Forever in our hearts.
As 2022 kicked off, Hollywood mourned the loss of several icons.
Audacy remembers the entertainers, TV legends, groundbreaking actors, and musicians that have passed, while championing the indelible mark they left on the world.
See the tributes below:
The American icon technically died in 2021 as she passed on New Year's Eve at the age of 99, however, the impact of her death carried into 2022. The "Golden Girls" star died just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday from a stroke. She suffered the stroke just six days prior to her death. The death certificate listed the cause of death as “a cerebrovascular accident,” which is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain that results in brain tissue damage.
The Oscar-nominated director died at the age of 82. Bogdanovich died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 6. Known for being a prolific filmmaker, his 1971 hit "The Last Picture Show" received 8 Academy Award nominations. He went on to direct Barbra Stresiand in “What’s Up, Doc?” In 1973, he received a Golden Globe nomination for directing “Paper Moon."
Other films included "Daisy Miller," "Saint Jack," "Nickelodeon," and the 1985 biographical film “Mask,” starring Cher and Eric Stoltz as Rocky Dennis.
The legendary actor died at 94. Poitier appeared in several films, including "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner," "In the Heat of the Night," and "Lilies of the Field," the latter of which he won a "Best Actor" Oscar, a first for a Black man.
His death on January 7 was confirmed by Eugene Torchon-Newry, acting director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Bahamas, where Mr. Poitier grew up. No cause was given at the time.
Saget, best known for his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” died at the age of 65 on January 9. The comedian and actor was found unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and pronounced dead on the scene. A preliminary report says his death may have been related to a "sudden medical emergency," though his cause of death may not be officially confirmed for several weeks.
His funeral was attended by his on-screen family, including Candace Cameron Bure, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Spector, real name Veronica Greenfield, the frontwoman and founding member of the iconic 1960s group, The Ronettes, passed away at 78 on January 12.
Spector’s family released a statement about the artist on her website, which reads, “Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan.”
The Ronettes, founded in 1957, are best known for their 60s girl group sound on famed tracks like “Be My Baby,” “Baby, I Love You,” “(The Best Part of) Breakin’ Up" and “Walking in the Rain.