In 2022 many well-known names from the world of entertainment passed away, in Italy and in the rest of the world. However, as often and unwillingly happens, the deaths of these artists were treated with absolute indifference compared to others. In order not to forget them, we have chosen the 5 artists who left us in 2022 and who gave great content to cinema, sport and music.
In 2022 several personalities from the world of cinema, television and music unfortunately passed away. The truly unfortunate fact was the media silence, which at the time of their death saw them sadly protagonists, despite having given a great contribution to art while alive. For this reason, we wanted to remember some artists who deserved more attention – even from the press – at the time of their departure.
The actor Ivan Reitman he was a leading exponent of American comedy for a full three decades up until the 1990s. Among his merits, having produced the film animal house (1978), one of the highest-grossing comedies ever starring John Belushi. But that title was only the first of a series of great box office successes, among many the first and second film dedicated to Ghostbusters Ghostbusters played by Bill Murray And Dan Aykroyd.
His contribution behind the camera continued into the early 2000s, in feature films such as Space Jam And Private Parts. In February 2022, according to the Reitman family, the man died in his sleep at his home in Montecito at the age of 75.
Among the most famous newscasts in America and in the world, in the early 80s that of Bernard Shaw was the leader of cable TV. Viewers of the time were fond of Shaw’s figure, considering him one of the best and most professional journalists in the world of communication.
His always being at the forefront of sharing information and news with the public has also led him to make gestures that are not particularly appropriate. Shaw became world famous for covering the Watergate scandal for CBS, when he worked at ABC News, managing to obtain videos of the Jonestown mass suicides. From that moment, he decided to redirect his name to CNN, with which he remained until 2001.
It was CNN who gave the announcement of Bernard Shaw’s passing, through a statement in which his death in the Washington DC hospital from pneumonia at the age of 82 was announced.
It was the filmmaker who left this world in 2022 Jean-Luc Godard, the one who in the mid-twentieth century managed to give an energetic boost to the world of the seventh art. His unmistakable style soon became appreciated not only by critics, but also by his European and American colleagues.
For many film scholars, even today, his writings in the well-known Cahiers du Cinema magazine during the 1950s marked a focal point not only in his career but in the history of cinema tout court.
His provocative being, inciting to take risks, not to indulge in comfort zones, led him to be one of the leading names of that culture known in the 60s as Nouvelle Vague. His movie Until the last breath it was the first work in which Godard found himself probing human experiences and feelings.
Jean-Luc Godard passed away at his Swiss home, deciding to end his life on his own through assisted suicide at the age of 91.
The world of sport in 2022 has lost the hockey player Guy Lafleur, familiar face of the Montreal Canadiens team. For 14 seasons, the player called by fans The Flowers, was the one who scored the most points in the entire league in three seasons. Among his most important successes, having led his team to victory 5 times at the Stanley Cup championships.
On April 22, 2022, it was announced through the National Hockey League that the French-Canadian player passed away at the age of 70 due to cancer.
One of the most impactful musicians in the world of cinema, momentarily excluding names well known to the public – was Evangelis. You know the notes of the famous film Moments of glory? The music that plays while watching the two runners go towards the finish line in slow motion?
Well, the creator of that composition was precisely the Greek musician Evangelis Odysseas Papathanassiou, otherwise known by the name of Vangelis. Let’s just remember that that musical theme, in addition to being in first place in the classics around the world, in 1982 also earned him the Academy Award for best soundtrack.
The news of the composer’s death which arrived on May 17, 2022 took place in a hospital in Paris, due to some complications related to heart failure at the age of 79.