Celebrity deaths in 2022: Meat Loaf, Barry Cryer, Ronnie Spector among those lost

From musical legends Meat Loaf and Ronnie Spector to comedy icon Barry Cryer and even royalty as Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away. 

We’ve taken the opportunity to honour those famous names we’ve lost this year. 

Joan Copeland

The Broadway actress died on January 4 aged 99 in her home in New York City. 

Copeland was a famed soap opera star and sister of playwriter Arthur Miller, of which Joan acted in many of his plays. 

Plus, she was also briefly sister-in-law to Marilyn Monroe when the star married Arthur. 

Sidney Poitier

Celebrity deaths in 2022: Remembering the famous faces we lost this yearSidney Poitier. (PA)

The legendary actor, Sidney Poitier passed away aged 94 from a combination of heart failure, Alzheimer’s dementia, and prostate cancer.

Poitier was the first Black man to win the Best Actor Oscar and is most known for his roles in The Defiant Ones, In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and

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15 young photos of Olivia Newton-John that show she’s a natural beauty

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in the iconic 1978 movie Grease alongside John Travolta, died from breast cancer on Monday (August 8th), the BBC reports. 

Her husband John announced the star’s passing on Facebook, writing: “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.”

The British-Australian singer and actress also starred in Xanadu, Two of a Kind and A Few Best Men and released a staggering 26 studio albums throughout her amazing music career. 

She had been battling breast cancer for 30 years, first being diagnosed in 1992. It then returned in 2013 and spread to her spine in 2017, developing into stage 4.

The actress’ Grease co-star John Travolta also paid tribute, writing on Instagram: “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible.”

“I love you so much.

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