Always in our hearts. Hollywood mourned the loss of icons like Betty White and John Madden in the final days of 2021, and unfortunately, 2022 also came with celebrity deaths that have fans in shock.
The sports world lost a soccer great in Dan Reeves, who passed away on January 1. The 77-year-old Georgia native appeared in nine Super Bowls during his career, winning once as a player and once as an assistant coach.
As one of the winningest coaches in league history, his loss felt near and far. “The football world today lost an incredible coach and man in Dan Reeves,” former Denver Broncos quarterback. John Elway said in a statement January 1st. “Dan was a winner and I owe him a lot. My heart goes out to Pam and the entire Reeves family.”
A day later, the Christian music industry lost a beloved musician, Jay Weaver. Big Daddy Weave’s former bandmate and brother to him, mike weaver, confirmed his death after complications from COVID-19. Jay was 42 years old.
“Thank you so much for all your prayers for my brother,” Mike said in a statement. on January 2, after Jay was hospitalized with the virus a few days earlier. “You have walked him through a great fight, and I am so sorry to bring this news, but I am also excited to celebrate where he is now. My brother Jay went to be with Jesus just a couple of hours ago due to complications due to COVID-19 on top of everything else he already had.”
He continued: “The Lord used [Jay] in such a powerful way down the road for so many years… I think that even though COVID may have taken its last breath, Jesus was there to catch it. My heart breaks for my family, but we all really wanted to thank them for walking with us for so long.”
On January 5, the Korean film world mourned the death of a young star in Kim Mi-soo, who passed away at the age of 29.
“Kim suddenly left us on January 5,” the late artist’s agency, Landscape Entertainment, said in a statement translated by the publication. Korea JoongAng Daily. “The mourners are deeply grieved by the sudden sadness. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so the family can mourn in peace.”
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