Actors And Actresses Who Died In 2022

UPDATED: Check out the list of actors and actresses who died in 2023.

As sad as it is true, as time passes, there will be more recent Hollywood deaths. If you were wondering about famous people that died today, this is the list to check. This page will always be updated to show which, if any, actors and actresses died today. If you've ever found yourself asking, "Which actor died this week?" then you're going to want to bookmark this page. 

Their work keeps them immortalized, but there sadly will be movie stars that died in 2022. It's just a part of life. Documenting recent notable actor deaths is no fun task, but we'll keep you up to date on which actor passed away. This list answers questions such as, "Which actor died recently?" and "What celebrity died yesterday?" If you were wondering which actor died yesterday - and on the same date last year - you can look up those morbid anniversaries by checking out older lists, such as actors and actresses who died in 2021. 

Here we will keep track of Hollywood deaths 2022, while also telling a little bit about the famous person we have lost. Wondering who died this year? Bob Saget, beloved patriarch of Full House as well as raunchy comedian, was one of the first actors who died in 2022. 

Read more about recent actor deaths below, and bookmark this page if you’d like to keep track of the dead actors from 2022. 

  • Ronan Vibert
    Photo: Gracenote

    Ronan Vibert passed on December 22, 2022. He was 58. 

    Vibert was a veteran actor, well known for his roles in Saving Mr. Banks and The Pianist. Throughout his career, he worked with some of the top directors and actors in the business. Some of his other film roles include The Snowman, Dracula Untold, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat's Meow, Tomb Raider 2, and Tristan and Isolde.

    Actress Kathy Burke tweeted, “Just heard about the death of lovely, Ronan Vibert. We first worked together at Manchester Royal Exchange back in the 80’s. We had great times together. Our favourite was seeing The Pogues, Glasgow Barrowlands on Paddy’s night. Oh, how we jumped.”

    Read More: Deadline, BBC

    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1964-2022)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
  • Helen Slayton-Hughes passed away on December 7, 2022. She was 92. 

    Slayton-Hughes was widely known for portraying beloved character Ethel Beavers, a cranky court stenographer, in Parks and Recreation. Beyond her days on the popular NBC sitcom, Slayton-Hughes had over 200 theatre and television credits under her belt. She starred in her first Hollywood movie at the age of 50 in Mafia On The Bounty. Later on in her career she found her niche in sitcoms like New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Arrested Development, Rutherford Falls, and Fresh Off The Boat.

    Her Parks and Recreation co-star Aubrey Plaza, who played the apathetic April Lundgate, posted a tribute to Slayton-Hughes on her Instagram. In the caption, she wrote: “It was always Ethel Beavers. Always. Rest in Peace Helen. You were so loved and admired and I wanna be you when I grow up ❤️❤️❤️”

    Read More: Variety, THR

    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1930-2022)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Kirstie Alley passed away on December 5, 2022. She was 71. 

    Alley was an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning beloved actress whose breakout role as Rebecca Howe on the popular ‘80s sitcom Cheers catapulted her to stardom. She stepped in to replace actress Shelley Long at the height of the show’s popularity, and was a part of the ensemble until the end of the show's run. In addition to Cheers, Alley also starred in the critically-acclaimed tv series David's Mother, as well as NBC sitcom Veronica's Closet. She made the jump to the big screen with her role as a half-Vulcan in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Her other film credits include Look Who's Talking with John Travolta, after which they were thick as thieves.

    In tribute of his late best friend, Travolta posted sweet photos of Alley on his Instagram with the caption reading: “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”

    Read More: NYT, NPR

    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1951-2022)
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • Bob McGrath passed away on December 4, 2022. He was 90. 

    McGrath was an actor, musician, singer, and children's book author best known for his role as friendly neighbor Bob Johnson on the beloved children's tv program Sesame Street. He was an original, founding cast member of the show, having appeared in Sesame Street pilot in 1969. He went on to work on 47 seasons of the show and left the series in 2017. His singing voice cemented Sesame Street songs like “People in Your Neighborhood” and “Sing a Song” as inescapable childhood earworms. 

    Fellow Sesame Street cast member Alan Muraoka wrote a heartfelt Instagram caption saying: “Just heard the news that dear Bob McGrath has passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Words cannot begin to express what Bob meant to me: a role model, a mentor, a friend. His kindness and wicked sense of humor were such a joy, and I loved him so much. We all gathered in July to wish him a happy 90th birthday, and that was the last time Herb and I saw him. Rest well my friend. You did good.”

    Read More: NYT, AP

    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1932-2022)
    • Birthplace: Ottawa, USA, Illinois
  • Brad William Henke
    Photo: Gracenote

    Brad William Henke passed away in his sleep on November 29, 2022. He was 56. 

    Henke was a former NFL player for the New York Giants and Denver Broncos, and after he got bit by the acting bug, Henke started appearing in TV shows like Orange is the New Black, Justified, and Lost. His first major tv roles included a stint on the WB's Nikki, and Showtime's Going to California opposite Sam Trammell of True Blood fame, which lasted only one season. He also starred in action films like Bright, Fury, World Trade Center, and the Pacific Rim series. 

    He won a Screen Actors Guild Award along with the rest of the Orange is the New Black cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2017.

    Read More: People, Deadline

    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1966-2022)
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Columbus
  • Frank Vallelonga Jr.

    Frank Vallelonga Jr. passed away November 28, 2022. He was 60. 

    Vallelonga Jr. starred in the Academy Award-winning film Green Book which was based on the memoir of his father, Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga Sr. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his body was found unresponsive outside of a sheet-metal factory in the Bronx. Vallelonga Jr. also starred in The Birthday Cake alongside Val Kilmer and Ewan McGregor. He had a guest starring role in The Sopranos in 2004. 

    Read More: NYT, Variety

    • Age: Dec. 60 (1962-2022)