Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Don Sutton (died January 19th, aged 75)

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Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton died in his sleep at his home in California. Sutton lost his left kidney after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2002 and part of his lungs was removed the following year. In 2019, he fractured his left femur.

Sutton spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which retired his famed No. 20 jersey in 1998, the same year he was elected to the National Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame. He also pitched for the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and the California Angels.

During his time in the MLB, he won 324 games, pitched 58 shutouts, and struck out 3,574 batters ― the seventh-most in MLB history. Following his playing career, Sutton worked as a broadcaster for several teams, notably for Atlanta Braves. He called Braves games on TV and radio for almost three decades.