From rock stars to wrestlers and actors, there have already been quite a few celebrity deaths in 2020 which have shocked the world.
The start of the decade has seen us wave goodbye much-loved stars such as spiritual medium Derek Acorah, drummer Neal Peart and Nanny McPhee star Raphael Coleman.
Saying goodbye to our heroes and stars we admire is never easy. But they leave behind a legacy which will never be forgotten.
When someone is dies it’s important to celebrate their lives and remember the contributions they leave behind for the world to enjoy.
Here we remember the stars who have passed away so far in 2020.
Raphael Coleman, who starred in Nanny McPhee, died at the age of 25 on February 7.
The child actor’s stepfather confirmed he had died after collapsing during a jog.
Raphael was best known for playing a little boy called Eric, alongside Emma Thompson in the 2005 version of Nanny McPhee.
At the age of 18 Raphael travelled around the world alone, and went on to become a biologist.
He spent a year in the jungle of Costa Rica, and six months in Indonesia, where he qualified for a certificate as a diver.
Raphael was also an active member of Extinction Rebellion.
The legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas, whose career spanned more than 60 years, passed away at the age of 103 on February 3.
The star gained critical acclaim for his role in the 1960 classic Spartacus.
Kirk had a long and glittering career, racking up an incredible 92 acting credits across 75 movies.
Several of his most famous roles were as villains, such as the ruthless journalist in Ace In The Hole in 1951.
He was also honoured at the Academy Awards in 1996 for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the movie industry.
TV director and co-creator of MASH Gene Reynolds passed away on Monday, February 3 at the age of 96 on February 3.
His niece, Eve Reynolds, revealed he had died of heart failure at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center at Burbank, California.
He was best known for co-creating the TV series M*A*S*H, which ran for 11 years, alongside Larry Gelbart.
Gene was awarded three Emmys for the much-loved Show.
Nicholas Parsons hosted the Radio 4 comedy game show Just A Minute from its inception in December 1967.
There have been more than 900 episodes of the show, with Parsons only missing a recording for the first time ever in June 2018 because of the flu.
He passed away on January 28 following a short illness at the age of 96.
Parsons had a long and successful TV and radio career, and was still active into his 90s.
The star was also known for his role as the quizmaster on ITV’s Sale Of The Century.
Sadly, Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter was also a passenger and died alongside her father.
The emergency services were quick to the scene but none of the nine passengers on board survived.
Kobe was undoubtably one of the greatest basket ballers of his time and devoted an entire 20-season career to the Los Angeles Lakers.
At the peak of his career, Kobe won 5 National Basketball Association (NBA) titles and took the crown at the All Star championships 18 times.
Actor John Karlen has died age 86 on January 22 from congestive heart failure at a hospice in California.
The star is best known for his role as Harvey Lacey, the husband of Tyne Daly’s Mary Beth Lacey in Cagney & Lacey.
Karlen also played conman Willie Loomis in the hit ABC horror soap Dark Shadows.
Dark Shadows news said on Twitter: “We are sad to report the death of #DarkShadows actor John Karlen, who played Willie Loomis, the unforgettable foil to Barnabas Collins.
“John died on January 22 in hospice care in Burbank, California. He was 86 had suffered a number of health setbacks over the past decade.”
Monty Python star Terry jones has died at the age of 77 on January 21.
Jones was diagnosed with dementia in 2015.
A statement from his family, read: “We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones.
“Terry passed away on the evening of January 21, 2020 at the age of 77 with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side after a long, extremely brave but always good humoured battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.”
After Monty Python, he worked on a variety of other projects, including the TV series Ripping Yarns with Michael Palin.
Former BBC radio presenter Peter Hobday has died at the age of 82 on January 18.
The former Today show presenter was a regular on the show for 14 years, but was controversially dismissed from the popular Radio four programme.
Following an outcry from fans, the BBC were forced to deny claims he was let go because of his age.
Former Today host James Naughty said he was “a very learned man, terribly well-read and a man of vast accomplishments.”
Heartbeat actor Derek Fowlds died at Royal United Hospitals Bath in the early hours of the Friday morning on January 17 at the age of 82.
The actor who was best known for playing Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister had been suffering from pneumonia, which led to heart failure caused by sepsis.
Derek was a British TV favourite, and also portrayed the character Oscar Blaketon in Heartbeat for 18 years.
The Wandsworth native has also appeared in several films, including 1963’s Tamahine and 1964’s East of Sudan.
Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, died aged 75 on January 15.
Also known as Soul Man, he was a former World Tag Team Champion and was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
The wrestling legend had a remarkable career which saw him dominate the WWE world during the 1980s.
His son revealed he had died following medical complications after battling a “cold and infection”, and had a blood clot in the leg.
Hollywood actor Jack Kehoe died surrounded by his relatives at the age of 85 on January 14, five years after he suffered a debilitating stroke.
He was best known for his role in the Oscar-winning film The Sting.
Kehoe played the role of “Erie Kid”, and stars alongside Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
During his 50-year career he has also starred alongside legends such as Al Pacino in the hit film, Serpico.
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Stan Kirsch, Hollywood star who is best known for playing Richie Ryan in Highlander, died at the age of 51 on January 11.
Kirsch, who had a cameo in Friends as Monica’s love interest Ethan, was found dead by his wife.
It is believed he took his own life, and paramedics were unable to revive him.
He appeared in the Highlander TV series for six seasons, and also played Lieutenant Ferrari in JAG for five seasons.
Edd Byrnes died unexpectedly from natural causes at the age of 87 on January 8.
Edd was best known for his role as dance-show host Vince Fontaine in Grease, where he hosted the National Bandstand.
The massive success of the film led to him being cast as the lead in the TV series $sweepstake$.
However, it was scrapped after several episodes.
He also appeared in the hit series Charlie’s Angels.
Legendary film writer Buck Henry died of a heart attack at the age of 89 in Los Angeles on January 8.
He received an Oscar nomination for The Graduate, and also co-wrote the screwball masterpiece What’s Up, Doc? in 1972.
Buck also regularly performed on the US sketch series Saturday Night Live in the 1970s.
He later wrote Gus Van Sant’s black Comedy To Die For, starring Nicole Kidman.
Silvio Horta, the creator of the US sitcom Ugly Betty, died at the age of 45 on January 7.
His cause of death has not been confirmed, but unverified sources speaking to Variety said it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Horta worked on Ugly Betty for all four seasons from 2006 to 2010.
The show initially began as an adaptation of the Columbian soap opera Yo so Betty.
America Ferrara starred as main character Betty Suarez, and she was “stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news”.
Harry Hains, an actor who starred in an episode of American Horror Story, has died at the age of 27 on January 7.
His mother, Jane Badler, announced the news, saying he had “struggled with mental illness and addiction”
She continued: “A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time.”
As well as appearing in American Horror Story, he also had parts in Sneaky Pete and The OA.
Neil Peart, drummer of the rock band Rush, passed away at the age of 67 on January 7.
He had been battling with brain cancer after being diagnosed three years ago.
Neil had retired from Rush and professional drumming in 2015, after reportedly suffering from arthritis.
He joined the band in 1974, replacing John Rutsey, and helped changed their sound.
BBC Radio Ulster presenter Stephen Clements died at the age of 47 on January 7.
The broadcaster had presented the mid-morning Stephen Clements show since September 2019.
The father-of-two had started his radio presenting career on Citybeat, and then hosted Q Radio’s Breakfast show for seven years.
The Breakfast Show became one of the most-listened to radio programmes in Northern Ireland at the time.
Derek Acorah died from pneumonia at the age of 69 on January 3.
Derek, who was best known for appearing on Most Haunted, had been taken to hospital for sepsis.
He shot to fame alongside Yvette Fielding, and went on to present Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towers.
The TV star also featured in Michael Jackson: The Search for HIs Spirit in 2009.
Christopher Beeny, best known for his role in Upstairs, Downstairs, died at the age of 78 on January 3.
The British actor made his TV breakthrough in the BBC series The Grove Family in the 1950s.
Christopher then appeared as Geoffrey in the single mother sitcom Miss Jones and Son in 1977.
He also made a guest appearance in Last of the Summer Wine in 2001.
Christopher repeated the role several times until 2009, and then joined was a regular character.
Upcoming rap sensation Lexii Alijai died at the age of 21 on January 1.
The US singer, whose real name was Alexis Alijai Lynch, gained a following for rapping over songs such as Meek Mill’s Cold Hearted and Drake’s Girls Love Beyonce.
Lexii, who broke into the Billboard Hot 100 with her collaboration with American singer Kehlani Parrish, was looking to have a bright future.
Lexii released her first full length album Super Sweet 16 on her birthday.