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Tragedy has struck in 2020 in more ways than one. Hearts have broken due to the global health crisis our world continues to suffer — in addition to police brutality that continues to take black lives, and the wildfires in Australia earlier this year that burnt ecosystems to the ground. Needless to say, it’s been a tough year so far. It’s also been hard in the pop culture world, too, as many celebrities have died already — and we aren’t even in December. One way to honor the memory of the deceased is to learn about their lives. From sports legends to big screen superstars, 2020 has made us say farewell to a number of stars. Hopefully, by remembering these stars for their life’s work we can honor their memory.
It’s hard for us to say goodbye to these beloved stars, but it’s unimaginable for their friends and family. Many spouses, children, and family members have taken to social media to express their grief. Meanwhile, many fans have also posted online to commemorate the lives of their favorite celebrities. So much of the death seen in 2020 was so sudden. With an illness ravaging the world, many deaths were caused by that unforeseen cause. Other deaths were via tragic accidents or heart-breaking suicides. Celebrity deaths are hard for everyone, especially fans who have held a special place in their hearts for them for years. There is no right or wrong way to grieve their deaths, and even if we didn’t know them personally, it can feel like we did. This year will always be remembered for the hardships the world endured, and for the legendary stars we lost.
Here are 20 celebrities who have died in 2020.