Hollywood has said goodbye to several beloved public figures and influential icons of culture. Click through the gallery for more on the lives and legacies of the stars we have recently lost.
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, died Jan. 12 at 54 years old. She was rushed to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest at her California home. "Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie," a rep for the family said in a statement to ET. "They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time." Lisa Marie is survived by her mother, Priscilla, and daughters Riley, Finley, and Harper.
Gangsta Boo -- the pioneering female rapper and former member of hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia -- has died. She was 43.
Gangsta Boo, whose birth name was Lola Mitchell, was found dead on Sunday, the Memphis Police Department confirmed on social media.
"On January 1, 2022, at 2:18 pm, officers responded to a person-down call in the 1600 block of Raines Road. A female identified as 43-year-old Lola Mitchell was pronounced deceased on the scene," the Memphis Police Depart shared in a statement to Twitter on Monday. There were no immediate signs of foul play."
Fred White, one of the original members and drummer for the band, Earth, Wind & Fire, has died. He was 67.
Fred's brother and bandmate, Verdine, shared the sad news on Instagram Sunday.
"Dearest Family Friends and Fans.....Our family is saddened today with the loss of an amazing and talented family member, Our beloved brother Frederick Eugene 'Freddie' White.🙏🏾🙏🏾💔💔🥁🥁," Verdine began, sharing photos from Fred's time with the band.
"He joins our brothers Maurice, Monte and Ronald in heaven and is now drumming with the angels! 🥁🥁," he continued, noting the death of their brother and bandmate, Maurice, who died in 2016 after a battle with Parkinson's disease. As well as Monte, who died in 2020.
Famed '90s supermodel Tatjana Patitz has died in Santa Barbara, California. She was 56 years old.
Among the elite group of models who frequently covered magazines in the late '80s and '90s, Patitz's peers included Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.
Patitz's death was announced by Vogue and confirmed to the Associated Press by her New York agent, Corinne Nicolas, with the Model CoOp agency. She reportedly died of illness, though more details have yet to be announced.
Jeff Beck, the legendary guitarist and leader of the Jeff Beck Group, died on Tuesday. He was 78. The rocker’s family released a statement revealing he died after contracting bacterial meningitis.
"On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss," the statement, shared across Beck's verified social media accounts, read.
Beck rose to fame when he joined the Yardbirds, after replacing Eric Clapton in 1965. Upon leaving the group, he formed the Jeff Beck Group, which was fronted by Rod Stewart for a brief period. Through multiple iterations and member changes, the Jeff Beck Group released Truth (1968), Beck-Ola (1969), Rough and Ready (1971) and The Jeff Beck Group (1972).
Barbara Walters, the legendary Emmy-award winning broadcast journalism pioneer and co-creator of The View, has died. She was 93 years old.
ABC News confirmed the news on Friday. No cause of death was given. Disney CEO Bob Iger tweeted that Walters died on Friday evening at her home in New York.
Throughout her more than 50-year career, Walter became a staple in broadcasting, helming the Today show, ABC News, 20/20, The View, and her annual Most Fascinating People special, while simultaneously paving the way for other female journalists.
Making a name in an industry dominated by men became an unspoken routine for Walters, who began working for 20/20 in 1978. Joining the news magazine reunited Walters with her former Today co-host, Hugh Downs, and solidified what became her legacy.