One of the patriarchs of jazz, Libya's rebel prime minister and the Chinese doctor reprimanded for issuing an early warning about the novel coronavirus are among the more than half a million people who have died from Covid-19.
One of the patriarchs of jazz, Libya’s
rebel prime minister and the Chinese doctor reprimanded for
issuing an early warning about the novel coronavirus – they are
among the more than half a million people who have died from
Below is a list of some prominent people who have been
diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. (Click here to see a
Prince Albert of Monaco, 62, tested positive for coronavirus
but his health “is not a cause for concern,” his office said on
Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, 61, said he felt like
he was “living a nightmare” during his battle with coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, 65, said on July 7 that
he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months
of playing down the severity of the pandemic.
Britain’s Prince Charles, 71, tested positive for the virus,
his residence said on March 25. The heir to the throne had
self-isolated at his residence in Scotland for seven days with
Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s tennis player, tested
positive for the virus on June 23. Djokovic, 33, apologized to
anyone who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition
tournament he organized in Serbia and Croatia.
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, 79, said on March 22
he had tested positive and went into self-isolation with his
NBA basketball player and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin
Durant, 31, tested positive for coronavirus in March. NBA Utah
Jazz center Rudy Gobert, 28, also tested positive in March.
British actor Idris Elba, 47, said on March 16 he had tested
positive, after discovering he had been exposed to someone with
New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing, 57, on May 22 said he
had tested positive for COVID-19.
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita
Wilson, tested positive in March. Both 63, they were in
Australia because Hanks was working on a film.
Kristofer Hivju, 41, best known for playing the formidable,
bearded Tormund on “Game of Thrones,” tested positive for the
coronavirus, he said in an Instagram post on March 14.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, was admitted to
hospital on April 5 after suffering symptoms including a fever
and a cough for more than 10 days. He spent a week in hospital,
including three nights in intensive care.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim, 51, best known for the television
series “Hawaii 5-0,” said on March 19 he had tested positive for
Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, 40, who appeared in
“Quantum of Solace” in 2008, said on March 15 that she was
“locked up at home” after testing positive for the coronavirus.
American singer Pink, 40, said on April 5 that she had
tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks prior and had since
recovered. She donated $1 million to relief efforts.
Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, 25, was the first Serie A
soccer player to test positive, the Turin side said on March 11.
Actor Tony Shalhoub, 66, who stared in “Monk” and “The
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, revealed in May that he and his wife had
recovered from coronavirus.
Sophie Trudeau, 45, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus on March 12. The entire
family self-isolated for two weeks.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, 31, tested positive in
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, 68, who is serving a
prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, tested positive for
the coronavirus in March, according to the head of the state
corrections officers union.
Patricia Bosworth, the US writer and actor who starred
alongside Audrey Hepburn in “The Nun’s Story” in 1959, died on
April 2, aged 86.
Tim Brooke-Taylor, a stalwart of British comedy best known
for the 1970s TV show “The Goodies”, died on April 12, aged 79.
Nick Cordero, a Canadian Broadway actor who played leading
roles in “Bullets over Broadway” and “Waitress,” died on July 5,
Manu Dibango, the Cameroon-born singer and saxophonist who
recorded the hit track “Soul Makossa” in 1972, died in France on
March 24, aged 86.
Pape Diouf, the former president of Ligue 1 soccer club
Olympique de Marseille, died aged 68 on March 31. The Senegalese
national who moved to Marseille as a teenager died in Dakar.
Annie Glenn, philanthropist and the widow of pioneering
astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, died aged 100 on May 19
at a Minnesota nursing home.
Dave Greenfield, keyboard player for the British rock group
The Stranglers died on May 3, aged 71. He wrote the music for
“Golden Brown,” the band’s biggest hit.
Roy Horn, the magician who starred alongside Siegfried
Fischbacher in a popular, long-running Las Vegas act built
around rare tigers, died on May 8, aged 75.
Mahmoud Jibril, who abandoned Muammar Gaddafi to become
Libya’s rebel prime minister during the 2011 revolution, died in
Cairo on April 5. He was interim leader until the country held
its first free elections in four decades in 2012.
Lee Konitz, the US saxophonist who pioneered “cool” jazz,
died on April 15, aged 92. He cut albums with Miles Davis,
pianist Bill Evans, sax player Gerry Mulligan and bassist
Charles Mingus among many others.
Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for
issuing an early warning about the disease, died on February 7.
Ellis Marsalis, one of the patriarchs of jazz as the father
of Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason and a great pianist in
his own right, died on April 1 aged 85.
Terrence McNally, the Tony award-winning playwright known
for plays including “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and the musical
version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” died on March 24, aged
John Prine, the Grammy-winning singer who wrote his early
songs in his head while delivering mail and later became one of
the most influential songwriters of his generation, died on
April 7, aged 73.
Sergio Rossi, the Italian luxury shoemaker, died on April 2.
He was in his 80s.
Luis Sepúlveda, the Chilean author best known for his book
“The Old Man Who Read Love Stories,” died in Spain on April 16,
Ken Shimura, one of Japan’s best-known comedians, died on
March 29, aged 70.