"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek, James Bond icon Sean Connery, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen, actors Kirk Douglas, Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera, Kelly Preston and Nick Cordero, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, comedian Carl Reiner, rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard, jazz icon Manu Dibango, country music icon Kenny Rogers and NBA legend Kobe Bryant are among the famous people who have died in 2020.
Richard "Dick" Thornburgh, former attorney general of the United States and former governor of Pennsylvania, takes a seat at the witness hearing after U.S. Chief Justice nominee Judge John Roberts testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 2005. Thornburgh died on December 31 at age 88. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI
Dawn Wells poses with the original, fully restored S.S. Minnow from "Gilligan's Island" to meet and greet fans and visitors at the Vancouver International Boat Show in Vancouver on January 23, 2014. Best known for her role as Mary Ann from "Gilligan's Island," Wells died of COVID-19 on December 30 at the age of 82. Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI
Pierre Cardin poses with displays of his Spring-Summer 2007 fashion collection presentation in Paris, on July 4, 2006. The French designer, known for abstract designs in the 1960's, died on December 29 at the age of 98. Photo by William Alix/UPI
Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero poses for photos during an interview with Efe in Mexico City, Mexico, on August 31 2016. Manzanero, known as the king of romanticism, died of COVID-19 on December 28, at the age of 86. Photo by Sashenka Gutierrez/EPA-EFE