Prominent people who disappeared in the world in 2022

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, Pele, Benedict XVI and Mikhail Gorbachev disappeared. Here is a summary of the world’s missing adults.

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Sidney Boytier, 94, was the first black American actor to win an Oscar for “Le Lys des champs” in 1964.

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Elsa Soares, 91, the black diva of Brazilian song.

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“Meatloaf” (Marvin Lee ADAY), 74, American rocker “Bad Out of Hell.”

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Thierry Mugler, 73, French designer.

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Monica Vitti, 90, Italian star and director Michelangelo Antonioni’s muse.

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Lata Mangeshkar, 92, “Nightingale of India”, Bollywood singer and producer.

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Luc MONTAGNIER, 89, Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the AIDS virus, whose positions have since been contested by the scientific community.

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William Hurd, 71, American actor who won an Oscar for “Kiss of the Spider-Woman.”

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Madeleine Albright, 84, first female US Secretary of State (1997–2001).

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Taylor Hawkins, 50, drummer for the Foo Fighters, an American alternative rock band.


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Michel Bouchendu, 96, actor, monument of French theatre.

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Arno (Arnold Hindjens), 72, Belgian singer and actor.

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Mino Raiola, 54, is the famous Italian-Dutch agent of footballers such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.

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Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akley, killed in an Israeli military strike in the West Bank.

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Vangelis (Evangelos Papathanassou), 79, great Greek composer of films like “Chariots of Fire.”

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Ray Liotta, 67, American actor of Martin Scorsese’s “Freedmen.”

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Andy Fletcher, 60-year-old “Fletch”, founder of British group Depeche Mode.

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Boris Pahor, 108, Slovenian-speaking Italian writer, survivor of Italian fascist and Nazi camps, defender of minorities and Europe.

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Jean-Louis TRINTIGNANT, 91, prominent actor in French cinema and theatre.

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Leonardo del Vecchio, 87, is Italy’s second-in-command as chairman of global optical giant EssilorLuxottica.

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Peter Brook, 97, British director who revolutionized theater.

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Eduardo dos Santos, 79, former Marxist rebel, president of Angola for 38 years (1979-2017) diverted oil wind to his advantage.

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Japan’s conservative Prime Minister (2006–2007 and 2012–2020) Shinzo Abe, 67, assassinated during a meeting.

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Bill Russell, 88, legendary NBA basketball player and civil rights activist in the United States.

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Issey MIYAKE, 84, Japanese haute couture designer, inventor of seamless clothing.

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Olivia Newton-John, 73, British-Australian singer and actress, star of “Grease” with John Travolta.

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Hane Mori, 96, Japanese haute couture designer.

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Jean-Jacques SEMPE, 89, great French designer, creator of “Little Nicolas.”

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Mikhail Gorbachev, 91, a 20th-century political figure who defied himself and precipitated the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Elizabeth II, 96, Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.

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William Klein, 96, great American photographer who transferred reporting codes to fashion photography.

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Jean-Luc GODARD, 91, Franco-Swiss filmmaker, famous representative of the new wave with “Breathless”, “Pierrot le fou”, “Le Mépris”.

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Irene Papas, 93, Greek star of “Zorba the Greek” and “Canons of Navarone.”

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Artis Leon IVEY Jr., “Coolio,” 59, American rapper known for his hit “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

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Loretta LYNN, 90, American country music legend.

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Angela Lansbury, 96, American-British actress, detective grandmother in TV series “Arabesque.”

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Dietrich MATESCHITZ, 78, Austrian billionaire, founder of energy drink company Red Bull.

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Pierre SOULAGES, 102, French painter, black specialist.

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Jerry Lee Lewis, 87, pioneer of American rock and roll.

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Gale Costa, 77, legend of Brazilian music and muse of the tropics.

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Jiang Zemin, 96, President of China (1993–2003) and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (1989–2002), who helped transform China into a world economic power.

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Nick Bollettiri, 91, former American tennis coach who coached greats of his sport such as Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Maria Sharapova.

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PELÉ, 82, was the first planetary star of the round ball, with 1281 goals and three football World Cups in the Brazilian Selecao (1958, 1962 and 1970).

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Vivienne WESTWOOD, 81, British fashion punk icon.

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95-year-old Benedict XVI, the great German theologian, became “pope emeritus” in 2013 after abdicating his position as head of the Catholic Church.

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