notable deaths in November 2020

This is a list of recent notable deaths in November 2020. The following deaths of notable and famous people occurred in November 2020. Death list of celebrities, athletes, politicians and other famous peoples who died in November 2020. Huge list of all important deaths organized by day, month and year. Names are reported under the date of death. New deaths articles are added to their respective date in November 2020.

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NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Nikki McKibbin, 42

Nikki McKibbin, 42

(Born: September 28, 1978 – Died: November 1, 2020)

 

 

Katherine Nicole "Nikki" McKibbin, better known by her stage name Nikki McKibbin, a native from Grand Prairie, Texas - big American Idol star and famous rock music singer-songwriter who reached the final three on the FOX American Idol show's inaugural season in 2002 and finished in third place behind today famous singer star Kelly Clarkson and entertainer Justin Guarini, has sadly died from a brain aneurysm at the age of just 42. The legendary American Idol star's death was confirmed by Nikki's husband, Craig Sadler by posting a touching post on social media. Prior to American Idol, Nikki also appeared in the first season of New Zealand's international singing reality television show ''Popstars'' (the main inspiration for Simon Fuller's Idols British television franchise). Unfortunately, Nikki McKibbin is the fourth American Idol finalist to die after australian Michael Johns, 35 in 2014 (dilated cardiomyopathy), American Idol” finalist Rickey Smith, 36 in 2016 (car crash), and R&B singer Leah LaBelle, 31 in 2018 (car crash). McKibbin's debut album Unleashed came out May 22, 2007. She worked promotional tour with Dallas based heavy metal band Rivethead.

 

Cause of death: brain aneurysm

Billy Tubbs, 85

Billy Tubbs, 85

(Born: March 5, 1935 – Died: November 1, 2020)

 

 

Known as 'Billy Ball' , the Tulsa, Oklahoma native men's college basketball coach Billy Tubbs, one of bigest legends in entire college basketball history with 641 NCAA wins, was sadly died after a long battle with severe cancer in Norman, Oklahoma, Tubbs's family announced. Men's college basketball coach icon was known for his constant high scoring offense and brilliant full-court press defense basketball tactics. Tubbst's long and brilliant career began at Lamar University in the early 1960s, where he was an assistant for a full ten years (until 1971). His first head coaching job from 1971 to 1973, was at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. From Georgetown, Tubbs went to the University of North Texas (assistant coach, 1973 - 1976). After expiration of the contract in North Texas, he continued his career at the: Lamar University (head coach, 121 wins, 1976–1980 and 2003–2006), the University of Oklahoma (head coach, 333 wins, 1980–1994), and Texas Christian University (head coach, 156 wins, 1994–2002).

 

Cause of death: cancer

Eddie Hassell, 30

Eddie Hassell, 30

(Born: July 16, 1990 – Died: November 1, 2020)

 

 

Eddie Hassell, the Texas-born famous film star who was best known for his roles on NBC's very successful science fiction television series “Surface,” and the 2010 Oscar-nominated film Comedy ''The Kids Are All Right'' directed by Lisa Cholodenko, was shot to death when he allegedly tried to prevent car theft outside his girlfriend's apartment in a North Texas city West Bardin. Surface's star was just 30 years old. The tragic death of the young actor was confirmed by his longtime manager. The Dallas Police Department immediately launched an extensive investigation into Hassell's death, but did not release details of the ongoing investigation to the media. In the year 2003, Hassell made his medijski debut as a thirteen-year-old teenager with the famous TV show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. Eddie Hassell was nominated by the nonprofit organization Young Artist Foundation for the 2006 Young Artist Award for his role in the science fiction television series Surface. Apart from an actor, Hassell was also a professional skateboarder and surfer, renowed model and very known social media influencer.

 

Cause of death: shot

NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Nancy Darsch, 68

Nancy Darsch, 68

(Born: December 29, 1951 – Died: November 2, 2020)

 

 

Nancy Darsch, the famous Hall of Fame american basketball coach who very successfully coached all levels of Women's basketball during his nearly 35 year coaching career, including the professional women's basketball team New York Liberty in the Women's National Basketball Association historic inaugural match in 1997, has sadly died aged 68, after a long battle with severe form of Parkinson’s disease. Darsch also coached the Washington Mystics in the WNBA league's Eastern Conference (1999-2000) and was an assistant (Head coach, Brian Agler) for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA league's Western Conference from (2003-05). Nancy Darsch was last an assistant coach for the Seattle Storm in the Western Conference from (2010-13). As one of the most talented, successful and respected American Women's basketball coaches during the 80s, Darsch also serving as an assistant for two United States women's teams that won Olympic gold, at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, under head coach Pat Summitt and at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, under head coach Tara VanDerveer.

 

Cause of death: Parkinson’s disease

John Sessions, 67

John Sessions, 67

(Born: 11 January 1953 – Died: 2 November 2020)

 

 

John Gibb Marshall, better known worldwide by his stage name John Sessions, a funny and hugely gifted actor, comedian and impressionist, famous for many TV comedy shows including a short-form improvisational BBC comedy ''Whose Line Is It Anyway?'' and as a character actor for numerous British and Hollywood films during his nearly forty-year long acting career has sadly died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the southern part of London, his longtime agent and friend Alex Irwin has confirmed. The beloved British comedian was 67 years old. John Sessions was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953, but his family moved to Bedford 3 years after his birth. In Bedford he was educated at an independent school for boys (Bedford Modern School). He graduated with an MA in English literature at the University College of North Wales in Bangor, the oldest city in Wales. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror drama feature directed by Roger Christian in which he played a patient. In 1984, Sessions' next film was "The Bounty" alongside famous a list hollywood actors , Sir Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson. He has also appeared in Comedy TV Series ''Stella Street'' (1997) alongside Sandra Cush and Phil Cornwell, Adventure Comedy TV Mini-Series ''Gormenghast'' (2000) and in Kenneth Branagh's action drama film Henry V (1989) alongside Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm and James Larkin. He also appeared on the Joan Bakewell's BBC Radio 4 show "Dead Man Talking'' radio discussion of death and dying with the questions we fear the most.

 

Cause of death: heart attack

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

Peter Goodwright, 84

Peter Goodwright, 84

(12 May 1936 – Died: 3 November 2020)

 

 

Peter Goodwright, English comedic impressionist and actor who was best known as a big star of the ITV impressions sketch comedy series ''Hope and Keen's Crazy House'' (1972–1976) has sadly died at his home aged 84, surrounded by his family who confirmed the impressionist's death on social networks. The actor's cause of death is still unknown.The Cheshire-born comedic impressionist and excellent farceur was also well-known for his film,TV and game shows roles including, the British Comedy - MusicTV Series ''Junior Showtime'' (1969–1974) and the British game show ''Jokers Wild''. On radio, Peter Goodwright as one of Britain's most talented impressionists was a very important member on the BBC Radio 2 popula comedy game ''The Impressionists'' and appeared on the Royal Variety Performance in 1987, to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity.

 

Cause of death: unknown

Don Talbot, 87

(Born: 23 August 1933 – Died: 3 November 2020)

 

 

Don Talbot, Legendary Australian Olympic Hall of Fame swimming coach and sport administrator, one of the country's greatest coaches and Officer of the Order of the British Empire who was during his nearly 50-year-long coaching career coached national teams of Canada, the United States and Australia, has sadly died after complications from severe dementia at his home in the Gold Coast, Queensland, his only son Scott Talbot-Cameron (two-time Olympic and national record holding backstroke swimmer) has confirmed. Coaching's icon was 87 year old. Don Talbot was born on 23 August 1933, in the New South Wales township of Barnsley, 13 miles west of Newcastle. His first contact with water was in 1937, when he involved a near-drowning accident at the age of four at Stanwell Park on the NSW South Coast . After the accident, his mother enrolled him and his brothers and sisters in nearby swimming school. In early 1946, Don Talbot won the Swimming New South Wales Championships, and broke the under 14's record for the 165-yard backstroke individual medley. After coaching the Australia from 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games to 1972, he was given the reins of the Canadian Thunder Bay Thunderbolts Swim Club an the Canadian national team at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, Montréal 1976 Olympics, and 1978 Commonwealth Games in Canada's Edmonton. He also coached the USA men's team for two years (1978 -1980) before the US boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Talbot was an Australian National Head Coach from 1989 to the 2001 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka. At the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Australia finished second to the US with 18 medals (five gold, nine silver and four bronze medals). Talbot was also a longtime Director of the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

 

Cause of death: dementia

NOVEMBER 4, 2020

Ken Hensley, 75

Ken Hensley, 75

(Born: 24 August 1945 – Died: 4 November 2020)

 

 

Kenneth William David Hensley, better known as Ken Hensley, the London-born prominent singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, who was in 1970s the founding member, songwriter and the keyboard player of english rock outfit band Uriah Heep and in 1980s, prominent member of hard rock Florida-based band Blackfoot, has sadly suddenly died following a very short illness surrounded by his family while working on new studio album, his heartbroken family have announced. Uriah Heep's star was 75 years old. He was born in Plumstead, South East London, on 24 August 1945 but the same year moved with his family to Stevenage, Hertfordshire where he began playing guitar in the mid-1950s. He had his first gig in 1960. In mid-1965, Ken Hensley formed a progressive - psychedelic rockband called The Gods, with the iconic guitarist Mick Taylor, best known later for his work with The Rolling Stones (1969–74). Ken Hensley co-wrote and sang on the majority of Uriah Heep's legendary hits on the 13 recorded studio albums during the 1970s - including Look at Yourself (1971), Easy Livin' (1972) and Stealin (1973) from the concept album Sweet Freedom. His death comes just two months after the band's longtime drummer and backing vocalist Lee Kerslake died (19 September 2020) following a long battle with prostate cancer. In the early 1980s he left The Gods, released very successful solo material and joined the american hard rock Florida-based band Blackfoot before settling in St. Louis, Missouri, and operating a small recording studio (Ken Hensley Enterprises, Inc.).

 

Cause of death: unknown

NOVEMBER 5, 2020

Joy Westmore, 88

Joy Westmore, 88

(Born: 1932 – Died: 5 November 2020)

 

 

The respected Australian actress of radio, theatre and television who was best known to worlwide tv viewers for her legendary and memorable long-running role in TV Series ''Prisoner''(''The Prisoner: Cell Block H'' in UK and United States) - award-winning australian television soap opera, created by Reg Watson, has sadly died from from severe dementia complications at his home, surrounded by his family. She was 88 years old. Soap star's death was announced by The Morning Show on Australia’s Channel 7. After Prisoner, Joy had a couple of roles in the soap, she appeared as Mrs White in a TV murder mystery game show based on the board game Cluedo (known as Clue in North America), and played two different characters in a Australian television soap opera ''Neighbours'' (1991 -2003). Joy has since played various small roles including ''Waiting at the Royal'' – Australian drama film from 2000 directed by Glenda Hambly, Jeffrey Walker's ''Fergus McPhail'' (2004), Australian children's comedy series and Australian police drama series ''Blue Heelers'' (1994-2002). Her over 60 year career also encompassed radio and voice artist work.

 

Cause of death: dementia

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

Geoffrey Palmer, 93

Geoffrey Palmer, 93

(Born: 4 June 1927 – Died: 6 November 2020)

 

 

Butterflies actor Geoffrey Palmer has died peacefully at home surrounded by his family at the age of 93, the actor's longtime agent have announced. The very popular and respected Engllish TV and filmstar who was best known for his memorable roles in comedies and sitcoms including ''The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin'' (1976–79,) British sitcom written by David Nobbs, in which he played Jimmy Anderson, ''Butterflies'' (1978–1983) BBC2 sitcom series written by Carla Lane, in which he played Ben Parkinson and ''As Time Goes By'' (1992–2005), BBC One romantic sitcom written by Bob Larbey in which he played Lionel Hardcastle. Palmer also appeared in Bond franchise film - Spottiswoode's ''Tomorrow Never Dies'' (1997) in which he played Admiral Roebuck and in the big Hollywood blockbuster directed by Charles Crichton - ''A Fish Called Wanda'' (1988). Palmer was made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in October 2004 for exceptional long-standing services to drama.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

King Von, 26

King Von, 26

(Born: August 9, 1994 – Died: November 6, 2020)

 

 

The 26-year-old famous Chicago Rapper and composer Dayvon Daquan Bennett (real name) better known by his stage name King Von, has sadly died following a shooting outside an Atlanta, Georgia, downtown hookah lounge nightclub. In the furious shootout that left three dead and three wounded was allegedly involved more armed persons: Two off-duty APD police officers who were in official uniform working an extra job as security at the hookah lounge nightclub, One on-duty APD police officer who was patrolling nearby nightclub and and an armed group of unknown violent persons. No police officers (on-duty and also off-duty) were injured in the shooting, the Atalanta police said. Further details will be announced after the completion of extensive police investigation. During his childhood and adolescence years, King Von constantly had problems with the law and was arrested multiple times and because of his criminal behavior spend several years in and out of jail before he turned to rapping in early 2018. King Von was best known for music video "Crazy Story 2.0" (featuring Lil Durk) from 2020, the third rendition of the single called "Crazy Story Pt. 3" and King Von Feat. Fivio Foreign: I Am What I Am (2020). Definitely one of his most popular rap songs to date was "Took Her To The O", released this year in February.

 

Cause of death: shot

NOVEMBER 7, 2020

Jeanne Little, 82

Jeanne Little, 82

(Born: 11 May 1938– Died: 7 November 2020)

 

 

Beloved Australian entertainer - Television personality, stage performer, actress, singer and unique deviser costume designer Jeanne Mitchell, professionally known as Jeannie Little or Jeanne, has sadly died at her home in Sydney where she has been receiving nursing care for the past few years. Jeanne had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease since 2009. Australian showbiz legend was 82 years old. Jeanne’s daughter Katie Little Poulton announced the sad news in a very emotional social media post. Jeannie Little made her television debut on Mike Walsh's variety of daytime tv series '' The Mike Walsh Show '' in 1974. Only two years later, in 1976, she won the most prestigious Australian TV award - Gold Logie for most popular television personality. Jeannie also appeared through to the mid-2000s, on the australian popular panel discussion show ''Beauty and the Beast''. In 2001, Jeanne Little, one of the most popular Australian entertainer was awarded with ''The Order of Australia'' for her achievement and service to the community.

 

Cause of death: Alzheimer’s Disease

Lord Jonathan Sacks, 72

Jonathan Sacks, 72

(Born: 8 March 1948 – Died: 7 November 2020)

 

 

The former much respected chief rabbi and the beloved spiritual head of the largest grouping of Orthodox Jewish communities of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who was also The prolific Jewish thinker, writer, influential politician, philosopher, teacher and member of the House of Lords has sadly passed away at the hospital where he was being treated after he was diagnosed with unspecified cancer less than a month ago, Sacks's official social media Twitter account announced. He was 72 years old. As a voice of morality and ethical integrity, Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks, recipient of Order of the British Empire regularly contributed to television ad radio programmes such as BBC Radio 4's ''Thought for the D'' a daily scripted slot on the Today programme. Sacks also had a regular column in the printed edition of The Times. Lord Sacks has been awarded numerous prizes including Jerusalem Prize (Israel) for the Freedom of the Individual in Society (1995) and The $1.4 million Templeton Prize (2016).

 

Cause of death: cancer

Norm Crosby, 93

Norm Crosby, 93

(Born: September 15, 1927 – Died: November 7, 2020)

 

 

Norman Lawrence Crosby professionally known as Norm Crosby, the Boston-born prominent Stand-up comedian, actor and writer who is due to his frequent fractured malapropisms in more than five decades of acting career often referred to as "The Master of Malaprop" has sadly died of heart failure at the Ronald Reagan Academic Medical Center in L.A., aged 93, Crosby's wife Joan Crane Foley announced. ''The Master of Malaprop" kicked off his career in 1950's starring a friendly standup guy-next-door persona. In December 1964, Crosby also appeared on American late-night talk show ''The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'' hosted by television host and comedian Johnny Carson. He very successfully co-hosted a Canadian variety television series, ''Everything Goes'' on Global Television Network in 1974. Crosby's perhaps best-known for his memorable appearances on the NBC "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" a series of television specials hosted by actor and singer Dean Martin, from 1974 through 1984. From 1983, Crosby co-hosted and contributed to ''the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon'', well-known annual telethon for raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 

Cause of death: heart failure

NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Alex Trebek, 80

Alex Trebek, 80

(Born: July 22, 1940 – Died: November 8, 2020)

 

 

George Alexander Trebek, professionally known as Alex Trebek, the Sudbury-born beloved host of Merv Griffin's syndicated game show ''Jeopardy!'' after its revival in early 1984, has sadly died following a one-year battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and closest friends, the official “Jeopardy!” social media account announced. Game show legend was 80 years old. During his nearly forty-year career Trebek also hosted a number of other very popular game shows, including, CBS game show ''Double Dare'' (1976), produced by Mark Goodson,''The Wizard of Odds'' game show that aired on NBC from 1973 to 1974, NBC television ''Concentration'' game show remake called ''Classic Concentration'' (1987 - 1991), the game show based on the children's memory game, NBC television game show that involved contestants trying to win prizes by rolling dice ''High Rollers''(1987 -1988), Bob Logan's Battlestars from 1981 to 1982, and 1991 season of ''To Tell the Truth'' famous tv panel show in which four celebrity panelists are presented with three contestants. For his work on America's Favorite Quiz Show ''Jeopardy!'', Alex Trebek received 31 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host (award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), winning 7 times.

 

Cause of death: pancreatic cancer

Howie Meeker, 97

Howie Meeker, 97

(Born: November 4, 1923 – Died: November 8, 2020)

 

 

Howie Meeker, the legendary former NHL Canadian star and Hall of Fame right winger icon, who was also beloved youth hockey coach, and longtime legendary CBC and TSN television Hockey commentator and analyst as well as a Progressive center-right Conservative Member of the Canadian Parliament from 1951 to 1953, has sadly died at Nanaimo General Hospital in British Columbia aged 97. Joe Bowen, a spokesperson for the Maple Leafs, the professional ice hockey team based in Toronto that signed legendary Howie Meeker to a free-agent contract on April ,1946, confirmed Meeker's death. The cause of Meeker's death has not been announced. He was Armed services veteran who joined the Canadian armed forces in the WW2 and was badly injured in 1944, but fortunately he made a full recovery and returned to professional hockey in 1945. Meeker, who won four Stanley Cups with Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club (1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1950–51), and was the oldest living Maple Leaf, was an legendary NHL star who won rookie of the year honours, Calder Memorial Trophy in 1947 after scoring during his NHL debut 27 goals and 45 points in 55 games. Howie Meeker, the legendary hockey personality, amazingly also spent two years from 1951 to 1953 as a politician in Canadian Parliament while playing hockey for the Leafs. Howie Meeker, a Member of the Order of Canada since 2010, has also won the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his 30-year career on CBC and TSN and ‘‘ Excellence in Hockey Broadcasting ’’.

 

Cause of death: unknown

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Gordon Joseloff, 75

Gordon Joseloff, 75

(Born: May 13, 1945 – Died: November 9, 2020)

 

 

Gordon F. Joseloff, former first selectman, founder, editor and publisher of WestportNow, the nation's first community news website and former Emmy Award-winning veteran journalist who reported for more than sixteen years as foreign correspondent for CBS News Division and United Press International (UPI), from Tokyo,Manila, London, New Delhi, Moscow, and other world important capitals and countries has sadly died aged 75 at his home in Westport, Connecticut surrounded by family and closest friends after a three-year battle with myelofibrosis, an uncommon type of rare bone marrow blood cancer, announced current westport First Selectman Jim Marpe. In Moscow, in early December 1979 for CBS, Joseloff covered the Soviet Union military invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and the resulting United States boycott of the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics Games, (to protest the Soviet invasio). He was the first U.S. network correspondent "behind the Iron Curtain" in August 1980 when in communist Poland the Solidarity trade union movement was born led by the legendary Polish dissident Lech Walesa. in 1989, he coordinated special projects for CBS News including CBS News Special and CBS Special Report and also helped organize the network’s special coverage of the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

 

Cause of death: myelofibrosis blood cancer

NOVEMBER 10, 2020

Tom Heinsohn, 86

Tom Heinsohn, 86

(Born: August 26, 1934 – Died: November 10, 2020)

 

 

Celtics legend, N.J. native Tommy Heinsohn, one of the most iconic and beloved players from the Boston Celtics legendary championship teams of the fifties and sixties, whose association with the Boston Celtics spanned over six decades as a Pro Basketball Hall of Fame player, head coach, and longtime passionate broadcaster, has sadly died at his home in Newton, Massachusetts, 7 miles west of downtown Boston, surrounded by family, the team has confirmed. A cause of death was not officially disclosed, but he had battled blood clots problems in recent years. Before starting his professional basketball career in Boston in early 1956, Heinsohn played at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts., where he became the College's all-time legendary leading scorer with 1,789 points, an average of 22.1 points per game. Heinsohn won eight NBA championships (1957, 1959–1965) as a player for the Celtics before going on to head coach the team to two more titles (1974, 1976). Heinsohn led the Celtics to a league best 68–14 record during the 1972–73 legendary season and was named Coach of the Year, and has received the Red Auerbach Trophy. He was a play-by-play announcer, expert commentator and studio analyst for the Celtic's television broadcast for over three decades, most recently for NBC Sports network Boston.

 

Cause of death: unknown

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

NOVEMBER 12, 2020

Nelly Kaplan, 89

Nelly Kaplan, 89

(Born: 11 April 1931 – Died: 12 November 2020)

 

 

The French-Argentine filmmaker and famous writer Nelly Kaplan, icon of the “Nouvelle Vague'' ( a French art film movement which emerged in the late 1950s) who was certainly best known for directing French comedy-drama ''La Fiancée du pirate'' (A Very Curious Girl) has sadly died of covid-19 complications in a Geneva University Hospital, her family announced. Nouvelle Vague' s icon was 89 years old. Nelly Kaplan was born in Buenos Aires in a family of Russian Jews. At the age of 22, she moved to France and made his film debut with French film director and producer Abel Gance. She made herself worldwide known for cult movie ''The pirate’s bride'', which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 1969. She made other films including: War History Drama film ''Austerlitz'' (1960), Crime Comedy ''Papa les petits bateaux..'' (1971) and romantic comedy ''Charles et Lucie'' (1979). She has also made several notable documentaries abaut famous artist (French illustrator Gustave Moreau, French film director and producer Abel Gance, artist André Masson, French poet Victor Hugo, Spanish painter and sculptorPablo Picasso, etc.). Kaplan was Commander of the Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), Officer in the National Merite Order (Ordre national du Mérite), and Cavalier of the Legion of Honor - the lowest rank of the French Legion of Honor.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Albert Quixall, 87

Albert Quixall, 87

(Born: 9 August 1933 – Died: 12 November 2020)

 

 

Former United’s and Gordi Albion's legendary skilful forward Albert Quixall has died peacefully, surrounded by family, at the age of 87, Manchester United official Twitter feed announced. He made his professional debut for Sheffield Wednesday F.C. in early 1951 as a 17 year old teenager and went on to play 241 League games, and scored 63 goals. Albert Quixall, the Golden Boy of British football, joined Manchester United F.C. in late 1958 for what was then a British and European-record £ 45,000 fee and scored 50 goals in 165 games for Red Devils before spells at Oldham and Stockport County F.C.. Albert Quixall, was also part of United’s 1963 FA Cup-winning squad, when United beat Leicester City F.C. 3 - 1, with a goal from Denis Law and two from David Herd, unfortunately it was his only major honor. He won five caps for England A Soccer Team between 1953 and 1954., two caps for England B 1954 and 1955., and one for England U23 in 1956.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

Alan Glazier, 81

Alan Glazier, 81

(Born: 21 January 1939 – Died: 12 November 2020)

 

 

Alan John Glazier, who used the nickname "The Ton Machine", One of the first English professional darts players and one of the best left handed darts players in the 1970s and 1980s, has sadly died from chest infection related to COVID-19, in Manchester Royal Infirmary. He was 81 years old. Coronavirus positive Darting icon Alan John Glazier was hospitalized a few days ago with a heart attack. Glazier, who was noted for his all-black outfits, was one of the famous Darts players who appeared in the very first World Professional Darts Championship (1978) at the Heart of the Midlands nightclub, in Nottingham, England. In next year, he reached the quarter-finals at the second World Professional Championships before being beaten by compatriot Anthony "Tony" Brown. Glazier reached the semi-finals in 1986 BDO World Darts Championship at Jollees Cabaret Club in Stoke-on-Trent, losing out to Eric Bristow (five-time World Champion) in a 5-3 defeat. Glazier represented England more than twenty times at various championships between the years 1974–1988.

 

Cause of death: chest infection related to COVID-19

NOVEMBER 13, 2020

Paul Hornung, 84

Paul Hornung, 84

(Died: December 23, 1935 – Born: November 13, 2020)

 

 

Paul Vernon, the legendary Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame halfback and kicker who was certainly one of the NFL's best and most respected all-purpose players in the entire history of the league, has sadly died after a long battle with dementia in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, surrounded by his family and closest friends, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Louisville Sports Commission announced. The dazzling "Golden Boy" was 84 years old. In the mid-1950s, Vernon played college football at the University of Notre Dame and won the Heisman Memorial Trophy in 1956 as the year's best college player in the NCAA football. He was taken by the Green Bay Packers in the 1957 NFL Draft, with whom he went on to win four league championships (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966), including the first Super Bowl (The First AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967. As a professional football player, he led the league in scoring for three straight seasons (1959, 1960 and 1961). During the 1960 season (the 41st regular season of the National Football League.), the last with just 12 games, he set an all-time record by scoring 176 points. Hornung was employed as a expert commentator on NFL Minnesota Vikings radio broadcasts (1970 – 1974), as well as Television Network WFL telecasts in late 1974, CBS NFL telecasts from (1975 – 1979), and Cumulus Media Networks broadcasts (1983 – 1985).

 

Cause of death: dementia

Doug Supernaw, 60

Doug Supernaw, 60

(Born: September 26, 1960 – Died: November 13, 2020)

 

 

Texas country singer and songwriter Doug Supernaw, who was best known for his radio chart number one single in late 1993. "I Don't Call Him Daddy," has sadly died of stage IV lung and bladder cancer at his home in Bryan, Texas, his grieving family announced. The beloved Texas-born country singer was 60 years old. Doug Supernaw has released four studio country albums, ''Red and Rio Grande'' released on April 27, 1993 via BNA Records, ''Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind'' released on September 13, 1994, ''You Still Got Me'' Released in November 1995 - including a Top 5 hit on the Hot Country Songs charts "Not Enough Hours in the Night" and ''Fadin' Renegade'' released on August 31, 1999 via Tack Records. In early 2017, Country Star returned to singing and recording on the independent B&G Records label, where he re-recorded his hits as Greatest Hits. The album included completely new song: "Here's My Heart" and "The Company I Keep."

 

Cause of death: lung and bladder cancer

Terry Duerod, 64

(Born: July 29, 1956 – Died: November 13, 2020)

 

 

Detroit Mercy men's basketball great legend Terry Duerod, a Detroit college basketball standout who played for legendary head Coach Richard John "Dick" Vitale in the late 1970s before winning an NBA title with the Boston Celtics, has died after a long battle with Leukemia, surrounded by family and closest friends at his home in Westland, Michigan, the University of Detroit Mercy announced. He was 64 years old. Duerod spent just four seasons in the NBA playing for the Detroit Pistons (1979–1980), Dallas Mavericks (1980), Boston Celtics (1980–1982), and Golden State Warriors (1980), but he was a real Detroit and NBA basketball legend. Duerod earned a championship ring when the Boston Celtics won the 1981 NBA Finals in a thrilling six game series over the Moses Malone's Houston Rockets. Duerod served as a Detroit firefighter for almost 3 decades. He also played (and occasionally worked as a coach) on the Detroit fire department's basketball team.

 

Cause of death: leukemia

NOVEMBER 14, 2020

Des O'Connor, 88

Des O'Connor, 88

(Born: 12 January 1932 – Died: 14 November 2020)

 

 

The legendary comedian, singer and British TV host icon, Des O'Connor, who ruled the small screen for more than six decades has died ''peacefully in his sleep'' in hospital a few days after fall at home, his longtime agent and close friend Pat Lake-Smith has confirmed. The telly legend's was 88 years old. Des O'Connor was best known hosting shows such as the long -running British TV Channel 4 game show, word and number tasks ''Countdown'' from 2007 to 2008, ''Take Your Pick!'' United Kingdom game show created by Michael Miles from 1992 to 1999, and ''The Des O'Connor'', British variety and chat show which ran for more than ten years, from May 1963 to December 1973. Des O’Connor has recorded 36 studio albums and scoring four top 10 singles, including a week at number 1 with "I Pretend" on 24 July 1968.

 

Cause of death: complications from a fall

NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Ray Clemence, 72

Ray Clemence, 72

(Born: 5 August 1948 – Died: 15 November 2020)

 

 

Former England international soccer goalkeeper, Ray Clemence, One of the world's best goalkeepers of 60s, 70s and 80s, who won five English league titles, three European Cups, two UEFA Cup and one European Super Cup has sadly died at the age of 72 after a long battle with prostate cancer, surrounded by family and closest friends at his home in Corby, the Football Association (FA) and his grieving family announced. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005, he was also a very active The United Kingdom ambassador for this difficult disease. Clemence won 61 caps with England during his nearly three-decade-long career and is one of only 29 players who have made over 1000 appearances during his career. Clemence was signed by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly (former Scottish football player and manager) on June 1967 from Scunthorpe United Football Club for a fee of £18,000, but he became The Reds's first choice goalkeeper in the 1970 season. During his years at the club (1967–1981), he made a total of 665 appearances, including his last winning match for Liverpool against Real Madrid in the European Cup final on May 1981. The same year in the summer, he left Liverpool, joining Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for a fee of £300,000. Clemence was a Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper until his retirement in 1988. In August 1996 he became the goalkeeping coach for the England national team. He continued to hold position under Kevin Keegan and Swedish football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson until he was replaced In 2007, when Italian Fabio Capello took charge of the England team. His son Stephen Clemence a former midfield player, is currently the Newcastle United first team coach. Clemence was appointed an MBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 1987 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to soccer.

 

Cause of death: prostate cancer

NOVEMBER 16, 2020

NOVEMBER 17, 2020

Sheldon Solow, 92

Sheldon Solow, 92

(Born: July 20, 1928 – Died: 17 November 2020)

 

 

The Brooklyn-born legendary Real estate mogul and passionate art collector known for his litigious nature, Sheldon H. Solow, who built a commercial and residential empire from scratch over a five decades, including the black-and-white skyscraper at 9 West 57th Street, has sadly died after a few weeks battle with lymphoma at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, his wife artist and designer Mia Fonssagrives Solow announced. Solow was 92 years old. Through his firm, Solow Realty & Development (residential and office towers), he amassed an extensive and imposing portfolio over his five decades career. Sheldon holdings spanned over 3.8 million square feet, according to a 2017 analysis by ''The Real Deal'' media company from New York. He left his son Stefan Soloviev, co-head of Solow Building Co. to finish his crowning project, a line of imposing glazed towers down the East River from the United Nations Headquarters complex. Sheldon Solow is also the founder of a nonprofit and Grantmaking foundation ''the Solow Art and Architecture Foundation'', located at the developer’s 9 West 57th Street building in New York, NY, with $217 million in assets and over $ 110,000 in revenue. Solow's Foundation provides funding to educational and art institutions, including art museums and galleries and also help many nonprofits around the world find the grantmakers most likely to fund their interesting projects. The Foundation’s collection including ''The Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medallion'' - one of the most important paintings of the early renaissance, painted around 1480 and attributed to Sandro Botticelli.

 

Cause of death: lymphoma

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Arthur Imperatore Sr., 95

Arthur Imperatore Sr., 95

(Born: July 8, 1925 – Died: November 18, 2020)

 

 

The founder and president of NY Waterway (New York Waterway), the successful modern commuter ferry with ultra-modern fleet of 32 vessels and Public transport bus service in the largest port on the East Coast - Port of New York and New Jersey and in the Hudson Valley and former NHL hockey team owner (The Colorado Rockies) Arthur Imperatore Sr. has died after a long illness in New York City, his family announced. Arthur Imperatore Sr., a visionary entrepreneur and transportation executive was 95 years old. He helped redevelop fallow huge and poorly utilized industrial land on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. On September 11, 2001, after Bill Laden's Islamist terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Cente Twin Towers , Arthur E. Imperatore Sr.’s transportation company ferries hustled over 150,000 people out of New York in the shortest possible time. In July 1978, Imperatore purchased the former NHL ice hockey club the Colorado Rockies from Denver-based oilman Jack Vickers (Vickers Petroleum Company) but after less than 3 years, he sold the Rockies to Buffalo-based cable television entrepreneur - magnate Peter Gilbert.

 

Cause of death: unknown (long illness)

NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Jake Scott, 75

Jake Scott, 75

(Born: July 20, 1945 – Died: November 19, 2020)

 

 

Former NFL Super Bowl MVP, two-time Super Bowl winner and University of Georgia defensive back football player Jake Scott, who helped the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season (17-0, 1972) in entire NFL history, has sadly died in his Atlanta home, after a fall down a stairway and suffering head injuries that left him in a coma for several days, former teammate and close friend Dick Anderson announced on social media. Former legendary Bulldog's was 75 years old. In the 1960s, Jake Scott very notably played college football at the University of Georgia. His legendary college career total of 315 interception return yards is the most in University history. He began his professional football career in early 1969 in the Canadian Football League, (CFL), (Ligue canadienne de football, LCF ) as a flanker and kick returner with the Vancouver's BC Lions. He was a free safety and punt returner from 1970 to 1975 for the Miami Dolphins and went to the Pro Bowl five consecutive times between 1971, and 1975. He was: two - time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl VII, 1973 season and Super Bowl VIII, 1974 season), five- time Pro Bowl (1971–1975) First-team All-Pro (1973, 1974) and Second-team All-Pro (1971, 1972, 1975). In the 1989, NFL documentaries Film named Scott as ''the Dolphins All-Time Neutralizer sponsored by Tums''. Jake Scott was inducted with defensive end William Thomas Stanfill (better known as Bill Stanfil) into the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll on November 2010.

 

Cause of death: fall

NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Jan Morris, 94

Jan Morris, 94

(Born: 2 October 1926 – Died: 20 November 2020)

 

 

Welsh historian, Travel writer, beloved essayist and award-winning journalist Jan Morris has died at the age of 94 in Pwllheli, Wales, her family announced. Morris, who was a bestselling author of more than 40 books, was known particularly for the three books of history ''Pax Britannica trilogy'' (1968–1978). The books cover the British Empire, from the earliest days of the East India Company, the company that was formed in the late 1600s to trade in the Indian Ocean region, to years of struggle of many British colonies for independence and postcolonial time in those countries in the 60s and 70s. In the closing and decisive of the WW2, She served in the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers of the British Army, and in early 1945 was posted to the Trieste in Italy, during the British occupation. She was constantly exploring many foreign countries, her own homeland and her interesting experience as a transgender woman because in the early 1970s, she transitioned from male to female using gender reassignment surgery. She was also well-known for portraits of many world's cities, including Oxford (England), Venice (Italy), Trieste (Italy), Hong Kong, and an unforgettable portrait of New York City.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

NOVEMBER 21, 2020

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NOVEMBER 23, 2020

John Oldham, 97

John Oldham, 97

(Born: June 22, 1923 – Died: November 23, 2020)

 

 

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers legend and former head coach John Oldham, who coached WKU Men's Basketball team to their only mens' NCAA Final Four appearance in 1971, has died in Bowling Green, the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States, his family announced. He was 97 years old. The Ohio County native played four seasons (1942–1943, 1946–1949) with the Western Kentucky University men’s basketball team, and served three years (1943–1946) in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Oldham returned to the Western Kentucky college in early 1946, graduating in late 1949. As outstanding amateur player he participated in three NCAA National Invitation Tournaments, including a 3rd-place finish in the 1948 season, won three Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles, one Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship, and the first Midwestern and Southeastern United States Ohio Valley Conference title. After college, from 1949 to the end of 1951, Oldham played for the Fort Wayne Pistons (Detroit Pistons, 1957–present) of the National Basketball Association. Oldham returned to coach the Western Kentucky, in early 1964. In seven great seasons (1964 –1971), he finished 146-41 with a awesome 78% winning percentage, and four NCAA tournaments and also five Ohio Valley Conference championships. Oldham led the Western Kentucky Hilltopper to the 1971 NCAA Tournament to the Final Four and finished third overall (National Third Place Game, Western Kentucky - Kansas 77 : 75). From 1971 until his retirement in 1986, John Oldham was WKU Athletic Director. On December 2012, Western Kentucky University honored Oldham in a pregame ceremony in which the court at EA Bowling Green Diddle Arena was named "John Oldham Court."

 

Cause of death: natural causes

David Dinkins, 93

David Dinkins, 93

(Born: July 10, 1927 – Died: November 23, 2020)

 

 

David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City and former borough president of Manhattan who throughout his nearly four-year mayoral term constantly worked to unite a divided city as it battled a high crime index , died of natural causes at his home in Manhattan on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, The New York City Police Department announced. Before entering politics, from 1942 to 1949, he was among the more than twenty thousand Montford Point Marines (nonprofit military veterans' organization). David Dinkins graduated cum laude from federally chartered historically black Howard University and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School (BLS) (1956). On November 7, 1989, The son of a domestic and a barber, entered the New York City’s history books as the 106th Mayor of New York City - first, and to date only Black American to win the Big Apple’s election. He led the City from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1993. He was also borough president of Manhattan (1986–1989) and member of the New York State Assembly, 78th D. (1966). On November 7, 1989, David Dinkins was elected mayor of New York City, defeating incumbent mayor - lawyer, political commentator, film critic, and television personality Ed Koch. Dinkins's four-year term was marked by frequent unpleasant polarizing events such as the Family Red Apple boycott - also known as the "Church Avenue boycott", a boycott of a Korean-owned grocery in Flatbush, Brooklyn, which The New York Times described as "Racist, and Wrong '' and the 1991 Crown Heights riot, when Black residents turned against Orthodox Jewish Chabad residents and also when African-American man Lemrick Nelson was acquitted of murdering student Yankel Rosenbaum during the Crown Heights riots. After his mayoral term, from 1994 until his death he was a professor of professional practice at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

Fred Sasakamoose, 86

Fred Sasakamoose, 86

(Born: December 25, 1933 — Died: November 24, 2020)

 

 

One of the first Indigenous professional ice hockey players in the NHL, the former Chicago Black Hawks forward, Canadian Fred Sasakamoose, has died after a short battle with Covid-19 at hospital in Saskatoon, the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, his family announced. First Canadian indigenous NHL player's was 86 years old. Fred  Sasakamoose is of Cree (one of the largest groups of First Nations in North America) descent . He born and grew up on the Ahtahkakoop Indian Reserve in Saskatchewan and he learned his first hockey moves at an boarding school for Indigenous peoples in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. Sasakamoose played with the Black Hawks for 11 games during the 1953–54 NHL season. From 1954 to 1960 he played in the minor leagues. After retiring from professional ice hockey, he became a band councillor and chief on his home reserve and chief. Until his death, Sasakamoose was extensively involved in the development of many different sports programs for indigenous children. He was also a founding member of the Northern Indian Hockey League, a Senior Hockey League that played in Saskatchewan from 1962 to 1972. He was named to the Order of Canada (a Canadian national order and the second highest honour) in 2018, and given an honorary doctorate of law by the University of Saskatchewan, one of Canada's top research universities.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Diego Maradona, 60

Diego Maradona, 60

(Born: 30 October 1960 – Died: 25 November 2020)

 

 

Argentine and the world's greatest Soccer legend, the former famous attacking midfielder and manager Diego Maradona (Diego Armando Maradona Franco), who was definitely one of the greatest soccer players of all time, and whose famous 'Hand of God' goal destroyed England's World Cup dreams in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals, has sadly died following a heart attack at his Tigre, Buenos Aires home, The Argentine Football Association announced. The world soccer icon's was 60 years old. In early November 2020, Diego Maradona was admitted to a Clinic hospital in La Plata, supposedly for psychological and alcohol dependency reason where he had successful surgery on a brain blood. Unfortunately his entire private life was rife with drug and alcohol abuse and very frequent health problems. Maradona was born in 1960 into an extremely poor family and before became one of the most recognizable and best paid people in the world in the early 1980s he lived very modestly, and - as he used to say soccer was his only "salvation" which helped him to raise his unhappy family out of poverty before leaving for then a world record transfer fee to FC Barcelona in early 1982. The colorful, extravagant, roguish cunning and outspoken star was captain of the 1986 team that captured World Cup title, and also was a player and captain of the FC Argentinos Juniors (1976–1981), FC Boca Juniors (1981–1982), FC Barcelona (1982–1984), FC Napoli (1984–1991) and FC Sevilla (1992–1993). From 2008 to 2010 he was the coach of Argentina's national soccer team. Since last year until his deat, Maradona was the coach of Argentine Primera División soccer club, Gimnasia de La Plata. He made almost 700 official appearances and scored 354 goals for the world's best clubs and Argentina combined.

 

Cause of death: heart attack

Marc-André Bédard, 85

Marc-André Bédard, 85

(Born: 15 August 1935 – Died: 25 November 2020)

 

 

Longest-serving Quebec justice minister Marc-André Bédard, One of the founding members of the Parti Quebecois - a sovereignist and social democratic Quebec political party who was also served as deputy premier in 1984 in René Levesque's government (1976–85), has sadly died of complications from COVID-19 at Hospital in the Saguenay borough of Chicoutimi, his son Stephane Bedard announced. Marc-André Bédard was 85 years old. He had been lived in a Chicoutimi seniors’ residence, and overnight was rushed to local hospital where he died just hours later. Bédard also was his party's House Leader (a front bench Member of Parliament) from 1984 to 1985. As Minister of Justice, in late 1981 he ordered the inquest into the 1964 mysterious death of John Watkins, the Canadian diplomat and Ambassador to the Communist Soviet Union. Marc-André Bédard was first elected in 1973 and represented the district of Chicoutimi until leaving politics twelve years later. From 1998 to 2015, His son Stéphane Bedard was Member of the National Assembly of Quebec.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Markus Paul, 54

(Born: April 1, 1966 – Died: November 25, 2020)

 

 

Longtime Dallas Cowboys strength - conditioning coordinator and former professional NFL football player Markus Paul, has suddenly died aged 54 at Plano Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by family and closest friends. Paul’s cause of death was not yet announced. Paul’s daughter, Tabitha Clairee, confirmed her father’s death in a social media post. He was rushed to the Plano Presbyterian Hospital the day before his death after he suddenly collapsed and after experiencing a medical emergency at the Dallas Cowboys's practice facility. He was in his third season with the Dallas Cowboys after previous being a assistant strength and conditioning coach with the New Orleans Saints (1998–1999), New England Patriots (2000–2004), New York Jets New York Jets (2006) and for almost twelve season with the New York Giants (2007–2018). He was also the New York Jets' director of physical development (2005). He played College football at Syracuse University as a safety from 1984 to 1988 and set a school record with 19 career interceptions. He played professional football from 1989 to 1993 (Chicago Bears). He was part of five National Football League Super Bowl championships, three with the New England Patriots ( 2001, 2003 and 2004) and two with the New York Giants (2007 and 2012).

 

Cause of death: unknown

NOVEMBER 26, 2020

Sadiq al-Mahdi, 84

Sadiq al-Mahdi, 84

(Born: 25 December 1935 – Died: 26 November 2020)

 

 

Leading Sudanese politician and top opposition and religious figure, who was also a longtime leader of the country’s largest political party - The National Umma Party and former Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister (1986–1989), Sadiq al-Mahdi (also well-known as Sadiq as-Siddiq), has died of COVID-19 in a clinical hospital in the United Arab Emirates at the age of 84 years, al-Mahdi's family and his party announced. Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister died after a twenty days hospitalisation after becoming infected with the coronavirus. Since being ousted during the Second Sudanese Civil War in the June 1989 ''coup d'état'' led by Sudanese politician and dictator Omar al-Bashir, he continued to lead The National Umma Party in opposition. He spent a period in exile (Egypt) because of terror by the military government, but eventually returned to Sudan in early 2000. Sadiq al-Mahdi, was also the author of ten very popular scientific and political books including ''Speeches in Exile'' (1976) and autobiographical ''Democracy in Sudan: Will Return and Triumph'' (1990).

 

Cause of death: COVID-19

Daria Nicolodi, 70

Daria Nicolodi, 70

(Born: 19 June 1950 – Died: 26 November 2020)

 

 

Celebrated Italian actress - screenwriter and ex-wife of Italian filmmaker and critic Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, who in 1975 played the prying and wisecracking journalist Gianna Brezzi in the Dario Argento cult horror classic “Deep Red”(Profondo Rosso) famous worldwide among horror fans, has sadly died at her Home in Rome, Italy at the age of 70, her daughter, actress, director, and singer Asia Argento announced.The cause of actress's death was not disclosed. Nicolodi starred in four more films directed by legendary horror icon Dario Argento between 1980 and 1987: supernatural horror film ''Inferno'' (1980), giallo (mystery fiction) horror film,' 'Tenebrae'' (1982), classic horror film Phenomena (1985), and in a 1987 giallo horror film ''Opera'' (also well-known as ''Terror at the Opera''). Nicolodi's career spanned three decades with 25 acting credits to her name. In early 2007, Daria Nicolodi, a cult figure of many horror classics, made a comeback to the cinema, working with her daughter actress Asia in Argento's ''The Mother of Tears'', a 2007 Italian-American supernatural horror film, the thematic sequel to both ''Suspiria'' (1977) and ''Inferno'' (1980).

 

Cause of death: unknown

NOVEMBER 27, 2020

Kevin Burnham, 63

Kevin Burnham, 63

(Born: December 21, 1956 – Died: November 27, 2020)

 

 

U.S. Olympic champion sailor, and coach who was also a 11-time U.S. sailor champion in various Class, Kevin Burnham (Kevin Lobdell Burnham), has sadly died after a long battle with pulmonary disease, his family announced. He was 63 years old. Burnham competed in the World Sailing International Class 470 at the three Summer Olympics, winning a silver in 1992 with Morgan Reeser at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, and a gold with Paul Foerster in 2004 as the oldest gold medalist at the Athens Olympic. He also won a gold medal at the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow. A native of Queens, New York, Kevin Burnham was also a highly regarded sailing coach for various international teams including: US, Israeli and Czech Republic national teams. Kevin Burnham made a great positive impact on generations of U.S. and worldwide sailors. He also coached Paralympian sailors for the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition.

 

Cause of death: pulmonary disease

Tony Hsieh, 46

Tony Hsieh, 46

(Born: December 12, 1973 – Died: November 27, 2020)

 

 

Tony Hsieh, the retired Chief executive of Las Vegas-based online shoe and clothing powerhouse Zappos.com, who sold company to Amazon for $1.2 billion, and also spent years to helped revitalize Las Vegas downtown area, has sadly died surrounded by family aged 46 from injuries caused by a house fire, his lawyer and longtime friend Puoy Premsrirut announced. Tony Hsieh was injured in a house fire in Connecticut while visiting relatives over a public holiday. The Harvard University - educated son of Taiwan immigrants was one of the most successful pioneers of e-commerce and worldwide best known for his unconventional management theories and constant customer obsession. He invested over $350m of his money into U.S. Desktop publishing Companies, which in turn attracted a wealth to previously rundown Las Vegas areas. Hsieh was also co-founded the former Internet advertising network LinkExchange, originally known as Internet Link Exchange or ILE, which he sold to Microsoft Corporation in June 1998 for $265 million. In August 2020, Hsieh bought multiple properties in Park City, Utah, 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City with a total market value over $50 million.

 

Cause of death: injuries caused by a house fire

Bob Miller, 94

Bob Miller, 94

(Born: June 16, 1926 – Died: November 27, 2020)

 

 

Former professional baseball right-handed pitcher, Bob Miller (Robert John Miller), one of the Philadelphia Phillies 1950 "Whiz Kids", the second Philadelphia Phillies team National League pennant winner, who went on to head coach alma mater Detroit Mercy baseball for over 36 years, has died peacefully from natural causes surrounded by family at the age of 94, his family announced. Miller attended Detroit's St. Mary's Preparatory Catholic secondary school for boys then served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific War , and then attended The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). He pitched two seasons in the Three-I League's for the Terre Haute Phillies (Detroit Tigers) in 1947-48 before signing with Philadelphia in September 1949. In 10 league seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1949 to 1958, he was 42-42 with 14 saves in over 260 appearances, and total of 69 starts. Bob Miller assumed head coaching duties for the alma mater Titans Detroit Mercy baseballteam in early 1965. He would hold this position for over 36 years, until 2000, compiling almost 900 wins over that coaching time period. Bob Miller was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on 1979.

 

Cause of death: natural causes

NOVEMBER 28, 2020

David Prowse, 85

David Prowse, 85

(Born: 1 July 1935 – Died: 28 November 2020)

 

 

Dave Prowse, the Bristolian 6-foot-6 former bodybuilder, weightlifter and actor best known worldwide for playing iconic Darth Vader, a fictional character in the Star Wars trilogy franchise, has died after a short illness at hospital in London, his wife Norma Scammell announced. He was 85 years old. Dave Prowse also played Luke Skywalker's father in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) directed by Richard Marquand. In the early 1960s, Prowse was the British bodybuilding champion and the British heavyweight weightlifting champion in 1962, 1963 and 1964. He was a member of the English national weightlifting team at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia. In his homeland, he was well known as the ''Green Cross Code Man'', a superhero invented to promote the National Road Safety Committee campaign for children in the early 1975. Over this this period of sporting life, he became very close friends with famous actors and bodybuilders Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. From 1967 to 1977 he had many successful film and television roles, including: Crime, Sci-Fi ''A Clockwork Orange'' (1971), directed by Stanley Kubrick and History Comedy ''Up Pompeii'' (1971), directed by Bob Kellett. David played the role of infamous Darth Vader for the entirety of the legendary original Star Wars trilogy - definitely his most important film role that marked his whole career as one of the most memorable Hollywood and world cinema character villains of all time.

 

Cause of death: unknown (short illness)

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Papa Bouba Diop, 42

Papa Bouba Diop, 42

(Born: 28 January 1978 – Died: 29 November 2020)

 

 

Papa Bouba Diop, the former legendary Senegal midfielder, who represented his country more than 60 times and played for Portsmouth, West Ham, AEK Athens, West Ham United, Birmingham City,Lens, Grasshopper, Xamax and Fulham, has died following a long illness (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in Paris, France. He was 42 years old. Diop's death was confirmed by FIFA and Senegal football’s federation posts on social media. Diop was worlwide best known for scoring Senegal's famous goal to beat France in the 2002 World Cup's opening game. At that World Cup Senegal reached the quarter-finals after the victory over Sweden 2 –1, as one of only three African sides to reach the final eight of the competition. In the quarterfinals, The Teranga Lion's were defeated by the Turkish national team 1 - 0 on the golden-goal rule. During his Premier League career Papa Bouba Diop earned the nickname “The Wardrobe” for his stature because he was 6 feet 5 inches in height. After he made 129 appearances in the Premier League, Diop discontinued his successful playing career in 2013 after a spell with Birmingham City and retired due to health issues.

 

Cause of death: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Betty Bobbitt, 81

Betty Bobbitt, 81

(Born: February 7, 1939 – Died: November 30, 2020)

 

 

Much loved American-born Australian veteran theatre, television and film actress, Betty Bobbitt ( Betty Ann Bobbitt), who was also a very successful singer, director, playwright and writer with a career that spanned over five decades, has sadly died aged 81 at hospital in Melbourne, Australia, her son Chris announced. Betty Bobbitt had suffered a massive stroke six days ago. In 1962 Bobbitt moved temporarily to Australia to act in the Melbourne television variety show, Daly at Night, but never returned to the United States. Bobbitt was best known for her small screen appearance through 430 episodes as the lesbian motherly character Judy Bryant in the 1980's australian television crime drama, Prisoner (also known in the United Kingdom and the United States as Prisoner: Cell Block H and Canada as Caged Women and in the Sweden as The Women's Prison). Betty Bobbitt was the Prisoner's second-longest serving actor after legendary australian actress Elspeth Ballantyne, who played the main character of the series Officer Meg Jackson (later Meg Morris). She will also be remembered for appearances in the 1988 action comedy film Crocodile Dundee II, 2001 action comedy film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and in the Australian television action - crime series Blue Heelers. In 2010, Betty discontinued his successful acting career in the Melbourne Theatre and retired. In 2011 released her book "From The Outside" which documents her life and detailing her five-year career period on the hit tv-series Prisoner.

 

Cause of death: complications from a stroke

Ben Bova, 88

Ben Bova, 88

(Born: November 8, 1932 – Died: November 29, 2020)

 

 

American scientist, six-time World Science Fiction Hugo Award winner, essayist, journalist and famous science fiction author Benjamin William Bova, who was also a Former president of the National Space Society (NSS) and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., (SFWA), has sadly died at the age of 88, from COVID-19 related pneumonia and a stroke, his publisher Tom Doherty Associates announced. In 1996, Ben Bova earning a Doctor of Education degree from Santa Ana California Coast University (CCU). The legendary author of more than 120 iconic's works of science fact and fiction including: the Grand Tour novel series (2004), two-volume anthology ''The Science Fiction Hall of Fame'' (1973) and award winning science fiction short works ''Nebula Awards Showcase 2008''. In 1974, Bova co-wrote the screenplay for an episode of the David Gerrold's children's adventure television series ''Land of the Lost''. In the 1970s he was also a successful editor Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine, and editorial director of Omni science fiction magazine. At Analog Magazine, he won six World Science Fiction Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor, chosen by its members. Ben Bova was awarded the Robert A. Heinlein Award by the Heinlein Society in 2008 for his outstanding published works in science fiction.

 

Cause of death: COVID-19 related pneumonia and a stroke

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