Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
'Seinfeld' star Jerry Stiller dies aged 92, son Ben pays tribute
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jerry Stiller, who played two of American televisions most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms Seinfeld and The King of Queens, has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on Monday. Im sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes, wrote Ben, a Hollywood comedian who appeared with his father in Zoolander and other movies. Jerry Stiller was part of a 1960s comedy team with wife Anne Meara. In 1993, Stiller had thought his entertainment career was nearing an end when he got a phone call from Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld, about joining the cast led by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld on Monday paid tribute by posting a photo of himself holding The Last Two People in the World, a 1967 comedy album from Stiller and his wife.feeds.reuters.com