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R.I.P. 2020: Celebrities Who Died in 2020 Year in Review | Legacy

Published on 02 Jan 2021 / In News & Matters / Year in Review

We look back on some of the lives of celebrities and newsmakers who died 2020.’s senior editor and obituary writer will guide you chronologically through the year in curated list of more than 60 video tributes including Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant; Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman; Glee star Naya Rivera; movie star icons Kirk Douglas and Sean Connery; Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek; beloved musicians Kenny Rogers, Eddie Van Halen, Neil Peart, and so many, many more.

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Written and Narrated by:
Stephen Segal & Linnea Crowther
Edited by:
John Maxwell

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