We’re sharing the stories of some of those we’ve lost. He was 54. The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for country icon Johnny Cash. Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super Bowls, died April 15. He was 93. Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and "Funky Kingston," died Sept. 11. Staff reports. He was 84. Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday, March 30 at age 85. Harold Reid (pictured at far left), who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, died April 24 after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 93. Remembering the men and women who are no longer with us . The Tulsa County Health Department noted that in November there were more than 10,000 confirmed positive cases among the county's residents, more than in any other month. Ginsburg spent her final years on the bench as the unquestioned leader of the court’s liberal wing and became something of a rock star to her admirers. Jeanette Miller; John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died April 7 at the age of 73. In memoriam: Those we've lost in 2020 The Associated Press Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2020 Updated Jan 8, 2021; Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . He was 86. He was forced to resign after he objected to a second round of tax cuts because of their impact on deficits. Winner of a lifetime achievement Grammy earlier this year, Prine was a virtuoso of the soul, if not the body. He was 90. He was 78. Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died April 8 at age 70. Young women especially seemed to embrace the court’s Jewish grandmother, affectionately calling her the Notorious RBG, for her defense of the rights of women and minorities, and the strength and resilience she displayed in the face of personal loss and health crises. He was 88. Anne Cox Chambers, a newspaper heiress, diplomat and philanthropist who was one of the country's richest women, died Jan. 31 at the age of 100. He was 91. The number of those who have died. Paul Hornung, the dazzling “Golden Boy” of the Green Bay Packers whose singular ability to generate points as a runner, receiver, quarterback and kicker helped turn the team into an NFL dynasty, died Nov. 13. Johnson was one of the “computers” who solved equations by hand during NASA’s early years and those of its precursor organization, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 7. Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died May 27 at age 84. Trebek's final 'Jeopardy' episodes are airing this week. On June 5, 1968, Johnson was working on Kennedy's presidential campaign when the Democratic candidate was shot in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Nov. 29. Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former professional wrestler who was known for his bullying Deebo character in the “Friday” films, died Dec. 10. She was 70. Peart placed fourth on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. Edd Byrnes, who played cool kid Kookie on the hit TV show “77 Sunset Strip,” scored a gold record with a song about his character’s hair-combing obsession and later appeared in the movie “Grease” as TV host Vince Fontaine, died Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Rev. These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car, The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market, 16 Highly Unnecessary Things People Waste Money On (You’re Guilty Of Many). Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman who became the sparkplug of the Big Red Machine and the prototype for baseball’s artificial turf era, died Oct. 11. He was 90. A licensing maverick, Cardin’s name embossed thousands of products from wristwatches to bed sheets, and in the brand’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, goods bearing his fancy cursive signature were sold at some 100,000 outlets worldwide. He hit more than 30 homers twice with Houston, including a career-high 37 in 1967 at the pitcher-friendly Astrodome. Chadwick Boseman. He was 77. Steve Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham," died April 26. We remain El Paso Strong. One of baseball’s most uncompromising competitors, the two-time Cy Young Award winner spent his entire 17-year career with St. Louis and was named the World Series MVP in their 1964 and ’67 championship seasons. He was 86. Here she is with Sean Connery in 1964. From Belfast to Bolivia, Glasgow to Ghana, we remember a selection – and pay tribute to their lives in struggle. Fred Silverman, the only TV executive who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and who brought “All in the Family,” “Roots,” “Hawaii Five-O” and other hit series and miniseries to television during his more than three-decade career, died Jan. 30. Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins' first black player, died April 5. He was 53. He was 85. Kramer, who wrote “The Normal Heart” and founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP, lost his lover to acquired immune deficiency syndrome in 1984 and was himself infected with the virus. In posters, logos, advertisements and book covers, Glaser’s ideas captured the spirit of the 1960s with a few simple colors and shapes. Shirley Knight, the Kansas-born actress who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage, died April 22. Visitors. October 31, 2020 christincity 0 comments . Kobe Bryant. He was 85. Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, died July 1 at age 99. Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, the dominating St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA, died Oct. 2. Born in Corsicana, Texas, Shaver was among the original group of outlaw country artists in the early '70s, penning songs for Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Kris Kristofferson, Tom T. Hall and Willie Nelson. FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda celebrates after the Dodgers beat the Montreal Expos for the … He was 59. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died. Along with his “MythBusters” fame, Imahara was known for starring on Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project.” He became popular in Hollywood for his talents in electronics and recently showcased his creation of a fully animatronic Baby Yoda. English director Michael Apted arrives for the 2019 British Academy Britannia (BAFTA) awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2019. Most of all, he completed Cincinnati’s two-time World Series championship team, driving a club featuring the likes of Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez to back-to-back titles. The memories that last. Andre Harrell, the Uptown Records founder who shaped the sound of hip-hop and R&B in the late ’80s and ’90s with acts such as Mary J. Blige and Heavy D and also launched the career of mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, died May 7. She was 86. He was 77. Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died Wednesday April 1 after contracting the coronavirus. He was 85. He worked for The Associated Press and Washington-area television stations before joining Fox. December 3, 2020 0. Investigators believe Horta died by suicide at a Miami hotel, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner said. Compassion!" Eddie Sutton, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament, died May 23. He was 90. . Judy Woodruff takes an extended look back at just some of the more than 260,000 Americans lost so far to COVID-19. Forbes estimated her net worth several years ago at nearly $17 billion. A look back at celebrities, leaders and other notable people who died this year: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. They’re also of little solace to those whose loved ones were lost, those for whom numbers mean little compared with the details that sum up a life: A marathon run by a man with one leg. He met King soon after the budding civil rights leader’s victory in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text 741741 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for free, confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He personified the so-called “cult of the CEO” during the late-1990s boom, when GE's soaring stock price made it the most valuable company in the world. He was also a comedian. Hailey Herrera was a promising therapist with a God-given gift for helping others and giving good advice. He was 93. C.T. Those we Lost - Clergy. A Briton who became a Hollywood heavyweight, Parker also directed “Fame,” “The Commitments and “Mississippi Burning.” Together his movies won 10 Academy Awards and 19 British Academy Film Awards. You have permission to edit this collection. Blaine Kern Sr., a float builder who was often credited with helping expand New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration into a giant event known worldwide, died June 25. Pageviews past week. The laughs we had, the tears we shared. 2020 saw a number of leading lights of the international socialist movement pass away. He also worked with Redford in “Brubaker” and “The Electric Horseman.”. Your Monday morning headlines: Trump signs massive bill funding government, virus relief; After naming Nashville bombing suspect, focus turns to motive; EU approves Brexit deal. Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” and “Evita,” died July 31 at 76, his family said. She was 92. He was 74. George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was a key defensive assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, died Tuesday, Jan. 7. Gordon's death comes nearly five years after Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in January 2015. The news agency said Thursday that Fischbacher’s sister, a nun who lives in Munich, confirmed his death of cancer. He had a career batting average of .267, with 102 home runs and 531 RBIs. Take a look at his life in photos. John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 90. In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference for the opening of Parisian Macao in Macau. For Those We’ve Lost. Dalkowski never reached the major leagues but was said to have thrown well over 100 mph. A former head of aluminum giant Alcoa, O’Neill served as Treasury secretary from 2001 to late 2002. Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on "The Carol Burnett Show," partnered with a superhero on "Wonder Woman" and was the first centerfold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday, March 17. The Men and women we’ve lost during this COVID-19 season. He remained with the Packers until finishing his NFL career in 1969 as a five-time All-Pro. There's so much more I'd share. Pizzarelli was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and had a career that spanned eight decades. Levin, the Florida attorney who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, days after contracting the coronavirus. By Tribune. The baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal who inspired the 1989 film 'Lean on Me' had an unwavering commitment to his students. Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence June 14, police and Indian media reports said. He was 76. Wright had her breakthrough with 1971's “Clean Up Woman,” which combined elements of funk, soul and R&B. And he used his platform and passion for racing to help others. Newer Post Older Post Home. Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, a leading performer of American roots music known for his introspective and haunting style, has died at 38. January 14, 2021. Martin Luther King Jr. that had the greatest impact on the movement. Massachusetts marked a painful milestone this week when we reached 10,000 lives lost to the coronavirus. with Regis and Kathie Lee” from 1985-2000 — or Kelly Ripa — on “Live! Enjoy unlimited articles at one of our lowest prices ever. Those we’ve lost through the year. Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects, died May 31 at his home in New York. Read in your language: Shalini Venugopal Bhagat in the New York Times: Mr. Faruqi has been credited among scholars with the revival of Urdu literature, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries. In a varied career, Connery played James Bond seven times, starting with “Dr. No” in 1962. The Hall of Fame linebacker, considered one of the fiercest pass rushers in NFL history, died Dec. 21, at age 58. He was 92. He was 81. Kapoor’s popular hits included “Bobby"; “Laila Majnu,” a story of legendary Indian lovers; “Karz” (“Debt"); “Chandni” (“Moonlight”); “Kabhi Kabhie” (“Sometimes”); “Saagar” (“Sea”). Andretti became the first driver to attempt the Memorial Day double. He sang his conversational lyrics in a voice roughened by a hard-luck life, particularly after throat cancer left him with a disfigured jaw. Hailey Herrera was a promising therapist with a God-given gift for helping others and giving good advice. He was 77. He was 80. He was 77. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%. He was 77. She was 76. Although tackles and sacks weren’t measured at the time Davis played, his 22 career fumble recoveries showcased his dominance and big-play ability. In this Part One of Those We’ve Lost in 2020, RetroCards offers a brief memorial by showing a “card that never was. Bobbie Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” died March 3. She was nominated for two Tonys, winning one. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He was 103. Long before velocity was tracked with precision, he spawned legends that estimated he approached 110 mph or 115 mph -- some said even 125 mph. Some of their biggest hits included 1965's “Flowers on the Wall” and 1970′s “Bed of Rose’s.” Harold Reid was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Those We’ve Lost in 2020: Part One. She was 83. Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, died Wednesday, Feb. 5. Pride released dozens of albums and sold more than 25 million records during a career that began in the mid-1960s. raw download clone embed print report. Over 13 NFL seasons, Orr caught 400 passes for 7,914 yards and 66 touchdowns over 149 games. He was 88. Comedy veteran Jerry Stiller, who launched his career opposite wife Anne Meara in the 1950s and reemerged four decades later as the hysterically high-strung Frank Costanza on the smash television show “Seinfeld,” died May 11 at 92. He retired in 2014. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first person to fly faster than sound, has died. The right fielder was a 15-time All-Star, won 10 Gold Gloves and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1980 in his first year of eligibility. Annie Glenn was thrust into the spotlight in 1962, when her husband became the first American to orbit Earth. He survived a brain tumor, chemotherapy and... Jack Bolton Jr., 83. She was 58. Grant Imahara, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” died from a brain aneurysm July 13 at age 49. Columns, News, Top Stories. John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team's championship drought into the new millennium, died July 28. He was 85. Chambers, a director of Cox Enterprises Inc., promoted Jimmy Carter's political career and served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium during his presidency. It’s been 10 years since I first met Albert. I'd show you how much I love you. He showed off his musical chops for former presidents like Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and played alongside musical icons like Frank Sinatra. More than 1,100 crew members died on the battleship. His early roles included HBO football series “1st & Ten” along with movie appearances in “Beverly Hills Cop II,” which starred Eddie Murphy, and “No Holds Barred,” the 1989 film where his character Zeus challenged Hulk Hogan in a wrestling match. He was 61. She was 82. She was 70. Reed was a contributing editor to Garden & Gun magazine, which chronicles life and culture in the South, and had written numerous books about the region, including one about drinking and dining in New Orleans. ", Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, died May 8. Guitarist Andy Gill, who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four, died Saturday, Feb. 1. He was 84. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died July 17. Morgan was a two-time NL Most Valuable Player, a 10-time All-Star and won five Gold Gloves. episodes will air with a tribute, 'Gilligan's Island' star Dawn Wells dies of COVID-19 complications at 82, Teacher whose video of students hugging became a national sensation dies from COVID-19, Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and 'That 70s Show' actress, hospitalized in poor condition, Trebek urges support for COVID-19 victims in one of his final shows, Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies, Tommy Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93. Actor John Reilly attends NBC's "Days of Our Lives" and "Passions" pre-Emmy party at French 75 Bistro on April 27, 2006 in Burbank, Calif. Actor John Reilly, 84, of General Hospital fame has died. He later said his aim was to educate, inspire and uplift his readers. Lindy McDaniel (pictured at right), an All-Star reliever who appeared in nearly 1,000 major league games over 21 seasons, died Nov. 14. Smith was the eighth of nine children born to Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy, and she tragically outlived several of them by decades. The Cameroon-born saxophonist, who gained international fame with his 1972 song “Soul Makossa,” died in a hospital in the Paris region, Thierry Durepaire said. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. By the time 77-year-old John Glenn returned to space in 1998 aboard space shuttle Discovery, Annie showed she had become comfortable in her public role when she acknowledged that she had reservations about the retired senator’s second flight. Those we’ve lost. In memoriam: Those we've lost in 2020 The Associated Press Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2020 Updated Jan 8, 2021; Ruth Bader Ginsburg. College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died June 3. Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” died June 29. Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show “Jeopardy!” for more than 30 years with dapper charm and a touch of schoolmaster strictness, died Nov. 8. Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, died Sept. 26 of complications from COVID-19. He was 84. She was 85. Never . Whitey Ford, the street-smart New Yorker who had the best winning percentage of any pitcher in the 20th century and helped the Yankees become baseball’s perennial champions in the 1950s and ’60s, died Oct. 8. Country singer K.T. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. 344 votes, 146 comments. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades, mostly with the Atlanta Braves, died Dec. 26. “The Guinness Book of World Records” recognized Downs as having logged more hours in front of the camera than any television personality until Regis Philbin passed him in 2004. He also had major roles in films including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Highlander” and “The Hunt for Red October.”. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” died Aug. 1. He's pictured here with actor Ross Martin. THANK YOU FOR VIEWING THE SITE. Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” died Monday, Feb. 17. text 24.31 KB . Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. He was 80. He... Ray Kohler, 72. COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 15,000 people in Illinois, including about 6,200 from the suburbs. Valour! Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, died Thursday, Jan. 23. He shared the prize later that year with the Protestant leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, David Trimble, for their efforts to end the sectarian violence that plagued the region for three decades and left more than 3,500 people dead. Kobe Bryant. The beloved No. Walker emerged from New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s and he was a founding member of the band Circus Maximus. In 2005, he installed more than 7,500 saffron-colored vinyl gates in New York's Central Park. Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Sept. 8. The petite and energetic Winsor was a featured dancer in music videos including Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and films such as “Roadhouse” and “Moonwalker.” She released multiple fitness DVDs and ran several Pilates studios in the Los Angeles area catering to the biggest stars. Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine," died in Los Angeles from heart complications on March 30, 2020. In a year that will be remembered for loss, we look back at some of the most famous people who died in 2020. Alex Trebek. John Andretti, who carved out his own niche in one of the world's most successful racing families, died Thursday, Jan. 30 after a three-year battle with colon cancer. Stern had been involved with the NBA for nearly two decades before he became its fourth commissioner on Feb. 1, 1984. Wendell Goler, a longtime White House correspondent for Fox News Channel who reported on government since the presidency of Ronald Reagan, died March 5 at age 70. Mike Curtis, a hard-hitting, no-nonsense linebacker who helped the Colts win a Super Bowl during a 14-year NFL career spent predominantly in Baltimore, died April 20 at age 77. He was 66. He specialized in small, scene-stealing appearances.