- In a matter of just two months, the world has lost musicians, actors, comedians and top chefs due to COVID-19
- Within the same period, A-list celebrities including Kevin Durant, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks among others have admitted they contracted the disease
- While still grappling with fear, die-hard fans have been forced to come to terms with the fact they will never see some of their best stars on movies again
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In a matter of just three months, the world has lost celebrated icons and notable personalities who shaped the sectors of showbiz, sports, and music.
All this can be attributed to dreaded disease COVID-19 that has claimed over 49,000 lives.
While the scourge continues to sweep through the globe, revered acts like Manu Dibango, Mark Blum, Terence McNally among others have lost their lives due to complications from the disease.
In just two weeks, A-list celebrities have come forward in numbers to admit they caught the infection and were forced to go into isolation.
Basketball player Kevin Durant, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Prince Charles just to name a few were among the unlucky lot who got infected.
The group has been vocal about their journey and most were grateful their symptoms were only mild.
Unfortunately, not every celebrity was lucky enough to walk out of this on the other side.
Here is a list of the beloved acts the world had to mourn thanks to COVID-19:
1. Manu Dibango
The Soul Makossa Jazz player who was also known as Papy Groove succumbed to the virus on March 24, 2020. His death was announced through an official statement posted on his Facebook page. The 86-year-old musician was buried in a private ceremony.
2. Mark Blum
The 69-year-old singer who was best known for his stints alongside Madonna breathed his last on March 26, 2020. He appeared on numerous TV series including The Sopranos while still alive.
3. Terrence McNally
The 81-year-old playwright was celebrated for his compassionate nature and contribution to Broadway shows. McNally was suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease before contracting COVID-19.
4. Floyd Cardoz
Floyd was a chain restaurant owner who became a hoot in the culinary world after participating in Top Chef realized he was unwell after traveling from India. When he ran a fever, Floyd decided to see a doctor and later tested positive for COVID-19.
5. Joe Diffie
Joe was a beloved country singer who became a household name back in the 90s. His most popular songs included Home and Pickup Man. The 61-year-old was pronounced dead on March 29, 2020.
6. Andrew Jack
Andrew was a renowned actor who developed a mass following after his role in the movie Star Wars. The 76-year-old was also a dialect coach. His agent announced the actor’s death saying he suffered complications from the dreaded virus.
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