Here we present the count of celebrities who died this year that was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 3: Andrea Urruti, the voice of Elsa from Frozen and from memorable dubbing in children’s movies, dies
The voice actress who lent her voice to the character of Elsa, as a child, in Frozen, apparently died on January 3, but the information was released by the young woman’s family until January 14.
According to relatives, Arruti died at the age of 21 due to a respiratory complication. In addition to Elsa, the young woman lent her voice to several characters, including Neeko in League of Legends, Brigette in Phineas and Ferb and Princess Strudel in Adventure Time.
January 16: Actors of ‘Without Fear of Truth’ die after falling from the bridge during rehearsal
Actors Jorge Navarro Sánchez and Luis Gerardo Rivera from the series ‘Sin Fiedo a la Verdad’ died during the rehearsal of a scene when they fell from a bridge, reported Televisa.
The production of the series indicated that the actors fell from a high bridge, approximately 5 meters high, after slipping during a shot of the third season.
January 26: Shock in world sport, Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter accident
The former American basketball player died at the age of 41, victim of a helicopter accident in Calabasas (California, United States). Bryant was traveling by helicopter with at least three other people and the accident resulted in five deaths. Apparently there was a fire inside the aircraft, which caused the accident.
Bryant is considered one of the best players in the history of basketball. He was a phenomenon of precociousness and developed his entire NBA career at the Los Angeles Lakers. 26 of January
February 5: Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legend, dies at 103
Actor Kirk Douglas, Hollywood’s last great holy actor, passed away on the night of February 5 at the age of 103, his son Michael Douglas announced.
“WITH GREAT SADNESS, MY BROTHERS AND I ANNOUNCE THAT KIRK DOUGLAS LEFT US TODAY AT THE AGE OF 103 YEARS. TO THE WORLD, HE WAS A LEGEND, AN ACTOR IN THE GOLDEN AGE. CINEMA (…) BUT FOR ME AND MY BROTHERS, JOEL AND PETER, HE WAS JUST A FATHER “, WRITTEN MICHAEL DOUGLAS ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.
Douglas starred in 92 films in a career that spanned seven decades.
His work also led him to be nominated up to three times for the Oscar for best actor, but it was not until 1996 when he took the stage to collect the statuette in recognition of his entire career.
June 2: Comedian Héctor Suárez dies
The news was released through social networks by Héctor Suárez Gomís, the comedian’s son who also asked for respect for the sad moment as a family.
In September 2019, Héctor Suárez’s family reported that the comedian was free of the bladder cancer he suffered, and in recovery. However, on the morning of June 2, 2020, Suárez lost his life.
June 19: British actor Ian Holm, famous for giving life to Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings, passes away
British actor Ian Holm, who played the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” and also recognized for his role as the android Ash in Ridley Scott’s film “Ali the Eighth Passenger” died at 88 years in London. According to his agent, the actor died this morning at the age of 88, he died peacefully surrounded by his family.
His agent also mentioned that the interpreter’s death was due to ailments related to Parkinso, which he had suffered for a few years.
Despite his long career as an actor, in which in addition to his well-known role as Bilbo in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Holm appeared in popular films, such as The Fifth Element, The Aviator or Brazil, but it was his role as Ash in Alíen the Eighth Passenger which gave him the biggest boost in his career in 1979.
Holm had an intense personal life, he was married 4 times, he had 5 children with 3 different women.
He had managed to defeat the prostate cancer that he had been diagnosed with in 2001 thanks to chemotherapy which allowed him to continue working, but years later he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and his life gradually deteriorated.
July 12: Actress Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actress Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta and known for her roles in films such as “Twins” or “Jerry Maguire”, died of complications from breast cancer.
“On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, a loving wife and mother, passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer,” said a representative of the family.
“After deciding to carry out her fight privately, she underwent medical treatment for a time, assisted by her closest family and friends,” the representative continued. “He was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply for others and brought life to everything he touched,” he added.
Preston’s career began in 1985 with a role in the film “Shameless” and gained fame with his appearances in “The Twins Hit Twice” (1988), “Jerry Maguire” (1996) and “Between Love and game »(1999). Later, he appeared in “Battlefield: Earth” (2000), “Death Sentence” (2007) and “Two Very Mature Kangaroos” (2009).
He also appeared in the video clip for the song “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5, his last appearance on the big screen was in “Gotti” (2018), alongside Travolta, where he played the wife of the mobster John Gotti.
“My beautiful wife Kelly lost her two-year battle against the breast cancer. He faced a brave fight with the love and support of many, ”Travolta posted on Instagram on Monday.
The couple were married for almost 29 years.
Preston’s career included roles in Twins (“The twins hit twice”), From Dusk till Dawn (“From twilight until dawn” or “Open until dawn”), Jerry Maguire and The Cat in the Hut.
August 28: Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther” dies after 4 years of fighting cancer
Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” has died at age 42. The news was confirmed by the actor’s family through a statement on social networks, where it was also specified that Boseman died at home, along with his wife and next to his family.
The interpreter of the first superhero of color within the Marvel universe was diagnosed in 2016 with stage III colon cancer, but the actor never made public his state of health.
From that date Boseman fought against the disease, which progressed to the last stage, passing away this day at 42 years of age.
The actor, born in South Carolina on November 29, 1977, studied at Howard University and played small roles on television before his first starring role in 2013.
September 2: Actress and dancer Wanda Seux, icon of the time of the vedettes, dies
Paraguayan actress, dancer and vedette Wanda Seux died at the age of 72 at the Casa del Actor, located in Mexico City, due to a stroke.
According to international media, the actress’s health had deteriorated in recent years due to her long fight against breast cancer, several strokes and respiratory problems.
The emblematic artist, known as “The gold bomb”, He established himself as the main star of the cabaret El Capri, from the Hotel Regis in Mexico City, where his show made an era.
With the movie ‘El Arracadas’, next to Vicente Fernández. Wanda also shone on the big screen, where she also stood out in the so-called “Sexy Mexican comedy” of the 70s and 80s, where she worked with figures such as Sasha Montenegro, Andrés García, Lalo “el Mimo”, María Victoria and others. .
Some of his most popular films include: ‘A slow fire’, ‘The slut of the neighborhood’, ‘Good morning, and with … moves’, ‘How good is my goddaughter’, ‘Central truck’, among other.
He also ventured into television in soap operas such as Beauty salonand the childDare to dream, where he played a grandmother with superpowers.In 2017 he received a tribute in the documentary Leave the skin, by the filmmaker Israel Ahumada.
His last appearance on the big screen was in the documentary Beautiful at night of the director María José Cuevas, where alongside other stars of the time such as Lyn May, Olga Breeskin and Rosi Mendoza, gave an account of this time of the national spectacle.
Quino, the creative genius of Mafalda, the wise and responsive girl, dies
Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado ‘Quino’, creator of the emblematic Mafalda, died this Wednesday, September 30 at the age of 88, at his home in Mendoza (Argentina).
Quino had returned to Mendoza in 2017, after the death of his wife, Alicia Colombo. Both had lived in Buenos Aires since the 1950s. The son of Andalusian immigrants, Joaquín Salvador adopted the pseudonym of Quino as a cartoonist to distinguish himself from his painter uncle.
Actor Sean Connery, the first to play James Bond, dies at 90
Noted British actor Sean Connery, who played the legendary agent James Bond in seven films, died Saturday at the age of 90 at his residence in the Bahamas, his family said.
The actor’s only son, Jason Cornnery confirmed to ABC that his father died during the night accompanied by his family in Nassau in the Bahamas, after taking “a bad time” due to his health.
The actor turned 90 years old in August and since 2003 he lived in The Bahamas. His last appearance was in a photograph that his daughter-in-law, the Irish singer Fiona Ufton, current partner of Jason Connery, published a year ago on Instagram to congratulate him on his 89th birthday.
IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE ACTOR WAS THE FIRST TO BRING THE ROLE OF AGENT 007 TO THE BIG SCREEN, APPEARING IN SEVEN FILMS OF THE SAGA.
During his decades-long acting career, he also won an Oscar, two Bafta Awards, and three Golden Globes.
Connery is also known for his roles in films such as The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Rock.
Connery has been listed as the best actor to play Agent 007 in the franchise.
Miguel Hernández, the comedian “Agapito” from the program “Cero en Conducta”
Actor Miguel Hernández, known for his portrayal of “Agapito” in the comedy program “Cero en conducta”, died at the age of 48.
The news was confirmed by Andrea Legarreta and Jorge “El Burro” Van Rankin on the morning show Today, where they dedicated emotional words for the Mexican interpreter.
The interpreter gave life to “Agapito Melo” in the program Zero in conduct and that later changed its name to The schoolhouse.
So far the reasons for the death of the actor are unknown, who until last week still made some publications on his YouTube channel, Agapito Chow.
November 25: Diego Armando Maradona dies
One of the best footballers in all history. He began his career in Argentinos Juniors and then went on to Boca Juniors, where he was champion and was transferred to Barcelona for a record number for the time.
In 1986 he achieved glory when he was champion of the World Cup in Mexico. In Napoli he had his best level in terms of clubs: he was champion of Italy and Europe, defeating more powerful rivals such as Milan and Juventus.
He retired from professional football in 1997 at Boca Juniors and then continued his career as a coach: Deportivo Mandiyú, Racing Club, the Argentine team in the 2010 World Cup, Al-Wasl, Al-Fujairah, Dorados de Sinaloa and Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata .
He died at the age of 60 after suffering cardiac arrest, weeks after having undergone head surgery.