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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. James “Mtume” Forman 1/9/2022

Portrait Of James Mtume Source:Getty

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2. Sidney Poitier 1/7/2022

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

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

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