SCOTLAND has misplaced a bunch of stars of the display and sport within the final yr.
From film big Robbie Coltrane to rugby legend Doddie Weir, among the largest names of their fields have handed away.
Right here we pay tribute to well-known faces we bid farewell to in 2022.
DARIUS DANESH, August 11, aged 41
DARIUS Danesh stormed onto telly screens in 2001 filled with confidence first participating in Popstars earlier than making it to the ultimate of Pop Idol a yr later.
And he turned what at first seemed to be a joke act right into a critical musical profession, bagging a primary single and string of revered West Finish roles.
Initially from Glasgow’s Bearsden space, the star died in August in his US flat, in Rochester, Minnesota, simply weeks earlier than his forty second birthday – and a deliberate reunion present, hosted by Ant and Dec, together with his actuality TV friends.
The singer died after inhaling ache aid drug chloroethane, which he had been taking since struggling accidents following a automobile crash in 2010.
His funeral in Bearsden, at which a lone piper performed the ballad Caledonia, was attended by household and pals together with Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, who paid tribute to his ‘brother in arms’.
ANDY GORAM, July 2, aged 58
GERS legend Andy Goram was as massive a personality off the pitch as he was on it.
The sportsman gained 43 Scotland caps and a bucket load of honours with Rangers, the place he was voted the membership’s greatest ever keeper.
And he additionally graced the Theatre of Desires for Manchester United as he introduced the curtain down on a glittering profession.
The all-round sportsman additionally grew to become the one particular person in historical past to have performed in a first-class cricket match and a full worldwide soccer sport for Scotland.
He died in July after a brief battle with most cancers, and was celebrated by a few of soccer’s largest names at his funeral, in Glasgow’s Wellington Church.
DODDIE WEIR, November 26, aged 52
RUGBY star Doddie Weir died in November aged 52 after a fierce battle with Motor Neurone Illness (MND).
The Edinburgh-born lock was identified with the debilitating illness in 2017 and virtually instantly began utilizing his platform to fundraise for analysis into the situation, making greater than £8million within the course of.
Throughout his profession, the 6ft 6in sportsman gained 61 caps for Scotland and performed for the British and Irish Lions in South Africa.
An enormous favorite with the Murrayfield crowd, he was as soon as described by commentator Invoice McLaren as being “on the cost like a mad giraffe”.
A memorial service was held for Doddie, actual identify George, earlier this month with stars like Kenny and Gabby Logan and Phil Vickery turning out to pay their respects.
ROBBIE COLTRANE, October 14, aged 72
GIANT of display Robbie Coltrane was greatest identified for enjoying Hagrid within the Harry Potter flicks – however had greater than 4 magical many years of performing underneath his belt.
Born in Rutherglen, he began performing in theatre roles within the Nineteen Seventies earlier than transferring to telly, starring alongside Daybreak French and Jennifer Saunders in The Comedian Strip presents.
He had humorous film roles within the likes of Nuns on the Run and extra critical elements, in Bond flicks and the good Cracker.
But it surely was his portrayal of Hogwarts groundskeeper and half-giant Rubeus Hagrid that can stay on within the minds of generations of film followers.
The actor, who gained an “excellent contribution” to movie accolade from Bafta Scotland in 2011, died in October aged 72 after his well being deteriorated in the previous couple of years.
JOHN ‘YOGI’ HUGHES, August 1, aged 79
CELTIC stalwart John ‘Yogi’ Hughes handed away in August on the age of 79.
And it might have been many years since he retired, however membership followers nonetheless lined the streets to pay tribute to the sportsman who performed greater than 400 occasions for the Glasgow aspect and gained numerous accolades alongside the best way.
He was a part of the Lisbon Lion squad who gained the European Cup in 1967 and, though was not within the aspect that gained the ultimate, was awarded a winner’s medal for his efforts.
A Celtic man till his final breath, his household mentioned he was singing membership anthems only a day earlier than he died, following a brief sickness.
RAB NOAKES, November 11, aged 75
STEALERS Wheel legend Rab Noakes grew up in Cupar, Fife.
He was a founding member of the band – greatest identified for his or her hit single Caught within the Center with You – which additionally featured music icon Gerry Rafferty and appeared in Reservoir Canine.
And he additionally solid a profitable profession as a solo artist.
The singer songwriter, who handed away in November, aged 75 launched greater than 20 albums and carried out at festivals comparable to Celtic Connections.
He was additionally a senior producer of music at BBC Scotland with telly boss Steve Carson saying: “His contribution to music in Scotland can’t be overstated.”
JIMMY BELL, Could 3, aged 69
RANGERS stars and followers have been left devastated when the membership’s legendary kitman Jimmy Bell after his sudden demise at 69.
Bell labored as a mechanic and driver at Park’s coach agency earlier than becoming a member of the Gers employees greater than 30 years in the past.
Followers positioned flowers, scarves and tops on the stadium gates after information broke of his passing.
And his hearse was pushed previous Ibrox as supporters lined the streets on the day of his funeral.
IAN HAMILTON, October 4, aged 97
STONE of Future thief Ian Hamilton handed away in October.
He was one in every of a group of 4 – which additionally included Gavin Vernon, Alan Stuart and Kay Matheson – who returned the symbolic relic to Scotland after a daring break-in of Westminster Abbey on Christmas Eve 1950.
Hamilton and his accomplices have been charged, however by no means prosecuted over the incident.
He grew to become a lawyer, rector of Aberdeen Uni and energetic member of the Scottish Nationalist Celebration all through his life.
DAN MCCAFFERTY, November 8, aged 76
FLAMBOYANT rocker and frontman of rock group Nazareth died in November.
The musician was each inch a 70s rocker and sang for the group for greater than 4 many years, with 20 albums and a worldwide hit single, Love Hurts, alongside the best way.
Continual obstructive pulmonary illness pressured his retirement in 2013.
The star was, nevertheless, nonetheless capable of document a solo album in 2019.
MARTIN DUFFY, December 18, aged 55
THE Primal Scream keyboardist died earlier this month after struggling a mind harm.
Birmingham-born Martin began with band Felt after answering an advert asking: Do You Need To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star?
He later performed on the Scots band’s 1991 album Screamadelica, and with The Charlatans from 1996 in addition to contributing to songs by Oasis and The Chemical Brothers.
Scream singer Bobby Gillespie referred to as him “our soul brother”.
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