This year, so atypical due to the pandemic, many people died. Among them, some well-known celebrities. Let's look at the most iconic cases.
These were some of the characters who died in 2020. / Photos: Wikimedia-Sgt. Joseph A. Lee, IG-chadwickboseman, IG-maradona
LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla
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It is clear that 2020 was marked by one word: death. All, to a greater or lesser extent, we hope that the calendar turns the page to have a much better 2021, moving away from this pandemic that, so far, has generated more than 1.6 million deaths throughout the planet.
The truth is that, at the same time, it was an exceptional year. Not only because of the wave of infections, which affected many celebrities, but also because of many others who lost their lives due to causes other than COVID-19. We decided to pay homage to all of them, but also to highlight the most important personalities who left us in 2020.
Kobe Bryant was one of the first celebrities of the year to pass away on January 26, 2020, even before the coronavirus pandemic began, which was taken as an auspice that it would be a bad year. It was news that shook the whole world, since he was considered one of the best basketball players in history, as well as a true idol of the Los Angeles Lakers.
At the age of 41, the legend of this sport had died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, United States, according to the BBC . Everyone mourned and paid tribute to him, but the best tribute he received was from his old team since the squad led by LeBron James managed to win the highest NBA title.
Another of the most shocking, since little was known about the disease that afflicted one of the actors who played Black Panther, one of the most iconic superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His death took place on August 28, 2020, after suffering from colon cancer that he had kept secret.
He even filmed some Marvel installments while going through treatment, so this news surprised the whole world . This was to the point where the publication in which his death was announced was the one that got the most “likes” in the history of Twitter, with more than 7.5 million to date.
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Although the state of health of the Argentine idol had been delicate in recent months, the truth is that the news fell terrible in the world of football. The star, considered the best soccer player of all time, died on November 25, 2020 due to a cardio-respiratory arrest, almost a month after his 60th birthday.
In addition to marveling at football on the fields, at the time of his death he was the coach of Gymnastics and Fencing of La Plata, in Argentina. Upon hearing the news, millions of fans around the world regretted his departure, while his wake was held at the Casa Rosada, where his devotees came to give him a final farewell.
You probably don't know him by name, but the truth is that he is the actor who gave life to one of the most iconic villains in film history: Darth Vader. At age 85, the actor who brought the character to life in the original trilogy passed away on November 25 after being treated for prostate cancer.
Although she rose to fame thanks to this role, her story was quite controversial. In a documentary released in 2015, known as I am your father, he mentioned that he was given the choice of the incarnation of Chewbacca or Darth Vader. The problem was that then his voice was dubbed by another actor, James Earl Jones, at the same time in which, when his face is revealed, they chose the English Sebastian Shaw and not his, so his face was never seen in the tapes.
As we see, the year 2020 was one that we all wish to forget. In addition to this list, other iconic personalities also said goodbye: Quino, Alejandro Sabella, Sean Connery or Kirk Douglas were other important names. Basically, all figures that marked a before and after in humanity left this world.