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In memoriam: Locals we lost in 2020

After a year filled with tremendous loss, we pay tribute to some of the notable New Orleanians we lost in 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Paying tribute to some of the notable New Orleanians we lost in 2020 - including famed musicians, restaurateurs, activists, artists, sports figures, political and business leaders and journalists. 

In many cases, the losses were unexpected and even more tragic because they resulted from COVID-19. 

We remember them and the 7,448 others in Louisiana who have died from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

No list like this can ever be complete, but here we pay tribute to these notables who left us in the past year. 

Watch the video tribute above, featuring the music of one of them - music great Ellis Marsalis Jr. - and the slideshow of photos below.

Click the arrow on the slideshow to see other pictures. Can't see the gallery? Click here.