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.
'Monty Python' co-founder Terry Jones dies at 77
Actor Terry Jones attends the American Cinematheque presents Monty Python's Terry Jones in conversation with Edgar Wright held at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on December 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Terry Jones, comedy legend, screenwriter, film director and co-founder of Monty Python, has died. He, Palin, Terry Gillam, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman went on to found the comedy troupe Monty Python. Jones was well-known for portraying middle-aged housewives with high-pitched voices on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" as well as in "Monty Python's Life of Brian." Jones co-directed "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" with Gillam and was the sole director of "Life of Brian" and "Monty Python's the Meaning of Life," two other Monty Python films.cnbc.com