Deaths for the week ending 1 January 2022:
Sunday, 26 December 2021
Desmond Tutu, Anglican archbishop (South Africa), of prostate cancer, 90.
Sarah Weddington, plaintiff's attorney (Roe v. Wade), cause not reported, 76.
Jim Wiley, NHL hockey player (Pittsburgh Penguins), cause not reported, 71.
E. O. Wilson, biologist (On Human Nature), 92.
Tuesday, 28 December 2021
Rich Clifford, U.S. astronaut (Space Shuttle), of complications from Parkinson's disease, 69.
John Madden, NFL football coach (Oakland Raiders) and sportscaster, 85.
Harry Reid, U.S. Senator (D-NV, 1987-2017), of pancreatic cancer, 82.
Thursday, 30 December 2021
Sam Jones, NBA basketball player (Boston Celtics), 88.
Denis O'Dell, film producer (A Hard Day's Night), 98.
Mary Richardson, TV news reporter (Boston, Massachusetts), with Alzheimer's disease, 76.
Friday, 31 December 2021
Fred Cone, NFL football player (Green Bay Packers), of complications from a broken hip, 95.
Jeanine Ann Roose, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), of an abdominal infection, 84.
Betty White, actress (Rose Nylund on "Golden Girls"), of complications from a stroke, 99.
Saturday, 1 January 2022
Max Julien, actor (The Mack), 89.
Dan Reeves, NFL football player (Dallas Cowboys) and coach (Atlanta Falcons), of complications from dementia, 77.