Celebrities who died in May 2022

Marnie Schulenburg - May 17
Bo Hopkins - May 28
Ray Liotta - May 26
Shireen Abu Akleh - May 11
Andrew Fletcher - May 26
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan - May 13
Vangelis - May 17
Kailia Posey - May 2
Bob Neuwirth - May 18
Mike Hagerty - May 10
Jethro Cave - May 9
Adreian Payne - May 9
Trevor Scott Strnad - May 11
Dennis Waterman - May 8
Robin Parkinson - May 7
Regine - May 1
Mickey Gilley - May 7
Fred Ward - May 8
Jack Kehler - May 7
George Pérez - May 6
Eddie Giuliani - May 3
Bruce MacVittie - May 7
Marnie Schulenburg - May 17

American actress Marnie Schulenburg was best known as Alison Stewart in the series 'As the World Turns' (2007–2010). She died at the age of 37 of breast cancer, having been diagnosed with the illness five months after the birth of her first child.

Bo Hopkins - May 28

The American film, theater, and television performer, with more than 131 appearances as an actor, died at the age of 84 in a Los Angeles hospital, where he had been admitted since May 9 for a heart attack. He was known, among others, for the movie 'The Wild Bunch.'

Ray Liotta - May 26

The American actor died at the age of 67 while in the Dominican Republic for a film shoot. The causes of death are unknown, but Deadline confirms it happened while he slept. With more than 80 films behind him, he will be remembered for roles like Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's 'Goodfellas.'

Shireen Abu Akleh - May 11

Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian journalist who reported on the conflict in Israel for decades for Al Jazeera, was shot by an Israeli sniper in broad daylight in the city of Jenin. Eyewitness accounts and an independent investigation by CNN confirmed that she was not in the crossfire of any fight between Palestinians and the Israeli military. Shireen Abu Akleh was 51 years old.

Andrew Fletcher - May 26

Andrew Fletcher, founder and keyboardist of Depeche Mode, died on May 26 at the age of 60. The cause of his death has not yet been made public.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan - May 13

He was one of the richest royals in the world: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahayan, the emir of Abu Dhabi and the president of the United Arab Emirates. The sheik died at the age of 73 after ailing for several years due to a stroke in 2014.

Vangelis - May 17

The Greek musician, an icon of electronic music, and author of well-known soundtracks such as those for 'Blade Runner' and '1492: Conquest of Paradise,' died at the age of 79 from complications of Covid-19.

Kailia Posey - May 2

A young star, known for the American reality show 'Toddlers & Tiaras,' was said to have taken her own life at the age of 16.

Photo: @kailiaposey / Instagram

Bob Neuwirth - May 18

The American folk music musician, producer, and composer of iconic songs like 'Mercedes Benz' (Janis Joplin) died in Santa Monica at the age of 82 from heart failure. He had a great influence on songwriters like Bob Dylan.

Mike Hagerty - May 10

American actor Mike Hagerty, known for being Mr. Treeger in 'Friends', died in a Los Angeles hospital from an adverse reaction to an antibiotic. It had been given to him to treat a leg infection, according to TMZ.

Jethro Cave - May 9

Jethro Cave, son of Australian musician and actor Nick Cave, died at the age of 31. A few days before his death he had been released from prison, where he'd served time for assaulting his mother. The causes of Jethro Cave's death are unknown. It so happens that Nick Cave already lost another son, Arthur, 7 years ago.

Adreian Payne - May 9

The former NBA player was shot dead in the streets of Orlando. He was 31 years old.

Trevor Scott Strnad - May 11

Trevor Scott Strnad, the lead singer of the metal band The Black Dahlia Murder, allegedly took his own life on May 11. He was 41 years old.

Photo: @trevortbdm / Instagram

Dennis Waterman - May 8

British actor and singer Dennis Waterman, known for series such as 'New Tricks', 'Minder' and 'The Sweeney', died at the age of 74 in Spain, the country where he lived.

Robin Parkinson - May 7

"It is I, Leclerc!" Robin Parkinson, the actor known for 'Allo 'Allo! and as the voice of Button Moon, died "peacefully at the age of 92 with his wife and daughters by his side," his family confirmed in a statement.

Regine - May 1

The actress, singer, and Queen of Nightclubs (she ran up to 22 nightclubs around the world) died at the age of 92 in the Ile de France (France), as confirmed by the French actor and comedian Pierre Palmade in a statement.

Mickey Gilley - May 7

This American country music star, known for songs like 'Room Full of Roses,' died in Missouri at the age of 86. He was surrounded by his family.

Fred Ward - May 8

Fred Ward played roles in film classics like 'Escape from Alcatraz,' 'Tremors,' and 'Miami Blues.' He died at the age of 79, according to his publicist. Details about the cause of his death were not revealed.

Jack Kehler - May 7

Jack Kehler, actor in productions like 'The Big Lebowski', died at the age of 75 due to complications from leukemia.

George Pérez - May 6

This American comic book artist who'd worked for DC and Marvel, died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 67.

Eddie Giuliani - May 3

Eddie Giuliani, a famous bodybuilding figure and training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger, passed away at the age of 87.

Bruce MacVittie - May 7

At the age of 65, the American actor Bruce MacVittie passed away. He often appeared in secondary roles in series such as 'Law and Order', 'The Sopranos' and 'Sex and the City.'

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