Top 10 Saddest Deaths of 2020

The Top Ten
1 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. He Retired in 2016. He died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California at age 41.

This is by far the saddest death of 2020. He died from a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter by his side. Could you imagine the fear going through him and Gianna? The tight hug between them? The times they said their last I love you to each other? The thousands of tears going down both of their faces? Why did it have to be them? They didn't deserve this. Not right now. R.I.P. Kobe and Gianna. We all love you and you will forever be remembered. Sorry for your loss to the rest of their family.

It's so sad you and your daughter holding hands just seeing you gonna fall down the sky and die. the saddest thing I've ever heard on the news. Why did it have to be him why, Just seeing the tears on your face knowing your gonna crash and it will be the end of your life.

This news came as such a shock. He died in a helicopter crash along with his 13 year old daughter.
May they rest in peace.

This man is so inspiring. He literally gets me out of bed every day and tells me to keep grinding. He is my motivation.

2 Neil Peart Neil Ellwood Peart, (September 12, 1952 - January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and writer best known as the drummer and primary lyricist of the rock band Rush. Peart received numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making ...read more.

This was such news to me this morning. I will always be listening to you, your band and the first album I heard, 2112. We will remember you through your music.

Drummer of one of my favourite bands died. No words. Rest in peace. Your music will live forever.

Oh my god, this killed me. I was so sad. I've been listening to Rush my whole life.

Maybe one of the best and the most influential musicians ever.
died at the age of 67 after along battle with brain cancer

3 Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) was a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

I'm at a loss for words. This man changed guitar and inspired millions of young guitar players dreaming of being the next big name in the music world. He made the guitar sing like no other guitar could. He revolutionized tapping and brought power and energy to every song he played in. He was a giant amongst musicians and was a true hard worker. Rest in peace to the GOAT.

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, the founder of Van Halen, passed away after a long battle with throat cancer. According to medical reports, he had a history of substance abuse. He was among the kings of guitar music & inspired countless others. He was 65. Never forget such a guitar pioneer. Gone in the face of 2020. R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen 1955-2020.

I'm so sad for all the people that have died this year, but Eddie's death got me in tears. He was such an inspiration for me to start learning how to play the guitar 10 years ago when I was a kid. R.I.P. guitar legend, thank you

Looks like another legend in music is gone and died a really sad death. I know some people might not be a fan of Van Halen, but this guy was legendary as a guitarist and he inspired so many people. It's really upsetting how he died this year. R.I.P.

4 Chadwick Boseman Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 - August 28, 2020) was an American actor born in Anderson, South Carolina. He was best known for playing T'Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Easily the saddest. He was so young when he left, and he was a great role model for black people. He would only play roles of black people or activists in movies, and he kept his cancer (I think) a secret. Our hearts will be with you for all eternity.

Chadwick Boseman was a treasure to movies and representation in Hollywood. His film Black Panther became Oscar-nominated and broke lots of box office records. It is truly a tragedy that he had to lose his life.

This just proves how bad the American health system has gotten thanks to COVID-19. Sure, Chadwick wasn't going to survive cancer, but they could've at least TREATED him to slow it down.

When I heard Kobe and Chadwick died, I was shocked, really. They were like deaths you didn't expect to happen. Even my younger sister cried because she loved Black Panther.

5 Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor, filmmaker, author and centenarian. He was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of ...read more.

The Legendary Actor passed away on February 5th at age 103. He was known for classic films such as Spartacus, 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea, etc. His cause of death is kept private by his family. He's one of the last surviving actors of the Golden Era.

Douglas was one of the best actors ever. He lived to the ripe age of 103. RIP

Died at 103 today

He was a legend...

6 George Floyd

That had to be one of the most disgusting things I had ever seen by any officer. George's death was tragic, and the fact the other three guys didn't intervene is fitting they got cut loose.

This ignited the Minnesota riots to go as viral as it has. They are angry because they want justice for Floyd now, instead of playing the waiting game like with the pandemic.

I thought that 2020 will be no racism at all, but he died in police custody because of racism! I'm very sad & sorry about what happened to him!

The fact that some officers could take away the lives of someone like George Floyd in the most disgusting way as possible is absolutely unforgivable. His death also caused riots who want to do justice for George Floyd, when I'm reality, it only causes more damage to society. R.I.P. George Floyd.

This should be a lot higher. Simply put that has to be the most heinous and disgusting crime against blacks since the Civil Rights era. I'm white so I'll never know what it's like living in the black community and I'm definitely more conservative leaning I won't deny that but this is absolutely sickening to see hatred on this level still exists to this day.

7 Sean Connery Sir Thomas Sean Connery (August 25, 1930 - October 31, 2020) was a retired Scottish actor and producer who had won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. ...read more.

I just heard about his death. No words. James Bond, The Rock, The Highlander, Indiana Jones, The Name of the Rose are among my favorite movies since my childhood.
Rest in peace, sir Sean Connery. 1930 - 2020.

I was shocked when I heard about his death. This man was an iconic actor. My favorite Bond actor as well as he played in my favorite Bond movie Goldfinger. RIP Sean Connery.

Known for playing James Bond in seven Bond films, Sean Connery died at his home in Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 at the age of 90. RIP Sean Connery 1930-2020.

Another legendary actor gone. RIP Sean. You'll be greatly missed.

8 Shad Gaspard

This is so sad. He truly loved his family, and he made sure they secured his son first. R.I.P Shad. You will truly be missed.

9 Fred Willard
10 David Prowse

The actor who played the beloved villain Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. He passed away due to a brief illness on November 29th at 85. Definitely the saddest Star Wars actor/actress death after Carrie Fisher's & just like her death (along with Kobe Bryant's, Gianna Bryant's, Chadwick Boseman's & Diego Maradona's), it's a tragedy going down in history forever. 2020 is truly a disastrous year for not only our world, but also the Star Wars & entertainment world. R.I.P. Dave Prowse 1935-2020.

The Contenders
11 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The former supreme justice leader of the U.S. court passed away after a battle with cancer at 87. She was also the queen of career advice with 1 sentence. A national loss for the U.S. R.I.P. Ruth.

The best Supreme Court justice and a model for people around the country. No one will ever take her place. RIP

12 Christopher Tolkien

The son of J.R.R. Tolkien passed away at 95. R.I.P. 1925-2020.

This is news to me! That's so sad.

Never read hobbit, but my friends were all sad when this happened

13 Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow was a Voice Actor known for role such as Cyclops in X-Men Evolution and Cole in Lego Ninjago among others.
I couldn't believe this, this hit me so hard

I'm both very sad & sorry to hear that he died! My favourite role from Kirby Morrow is Josh from Team Galaxy!

Very heartbreaking to Ninjago fans.

14 Gianna Bryant

Gigi was Kobe's daughter who was on the helicopter with him. She was only 13 years old and had just as much passion for the game as her father did.She had her eyes set on playing for UConn. Just awful that she died so young.

15 Regis Philbin
16 David Stern

The basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner.
died at the age of 77 because of brain hemorrhage

17 Howard Finkel

Wrestling legends keep dying one after the other. Apparently, Howard Finkel suffered from a brain decease that made his brain shrink and have "strokes" of sorts. He was considered by many as the best ring announcer in professional wrestling. Rest in peace Howard Finkel.

18 Wendell Craig
19 Buck Henry

A writer and a director who was nominated for 2 Oscars.

died at the age of 89 because of a heart attack

20 Jeremy Bulloch

Known for playing Boba Fett in the original Star Wars Trilogy passed away due to Parkinson's Disease at age 75. This one hurts me a lot because he potrayed my favorite Star Wars Character of all time.

21 Rocky Johnson

The black championship wrestler who won WWE & father of Dwayne Johnson & helped his son follow his footsteps. His death is currently unknown til this day but he was 75. R.I.P. Rocky.

22 Alex Trebek

An extremely tragic loss for not only game shows, but the television & general world as well. Pretty much up there with Kobe Bryant along with his daughter (Gianna) & Chadwick Boseman (the Black Panther). He was the host of Jeopardy & lost his battle to Stage IV pancreatic cancer on November 8th 18 months after diagnosis. The greatest game show host on television & perhaps the last trusted & loved star ever. He was 80. His last episode will air on Christmas Day. R.I.P. Alex Trebek - 1940-2020.

This is so sad. He will be missed greatly. Jeopardy will not be the same without him hosting.

Known as the long time running host from Jeopardy. He will be missed.

He was contracted for two more years as well. I'll miss him.

23 Kenny Rogers Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Known for over a whopping 60 years! Kenny Rogers was one of the greatest country artists who ever lived. He inspired so many other country artists with his masterpiece of music & impacted the music industry in unreal ways. He battled an illness of natural causes until his death on March 20th/21st at 81. R.I.P. to such a humble legend. 1939-2020.

Died at 81 yesterday

24 Naya Rivera Naya Rivera Dorsey (January 12, 1987 - July 8, 2020) was an American actress, singer and model, known for playing Santana Lopez on Fox's musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She started as a child actress and model. She was the mother of Josey Dorsey.

Naya Rivera will forever be missed. Her role as Santana Lopez paved the way for queer representation on TV. She portrayed the first Latino lesbian on TV and showed teens that it is okay to be themselves.

If only she would have put her adult life vest things would've ended like a fairytale, too bad it ended like a tragic movie. She was so talented and I can't imagine what her four-year-old son is feeling right now. To lose a mother and a person like Naya must hurt so much. R.I.P Naya Rivera.

I'm both very sad & sorry about Naya's death! I heard that Naya was a very kind person!

25 Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is widely regarded to be one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.

Thank you for the music. R.I.P. big man, Little Richard.

Great 59s Rock & Roll Man.

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