By Carissa Alcantara
Fans are mourning in the new year over the demise of some celebrities in 2022. From local artists to the international scene, here we bid farewell to these talented personalities who are no longer with us. We remember notable figures who passed on this year:
Sylvia La Torre
She was known as the Queen of Kundiman and the First Lady of Philippine Television. Sylvia died on Dec. 2 at the age of 89. According to her granddaughter, actress Anna Marie Perez de Tagle, Sylvia died peacefully in her sleep.
Portraying her role as Lola flora in "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," Queen of Philippine Movies, Susan Roces, passed away on May 20 at 80. Susan's daughter Grace Poe confirmed the news through her Facebook.
Veteran actress and comedienne Flora Gasser was known for her character in Batang Z (1996), Kumander Bawang (1988), and The Untouchable Family (1988). She died on Nov. 19 at the age of 89.
The Philippine television named her "La Primera Contravida," Cherie became one of the most influential actresses in the Philippines. She died on Aug. 5 at the age of 59 due to cancer.
One of the iconic OPM group Apo Hiking Society members, Danny, passed away on Oct. 31 at the age of 75 due to prolonged illnesses. Danny's daughter Justine confirmed the news through her Facebook.
She was best known for her role as Rebecca Howe in the hit NBC sitcom "Cheers," the two-time Emmy award winner died of cancer on Dec. 6 at 71 years old.
She played the role of the famous high school sweetheart Sandy in the hit musical movie "Grease," Olivia died on Aug. 9 after a 30-year battle with cancer. She was 73.
Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died at 72 on Oct. 15. Robbie also played a former KGB agent-turned-Russian mafia boss in two James Bond films, “Goldeneye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) — with Pierce Brosnan.
Oscar-winning singer and actress who recorded the title tracks to the blockbuster 1980s movies "Fame" and "Flashdance." Irene Cara died in her home on Nov. 26. She was 63.
Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Stephen "tWitch" Boss was known as the DJ from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" since 2014, died at the age of 40 on Dec. 13 in an apparent suicide.
An iconic celebrity makeup artist and stylist, Fanny Serrano died of a stroke on May 11. He was 72.