Without a doubt this will be a year that many will want to forget and leave behind. The pandemic It had a strong impact not only in Chile but also throughout the world.
In turn, this 2020 was also marked by the death of various personalities linked to different areas. Although some of them died precisely due to covid-19There were also others who lost their lives under tragic circumstances.
With only one day left until the end of this year, we reviewed a list of those international celebrities who left us throughout these 12 months.
Neil Peart, known for being the drummer and lyricist in the progressive rock band Rush, died on January 7 from glioblastoma. He was only 67 years old.
The Australian film and television actor died on January 7 at the age of 27. The young performer had been battling mental illness and drug addiction for some time.
Outstanding basketball player Kobe Bryant tragically died on January 26 after the helicopter he was traveling in crashed in Calabasas, California.
On February 5, at the age of 103, the prominent American actor Kirk Douglas, a true Hollywood icon, passed away.
Renowned British television presenter Caroline Flack committed suicide on February 15 in her apartment.
Max Von Sydow
Noted Swedish actor Max von Sydow, famous for his work on Game of Thrones and The Exorcist, passed away on March 8 at the age of 90.
American singer-songwriter and actor Kenny Rogers, considered a country music legend, died on March 20 of natural causes.
American soul singer Bill Withers, famous for titles such as “Ain’t No Sunshine” or “Lean On Me”, died on March 30 of heart problems at the age of 81.
The Indian film and television actor died on April 29 at the age of 53 due to a colon infection complicated by cancer.
The legendary American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and pianist died on May 9 at the age of 87 from bone cancer.
Renowned actor Jerry Stiller, father of Ben Stiller, died on May 11 of natural causes.
Gregory Tyree Boyce
Actor Gregory Tyree Boyce, known for his role as Tyler Crowley in the movie “Twilight” (2008), was found dead at age 30 at his home in Las Vegas with his girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, on May 13. According to the expert report, both died of an overdose of cocaine and fentanyl.
The film director, known for writing, directing and producing films such as Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister, died on May 16 of a hematological disease.
Pau Donés, leader of the Spanish band Jarabe de Palo, died on June 9 at the age of 53 as a result of cancer he had suffered for years.
British actor Ian Holm, best known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy, died on June 19 at the age of 88 from complications related to Parkinson’s.
On June 22, at the age of 80, Joel Schumacher, a director who became famous in the 80s and 90s in Hollywood in his most commercial version, died of cancer.
Rapper Huey, known for being the creator of the 2007 song “Pop, Lock & Drop It,” died on June 26 at age 32 after being shot in the middle of a shooting near the US city of Saint Louis, Missouri. ).
Glee actress Naya Rivera drowned in Lake Piru in California on July 8 while on a boat ride with her 4-year-old son Josey. On the occasion they both jumped to swim, but only the boy returned to the boat.
American actress Kelly Preston, who worked in such well-known films as “Jerry Maguire” or “Twins”, died on July 12 at the age of 57 due to cancer.
Grant Imahara, one of the members of the Mythbusters program, died suddenly on July 13 due to a brain aneurysm. He was only 49 years old.
American actor and singer Regis Philbin, known for hosting talk shows and game shows on television since the 1960s, died on July 24 of natural causes.
Olivia de Havilland
On July 26, at the age of 104, Olivia de Havilland, the last actress left alive from Gone with the Wind, passed away. The information was confirmed by her representative, who explained that the interpreter died at her home in Paris, due to natural causes.
Renowned actor Chadwick Boseman died on August 28 of complications from colorectal cancer that was diagnosed in 2016, a disease he kept secret.
Joaquin Salvador Washed
At the age of 88, the famous Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, known worldwide as “Quino”, creator of the popular character “Mafalda”, died on September 30 after suffering a stroke.
Eddie Van Halen
On October 6, at the age of 65, the prominent musician Eddie Van Halen, founder of the band Van Halen and one of the most influential guitarists in rock history, passed away.
According to the TMZ portal, the artist died as a result of his long battle with throat cancer.
The actress, who played beloved Berta in Two and a Half Men, died on October 12 of heart complications after suffering a heart attack last May.
Legendary actor Sean Connery passed away on October 30 of a heart attack in his sleep.
Actor Eddie Hassell (30), known for his role on the NBC series “Surface,” was shot and killed in Texas on the morning of November 1.
Nikki McKibbin, a famous contestant on the first season of American Idol, passed away on November 1 at age 42 of a brain aneurysm.
Alex Trebek, whose decades as the host of the “Jeopardy!” made him one of the most popular faces on American television, he died on November 8 at the age of 80 after struggling with pancreatic cancer for almost two years.
The participant of Master Chef Junior in its version for the United States of the Fox network, Ben Watkins, died last November at the age of 14 after suffering from a strange type of cancer.
Diego Armando Maradona
The world soccer star Diego Armando Maradona died of a heart decompensation that generated lung edema on November 25 at his private residence in the Tigre game, in Greater Buenos Aires.
English bodybuilder Dave Prowse, best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, passed away at 85 on November 28 “after a brief illness.”
David John Cornwell, better known as John Le Carré, died on December 12 at the age of 89 for reasons unrelated to covid-19.
He became famous as a spy turned novelist who became the leading spy fiction writer in English.
Scottish model Stella Tennant passed away suddenly at age 50 on December 22 from causes yet to be determined.
Throughout her extensive runway career, she worked for well-known designers such as Versace and Alexander McQueen and the clothing brand Calvin Klein.
Jon Huber, known in WWE as Luke Harper and in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as Brodie Lee, passed away at the age of 41 on December 26. His wife stated that the fighter had been in treatment for a lung problem not related to covid-19.
The well-known Mexican composer died on December 28 due to complications derived from covid-19.
Dawn Wells, remembered for her role as Mary Ann in the popular sixties comedy “Gilligan’s Island,” died at the age of 82 this Wednesday, December 30, from causes related to covid-19.