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International Celebrities We Bid Farewell To In 2020

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Sean Connery

Sean ConnerySean Connery

The late thespian is best known for his role in James Bond and left us at the age of 90 on October 31st, 2020.

In a statement shared to the public by James Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli the two tributed him as a great actor;

“He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond’ — he revolutionized the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”

Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Nikita Pearl WaligwaNikita Pearl Waligwa

The 15-year-old Ugandan Disney star played the Queen of Katwe and died in February after a long battle with a brain tumor.

“We mourn the loss of our beautiful Nikita Pearl Waligwa,” Queen of Katwe star. She was a ball of light in @queenofkatwemovie and life. Her battle with a brain tumor was humbling to witness. Her light will live on.”David Oyelowo wrote on Instagram

Pop Smoke

Pop Smoke

Unfolding speculations reveal that the 20-year-old rapper was gunned down and murdered in his Los Angels home driveway were two men in masks fired multiple shots which critically wounded pop smoke to death.

From the CCTV footage shared by TMZ, the incident appeared to be a home invasion robbery.

King Von

King VonKing Von

The 26-year-old rapper whose real name is Dayvon Bennet was gunned down and killed during a heated altercation in an Atlanta-based hookah bar On November 6.

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman

Boseman, 43, is best known for his casting role as King T’Challa in the Marvel Production dubbed “Black Panther”.

After a four-year battle with colon cancer, the legendary thespian died in August with close family and his friends by his side.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Kobe and Gianna Bryant

In January 2020, the retired NBA star passed on in a fatal helicopter crash in California alongside other eight people including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.

According to reports, the crashed helicopter which burst into flames crashed due to “the foggy conditions” and a bush fire erupted leaving no survivors.

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera

The 33-year-old Glee actress was pronounced dead on July 13, 2020, barely a few days after going missing while enjoying a boat ride with her 4-year-old son Josey Dorsey who narrowly survived the incident.

“The idea perhaps being that the boat started drifting – it was unanchored – and that she mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself,” a boat-leasing agent said.

Her son Josey, was found alone and asleep in the boat by a leasing agent after the boat was not returned as expected. He was wearing a life jacket, but his mother was not.

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