70 Celebrities Who Have Died to Covid

Since late 2019 COVID has been part of our lives. It claimed over 6 million lives and affected everyone, from poor to rich and famous to ordinary people. While this loss of life on a collective level is unimaginable, losing a friend or a loved one is one of the hardest experiences in personal life. 

However, the death of a celebrity touches us on a completely different level, as it will remind us that no one is immune to the dangers of life. Moreover, the death of a celebrity means a loss of talented and ambitious individuals, who were adored by many, such as Larry King, Captain Sir Tom Moore, and many others. 

In this article, we will revisit the lives and deaths of celebrities who passed away due to COVID. May they rest in peace.

Larry King (Talk show host, 1933-2021, 87 y.o.)

Larry King died at the age of 87, just a few weeks after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

(1) Larry King was a legendary talk show host who interviewed everyone from world leaders to Hollywood celebrities. He passed away on January 23, 2021, at the age of 87, just a few weeks after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

Captain Sir Tom Moore (Veteran, 1920-2021, 100 y.o.)

Captain Sir Tom Moore died at the aged 101, after being hospitalized with Covid-19.

Captain Sir Tom Moore was a World War II veteran who raised millions of pounds for charity by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. He died on February 02, 2021, aged 101, after being hospitalized with Covid-19.

Andrew Jack (Actor, 1944-2020, 76 y.o.)

Andrew jack died at the age of 76, after contracting Covid-19.

Andrew Jack was a character actor who appeared in such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He passed away on March 31, 2020, at the age of 76, after contracting Covid-19.

Barbara Shelly died at the age of 82, after contracting Covid-19.

Barbara Shelley was a British actress who appeared in such films as The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula: Prince of Darkness. She died on March 30, 2020, at the age of 82, after contracting Covid-19.

Cloris Leachman died at the age of 92, after contracting Covid-19.

Cloris Leachman was an American actress who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Last Picture Show. She passed away on April 24, 2020, at the age of 92, after contracting Covid-19.

Dawn Wells died at the age of 81, from complications related to Covid-19.

Dawn Wells was an American actress best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island. She died on October 20, 2019, at the age of 81, from complications related to Covid-19.

Marvin lee Aday died at the age of 71, after being hospitalized with Covid-19.

Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, was an American singer and actor best known for his album Bat Out of Hell. He died on April 21, 2021, at the age of 71, after being hospitalized with Covid-19.

Sergio Rossi died at the age of 85, after contracting Covid-19.

Sergio Rossi was an Italian fashion designer who founded the eponymous luxury footwear brand. He passed away on December 30, 2020, at the age of 85, after contracting Covid-19.

Tommy Lister died the age of 62, from complications related to Covid-19.

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister was an American actor and professional wrestler best known for his role as Deebo in the film Friday. He died on December 08, 2020, at the age of 62, from complications related to Covid-19.

Adam Schlesinger passed away on April 20th from complications with COVID-19.

Adam Schlesinger  was an incredible musician and songwriter. He was a founding member of the band Fountains of Wayne and also wrote for film and television. Some of his most popular songs include “Stacy’s Mom” and “Hackensack.” He passed away on April 20th from complications with COVID-19.

Alan Merril died from complications related to COVID-19 at the age of 91.

Alan Merril, a jazz saxophonist who played with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman bands, died from complications related to COVID-19 at the age of 91.

Alber Elbaz passed away on March 24th from complications with COVID-19.

Alber Elbaz was a world-renowned fashion designer. He was the head designer for Lanvin for 14 years and created some of the most iconic pieces in fashion history. He passed away on March 24th from complications with COVID-19.

Annie Glenn passed away on March 15th from complications with COVID-19.

Annie Glenn was an American politician and wife of astronaut John Glenn. She was a strong advocate for mental health awareness and helped break the stigma surrounding it. She passed away on March 15th from complications with COVID-19.

Arnie Robinson  died on April 12th from complications with COVID-19.

Arnie Robinson Jr . was an American football player who played for the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers. He died on April 12th from complications with COVID-19.

Brandis Kemp passed away on March 30th from complications with COVID-19.

Brandis Kemp was an Australian actress and model who starred in films such as “The Matrix” and “Babe: Pig in the City.” She passed away on March 30th from complications with COVID-19.

Bruce Williamson He passed away on April 24th from complications with COVID-19.

Bruce Williamson was an American R&B singer who was a member of the group The Temptations. He passed away on April 24th from complications with COVID-19.

Bucky Pizzarelli passed away on April 20th from complications with COVID-19.

Bucky Pizzarelli was an American jazz guitarist who played with some of the most famous musicians in history. He passed away on April 20th from complications with COVID-19.

Carlos passed away on March 29th from complications with COVID-19.

Carlos Marín was a Mexican actor, singer, and television host who starred in telenovelas such as “Marimar” and “Maria la del Barrio.” He passed away on March 29th from complications with COVID-19.

Carol  passed away on April 12th from complications with COVID-19.

Carol Sutton was an American journalist and news anchor who worked for NBC, CBS, and CNN. She passed away on April 12th from complications with COVID-19.

Charley Pride passed away on March 16th from complications with COVID-19.

Charley Pride was an American country singer and songwriter who is the most successful black artist in country music history. He passed away on March 16th from complications with COVID-19.

Chris e passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Chris Trousdale was a Canadian singer and actor who starred in the television show “The Zack Files.” He passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Kenny Malone passed away on March 28th from complications with COVID-19.

Drummer Kenny Malone was a session musician who played on some of the most popular songs of the 1970s and 1980s. He passed away on March 28th from complications with COVID-19.

Ellis passed away on April 02nd from complications with COVID-19.

Ellis Marsalis was an American jazz pianist and educator who was a major figure in the New Orleans jazz scene. He passed away on April 02nd from complications with COVID-19.

Eric  died on March 30th from complications with COVID-19.

Eric Spinato was an American football player who played for the New York Jets, Detroit Lions, and Miami Dolphins. He died on March 30th from complications with COVID-19.

Floyd Cardoz passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Floyd Cardoz was an Indian-American chef who was the head chef of Tabla in New York City. He won a James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York City in 2001. He passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Frankie Valli passed away on July 22nd from complications with COVID-19.

Frankie Valli was an American singer and actor who is best known as the lead singer of The Four Seasons. He passed away on July 22nd from complications with COVID-19.

George Whitmore  passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

George Whitmore Jr . was an American civil rights activist and one of the first people to file a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Grichka passed away on April 08th from complications with COVID-19.

Grichka Bogdanoff was a French radio host, author, and television presenter who was most famous for hosting the show “C’est Bon pour le Moral.” He passed away on April 08th from complications with COVID-19.

Herman Cain passed away on December 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Herman Cain was an American businessman and politician who served as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He ran for President of the United States in 2012, but dropped out after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. He passed away on December 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Igor  passed away on April 05th from complications with COVID-19.

Igor Bogdanoff was a French TV host, scientist, and writer who co-hosted the show “C’est Pas Sorcier.” He passed away on April 05th from complications with COVID-19.

Jason  died on March 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Jason Hitch was an American country music singer and songwriter who was a member of the duo Montgomery Gentry. He died on March 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Jay passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Jay Benedict was an American actor who starred in the TV show “The Mod Squad.” He passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Jay Johnstone  passed away on April 04th from complications with COVID-19.

Jay Johnstone was an Australian professional baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs. He passed away on April 04th from complications with COVID-19.

Jay Weaver passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Jay Weaver was an American journalist and news anchor who worked at WPIX-TV in New York City. He passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Joe passed away on December 22nd from complications with COVID-19.

Joe Diffie was an American country music singer and songwriter who is best known for his songs “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Pickup Man,” and “Third Rock from the Sun.” He passed away on December 22nd from complications with COVID-19.

John Davis died on April 04th from complications with COVID-19.

John Davis was an American football player who played for the Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Raiders. He died on April 04th from complications with COVID-19.

John Prime passed away on March 27th from complications with COVID-19.

John Prime was a British television presenter and producer who hosted the show “The Sunday People’s World.” He passed away on March 27th from complications with COVID-19.

Johnny passed away on April 28th from complications with COVID-19.

Johnny Crawford was an American actor, singer, and musician who starred in the TV show “The Rifleman.” He passed away on April 28th from complications with COVID-19.

Julie passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Julie Bennette was an American actress who starred in the TV show “One Life to Live.” She passed away on March 25th from complications with COVID-19.

Kathy passed away on December 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Kathy Manning was an American politician and businesswoman who is currently the chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). She passed away on December 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Ken He passed away on March 29th from complications with COVID-19.

Ken Shimura was a Japanese comedian and television personality who was best known for his work on the variety show “The Herbs.” He passed away on March 29th from complications with COVID-19.

Ken passed away on March 29th from complications with COVID-19.

Kenzo Takada was a Japanese fashion designer who founded the Kenzo fashion label. He passed away on October 04th from complications with COVID-19.

Lee She passed away on April 13th from complications with COVID-19.

Lee Fierro was an American actress who starred in the movie “Jaws.” She passed away on April 13th from complications with COVID-19.

Marc  passed away on April 04th from complications with COVID-19.

Marc Pilcher was an American actor who starred in the TV show “One Life to Live.” He passed away on April 04th from complications with COVID-19.

Mikhail passed away on April 05th from complications with COVID-19.

Mikhail Bogdanoff was a Russian mathematician, TV host, and writer who co-hosted the show “C’est Pas Sorcier.” He passed away on April 05th from complications with COVID-19.

Nancy  passed away on March 06th from complications with COVID-19.

Nancy Reagan was an American actress and the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She passed away on March 06th from complications with COVID-19.

Olivia passed away on July 26th from complications with COVID-19.

Olivia de Havilland was a British-American actress who starred in the movies “Gone with the Wind” and “The Heiress.” She passed away on July 26th from complications with COVID-19.

Patricia passed away on April 01st from complications with COVID-19.

Patricia Bosworth was an American actress and model who appeared in the movies “The Nun’s Story” and “Halls of Montezuma.” She passed away on April 01st from complications with COVID-19.

Paula Kelly passed away on March 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Paula Kelly was an American actress, singer, and dancer who starred in the TV show “Police Woman.” She passed away on March 31st from complications with COVID-19.

Richard herd passed away on May 26th from complications with COVID-19.

Richard Herd was an American actor who starred in the TV show “Seinfeld.” He passed away on May 26th from complications with COVID-19.

Robert Conrad passed away on February 08th from complications with COVID-19.

Robert Conrad was an American actor who starred in the TV show “The Wild Wild West.” He passed away on February 08th from complications with COVID-19.

Rocco passed away on December 19th from complications with COVID-19.

Rocco Laginestra was an American actor who starred in the movie “Rocky.” He passed away on December 19th from complications with COVID-19.

Rosendo Mercado   passed away on April 27th from complications with COVID-19.

Rosendo Mercado was a Mexican wrestler who competed in the Olympics. He passed away on April 27th from complications with COVID-19.

Toots passed away on September 11th from complications with COVID-19.

Toots Hibbert was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who was best known for his work with the reggae band Toots and the Maytals. He passed away on September 11th from complications with COVID-19.

Ursula passed away on March 30th from complications with COVID-19.

Ursula Kuch was an American actress who starred in the TV show “One Life to Live.” She passed away on March 30th from complications with COVID-19.

Veronica passed away on November 19th from complications with COVID-19.

Veronica Lynn was an American model and actress who appeared in the movie “The Matrix Reloaded.” She passed away on November 19th from complications with COVID-19.

Walt Willey passed away on February 05th from complications with COVID-19.

Walt Willey was an American actor who starred in the TV show “All My Children.” He passed away on February 05th from complications with COVID-19.

William passed away on May 08th from complications with COVID-19.

William Schallert was an American actor who appeared in the movies “Innerspace” and “The Patty Duke Show.” He passed away on May 08th from complications with COVID-19.

Yvette Wilson passed away on June 14th from complications with COVID-19.

Yvette Wilson was an American actress who starred in the TV show “Moesha.” She passed away on June 14th from complications with COVID-19.

Nick  was just 41 years old when he passed away from complications related to COVID.

Nick Cordero  was a Tony-nominated actor known for his work on Broadway. He was just 41 years old when he passed away from complications related to COVID.

Orlando  was just 59 years old when he died from COVID.

Orlando McDaniel was a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers. He was just 59 years old when he died from COVID.

Paul passed away at the age of 71 from COVID.

Paul Johnson was a British journalist, author, and editor. He was the editor of The Spectator from 1999 to 2005. He passed away at the age of 71 from COVID.

Phil was just 63 years old when he died from COVID.

Phil Valentine was a radio host who hosted The Phil Valentine Show on WRQQ in Nashville, Tennessee. He was just 63 years old when he died from COVID.

Reggie was just 48 years old when he died from COVID.

Reggie Warren was a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins, and the Cincinnati Bengals. He was just 48 years old when he died from COVID.

Remy was just 90 years old when he passed away from COVID.

Remy Julienne was a French stuntman and director who worked on films like The Spy Who Loved Me and The Bourne Ultimatum. He was just 90 years old when he passed away from COVID.

Ron was just 76 years old when he died from COVID.

Ron Wright was an actor best known for his role as Carl Stevens on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He was just 76 years old when he died from COVID.

Roy passed away at the age of 75 from COVID complications.

Roy Horn was a magician and illusionist who was half of the duo Siegfried & Roy. He passed away at the age of 75 from COVID complications.

Stanford was just 72 years old when he died from COVID.

Sanford Clark was a country musician best known for his hit song “The Fool.” He was just 72 years old when he died from COVID.

Sonny Chiba passed away at the age of 83 from COVID.

Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba was a Japanese actor who appeared in films like The Street Fighter and Kill Bill: Volume I. He passed away at the age of 83 from COVID.

Siegfried passed away at the age of 81 from COVID complications.

Siegfried Fischbacher was a German-American magician and illusionist who was half of the duo Siegfried & Roy. He passed away at the age of 81 from COVID complications.

Terrence McNally passed away at the age of 81 from COVID.

Terrence McNally was a Tony-winning playwright known for his work on Broadway. Some of his most famous works include Love! Valour! Compassion! and Kiss of the Spider Woman. He passed away at the age of 81 from COVID.

Tim passed away at the age of 79 from COVID.

Tim Brooke-Taylor was a British comedian, actor, and writer who was one of the members of the comedy troupe The Goodies. He passed away at the age of 79 from COVID.

Tom Dempsey was just 73 years old when he died from COVID.

Tom Dempsey was a former NFL placekicker who played for the New Orleans Saints, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Buffalo Bills. He was just 73 years old when he died from COVID.

Tom Seaver passed away at the age of 75 from complications related to Lewy body dementia and COVID.

Tom Seaver was a Hall of Fame pitcher who played for the New York Mets, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Chicago White Sox. He passed away at the age of 75 from complications related to Lewy body dementia and COVID.

Tommy was just 92 years old when he died from COVID.

Tommy DeVito was a singer and musician who was a member of the rock band The Four Seasons. He was just 92 years old when he died from COVID.

Ty  was just 41 years old when he died from COVID.

Ty Chijioke was a Nigerian-born British actor who appeared in films like Attack the Block and Half of a Yellow Sun. He was just 41 years old when he died from COVID.

Wallace Roney was just 58 years old when he passed away from COVID complications.

Wallace Roney was an American jazz trumpeter who played with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Herbie Hancock. He was just 58 years old when he passed away from COVID complications.

Conclusion

We hope that these celebrities will be remembered for their accomplishments and not how they die. However, we must face the harsh reality that no one, including celebrities, are immune to COVID. It is a tragic reminder of how serious this virus is. Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe during these trying times.

Stay safe!

Roman Russo

Roman Russo

Roman Russo is the founder, main author, and Chief Happiness Officer at Optimal Happiness. He is also the author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way to Reach Your Happiest Potential, a revolutionary book about becoming the happiest version we can be. After studying this topic for over 8 years Roman believes that everyone can reach their happiest potential, challenging people to reach these highs. Are you ready to accept this challenge?

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