Here are some of the most well-known people who died in the year 2021.
Sam Jones, a basketball who won 10 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, died on Thursday, December 30th, at the age of 88.
According to a statement provided by his wife, former US Senator Harry Reid, the combative Democratic leader who drove epic legislative battles over his three decades in Congress, died Tuesday, December 28 at the age of 82.
John Madden, the legendary football coach and broadcaster, died on December 28 at the age of 85. Madden was a coach when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. In 1977, he led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory.
Sarah Weddington, who represented Roe v. Wade in the momentous case, died on Sunday, December 26. She was 76 years old. Weddington assisted Norma McCorvey, dubbed Jane Roe in court filings, in the lawsuit that established the legitimacy of a woman’s right to abortion.
Jean-Marc Vallée, the acclaimed film director who directed the 2013 thriller “Dallas Buyers Club,” died on December 26 at the age of 58.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Anglican cleric who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his good humor, inspirational message, and dedicated work for civil and human rights, died on December 26. He was a recognized leader during the struggle to end apartheid in his home South Africa. He was 90 years old.
Check out the full list of famous people who died in 2021 on CNN