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MORE: Rest In Power: Notable Black Folks Who We’ve Lost In 2021

Keep reading to learn more about the notable Black lives we’ve lost in 2022.

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1. Bernard Wright

2. NBA Player Bob Lanier

3. Kevin Samuels

4. DJ Kay Slay, 55

5. Comedy Icon Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67

6. NFL Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Dead At 24


7. News Anchor & Journalist, Bruce Johnson (April 3, 2022)

8. ATL radio legend, SiMan Baby

9. Tyrese’s Mother

10. Singer Donny Gerrard Known For Classic Hit ‘Wildflower’ Has Died

11. Mississippi Blues Brothers Syl and Jimmy Johnson Have Died: Lives in Music

12. Regina King’s Son Dead at 26 by Suicide on Birthday

13. Fashion Icon, Journalist & Vogue Legend, André Leon Talley, Dies at 73

14. Ronnie Spector, Lead Singer Of The Ronettes, Dies At 78

15. R&B Legend, James Mtume Passes Away at 76

16. Sidney Poitier Dead at 94, First Black Man to Win Oscar

17. Jessie Lee Daniels Of The Force MD’s Dies At 57

18. Max Julien

Max Julien Source:Getty

Max Julien, star of “The Mack,” passed away at the age of 88.