Notable deaths of 2020

Notable deaths of 2020

Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 at 2:01 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen, actors Kirk Douglas, Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera, Kelly Preston and Nick Cordero, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, comedian Carl Reiner, rock ‘n’ roll icon Little Richard, jazz icon Manu Dibango, country music icon Kenny Rogers and NBA legend Kobe Bryant are among the famous people who have died in 2020.

James Redford

James Redford (L) arrives with his father, Robert Redford, at the September 13, 1999 New York premiere of James’ documentary “The Kindness of Strangers” in New York City on September 13, 1999. James Redford, known for producing documentaries about health and the environment, died of bile duct cancer on October 20 at the age of 58. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI


Conchata Ferrell

Castmember Conchata Ferrell attends the premiere of “Frankenweenie” in Los Angeles on September 24, 2012. The actress, known for her roles in “Two and Half Men” and “Mystic Pizza,” died on October 14 following complications after a heart attack at the age of 77. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI


Joe Morgan

National Baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Morgan listens to a speech while on stage at induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 29, 2007. The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer died on October 12 at the age of 77. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)


Whitey Ford

National Baseball Hall of Fame member Whitey Ford enters the Hall of Fame for a party in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 26, 2014. The former New York Yankee, known for winning more games than any other Yankee, died on October 9 at the age of 91. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI


Eddie Van Halen

Guitarist and songwriter Eddie Van Halen performs with the Van Halen rock band at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., on April 10, 2012. He died October 6 of cancer at age 65. Photo by Michael Bush/UPI


Bob Gibson

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Bob Gibson appears at a Cardinals game April 5, 2019, in St. Louis. Gibson died October 2 at the age of 84. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI


Mac Davis

Inductee Mac Davis arrives at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremonies in New York City on June 15, 2006. The legendary country singer and songwriter died on September 30 at the age of 78. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI


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