Famous Celebrities Who Died In May 2022

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American soap opera actor, Jerry verDorn, died on May 1, at the age of 73. He was best known for his role as Ross Marler in Guiding Light, and Clint Buchanan in One Life to Live.
American beauty pageant contestant and reality show star, Kailia Posey, died on May 2, at the age of 16. She was best known for her appearance on the TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras.
American actress, Andra Martin, died on May 3, at the age of 86. She appeared in many television series and a few movies as a contract player for Warner Bros. in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
British racing driver, Tony Brooks, died on May 3, at the age of 90. He participated in 39 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix achieving six wins, 10 podium finishes and 75 career points.
Canadian film and television actor, Kenneth Welsh, died on May 5, at the age of 80. He was best known as the multi-faceted villain, Windom Earle in Twin Peaks,
American internet personality and image consultant, Kevin Samuels, died on May 5, at the age of 53. He rose to popularity in 2020 and was considered a polarizing figure based on his YouTube and Instagram live streams discussing modern society and relationships.
American professional football player, Du’Vonta Lampkin, died on May 5, at the age of 25. He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners.
American actor, Mike Hagerty, died on May 5, at the age of 67. He was known for playing comedic blue-collar workers, including his recurring roles as Mr. Treeger, the building superintendent on Friends, and the manager of a muffler shop on HBO’s Lucky Louie.
American contemporary R&B singer, Jewell Caples, died on May 6, at the age of 53. She was best known for her work with Death Row Records in the early 1990s.
English actor, Robin Parkinson, died on May 7, at the age of 92. He was best known for his comedy roles.
American actor, Bruce MacVittie, died on May 7, at the age of 65. He was known for playing Danny Scalercio in the fourth season of The Sopranos, Mickey Mack in Million Dollar Baby, and Detective Eastman in Lonely Hearts.
American character actor, Jack Kehler, died on May 7, at the age of 75. He was best known for his role of Marty, a landlord in The Big Lebowski.
English actor and singer, Dennis Waterman, died on May 7, at the age of 74. He was best known for his tough-guy leading roles in television series including The Sweeney, Minder and New Tricks.
American actor and producer, Fred Ward, died on May 8, at the age of 79. He appeared in such diverse films as Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, and Short Cuts.
American professional basketball player, Bob Lanier, died on May 10, at the age of 73. He was a center for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
American television executive, Richard Wald, died on May 13, at the age of 92. He served as the president of NBC News from 1973 to 1977 and senior vice president of ABC News from 1978 to 1999.
American rapper and songwriter, Lil Keed, died on May 13, at the age of 24. His song Nameless” reached number 42 on the Billboard Hip Hop R&B Songs Airplay chart.
American actress and singer, Maggie Peterson, died on May 15, at the age of 81. She was best known for playing Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show.
English actress, scriptwriter, and director, Kay Mellor, died on May 15, at the age of 71. She was known for creating television shows such as ITV drama Fat Friends and children’s drama Children’s Ward.
American actor, John Aylward, died on May 16, at the age of 75. He was best known for playing the former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on the NBC television series The West Wing, and for playing Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the NBC television series ER.
American actress, Marnie Schulenburg, died on May 17, at the age of 37. She was best known for her role as Alison Stewart on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns.
American broadcasting executive, Thomas Murphy, died on May 25, at the age of 96. He was chair and chief executive officer of ABC, Inc. until 1996.
American actor, John Zderko, died on May 26, at the age of 96. He starred in episodes of Dark Forrest, The Player, Dirty John and Casting the Net.
American actor and film producer, Ray Liotta, died on May 26, at the age of 67. He was known for his roles as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, and Henry Hill in Goodfellas.
American actor, Bo Hopkins, died on May 28, at the age of 84. He was best known for playing important supporting roles in a number of major studio films between 1969 and 1979.

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