John Grindrod: Among those we’ve lost in 2020, my baseball heroes. THOSE WE’VE LOST. No” in 1962. John Prine Pays Tribute to 'Those We've Lost' From Coronavirus After Moving Moment During DNC John Prine's last recording was used to soundtrack an in … Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, died July 1 at age 99. Hi! Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and one of India's best-known exports to Hollywood, died April 29. He was 72. Staff reports. She was 74. Hailey Herrera was a promising therapist with a God-given gift for helping others and giving good advice. Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger" and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in “The Avengers,” died in early April. He was 88. Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, died March 1. He was 66. Winsor had been living with the progressive neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, since 2013. Alex Trebek. He was 84. We’re sharing the stories of some of those we’ve lost. During the war and long after, Lynn got crowds singing, smiling and crying with sentimental favorites such as “We’ll Meet Again,” and “The White Cliffs of Dover.”. He wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin in fabric with an aluminum sheen in 1995. Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory when he threw a perfect game in 1956 with the New York Yankees for the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday, Jan. 1. She was 108. Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died after a battle with breast cancer July 12, husband John Travolta said. He was 68. He was 89. Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday, March 25 of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Dec. 2. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died July 17. They are credited with launching the catchy Afrobeat dance music featuring prominent guitars, complex brass harmonies and poly-rhythmic drumming. Website Traffic Counter. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Rex. Later, she underwent an intensive program at the Communications Research Institute at Hollins College, now Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia, that gave her the skills to control her stutter and to speak in public. Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on "The Carol Burnett Show," partnered with a superhero on "Wonder Woman" and was the first centerfold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday, March 17. Known for his broad frame, booming voice and ability to play good guys and bad guys with equal aplomb, Dennehy won two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, a Laurence Olivier Award and was nominated for six Emmys. Over 13 NFL seasons, Orr caught 400 passes for 7,914 yards and 66 touchdowns over 149 games. He was 77. Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show “Jeopardy!” for more than 30 years with dapper charm and a touch of schoolmaster strictness, died Nov. 8. Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, died Dec. 1. He was 74. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. The obituary was featured in Legacy on May 28, 2020. She was well known for her charitable giving. Following Stratton's death, Lou Conter and Ken Potts remain the last living members of the Arizona's crew. She was 92. Current Page: Those We've Lost News Donate Honoring Those We Have Lost. Joseph “Joe” Bennett was a popular resident at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, and the oldest. College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died June 3. Remembering those we've lost in 2020 Tammy Real-McKeighan Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020 Updated Dec 30, 2020 {{featured_button_text}} 1 of … David Stern, the basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global powerhouse, died Jan. 1. He was 80. (Mohammad reza Fathian, Pexels) Updated, May 18 with additional tributes. Never . He was 61. In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference for the opening of Parisian Macao in Macau. The mustached Brimley was a familiar face for a number of roles, often playing characters like his grizzled baseball manager in “The Natural” opposite Robert Redford's bad-luck phenomenon. Nick Cordero, a Tony Award-nominated actor who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” died July 5 in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 68. He was 91. Harold Reid (pictured at far left), who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, died April 24 after a long battle with kidney failure. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. His early roles included HBO football series “1st & Ten” along with movie appearances in “Beverly Hills Cop II,” which starred Eddie Murphy, and “No Holds Barred,” the 1989 film where his character Zeus challenged Hulk Hogan in a wrestling match. We’re sharing the stories of some of those we’ve lost. He was 84. The Cameroon-born saxophonist, who gained international fame with his 1972 song “Soul Makossa,” died in a hospital in the Paris region, Thierry Durepaire said. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, died July 1. Post Your Memory. Those We've Lost to Coronavirus 2020 passed away. Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” died Tuesday, Jan. 7, after a battle with dementia. WATCH: Bryan Health remembers those we’ve lost to COVID. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text 741741 or visit for free, confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pioneering drummer Tony Allen, the driver of the Afrobeat sound, died April 30 in Paris at age 79. He was my guiding light.” The younger Reiner starred as Archie Bunker’s son-in-law on “All in the Family” and directed “When Harry Met Sally...”. The Men and women we’ve lost during this COVID-19 season. Blaine Kern Sr., a float builder who was often credited with helping expand New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration into a giant event known worldwide, died June 25.