2020 SAG Pays Tribute to Actors Who Passed Away Last Year


Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce, Kristoff St. John and a few more other actors who died last 2019 were paid tribute during the 2020 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards last Sunday.

The late actors were honored through an emotional video presented by the American award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown. The video contains footages and photos of the late actors and was played during the SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Luke Perry died from a stroke last March 4, 2019. The 52-year-old American actor died after he was rushed to the hospital due to stroke. The “Beverly Hills, 90210” actor appeared in a number of shows including the series “Riverdale”.

Meanwhile, Cameron Boyce died young at the age of 20 last July 6, 2019, due to a seizure because of his epilepsy which was being treated during that time. The “Descendants” lead died in his sleep and broke the heart of his co-actors and fans including co-lead Dove Cameron who was deeply hurt because of the death of his co-star and friend.

On the other side, earlier of the year last February 3, heart disease took away the life of the soap opera actor Kristoff St. John and died at the age of 52. The “Young and Restless” actor started his career at the age of eight in a sit-com series “That’s my Mama!”.

Also included in the video package were “Do the Right Thing” actor Danny Aiello, John Witherspoon, Oscar Nominee Robert Foster, Diahann Caroll, “Carol Burnett” actor Tim Conway, Valerie Harper, Rutger Hauer and many more artists.

Brown shared his thoughts as he appreciated these actors an extraordinary legacy. According to him, their colleagues and friends though leave emptiness in their hearts imparted a great deal.


The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in memoriam leads this year’s award season. Contrary to the earlier Golden Globes last January 5 which did not feature any video for the late actors. According to them, Memoriam segments are rather well handled by Oscars and Screen Actors Guild. However, Golden Globes honors the fallen stars through an “In Memoriam” page on its website.