Famous People Who Died In 2020

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Kobe Bryant
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)

Kobe Bryant
145
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
46
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 

Sean Connery
45
Birthdate: August 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 31
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 
Diego Maradona
(Football Player)

Diego Maradona
85
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
(Associate Justice of US Supreme Court)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
34
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
49
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
56
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States
Died: February 24
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 8 
Eddie Van Halen
(Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band Van Halen)

Eddie Van Halen
35
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: October 6

 9 
Alex Trebek
(Game Show Host)

Alex Trebek
25
Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: November 8
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 
Kenny Rogers
(Best-Selling Country Music Artists of All Time)

Kenny Rogers
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: March 20

 11 
Little Richard
(Known for His Hit Single 'Long Tall Sally' & Regarded as the 'Architect of Rock and Roll')

Little Richard
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: May 9
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 
Kelly Preston
(Actress)

Kelly Preston
35
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: July 12
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 
Pop Smoke
(American rapper closely associated with Brooklyn drill)

Pop Smoke
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canarsie, New York, United States
Died: February 19

 14 
Kirk Douglas
(17th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema)

Kirk Douglas
23
Birthdate: December 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, United States
Died: February 5

 15 
Rocky Johnson
(Professional wrestler)

Rocky Johnson
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 
Peter Sutcliffe
(Serial Killer)

Peter Sutcliffe
48
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bingley, England
Died: November 13

 17 
Jerry Stiller
(Known for His Role on the Sitcom 'Seinfeld' and the Comedy Series ‘The King of Queens’)

Jerry Stiller
9
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: May 11
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 
Chuck Yeager
(Test Pilot)

Chuck Yeager
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Myra, West Virginia, United States
Died: December 7

 19 

Brian Dennehy
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 15
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 20 
Dawn Wells
(Actress)

Dawn Wells
8
Birthdate: October 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States
Died: December 30
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

Sushant Singh Rajput
35
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
Died: June 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 

Olivia de Havilland
23
Birthdate: July 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 26

 23 
Caroline Flack
(Television Presenter)

Caroline Flack
21
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 15
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 24 
Neil Peart
(Best Known as the Drummer and Primary Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rush')

Neil Peart
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: January 7
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 
Ennio Morricone
(One of the Greatest Film Composers of All Time)

Ennio Morricone
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: July 6

 26 
Carl Reiner
(Actor, Film director)

Carl Reiner
4
Birthdate: March 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 29
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 27 
Charley Pride
(Country Singer and One of Three African-American Members of the 'Grand Ole Opr')

Charley Pride
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 28 
Irrfan Khan
(One of the Finest Actors in Indian Cinema)

Irrfan Khan
28
Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tonk, Rajasthan, India
Died: April 29
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 29 
Bill Withers
(American singer-songwriter)

Bill Withers
1
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 
Fred Willard
(Actor known for his roles in several Christopher Guest mockumentary films such as Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show)

Fred Willard
5
Birthdate: September 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: May 15
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 31 
Grant Imahara
(Known for His Work on the Television Series 'Mythbusters', on Which He Designed and Built Numerous Robots)

Grant Imahara
2
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 13
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 

Wilford Brimley
8
Birthdate: September 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 1
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 33 
Charlie Daniels
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Number-One Country Hit ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’)

Charlie Daniels
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 6
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 34 

Conchata Ferrell
12
Birthdate: March 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Loudendale, West Virginia, United States
Died: October 12
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 35 

Terry Jones
8
Birthdate: February 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: January 21
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 
John Prine
(Known for an Often Humorous Style of Original Music That Has Elements of Protest and Social Commentary)

John Prine
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7

 37 
Orson Bean
(Actor)

Orson Bean
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: February 7
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 
Peter Green
(Musician & Songwriter)

Peter Green
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London, England
Died: July 25

 39 
Jack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)

Jack Welch
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: March 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 40 

Honor Blackman
8
Birthdate: August 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plaistow, London, England
Died: April 5
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 41 
Gale Sayers
(American Football Player)

Gale Sayers
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 23
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 42 
John Saxon
(Known for His Roles in Westerns and Horror Films)

John Saxon
5
Birthdate: August 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 
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)

 44 
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

 45 
Edd Byrnes
(Actor)

Edd Byrnes
2
Birthdate: July 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: January 8
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 
James Randi
(Stage magician)

James Randi
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: October 20
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 
Joel Schumacher
(Director, screenwriter, producer)

Joel Schumacher
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 48 

Nick Cordero
6
Birthdate: September 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 5

 49 

Lyle Waggoner
1
Birthdate: April 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: March 17
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 50 

Christopher Tolkien
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: January 16
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)