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Every year we lose some of your legendary favorites and 2022 isn’t an exception.  Here we pay homage to all of the famous black people who have passed away in 2022.

May they all Rest In Peace

1. Andrew Woolfolk of Earth Wind And Fire 4/24/2022

Andrew Woolfolk Earth Wind And Fire Wembley Arena Source:Getty

Andrew Woolfolk, Earth, Wind and Fire 17 March 1982, Wembley Arena. (Photo by Solomon NJie/GettyImages) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,music,uk,london – england,1980-1989,archival,stadium,three quarter length,wembley,andrew woolfolk

2. Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark of Hi-Five 4/19/2022

Hi-Five Live In Concert Source:Getty

MERRILLVILLE, IN – JANUARY 1991: Roderick Clark  of Hi-Five poses for photos backstage at the Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana in January 1991. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,concert,singer,1990-1999,black and white,artist,popular music concert,compact disc,backstage,pop music,r&b,soul music,indiana,small group of people,high-five,tony thompson

3. Dwayne Haskins 4/9/2022

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 01 Rose Bowl - Washington v Ohio State Source:Getty

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State (7) Dwayne Haskins (QB) celebrates the victory during the Rose Bowl Game between the Washington Huskies and the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 01, 2019, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Ohio State defeated Washington 28-23. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) vertical,photography,usa,celebration,success,sport,california,ohio,american football – sport,match – sport,pasadena – california,ncaa college football,ncaa,ohio state buckeyes,ohio state university,washington huskies,university of washington,college american football,rose bowl game,washington huskies american football,dwayne haskins

4. Rapper Archie Eversole 4/3/2022

Report: ATL Rapper Archie Eversole 'We Ready' Passed Away At 37 Source:R1

Report: ATL Rapper Archie Eversole ‘We Ready’ Passed Away At 37 report: atl rapper archie eversole ‘we ready’ passed away at 37

5. DJ Kay Slay 4/18/2022

In Arms Reach Fundraiser Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 05: DJ Kay Slay attends the In Arms Reach fundraiser at The Griffin on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,charity benefit,the griffin,dj kay slay,in arms reach

6. Celebrity make up artist and beauty founder AJ Crimson 3/30/2022

AJ Crimson Beauty Announces Naturi Naughton As Brand Ambassador Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 15: AJ Crimson attends AJ Crimson Beauty Celebrate You editor brunch with Naturi Naughton on August 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for AJ Crimson Beauty ) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,new york city,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,smiling,fashion,naturi naughton,brunch,a.j. crimson

7. Gospel Singer LaShun Pace 3/21/2022

26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Lashun Pace attends the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at The Grand Ole Opry on January 15, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/FilmMagic) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,music,star – space,award,annual event,walking,tennessee,gospel music,nashville,grand ole opry

8. Rapper Goonew aka Big Wizzle 3/18/2022

Goonew aka Big Wizzle Source:@goonew64

Goonew aka Big Wizzle rapper,washington dc,maryland,shot,dmv,hoodrich pablo juan,killed,goonew,lil dude,district heights,big wizzle

9. Singer / TV Personality Traci Braxton 3/11/2022

Celebrities Visit Hallmark's "Home & Family" Source:Getty

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 03: Singer / TV Personality Traci Braxton visits Hallmark’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 03, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,smiling,singer,california,three quarter length,visit,tv personality,universal city,universal studios hollywood,traci braxton,hallmark

10. Actor Johnny Brown 3/2/2022

2006 TV Land Awards - Press Room Source:Getty

Johnny Brown winners of the Impact Award for “Good Times” (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic) arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,california,fun,award,impact,winning,santa monica,bernnadette stanis,ja’net dubois

11. Football Player Charley Taylor 2/19/2022

Portrait of Charley Taylor Source:Getty

Washington Redskins wide receiver Charley Taylor. photography,people,one person,horizontal,portrait,headshot,sport,1970-1979,archival,american football – sport,wide receiver – athlete,nfc east,washington commanders

12. Rapper Snootie Wild 2/26/2022

Rapper Snootie Wild Visits Music Choice Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rapper Snootie Wild visits Music Choice on May 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,music,rapper,visit,music choice,snootie wild

13. Actor Moses J. Moseley 1/26/2022

Sneak-Peek Cast and Crew Screening of "Kudzu Zombies" Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 3: Moses Moseley attends the Sneak-Peek Cast and Crew Screening of “Kudzu Zombies” on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,film industry,cast member,california,city of los angeles,moses moseley

14. Singer Betty Davis 2/10/2022

Portrait Of Betty Davis Source:Getty

Portrait of American Funk, Soul, and R&B singer singer Betty Davis (nee Mabry), New York, New York, 1969. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,portrait,music,smiling,singer,african-american ethnicity,white background,females,north america,archival,human interest,1960-1969,r&b,soul music,funk music,black culture,afro hairstyle,betty davis – singer

15. Syl And Jimmy Johnson Jimmy died on January 31, 2022 and Syl died on February 6, 2022

Syl And Jimmy Johnson Source:Getty

Syl and Jimmy Johnson in a recording studio in Chicago, Illinois, May 3, 2001. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,waist up,smiling,african ethnicity,two people,illinois,chicago – illinois,blues music,guitar,black culture,syl johnson – musician

16. Donny Gerrard of the ‘Skylark’s 2/3/2022

Mavis Staples Performs At La Cigale Source:Getty

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 05: (L-R) Vicki Randle, Donny Gerrard, Rick Holmstrom and Mavis Staples perform at La Cigale on July 5, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns) color image,photography,celebrities,france,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,paris – france,music,performance,international landmark,soul music,la cigale,mavis staples

17. Massachusetts State Senator William Owens 1/22/2022

Racial Violence Reactions In Boston In 1976 Source:Getty

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 6: Massachusetts State Senator William Owens (center) addresses a press conference in City Hall Plaza in Boston on April 6, 1976, the day after the assault on Ted Landsmark. Others prominent in photo: State Rep. Doris Bunte and Royal Bolling Jr. (left of Sen. Owens), State Rep. Mary Goode (right of Sen. Owens), Wayne Budd Pres. of Black Lawyers Association, and Otto Snowden (wearing hat) founder of Freedom House. (Photo by Ted Dully/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,day,1970-1979,boston – massachusetts,archival,press conference,social issues,violence,massachusetts,speech,town hall – government building

18. Andre Leon Talley Fashion Icon and Former Vogue Creative Director 1/18/2022

Patrick McMullan Archives Source:Getty

NEW YORK CITY, NY – SEPTEMBER 3: Andre Leon Talley attends FIT Couture Council Award Luncheon honoring ISABEL TOLEDO at The Rainbow Room on September 3, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,award,lunch,respect,andre leon talley

19. Lusia Harris first woman drafted by the NBA 1/18/2022

Shorts: "Go Big" - 2021 Tribeca Festival Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 10: Ben Proudfoot, Gabe Godol, Lusia Harris and Brandon Somerhalder attend the 2021 Tribeca Festival Premiere Shorts: “Go Big” at Hudson Yards on June 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,new york city,film industry,film premiere,red carpet event,shorts,tribeca,premiere event,tribeca festival,lusia harris

20. Charles E. McGee Tuskegee Airmen and one of the first African American pilots in the US Military 1/16/2022

Eighty-nine year-old Charles E. McGee, C Source:Getty

Eighty-nine year-old Charles E. McGee, Colonel, USAF, Ret.,one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, visits the WWII Memorial May 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. During his thirty-one year career spanning three wars McGee flew a total of 408 combat missions. Charles McGee proved that not only was he, an African-American able to fly, but he was able to fly and fight as well as served a stellar Air Force career for over three decades. Charles McGee flew the P-51C, named �Kitten�. Kitten was McGee�s wife�s nickname. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images) people,horizontal,usa,washington dc,human interest,visit,human age,air force,us air force,tuskegee airmen,colonel,war memorial,national world war ii memorial

21. James Forman of Mtume 1/9/2022

Portrait Of James Mtume Source:Getty

Portrait of American R&B and Funk musician and producer James Mtume, 1973. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,musician,waist up,portrait,music,males,1970-1979,mustache,archival,human interest,producer,r&b,facial hair,funk music,afro hairstyle

22. Sidney Poitier Academy Winning Actor 1/7/2022


US actor Sidney Poitier poses with his honorary Oscar 24 March, 2002 at the 74th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA. AFP PHOTO/LEE CELANO (Photo by LEE CELANO / AFP) (Photo by LEE CELANO/AFP via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,portrait,actor,film industry,headshot,smiling,california,hollywood – california,annual event,american culture,gesturing,awards ceremony,honor,statue,academy awards,sidney poitier,oscar statuette,trophy – award

23. Singer Jessie D. (Jessie Lee Daniels) Of The Force MD’s 1/5/2022

The Force MD's Live In Concert Source:Getty

CHICAGO – SEPTEMBER 1986: Singer Jessie D. (Jessie Lee Daniels) of The Force MD’s performs at the U.I.C. Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois in September 1986. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) vertical,microphone,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,concert,performance,1980-1989,black and white,archival,artist,illinois,chicago – illinois,three quarter length,singing,compact disc,r&b,stage – performance space

24. Max Julien, star of “The Mack” 1/1/2022

Blaxploitation! African American Images from the 1970s Source:Getty

Max Julien, star of “The Mack” (Photo by Malcolm Ali/WireImage) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,headshot,california,hollywood – california,max julien