We all know the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus and the huge impact it has had on our lives.
With more than a quarter of a million people dying from the disease worldwide so far. Prominent figures such as the Prince of Wales, PM Boris Johnson and Hollywood actor Tom Hanks are amongst the 3.5 million people to have contracted the virus. Whilst these have fully recovered from the disease, others have been less fortunate.
Here are some of the celebrities that we have sadly lost along the way.
Dave Greenfield who was 71 – keyboard player with The Stranglers
Tim Brooke-Taylor, who was best known as one third of the madcap comedy trio The Goodies in the 1970’s alongside Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. He was 79.
Terrence McNally. The world renowned playwrights career spanned more than 60 years and earnt him 4 prestigious TONY awards and a lifetime achievement award last year. He died on 24th March aged 81.
Adam Schlesinger – The US musician was best know for being part of the band Fountains of Wayne. He was diagnosed and went on the die on 1st April aged 51.
Andrew Jack – Passed away on March 31st aged 76. He had appeared in 4 Star Wars movies and was also a dialect coach.
Eddie Large – Comedian best known for his on screen partnership with Syd Little in the Little and Large Show passed away at the age of 78 on 2nd April. He contracted the virus while in hospital being treated for heart failure.
Mark Blum – Star of films “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee” he died on March 25th aged 69.
Patricia Bosworth – She passed away on April 2nd aged 86. Having once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn she was an actress and writer and in later life wrote biographies of Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift.