Celebrities We Lost to COVID-19

According to the latest report by WHO, about 364 191 494 people are affected by Covid-19, out of which 5 631 457 are confirmed deaths. Although 9 854 237 363 people are vaccinated around the globe, it has taken so many closer people to us in such a short period of time. Celebrities are also people and they were also affected by covid-19 and took many celebrities from us that we saw growing up. Here is the list of 49 celebrities that we lost to Covid-19

Jay Weaver

Jay Weaver, a renowned performer of the Christian band, died because of COVID 2019 complications. Mike, Jay’s brother and another bandmate, revealed Jay’s death in some video posted on the band’s social networks on 2nd January.

Mike was very emotional when he thanked everyone for their prayers. He was sorry to share this news with everyone, but he was also happy to celebrate where his brother would be right now.

Carlos Marín

According to Variety, Carlos Marn, the singer with Il Divo, ended up dead because of COVID 2019 symptoms at 53.

On 19th December 2021, David Miller, Urs Bühler, and Sébastien Izambard reported the death of their friend on the website.

Marn died three days after confirming he was hospitalized after already being taken to the ICU on 8th December, as per Spanish media El Mundo.

Colin Powell

The first African American Secretary of State under George W. Bush was born in New York with Jamaican and Scottish ancestry. He was a moderate Republican who endorsed Barak Obama in the 2008 elections. Colin Powell died of the Wuhan, China created COVID-19 on October 18, 2021 at the age of 84. Colin Powell was fully vaccinated yet he still died from COVID complication in this breakthrough case.

“It ain’t where you start in life, it’s where you end up, and what you did along the way.”

Colin Powell

John Davis

The original vocalist, Davis, in Milli Vanilli, R&B band, passed away on 24th May 2021, at the age of 66, from COVID 2019

Jasmin, the daughter of a musician, shared the news on Facebook, along with a video of her father performing.

She was sad announcing her father’s death due to coronavirus. She asked everyone to give her father a last round of cheering.

Linda Torres

The queen of Big Ang, Linda Torres, passed away on 2nd April 2021, after suffering from COVID 2019. She aged 67 years old.

Torres was Angela’s “Big Ang” pal, and she was featured on the VH1 reality show and in cameo appearances on Mob Wives.

Janine, the sister of Big Ang’s, told the world that Linda passed away at Staten Island Hospital after getting COVID.

Eric Spinato

Spinato, the Fox News Channel’s senior editor and senior chief Brooke passed away due to COVID on 21st March 2021

Dean Spinato, who is the brother of the producer, verified the incident on Instagram. He called his brother a gem who passed away because of COVID. He continued that he is devastated because of his brother’s death and wants to make his brother proud.

Rep. Ron Wright

Texas Representative Ron Wright passed away on 7th February 2021, whilst hospitalized with Corona Virus 2019, having recently been cured of lung disease. He was 67 years old.

Ron Wright’s office announced the death of Ron Wright. 

Susan, his wife, was with her husband when he passed away. She said that her husband is now with the Lord and rescuer.

Cloris Leachman

According to her death certificate, the iconic diva had battled Coronavirus 2019, and the disease was a critical ailment that resulted in her death on 27th January 2021, when she was 94 years old.

A spokeswoman for San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office verified to PEOPLE that Leachman passed away due to a cerebrovascular accident, also known as a stroke.

Rémy Julienne

Julienne, a famous movie stuntman, passed away due to the new viral disease COVID-19 in January 2021, when she was 90 years old. 

Julienne, possibly the most prominent and successful stuntman in recent film history, died after one month. Julienne specialized in long action sequences and was responsible for thousands of outstanding film stunts in six movies of James Bond.

George Whitmore

Whitmore was a participant of the very first mountaineering team to reach the summit of Yosemite’s El Capitan, who passed away as a result of symptoms caused by the COVID-19. His age was 89.

Whitmore passed away on New Years Day 2021 at the rehab centre in Fresno from lung damage after being discharged from hospital, as per his wife, Nancy.

Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells, the star of Gilligan’s Island, passed away on 29th December 2020 in L.A as per the reporter of The Hollywood. The famous lady portrayed Mary Ann Summers in the popular TV series from 1964 to 1967. She was 82 years old.

According to Wells’ publicist, the starlet passed away due to complications caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Charley Pride

Charley Pride, a trailblazer for Black musicians a legend in country music, passed away on 12th December 2020. His age was 86 at the time of his death. He died in Texas, Dallas, following difficulties with COVID-19, as per an announcement on his website.

Pride became the very first Black candidate of the Hall of Fame Country Music in 2000, with massive hits such as “Is Anyone Going to San Antone” and “Kiss an Angel Good Morning.”

Carol Sutton

The starlet, famous for her appearance at the theatre and cinema, passed away on 10th December 2020 due to Coronavirus 2019 complications. Her age was 76 at the time of her death. 

As per WGNO, Carol had been admitted at New Orleans’ Touro Infirmary for many days before her death. Sutton is best known for starring in 1989’s Steel Magnolias as Nurse Pam.

Arnie Robinson Jr.

The Olympic champion passed away on 1st December 2020, as per Field and USA Track. His age was 72 at the time of his death. 

As per a GoFundMe site set up by Paul Robinson, Arnie’s son, the Hall of Famer passed away after being diagnosed with COVID-2019. Paul said that his father became sick in the middle of November, fighting from breathing difficulties.

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister

On 10th December 2020, the artist who was remembered fondly for his appearances in the Friday and The Dark Knight film series passed away. His age was 62 at the time of his death. 

Before Tommy’s death, his test was not positive for COVID-2019. As per Cindy Cowan, his manager, Lister, passed away after suffering from “COVID symptoms” for a whole week.

Kenzo Takada

As per a representative for Agence France Presse, the renowned fashionista and creator of the famous Kenzo label passed away in Paris following coronavirus symptoms on 4th October 2020. His age was 81 at the time of his death. 

Kenzo was the very first Japanese designer to build a name for himself in Paris, with his creations centred on his passion for substantial floral patterns and graphics.

Jay Johnstone

According to Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone, Jay’s daughter, the legendary Major League Baseball star, passed away on 26th September 2020 due to COVID-19 symptoms. His age was 74 at the time of his death. 

Mary was shocked, and she said that her father couldn’t fight the only thing, coronavirus. She continued by stating that her father died in Granada Hills at a nursing home. 

Tommy DeVito

Co-founder of The Four Seasons, Devito, passed away as a result of coronavirus symptoms due to the Wuhan virus. His age was 92 at the time of his death. 

On 22nd September 2020, actor Alfred Nittoli, the musician’s close family friend, made the announcement on Facebook. Alfred added that his good friend Tommy passed away last night in Las Vegas at 9:45 p.m with DeVito’s photo. 

Toots Hibbert

The godfather of Jamaican rocksteady beat reggae. This iconic Jamaican singer and songwriter was born on December 8, 1942 in May Pen, which is a colony of Jamaica. As the lead of his band, Toots and the Maytals, Toots Hibbert was a legend in his own rights and influence more British and American rock bands. Considered to be part of the 100 best singers of all times according to Rolling Stone’s ranking, Toots lost his life to Wuhan virus, COVID-19 on September 11, 2020 in Jamaica. He was 77 years old.

The quick way to explain the Maytals is to say that in reggae they’re the Beatles to the Wailers’ the Rolling Stones. But how do I explain Toots himself? Well, he’s the nearest thing to Otis Redding left on the planet: he transforms ‘do re mi fa sol la ti do’ into joyful noise

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Bruce Williamson

As per TMZ, the former lead vocalist of The Temptations passed away on 6th September 2020, after a fight, at his house in Las Vegas with coronavirus.

On Facebook, Bruce, his son, paid homage to the artist. Bruce was devastated at the death of his father. He said that no words would explain his feelings, and he loved his dad so much. 

Tom Seaver

The Hall of Fame National Baseball stated in an announcement that the famous New York Mets pitcher passed away during his sleep on 31st August 2020 due to health problems from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and Dementia with Lewy bodies. His age was 75 at the time of his death. 

Tom Seaver is a winner of the CY Young award.

Herman Cain

The radio and TV personality. Herman Cain, the Republican presidential contender in 2012 and previous company executive, passed away approximately a month after catching the new coronavirus infection, as per his staff on 30th July 2020. His age was 74 at the time of his death. 

Cain reportedly spent almost all July at an Atlanta-area hospital being treated for COVID-19.

Nick Cordero

Nick Cordero, a Theatrical star, passed away on 5th July 2020, after a long month of struggle with the COVID-19. His age was 41 at the time of his death. 

Cordero, whose Theatrical accomplishments involves Rock of Ages and Waitress, passed away in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after being treated for more than 90 days upon becoming unwell in March 2020.

Brandis Kemp

Kemp, well known for her roles on the tv sitcoms AfterMASH and Fridays, passed away after quite a battle against brain cancer and COVID-19 symptoms. Her age was 76 at the time of her death. 

As per the reporter of The Hollywood, Kemp passed away on 4th July 2020, in the Los Feliz at her home. Kemp had glioblastoma, a type of cancer.

Chris Trousdale

A musician of the Dream Street boy band from the early 2000s and late 1990s, Chris Trousdale, passed away on 2nd June 2020. His age was 34 at the time of his death. 

His demise was verified by a message posted to Chris’s Instagram account, which stated, “We regret to inform you that Chris Trousdale passed away on 2nd June 2020, as a result of an unidentified illness.”

Roy Horn

The legendary illusionist passed away on 15th May 2020, in a hospital in Las Vegas as a result of symptoms with the new coronavirus, in response to ABC as per his representative. 

In April, the performer, who rose to prominence as a member of the pair Siegfried & Roy, was positively identified for the respiratory infection. His publicist said that he was making a recovery.

Annie Glenn

On 19th May 2020, the astronaut’s widow and Senator John Glenn, who had become a well-known advocate for persons with speech difficulties after mastering her own stuttering, passed away due to COVID-19 symptoms. Her age was 100 at the time of her death. 

A representative for Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs verified the tragic information to PEOPLE.

Ty Chijioke

The Prize-nominated for Mercury, the rapper from the United Kingdom, reportedly passed away due to symptoms caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

As per a GoFundMe web page initially put up for Ty, the Nigerian British singer, Ben Chijioke, passed away on 7th May 2020 after acquiring pneumonia while in rehabilitation. In 2006, he launched his third studio album, Closer.

Frederick Thomas

As per multiple sources, the rapper recognized as Fred the Godson passed away on 23rd April 2020.  at the time of the occurrence he was 35 years old.

On 6th April, Thomas announced on Instagram that he tested positive with coronavirus. He begged his supporters to keep him in their thoughts and prayers. E-40 and Pusha T were some of the first artists to reply with encouraging words.

Tim Brooke-Taylor

As per his manager, who talked with the BBC, the British comic passed away because of coronavirus. His age was 79 at the time of his death.

Brooke-Taylor rose to prominence after appearing in The Goodies’ BBC series, alongside Bill Oddie and Graham Garden. He appeared in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, played a scientist.

John Prine 

On 7th April 2020, the country-folk singer-songwriter passed away as a result of symptoms from the new coronavirus (COVID-19). He was being evaluated at Nashville at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a spokesman for Prine’s family verified to PEOPLE. His age was 73 at the time of his death. 

Prine was hospitalized on 26th 2nd March for an “abrupt onset” of COVID-19 symptoms.

Jay Benedict

The actor, better remembered for his appearances in The Dark Knight Rises and Aliens, passed away as a result of coronavirus symptoms. His age was 68 at the time of his death. 

On his official website, it is stated that “It is with great sadness that we must announce Jay’s death on 4th April owing to difficulties emerging from a COVID-19 infection.” 

Lee Fierro

Fierro, well known for her portrayal as the bereaved Mrs Kintner in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 horror film Jaws, passed away on 5th April 2020 from difficulties induced by (COVID-19). Her age was 91 at the time of her death. 

Kevin Ryan, board president and creative director of Island Theatre Workshop, where Fierro performed for nearly 40 years on Martha’s Vineyard.

Tom Dempsey

According to Nola.com, the previous NFL player passed away on 4th April 2020, from symptoms associated with the new coronavirus. His age was 73 at the time of his death. 

Following the news of Dempsey’s death, the New Orleans Saints, for whom he was a kicker, issued a statement. “Our heart and wishes are with the whole Dempsey family and Carlene as they mourn the loss of their darling Tom,” the statement said.

Ellis Marsalis

As per Brandford Marsalis, his son confirmed PEOPLE, the legendary and world-famous jazz pianist and cherished part of the New Orleans music scene, passed away on 1st April 2020 at a nearby hospital from difficulties of coronavirus. His age was 85 at the tie of his death. 

In 2008, Marsalis junior was admitted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Julie Bennett 

The actress who memorably portrayed Cindy Bear in The Yogi Bear Show cartoons, Julie Bennett, passed away on 31st March 2020 from a problem associated with the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Her age was 88 at the time of her death. 

Bennett passed away in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, her talent agency and close friend Mark Scroggs verified to PEOPLE.

Sergio Rossi 

Italy’s most recognized footwear designer, Sergio Rossi, passed away on 3rd April, 2020 in Cesena from Coronavirus symptoms. His age was 84 at the time of his death. 

Rossi founded one of Italy’s top luxury shoe firms in 1968 after learning from his father how to create shoes. His creations have been by superstars worldwide and used by renowned designers.

Bucky Pizzarelli

Bucky Pizzarelli, a legendary jazz guitarist and previously Tonight Show orchestra player, passed away on 1st April 2020, after a positive test for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). His age was 94 at the time of his death. 

His son, jazz artist John Pizzarelli, who travelled and performed with his father, made the announcement on Instagram. Bucky was described as a “great father” by John.

Adam Schlesinger 

The Fountains of Wayne co-founder and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning lyricist passed away on 1st April 2020, after a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). His age was 52 at the time of his death. 

Josh Grier, the lawyer for the Fountains of Wayne artist, verified his demise to Rolling Stone.

He was a winner of three Emmys during his tenure.

Wallace Roney

PEOPLE verified that jazz musician Roney passed away as a result of problems from the new coronavirus 2019. His age was 59 at the time of his death. 

As per Lydia Liebman, his publicist, protégé of the late Miles Davis and the famed musician – passed away about midday on 31st March 2020 in Paterson, New Jersey at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

Andrew Jack 

Dialect coach for the Great series of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars performer passed away. His age was 76 at the time of his death. 

His spokesperson, Jill McCullough, told the Evening Standard that Jack has passed away on 31st March 2020, outside of London, at a hospital due to difficulties with COVID-19. Jack possessed a lengthy and outstanding résumé.

Maria Mercader

As per CBS Press release on 30th March 2020, a producer and journalist, Mercader, passed away from coronavirus. She was 54, at the time of her demise

CBS reported that the broadcaster, who had worked for the channel for thirty years, was on medical leave for an unspecified reason until late February and passed away in a New York hospital.

Orlando McDaniel

McDaniel, a previous NFL player, passed away on 27th March 2020 due to coronavirus symptoms. His age was 59 at the time of his death. 

According to The Advocate, McDaniel, who began his career as an athlete of two-sport at Louisiana State University, recently developed coronavirus symptoms after coming back home from a trip to Washington to Texas. It is unknown where he caught the infection.

Ken Shimura

The famous comedian, dubbed “Japan’s Robin Williams,” passed away on 30th March 2020 in a Tokyo hospital following COVID-19 symptoms. His age was 70 at the time of his death. 

Hachijidayo Zeninshugo, a 1970s variety show, catapulted him to popularity. (It’s 8 p.m., Gather Everyone!) and was well-known for his slapstick humour.

Alan Merrill 

After fighting a war with Coronavirus 2019, the musician who wrote the smash song “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” passed away on 29th March 2020. His age was 69 at the time of his death. 

Lauren Merrill, his daughter, confirmed his death on Facebook. She said that her father died in the morning as a result of the Coronavirus. Before being hustled away, she was given two minutes to say her respects.”

Joe Diffie 

According to his publicist, one of the most famous country performers of the 1990s, passed away on 29th March 2020. His age was 61 at the time of his death. Before his death, the Grammy-winning musician announced his favourable diagnosis on social media.

Travis Tritt, Carrie Underwood, and Jason Aldean were some country singers who paid respect to the late musician.

Terrence McNally

A spokeswoman for McNally verified to PEOPLE that the Tony-winning writer passed away on 24th March 2020. His age was 81 at the time of his death. McNally had lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease that produces restricted airflow from the lungs.

Before his demise, he was being hospitalized in Sarasota, Florida, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Mark Blum

Blum, a leading man, recognized for a variety of prominent roles in theatre and cinema, passed away on 26th March 2020 due to problems related to the novel Coronavirus. His age was 69 at the time of his death. 

The actor was well-known for his work in films such as Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan and television shows such as NYPD Blue and You.  

Floyd Cardoz

Chef Floyd Cardoz passed away on 25th March 2020,  in New Jersey at Mountainside Medical Center, as a result of coronavirus symptoms, as per a representative for his Hunger Inc. Hospitality Group. His age was 59 at the time of his death. 

The week before his demise, the famous chef was brought to the hospital for signs after testing positive for Coronavirus 2019. 

Patricia Bosworth

The biographer for celebrities, who wrote best-sellers about Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, and others, died of coronavirus symptoms on 2nd April 2020. Her age was 86 at the time of her death. 

Her friend said that Patti was much more than a fantastic writer. She was an influence and a rock for so many lovely individuals. And she was very special to me.

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