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RIP: Who We Lost in October 2020

by John Maxwell

Join us in a look back at some of the most notable lives that ended in October 2020

Read the full Legacy obituaries for the life stories of the people featured in this video:

Bonni Lou Kern (1941–2020), original Mouseketeer


James Randi (1928–2020), stage magician who debunked the paranormal

Johnny Nash (1940–2020), ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ singer

Leanza Cornett (1971–2020), former Miss America

Margaret Nolan (1943–2020), actress in ‘Goldfinger,’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

Thomas Jefferson Byrd (1950–2020), actor known for Spike Lee films

Viola Smith (1912–2020), pioneering female swing drummer

Jerry Jeff Walker (1942–2020), ‘Mr. Bojangles’ singer and songwriter

Johnny Bush (1935–2020), ‘Whiskey River’ co-songwriter

Billy Joe Shaver (1939–2020), legendary outlaw country songwriter

Rhonda Fleming (1923–2020), star of Hollywood’s Golden Age

Tom Kennedy (1927–2020), legendary TV game show host

Whitey Ford (1928–2020), legendary Yankees pitcher

Bob Gibson (1935–2020), Hall of Fame Cardinals pitcher

Joe Morgan (1943–2020), Hall of Fame second baseman

Roberta McCain (1912–2020), mother of Senator John McCain

Rudolph “Val” Archer (1929–2020), Tuskegee Airman who served in three wars

Reginald Brewster (1917–2020), Tuskegee Airman

Marge Champion (1919–2020), model for Snow White

James Redford (1962–2020), filmmaker who was Robert Redford’s son

Spencer Davis (1939–2020), classic rock legend

Matt Blair (1950–2020), former Vikings star linebacker

Fred Dean (1952–2020), Pro Football Hall of Famer with Chargers and 49ers

Herb Adderley (1939–2020), Green Bay Packers star of the 1960s

Conchata Ferrell (1943–2020), Berta on ‘Two and a Half Men’

Eddie Van Halen (1955–2020), legendary Van Halen guitarist

Sean Connery (1930–2020), James Bond star and Oscar winner

Revisit last month’s video:

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