the next year. So, with their great works and popularity, the fan base will be unable to bear their separation.

Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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However, brace yourselves now because the year has been very tough for celebrity deaths, and below, we share with you the Top 10 World’s Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths in 2022.

TOP 10: Julee Cruise

Julee Cruise, Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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Julee Cruise, whose gorgeous collaborations with David Lynch elevated projects such as “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks,” has died at 65 years old (June 9, 2022, Thursday). Her husband, Edward Grinnant, revealed the news on a B-52’s Facebook page, as first reported by The Guardian. Cruise was an occasional touring member of the band, acting as Cindy Wilson’s stand-in on stretches from 1992 to 1999.

According to Variety, Cruise was best known for her collaborative work with Lynch. Her biggest hit was “Falling,” with music by “Twin Peaks” composer Angelo Badalamenti and lyrics by Lynch.

TOP 9: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier, Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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Trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier who paved the way for Black stars in Hollywood by becoming the first Black man to win Best Actor at the Oscars, died on January 7, 2022 (Friday). According to NBC News, the certificate, issued by Los Angeles County, noted that Poitier’s career as an actor spanned 76 years.

Poitier is revered as one of the greatest performers in American history, having made his mark as the first Black man to win an Academy Award for best actor.

TOP 8: Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich, Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated writer, and director of iconic films like The Last Picture Show, What’s Up Doc, and Paper Moon, died 6th of January 2022 (Thursday) at 82. According to Hollywood Reporter, the highly prolific director and film writer had a long and storied career that included films like Daisy Miller, At Long Last Love, They All Laughed, Nickelodeon, Saint Jack, Mask, and Targets.

TOP 7: Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson, Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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Louie Anderson, a comedian and actor who mined laughs from his Minnesota upbringing and his girth for more than four decades and who won an Emmy Award in 2016 as the unlikely matriarch of the quirky, earnest TV comedy “Baskets,” died January 21, 2022 (Friday) at a hospital in Las Vegas. He was 68 years old, reported by Washington Post.

Like many stand-up comics of his era, Anderson found his big break when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1984. It led to his being one of the biggest comics of the decade. He did stand-up comedy specials, made more late-night talk-show appearances, and landed roles in classics like 1986’s “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and 1988’s “Coming to America.”

TOP 6: Takeoff (Kirshnik Khari Ball)

Kirshnik Khari Ball (Aka, Takeoff), Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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Takeoff (Kirshnik Khari Ball) was a member of the successful rap group Migos. According to Insider, along with his uncle, Quavo, and cousin Offset, the trio became one of the most influential rap groups of their generation with hit songs like “Versace,” “Bad and Boujee,” “Stir Fry,” “MotorSport” with Cardi B, and “Walk It Talk It” with Drake.

The group was known for its unique rapping style in which the trio had short lyrics in which often another member would continue the rap with a single word or sound. BBC reported, Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot dead at a bowling alley while playing dice alongside Quavo in Houston, Texas, in the early hours of November 1, 2022 (Tuesday).

TOP 5:  Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter, Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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CNN reported that Aaron Carter, a former child pop singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died at 34. A teen pop star in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Carter released his debut album, “Aaron Carter,” in 1997 at the age of nine. His follow-up album, “Aaron’s Party (Come and Get It),” was released in 2000. According to TMZ, Carter died on November 5, 2022 (Saturday), after he was found dead in his bathtub inside his California home.

TOP 4: Jesse Kozechen

Jesse Kozechen, Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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Brazilian influencer Jesse Kozechen and his golden retriever, Shurastey, died in a car accident in Oregon on May 23, 2022 (Monday), just days before completing their drive from Brazil to Alaska. Jesse Koz was living his dream of traveling from his home country through America to reach Alaska when he crashed his 1978 Volkswagen Beetle into another vehicle.

Herald and News report that the 29-year-old swerved to avoid traffic on Highway 199 near Selma in Josephine County. According to Daily Mail, Koz, who had documented his trip on social media, had visited 17 countries since 2017.

TOP 3: Kevin Conroy

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Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman for three decades across almost three dozen television shows, movies, and video games, died on November 10, 2022 (Thursday), in Manhattan at his 66th. According to the New York Times, his death from intestinal cancer in a hospital was confirmed by his husband, Vaughn C. Williams.

Without ever showing his face, Mr. Conroy spent more time playing Batman than any actor who donned the character’s signature cape and masked on screen. His distinctively deep and raspy voice helped define the character in nearly 60 different productions, including 15 films, 15 animated series that spanned almost 400 episodes, and two dozen video games, according to DC Comics. However, for some, he’s the greatest Batman though you only heard his voice.

TOP 2: Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane, Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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Known over the world for playing half-human, half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” movies, Robbie Coltrane died at the age of 72 on October 14, 2022 (Friday). As reported by multiple UK outlets, the actor died following multiple organ failures. It also noted that he was diagnosed with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

According to Deadline, he would win the British Academy Television Award for best actor in three consecutive years for his work on the show. In movies, his credits included: “Mona Lisa,” “Henry V,” “Nuns on the Run,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” Pixar’s “Brave,” and as Russian gangster Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in two James Bond movies, 1995’s “GoldenEye” and 1999’s “The World’s Not Enough.”

TOP 1: Queen Elizabeth II

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The Queen’s 70-year reign was the longest of any British monarch, and she died of “old age,” according to her official death certificate, which did not note any contributing factors.

According to the Washington Post, the queen died September 8, 2022 (Thursday) at Balmoral Castle, the royal residence in the Scottish highlands where she spent her summer vacations. Her time on the throne spanned historical moments, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Falklands War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, and the 9/11 attacks, reported BBC.

What are the Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths in 2022?

Top 10 World'S Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths In 2022
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In 2022, we bid farewell to many famous faces and beloved stars. From musical legends Julee Cruise and Kirshnik Khari, comedy icon Louie Anderson, and even royalty as Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away.

For your quick reference, here are the Top 10 World’s Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths in 2022:

  1. Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Robbie Coltrane
  3. Kevin Conroy
  4. Jesse Kozechen
  5. Aaron Carter
  6. Takeoff (Kirshnik Khari Ball)
  7. Louie Anderson
  8. Peter Bogdanovich
  9. Peter Bogdanovich
  10. Julee Cruise

It is with a heavy heart we compile the passing of some of the world’s most beloved celebrities in 2022. So, this is The Daily Top 10 Team, and we take this time to honor these famous names we’ve lost this year. We invite you to subscribe to The Daily Top 10’s Newsletter to receive updates with us.

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