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.
Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91
NEW YORK Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylans silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with I (HEART) NY, died Friday, his 91st birthday. The cause was a stroke and Glaser had also had renal failure, his wife, Shirley Glaser, told The New York Times. He was the designer on the team that founded New York magazine with Clay Felker in the late 60s. It was a new use of the poster a giveaway that was supposed to encourage people to buy the album, Glaser told The New York Times in 2001. Glaser was born in 1929 in the Bronx and studied at New Yorks Cooper Union art school and in Italy.