Many superheroes and Larger Than Life characters that 2020 took away from us. The trembling of one’s feet was the heartbeat of crores of people. Theater chairs used to fall short for those who wanted to see someone’s quickness and finesse. One was the first black superhero and became the icon of many. At some time, he had proved his mettle all over the world by his work, but even the big characters could not be defeated in the year 2020 filled with torture.
Maradona left the world at the age of 60 on 25 November 2020 leaving behind a life of pride, drama, disturbances, and addiction. Sometimes he became a god, sometimes a crook and a devil. Argentina on its own, Maradona, who won the 1986 Football World Cup, was also humiliated by the 1994 Football World Cup.
In 1981, Hosni sat on the throne of Egypt and spent 30 years forcibly on it. But his powerful image was washed away by the public’s mind when in 2011, Lachar Hosni was presented in the Cairo court. He was charged with corruption, embezzlement, and illegal murders. He died on 25 February 2020.
Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant won two Olympic gold and five NBA titles in a 20-year career. After the retirement of the legendary Michael Jordan, Kobe filled that space in the NBA League. On January 26, the star player died in a helicopter crash near his home in California. His 13-year-old daughter, Jiana Maria Onor Bryant, also did not live in the accident.
The life of American Congressman John Lewis is a document of the anti-racism movement of the last eight decades. He was one of the 6 big leaders associated with the movement including Martin Luther King. He was beaten, jailed, but not scared during protests.
The success and richness that James Bond had previously given to Sean Connery, he did not need to work further. Still, he played more difficult characters in films like ‘The Name of the Rose’. However, Connery’s name was always associated with Bond. All James Bond actors were tested on their own made standards. Connery always remained 21 in comparison.
Connery was very polite in his personal life, with a perfect body, a straightforward Scottish accent, and a serious voice.
Ruth Beder Ginsburg, a woman rights advocate, was the second woman to become a US Supreme Court judge. He was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1993. She held the post for the next 27 years. As the influence of right-wing increased in the Supreme Court, Ginsberg’s discussion also increased. In many cases, their disagreement remained in the news. She considered the case of gay marriage to be the most important career case in America.
‘Black Panther’ was the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Film at the Oscars. The film went on to gross a record-breaking Rs 10,000 crore. The film’s centerpiece was Chadwick Boseman. A black lead actor who is not only a superhero film, it is rare to appear all over Hollywood. He played the king of Wakanda. This superhero lost the battle of cancer on August 28 at the age of just 43.
In the 1960s, the Beatles raised the Football World Cup, Bobby Moore, James Bond, and Sean Connery, along with Diana Rigg, also became world-famous. She created several fashion trends, playing the role of a secret agent on British TV’s The Avengers’ show. He also did several films, but regained his TV stardom – from the famous show ‘Game of Thrones’.
NASA mathematician Catherine Johnson, who played a key role in bringing humans to the moon, died on February 24. She was 101 years old. This African-American mathematician was also associated with the first American space mission. She was also part of the well-known Apollo-13 mission.
Nikita Pearl Valigawa, who played a memorable role in the Disney movie Queen of Katwe directed by Meera Nair in 2016, is no more. She had been battling a brain tumor since 2018. During the treatment, Valigawa also underwent surgery in India.
George was not famous, but after his death, he became the most popular figure of 2020. He died due to police brutality. His death was followed by violent demonstrations in the US. Statues of people associated with the slavery business in Britain and America were dropped.