(TargetLiberty.org) – The past year has been a brutal year for many. Struck by the coronavirus early on, the nation faced its worst health crisis in about a hundred years. As the country moves into the new year with the hope of a brighter future just around the corner, it’s fitting to pay tribute to a few of the giants the country lost in 2020.
A beloved fixture in American living rooms for the better part of four decades, the legendary Jeopardy host succumbed to the ravages of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. He was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away peacefully. Jeopardy’s official Twitter page confirmed his death in a November 8 post.
In March 2019, he announced his Stage-IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis but vowed to carry on his duties on Jeopardy despite the ravages of his treatments. He was under contract with Sony Pictures to host the show through 2022 and joked he had beat cancer due to contractual commitments.
He was survived by his three children Emily, Matthew, and Nicky, and his second wife, Jean.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and Republican presidential contender in 2012, Herman Cain died on July 30 at the age of 74 after being hospitalized with the COVID-19 virus on July 1.
A supporter of President Donald Trump and highly respected by fellow Republicans, Twitter exploded with politicians and leaders posting tributes. Conservative duo and fellow Trump insiders Diamond and Silk tweeted their regards for their “good friend,” telling him to “Rest in Heaven.”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany posted her regards, tweeting he represented the American Dream, adding the country would never forget his legacy of patriotism and grace.
Herman Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit.
Our hearts grieve for his loved ones, and they will remain in our prayers at this time. We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) July 30, 2020
A retired US Air Force lieutenant general, Scowcroft had a long-running public service record working for President Richard Nixon as a military assistant and President Gerald Ford and his assistant for national affairs. He went on to serve as the National Security Advisor for Presidents Ford and GW Bush.
“You can never have enough Scowcroft,” Mr Kissinger told a journalist in 2013. “But you’re lucky if you get one.” – US foreign policy mandarin Brent Scowcroft dies aged 95https://t.co/TVCmUNmLvJ
— trevorw1953 (@trevorw1953) August 7, 2020
He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1993. Brent passed away at his Falls Church, Virginia home on August 6 at the age of 95.
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