The famous faces - from Yorkshire and beyond - we have loved and lost in 2020

Here is a list of the famous faces from Yorkshire and beyond who we have loved and lost in 2020.

Norman Hunter, Dame Fanny Waterman and Dame Vera Lynn were among the famous faces who passed away in 2020


2nd: Chris Barker: ex Barnsley defender

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3rd: Christopher Beeny, actor - star of Upstairs Downstairs and Last Of The Summer Wine

4th: Derek Acorah, TV medium

10th Derek Fowlds (Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor)

18th: Lord Robert Maclennan of Rogart, former leader of the Social Democrat Party.

20th: Peter Hobday, BBc broadcaster and Newsnight original presenter

21st Ron Cotton, BR manager who saved Settle to Carlisle Railway

22nd Terry Jones, Monty Python star

25th: Jordan Sinnott, former Huddersfield Town footballer

26th: Kobe Bryant, NBA superstar

28th: Nicholas Parsons, Just A Minute and Sale Of The Century host

28th: Neville Buswell - womaniser Ray Langton in Coronation Street


1st: Andy Gill, guitarist with Leeds band Gang of Four

4th: Daniel arap Moi, former president of Kenya

4th: Robert Alner, Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer.

5th: Kirk Douglas, Hollywood icon

9th: Paddy Broderick, rider of Peter Easterby’s Night Nurse

15th: Caroline Flack, Love Island presenter

17th: Harry Gregg, Busby babe and hero of Munich

24th: Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on Nasa's early space missions.

25th Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt


3rd: Nicolas Portal, Team Ineos sporting director

5th: Barabara Martin, The Supremes singer

9th Max von Sydow , Game of Thrones and Exoricst star

12th: Michael Roux, chef and restaurateur

16th: Roy Hudd, comedian

20th: Kenny Rogers, country music legend

30th: Joe Ashton, former Bassetlaw MP

30th Peter Beamount - the last Yorkshire trainer to win Gold Cup


2nd: Eddie Large (comedian)

3rd Robert Armstrong, former Cabinet secretary

5th: Lord Bath of Longleat (safari park owner)

6th: Honor Blackman (James Bond actress)

12th: Sir Stirling Moss

12th: Tim Brooke-Taylor - actor

12th: Peter Boneti - former England goalkeeper

17th: Norman Hunter, Leeds Utd legend

24th: Lynn Faulds Wood, former BBC Watchdog presenter

25th Liz Edgar, international showjumper

29th: Irrfan Khan, Slumdog Millionaire star

29th: Jill Gascoine, actress known for her roles The Gentle Touch and The Onedin Line

29th: Trevor Cherry, Leeds United captain

30th Jordan Cox, Hull KR rugby league player


3rd: Dave Greenfield, The Stranglers' keyboard player.

5th: June Bernicoff, Gogglebox star

7th: Terry Clark, Battle of Britain veteran (York)

9th: Little Richard, singer

15th: Fred Willard, comic actor

18th: George Mikell, actor - best known for his roles in The Guns Of Navarone and The Great Escape.


17th: Willie Thorne, snooker player

18th: Dame Vera Lynn, Forces sweetheart

19th: Sir Ian Holm, actor

23rd: Liam Treadwell, former Grand National winning jockey

28th: Dame Ingrid Roscoe, former Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire


6th: Ennio Morricone, Italian composer

10th: Jack Charlton, football legend

13th: Kelly Preston, actress

15th: Maurice Roeves, actor

20th: Josephine Cox, author

23rd: Maurice Sutcliffe, one of Yorkshire’s final Word War Two heroes

25th: Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac founding member

26th: Dame Olivia de Havilland, Gone With The Wind actress

31st: Sir Alan Parker, Director, whose work included Bugsy Malone and Midnight Express


1st: Stan Mellor, first jump jockey to ride 1,000 winners

3rd: John Hume, Nobel Prize winner for Northern Ireland peace process

7th: Wayne Fontana, Sixties pop star

12th: Gordon J Brand, former Ryder Cup player

14th: Julian Bream, classical guitarist and lute player

18th: Ben Cross, Chariots of Fire actor

24th Harold Best, former Leeds North West MP

28th: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther star


2nd: Ian Mitchell, Bay City Rollers singer

8th: Rodney Litchfield, actor

8th: Sir Ronald Harwood, playwright

9th: Ronald Bell, Kool & The Gang co-founder

10th: Dame Diana Rigg, actress

10th: Alan Minter, former world boxing champion

12th: Sir Terence Conran, designer and retailer

15th: Pat Smullen, Irish racing legend

23rd Ray Batten - Leeds rugby league great

23rd Sir Harold Evans, newspaper titan

24th Dean Jones, Australian cricket legend


2nd Frank Windsor, Z-Cars and Softly, Softly actor

6th: Eddie Van Halen, rock star

20th: Spencer Davis, singer

25th: Frank Bough, TV presenter

28th: Bobby Ball, comedian

29th: JJ Williams, rugby player

30th: Nobby Stiles, World Cup hero

31st: Sir Sean Connery, 007


1st: Robert Fisk, war correspondent

3rd: John Sessions, Spitting Image comedian

5th: Geoffrey Palmer, actor

7th: Lord Sacks, former chief rabbi

15th: Des O'Connor, entertainer

15th: Ray Clemence, International goalkeeper

17th: Eric Hall, showbiz and football agent

18th: Dominic Grant, singer

20th: Jan Morris, travel writer

25th: Diego Maradona, football cheat

28th: David Prowse, Darth Vadar actor


2nd: David Hartley, Wensleydale Creamery MD

5th: Peter Allis, golf commentator

7th: Charles "Chuck" Yeager, test pilot who became the first person to fly faster than sound

7th: Doug Scott, mountaineer

9th: Paolo Rossi, footballer

10th: Dame Barbara Windsor, Carry On actress

13th: John le Carre (David Cornwall) - spy author

14th: Gerard Houllier, former Liverpool manager

20th: Dame Fanny Waterman, pianist