Recent celebrity deaths can be quite the macabre Google search. So this list will serve as your reference for celebrities who died in 2020. If you’re wondering about that famous actor who just died, or what famous person died this year, you’ll certainly get the full story here.
This list will cover actors who recently passed away, as well as other celebrity deaths, such as that of legendary New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen. Larsen is one of the first celebrities who died in 2020. However, this list of recent deaths will continue throughout the year, like an ongoing written version of an award show's "In Memoriam" video, featuring what famous people died this year. You may be surprised by the celebs who died, and perhaps even a little broken-hearted.
Check back for recent famous deaths, and all of the other celebrity deaths of 2020.
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On September 22, 98-year-old Jackie Stallone, mother of actor Sylvester Stallone, passed away. Her other son, Frank Stallone, confirmed the news with a post to his Facebook page, writing, "This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone. She was the mother to four children, Tommy, Sylvester, Frankie, and my late sister Toni Ann. She was a remarkable woman working out every day full of spunk and fearless. She died in her sleep as she had wished."
Stallone held many titles over the course of her life: trapeze artist, nightclub singer, hairdresser, wrestling promoter, and more. But she is perhaps most well known for being a dancer and celebrity astrologist, having written multiple books on the subject.
- Age: 98
- Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
French actor Michael Lonsdale passed away on September 21 at the age of 89. He was most recognized for his roles as the James Bond villain Hugo Drax and as a star in the film Day of the Jackal (which earned him a supporting actor BAFTA nomination).
From his debut in 1956 to his final role in 2016, he amassed more than 200 credits in various films. He was nominated for France's Cesar awar multiple times, winning for Of Gods and Men, and he worked with some of the greatest names in film, including Orson Welles, René Clément, and Steven Spielberg.
- Age: 89
- Birthplace: Paris, France
Filmographer Michael Chapman, known for his work on films like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, passed away on September 20. He was 84 and died of congestive heart failure. During his career, Chapman was nominated for two Oscars for best cinematography. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Cinematographers.
He is survived by children and grandchildren.
- Age: 84
- Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on September 18 at age 87. The Supreme Court announced her death, revealing that the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
Ginsburg, known affectionately as "RBG," had been fighting for women's rights since the 1970s. The second woman to become as a Supreme Court justice, she was appointed by former President Bill Clinton, and served for 27 years, becoming a legal, cultural, and feminist icon.
- Age: Dec. at 87 (1933-2020)
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA