Notable Deaths
In 2022: Lata Mangeshkar, Queen Elizabeth II and More

Notable Deaths in 2022

Almost often, obituaries are more than what they actually seem. One person's demise might signify the end of a whole era. Here are some notable personalities who passed away in 2022

Lata Mangeshkar
(September 6, 1929-
February 6, 2022) 

Known as India's Nightingale, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was a recipient of India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna. Before her demise she had been receiving regular treatment for pneumonia and Covid-19

Queen Elizabeth II
(April 21, 1926-
September 8, 2022)

Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 on September 6, was the seemingly everlasting monarch, whose more than seven decades of power made her a brilliant but enigmatic symbol of continuity in the United Kingdom

Shinzo Abe
(September 21, 1954-
July 8, 2022)

The longest-serving Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, worked to rebuild Japan's economy and military might in order to counter China's expanding influence. He was assassinated while delivering a campaign speech in Nara, Japan

Sidhu Moose Wala
(June 11, 1993-
May 29, 2022)

The prominent singer, rapper, composer, and actor Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known by the stage names Sidhu Moose Wala or Sidhu Moosewala, was shot to death. He was best known for his contributions to Punjabi music and film 

Pandit Birju Maharaj (February 4, 1938- January 17, 2022)

The well-known Kathak dancer, composer, and vocalist Pandit Birju Maharaj belonged to the Lucknow "Kalka-Bindadin" Gharana. He lost his life to a cardiac arrest

Bappi Lahiri
(November 27, 1952-
February 15, 2022)

Not just in Bollywood, but also in Bengali, Telugu, and Kannada films, Bappi Da enjoyed significant box office success. Well into the twenty-first century, his songs were still quite popular

KK (August 23, 1968- May 31, 2022)

Playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, was famous for his soothing voice in Bollywood. In May this year, he last performed at a live concert in Kolkata and passed away shortly after the concert due to a heart attack

Sidney Poitier
(February 20, 1927-
January 6, 2022)

Sidney Poitier, the first African American to win the best actor Oscar, permanently changed how people thought about black actors by commanding the screen with his charisma and strength

Robbie Coltrane
(March 30, 1950-
October 14, 2022)

Robbie Coltrane, who was best known for his roles in Cracker and National Treasure, won the hearts of many young people by portraying Rubeus Hagrid in eight Harry Potter movies

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