VIDEO: Boseman, Trebek among celebrities lost in 2020

In 2020, stars from sports and entertainment passed away

Chadwick Boseman

Marvel Studios said Thursday that it will not recast the character played by the late Chadwick Boseman in the sequel scheduled to be released on July 8, 2022. Marvel photo

Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was privately fighting colon cancer while working on a wide range of films, including Marvel Studios’ superhero crossover Avengers: Infinity War, the crime thriller 21 Bridges, and more recently the drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

After a four-year battle, he died in August. He was 43 years old.

Boseman was one of a number of high-profile celebrities who died this year.

At the MTV Movie & TV Awards, his Avengers co-stars Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr. honored him in a video that has gone viral.

“Mr. Boseman truly embodied what it meant to be a superhero,” Downey Jr. said.


Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident with his daughter Giana. 

Throughout his NBA career, he only played for the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships with the team.

Game show host Alex Trebek passed away at 80 years old from pancreatic cancer. 

While he hosted various game shows throughout the decades, “Jeopardy!” was his most prominent one.

Trebek holds the Guinness World Record for hosting the most episodes of a single game show.

His final episodes of “Jeopardy!,” which were taped prior to his death, will continue to air in syndication all the way up to the first week of January.

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