Never forgotten. 2022 has brought some heartbreaking celebrity deaths.
News broke on January 9 that Bob Saget, who was famously known for his role as Danny Tanner on Full House, had died at age 65. At the time, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed his death via Twitter.
“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” the social media post read. “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Following the news, celebrities paid tribute to the late comedian. Pete Davidson, for one, released a heartfelt statement honoring Bob. Since the Saturday Night Live star doesn’t have social media, he posted the note via his friend Dave Sirius‘ Instagram page.
“Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet,” Pete shared on January 9. “When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff. He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in anyway he can — connecting us with doctors and new things we can try. He would check in on me and make sure I was OK. I love you Bob it was an honor to know you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. My condolences to the family.”
Some Full House cast members also took to social media and penned tributes dedicated to their late costar.
“I love you sooooo much. I don’t want to say goodbye,” Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J. Tanner, wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her and Bob sharing a hug. “35 years wasn’t long enough.”
John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the show, reacted to his longtime friend’s passing in a Twitter post.
I am broken. I am gutted,” the Big Shot star wrote. “I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
Hours after the news of his death, Bobs’ family released a statement to Us Weekly.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” they shared. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the Royal Family Twitter account wrote. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Alexander “AJ” Jennings
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to J-14 that, on July 5, a pedestrian — who was later identified as AJ — was walking at 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle which fled the area. The Outer Banks stand-in actor was then hit by a second vehicle, that also fled. He was transported to the hospital where he died.
J-14 confirmed that the internet personality died on June 9. His death is currently under investigation, per online records from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
On March 30, the singer died at the age of 33 following a brain tumor and battle with cancer.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side. Our hearts are broken, Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence,” his wife, Kelsey Hardwick, shared via Instagram. “We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children. Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you.”
The YouTube star died on January 12 at age 26, following a battle with cancer.
“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie,” her husband shared, in part, via Instagram. “If you’ve been following our journey I’m sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this insidious disease. Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we’re thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count.
The Full House star died on January 9 in Orlando, Florida, at age 65.
On January 7, it was announced that the actor — who made history as the first Black man to win an Academy Award — had died at age 94.
The Disney+ and Netflix star died on January 5 at the age of 29. Her agency, Landscape Entertainment, confirmed her passing in a statement at the time.
The TikTok star died on January 2 in her Canada home at age 36, per an obituary from a funeral home in her hometown. The internet star’s sister also confirmed the news via GoFundMe, writing that the family’s “hearts are torn apart” after the “unexpected” death.