As we begin 2021, we have already begun to lose celebs and public figures that have impacted us over the years. Sports legends like Hank Aaron and Basketball Hall of Famer Paul Westphal are among the legendary figures who have passed away in 2021.
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As we deal with the looming threat of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic along with the facts of life, we know that death is inevitable. However, the memories of these amazing people will always live on.
Check out the list below.
In Memoriam: Celebrities & Public Figures Who Died in 2021 was originally published on wtlcfm.com
1. Rush LimbaughSource:WENN
Rush Limbaugh died at the age of 70 on February 17th after a battle with lung cancer.
2. Mary WilsonSource:WENN
Mary Wilson of The Supremes died at the age of 76 on February 8th.
3. Chick CoreaSource:WENN
Jazz Pianist Chick Corea died at 79 on February 9.
4. Dustin DiamondSource:Getty
Dustin Diamond, who entertained Saved By The Bell fans for years as Samuel “Screech” Powers passed away on February 1, according to TMZ. He was 44.
5. Cicely Tyson
6. Cloris Leachman
7. Larry KingSource:WENN
Broadcasting legend Larry King died on January 23, 2021 at the age of 87.
8. Hank AaronSource:Getty
The Hall of Famer and former home run king died at 86 on January 22, 2021.
9. Magician Siegfried FischbacherSource:Getty
The “Siegfried & Roy” magician Siegfried Fischbacher is dead. The Rosenheim native died on Jan. 13, 2021, at the age of 81, his sister confirmed to the German Press Agency on Jan. 14.
10. Hall of Fame Manager Tommy LasordaSource:Getty
Former Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda passed away on January 7th, 2021 at 93.
11. Tanya RobertsSource:Getty
“That 70’s Show” actress Tanya Roberts died Jan. 3rd, 2021
12. Football Hall of Fame Running Back Floyd LittleSource:Getty
Hall of Famer Floyd Little died of cancer at 78
13. Basketball Hall of Famer Paul WestphalSource:Getty
Paul Westphal, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, dies at age 70 from Brain Cancer