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In Memoriam: People We Lost in 2022

By Leslie Cardenas

Christine McVie

English musician, and the vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac. McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970. She wrote many of the songs including “You Make Loving Fun,” “Songbird” (which she also sings), and “Say You Love Me.” McVie’s death was announced through her family on Facebook. “She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness.” Christine’s friend and longtime singing partner Stevie Nicks also posted a statement.

Leslie Jordan

American actor, comedian, writer, and singer. Jordan was in several television shows. His television roles include Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace and several characters on American Horror Story. He was known to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Jordan passed away on October 24th in a car crash. He was 67 years old.

Robbie Coltrane

Scottish actor and comedian who gained recognition for bringing the loveable character Rubeus Hagrid to life in the Harry Potter movies. Coltrane was appointed an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2006 in the New Year’s Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. Coltrane died on October 14th. He was 72.

Sacheen Littlefeather

Native American actress, model, and activist on behalf of Native American civil rights. In 1973, Littlefeather went up on stage at the Oscars. She was dressed in her beaded buckskin dress. Littlefeather rejected an award on behalf of Marlon Barndo because of the mistreatment of Native Americans in the film industry at the time. She also mentioned Wounded Knee in her speech. The reaction of the audience was very disappointing with everyone booing her off stage. Actor John Wayne was so enraged with her speech that he had to be restrained by bodyguards because he attempted to physically attack her. Littlefeather sacrificed her whole career in order to give the speech that would make history. Sacheen will forever be a Native icon. She passed away on October 2nd at the age of 75.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II had the longest reign of any British monarch and the longest reign of any female monarch in history. The Queen’s reign lasted 70 years. She was born in Mayfair, London. She was married to Philip Mountbatter, they had four children, Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward. She passed away September 8th at the age of 96.

Olivia Newton-John

British-Australian singer, actress, and activist. She was a four-time Grammy Award winner. She was best known for her role as Sandy in Grease. Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and in 2017 she announced that the cancer had spread to her lower back. Olivia passed away August 8th with her family and friends by her side. She was 73.

Vin Scully

American sportscaster. He was known for being the “Voice of the Dodgers.” Scully entertained Dodger fans for 67 years. He was the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history. Scully passed away August 2nd at his home in Los Angeles. Scully was 93.

The Legacy of John Madden

By Nathaniel Enciso and Damian Murillo

The legacy of John Madden is being one of the best coaches out of all coaches the Raiders ever had. This is particularly impressive when you consider that the Raiders was the only team he ever coached and was the coach for the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978. Since then, this team is now the Las Vegas Raiders. At the time John was coaching, he was one of the best in the league. However, as good as he was at his job, he didn’t get into the Hall of Fame until 2006, many years after his retirement from playing football in 1958. Unfortunately, John Madden passed away at the age of 85 due to unidentified causes in his home in Pleasanton, California on December 28, 2021.

Before John Madden coached for the NFL, he coached college football at California Polytechnic State University for 3 years (1959-1961). The first year John coached the Raiders, he led them to a 12-1-1 record; they were first in the AFL western division, but lost the AFL Championship Game. After a couple of years of getting into the playoffs and losing, finally John Madden led the Oakland Raiders to their first Super Bowl win in 1976. Madden retired after the 1978 NFL season when he couldn’t take the Raiders to the playoffs. During his 10-year coaching career the combined record for wins, losses, and ties was 103-32-7, so you can say that his time as a coach was pretty impressive.

After Madden retired as a coach, he became a commentator for the NFL in 1979. His voice was broadcast from all the four major sports networks: CBS, FOX, ABC, and NBC. John Madden was a great coach, commentator, and father. He has two kids, Joseph Madden who was born in 1954, and Michael Madden, who was born in 1958. His children were in their late sixties when their father passed. This is the great legacy of John Madden and one that should and will forever be remembered.

Bob Saget- A Remembrance

By: Brian Scott

On January 9, 2022 Bob Saget, one of the world’s most beloved TV dads and comedians, sadly passed away in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. Bob Saget will be remembered by not only his loving wife Kelly Rizzo and his children Aubrey, Jennifer, and Lara but also his TV children Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen and the world. Dying at the young age of 65, many people around the world are remembering him by watching his hit show Full House, where he starred as Danny Tanner or by watching his time as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, for which he was also well-known.

Bob Saget will always be remembered as the man who took the 20th century by storm. Bob will always be loved, adored and remembered by his loving personality and outgoing spirit. The cast of Full House wrote a tribute to Bob saying this: “Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family. Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob. He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls, and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.”

Rest in peace Bob Saget