(There were very few pilgrims in Europe due to Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions. We have included the names of a few well-known people who lived on the Camino and served pilgrims in different ways)
March 14, 2020 : JRRR, a 50 year-old resident of O Carballino who was training between here and Santiago de Compostela for the Via de la Plata, was found dead in the Dozón area (Pontevedra). Victim of a heart attack.
April 8, 2020: Antonio Danoz , 90 year-old Redemptorist priest who, after being a missionary in Africa and South America. When he returned to Spain his superiors sent him to Astorga where he discovered the Camino de Santiago and the pilgrims, dedicating the last five years of his life with the 'Prayer at 7:00 p.m. in the hostel of the Association, died of covid-19 complications.
April 28, 2020: 78 year-old Margarita Vázquez de Parga Gutiérrez del Arroyo , a graduate in History and State archives died of covid-19 complications. She was the daughter of the Jacobean historian Luis Vázquez de Parga and the archivist Consuelo Gutiérrez.
November 2, 2020: 81 year-old Alison Raju died suddenly on this day. She was a British pilgrim, hospitalera, writer of more than 6 guidebooks on the ways to Santiago, Rome and the St Olav’s Way from Oslo to Trondheim. For several years she was vice president of the London Confraternity of St James and editor for the Pilgrims to Rome newsletter.
26 September - a pilgrim died after suffering a heart attack in a shelter in Roncesvalles .
26 September - Tim Kelleher (35) from Slievereagh Ireland drowned in the sea at Finisterre
25 August - Björn Hoffman , 42, a German pilgrim who was on the Portuguese Way 'guarding' a minor from a German social reintegration center, died on August 25, 2019 in the ICU of the Vigo hospital, His family and friends completed the pilgrimage for the deceased, arriving in Compostela and then in Finisterre on September 6.
7 August - Francisco Ontiveros , a Jaen teacher,from Baños de la Encina, died after taking ill on the Camino in La Rijoa.
23 July - a pilgrim was found dead in the Hostal a Rua in Azofra
8 July 2019 - After walking the Caminho Spiritual in Portugal 59 year old Gerry Enright from Co Kerry Ireland was joined by his wife for a few days rest on the island of Cies off the coast of Vigo. Sadly he passed away suddenly.
22 June - 62 year–old from Austria, Lothar Otto Hämmerle, died of a heart attack near Orisson
9 June - Two Dutch women were hit by a car on the way out of Leon on 9 June. The 63 year-old Nies Klem, died minutes later and the 67 year old was in a serious condition
7 June - a 76 year-old German pilgrim was found dead at the Villafrua Railway station in Burgos.
25 May - A 76 year-old pilgrim died of a heart attack just outside Bolivar
23 May - A 76 year-old French pilgrim had a heart attack and died on the Camino Norte near Bolibar,
20 May - A 66 year-old pilgrim from London (only known as MF) died in Castro del Rio (Cordoba Province) on the Camino Mozarabe
12 May - 56 year-old former councilman of San Roque (Cádiz) Manuel Saavedra Sojo collapsed and died whilst cycling on the Via De La Plata
3 May - An American Pilgrim named James William Siedlecki, 63 of South Hampton New York passed away of a heart attackwhile on his 3rd Camino. He was walking with his 24 year old son when he died near Pamplona
30 April - 80 year-old retired priest, Erwin Bersch, died of a heart attack between Samos and Sarria
29 April - 61 year old Danish pilgrim, Grethe Saver, died overnight at the Albergue in Casar de Caceres
24 March - A 67 year-old German woman was found unconscious on the road between Najera and Azofra died on the way to the health center in Najera
May 23 Jill Lorch, 66, passed away as a result of a heart aneurysm while walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in Spain with her husband James
June 6 - JREL, a 74-year-old French pilgrim cyclist, died On the Camino Frances after being hit by a car at km 10 of the P-403 highway in the municipality of Melgar de Yuso (Palencia)
June 28. José Carrasco (43 years old) and Nerea Aguirre (41 years old), a Gipuzkoan couple of cycling pilgrims died after being hit by a car at km 296 of the N-601 road (Matallana de Valmadrigal Leon They were doing the pilgrimage with their son Orants (12 years old) who was only slightly injured.
July 14 A 60 year old native of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), was found lifeless in the middle of the road near the sanctuary of the Virgen del Fresno (Salas, Asturias) on the Primitive Way
July 25. A 20 year old Angolan pilgrim, who was bathing in the Miño River next to the Roman Bridge, disappeared in the waters. His body was found by fire-fighters the next day
August 4 Fernando Luiz Righi de Oliveira, a 67-year-old Brazilian pilgrim was walking the Aragonese Way with another pilgrim. After his companion gave the alarm of his disappearance, his body was located lifeless in the area of Izko (Navarra)
A 48-year-old German pilgrim who died during the night was found lying face down on the side of the Burguete road (Navarra) on September 4
COC, a 62-year-old pilgrim from Madrid, died on in Lourenzá, between Gondán and A Tilleira on September 7
An American pilgrim , a 75-year-old California native who was on pilgrimage with his daughter and a boyfriend, died on Wednesday, at a hotel in O Cadavo (Baleira, Lugo) due to natural causes on September 20
A middle aged pilgrim died 28 April as a result of a bicycle accident near Tricastella.
The body of Belgian pilgrim Jeroen Schelstraete was found in Leon 9 September. He died of wounds inflicted by unknown persons.
Jim Ha Cho, 41 year-old South Korean, disappeared from the beach at Finisterre 12 September. His body has not yet been found.
Marlen Bonilla Vargas - memorial at O Pedrouzo June 2015
Dr. John Leonard Goodwin of Charlottetown, age 60 years. Died suddenly, in Castrojeriz on 5 October
Alvia train accident: 79 passengers died in the derailment in the vicinity of the station of Santiago de Compostela on the evening of July 24, 2013, on the eve of the feast of St. James
Gisèle Boulard died 21 June between Calzadilla de los Hermanillos and Reliegos.
Jorge Ferreira, 48 year-old Brazilian disappeared on 13 January 2001 in the Pyrenees and was found dead on 23 January 2001 by two pilgrims