Famous People Who Died In 2020

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2020. This list includes people like Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas, Neil Peart, Rocky Johnson, Lexii Alijai and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include lyricists & songwriters, composers, jazz musicians and pianists who died in 2020. This list includes people from United States and many more countries.
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 1 
Kobe Bryant
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kobe Bryant
195
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 2 
Chadwick Boseman
60
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Sean Connery
(The First Actor to Portray Fictional British Secret Agent James Bond on Film)
Sean Connery
58
Birthdate: August 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 31
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Diego Maradona
(One of the Greatest Football Players in the History of the Sport)
Diego Maradona
113
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina
Died: November 25
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993 - 2020))
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
52
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 18
 6 
Naya Rivera
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Playing 'Santana Lopez' on 'Glee (2009-2015)')
Naya Rivera
58
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: July 8
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Katherine Johnson
(Mathematician)
Katherine Johnson
69
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States
Died: February 24
 8 
Alex Trebek
(Game Show Host & Television Personality)
Alex Trebek
38
Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: November 8
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Eddie Van Halen
(Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band Van Halen)
Eddie Van Halen
43
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: October 6
 10 
Kenny Rogers
(Best-Selling Country Music Artists of All Time)
Kenny Rogers
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: March 20
 11 
Kelly Preston
(Actress)
Kelly Preston
42
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: July 12
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Little Richard
(Known for His Hit Single 'Long Tall Sally' & Regarded as the 'Architect of Rock and Roll')
Little Richard
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: May 9
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Pop Smoke
(American rapper closely associated with Brooklyn drill)
Pop Smoke
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canarsie, New York, United States
Died: February 19
 14 
Rocky Johnson
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Father of Actor and Former WWE Wrestler Dwayne Johnson)
Rocky Johnson
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 15 
Kirk Douglas
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Kirk Douglas
26
Birthdate: December 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, United States
Died: February 5
 16 
Jerry Stiller
(Known for His Role on the Sitcom 'Seinfeld' and the Comedy Series ‘The King of Queens’)
Jerry Stiller
12
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: May 11
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Peter Sutcliffe
(British Serial Killer)
Peter Sutcliffe
63
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bingley, England
Died: November 13
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 18 
Brian Dennehy
7
Birthdate: July 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 15
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 19 
Chuck Yeager
(American Test Pilot and the First Air Force Officer to Exceed the Speed of Sound in Flight)
Chuck Yeager
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Myra, West Virginia, United States
Died: December 7
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Olivia de Havilland
(One of the Leading Actresses of Golden Age of Hollywood )
Olivia de Havilland
25
Birthdate: July 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 26
 21 
Dawn Wells
(Actress)
Dawn Wells
10
Birthdate: October 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States
Died: December 30
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Sushant Singh Rajput
36
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
Died: June 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Ennio Morricone
(One of the Greatest Film Composers of All Time)
Ennio Morricone
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: July 6
 24 
Caroline Flack
(Television Presenter)
Caroline Flack
31
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 15
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 25 
Fred Willard
(Actor known for his roles in several Christopher Guest mockumentary films such as Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show)
Fred Willard
7
Birthdate: September 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: May 15
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Irrfan Khan
(One of the Finest Actors in Indian Cinema)
Irrfan Khan
30
Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tonk, Rajasthan, India
Died: April 29
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Neil Peart
(Best Known as the Drummer and Primary Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rush')
Neil Peart
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: January 7
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 28 
Diana Rigg
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in 'The Avengers', 'Game of Thrones', 'Medea')
Diana Rigg
16
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: September 10
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Bill Withers
(American singer-songwriter)
Bill Withers
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 30
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Carl Reiner
(Actor, Film director)
Carl Reiner
6
Birthdate: March 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Charley Pride
(Country Singer and One of Three African-American Members of the 'Grand Ole Opr')
Charley Pride
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Wilford Brimley
11
Birthdate: September 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 1
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
Grant Imahara
(Known for His Work on the Television Series 'Mythbusters', on Which He Designed and Built Numerous Robots)
Grant Imahara
3
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 13
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Charlie Daniels
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Number-One Country Hit ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’)
Charlie Daniels
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 6
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Conchata Ferrell
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Berta’ in the TV Series ‘Two and a Half Men’)
Conchata Ferrell
14
Birthdate: March 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loudendale, West Virginia, United States
Died: October 12
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 36 
John Prine
(Known for an Often Humorous Style of Original Music That Has Elements of Protest and Social Commentary)
John Prine
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7
 37 
Ian Holm
(British Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Chariots on Fire')
Ian Holm
2
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England
Died: June 19
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 38 
Peter Green
(Musician & Songwriter)
Peter Green
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London, England
Died: July 25
 39 
Orson Bean
(Actor, Comedian, and Host of Game Shows and Talk Shows)
Orson Bean
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: February 7
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
Max von Sydow
10
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: March 8
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Terry Jones
9
Birthdate: February 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: January 21
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
John Saxon
(Known for His Roles in Westerns and Horror Films)
John Saxon
7
Birthdate: August 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Honor Blackman
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Pussy Galore’ in the Film ‘Goldfinger’)
Honor Blackman
10
Birthdate: August 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: April 5
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 44 
Don Shula
(Football coach)
Don Shula
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grand River, Ohio, United States
Died: May 4
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 45 
Jack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)
Jack Welch
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: March 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
James Randi
(Canadian-American Stage Magician Who Extensively Challenged Paranormal and Pseudoscientific Claims)
James Randi
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: October 20
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
Gale Sayers
(American Football Player)
Gale Sayers
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 23
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Edd Byrnes
(Actor)
Edd Byrnes
3
Birthdate: July 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: January 8
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
Pranab Mukherjee
(13th President of India (2012-2017))
Pranab Mukherjee
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mirity, West Bengal, India
Died: August 31
 50 
Joel Schumacher
(Director, screenwriter, producer)
Joel Schumacher
2
Birthdate: August 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)