Updated: 02/05/2020 02:16 PM | First Published: 02/04/2020 01:38 PM

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Celebrity Death January 2020

The goal isn’t to live forever but to create something that will. In Year 2019, we sure did mourn the loss of some beloved celebrities including Nipsey Hussle, Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce and Juice Wrld. 

Although it’s only been a month since we’ve entered the new decade, we’ve already said goodbye to a handful of notable celebrities. From beloved actors to famous music artists, we’re here to pay respect to all the stars who have died in January 2020.

Don Larsen (90)

Born: August 7, 1929

Known For: American professional baseball pitcher

Death: January 1, 2020

Cause: Esophageal cancer


David Stern (77)

Born: September 22, 1942

Known For: American lawyer and businessman

Death: January 1, 2020

Cause: Hemorrhagic stroke


Neil Peart (67)

Born: September 12, 1952

Known For: Canadian musician & writer (drummer of Rush)

Death: January 7, 2020

Cause: Glioblastoma


Elizabeth Wurtzel (52)

Born: July 31, 1967

Known For: American writer and journalist

Death: January 7, 2020

Cause: Breast Cancer


Edd Byrnes (87)

Born: July 30, 1932

Known For: American Actor (77 Sunset Strip and Grease)

Death: January 8, 2020

Cause: Natural Causes


Buck Henry (89)

Born:  December 9, 1930

Known For: American actor and director 

Death: January 8, 2020

Cause: Heart attack


Mike Resnick (77)

Born: March 5, 1942

Known For: American writer

Death: January 9, 2020

Cause: Cancer


Neda Arnerić (66)

Born: July 15, 1953

Known For: Serbian actress

Death: January 10,  2020

Cause: Heart Attack


Roger Scruton (75)

Born: February 27, 1944

Known For: British Author

Death: January 12, 2020

Cause: Cancer


Christopher Tolkien (95)

Born: November 21, 1924

Known For: Author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien

Death: January 16, 2020

Cause: Not Revealed Yet


Rocky Johnson (75)

Born: August 24, 1944

Known For: Canadian professional wrestler

Death: January 15, 2020

Cause of Death: Heart attack


Derek Fowlds (82)

Born: September 2, 1937

Known For: English Actor (The Basil Brush Show & Heartbeat)

Death: January 17, 2020

Cause of Death: Pneumonia


Khagendra Thapa Magar (27)

Born: October 4, 1992

Known For: Shortest man in the world

Death: January 17, 2020

Cause of Death: Pneumonia


Jimmy Heath (93) 

Born: October 25, 1926

Known For: American Musician (Leader of Big Band)

Death: January 19, 2020

Cause of Death: Natural causes


Terry Jones (77)

Born: February 1, 1942

Known For: English Comedian (Member of Monty Python)

Death: January 21, 2020

Cause of Death: Dementia


Jim Lehrer (85)

Born: May 19, 1934

Known For: American Journalist

Death: January 23, 2020

Cause of Death: Natural Causes


Rob Rensenbrink (72)

Born: July 3, 1947

Known For: Dutch footballer 

Death: January 24, 2020

Cause of Death: Muscle Disease PSMA


Kobe Bryant (41)

Born: August 23, 1978

Known For: American Basketball Player

Death: January 26, 2020

Cause of Death: Helicopter Crash


Bob Shane (85)

Born: February 1, 1934

Known For: American Singer (Kingston Trio)

Death: January 26, 2020

Cause of Death: Not Revealed Yet


Gianna “Gigi” Bryant 

Born: May 1, 2006

Known For: Daughter of Kobe Bryant

Death: January 26, 2020

Cause of Death: Helicopter Crash


Nicholas Parsons (96)

Born: October 10, 1923

Known For: BBC News/ Radio Host

Death: January 28, 2020

Cause of Death: Short Illness 


Marj Dusay (83)

Born: February 20, 1936

Known For: American Actress (Guiding Lights)

Death: January 28, 2020

Cause of Death: Not revealed Yet


Fred Silverman (82)

Born: September 13, 1937

Known For: American TV Executive

Death: January 30, 2020

Cause of Death: Cancer


John Andretti (56)

Born: March 12, 1963

Known For: American NASCAR Driver

Death: January 30, 2020

Cause of Death: Colon Cancer


Mary Higgins Clark (92)

Born: December 24, 1927

Known For: American Author (Where Are the Children)

Death: January 31, 2020

Cause of Death: Natural Causes