The coronavirus pandemic has touched everyone around the globe and has shown no favorites. This includes celebrities and notables. We have put together a full list of those we have lost.
Roy Horn Of Siegfried And Roy
Roy Horn of the legendary Las Vegas duo of Siegfried and Roy died to due complications from the COVID-19 Coronavirus on May 8, 2020. He was 75-years-0ld.
His partner Siegfried Fischbacher issued this statement about Roy’s death: “Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend. From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.“
It’s worth noting that in addition to his age, Roy was attacked and mauled by one of the duos tigers in 2003. He never fully recovered from the injuries he suffered and those injuries ended his career. That weakened state may have made Roy particularly susceptible to COVID-19.
Other Notables Claimed By Coronavirus
Joel Rogosin (Age 87) – You may not know his name, but you know his work. Rogosin was one of the producers of two of the most iconic television shows from the 80s: Knight Rider and Magnum PI. He worked on more than 22 movies and television shows during his long career in Hollywood. Joe died due to the Coronavirus on April 21st at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s nursing facility in Woodland Hills, California.
Allen Garfield (Age 80) — A veteran character actor who was known for his roles in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 drama The Conversation, 1975′s Nashville, and as the oft grumpy Chief Lutz in Beverly Hills Cop II.
John Prine (Age 73) — Rolling Stone called Prine “The Mark Twain of American songwriting.” He was an influential singer-songwriter, known for songs such as “Hello in There” and “Angel from Montgomery”. Prine took home a lifetime achievement award from the Grammy’s earlier this year.
Lee Fierro (Age 91) — She was best known from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws where she portrayed the grieving mother who slaps Roy Scheider’s Chief Brody after her son dies violently in a shark attack.
Jay Benedict (Age 68) — He played in two of the biggest movies around. Benedict was Newt’s father in Aliens and was a “rich twit” in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Forrest Compton (Age 94) – He was known for starring in Gomer Pyle: USMC, Twilight Zone and the soap opera The Edge of Night.
Patricia Bosworth (Age 86) — She was an actress and an author who starred opposite Audrey Hepburn in The Nun’s Story in 1959. As an author, she wrote biographies on Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Montgomery Clift, and Diane Arbus.
Adam Schlesinger (Age 52) — The Fountains of Wayne singer, best known for the 2003 hit “Stacy’s Mom”, was also a three-time Emmy winner, that included his work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Schlesinger wrote a little ditty called “That Thing You Do” for the 1996 Tom Hanks movie of the same name, for which Schlesinger received an Oscar nomination.
Ellis Marsalis Jr. (Age 85) — Father of musical greats Wynton and Branford Marsalis, he was a New Orleans jazz pianist.
Julie Bennett (Age 77) – She was a veteran voiceover actress who was famously known for voicing Cindy Bear on The Yogi Bear Show.
Andrew Jack (Age 76) — He was an actor and celebrity dialect coach. Known for playing Major Ematt in the Star Wars movies, he was better known for working with big name stars such as Christian Bale, Robert Downey, Jr., and Viggo Mortensen on their dialects and accents.
Joe Diffie (Age 61) — He was a Grammy-winning country singer who was known for hits “John Deere Green”, “Third Rock from the Sun”, and “Honky Tonk Attitude.”
Maria Mercader (Age 54) — Before the coronavirus claimed her life, the CBS News producer and TV journalist led a courageous 20-year battle fighting cancer and related illnesses.
Alan Merrill (Age 69) — He was a vocalist, a songwriter and also a guitarist for The Arrows and is best known for co-writing “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” which helped Joan Jett & The Blackhearts shoot to stardom.
Ken Shimura (Age 70) — He was a Japanese comedian who was called Japan’s Robin Williams.
Mark Blum (Age 69) — He was both a stage and film actor, best known for his roles in Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan.
Floyd Cardoz (Age 59) — He was a competitor on Top Chef and won Top Chef Masters. Cardoz also operated successful restaurants in New York and India.
Terrence McNally (Age 81) — He was whose credits included The Ritz, Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Love! Valor! Compassion!
Manu Dibango (Age 86) — He was born in Cameroon and moved to Paris at 15 and was an African jazz-funk saxophone legend best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa.”
Lucia Bosé (Age 89) — She was an Italian actress, who starred in over 50 movies including Federico Fellini’s “Satyricon,”
Hal Willner (Age 64) – He was the music supervisor on Saturday Night Live and also a music producer.
Wallace Roney (Age 59) – He was a famed trumpeter who won a Grammy in 1994 for the album A Tribute to Miles.
Tom Dempsey (Age 73) – place kicker for New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills.
Dave Edwards (Age 48) – Former basketball player at both Georgetown and Texas A&M.
Lee Green (Age 49) – Former St. John’s basketball player, who was a police officer, and a Brooklyn DJ.
Orlando McDaniel (Age 59) – Former LSU football star and played for the Denver Broncos.
Michael Sorkin (Age 71) – Author and a New York architect.