Celebrity Deaths in July 2020
Here are some of the famous faces who passed away in July 2020:
Forty-one-year-old Broadway actor Nick Cordero, known for his roles in “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” died July 5 after suffering medical complications while in the hospital for the coronavirus.
A horrible loss for the Lake Oswego community. Sean Fredrickson’s wife, April, tells me her husband & their 3 children boarded a float plane at Lake Coeur d’Alene yesterday. Their plane & another collided over lake, then sank. 8 people believed to be dead, per @KootenaiSheriff pic.twitter.com/DyA7jkQHHZ
— Brenna Kelly (@BrennaKellyNews) July 6, 2020
PGA pro Sean Fredrickson died July 5 in a tragic plane crash with his three children over Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho. Eight people died as a result of the crash.
Elvis Presley’s grandson, Benjamin Keough, died July 12, reportedly from a self-inflicted gun shot. He was only 27 years old.
YouTube star Nicole Thea, who was eight months’ pregnant, died July 11 from what the family believes was a massive heart attack, according to Entertainment Tonight. She was only 24 years old. Her unborn son also died.
Actress Kelly Preston, 57, died July 12 after battling breast cancer for two years. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many,” John Travolta, her husband of 28 years, wrote.
‘Magic School Bus’ author Joanna Cole passed away over the weekend at age 75. pic.twitter.com/TggqFziBg6
— 6ixBuzzTV (@6ixbuzztv) July 16, 2020
Joanna Cole, 75, died July 12 after suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She most famously was known for penning the beloved “Magic School Bus” series.
BREAKING: Officials say search for Naya Rivera is now a “recovery” mission and she is presumed dead.
Effort to find her continues at full scale.
Her family has been notified and they are here. 💔
More at 9a on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/jFqAG6FRhS
— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) July 9, 2020
“Glee” actress Naya Rivera tragically went missing July 8 while at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California, with her 4-year-old son. Authorities found Rivera’s son on a boat by himself with an adult life jacket and immediately began searching for her.
Rivera’s body was found on July 13. She is presumed to have drowned.
We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.💔 https://t.co/AqiW4zQxD1
— MythBusters (@MythBusters) July 14, 2020
“Mythbusters” host Grant Imahara, 49, died July 13 from an apparent brain aneurysm, The New York Times reported.
Sad day. Phyllis was an incredible actress, and an awesome person. I’m blessed to have gotten to work with her in Little Children. RIP Phyllis Somerville. pic.twitter.com/yzA4R5nAJN
— Jackie Earle Haley (@jackieearle) July 18, 2020
Phyllis Somerville, 75, died July 16 of natural causes. The actress was known for her roles in movies such as “Little Children” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Rep. John Lewis
A scene from 2018, in which civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis danced along to Pharrell’s “Happy” at a rally for Stacey Abrams in Decatur, Georgia.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 18, 2020
We’ll remember these words forever: https://t.co/eTWXg5QGmF
Thank you for everything, Regis. pic.twitter.com/7xWWhwGfPp
— LIVEKellyRyan (@LiveKellyRyan) August 1, 2020
Beloved television host Regis Philbin passed away July 24 of natural causes. He was 88 years old.
Simply put, Peter Green was one of the most soulful British blues singers of his generation. https://t.co/JNvPWbyXMQ
— NPR Music (@nprmusic) July 31, 2020
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green passed away July 25 at the age of 73. He died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to an official statement.
Olivia de Havilland
On August 23rd, TCM will celebrate the life and career of Olivia de Havilland with a 24-hour tribute to the legendary actress and champion for labor rights.
— TCM (@tcm) July 29, 2020
Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, 104, passed away from natural causes on July 26. She was most famously known for her role in “Gone with the Wind.”
My first on-camera interview was with Herman Cain.
I used the term “African American” in a question, Cain looked at me and said, “Its OK to call me black.”
What happened next I’ll never forget.
The political world is a sadder place without Mr. Cain.
RIP Cheerful Patriot pic.twitter.com/TPqRE6ddit
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 30, 2020
Businessman and former presidential candidate Herman Cain, 74, passed away July 30 after being hospitalized because of the coronavirus for nearly a month. His team announced Cain’s death in an article titled “We’re heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord.”
— Page Six (@PageSix) August 2, 2020
“Deadliest Catch” star Mahlon Reyes died suddenly on July 27 after suffering a massive heart attack two days before. He was only 38 years old.
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