This past year was no different from any other in one important aspect: The horror community lost too many of its best and brightest. Horror News Network looks back at 2022 and remembers them.
* The dashboard light went out when legendary rocker and genre actor Meat Loaf–best known for his bestselling album Bat Out Of Hell–passed away at age 74.
* Peter Robbins–the voice of Charlie Brown in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown–passed away at 65.
* Ivan Reitman–famed Ghostbusters director–passed away at age 75.
* Paul Kelman–known for his role in My Bloody Valentine–passed away at 72.
* Moses Moseley—The Walking Dead actor–passed away at age 31.
* Lawrence Dane–known for his roles in Scanners and Bride of Chucky–passed away at 84.
* William Hurt–the Oscar-winning actor who appeared in Altered States–passed away at age 71.
* Mitchell Ryan–known for the TV series Dark Shadows–passed away at 88.
* Veronica Carlson–famed for her roles in several Hammer horror films–passed away at 77.
* Legendary Hall of Fame comic book artist Neal Adams (Batman, Deadman) passed away at 80.
* Declan O’Brien—Wrong Turn director–passed away at age 56.
* Kathy Lamkin–known for her roles in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise–passed away at 74.
*Ray Liotta–famed for his star turn in Goodfellas and his role in Hannibal–passed away at age 67.
* Fred Ward–known his roles in the Tremors franchise–passed away at 79.
* Tyler Sanders—Fear the Walking Dead actor–passed away at the tender age of 18.
* Ken Kelly–famed artist for the Warren Publishing horror line–passed away at age 76.
* British actor David Warner–known for his role in The Omen–passed away at 80.
* Rebecca Balding–known for Silent Scream and The Boogens–passed away at age 73.
* Hollywood legend James Caan of The Godfather and Misery fame passed away at age 82.
* Joe Turkel–known for The Shining and Blade Runner–passed away at 94.
* Robyn Griggs–known for her roles in Dead Clowns and Hellweek–passed away at 49.
* Anne Heche–known for I Know What You Did Last Summer–passed away at 53.
* Clu Gulager–versatile actor who appeared in The Return of the Living Dead–passed away at 93.
* Oscar winner Louis Fletcher–famous as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest–passed away at 88.
* Acclaimed author Peter Straub–known for Ghost Story and his collaborations with Stephen King–passed away at 79.
* Michael Kopsa–known for his roles in Poltergeist and The X-Files–passed away at age 66.
* Leslie Jordan–known for American Horror Story–passed away at age 67.
* Ted White–known for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter–passed away at 96.
* Austin Stoker–known for his role in Assault on Precinct 13–passed away at 92.
* James Winburn–stunt double for Michael Myers in the original Halloween–passed away at 85.
* Nicki Aycox–known for Supernatural and Jeepers Creepers 2–passed away at age 47.
* Kevin Conroy–famed voice actor for Batman in several animated features–passed away at 66.
* Pro football player-turned-actor Brad William Henke–who appeared in The Stand and Split–passed away at 56.
* Veteran character actor Cliff Emmich–known for his role in Halloween II–passed away at age 85.