Famous Deaths for 22nd January 2022

1875 – Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), dies at 83
1913 – Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 82
1950 – Alan Hale Sr., American actor (Little John-The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies of a liver ailment and viral infection at 57
1964 – Marc Blitzstein, American composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
1979 – Ali Hassan Salameh [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
1994 – Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
1997 – Irwin Levine, composer (Tie a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 58
2003 – Bill Mauldin, American cartoonist famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers (Pulitzer-1945, 59), dies of Alzheimer’s disease and a bathtub scalding at 81
2007 – AbbĂ© Pierre, French priest (b. 1912)
2010 – Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys and Dolls), dies at 80

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