Music plays a key part in so many people's lives, and there is always sadness when a beloved musician passes away. Recent musician deaths leave quiet spots in the world where powerful forces once stood, and it's always sad when people who were important parts of music history are no longer a part of this world. When a name you recognize from your favorite albums is listed among famous people who died today, it can be deeply upsetting. Even if some rocker passings of 2020 were the unsurprising result of old age or long-term health issues, other singer deaths of 2020 came as a shock.
If you are finding it hard to keep track of musicians who died in 2020, this complete list - in chronological order, starting with most recent - of recently deceased singers, rappers, and other band members or recording artists will help. Although their beautiful voices and talents were lost this year, this in memoriam list of 2020 helps us remember them. If you're having trouble recalling all the musical talents that were recently lost, check out these lists of departed musicians of 2019, 2018, and 2017 to refresh your memory.