January 26: Kobe Bryant, who died alongside his daughter, Gianna, in a tragic helicopter crash, was a five-time NBA champion, 17-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist. .
February 19: Pop Smoke, the up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper was shot twice during a home invasion in Hollywood Hills, CA. .
July 8: ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera was one of the earliest and most prominent examples of queer representation on television.
July 13: Grant Imahara, an engineer for Lucasfilm and beloved host of Discovery’s ‘MythBusters’ and Netflix’s ‘White Rabbit Project.’.
August 28: Chadwick Boseman, who masterfully played the role of King T’Challa in the Marvel universe. .
November 8: Alex Trebek, the beloved host of ‘Jeopardy’ for nearly 40 years