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The most heartbreaking deaths of 2020

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Dec 30, 2020 6:15 am

What a year it has been.

With all the chaos that shook the world in 2020 came a number of incredible people we lost. Some succumbed to COVID-19, while others died due to other illnesses and unfortunate incidents that no one saw coming. 

Before we move forward to 2021, let’s take some time to remember the celebrity deaths that broke our hearts this year.

Kobe Bryant 

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in January. He was on the plane with Gianna, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others when the accident took place in Calabasas, California. 

Naya Rivera 

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In July, Glee actress Naya Rivera was found dead at Lake Piru. Her four-year-old son was seen sleeping by himself on a boat. 

Kelly Preston 

At 57 years old, actress Kelly Preston passed away on the morning of July 12. She battled breast cancer for two years.

Chadwick Boseman

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Wakanda Forever. Chadwick Boseman, who was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years ago, succumbed to the illness in August. He became famous for his Black Panther role in Marvel films.

Emman Nimedez

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YouTube star Emman Nimedez lost his life to acute myeloid leukemia in August. He was 21 years old.

Lloyd Cadena

Well-loved for his big heart and great sense of humor, 26-year-old Lloyd Cadena suffered a heart attack in his sleep. This was only a few days after the famous vlogger tested positive for COVID-19.

Madam Auring 

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In October, Aurea Erfelo—a.k.a. Madam Auring—passed away at 80. The celebrity fortune teller’s unfortunate passing was confirmed by her grandson Simon Pecson on Facebook.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery died peacefully in his sleep in October this year. Apart from his incredible James Bond portrayal, he was also able to impress many with his acting prowess in other films such as Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and more for seven decades.

Jamir Garcia

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Fans of local heavy metal band Slapshock mourned the death of its frontman Jamir Garcia, who was found lifeless in his home in November. He was 42.

April Boy Regino

OPM legend April Boy Regino died at 51 years old in November, as revealed by his brother Vingo. While the latter didn't detail the cause of the singer's death, it can be recalled that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and diabetic retinopathy in 2015.

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