Here’s All the Celebrities Who Have Died in 2020 | 22 Words


2020 was a tough year

And we know, this sounds so depressing. But we'd like to celebrate the lives of those who have touched our lives in some way or another last year. Whether they sang, composed, or played music that we love to listen to when we're feeling down; acted, directed, produced or written movies that remind us of cuddling up with our parents on the sofa; sparked a celebration with a goal, a winning point, or a knockout, or simply made us chuckle, these people are special and deserved to be remembered as the winners that they were.

Nick Gordon, thirty.

Gordon was ex-boyfriend of Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. Gordon was taken in by Whitney Houston when he was twelve-years-old and raised alongside Bobbi Kristina. In the early hours of January 1st, Gordon passed away from a suspected drug overdose.

Silvio Horta, forty-five.

Horta was best known for creating the hugely successful comedy-drama Ugly Betty.  Horta was tragically found dead on January the 7th in his motel in Miami. According to Variety, reports said that the star died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound – strongly suggesting suicide.

Harry Hains, twenty-seven.

Hains was an actor, model, and son of actress, Jane Badler, who rose to fame for his role in American Horror Story: Hotel back in 2015, where he appeared as "boy." The actor died on 7 January, with his mom breaking the news on Instagram: "He was 27 and had the world at his feet. But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction. ‘A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time… I will miss you, Harry, every day of my life."

Kobe Bryant, 41 and Gianna Bryant, 13

The world was left devastated when the news came that Kobe and Gianna Bryant passed away following a tragic helicopter accident. There were an additional 7 victims in the crash, and no survivors. Kobe and Gianna (aged thirteen) left behind wife and mother, Vanessa Bryant, and 3 siblings, Natalia, Bianka and Capri.

Kirk Douglas, 103

Kirk Douglas, one of the actors of the Golden Age, has passed away at age 103. According to TMZ, the retired actor and centenarian passed away this Wednesday, February 5th.

Terry Jones, 77

The Welsh-born actor was the founder of the timeless comedy, Monty Python and alongside massively impacting the world of comedy, he has truly left behind a legacy. Terry died after suffering with dementia.

John Callahan

The All My Children actor died aged 66 following a stroke.

Caroline Flack

The Love Island presenter died by suicide aged just 40.

Alan Merrill

The songwriter best known for "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," died following complications from coronavirus aged 69.

Honor Blackman

The actress and former bond girl died of natural causes aged 94.

John Prine

The legendary country musician died from coronavirus aged 73.

Shirley Knight

The Emmy-winning actress died aged 83 of natural causes.

Adam Schlesinger

The musician best known from Fountains of Wayne died of the coronavirus aged 51.

James Lipton

Host of Inside the Actors Studio and actor, Lipton passed away aged 93.

Kenny Rogers

The singers best known for "Islands in the Stream" died aged 81 from natural causes.

Milly Small

The singer best known for "My Boy Lollipop" died aged 73 following a stroke.

Max von Sydow

The actor known for roles in The Exorcist and Game of Thrones died aged 90.

Edd Byrnes

The actor best known for his role in Grease died aged 86 of natural causes.

Jim Lehrer

The PBS news anchor died aged 85.

Robert Conrad

The Wild Wild West actor died aged 84 of heart failure.

Lynn Cohen

The actress best known for her roles on Sex & The City died aged 86.

Neil Peart

The drummer of the Canadian rock band Rush died from brain cancer aged 67.

Jason Davis

The former child actor died aged 35 following a long battle with substance abuse.

Stuart Whitman

The Oscar-nominated actor died 92 from natural causes.

Lyle Wagonner

The star of The Carol Burnett Show died aged 84.

Mark Blum

The legendary actor passed away aged 69 following coronavirus complications.

Irrfan Khan

The Bollywood star known for The Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire died aged 53 of a colon infection.

Sam Lloyd

The actor best known for his role in Scrubs died aged 56 from cancer.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

The writer best known for Prozac Nation died following a battle with breast cancer.

Ashley "Minnie" Ross

The star of Little Women: Atlanta died aged 34 in a car accident.

Rishi Kapoor

The Bollywood actor died of leukaemia aged 67.

Hank Steinbrenner

The New York Yankees co-owner died age 63.

Howard Finkel

The legendary WWE announcer died aged 69 of unconfirmed causes.

Brian Dennehy

The Broadway star died of natural causes aged 81.

Ranjit Chowdhry

The actor and writer best known for appearing on The Office died aged 64.

Ashley Mattingly

The Playboy playmate died by suicide aged 33.

Dimitri Diatchenko

The Chernobyl Diaries star died aged 52.

Pop Smoke

The rapper (real name Bashar Jackson) died aged 20 during a home invasion.

Katherine Johnson

The famed mathematician and inspiration behind Hidden Figures died aged 101.

Joe Coulombe

The founder of Trader Joe's died aged 89 after a long battle with illness.

Claudette Nevins

The Broadway actress died aged 82.

Roger Mayweather

The boxing champion died aged 58 of complications related to diabetes.

Terence McNally

The Ton Award-winning playwright died of coronavirus aged 81.

Joe Diffie

The country singer died aged 61 of coronavirus.

Patricia Bosworth

The actress best known for her role in The Nun's Story died aged 86 of coronavirus.

Jay Benedict

The Alien actor died aged 68 following complications due to coronavirus.

Maeve Kennedy McKean

The niece of JFK disappeared alongside her son Gideon while kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay. They two were declared dead on April 3rd.

Rocky Johnson

Professional wrestler and father to The Rock, he passed away aged 75.

Danny Tidwell

The professional dancer best known for So You Think You Can Dance died aged 35 following a car accident.

Bill Withers

The legendary soul singer died aged 81 with heart complications.

Stirling Moss

The famous Formula One drive died aged 90 following multiple health issues.

Florian Schneider

The founding member of Kraftwerk died from cancer aged 73.

Tyler Gwozdz

The former Bachelorette contestant died aged 29 from a drug overdose.

Alexis Eddy

The former Are You The One? contestant died from an overdose aged 23.

Brian Howe

The Bad Company vocalist died aged 66 following a heart attack.

Little Richard

The rock and roll legend died aged 87 following a battle with bone cancer.

Jerry Stiller

The comedian and father of Ben Stiller passed away aged 92 due to natural causes.

Kiyotaka Suetake

Kiyotaka Suetake, also known as Shobushi, tragically died aged 28 due to multiple organ failure caused by coronavirus.

Princess Maria Galitzine

Maria passed away suddenly aged 31. According to the obituary, the late princess died of a sudden cardiac aneurysm.

Logan Williams

The Flash star died aged 16 from a drug overdose - following a battle with addiction.

Geno Silva

The Scarface star died aged 72 following complications with dementia.

Ken Osmond

The acting legend sadly passed away aged 76 from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and peripheral artery disease.

Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend Natalie Adepoj

The pair passed away aged 30 and 27 of drug intoxication - which was ruled as an accidental death.

Hana Kimura

The Netflix star passed away at the incredibly young age of 22 after she took her own life due to being cyberbullied.

Tony Scannell

The Flash Gordon star passed away at 74. His cause of death has not been revealed.

Bob Kulick

The former Kiss guitarist passed away at the age of 70 from unannounced causes.

Mary Pat Gleason

The Friends actress tragically passed away aged 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Chris Trousdale

The Dream Street icon died aged 34 due to complications from coronavirus.

Bonnie Pointer

The Pointer Sisters member and Grammy award-winning artist passed away aged 69  after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Jas Waters

The This Is Us writer sadly passed away aged 39 after taking her own life.

Katherine Williams-Dunning

Katherine, who was the daughter of Hank Williams Jr, passed away at the young age of 27 following a fatal car crash.

Ian Holm

The actor passed away aged 88 from a Parkinson's-related illness.

Steve Bing

The Hollywood icon and Kangaroo Jack writer passed away aged 55 after taking his own life.

Siya Kakkar

The 16-year-old TikTok star devastatingly passed away in what has been assumed to be a suicide.

Nick Cordero

The actor and Broadway star died aged 41 as a result of severe complications from coronavirus.

Mary Kay Letourneau

The controversial figure, who came into the public eye after she was charged for 2 counts of second-degree child rape after being in a "relationship" with one of her students. She died aged 58 following a battle with metastatic cancer.

Kelly Preston

The actress, who was married to John Travolta, passed away aged 57 following a 2 year battle with breast cancer.

Nicole Thea

The Youtube star died aged 24 along with her unborn son after suffering from a heart attack while 8 months pregnant.

Princess Hermine

Hermine, who was the daughter of Henri, eleventh Duke and 9th Prince of Clermont-Tonnerre, passed away aged 54 following a motorcycle accident.

Zindzi Mandela

Zindzi, who was the daughter of Nelson Mandela, tragically died aged 59. Her cause of death has not been disclosed.

Grant Imahara

The Mythbusters host died aged 49 from a brain aneurysm.

Galyn Gorg

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress passed away at 55 following a battle with cancer.

Joanna Cole

"The Magic School Bus" author passed away aged 75 from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya

The Olympic figure skater died at the young age of 20 from an apparent suicide.

Nina Kapur

The CBS New York reporter passed away aged 26 after being involved in a moped accident.

Daisha Riley

The Good Morning America producer sadly died aged 35. Her cause of death has not been specified.

John Saxon

The actor passed away aged 83 from pneumonia.

Malik Abdul Basit (Malik B)

The rapper, singer, and founding member of The Roots passed away aged forty-seven. His cause of death is still not known.

Ryan Breaux

Hip hop star Frank Ocean's younger brother, Ryan Breaux, tragically passed away aged 18 after being involved in a car crash.

Wilford Brimley

The iconic actor, who was the face of Quaker Oats, passed away aged 85 from kidney ailment.

Daisy Coleman

The Audrie and Daisy star died aged 23 by suicide following years of trauma.

Robert Trump

Robert, who was Donald Trump's brother, died aged 71. His cause of death has not been revealed.

Jesse Goins

The Gold Rush star passed away aged 60 from a suspected heart attack.

Chi Chi Devayne

The RuPaul's Drag Race star and beloved Drag artist passed away aged 34 after being diagnosed with scleroderma, a chronic incurable illness that causes the skin to tighten and thick scar tissues to form around internal organs. She was also diagnosed with pneumonia.

Justin Townes Earle

The Americana singer-songwriter sadly passed away aged 38 from a suspected overdose, after enduring a long battle with addiction.

Landon Clifford

The popular YouTube star tragically passed away at the young age of 19 following a brain injury that caused him to be put into a coma.

Joe Ruby

The Scooby-Doo creator passed away aged 87 from natural causes.