This year, we bid farewell to numerous celebrities. Some goodbyes were harder than others.
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Join us as we remember the talent, smiles and voices we lost in 2020 by scrolling through our gallery below.
1. Natalie Desselle-ReidSource:Getty
Actress Natalie Desselle-Reid died on December 7 at age 53. She was best known for her role in B.A.P.S.
2. King VonSource:Getty
Rapper King Von was shot and killed during a fight at an Atlanta hookah bar on November 6. He was 26.
3. Sean ConnerySource:Getty
Sean Connery, best known for playing James Bond, died at age 90 on October 31.
4. Alex TrebekSource:Getty
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died at age 80 after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer on November 8.
5. Charley PrideSource:WENN
Legendary country musician Charley Pride died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 86.
6. Chadwick BosemanSource:Getty
7. Little RichardSource:Getty
Little Richard died from bone cancer on May 9. He was 87.
8. John LewisSource:Getty
Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis died in July after battling stage four pancreatic cancer.
9. Ruth Bader GinsburgSource:WENN
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 on September 18 after battling metastatic pancreatic cancer.
10. Regis PhilbinSource:Getty
Famed television host Regis Philbin died of natural causes at age 88 on July 24.
11. C. T. VivianSource:Getty
C. T. Vivian, civil rights leader and field general for Martin Luther King Jr., died at age 95 on July 17.
12. Kobe BryantSource:WENN
Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California in January alongside his daughter Gianna and seven other people.
13. Cliff RobinsonSource:Getty
Cliff Robinson, former NBA player and Survivor contestant died at age 53 in August.
14. Frederick “Toots” HibbertSource:WENN
Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, singer and frontman of Toots and the Maytals, died at age 77 in September.
15. Zindzi MandelaSource:WENN
Zindzi Mandela, youngest daughter of Nelson Mandela, died on July 13 at the age of 59.
16. Naya RiveraSource:WENN
Naya Rivera was found dead on July 13 after going missing while boating with her 4-year-old son. She was 33.
17. Kelly PrestonSource:WENN
Kelly Preston died on July 12 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
18. Gregory Tyree BoyceSource:Getty
Twilight actor Gregory Tyree Boyce was found dead alongside his girlfriend on May 13. Their cause of deaths have not been released.
19. Danny TidwellSource:Getty
Danny Tidwell from the television show “So You Think You Can Dance,” died in a car crash on March 6. He was 35.
20. B. SmithSource:Getty
B. Smith, model and restauranteur, died of early onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 70 on February 22.
21. Andre HarrellSource:Getty
Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell died at age 59 in May.
22. Betty WrightSource:Getty
Grammy-winning soul singer Betty Wright died from cancer at the age of 66.
23. Nick GordonSource:WENN
Nick Gordon died from a reported drug overdose on New Year’s Day.
24. Pop SmokeSource:Getty
Pop Smoke was killed by masked gunmen in a Los Angeles home invasion on February 19. He was 20.
25. Lexii AlijaiSource:Getty
Rapper Lexii Alijai died at age 21 on New Year’s Day.
26. Rocky JohnsonSource:Getty
Rocky Johnson, former WWE wrestler and Dwayne Johnson’s father, died in January. He was 75.
27. Kenny RogersSource:WENN
Country singer Kenny Rogers died of natural causes on March 20. He was 81.
28. Kirk DouglasSource:WENN
Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103 on February 5.
29. Fred ‘Curly’ NealSource:Getty
Former Harlem Globetrotters star Fred ‘Curly’ Neal died at the age of 77 in March.
30. Earl CameronSource:Getty
Earl Cameron, one of the first Black actors to break into British cinema, died in his sleep on July 3. He was 102.
31. Jerry StillerSource:Getty
Actor Jerry Stiller died of natural caused in May. He was 92.
32. John “Ecstasy” Fletcher of WhodiniSource:Getty
Fletcher (pictured right) died on December 23.