The Long List Of Celebs Who Have Died In 2020
2020 hasn’t been an easy year for anybody, not least due to the tragic loss of these beloved stars. Nonetheless, their legacies will endure: in the loved ones who survive them, and the memories they’ve left for their fans. Here are the celebrities who have died in 2020.
Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 on January 26th 2020, in a helicopter crash over Calabasas, California. The crash also killed his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who Kobe was reportedly taking to basketball practice at the time of the tragic crash.
Bryant, who joined the NBA right out of high school, was widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships and was named NBA Finals MVP twice and league MVP once throughout his celebrated 20-year career. The Los Angeles Lakers retired both of Bryant’s jersey numbers: 8 and 24. In addition to being one of the most decorated NBA stars of all time, he was also an Oscar winner, taking home an award for his 2018 short animated film Dear Basketball.
Kobe is survived by wife Vanessa, whom he married in 2001 after six months of dating. In 2012, Vanessa filed for divorce, but they reconciled in January 2013. Kobe and Gianna are also survived by his three other daughters, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri.