Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are among the many noteworthy people who died in 2021. Other political figures the world said goodbye to this year include former U.S. Vice President Walter F. Mondale, former Sen. Bob Dole, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner.

Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey died on June 3, 2021. 
Actress Olympia Dukakis died on May 1, 2021.
Fashion designer Virgil Abloh died Nov. 28, 2021, after a private battle with cancer.
Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner died on Nov. 4, 2021.
Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale died on April 19, 2021. 
Secretary of State Colin Powell died Oct. 18, 2021,  
Actress  Cicely Tyson died Jan. 28, 2021.
American writer Beverly Cleary died on March 25.
American baseball player Hank Aaron died on Jan. 22, 2021.
Rapper DMX died on April 9, 2021.
American actress Cloris Leachman died Jan. 27, 2021.
American radio personality Rush Limbaugh died Feb. 17, 2021.
American television host Larry King died at age 87 on Jan. 23, 2021.
American writer Anne Beatts died April 7, 2021,
American professional basketball player Elgin Baylor died on March 22, 2021.
Actress Jane Powell died on Sept. 16, 2021.