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Sean Connery, Maradona, Jack Charlton, Vera Lynn, Little Richard, Barbara Windsor and Kirk Douglas were among those who died this year Here we say goodbye to them for good

As a member of the prog rock group Rush, the 67-year-old Canadian was considered one of the great drummers January died of brain cancer, the band selling over 40 million albums

Known for his role as naive Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister. As “Mr Derek” he was Basil Brush’s sidekick in the ’70s and grumpy Oscar Blaketon on ITV’s Heartbeat for 18 years January at the age of 82 years of pneumonia

Monty Python hero who specializes in cruel old women – including the battle ax mother of the “Messiah” in Life Of Brian As a historian, director and writer, he contracted dementia in 2015 and fought for research into the disease. He died on 21st January at the age of 77

The basketball legend was the youngest player to join the NBA at age 17. The LA Lakers star won five championships and two Olympic gold medals. He died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41 with six friends and his 13-year-old daughter near LA on Jan. January

Actor and presenter for seven decades. From 1971 to 1983, millions saw him on the Anglia TV quiz “Sale Of The Century”. He hosted the radio 4-panel game Just A Minute for more than 50 years January at the age of 96

The brave Northern Ireland and Manchester United goalkeeper rescued a child and a pregnant mother and his teammates and managers from the rubble of the Munich air disaster in 1958 February at the age of 87

As the legend with the dimples on Jan. Died February at the age of 103, the curtain fell on the golden age of cinema Kirk, whose son Michael became equally famous in Hollywood, overcame poverty and starred in Spartacus Gunfight At The OK Corral, the bad and the beautiful and the lust for life

The world of entertainment was in shock after the former Love Island host on Jan. By February, Caroline ended her own life at the age of just 40, became a household favorite, hosted The X Factor, and won Strictly Come Dancing, but had a troubled personal life

The brilliant dance music DJ was best known for producing Primal Scream’s groundbreaking album Screamadelica in 1991 – the first Mercury Prize winner February at the age of 56 after a blood clot

The Swedish actor was most recognized for his role as Ming The Merciless in Flash Gordon. Max, who appeared in more than 150 films including The Seventh Seal and The Exorcist, died on Aug. March at the age of 90 at his home in France

US country singer best known for The Gambler, The Coward Of The County and Islands In The Stream, had 120 hit singles and sold more than 100 million records.He married five times and died on May 20 March at the age of 81 asleep

The three-time Grammy-winning soul legend left a memorable catalog of Lovely Day, Ain’t No Sunshine and Lean On Me Bill, which hit the streets on Jan. March died at the age of 81 and was so disaffected with the music industry that he retired in 1985

He formed an act with Syd Little in 1962 and their BBC1 show drew an audience of 15 million from 1978 to 1991. After a transplant in 2003, he enlisted for the British Heart Foundation April with Covid at the age of 78

Hippie eccentric Lord Bath had 74 lovers named “Wifelets”, erotic murals and a safari park in Longleat, his stately home in Wilts, which was featured in TV’s Animal Park April with Covid

While she is best remembered as the vivacious Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger in 1964, she starred in many films and on television as Cathy Gale in The Avengers and died in the sitcom The Upper Hand Honor on Jan. April at the age of 94

A household favorite in the 1970s as part of TV comedy trio The Goodies starring Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden Tim, who died on Jan. April died with Covid at the age of 79, had many TV roles and was regularly seen on Radio 4 I’m sorry I have no idea

The tenacious defender was nicknamed “Bite yer Legs” He won the league twice and the FA Cup in 726 games with Leeds and was also on the 1966 English World Cup squad. Norman, 76, died on May 17 April with Covid

For the legendary F1 driver, who won 16 Grand Prix from 1955 to 1961, helmets were for “cissies” and danger for “an aphrodisiac” Moss, the greatest driver who has never won a world championship, died on Jan. April asleep at the age of 90

As a founding member of Kraftwerk in 1970, the German was a pioneer of electronic music and influenced a variety of artists with tracks such as The Model and Autobahn April at the age of 73 years of cancer

For eight years, the former Sun journalist co-hosted consumer television show Watchdog Lynn with husband John Stapleton, who had colon cancer in 1991. She campaigned for the disease April suffered a stroke at the age of 72

After making regular TV appearances in the ’70s, she rose to fame as Maggie Forbes in The Gentle Touch in 1980, the first show to feature a police officer. Jill, who wrote three novels and beat cancer, died on May 28th April at the age of 83 years of Alzheimer’s

One of the greats of Indian cinema who starred in Slumdog Millionaire and also made it to Hollywood and appeared in The Amazing Spiderman, Life Of Pi and Jurassic World Irrfan, who was diagnosed with a tumor in 2018, died on May 29 April at the age of 53

The Nigerian drummer and songwriter pioneered the Afrobeat genre in Fela Kuti’s band Africa’70 in the 1970s April in Paris

One of the last two surviving members of The Few, the aviators who served in the Battle of Britain in 1940. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal as a navigator and radar operator in World War II May at the age of 101

As one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, Richard Penniman had a number of hits under his stage name in the 1950s, including Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally and Good Golly, Miss Molly The Born Again Christian Endured A Cocaine Addiction And Was Attacked because he was openly gay, which hurt his career at the time May at the age of 87

The 46-year-old bouncer from Minneapolis became a symbol of the fight against racism May – after a police officer who arrested him kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes – sparked protests worldwide

Boys From the Black Stuff and Liver Birds actor was the narrator for Thomas The Tank Engine’s children’s show, 1991-2012 Michael, partner of Corries Helen Worth in the 1970s to 2001, died on May 30th May have a heart attack at the age of 76

Busker James Bowen’s Ginger Tom became a worldwide sensation after starring in two films and appearing in many books June was run over by a car in London

Snooker star turned commentator whose brilliance was struck by a fragile temperament and gambling addiction Willie, who continued Strictly in 2007, lost 3 pounds in 5m bets June at the age of 66 years of leukemia

The Treasure of the Armed Forces died on Jan. June at the old age of 103 The Queen was among those paying tribute to the beloved singer whose World War II performances of “We Meet Again” and “The White Cliffs of Dover” lifted the spirits of millions on her album Vera Lynn 100, on the occasion of her 100 Birthday, made her the best-selling artist of 2017

In a career spanning six decades, he played an android in Alien, a trainer in Chariots Of Fire and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. He was married four times and died on Jan. June at the age of 88 years of cancer and Parkinson’s

A Gambia-born British man, one of the first black actors to be seen regularly on television, performing in Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who and Holby City. An avid activist for racial equality in acting, he died on Nov. June at the age of 81

American actor Saul Bloom’s performance as veteran cheater Saul Bloom in the movies of the ocean cemented his reputation as showbiz sweetheart Carl June died at the age of 98, won 11 Emmy Awards

The Italian composer wrote more than 400 scores for film and television, including the iconic theme for The Good, The Bad And The Ugly July at the age of 91 after a fall in Rome

Best known as cheerleader Santana Lopez on the television series Glee, the American actress drowned on Aug. July, aged just 33, when she was swimming in a California lake with her four-year-old son, Josey

Tough defender in England’s 1966 World Cup team and honored manager of the Irish national team. After winning the League, FA Cup and League Cup with Leeds United, he took the Republic to the European Championship in 1988, their first World Cup finals in 1990 and again in 1994 Big Jack died on 10 July at the age of 85 from cancer

The guitarist and singer was one of the founding members of Fleetwood MacPeter suffered from mental health problems after taking LSD and left the group in 1970 July at the age of 73

British-American Golden Age Actress Won two Academy Awards and three nominations, one for Gone With The Wind, in her 53-year career July at the age of 104

Performed on Primal Scream’s 1991 classic Screamadelica album and featured with New Order, A Certain Ratio, and Pet Shop Boys.She was just about to release a solo debut album when she was about to release on Jan. July suddenly died at the age of 56

Great English film which works included Bugsy Malone, Fame, Midnight Express, Pink Floyds The Wall, Birdy, The Commitments, Evita, Angela’s Ashes and Angel Heart July at the age of 76

Former leader of the Social Democratic Party and Northern Ireland Workers’ Party received the Nobel Peace Prize for his crucial role in ending the problems August at the age of 83 years of dementia

The British actor was best known for his roles as Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in the 1981 film Chariots Of Fire and as Sarek in the 2009 film Star Trek August at the age of 72 years of cancer

The American actor, diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, nonetheless appeared as the Marvel superhero Black Panther The 2018 stand-alone Black Panther film broke box-office records, and Chadwick was in two great Avengers -Films to see He died on Jan. August at the age of 43 Fans said he was irreplaceable

This talented Brit was a world middleweight boxing champion in 1980. Bottles and seats were thrown into the ring when he lost his title to Marvin Hagler at Wembley September at the age of 69 from cancer

He founded Kool And The Gang with brother Robert, who co-wrote the funk band’s nine hit singles, including the disco classics Ladies’ Night and Celebration September at the age of 68

During a six-decade acting career, Lady Diana married James Bond on Her Majesty’s Secret Service, starred Emma Peel on TV in The Avengers, and became the Queen of Thorns in Games Of Thrones Diana, who quit smoking in 2009 after having had heart surgery, died on the 10th September asleep at the age of 82

Pioneer of the Jamaican band Toots And The Maytals, whose song Do The Reggae from 1968 bears the name of the genre. After an influential 58-year career, he died on November 11th September with Covid at the age of 77

The man who founded Habitat in 1964 helped drag British design into the modern age. Sir Terence, who also had a number of restaurants and wrote many books, died on Dec. September at the age of 88

Ruth has been a US Supreme Court Justice since 1993 She campaigned for women’s equality and became the oldest US judiciary in 2010 September at the age of 87 of cancer

Guitarist and singer, founding member of the US group The Four Seasons, had hits with Walk Like A Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry. His story is told in the musical Jersey Boys September with Covid at the age of 92

Wrestling promoter, astrologer, dancer, Big Brother candidate and mother of the actor Sylvester – she was a lot, especially the star September died at the age of 98, it was always noticed

The French-born son of a British Army officer known as Bond villain Drax in Moonraker in 1979. Portrayed in the Remnants of the Day and Day of the Jackal September at the age of 89

The Australian-American singer and songwriter became a feminist icon with her hymn I Am Woman in 1972 and had 15 US hits September at the age of 78 with Addison’s disease and dementia

Frank broke new ground in the 1960s as Detective Sergeant John Watt in the BBC police drama Z-Cars.He appeared regularly in shows like Peak Practice and died on Aug. September at the age of 92 at home

The American singer-songwriter was best known for his 1972 hit I Can See Clearly Now.It also had a No. 1 in 1975 with Tears On My Pillow October at his home in Houston, Texas, aged 80 from natural causes

Revolutionary guitarist and songwriter Eddie co-founded the rock band Van Halen in 1972, best known for the song Jump, Eddie, who was compared to Mozart, died on May 6th October at the age of 65 from cancer

The Swansea singer / musician formed the Spencer Davis Group with Steve Winwood in 1963.They had hits including Keep on Running October at the age of 81 years of pneumonia

A much-admired 1970s and 80s television star who presented the BBC shows Grandstand and Nationwide. His fall was spectacular and was fired in 1988 for cocaine and sex workers October at the age of 87

Comedian, known as half of the double act Cannon And Ball, after meeting comedy partner Tommy Cannon while working as a welder in a factory, they started on the cabaret track in the north their television show was on Saturday night a great success in the eighties October at the age of 76 after testing positive for coronavirus

A key player in the legendary Welsh rugby teams of the 1970s, he scored 12 tries in 30 tests and five in seven for the British and Irish Lions October at the age of 72 years of cancer

The midfielder played for Man Utd and was one of the heroes who won the 1966 World Cup in England, Nobby Died of dementia on October 78 at the age of 78 will forever be known for its 1966 victory device

The Scottish actor, best known in seven films in the James Bond franchise between 1962 and 1983, also starred in a number of hit films with Sir Sean, who won an Oscar for his performance in 1987 in The Untouchables, over a seven-decade career won when veteran Irish-American officer Jimmy Malone died on Jan. October suffered heart failure at his home in the Bahamas at the age of 90

The actor and comedian was best known for Whose Line Is It Anyway? He was also a regular at QI and Have I Got News For You November at the age of 67 suffered a heart attack at his home in London

The actor’s Hangdog expression made him perfect for playing gritty characters in sitcoms, including Butterflies and As Time Goes By alongside Dame Judi Dench. He died at the age of 93 on Jan. November after a short illness

Singer / comic rose to fame on Buddy Holly’s only UK tour in the 1950s and was a staple on television on chat, entertainment and game shows for more than 40 years November at the age of 88

The legendary Liverpool goalkeeper, 72, won three European Cups and five league titles in 470 games in 1981. Played 61 times for England and was the goalkeeping coach of the national team November

The flamboyant agent, best known for his catchphrase “monster monster,” started out in the entertainment industry before switching to football November at the age of 73 after signing Covid

He was arguably the best footballer of all time, leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup, his infamous Hand Of God goal against England, followed by a brilliant solo effort.After leading Napoli to two Italian titles, he fell into cocaine- and alcohol addiction, but made it to Argentina in the 2010 World Cup when he died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Jan. November the country mourned massively

The Bristol-born 6ft 6in former bodybuilder was best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the Green Cross Code Man November at the age of 85 with Covid

The Senegalese defender was called “The Wardrobe” because of his size and became a cult star for Fulham, Portsmouth and West Ham in 2004 November at the age of 42 after a long illness

Ex-pro and Ryder Cup player who became the “Voice Of Golf” commentator for the BBC in nearly 60 years. His last job for The Masters was just three weeks before he started on May 5 December died at the age of 89

The popular television and film star made her theatrical debut at the age of just 13 and has enjoyed a career spanning seven decades, starring in the Carry On films and later as the formidable landlady Peggy in EastEnders At Barbara, who was named Lady in 2016 , was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014 December at the age of 83 in a London nursing home

David Cornwell, a former spy, wrote 25 books under his pseudonym, including the classics The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Smileys People December at the age of 89

The Frenchman managed Liverpool for six years from 1998 and led the team to five major trophies in 2001 including an FA, League and Uefa Cup triple December at the age of 73 after a heart operation

played Boba Fett in two original Star Wars films and in 2005 Revenge Of The Sith. Also had TV roles in a career that spanned more than 45 years December to Parkinson’s

The Northern Irish actress known as Brassy Lilo Lil in the 1980s hit sitcom Bread. She also appeared in Taggart and The Bill, as well as in the films Far And Away and Angela’s Ashes December at the age of 73

Supermodel, 50, was famous for her ’90s androgynous, punk looks, became the muse of Karl Lagerfeld and the face of Chanel. The mother of four, recently separated from husband David Lasnet, died on May 22nd December

John, who had leukemia, was only the third left-handed batsman to be 100 centuries old He was one of the toughest opening hitters in English cricket, playing in 77 friendly matches December at the age of 83

The MI6 traitor betrayed 400 British spies to the Soviets at the height of the Cold War and killed many agents Detained for 42 years in 1961, fled to Moscow in 1966 December at the age of 98

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