Who would have thought that we would loose some Stars in the year 2020. We spend so much time with them that some celebrities are like family members. We grow up with them, laugh and make most of them our role models. So it’s always sad to say goodbye. These are the stars we said goodbye to in 2020.
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1. Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow, one of the best actors of his generation, died on March 8, in an email statement according to his wife Catherine. He was (90) ninety years old.
Von Sydow, who fought Grim Reaper in a chess game in the Seventh Seal, was a veteran of over 100 film and television roles. A Swedish actor Von Sydow was known by film fans of all ages. In his later years, he appeared as a three-eyed raven in Game of Thrones and Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Von Sydow will be remembered for his contribution to some of the classics in the history of film.
Von Sydow was known to be one of the best actor / director associations in the history of film and has made nine films with his citizen Ingmar Bergman over the years. First, and the film that fueled Von Sydow’s film career was the seventh seal from 1957. The same year he appeared in Wild Strawberries, and both made Virgin Spring, Shame and Anna’s Passion together.
Von Tallow, a tall blonde actor with ice blue eyes, looked fantastic and was chosen for his boyish roles throughout his career, especially in Hollywood. The first major American role was as Jesus Christ in the Greatest Story Ever Told in 1965. He later appeared in Jan Troell’s The Emigrants and New Lands and the Exorcist, Three Days Condor, Conan the Barbarian, Hannah and Sisters and Minority Report.
Von Sydow won his first Oscar nomination in 1988, 40 years after his debut for an emotional performance Pelle the Conqueror. He played a single blue-necked father who had trouble with his beloved son Pelle. He was also nominated for his supporting role in the film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011.
2. Bill Withers
Bill Withers is famous for the spirit and legend of R&B, Navy veteran and Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame member. He was known for his hits “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Use Me”. He died in Los Angeles on March 30th at the age of 81.
His death was announced by his family. According to the New York Times, his son Todd said his father had heart problems.
Withers’ nearly 20-year career as an album producer, Withers has won three Grammy Awards and four more times has he been nominated. His life was the subject of the documentary Still Bill from 2009 and in 2015, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that included songs like “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971), “Grandma’s Hands” (1971), “Use Me” (1972), “Lie to Me” (1972) , “Beautiful Day” (1977) and “Just the” Two of Us “(1980).
As a veteran and marine mechanic, Withers’ taught himself how to play the guitar, but his voice was given by God. He is responsible for some of the most popular and covered songs in music history.
3. James Lipton
According to Hollywood Reporter, the academic and respected presenter of Inside the Actors Studio, James Lipton died on March 2 from bladder cancer in his house in Manhattan, according to his wife Kedakai Mercedes Lipton. He was 93 years old.
“He lived like every day was his last,” Kedakai Lipton told THR. “His job was his passion, he loved what he did and everyone he worked with. He made people do their best and I hope that his spirit, curiosity and passion will live on.”
Lipton brought a new mainstream voice for entertainment fans to many of her favorite actors in Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio. The 1994 series designed by Lipton was organized as a master class for students from the Actors Studio Drama School, a joint venture between Actors Studio and The New School. But it was really an excuse to leave the noise outside and make time for the biggest film and TV names.
Starting with Paul Newman in 1994, almost 300 guests came to Lipton. Lipton, a long-time academic professor, was known for his extensive research and a stack of blue papers full of notes and questions for every guest. Billy Crystal said to Lipton, “You know it’s scary, don’t you?” He said. Martin Sheen asked him, “How do you know all this? It’s extraordinary.” “He’s a detective, you know,” said Anthony Hopkins to the audience once. It would be one of the longest running Bravo shows.
4. Kobe Bryant
41 years old NBA and Los Angeles legend Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant (13 years) died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26. Bryant was on his way to play a travel basketball game with his six family friends, Gianna and the pilot when his helicopter crashed in foggy conditions.
Nicknamed “Black Mamba”, Bryant was 6’6″ with a small guardian skills that he could play both backcourt positions, and became the youngest player after going straight from high school to the NBA in 1996. Five NBA championships with Lakers and two Olympic gold medals for the United States. Bryant’s individual achievements include two MVP awards for the NBA final and one MVP for the regular NBA season 2008. He is now fourth in all NBA times with 33,643 points and the only player with two jerseys withdrawn by a team (8, 24).
Bryant was born in Philadelphia and was named 13 by Charlotte Hornets in 1996 and swapped by Vlade Divac’s Lakers shortly after.
After finishing third on January 25, James said, “I’m looking forward to talking to Kobe Bean Bryant. One of the best basketball players of all time, one of the best Lakers of all time.” List of all-time NBA results. “The man has two shirts hanging at the Staples Center. It’s amazing.”
Two years ago, Bryant added an Oscar to his resume after winning his best animated short character in his short film Dear Basketball 2018.
According to comments by Laura Ingraham, owner of Fox basketball, Bryant said, “As a basketball player, we really have to shake our jaws and dribble. I’m happy to do a lot more.” He said.
Dear Basketball is based on a poem from 2015 after Bryant announced he would withdraw from the NBA. The film has hand-drawn animation and a John Williams soundtrack. Bryant also created a series of children’s books inspired by his love for Harry Potter, the New York Times bestseller.
5. Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas, one of the greatest movie stars who ever lived, died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, whose male intensity made him a box office for films like Spartacus, Victory Roads and Lust for Life. . He was 103 years old.
Actor Michael Douglas, his son, declared the death in a statement on his Facebook page.
The son of Jewish immigrants, Douglas, suffered a severe stroke in 1996 and had a long and difficult recovery in Amsterdam, New York. This did not prevent him from acting or making it public. In 2011, he presented the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards.
Douglas was one of the last living movie stars of the golden age of Hollywood. He belonged to a group of prominent men who were to define a generation of all time and influence the future, including Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.