New Orleans jazz legend Ellis Marsalis, soul singer Bill Withers, actor Mark Blum, jazz icon Manu Dibango, country music icon Kenny Rogers, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, WWE wrestler Rocky Johnson and NBA Commissioner David Stern are among the famous people who have died in 2020.
John Prine arrives for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2019. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter died from coronavirus complications on April 7 at the age of 73. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Shirley Douglas (L) cuddles her son Kiefer Sutherland after a star unveiling ceremony inducting Sutherland into Canada's Walk of Fame on June 5, 2005 in Toronto. The actress, known for "Lolita" and "Dead Ringers," died of non-coronavirus-related pneumonia on April 5 at the age of 86. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Left to right, past Hall of Fame inductees Leroy Kelly, Bobby Mitchell, and Jim Brown help Cleveland Browns Gene Hickerson on stage at the Enshrinement Ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 4, 2007. Mitchell, the first African American player to suit up for the Washington Redskins, died on April 5 at the age of 84. Photo Stephen M.Gross/UPI
New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 29, 2012. The musician died from coronavirus complications on April 1 at the age of 85. Photo by Skip Bolen/EPA-EPE
Adam Schlesinger of the band Fountains of Wayne performs at the Virgin Festival at Pimlico Raceway in Baltimore on August 4, 2007. The bassist died on April 1 from coronavirus complications at the age of 52. Photo by Alexis C. Glenn/UPI
Bill Withers arrives on the red carpet at the ASCAP 100 Centennial Awards in New York City on November 17, 2014. The soul singer, known for "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me," died from heart complications on March 30 at the age of 81. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI