Famous Faces Taken By Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world has had a devastating impact around the world, with millions of people sadly losing their lives.
Covid-19 will have a lasting impact on everybody, whether they’ve been touched personally or not by the virus.
Here at Today’s Wills and Probate, we wanted to take a look at some of the famous faces that have been taken too soon as a result of Covid-19.
Terrence McNally aged 81
The award winning playwright, who put same-sex relationships under the microscope via his plays and musicals sadly passed away on 24th March due to the coronavirus. Previously surviving lung cancer, he lived with a lung disease which would have put him in the ‘high risk’ group with regards to Covid-19.
Terence’s career spanned 60 years and he wrote shows including Johnny In The Clair De Lune and Kiss Of The Spider Woman.
Mark Blum aged 69
The actor who appeared in Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan died after developing complications as a result of the corona virus on 25th March.
Alan Merrill aged 69
The musician best known for co-writing and singing I Love Rock and Roll passed away on 29th March.
Mr Merrill believed he had been struck down with a cold, but sadly it transpired that he had been infected with coronavirus.
Jo Diffe aged 61
The Grammy winning country music star passed away two days after he revaled he’d contracted Covid-19, on 29th March.
His music was popular in 90s America, and included Honky Tonk Attitude and Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die).
Adam Schesinger aged 52
The singer songwriter from US band Fountains of Wayne, best known for their single Stacey’s Mom passed away on 1st April.
He earned an Oscar nomination in 1997 for writing the title track on That Thing You Do!.
Eddie Large aged 78
Eddie Large, whose real name was Edward McGinnes was best known for his comedy double act with partner Syd Little, Little and Large, which was broadcast on TV in the 70s and 80s. The pair shot to fame after winning talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1971.
It was reported via Eddie’s family and his agent that he died on 2nd April after contacting coronavirus in hospital whilst being treated for heart failure.
Patricia Bosworth aged 86
The actress and writer developed pneumonia brought on by coronavirus and sadly passed away on 2nd April.
Tim Brooke-Taylor aged 79
The comedic legend who worked across stage screen and radio in a career spanning more than 50 years died on 12th April as a result of contracting Covid-19.
Mr. Brooke-Taylor was best known for The Goodies (1970-1982) and as a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t Got A Clue.
Fred The Godson aged 35
The Bronx-born rapper, real name Frederick Thomas had worked with artists including Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar and Pusha T.
The rapper sadly died on 23rd April.
Dave Greenfield aged 71
The music maestro, famed for writing The Stranglers most famous hit Golden Brown contracted coronavirus after a prolonged stay in hospital having treatment for heart problems.
Famed for playing the keyboard in the band, Dave is said to have been a long standing influential member of the punk outfit.
Sadly, he passed away on 3rd May.
Roy Horne aged 75
Probably best known as part of the Las Vegas double act Siegfried & Roy, the magician passed away on 8th May.
It is believed that Mr. Horne tested positive for the virus in April and initially responded well to treatment.