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Deaths for the week ending 23 July 2022:

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Melanie Rauscher, reality TV personality ("Naked and Afraid"), from huffing compressed air canisters, 35. She was housesitting and was found dead on 17 July when the owners returned.

Monday, 18 July 2022

Rebecca Balding, actress (Carol Davis on "Soap"), of ovarian cancer, 73.

Larry Jeffrey, NHL hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), 81.

Nolan Neal, reality TV contestant ("America's Got Talent"), of an overdose of multiple drugs, 41.

Claes Oldenburg, pop art sculptor ("Clothespin" in Philadelphia, PA), 93.

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Michael Henderson, blues musician ("Wide Receiver"), of cancer, 71.

Charles Johnson, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), of suicide by drug overdose, 50.

Kevin Rooney, comedy writer and comedian (Jay Leno), of diabetes and kidney failure, 71. (No known relation to Mickey Rooney or Mickey Rooney Jr.)

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Taurean Blacque, actor (Det. Neal Washington on "Hill Street Blues"), after a brief illness, 82.

Shonka Dukureh, singer/actress (Elvis), of natural causes, 44.

Johnny Egan, NBA basketball player (six teams), of injuries from a fall, 83.

Jim Lynch, NFL football player (Kansas City Chiefs), cause not reported, 76.

Friday, 22 July 2022

Dwight Smith, major leaguer (Chicago Cubs), of congestive heart failure, 58.

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Bob Rafelson, film and TV director and producer (Five Easy Pieces), of lung cancer, 89.