Remembering the Celebrities Who Passed in 2020

Remembering the Celebrities Who Passed in 2020

Remembering the Celebrities Who Passed in 2020. 2020 has affected everyone in some way. First and foremost, we want to wish our deepest condolences to anyone who has lost a love one during these uncertain times. We are so sorry for your loss and we hope their memory and legacy live on, though they no longer walk this earth.

We wish to honor all of those who have passed this year and mourn alongside those who have been affected by the pandemic and beyond, and in conjunction we wanted to highlight the celebrities and notable members of society who have passed this year for varying reasons. We also issue our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans of the individuals we lost in 2020.

Hillard “Sweet Pea” Atkinson, 1945 – 2020 (Singer)


Orson Bean, 1928 – 2020 (Actor/Comedian)

Ronald Bell, 1951 – 2020 (Singer/Composer)

Honor Blackman, 1925 – 2020 (Actress)

Chadwick Boseman, 1976 – 2020 (Actor)

Wilford Brimley, 1934 – 2020 (Actor)

Lou Brock, 1939 – 2020 (Althete/MLB)

Kobe Bryant, 1978 – 2020 (Athlete/NBA)

Gianna Bryant, 2006 – 2020 (Athlete)

Jeremy Bulloch, 1945 – 2020 (Actor)

Edd Byrnes, 1932 – 2020 (Actor)

Pierre Cardin, 1922 – 2020 (Fashion Designer)

John le Carré 1931-2020 (Author)

Mary Higgins Clark, 1927 – 2020 (Author)

Sean Connery, 1930 – 2020 (Actor)

Robert Conrad, 1935 – 2020 (Actor)

Nick Cordero, 1978 – 2020 (Actor)

Mac Davis, 1942 – 2020 (Singer/Songwriter)

Gene Deitch, 1924 – 2020 (Comic Artist)

Natalie Desselle-Reid, 1967 – 2020 (Actress)

Bryan Dennehy, 1938 – 2020 (Actor)

Tommy DeVito, 1928 – 2020 (Singer)

Kevin Dobson, 1943 – 2020 (Actor)

Kirk Douglas, 1916 – 2020 (Actor)

Tony Fernandez, 1962 – 2020 (Athlete/MLB)

Rhonda Fleming, 1923 – 2020 (Actress)

John Fletcher 1964-2020 (Singer/Songwriter)

Whitey Ford, 1928 – 2020 (Athlete/MLB)

Bob Gibson, 1935 – 2020 (Athlete/MLB)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933 – 2020 (Supreme Court Justice)

Mary Pat Gleason, 1950 – 2020 (Actress/Writer)

Peter Green, 1946 – 2020 (Musician)

Winston Groom Jr., 1943 – 2020 (Author)

Olivia de Havilland, 1916 – 2020 (Actress)

Buck Henry, 1930 – 2020 (Director/Writer)

Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, 1942 – 2020 (Singer)

Ian Holm, 1931 – 2020 (Actor)

Roy Horn, 1944 – 2020 (Magician)

Paul Hornung, 1935 – 2020 (Athlete/NFL)

Jon Huber 1979-2020 (Actor/Athlete/Wrestler)

Grant Imahara, 1970 – 2020 (Engineer/Actor)

Rocky Johnson, 1944 – 2020 (Athlete/Wrestler)

Terry Jones, 1942 – 2020 (Actor/Comedian)

Al Kaline, 1934 – 2020 (Athlete/MLB)

Hal Ketchum, 1953-2020 (Singer/Songwriter)

Hugh Keays-Byrne, 1947 – 2020 (Actor)

Irrfan Khan, 1967 – 2020 (Actor)

David Lander, 1947 – 2020 (Actor)

Don Larsen, 1929 – 2020 (Athlete/MLB)

Jim Lehrer, 1934 – 2020 (News Anchor)

John Lewis, 1940 – 2020 (Congressman/Civil Rights Leader)

James Lipton, 1926 – 2020 (Actor)

Rebecca Luker 1961-2020 (Actress/Singer)

Diego Maradona, 1960 – 2020 (Athlete/Soccer)

Terrence McNally, 1938 – 2020 (Playwright/Screen Writer)

Joe Morgan, 1943 – 2020 (Athlete/Coach/MLB)

Johnny Nash, 1940 – 2020 (Singer/Songwriter)

Fred ‘Curly’ Neal, 1942 – 2020 (Athlete/Harlem Globetrotter)

Phil Niekro, 1939 – 2020 (Athlete/MLB)

K.T. Oslin 1942-2020 (Singer)

Ken Osmond, 1943 – 2020 (Actor)

Pat Patterson, 1941 – 2020 (Athlete/Wrestler)

Neil Peart, 1952 – 2020 (Musician/Songwriter)

Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard), 1932 – 2020 (Signer)

Regis Philbin, 1931 – 2020 (TV Host/Actor)

Kelly Preston, 1962 – 2020 (Actress)

Charley Pride, 1934 – 2020 (Singer)

John Prine, 1946 – 2020 (Singer/Songwriter)

Dave Prowse, 1935 – 2020 (Actor)

Lin Qi 1981-2020 (Producer)

Adolfo ‘Shabba-Doo’ Quiñones 1955-2020 (Actor)

Helen Reddy, 1941 – 2020 (Singer)

Carl Reiner, 1922 – 2020 (Actor/Comedian)

Ann Reinking, 1949 – 2020 (Actress/Choreographer)

Tony Rice, 1951 – 2020 (Musician)

Diana Rigg, 1938 – 2020 (Actress)

Naya Rivera, 1987 – 2020 (Actress/Singer)

Kenny Rogers, 1938 – 2020 (Singer/Songwriter)

John Saxon, 1936 – 2020 (Actor)

Gale Sayers, 1943 – 2020 (Athlete/NFL)

Florian Schneider, 1947 – 2020 (Musician)

Don Shula, 1930 – 2020 (Coach/NFL)

Joel Schumacher, 1939 -2020 (Director)

Tom Seaver, 1944 – 2020 (Athlete/MLB)

David Stern, 1942 – 2020 (NBA Executive)

Jerry Stiller, 1927 – 2020 (Actor/Comedian)

John Thompson Jr., 1941 – 2020 (Coach NBA)

Christopher Tolkien, 1924 – 2020 (Author)

Peter Tork, 1942 – 2020 (Musician)

Alex Trebek, 1940 – 2020 (Actor/TV Host)

Eddie Van Halen, 1955 – 2020 (Musician)

Max von Sydow, 1929 – 2020 (Actor)

Lyle Waggoner, 1935 – 2020 (Actor)

Dawn Wells, 1938 – 2020 (Actress)

Fred Willard, 1933 – 2020 (Actor)

Bill Withers, 1938 – 2020 (Singer)

Betty Wright, 1953 – 2020 (Singer)

Chuck Yeager, 1923 – 2020 (Aviator)

Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of those we lost in 2020. ?

*This may not be a complete list of those who have passed in 2020, as there are hundreds of losses to list and there is a possibility some celebrities were missed. We are equally sad to hear of their passings and wish their loved ones well.

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