In Remembrance: Notable deaths of 2020

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 comprised a list of notable deaths for the year 2020.

January

FILE – This Aug. 1, 2015 file photo shows Neil Peart of Rush performing during the final show of the R40 Tour in Los Angeles. Peart, the renowned drummer and lyricist from the band Rush, died at his home Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Santa Monica, Calif. from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. He was 67. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, Terry Jones arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77. Jones’s agent says he died Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
 Longtime Albuquerque City Councilor Ken Sanchez died in early died following a medical episode. His family made the announcement on Jan. 1, 2020.
OAKLAND, CA – JANUARY 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after being taken out of the game in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 14, 2016, in Oakland, California. Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others on board on January 26, 2020. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
FILE – In this April 3, 2013, file photo, author Mary Higgins Clark signs copies of her latest book “Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting” at the Simon & Schuster office in New York. Clark, who was the tireless and long-reigning “Queen of Suspense” whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world’s most popular writers, died of natural causes on Jan. 31, 2020. She was 92. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

February

FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, Michael Douglas, left, and Kirk Douglas arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at age 103. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo, provided by NASA, Katherine G. Johnson is honored at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Va. Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering Black female aerospace workers, died, Feb. 24, 2020. She was 101.. (NASA via AP, File)

March

FILE – This Sept. 9, 2017 file photo shows James Lipton at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Lipton died Monday, March 2, 2020, of bladder cancer at his New York home, his wife, Kedakai Lipton, told the New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 2, 1982 file photo, Swedish-born actor Max Von Sydow poses in Los Angeles. Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died, it was reported on Monday, March 9, 2020. He was 90. He was known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. But it was his role as the devil-evicting priest in William Friedkin’s controversial 1973 film “The Exorcist” that brought him to international attention. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
Kenny Rogers performs live in concert on his ‘Farewell Tour’ during Rodeo Austin at the Travis County Expo Center on March 19, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Rogers died from natural causes on March 20, 2020. He was 81/ SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 26: Singer Bill Withers accepts the ASCAP Heritage Award at the 19th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 26, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Withers died of heart complications in Los Angeles on March 30, 2020. He was 81. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

April

FILE – This Sept. 14, 2019 file photo shows Adam Schlesinger, an Emmy and Grammy winning musician and songwriter known for his band Fountains of Wayne and his songwriting on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died from coronavirus at age 51 on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 01: John Prine performs at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on October 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Prine died on April 7, 2020, of complications caused by COVID-19. He was 73. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
FILE – This Feb. 26, 2006 file photo shows actor Brian Dennehy with his best actor Olivier Award for his role in “Death of a Salesman,” at the 2006 British Theater Lawrence Olivier Awards in London. Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays, died of natural causes on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in New Haven, Conn. He was 81. (AP Photo/Max Nash, FIle)

May

NEW ORLEANS, UNITED STATES: Former Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula talks to reporters 25 January in New Orleans during a press conference announcing the new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shula died on May 4, 2020. He was 90. AFP PHOTO/Rhona WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP via Getty Images)
FILE – In this Thursday, June 12, 2008, file photo, Roy Horn, of the illusionist team of Siegfried & Roy, kisses a 6-week-old, white-striped tiger cub at his Las Vegas home. Horn, one half of the longtime Las Vegas illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from the coronavirus, Friday, May 8, 2020. He was 75. (AP Photo/Louie Traub, File)
SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 13: Musician Little Richard performs onstage at the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. Richard died on May 9, 2020, from bone cancer. He was 87. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Comedian and actor Jerry Stiller attends the Henri Bendel Celebrates The Work Of Illustrator Al Hirschfeld At The Unveiling Of The Holiday Windows event on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Stiller died from natural causes on May 11, 2020. He was 92. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Henri Bendel)
402386 12: Actor Fred Willard attends the 23rd Annual College Television Awards on March 17, 2002, in Los Angeles, CA. The event, held by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, recognizes excellence in college student film/video production. Willard died on May 15, 2020, at the age of 86 due to cardiac arrest. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, director Lynn Shelton poses at the premiere of the film “Laggies” during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died at age 54. Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday, May 16, 2020, that she died in Los Angeles from an unidentified blood disorder. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

June

FILE – In this May 19, 2000 file photo, British actor Ian Holm appears during a photocall for the film “Esther Kahn” at the Film Festival in Cannes, France. Holm, the acclaimed British actor whose long career included roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “The Lord of the Rings” died on June 19, 2020. He was 88. Holm died peacefully in the hospital, surrounded by his family and carer, his agent, Alex Irwin, said in a statement. His illness was Parkinson’s related. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2011 file photo, director Joel Schumacher participates in a news conference for the film “Trespass” during the Toronto International Film Festival. A representative for Schumacher said the filmmaker died Monday, June 22, 2020, in New York after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 80. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 08: Actor/director Carl Reiner speaks onstage at the screening of ‘The Jerk’ during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 8, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Reiner died from natural causes on June 29, 2020, surrounded by family. He was 98. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TCM)

July

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 15: Nick Cordero attends Opening Night Of Rock Of Ages Hollywood At The Bourbon Room at The Bourbon Room on January 15, 2020, in Hollywood, California. Cordero died on July 5, 2020, from complications due to COVID-19. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Rock of Ages Hollywood)
FILE – Singer Charlie Daniels performs in Nashville, Tenn., on May 7, 1992. Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia” died at age 83 on July 6, 2020, due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (AP Photo)
FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, Italian composer Ennio Morricone poses during a photo call to promote his German 2014 concerts, in Berlin, Germany. Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” died Monday, July 6, 2020, in a Rome hospital at the age of 91 due to injuries sustained after a fall. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Naya Rivera attends the Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai annual luncheon at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Rivera drowned on July 8, 2020, with her four-year-old son, Josey. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
FILE – In this May 15, 2018, file photo, actress Kelly Preston poses for photographers during a photo call for the film ‘Gotti’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Actress Kelly Preston, whose credits included the films “Twins” and “Jerry Maguire,” died Sunday, July 12, 2020, from breast cancer. She was 57.(Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks during a press conference about voting rights on Capitol Hill on December 6, 2019, in Washington, DC. Lewis died on July 17, 2020, from pancreatic cancer. He was 80. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 06: Regis Philbin speaks onstage at Spike TV’s “Don Rickles: One Night Only” on May 6, 2014 in New York City. Philbin died from a heart attack due to coronary artery disease on July 24, 2020. He was 88. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV)
FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, April 7, 2001, British rock and blues guitarist Peter Green, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, backstage before performing with his own band, Peter Green’s Splinter Group, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, in New York. Green died in his sleep on July 25, 2020. He was 73. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FILE)
FILE – In this file photo dated Dec. 28, 1979, actress Olivia De Havilland at Hollywood dinner party. Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress died on July 26, 2020. She was 104. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut, FILE)
Herman Cain, who was being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, died July 30, 2020. He was 74. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

August

FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Actor Wilford Brimley attends the premiere of ‘Did You Hear About The Morgans’ at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died on Aug. 1, 2020 in a Utah hospital from a kidney condition. He was 85. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
FILE – In this April 20, 2013, file photo, media mogul Sumner Redstone arrives at the 2013 MOCA Gala celebrating the opening of the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA, in Los Angeles. Redstone, the strong-willed media mogul whose public disputes with family members and subordinates made him a feared operator in Hollywood, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The cause of death was not released. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Actor Chadwick Boseman arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. Boseman died on August 28, 2020, from stage IV colon cancer. He was 43. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

September

WASHINGTON – MARCH 03: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg smiles during a photo session with photographers at the U.S. Supreme Court March 3, 2006 in Washington DC. Ginsberg died due to complications of pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020. She was 87. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
FILE – In this Oct. 27, 1977, file photo, Ms. Helen Reddy, composer-singer of what has become a marching song for Women’s lib, tells of mail she gets from housewives, who say the best-selling record — “I Am Woman”–bucks them up. Reddy, the Australian-born singer who scored an enduring hit with her feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” died at 78 in Los Angeles. Reddy’s children announced their mother’s death Tuesday evening, Sept. 29, 2020, saying that while they are heartbroken, they “take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.” (AP Photo/ilr, File)

FILE – In this July 4, 2014 file photo, Forrest Fenn poses at his Santa Fe, N.M., home. The antiquities dealer and author who gained fame after hiding a treasure in the Rocky Mountains has died at the age of 90. Police confirmed Fenn died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, File)

October

INGLEWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Musician Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs at their dress rehearsal for family and friends at the Forum on February 8, 2012 in Inglewood, California. Van Halen died of a stroke on October 6, 2020. He was 65. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
FILE – In this Friday, June 29, 2007, file photo, James Randi, stage magician, scientific skeptic, and founder of The Florida-based James Randi Educational Foundation died Oct. 20, 2020, at 92 of natural causes. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
NEW YORK – APRIL 05: Sir Sean Connery attends the 8th annual “Dressed To Kilt” Charity Fashion Show presented by Glenfiddich at M2 Ultra Lounge on April 5, 2010, in New York City. Connery died on Oct. 31, 2020, of pneumonia and heart failure. He was 90. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

November

CULVER CITY, CA – APRIL 17: Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of the “Jeopardy!” Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California. Trebek died on Nov. 8, 2020, after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
1985: Diego Maradona of Argentina in action during a match. Maradona died on November, 25, 2020, from a heart attack. He was 60. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport
FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, May 26, 2007, actor David Prowse, who was the man in the black Darth Vader suit in the first Star Wars film, signs autographs at Star Wars Celebration IV, marking the 30th anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars saga, in Los Angeles, USA. Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, died at age 85 on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2020, after a short, unspecified illness. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, FILE)
FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Tony Hsieh speaks during a Grand Rapids Economic Club luncheon in Grand Rapids, Mich. Hsieh, retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, has died. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, according to a statement from DTP Companies, which he founded. Downtown Partnership spokesperson Megan Fazio says Hsieh passed away in Connecticut, KLAS-TV reported. Hsieh recently retired from Zappos after 20 years leading the company. He worked to revitalize the Las Vegas area. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

December

FILE – In this Sept. 4, 1985, file photo, Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier in 1947, poses at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in front of the rocket-powered Bell X-IE plane that he flew. Yeager died Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at age 97 due to complications due to a fall. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister attends the Mike Tyson Standing United and the Tyson Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the “Friday” films, has died. He was 62. Lister manager, Cindy Cowan, said Lister was found unconscious in his home in Marina Del Rey, California, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 4, 2000, file photo, Charley Pride performs during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame at the Country Music Association Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi and became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died at age 86. Pride died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Dallas of complications from COVID-19, according to Jeremy Westby of the public relations firm 2911 Media. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Jeremy Bulloch speaks in front of the costume he wore while playing Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” at the Star Wars Identities exhibition in London on July 26, 2017. Bulloch, the English actor who played Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. His agents said in a statement that he died in a London hospital Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, after years of suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was 75. (AP Photo)
FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin acknowledges applause after a show to mark 70 years of his creations, in Paris. France’s Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98 on Dec. 29, 2020. The cause of death is not known (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
Dawn Wells
FILE – In this June 8, 2008 file photo, actress Dawn Wells arrives at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Ken Bramlett (Courtesy of KPCC/Southern California Public Radio) A top city official has died from COVID-19 complications. Ken Bramlett took over as the city’s inspector general last year. He died Dec. 29, following complications from the virus. Bramlett was 67-years-old.
FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, l995 file photo, Phyllis McGuire, the youngest of The McGuire Sisters, plays a harp at her home in Las Vegas. Phyllis McGuire, the last surviving member of the three singing McGuire Sisters who topped the charts with several hits in the 1950s, has died, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2020. She was 89. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

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