Celebrities That We’ve Lost This 2020

Published on 01/05/2021
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Death, for us all, is inevitable. A lot of us never know when, and rightly so, but some of our friends and family are gone too soon. We are still connected to the lost celebrities who have entertained us for years or decades, although they may not be our friends. Whether from the world of sports, red Hollywood carpets, behind the glass in the recording studio, or on TV and movie screens, these lost celebrities are sorely missed. Since our parents were children, some of these celebrities have existed, others have arisen in recent years, but all made significant contributions to our entertainment and influence. For their selfless contributions to their fields, remember all those lost celebrities. Each day, their work still inspires us.

All The Celebrities We've Loved and Lost This 2020

All The Celebrities We’ve Loved and Lost This 2020

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, commonly known as the ‘Black Mamba’ on the court, was one of the greatest basketball players ever to play the game, playing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a shooting guard in his 20-season career. Five NBA championships, 18 All-Star awards, and two-time NBA Finals MVP status resulted from his expertise, leadership, and competitive personality. On retirement, he won the 2017 film’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Dear Basketball. At the beginning of 2020, traveling to a travel basketball match with his daughter, Gianna, their private helicopter fell tragically.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Juice WRLD

Jarad Anthony Higgins, known worldwide as Juice Wrld, was a former American rapper and singer out of Chicago. His hit “Lucid Dreams” was played on Spotify over a billion times. In addition to an earlier hit, Lucid Dreams enabled Juice Wrld to obtain contracts with Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions and Interscope Productions, and All Girls Are the Same. Higgins passed away upon ingestion of several unknown pills during a flight from Van Nuys, California, to Chicago, Illinois.

Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD

Cameron Boyce

Boyce may look familiar to the older audience as being one of the Eagle Eye plot pieces starring Shia Lebouf and as the son of Adam Sandler in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. He was a pillar on the Disney Channel, featuring Jessie, Gamer’s Pretty Much Everything Guide, as well as the voice acting of Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Boyce died of complications due to his epilepsy at the young age of 20.

Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce

Rocky Johnson

Even if his son, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, leapfrogged him in the Fame Department, Rocky Johnson was the original professional wrestler of the family. Rocky, born in Canada, started his wrestling career in 1964, having won several National Wrestling Alliance titles. The duo won the 1983 World Tag Team Championship in 1983, alongside tag team partner Tony Atlas, and became World Wrestling Entertainment’s first black champions. Johnson died of pulmonary embolism, believing that in early January 2020 he had the flu, ignoring the visit of a prospective doctor.

Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson

Rip Torn

Rip Torn, with a career spanning over 60 years, was a noted actor and voice actor. As Patches O’houlihan, Zed in the Men in Black Franchise, and as Arties on The Larry Sanders Show, he’s immortalized in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Torn passed away at the age of 88 from Alzheimer’s and its complications.

Rip Torn

Rip Torn

Neil Peart

The main lyricist and drummer of the band Rush was Neil Peart, known for being the youngest person to be inducted into the 1983 Modern Drummer Readers Poll Hall of Fame. Also, during his travels, a noted author, Canadian songwriter, and musician created many memoirs while integrating fantasy, philosophy, and humanitarian themes into his lyrics. After a three-plus-year illness, Neil passed away from his glioblastoma fight at age 67.

Neil Peart

Neil Peart

Chuy Bravo

Chuy Bravo, the famous Mexican-American actor, born as Jesus Melgoza, was Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on her talk show, Chelsea Lately. Bravo, who had immigrated to the California San Fernando Valley with his family at the age of 15, started acting during the early 90s. He was even featured in Pirates of the Caribbean 2007: At the World’s End. As one of his enduring decisions to help his Latin community talents find work in different entertainment projects, Chuy founded the Bravo Academy in Los Angeles.

Chuy Bravo

Chuy Bravo

Stephanie Sherk

Stephanie Sherk, who was born in Ontario, Canada, relocated to the US to further her modeling career, producer, as well as actress. The CSI: Cyber actress and her role in #Hashtag: The Series may be recognized by you. Valentine’s Day, Crash Landing, and Big Date are included in the writing credits.

Stephanie Sherk

Stephanie Sherk

Beth Chapman

Beth Chapman, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s famous wife, co-starred with Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman’s husband on the reality television series Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog, and Beth: On the Hunt Dog’s Most Wanted. Two years after the filming of Dog’s show began, however, the two got married in 2006. In 2019, in late June, she was placed in a medical coma, passing away from cancer complications days later.

Beth Chapman

Beth Chapman

Ashley Massaro

Former WWE wrestler, radio, TV host, glamorous model, Survivor: China contestant, Massaro. As a wrestler, Massaro was best known for her career and joined WWE in 2005. She was first seen moving to SmackDown on the Raw brand! The WWE Tag Team champions are Paul London and Brian Kendrick. She left and appeared in TV and music videos in July 2008 and even worked as a DJ for 94.3 The Shark.

Ashley Massaro

Ashley Massaro

Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello was a great Italian-descended American actor. His credits include Once Upon a time in American, The Purpose Rose of Cairo, Moonstruck, Harlem Nights, and of course, The Godfather Part II. Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor to portray Salvator “Sal” Frangione in Do the Right Thing.

Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello

John Witherspoon

John Weatherspoon (AKA Witherspoon) appeared in Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats, Vampire in Brooklyn, TV shows such as The Boondocks, and The Tracy Morgan Show Wayans Bros. began his Hollywood career in 1965. The Detroit-born actors have also appeared in Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U,” LL Cool J’s “Ain’t Nobody,” and Goodie Mob’s “They Don’t Dance No Mo” music videos.

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

Regis Philbin

This official statement was released after Regis ‘passing – “His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about,” the statement read. “We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career…”

Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin

Grant Imahara

On July 13th, 2020, MythBusters’ star Grant Imahara passed away from a brain aneurysm at 49. In season 3, the engineer joined the Discovery Channel series, quickly becoming a fan-favorite team member.

Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara

Naya Rivera

The victim of a tragic accident while spending the day on Lake Piru with her four-year-old son was Naya Rivera, best known for her time on ‘Glee.’ After they had gone swimming together, the young boy was found alone on the rental pontoon. She never made it back to the boat.

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera

Kelly Preston

Actress Kelly Preston fought cancer for two years before succumbing to it on July 12, 2020, at 57. John Travolta’s late wife was best known for her roles in ‘Jerry Maguire,” For Love of the Game’ and What A Girl Wants.’

Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston

Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner had over six decades of a long and illustrious career as a comedy writer, director, and actor. On June 29th, 2020, at the age of 98, Reiner died of natural causes. His work on television, film, and the stage led to nine American Humor Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and the Mark Twain Prize.

Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner

Mary Pat Gleason

On June 2nd, 2020, at 70, Mary Pat Gleason died. You may not be familiar with her name, but you know her face and her iconic personality. Her acting credits list continues, but French teacher Madame Oeuf on Saved by the Bell, dressing room attendant Lucille on Sex and City, elementary school teacher Mrs. Butters on Desperate Housewives, and homeless woman Sally on Will & Grace were the outstanding TV roles. Her best-known film appearances were in A Cinderella Story, Intolerable Cruelty, The Crucible, and I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Mary Pat Gleason

Mary Pat Gleason

Fred Willard

Fred Willard was a comedy legend and was featured in your long list of favorite TV shows and films. He died of natural causes on 15 May 2020 and left behind a legacy that greatly affected both the comedy and Hollywood genre.

Fred Willard

Fred Willard

Jerry Stiller

On May 11th, 2020, Jerry Stiller, the actor, and director Ben Stiller’s father, died of natural causes. He tweeted, “He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you, Dad.” Jerry Stiller was known for his role in the show “Seinfeld” as Frank Costanza and about a decade later in the sitcom, “The King of Queens,” as Arthur Spooner.

Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Little Richard

On May 9, 2020, at the age of 87, Little Richard, the wild man of early rock n’ roll, died following his bone cancer battle. He was responsible for “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally” hits like that.

Little Richard

Little Richard

Sam Lloyd

Comedy actor Sam Lloyd lost his battle with lung cancer on April 30th, 2020. If you were a fan of ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Seinfeld,’ then you surely know his face, and without his presence, what the shows would have been. Actor Zach Braff tweeted, “Rest In peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with.” “Sam Lloyd made me crack up and break character every single time we did a scene together. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy.”

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Howard Finkel

The legendary Hall of Fame ring announcer for the World Wrestling Federation, now known as WWE, was Howard Finkel. In 2018, Finkel allegedly suffered a major stroke and had been in poor health ever since. Iconic is his deep, booming voice, introducing to the ring the likes of Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Ric Flair. On April 16th, 2020, he passed away.

Howard Finkel

Howard Finkel

Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas, Keifer Sutherland’s actress and mother, died from pneumonia complications on April 5, 2020. The actress appeared as Mrs. Starch in director Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” (1962) and David Cronenberg’s “Dead Ringers” (1988) and as a widowed mother during the Depression in the television drama “Wind at My Back” (1996). For her performance in the 1999 TV film “Shadow Lake,” she won a Gemini Award.

Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas

Bill Withers

Regardless of the generation in that you were born, it would be a sin not to know Bill Withers’ songs. For such hits as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me and “Use Me,” he was the singer/songwriter. He died from a long battle with cardiovascular disease on March 20th, 2020.

Bill Withers

Bill Withers

Kenny Rogers

Rogers was one of the true crossover artists in music, and scoring hits with songs like “Islands in the Stream” and “Lucille” in both country and pop. “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81,” his rep said. “Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family. The family is planning a small private service out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency. They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.”

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers

Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow passed away in Provence, France, on March 8th, 2020. In The Exorcist’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ he is most famous for his roles. He was renowned as one of the most successful Swedish actors ever for the gravitas he brought to his roles.

Max Von Sydow

Max Von Sydow

James Lipton

At the old age of 93, James Lipton died following his battle with bladder cancer. He was the ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ creator and hod, where he interviewed some of Hollywood’s top stars about their acting methods and inspirations that made their careers so successful.

James Lipton

James Lipton

Esther Scott

At the age of 66 in L.A., Esther Scott suffered a heart attack. In The Birth of a Nation’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood,’ she was best known for her roles. In over seventy movies and countless TV shows, she made a career of being the nurturing yet strict motherly figure.

Esther Scott

Esther Scott

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor, passed away when he was 103. Michael wrote on Instagram, “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.” He continued, “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in setting a standard for all of us to aspire to.”

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas

John Singleton

Known for directing Boyz n the Hood in 1991, the director was the first African American and youngest person ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director at 24. Singleton also directed 2 Fast 2 Furious, Shaft, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice, and Rosewood, the 1997 drama. Singleton passed away in April 2019, after being taken off life support, days before the stroke.

John Singleton

John Singleton

Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon became a model in the entertainment industry at the very young age of 13. However, she would win a Golden Globe in the 1962 film for her role as the title character, Lolita. Lyon’s other credits include The Night of the Iguana, Evel Knievel, Tony Rome, and 7 Women.

Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon

Silvio Horta

For adapting the Colombian soap opera, Yo soy Betty, la fea, to ABC’s Ugly Betty, Silvio Horta, an American screenwriter, and producer, will be remembered. He accepted the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series-Ugly Betty-mentioning, “Like most of us up here, Betty is an immigrant, and The American Dream is alive and well and in reach of anybody who wants it.” The first ten Cuban-Americans began their own production company, Silent H Productions, often mispronounced as a humorous mention of their last name.

Silvio Horta

Silvio Horta

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Elizabeth Wurtzel, best known as the American writer/journalist for publishing Prozac Nation, often focused her work on her personal struggles involving addiction, depression, and personal/work life. She became a Generation X voice because of her confessional-style memoirs, driving an uptick in this very personal writing style. At the age of 52, Wurtzel died in 2020 of complications related to metastasized breast cancer.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Buck Henry

Known for co-writing The Graduate, What’s Up, Doc?, Henry, an American actor, director, and screenwriter, Mel Brooks co-created Get Smart. Between 1976 and 1980, he went on to host SNL 10 times and guest star in Will & Grace, 30 Rock, and Hot in Cleveland. After a heart attack at 89 in Los Angeles, Henry passed away in 2020.

Buck Henry

Buck Henry

Alexis Eddy

Alexis Eddy was a contestant for MTV reality on Are You the One? Her past drug abuse history has become a large portion of her screen persona. She described herself as “just a washed-up MTV reality star wondering why people still care what she’s up to….,”  She died at her home in early 2020 from cardiac arrest.

Alexis Eddy

Alexis Eddy

Ed Byrnes

The American actor best recognized as the lead in 77 Sunset Strip was Edward Byrne Breitenberger, even better known as Eddy Byrnes. In 1978’s Grease, he was also a notable cast member as the teen-dance host, Vince Fontaine. His son, Logan, an anchor for KUSI-TV News, San Diego, California, continues the Byrnes-family television history.

Ed Byrnes

Ed Byrnes

Emily Hartridge

Emily was a well-known YouTuber and TV presenter from Britain. Her vlogs started in 2012 and were published in the series Ten Reasons Why… Modern life, love, sex, relationships, and mental health were often discussed in her videos. She was struck by a truck in South West London while riding an e-scooter in July 2019. She is supposedly the first person to succumb in the country to injuries involving an e-scooter.

Emily Hartridge

Emily Hartridge

Kevin Fret

The first openly gay Latin trap artist, Kevin Fret, was also a popular Puerto Rican rapper and vocalist. In Springfield, Massachusetts, Fret graduated from Roger L Putnam Vocational-Technical High School. In a country where gay people are still mocked, bullied, and killed, Fret was known for “breaking gender norms […] and stigma about being gay, gender nonconforming, and expressing gender identity freely – in a country where gay people still get mocked, bullied and killed,” mentioned queer activist and filmmaker, Samy Nemir Olivares. Fret was gunned down while riding his motorcycle in January 2019.

Kevin Fret

Kevin Fret

Scott Patric

At the age of 53, Patric, a makeup artist on the Project Runway All-Stars, died due to a heart attack in his sleep. The artist has worked with many celebrities in demand, such as Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, and Madonna. His friends noted that he would be greatly missed because of his warmth, creativity, and hearty mustache.

Scott Patric

Scott Patric

Stan Kirsch

Stan Kirsch began his entertainment career at just four years of age by appearing in several Campbell’s soup commercials. He appeared in the fast-living soap opera Riders at the Sky and General Hospital in 1992. In Highlander: The Series, the actor is recognized for his role as Richie Ryan, but he also played Friends, Family Law, and JAG.

Stan Kirsch

Stan Kirsch

Norma Michaels

Norma Michaels is best known for portraying Josephine in The King of Queens, with a Hollywood career spanning 6 decades. Michaels got her to start the Jack Benny Show, but she would end up earning credits for her work in Modern Family, Highway to Heaven, Everybody Loves Raymond, and in the Wedding Crashers and Easy A movies.

Norma Michaels

Norma Michaels

Chadwick Boseman

As his wife revealed that he had been fighting colon cancer for the past four years, Chadwick Boseman’s loss was a complete surprise to the fans and costars. All the while, Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and of course, King T’Challa in Marvel’s “Black Panther” were incredibly determined to work through the treatment, giving the world performances.

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman

Diana Rigg

Actress Dame Diana Rigg was most recently renowned as Olenna Tyrell for her role in ‘Game of Thrones.’ Her daughter said that after being diagnosed in March of 2020, she died of cancer at 84. She added, “She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter, and a great pride in her profession.”

Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

Alex Trebek

Legendary Jeopardy-host! A year before Alex Trebek announced pancreatic cancer. Luckily, that gave his fans time to appreciate what they had in the host and prepare for what would be an unimaginable loss for all. During the pandemic, Trebek said he spent the last year of his life doing small house projects, as he was too immune to leave. At age 80, he was surrounded by his family and a small gathering of friends as he passed. Trebek wrote about his memoir hopes for his legacy. “I’d like to be remembered first of all as a good and loving husband and father, and also as a decent man who did his best to help people perform at their best,” he wrote. “I’ll be perfectly content if that’s how my story ends: sitting on the swing with the woman I love … my wonderful children nearby.”

Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

MF Doom

Daniel Dumile, was best known by his stage name MF Doom or Doom. He was a British-American rapper and record producer. During the 2000s, Dumile became a huge figure of underground hip hop, celebrated for his elaborate wordplay, signature metal mask, and stage persona ‘supervillain.’ He was characterized by many after his death as one of the scene’s “most celebrated, whimsical and mysterious figures.” The British rapper died at the age of 49, on October 31, 2020.

MF Doom

MF Doom

Dawn Wells

Wells was crowned Miss Nevada in 1959 and represented her state in the 1960 pageant of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Wells debuted on ABC’s The Roaring 20s and The New Interns in Hollywood and also appeared in episodes like The Joey Bishop Show, the 77 Sunset Strip, Cheyenne, Maverick, and Bonanza. During 1964, on Gilligan Island, she starred as Mary Ann and played her signature role. At the age of 82 Wells died in Los Angeles on December 30, 2020. According to many sources her death was due to causes related to COVID-19 during the California pandemic.

Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells

Joe Clark

Clark received national fame when he was the principal of Paterson, New Jersey, Eastside High School. This was all because of the measure he took to improve school standards. The high school principal, was also the inspiration for Morgan Freeman’s 1989 film Lean On Me. Joe Clark passes away on December 29 at 82 after fighting an unspecified illness. According to a statement that was released by his family, Clark died in Gainesville, Florida, and was surrounded by loved ones at the time.

Joe Clark

Joe Clark

Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro is the renowned MLB player, whose signature knuckleball got him inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997. Sadly, on 26 December 2020, after a long battle with cancer, Niekro passed away in his sleep at 81 years old.  In a statement, the Atlanta Braves paid tribute to him by saying “a constant presence over the years, in our clubhouse, our alumni activities, and throughout Braves Country.”

Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro

Tony Rice

David Anthony Rice was an influential, American bluegrass musician and guitarist. He played acoustic guitar and his music ranged from bluegrass, progressive bluegrass, newgrass, and acoustic jazz. Rice was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2013. On Christmas eve, December 25th. the famous bluegrass guitarist died in his home in Reidsville, North Carolina.

Tony Rice

Tony Rice

Brodie Lee

Jonathan Huber was a professional wrestler and actor from the USA. In the WWE world, he performed under the ring name Luke Harper during the period of 2012 to 2019. However when he performed in All Elite Wrestling, he went by the name Brodie Lee. Amanda Huber, his wife, released a statement confirming that the professional wrestler died on December 26, after a “battle with a non-COVID-related lung issue.”

Brodie Lee

Brodie Lee

Rebecca Luker

American actress, singer, and recording artist, Rebecca Luker was known for her “crystal clear operatic soprano” and long runs in Broadway musicals. Her career spanned over 3 successful decades. Luker was nominated for 3 Tony Awards, 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and 2 Drama Desk Awards. Sadly, at the age of 59, Rebecca Luker passed away on December 23, 2020. The news came just 10 months after she had announced that she had been diagnosed with ALS.

Rebecca Luker

Rebecca Luker

Jeremy Bulloch

English actor, Jeremy Andrew Bulloch’s career stretched over more than 6 decades. He gained world wide recognition for creating the physical portrayal of Boba Fett in the Star Wars franchise, and starred as the character in the movies The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. After suffering from several health complications after living with Parkinson’s’ Disease for some years, he passed away at the age of 75.

Jeremy Bulloch

Jeremy Bulloch

Ann Reinking

American actress, dancer, and choreographer, Ann Reinking predominantly worked in musical theater, starring in noteworthy Broadway productions like Coco, Over Here! Charley, Chicago, Dancin’, and Sweet Charity’s Goodtime. The Tony award winner, was extremely famous during the 1970s on Broadway for playing Chicago’s Roxie Hart. At the age of 71, on December 12, Ann Reinking passed away. Her sister-in-law, Dahrla King, confirmed that Reinking had passed in her sleep.

Ann Reinking

Ann Reinking

John Le Carre

David John Moore Cornwell might not sound so familiar, that’s because the went by the name John Le Carre. He was famous for writing novels which then all went on to be adapted for films and television, some included Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Little Drummer Girl, The Night Manager, The Constant Gardener, and A Most Wanted Man, both for the British Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Le Carre died of pneumonia on the 12th of December 2020.

John Le Carre

John Le Carre

Charley Pride

Charley Frank Pride, was an American singer, guitarist, and professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came took place between the early to mid-1970s, when he was known as the best-selling performer since Elvis Presley. Throughout his the years of his recording career, he had 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made him number one. Many people were saddened to hear that on December 12, the American superstar died of coronavirus complications in Dallas. He was 86 years old.

Charley Pride

Charley Pride

Carol Sutton

Carol Joan Sutton was an American actress of film, theater and televisions. She was most popular for her appearrences in the films Steel Magnolias, Monster’s Ball and Ray. The amazing actress passed away in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana after a month long battle of COVID-19. Sutton was 76 years old on the day of her death.

Carol Sutton

Carol Sutton

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister

Following several coronavirus symptoms, actor and wrestler, Tommy Lister were found dead in his house on the 10th of December 2020.  following coronavirus symptoms. As stated by CNN, Lister’s manager, Cindy Cowan, said that things “got terrible really quick” it was just one week and the star began to feel sick. “It literally went so fast,” Cowan said.

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister

Jason Slater

American record producer, songwriter, and musician, Jason Slater served as the bassist and backup vocalist for the American rock band Third Eye Blind in 1993. However, after just one year Slater left the band even though they had just recorded their first demo. Slater went on to produce numerous projects, including four albums by a progressive rock band called Queensrÿche. Sadly after he suffered liver failure, he died on December 9 at the age of 49. His daughter Alyssa Carlson, confirmed the news to TMZ.

Jason Slater

Jason Slater

Arnie Robinson Jr.

Arnie Robinson Jr. was a former American athlete and olypian. He won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1972 Olympics and a gold medal in 1976 for the USA team. Following a COVID-19 battle, Arnie passed away on December 1st. The unfortunate news was confirmed by Robinson’s son, Paul Robinson, on December 9, 2020.

Arnie Robinson Jr.

Arnie Robinson Jr.

Natalie Desselle Reid

Famous for her roles in some of the best movies, some of which include, B.A.P.S and Madea’s Big Happy Family and the TV sitcom Eve. The actress was only 53 years old when she died on December 7, after battling colon cancer. Halle Berry, who co-starred with Desselle Reid in 1997’s B.A.P.S, took to Instagram to share a short video showing her hugging her costar and wrote, “I’m in total shock. Completely heartbroken. Gonna need a minute.”

Natalie Desselle Reid

Natalie Desselle Reid

David Prowse

David Prowse was a well-known actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. After battling a brief illness he passed away on November 28. Prowse was 85 years old. Thomas Bovington, the agent of Prowse, confirmed via Twitter, “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and millions of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85,”

David Prowse

David Prowse

Diego Maradona

By no means does the face need an introduction ,right? The Argentinean soccer legend, Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on November 25. His death shook the world and left millions in Argentina absolutely heartbroken. The former athlete, famously scored the “Hand of God” goal during the 1986 World Cup, allegedly suffered a heart attack three weeks after he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain.

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

Leanza Cornett

Former Miss America, Leanza Cornett was known to have one of the brightest and most beautiful spirits. Many even said her laugh was completely infectious. Sadly, the American TV personality died on October 28th after being hospitalized for a head injury. In a statement released on Facebook by Miss America organization, they said, “We know that too so many, including all of you, she meant so much”.  At 49 years old, Cornett left behind her sons, Kai and Avery, whom she shared with ex-husband Mark Steines.

Leanza Cornett

Leanza Cornett

Kenzo Takada

Another star who sadly died of coronavirus complications was fashion designer, who founded the Kenzo brand, Kenzo Takada. He passed away at 81 years old on October 4th 2020 in Paris. The death of Takada happened 50 years after his first collection was launched in the French capital, six years after coming to the country from his native Japan. Takada was actually one of the first male students at Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College.

Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Possibly one of America’s most influential women – Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the USA from 1993 until she died in September 2020. Ginsburg became the court’s second female justice as well as the first Jewish female justice. She passed away due to complications of pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was 87 years old.

Ruth

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Nick Cordero

Nicholas Cordero was a Canadian actor and singer. His career included many roles in both film and television, some of which included, Law & Order, The Talk and Mob Town. Cordero was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Cheech in the 2014 Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway. He passed away in July 2020 at the age 41 due to COVID-19.

Nick

Nick Cordero

Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery was a Scottish actor. Did you know that he was actually the first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond on film? He starred in 7 incredible Bond films between 1962 and 1983. Connery won several awards including, an Academy Award, 1 British Academy Film Award and 2 Golden Globe Awards. On October 31, 2020, Connery died in his sleep at the age of 90.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Rosalind Knight

Rosalind Knight was an English actress who appeared on stage, screen, and television. Her impressive career spanned over approximately 70 years. Some of her more famous movies and TV shows are, Carry On Nurse, Friday Night Dinner and About A Boy. Knight passed away at the 87. The cause of her death was not revealed.

Rosalind Knight

Rosalind Knight


Gérard Houllier

Gérard Paul Francis Houllier was a French football manager and player. Some of the clubs he managed include Paris Saint-Germain, Lens and Liverpool, where he won the FA Cup, League Cup, FA Charity Shield, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 2001. In 2001, Houllier stepped down from his club coaching profession, leaving his managerial role at Aston Villa, this was because of his frequent hospitalizations over heart problems. On December 14th, Gerard Houllier died at the age of 73.

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Gérard Houllier

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