Death takes pity on no one. Everyone will die in the end, from great men to thieves. 2020 has taken away many more lives, including celebrities whom we know. Let's take a look at the 20 stars who have left and observe a moment of silence.
1. Alex Trebek, 80 Years Old
After a year-long fight against pancreatic cancer, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away at the age of 80 in November 2010. In his will, he wished to be remembered as a loyal husband and father and then as a warm-hearted person who tried his best to help others in need.
2. Regis Philbin, 88 Years Old
Due to heart disease, America's Got Talent host Regis Philbin passed away 1 month shy of his 89th birthday. Throughout his 60-year career, Regis has brought the world warmth and a sense of humor, and he will surely be remembered.
3. Olivia de Havilland, 104 Years Old
Gone With the Wind actress Olivia de Havill died peacefully at the age of 104. The longest-lived Hollywood star is remembered for her films and her legendary battle with Hollywood's grip on contract actors, which revolutionized the film industry completely.
4. Kobe Bryant, 41 Years Old
One of the greatest NBA players, Kobe Bryant was almost unbeatable in his 20-year service for the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet, in the game of life and death, he didn't win. In a helicopter accident in January 2020, the former champion remained 41 years old forever.
5. Naya Rivera, 33 Years Old
Famous for her role in Glee, 33-year-old actress Naya Rivera will never be able to come back to the public view since a tragic accident on Lake Piru. Only her 4-year-old son was rescued from the lake, and Rivera was never found.
6. Kelly Preston, 57 Years Old
Breast cancer has taken away the young 57-year-old actress Kelly Preston. With a heavy heart, her beloved husband John Travolta regretfully announced her death on July 12, 2020. Preston, with her lengthy acting career, left us many films, such as Battlefield Earth.
7. Lexii Alijai, 21 Years Old
Rapper Lexii Alijai was born into a musical family. Since her debut in 2013, she has partnered with countless music industry leaders such as Beyoncé. At the top of 2020, Alijai was found dead, and the cause was due to a mixed toxicity of fentanyl and ethanol.
8. Kenny Rogers, 81 Years Old
Having covered a vast musical turf, from bluegrass to country music, Kenny Rogers is known as a true crossover artist. At 10p.m. March 20, 2020, the 81-year-old music legend passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side.
9. Ian Holm, 88 Years Old
Sir Ian Holm was a Royal Shakespeare Company actor and well known for his role of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. In 2001, Holm was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer and passed away on June 19, 2020, at the age of 88.
10. John Prine, 73 Years Old
Starting out as a mailman, John Prine later had lots of hits like Paradise, and received Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has twice recovered from cancer in the past years, but he didn't escape from his most recent bout of lung disease. On April 7, 2020, 73-year-old Prine passed away.
11. Chadwick Boseman, 43 Years Old
On August 28, 2020, Marvel fans lost their Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, for good. Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016. He never spoke about his illness publicly, but had been bravely fighting it for 4 years.
12. Jerry Stiller, 92 Years Old
On May 11, 2020, comedian Jerry Stiller died due to natural causes at 92. Best known for his role in Seinfeld, Jerry had a lengthy career and was loved by his coworkers and family. He will be greatly missed by his family and the whole of Hollywood.
13. Kirk Douglas, 103 Year Old
One of the last surviving stars from Hollywood's golden age, Kirk Douglas, passed away at home at 103, and the cause of death was kept secret. Many mourned for him on social media, for he was not only a Hollywood legend but an inspiration for all.
14. Neil Peart, 67 Years Old
Neil Peart passed away on January 7, 2020, due to brain cancer. Despite having been diagnosed with the disease 3 years earlier, Rush's lyricist and drummer never went public with his condition until his family made it public after his death.
15. Lynn Shelton, 54 Years Old
When she finally decided to become a filmmaker, Lynn Shelton was already in her mid-30s. Yet still, she produced many beloved works, such as Shameless, in her 14-year film career. On May 16, 2020, Shelton died from acute myeloid leukemia in Los Angeles.
16. Fred Willard, 86 years Old
According to reports, Fred Willard died of cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles on May 15, 2020. The 86-year-old legendary comedian and host, best known for his role in Spinal Tap, will also be remembered for his influence on the comedy genre and Hollywood.
17. Bill Withers, 81 Years Old
Grammy award winner Bill Withers passed away on March 20, 2020, due to cardiovascular disease, announced by his family. He left countless hits to people in his short 15-year music career, such as Ain't No Sunshine and Lean On Me.
18. James Lipton, 93 Years Old
James Lipton, the founder of Actors Studio Drama School, lost the battle against bladder cancer and died on March 2, 2020. Lipton focused on acting education during his lifetime, holding Inside the Actors Studio, where he interviewed successful actors about acting methods and questions.
19. Max von Sydow, 90 Years Old
Born in Sweden, Max von Sydow had a long 70-year acting career, and took part in more than 150 films and several TV shows, including Game of Thrones. On March 8, 2020, the most successful Swedish actor passed away in Provence of unknown causes.
20. Little Richard, 87 Years Old
On May 9, 2020, rock 'n' roll architect Little Richard died of bone cancer. Although numerous scandals continued to haunt him during his lifetime, no one could deny his contribution to music with his innovative emotional vocalization and fast-paced music.
21. Rocky Johnson, 75 Years Old
Rocky Johnson, the former professional wrestler and father of Dwayne Johnson, died in January 2020 of a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot. Rocky, the first black WWE champion, "left it all in the ring." Dwayne said.