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Celebrity Deaths In 2020: Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera And 8 Others Who Died – International Business Times

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  • Chadwick Boseman died after a 4-year silent battle with colon cancer
  • Justin Townes Earle died likely from a “drug overdose” on Aug. 20
  • Olivia de Havilland died in her sleep on July 25

Entertainment industry lost some of its gems in 2020 who left behind their legacy that will inspire generations.

Let’s remember some of the actors and musicians we lost this year.

Chadwick Boseman – The actor, who starred in “Black Panther,” died Aug.28 at the age of 43 after a four-year silent battle with colon cancer.

Late US actor Chadwick Boseman, star of "Black Panther," poses during the 2019 American Music Awards Late US actor Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” poses during the 2019 American Music Awards Photo: AFP / Valerie MACON

Justin Townes Earle – The alt-country American singer-songwriter died likely from a “drug overdose” on Aug. 20. He died at the age of 38 and was survived by his wife and their 3-year-old daughter.

justin earle Justin Townes Earle performs at City Winery in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 25, 2018. Photo: R. Diamond/Getty Images

Olivia de Havilland – The legendary actress who starred in movies such as “Gone With the Wind” and “The Adventures of Robin Hood” died in her sleep on July 25. She was 104.

Olivia de Havilland death Actress Olivia de Havilland died on July 25, 2020 at age 104. She is pictured posing in 1938 in Los Angeles. Photo: George Hurrell/Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Kelly Preston – The actress, who starred in movies such as “What A Girl Wants,” died on July 12 at the age of 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. The news of her death was confirmed by husband John Travolta.

Actress Kelly Preston, who featured in Hollywood hits 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Twins', has died aged 57 Actress Kelly Preston, who featured in Hollywood hits ‘Jerry Maguire’ and ‘Twins’, has died aged 57 Photo: AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULAT

Naya Rivera – Best known for her role on the TV series “Glee,” Rivera died from drowning. Rivera went missing during a trip to Lake Piru with her 4-year-old son on July 8. Five days later, her body was recovered in the northeast part of the lake.

Naya Rivera is best known for her starring role in the hit TV series "Glee Naya Rivera is best known for her starring role in the hit TV series “Glee” Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / David Livingston

Nick Cordero – The Broadway star died at the age of 41 on July 5 after a long battle with the coronavirus. He is survived by his wife and toddler son.

Amanda Kloots, Nick Cordero Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero attend the Beyond Yoga x Amanda Kloots Collaboration Launch Event on August 27, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Beyond Yoga

Rapper Huey – The rapper was killed in a double shooting in St. Louis. He was 32 when he died and was best known for the 2006 hit “Pop, Lock & Drop It.”

Chris Trousdale  – The singer, who was a member of “The Broadway Kids” and the boyband “Dream Street,” died on June 2 from complications of Coronavirus. He was 34.

Ken Osmond – The actor, who played the role of Eddie Haskell in “Leave It To Beaver,” died from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on May 18 at the age of 76.

Kirk Douglas – The legendary actor-director died in February at the age of 103. He is best known for movies such as “Champion,” “The Bad and the Beautiful” and “Lust for Life.”

American cinema giant Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday aged 103. His death at his family home in Beverly Hills was confirmed by his son Michael Douglas. American cinema giant Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday aged 103. His death at his family home in Beverly Hills was confirmed by his son Michael Douglas. Photo: AFP / Sébastien VUAGNAT

Source: ibtimes.com

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