2020 has not been a good year in any way, in addition to the ravages caused by COVID-19, the deaths caused by said virus are added. Actors, athletes, musicians… deaths that marked society and the year, we review all the celebrities and personalities who died in 2020 , either due to having had complications with the coronavirus or for other types of causes.
The same January 1 the world woke up with the news of the American lawyer due to a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 77. David Stern was commissioner of the NBA during the years 1984 and 2014.
A member of Monty Python, he died on January 21, 2020 due to frontotemporal dementia. Terry Jones was an internationally recognized comedian, screenwriter and actor.
One of the most tragic and mourned deaths around the world. On January 26, he died along with his daughter Gianna Maria in a helicopter accident along with seven other people. The Black Mamba, as he was known, played in the NBA from 1996 to 2016, becoming one of the most important basketball players in history.
Mary Higgins Clark
The American novelist died on January 31 in Florida. Best-selling author and known as the lady of American suspense, her books continue to be best sellers in the US and many European countries.
Jose Luis Cuerda
2020 has been a dismal year for culture. The Spanish director and screenwriter died at the age of 72 due to an arterial embolism on February 4. Winner of 4 Goya awards, he directed already immortal works such as The Language of the Butterflies or Dawn, which is no small thing.
On February 5, the cinema returned to mourning the death of one of its own. This day the children of the American actor and producer communicated his death at the long age of 103 years. Kirk Douglas has left for posterity titles as recognizable as Paths of Glory, Spartacus or The Madman with Red Hair.
The American-born physicist and mathematician also died on February 24 at the age of 101. Involved in the arrival of man on the Moon, she actively participated in NASA and his resolution and calculation capacity was such that he was nicknamed the human calculator.
Max Von Sydow
The actor passed away on March 8, 2020 at the age of 90. He shared acting with Ingmar Bergman and has also appeared in two of the most famous sagas throughout the world: Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
Kenny Rogers was an American singer-songwriter, considered a country legend, he won the Country Music Awards six times and sold more than 100 million records. He passed away on March 20.
French cartoonist and screenwriter passed away on March 24, being recognized worldwide for being the creator along with Goscinny of the already famous Asterix.
Luis Eduardo Aute
The world of music wept bitter tears on April 4 of this year, Luis Eduardo Aute died at the age of 76 due to a stroke. Songs like Al alba, Me va la vida en lo or Libertad are some of the most famous compositions by one of the greatest references in songwriting.
Another Spanish woman fills the list of famous and dead celebrities during the year 2020. It is the considered Spanish discoverer of the Higgs boson. Teresa Rodrigo was a Spanish physicist who actively participated in one of the greatest scientific discoveries of recent years. He passed away at the age of 63 on April 21.
The footballer and presenter, Michael Robinson, died on April 28, due to complications from the cancer against which he had been fighting for several years. A Liverpool – Atletico de Madrid in his beloved Anfield was the last game where he intervened.
On April 29 at the age of 53 and due to cancer, the Indian actor Irrfan Khan passed away. The life of Pi or Slumdog Millionaire were some of the films that gave him world fame.
Legend and pioneer of the Rock and roll genre, Little Richard passed away on May 9 at the age of 87 as a result of bone cancer. Long Tall Sally and Tutti Frutti are some of the songs that made him one of the most influential people in the world of music.
Spanish politician, died on May 16 due to a myocardial infarction at the age of 78. The red Caliph, historical leader of the IU, has served as an influence on many subsequent politicians.
One of the most suffered losses by the world of Spanish music. Pau Dones, singer and songwriter, was the vocalist of the famous group Jarabe de Palo and died on June 9 at the age of 53. In 2015 he was diagnosed with colon cancer which he has battled ever since, leaving his album Swallow or Spit as his last album.
Considered one of the fathers of the mythical character Batman, he wrote some of the famous works of the Gothan bat such as Batman, Detective Comics. He passed away at the age of 81 on June 11, 2020.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Spanish novelist, died at the age of 55 on June 19, in the city of Los Angeles, where he had moved to live. Ruiz Zafon suffered from colorectal cancer and was the author of some of the most important works of Spanish narrative, both for adults and young people, such as Marina, The Shadow of the Wind or The Prince of the Fog. Later, his last work would come out posthumously, La ciudad del vapor.
At the age of 91, the Italian composer Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6. His name is linked to some of the most important soundtracks in the history of cinema, composing more than 500 throughout his life, among which The Untouchables or For a Fistful of Dollars stand out.
Belonging to the generation of 50, this Spanish novelist died on July 18 at the age of 87. One of the most important names in Spanish literature, has to his credit novels like If they tell you that I fell.
Olivia de Havilland
Another of the great artists of The Golden Age of Hollywoods left us in this 2020. At the age of 104, another of the icons of classic cinema died on July 26. The heiress or The intimate life of Julia Norris were some of her most important roles, being that of Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind her most remembered role.
American Informatica, was the first partner of IBM as it was a pioneer in optimizing compilers and the first winner of the Turing award. He died on August 4 at the age of 88 due to Alzheimer’s.
Chadwick Aaron Boseman
The actor died on August 28 at the age of 43 due to colorectal cancer that was not publicly known until his death. Chadwick played Black Panther in the Marvel film adaptations and, upon his death, there were numerous expressions of condolences around the world.
At the age of 82, the British actress passed away on September 10. A film veteran, she starred in The Avengers, the James Bond saga and played the role of the empowered Lady Olenna in the Game of Thrones saga.
The life of the father of the well-known Mafalda ended on September 30. Quino was 80 years old when he died at his home in Mendoza, Argentina. Graphic humorist, the signs of affection and recognition echoed throughout the world.
Eddie Van Halen
The musician passed away on October 6 at the age of 65. Founder of the rock band Van Halen, he died of throat cancer that he had suffered since 2015. Jump, Eruption, or Unchained are some of the songs by Van Halen, considered one of the best guitarists in rock history.
At the age of 90, the Irish actor left us on October 30 due to a myocardial infarction. An Oscar award, two Baftas awards and 3 Golden Globes leave for history characters like James Bond in Goldfinger or From Russia with Love, the father of Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade or that policeman willing to kill Al Capone in The Untouchables by Eliot Ness.
Diego Armando Maradona
The cosmic kite, considered by many to be the best player in the history of football, came to the end of his life on November 26, surprisingly at the age of 60. Retired as a footballer in 1977 and as a coach this same March, his life was marked by drug addiction. A burning chapel was held in Argentina and his burial was followed by millions of people around the world.
John Le Carre
Author of mystery books, of British nationality, sold more than 60 million copies of his works. He passed away on December 12 at the age of 89.
Two days before the end of 2020, the famous Mexican singer Armando Manzanero died at the age of 86 on December 28, due to the coronavirus. He is considered one of the best and most important composers of music in Spanish.