Death is inevitable. Memories are immortal. Every year we find gems, and we lose some gems that have left a mark. Although it is difficult to imagine a future in entertainment without their contribution, we learn acceptance. We deliberately choose not to remember the sad revelation that we will never meet them or get to experience their art again. Instead, we can commemorate all they have left for us and keep them in our thoughts.
The movies, the songs, and the art they have made for us become tiny time capsules. We open these boxes, smile, and keep them close to our hearts. We consume their art knowing that their art is endless. Endless in a paradoxical sense. Their art will not end with them but end with us.
Let’s remember the gems we have lost this year
Mary Mara, a veteran Actress, died due to drowning in the St. Lawrence River in New York on June 26, 2022. She was 61 and contributed a lot to the art of cinema. The actress stayed in her sister’s house, which faces the river. The prior evening Mary decided to go for a swim, resulting in her drowning. New York State Troopers have investigated the scene and concluded no foul play.
2. Cooper Noriega
Cooper Noriega was a Tik Tok star found dead in his car in a Los Angeles-area parking lot in June 2022. He posted a video about dying “young af” a few hours back. Furthermore, he was just 19 years old and had been vocal about his struggle with mental health issues and drug abuse.
3. Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta had appeared in “Good Fellas.” He had died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting for a movie. The police have investigated and concluded no foul play in his death.
4. Kailia Posey
Famous Kailia Posey was 16 years old when she died on May 1, 2022. Kailia starred in “Toddlers & Tiaras” and gained fame at a young age. Subsequently, her mother announced her demise on Facebook with a heavy heart. The cause of her death is not disclosed.
5. Naomi Judd
Naomi Judd is one-half of The Judds. Additionally, she was one of the most successful acts in country music history. She died in April at the age of 76.
6. Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert was a legendary comedian and actor. Additionally, he was loved immensely for his comedy gigs. His family announced his death due to a “long sickness” on April 1, 2022.
7. Tom Parker
Heartthrob and The Wanted Singer was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2020. Furthermore, his fans were shaken but anticipating his demise. Tom died in April, leaving behind two children.
8. Taylor Hawkings
The legendary Foo Fighters drummer died in a Columbian hotel on April 25, 2022. Fans were sad and extremely taken aback. Additionally, Taylor had contributed immensely to the Metal scene till he was 50 years old.
9. William Hurt
William Hurt was famously known for his appearance in “Big Chill.” Subsequently, his family announced that he passed away peacefully in his home at 72 years. Additionally, William was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in 2018, although he died of natural causes.
10. Charles Criss
Daren Criss’ older brother Charles Criss died by suicide in February 2022. He was 27 years old. Subsequently, his family members have described him as vibrant and outgoing. Nobody anticipated this and was taken aback by his death.