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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.


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.

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1. Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Source:WENN

Rush Limbaugh died at the age of 70 on February 17th after a battle with lung cancer. 

2. Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson Source:WENN

Mary Wilson of The Supremes died at the age of 76 on February 8th.

3. Chick Corea

Chick Corea Source:WENN

Jazz Pianist Chick Corea died at 79 on February 9.

4. Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond Source: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 King

Larry King Source:WENN

Broadcasting legend Larry King died on January 23, 2021 at the age of 87. 

8. Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron Source:Getty

The Hall of Famer and former home run king died at 86 on January 22, 2021.

9. Magician Siegfried Fischbacher

Magician Siegfried Fischbacher Source: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 Lasorda

Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda Source:Getty

Former Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda passed away on January 7th, 2021 at 93. 

11. Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts Source:Getty

“That 70’s Show” actress Tanya Roberts died Jan. 3rd, 2021

12. Football Hall of Fame Running Back Floyd Little

Football Hall of Fame Running Back Floyd Little Source:Getty

Hall of Famer Floyd Little died of cancer at 78

13. Basketball Hall of Famer Paul Westphal

Basketball Hall of Famer Paul Westphal Source:Getty

Paul Westphal, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, dies at age 70 from Brain Cancer