Remembering the celebrities we lost in 2020


The year 2020 saw some of the most shocking and heartbreaking celebrity deaths.

Here’s remembering some of the stars from showbiz, music, sports and social media that we lost in the year that was.

Kobe Bryant 

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant’s passing stunned basketball fans and the entire sports world in January. The late sports icon, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, got killed in a helicopter crash. He is survived by his wife Vanessa and his three daughters — Natalia, Bianka and baby Capri.

Chadwick Boseman 

‘Wakanda Forever’: Netizens mourn death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

Tributes poured in from all over the world for Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman when he passed away last August 28. Chadwick died after a four-year, private battle with colon cancer. 

Lloyd Cadena 

YouTube star Lloyd Cadena passes away

Netizens expressed shock and grief after YouTube star Lloyd Cadena’s sudden death was announced through his Facebook page last September.

Lloyd suffered a heart attack, a few days after testing positive for COVID-19. 

Emman Nimedez 

YouTube star Emman Nimedez, 21, dies of cancer

Popular YouTuber Emman Nimedez passed away in August after a three-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia — a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Emman first rose to fame for his parody of K-drama shows. 

Menggie Cobarrubias 

Last April, the showbiz industry woke up to the news of veteran actor Domingo “Menggie” Cobarrubias’ sudden passing.

Menggie, who was first reported to have died from complications of pneumonia, tested positive for COVID-19.

Shortly before his death, Menggie wrote “goodbye” in a Facebook post that went viral.

April Boy 

OPM icon April Boy Regino passes away at 59

OPM icon April Boy Regino died at the age of 59 last November 29 due to complications from chronic kidney disease stage five and acute respiratory disease.

The singer-songwriter ruled the airwaves in the ’90s with hit songs such as Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin, Umiiyak Ang Puso and Paano Ang Puso Ko.

Naya Rivera 

Glee co-stars mourn as Naya Rivera’s death is confirmed

Glee star Naya Rivera’s tragic death brought grief to co-stars, friends and fans in July. The actress and singer’s body was recovered from a California lake after accidentally drowning during a boat trip with her four-year-old son. 

Jamir Garcia 

Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia found dead at home

The OPM rock community mourned the passing of metal rock band Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia, who was found lifeless at his home in Quezon City late November. Jamir was initially rushed to the hospital but was later declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Haruma Miura 

Attack on Titan actor Haruma Miura found dead at home

Japanese actor Haruma Miura’s death made it to Twitter’s trending topics list shortly after news broke that he was found unresponsive at his home in Minato Ward in July. He was known for portraying Eren in the live-action film Attack on Titan. 

Sonny Parsons 

Hagibis member Sonny Parsons dies of heart attack at 61

Sonny Parsons, member of the legendary OPM male group Hagibis, died of heart attack at the age of 61 in May. The musician succumbed to a heart attack while riding his motorcycle in Lemery, Batangas.  

Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart wanders on the internet, hearts Kpop (and ofc her bias), loves everything purple. When she's not writing, she's fighting with her dear cat.