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On December 29, 2022, Vivienne Westwood died at age 81 in London. Many celebrities paid tribute to the iconic fashion designer on social media, including Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, and Russell Brand. Westwood was known for both her bold clothing designs and her consistent dedication to social and political activism, and will surely remain one of the UK’s most iconic figures for generations.
The king of football, Pelé, died on December 29, 2022, after a battle with colon cancer. Many paid tribute to him, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi, and his public wake was attended by more than 230,000 people, according to many reports.
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of the “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley, died on January 12, at the age of 54, after going into cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas. Just two days prior, Presley had made an appearance at the 80th Golden Globe Awards, where she praised actor Austin Butler on his portrayal of her father in the 2022 film “Elvis”.