From Kobe Bryant to Andre Harrell to Chadwick Boseman, here are the entertainers from the worlds of sports, music, acting, and more we lost in 2020.

Rocky Johnson

Aug. 24, 1944 - Jan. 15, 2020

Cause of death: Pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot

Claim to fame: WWE Hall of Famer, one-half of the wrestling team Soul Patrol, father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Jimmy Heath

Oct. 26, 1926 - Jan. 19, 2020

Cause of death: Natural causes

Claim to fame: Legendary tenor saxophonist who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, received the title of Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2003

Kobe Bryant

Aug. 23, 1978 - Jan. 26, 2020

Cause of death: Helicopter crash with 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others

Claim to fame: Prolific scorer in the NBA, had a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakes, five-time NBA champion, four-time MVP All-Star, two-time NBA Finals MVP

Esther Scott

April 25, 1957 - Feb. 14, 2020

Cause of death: Heart attack

Claim to fame: Actor who appeared in Boyz N the Hood, Birth of a Nation, Dreamgirls, Martin, and Sister, Sister

Nikita Pearl Waligwa

2005 - Feb. 15, 2020

Cause of death: Brain tumor

Claim to fame: Actor who appeared in Disney’s Queen of Katwe, opposite Madina Lawanga

Ja’Net DuBois

Aug. 5, 1932 - Feb. 17, 2020

Cause of death: Cardiac arrest

Claim to fame: Actor known for her iconic role Willona Woods in Good Times, co-wrote and sang The Jeffersons theme song — “Movin’ On Up,” two-time Emmy Award winner, also appeared in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, and several TV sitcoms

Pop Smoke

July 20, 1999 - Feb. 19, 2020

Cause of death: Fatally shot during a home invasion

Claim to fame: His songs “Dior,” “Welcome to the Party,” and “Christopher Walking” redefined new-era Brooklyn Rap

B. Smith

Aug. 24, 1949 - Feb. 22, 2020

Cause of death: Alzheimer’s

Claim to fame: Wilhemina model who became the first Black model and second Black woman to cover Mademoiselle, restaurateur, household name

Katherine Johnson

Aug. 26 1918 - Feb. 24, 2020

Cause of death: Natural causes

Claim to fame: Known as the “human computer” whose complex calculations were integral to NASA landing men on the moon, completed high school at age 14, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama

Barbara Neely

Nov. 30, 1941 - March 2, 2020

Cause of death: Heart ailment

Claim to fame: Crime writer and author of the Black female detective series based on character Blanche White, named the 2020 Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America

McCoy Tyner

Dec. 11, 1938 - March 6, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: American Jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his melodic harmonies and playing on My Favorite Things, Coltrane Jazz and Coltrane Plays the Blues, last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet

Roger “Black Mamba” Mayweather

April 24, 1961 - March 17, 2020

Cause of death: Diabetes

Claim to fame: Held the title of world champion boxer in two weight classes, best known as trainer to nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manu Dibango

Dec. 12, 1933 - March 24, 2020

Cause of death: Complications from COVID-19

Claim to fame: French-Cameroonian saxophonist who played with Herbie Hancock and whose 1972 song “Soul Makossa” has been sampled by Michael Jackson, Akon, and Rihanna

Fred “Curly” Neal

May 19, 1942 - March 26, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: Played more than 6,000 games in 97 countries with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1963 to 1985

Bob Andy

Oct. 28, 1944 - March 27, 2020

Cause of death: Cancer

Claim to fame: Created socially-conscious Reggae, topped the U.K. charts with “Young, Gifted and Black” with Marcia Griffiths, worked at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong

Bill Withers

July 4, 1938 - March 30, 2020

Cause of death: Cardiopulmonary arrest

Claim to fame: Sang inspiring classics “Lean on Me,” “Just the Two of Us,” “Lovely Day,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

Don Campbell

Jan. 7, 1951 - March 30, 2020

Cause of death: Cardiac arrest

Claim to fame: Break dancing pioneer and founding father of locking, creator of the Campbellock dance

Ellis Marsalis Jr.

Nov. 14, 1934 - April 1, 2020

Cause of death: Complications from COVID-19

Claim to fame: Legendary Jazz pianist who was the patriarch of his New Orleans Jazz family

Timothy Brown

May 24, 1937 - April 4, 2020

Cause of death: Dementia

Claim to fame: Former Philadelphia Eagles running back who appeared in both the *M*A*S*H** film and TV series

Bobby Mitchell

June 6, 1935 - April 5, 2020

Cause of death: Leukemia

Claim to fame: First Black person to sign with the Washington Redskins, 1983 Football Hall of Fame inductee

Chynna Rogers

Aug. 19, 1994 - April 8, 2020

Cause of death: Accidental drug overdose

Claim to fame: Model and rapper

Tony Allen

July 20, 1940 - April 30, 2020

Cause of death: Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Claim to fame: Nigerian-born drummer who played with Fela Kuti, dubbed the “Father of Afrobeats” for creating new sounds that shaped the popular global genre

Millie Small

Oct. 6, 1946 - May 5, 2020

Cause of death: Stroke

Claim to fame: Jamaican singer whose 1963 “My Boy Lollipop” sold six million copies, bringing Ska music worldwide

Andre Harrell

Sept. 26, 1960 - May 7, 2020

Cause of death: Heart failure

Claim to fame: Founder of Uptown Records which created the sound of Hip-Hop and R&B during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, cultivated the careers of Heavy D, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, and others

Little Richard

Dec. 5, 1932 - May 9, 2020

Cause of death: Bone cancer

Claim to fame: Considered one of the architects of Rock and Roll, combined Gospel, Rock ’N’ Roll, and R&B into a unique sound, known for his vocal range and flamboyant style

Betty Wright

Dec. 21, 1953 - May 10, 2020

Cause of death: Cancer

Claim to fame: Iconic music artist known for the Grammy-winning song “Where is the Love?”, released music over 50 years

Shad “Da Beast” Gaspard

Jan. 13, 1981 - May 17, 2020

Cause of death: Drowned while saving 10-year-old son

Claim to fame: WWE wrestler and one-half of the Cryme Tyme tag team duo, appeared in Get Hard with Kevin Hart

Jimmy Cobb

Jan. 20, 1929 - May 28, 2020

Cause of death: Lung cancer

Claim to fame: Legendary drummer who played on Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, last surviving member of the First Great Sextet, which included Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and Cannonball Adderly

Wes Unseld

March 14, 1946 - June 2, 2020

Cause of death: Pneumonia and other health complications

Claim to fame: NBA MVP and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honoree, one of two players to be Rookie of the Year and MVP in a single season, helped the then-Washington Wizards win its lone championship

Bonnie Pointer

July 11, 1950 - June 8, 2020

Cause of death: Cardiac arrest

Claim to fame: One of the original singers of the Grammy Award-winning Pointer Sisters, who are known for ‘80s dance hits “I’m so Excited,” “He’s So Shy,” and “Jump (For My Love)”

Jas “JasFly” Waters

Oct. 21, 1980 - June 9, 2020

Cause of death: Suicide

Claim to fame: This Is Us writer, author, TV personality, and former columnist for Vibe

Huey

Sept. 12, 1987 - June 25, 2020

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

Claim to fame: Rap song “Pop Lock & Drop It” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007

Earl Cameron

Aug. 8, 1917 - July 3, 2020

Cause of death: Pneumonia

Claim to fame: Considered Britain’s first leading Black actor and holds the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his work in drama, broke barriers in Britain’s film industry when he appeared in Pool of London

Naya Rivera

Jan. 12, 1987 - July 8, 2020

Cause of death: Drowning while saving son

Claim to fame: Actor who appeared in TV series like Family Matters as a child and Glee as an adult

Galyn Görg

July 15, 1964 - July 14, 2020

Cause of death: Lung cancer

Claim to fame: Actor who appeared in Robocop 2, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and M.A.N.T.I.S.

Malik B.

Nov. 14, 1972 - July 29, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: Lyrical rapping abilities helped launch The Roots to worldwide fame

Bob Ryland

June 16, 1920 - Aug. 2, 2020

Cause of death: Pneumonia

Claim to fame: First Black American to play professional tennis and was one of the first to compete in the NCAA men’s tennis tournament

James Harris

May 28, 1950 - Aug. 19, 2020

Cause of death: COVID-19

Claim to fame: Played the role of Kamala “The Ugandan Giant” in the -then-World Wrestling Federation

Raymond Allen

March 5, 1929 - Aug. 10, 2020

Cause of death: Respiratory issues

Claim to fame: Entertained audiences as Uncle Woody in Sanford and Son and as Ned the Wino in Good Times, also appeared on The Jeffersons, The Love Boat, and What’s Happening

Quinn Coleman

1989 - Aug. 16, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: DJ and A&R executive, worked for Capitol Records, Warner Bros. Records and Sirius XM, son of former BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee

Chi Chi DeVayne

Sept. 24, 1985 - Aug. 20, 2020

Cause of death: Kidney issues

Claim to fame: Starred in the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars 3 spin-off

Chadwick Boseman

Nov. 29, 1976 - Aug. 28, 2020

Cause of death: Colon cancer

Claim to fame: Forever remembered for inspiring generations with his portrayal of T’Challa in Marvel’s Black Panther and other MCU films, and also amplifying Black voices and stories as James Brown in the biopic Get On Up, as Jackie Robinson in 42, and in Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Cliff Robinson

Dec. 16, 1966 - Aug. 29, 2020

Cause of death: Lymphoma

Claim to fame: Played in the NBA for 18 seasons with the Phoenix Suns, the Golden State Warriors, and the Detroit Pistons

John Thompson

Sept. 2, 1941 - Aug. 30, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: First Black coach to win an NCAA championship as head coach of Georgetown University and completed his tenure with 596 NCAA wins, mentored and recruited Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and Allen Iverson, who all went onto the NBA

Lou Brock

June 18, 1939 - Sept. 6, 2020

Cause of death: Cancer

Claim to fame: Baseball outfielder who had 19 years in the big leagues and was known for stealing bases, 1985 MLB Hall of Fame inductee

Bruce Williamson

Sept. 29, 1970 - Sept. 6, 2020

Cause of death: Complications of COVID-19 after contracting pneumonia

Claim to fame: Joined The Temptations in 2007

Ronald “Khalis” Bell

Nov. 1, 1951 - Sept. 9, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: A self-taught musician who co-founded Kool & the Gang with brother Robert “Kool” Bell

Toots Hibbert

Dec. 8, 1942 - Sept. 11, 2020

Cause of death: Complications of COVID-19

Claim to fame: Fused R&B and Soul with Reggae, lead singer of Toots and the Maytals, released his last album in, Got to Be Tough, in August 2020

Jeremy Hutchins

Nov. 22, 1982 - Sept. 15, 2020

Cause of death: Unconfirmed

Claim to fame: Veteran TV producer who worked on The View and 106th and Park, was showrunner for Entertainment Weekly’s Quibi series, Last Night’s Late Night

Steve Carter

Nov. 7, 1929 - Sept. 15, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: Playwright whose work addressed complex themes and nuances, as well as untold narratives, within the Black- and Caribbean-American communities

Stanley Crouch

Dec. 14, 1945 - Sept. 16, 2020

Cause of death: Complications of a long, unspecified illness

Claim to fame: Columnist for the Village Voice and New York Daily News, founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center, mentor to Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant

Pamela Hutchinson

1958 - Sept. 18, 2020

Cause of death: Health challenges

Claim to fame: Part of the Grammy Award-winning group Emotions, who are known for “Best of My Love”

Georgia Dobbins Davis

May 5, 1942 - Sept. 18, 2020

Cause of death: Cardiac arrest

Claim to fame: An original member of the Marvelettes who had to leave the group for family reasons, but is credited with co-writing Motown’s first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 “Please Mr. Postman”

Gale Sayers

May 30, 1943 - Sept. 23, 2020

Cause of death: Dementia

Claim to fame: Known as one of the NFL’s greatest running backs, youngest person inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Bob Gibson

Nov. 9, 1935 - Oct. 2, 2020

Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer

Claim to fame: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, two-time winner of the Cy Young Award and twice-named World Series MVP

Thomas Jefferson Byrd

June 25, 1950 - Oct. 3, 2020

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

Claim to fame: Actor who appeared in several Spike Lee Joints, including Chi-Raq, Red Hook Summer, He Got Game, and Clockers

Armelia McQueen

Jan. 6, 1952 - Oct. 3, 2020

Cause of death: Brief illness

Claim to fame: Enjoyed a 30-year career in entertainment, including starring in Ain’t Misbehavin’ on Broadway and acting in Ghost

Johnny Nash

Aug. 19, 1940 - Oct. 6, 2020

Cause of death: Natural causes

Claim to fame: Singer of the classic “I Can See Clearly Now,” helped launch Bob Marley’s career

Anthony Chisholm

April 9, 1943 - Oct. 16, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: Vietnam veteran and actor known for appearing in the plays of August Wilson, was nominated for a Tony Award for his work in Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle series, earned the NAACP Theatre Award

Bert Belasco

? - Nov. 8, 2020

Cause of death: Aneurysm

Claim to fame: Actor in BET’s Let’s Stay Together and Fox’s Pitch

Marguerite Ray

March 18, 1931 - Nov. 18, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: First Black woman regularly featured on The Young and the Restless

Arnie Robinson Jr.

April 7, 1948 - Dec. 1, 2020

Cause of death: COVID-19 complications

Claim to fame: Won Bronze at the 1972 Olympics and Gold at the 1976 Olympics for the long jump

Rafer Johnson

Aug. 18, 1934 - Dec. 2, 2020

Cause of death: Stroke

Claim to fame: An Olympic Decathlon Gold medalist and the first Black captain of a U.S. Olympic team at the 1960 Rome games, the first Black athlete to carry the US flag at the opening ceremonies

Eric Jerome Dickey

July 7, 1961 - Dec. 3, 2020

Cause of death: Long illness

Claim to fame: New York Times bestselling author whose novels captured the nuances of Black life, love, family, and sexuality

Natalie Desselle-Reid

July 12, 1967 - Dec. 7, 2020

Cause of death: Colon cancer

Claim to fame: Actor known for memorable roles in B*A*P*S,* Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella*, and* Eve*

Tommy “Tiny” Lister

June 24, 1958 - Dec. 10, 2020

Cause of death: Natural causes

Claim to fame: Character actor known fro his role as neighborhood bully Deebo in Friday and Next Friday

Carol Sutton

Dec. 3, 1944 - Dec. 10, 2020

Cause of death: Coronavirus complications

Claim to fame: Actor who made her acting debut in the 1960s and appeared in Lovecraft Country, Monster’s Ball, Ray, Queen Sugar, and Steel Magnolias

Charley Pride

March 18, 1934 - Dec. 12, 2020

Cause of death: COVID-19

Claim to fame: Country Music Hall of Famer, Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year in 1971, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the 2020 Country Music Awards

John “Ecstasy” Fletcher

June 7, 1964 - Dec. 23, 2020

Cause of death: Undetermined

Claim to fame: One-third of the iconic Hip-Hop group Whodini, whose hits include “Friends,” “Freaks Come Out at Night,” and “Five Minutes of Funk”

K.C. Jones

May 25, 1932 - Dec. 25, 2020

Cause of death: Alzheimer’s

Claim to fame: Tough and relentless point guard and legendary coach for the Boston Celtics

Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones

May 11, 1955 - Dec. 30, 2020

Cause of death: Unknown

Claim to fame: Dancer, choreographer, and locking pioneer who starred in the Breakin’ films, founding member of the Lockers, who helped push the Hip-Hop dance style into the mainstream