2020 Series/Volume





Article's first page first published April 5, 2020
This page of article first published December 16, 2020
Last updated January 6, 2021





We salute the following from the world of culture and the arts who succumbed to COVID-19 along with 1,869,808+ others in our planet





Hasna Begum (Bangladesh)
philosopher and feminist
(February 24, 1935 - December 1, 2020 in Dhaka)

Hasna Begum. [Photo from dailynous.com]



Franco Giraldi (Italy)
film director and screenwriter
(July 11, 1931 - December 2, 2020 in Trieste)

Seven Guns for the MacGregors | SPAGHETTI WESTERN | Full Length Movie | Cowboy Film | Free Western Movie. [Video uploaded by Grjngo - Western Movies, 15 July 2020]

Franco Giraldi. [Photo from world-today-news.com]



Boris Plotnikov (USSR, Russia)
(April 2, 1949 - December 2, 2020 in Moscow)

Boris Plotnikov in Voskhozhdenie (The Ascent), 1977. [Photo from imdb.com]



Ron Mathewson (United Kingdom)
jazz double bassist and bass guitarist
(February 19, 1944 - December 3, 2020 in London)

A performance of "All On a Summer's Day" by Ray Warleigh on flute, John Taylor on piano, Frank Gibson Jr. on drums, and Ron Mathewson on bass, in the four's 1973 album Reverie (Vinyl Records). [Uploaded by Jazz in Britain, 21 January 2018]



Bassam Saba (Lebanon)
musician, promoter of Arabic music in the West as co-founder of the New York Arabic Orchestra and director of Lebanon's national conservatory of music
(October 26, 1958 - December 4, 2020 in Beirut)

Bassam Saba performing an improvisation on the nay on Do Ai TV in Taipei, Taiwan. [Video uploaded by NYarabicorchestra, 21 December 2012]



Jacques Puisais (France)
taste philosopher
(June 8, 1927 - December 6, 2020 in Saint-Benoît-la-Forêt)

Jacques Puisais. [Screenshot from the video Jacques Puisais, oenologue, uploaded by cahorsmalbecFR, 8 June 2010]



Divya Bhatnagar (India)
(September 15, 1986 - December 7, 2020 in Mumbai)

Divya Bhatnagar. [Photo from dnaindia.com]



Phyllis Eisenstein (United States)
author of science fiction and fantasy literature
(February 26, 1946 - December 7, 2020 in Chicago)

Two of Phyllis Eisenstein's books. [Photo from blackgate.com]



Walter Hooper (United States, United Kingdom)
literary editor, literary advisor of the estate of C.S. Lewis, and literary trustee for Owen Barfield
(March 27, 1931 - December 7, 2020 in Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Walter Hooper with Kim Gilnett. [Uploaded 26 January 2019 by CSLewisFoundation]



Dawn Lindberg (South Africa)
folk music singer, actress, theater producer and director and founder of the South African Nalendi Theatre Awards
(April 14, 1945 - December 7, 2020 in Plettenberg Bay)

Remembering Dawn Lindberg. [Uploaded 9 December 2020 by eNCA]



Harold Budd (United States)
avant-garde composer and poet
(May 24, 1936 - December 8, 2020)

Harold Budd - Luxa (1996) (Full Album). [Uploaded by Matias Alejandro Cabrera, 14 March 2020]



Manglesh Dabral (India)
Hindi-language poet and journalist
(May 16, 1948 - December 9, 2020 in New Delhi)

Three of Manglesh Dabral's translated poems in thewire.in



Rahnaward Zaryab (Afghanistan)
novelist, short story writer, journalist and literary critic
(August, 1944 - December 10, 2020)

Rahnaward Zaryab going through his CDs. [Photo by Bryan Denton for The New York Times grabbed from nytimes.com]



Carol Sutton (United States)
film, television and stage actress
(December 3, 1944 - December 10, 2020 in New Orleans)

Carol Sutton in an interview with Gambit Weekly in 2012. [Uploaded by Gambit Weekly, 29 March 2012]



Đurđa Ivezić (Croatia)
film, television and stage actress
(October 17, 1936 - December 11, 2020 in Zagreb)

Đurđa Ivezić. [Photo from index.hr]



Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
film director
(December 20, 1960 - December 11, 2020 in Riga, Latvia)

Trailer for Kim Ki-duk's Pieta (2012). [Uploaded by FRESH Movie Trailers, 12 April 2013]



Irena Veisaitė (Lithuania)
theater scholar, intellectual and human rights activist
(January 9, 1928 - December 11, 2020 in Vilnius)

Irena Veisaitė with historian Aurimas Švedas. [Photo from a post by Trafika Europe on Twitter]



Damir Kukuruzović (Croatia)
gypsy jazz guitarist
(August 20, 1975 - December 12, 2020 in Zagreb)

Damir Kukuruzović (in unbuttoned white dress shirt over black t-shirt) with his Django Group and guest Stochelo Rosenberg (to Kukuruzović's left) performing at the Sisak Siscia jazz club. [Video uploaded by siscia jazz club, 2 August 2018]



Charley Pride (United States)
singer, guitarist and professional baseball player
(March 18, 1934 - December 12, 2020 in Dallas)

Charley Pride Greatest Hits Full Album 2018 || Charley Pride Best Of. [Uploaded by O Yeh, 19 January 2018]



Jaroslav Mostecký (Czech Republic)
science fiction writer
(September 29, 1963 - December 13, 2020)

The cover of Jaroslav Mostecký's Prokleti prizracnych hrebcu (Vlci vek 3) [Cursed Phantom Stallions (Wolves age 3)] (2016). [Screen-grabbed from issuu.com]



Piotr Machalica (Poland)
stage and film actor
(February 13, 1955 - December 14, 2020 in Warsaw)

One of the last interviews with Piotr Machalica, this one by Barbara Bernhardt for the Kosciuszko Foundation Impromptu Series. [Uploaded by KosciuszkoTV, 18 August 2020]



Paulinho (Brazil)
singer and percussionist (mainly for Roupa Nova)
(September 6, 1952 - December 14, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

A collage of photos of Paulinho with a Roupa Nova track. {Uploaded by Milena Ferreira, 9 February 2012]



Noureddine Saïl (Morocco)
media executive, film critic and writer
(1947 - December 15, 2020 in Casablanca)

Noureddine Saïl. [Screen-grabbed from the YouTube video Noureddine Sail : Il est temps de travailler sur la nouvelle loi du Cinéma au Maroc (Noureddine Sail: It's time to work on a new cinema law in Morocco)]



Kim Chernin (United States)
writer on feminism, poet, fiction writer and memoirist
(May 7, 1940 - December 17, 2020 in Point Reyes Station, California)

A copy of Kim Chernin's memoir My Life as a Boy. [Photo grabbed from bolerium.com]



Leo Panitch (Canada)
political philosopher
(May 3, 1945 - December 19, 2020 in Toronto)

Leo Panitch being interviewed on The Agenda with Steve Paikin in 2009. [Video uploaded by The Agenda with Steve Paikin, 5 May 2009]



Bram van der Vlugt (Netherlands)
(May 28, 1934 - December 19, 2020 in Zegveld, Woerden)

Bran van der Vlugt as Sinterklaas. [Photo from nrc.nl]



Monzur-I-Mowla (Bangladesh)
poet, columnist and former director of Bangla Academy
(October 1, 1940 - December 20, 2020 in Dhaka)

Monzur-I-Mowla. [Photo from bdnews24.com]



Nicette Bruno (Brazil)
(January 7, 1933 - December 20, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Nicette Bruno. [Photo from oglobo.globo.com]



K. T. Oslin (United States)
country music singer-songwriter
(May 15, 1942 - December 21, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee)

K.T. Oslin - Hold Me (Official Video). [Video uploaded by KTOslinVEVO, 18 May 2018]



Sugathakumari (India)
poet and activist
(January 22, 1934 - December 23, 2020 in Thiruvananthapuram)

Sugathakumari. [Photo from dnaindia.com]



Shamsur Rahman Faruqi (India)
Urdu language poet, critic and theorist
(September 30, 1935 - December 25, 2020 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh)

The cover of Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's novel The Mirror of Beauty. [Photo from amazon.co.uk]



Reginald Foster (United States)
Roman Catholic priest and friar and expert in Latin literature
(November 14, 1939 - December 25, 2020 in Milwaukee)

Reginald Thomas Foster. [Photo from archpitt.org]



Fou Ts'ong (United Kingdom)
(March 10, 1934 - December 28, 2020 in London)

Fou Ts'ong (傅聰) - 2000 interview + performance of Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. Posth. on Twin Cities Public Television. [Video uploaded by Anson Yeung, 30 December 2020]



Armando Manzanero (Mexico)
musician, singer, composer, actor and music producer
(December 7, 1935 - December 28, 2020 in Mexico City)

Armando Manzanero - Adoro. [Video uploaded by BAIG DE SIGI, 25 December 2017]



Luigi Snozzi (Switzerland)
(July 29, 1932 - December 29, 2020 in Minusio)

Luigi Snozzi - Casa Kalmann, Brione sopra Minusio 1976. [From the office archives of Benay Gürsoy Toykoç, source unknown; grabbed from Pinterest]



Dawn Wells (United States)
(October 18, 1938 - December 30, 2020 in Los Angeles)

MeTV Presents the Best of Dawn Wells. [Video uploaded by MeTV, 19 October 2019]



Robert Hossein (France)
film actor, director and writer
(December 30, 1927 - December 31, 2020 in Essey-lès-Nancy)

Salute to Robert Hossein. [Video uploaded by midcenturyfan, 28 October 2016]



Zoran Džorlev (North Macedonia)
(January 10, 1967 - January 1, 2021 in Skopje)

Zoran Džorlev performs "Silk Thread". [Video uploaded by Zoran Dzorlev, 10 October 2009]







[To all of you, our deepest gratitude. And may you all rest in peace.]










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