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In photos | Iconic movie stars we lost in 2020

From Irrfan to Kirk Douglas, Soumitra Chatterjee to Ennio Morricone, here are some of the legends of cinema who left us this year

Irrfan Khan, known for his performances in films like 'Maqbool', 'The Namesake', 'The Lunchbox' and 'Life of Pi', died in April, at 53, after a battle with cancer
Irrfan Khan, known for his performances in films like 'Maqbool', 'The Namesake', 'The Lunchbox' and 'Life of Pi', died in April, at 53, after a battle with cancer
Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the Marvel films, but also a wonderful performer in films like 'Get On Up' and 'Da 5 Bloods', died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Image courtesy Netflix/AP
Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the Marvel films, but also a wonderful performer in films like 'Get On Up' and 'Da 5 Bloods', died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Image courtesy Netflix/AP (AP)
Actor Sean Connery died age 90. The Scottish movie legend shot to international stardom as the suave British agent James Bond and went on to grace the silver screen for four decades. Photo courtesy AP
Actor Sean Connery died age 90. The Scottish movie legend shot to international stardom as the suave British agent James Bond and went on to grace the silver screen for four decades. Photo courtesy AP (AP)
Saroj Khan was one of the greatest choreographers in Hindi cinema, who worked with actors from Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit to Kangana Ranaut
Saroj Khan was one of the greatest choreographers in Hindi cinema, who worked with actors from Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit to Kangana Ranaut
Composer Ennio Morricone, whose scores for movies such as 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', 'The Mission' and 'Cinema Paradiso' made him one of the world's most famous screen composers, died in July. He won two Oscars and dozens of others awards including Golden Globes, Grammys and BAFTAs. Photo courtesy Reuters
Composer Ennio Morricone, whose scores for movies such as 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', 'The Mission' and 'Cinema Paradiso' made him one of the world's most famous screen composers, died in July. He won two Oscars and dozens of others awards including Golden Globes, Grammys and BAFTAs. Photo courtesy Reuters
Actor Kirk Douglas, died in February, age 103.. He made more than 90 movies in a career that stretched across seven decades, making him one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1950s and '60s
Actor Kirk Douglas, died in February, age 103.. He made more than 90 movies in a career that stretched across seven decades, making him one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1950s and '60s
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, one of the icons of playback singing, died in Chennai in September. Though he was first and foremost a legend of Tamil cinema, he also sang successfully in Hindi and several other language cinemas
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, one of the icons of playback singing, died in Chennai in September. Though he was first and foremost a legend of Tamil cinema, he also sang successfully in Hindi and several other language cinemas
The death of Sushant Singh Rajput by suicide was a rude shock. The actor burst onto the scene in 'Kai Po Che' and starred in hits like 'M.S. Dhoni' and 'Chhichhore'. Photo courtesy Yash Raj Films
The death of Sushant Singh Rajput by suicide was a rude shock. The actor burst onto the scene in 'Kai Po Che' and starred in hits like 'M.S. Dhoni' and 'Chhichhore'. Photo courtesy Yash Raj Films
Actor Soumitra Chatterjee died, at the age of 85, in a hospital in Kolkata. He was known for his performances in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, as the detective Feluda, and more than a dozen other Bengali classics
Actor Soumitra Chatterjee died, at the age of 85, in a hospital in Kolkata. He was known for his performances in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, as the detective Feluda, and more than a dozen other Bengali classics
Rishi Kapoor, a child actor turned heartthrob after his star-making turn in 'Bobby', and an acclaimed character actor in his later years, died in Mumbai at age 67
Rishi Kapoor, a child actor turned heartthrob after his star-making turn in 'Bobby', and an acclaimed character actor in his later years, died in Mumbai at age 67

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