As the list of celebrities with coronavirus grows, so does the number of stars who died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Here are the most famous people dead from coronavirus or related complications:
John Prine — The influential singer-songwriter, known for songs like “Angel from Montgomery” and “Hello in There,” died April 7 from complications due to COVID-19. Dubbed “The Mark Twain of American songwriting” by Rolling Stone, Prine won a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys earlier this year.
Allen Garfield — The veteran character actor, known for roles in 1975′s “Nashville,” Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 drama “The Conversation,” and as Chief Lutz in “Beverly Hills Cop II,” died April 7 from coronavirus.
Lee Fierro — The “Jaws” actress, best-known for playing the grieving mother who slaps Chief Brody after her son dies in a shark attack, died April 5 of complications from COVID-19 at age 91.
Jay Benedict — The “Aliens” and “The Dark Knight Rises” actor died April 4 at age 68 from coronavirus complications. He played Newt’s father in “Aliens” and a “rich twit” in Christopher Nolan’s Batman film.
Patricia Bosworth — The actress and author died April 3 at age 86 from pneumonia brought on by coronavirus, her family said. She starred opposite Audrey Hepburn in 1959′s “The Nun’s Story” and wrote biographies on Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Jane Fonda and Diane Arbus.
Adam Schlesinger — The Grammy-winning Fountains of Wayne singer, best known for the 2003 hit “Stacy’s Mom,” died of complications from coronavirus on April 1. Schlesinger won three Emmys, including for his work on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and was nominated for an Oscar for writing “That Thing You Do” from the 1996 Tom Hanks movie of the same name.
Ellis Marsalis Jr. — The New Orleans jazz pianist and father of greats like Wynton and Branford Marsalis died April 1 of pneumonia brought on by coronavirus, his son Ellis Marsalis III said. He was 85.
Andrew Jack — The celebrity dialect coach and actor, who played Major Ematt in the “Star Wars” movies, died of complications from coronavirus on March 31. The 76-year-old Hollywood veteran worked on dialects and accents with big names like Viggo Mortensen, Christian Bale, and Robert Downey, Jr. and was credited in “Avengers: Endgame,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Men in Black: International,” and “Die Another Day.”
Joe Diffie — The Grammy-winning country singer, known for hits like “Third Rock from the Sun” and “John Deere Green,” died March 29 of complications from coronavirus. He was 61.
Maria Mercader — The CBS News producer and TV journalist died March 29 of coronavirus at age 54. Mercader “courageously fought cancer and related illnesses for 20 years, enduring numerous treatments and surgeries,” CBS said in a statement.
Alan Merrill — The Arrows guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, best known for co-writing “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” (famously covered by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), died March 29 of complications from coronavirus.
Ken Shimura — The Japanese comedian died March 29 after a weeks-long battle with coronavirus. He was 70.
Mark Blum — The stage and film actor, best known for roles in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” died of complications from the coronavirus on March 26. Blum was 69.
Floyd Cardoz — Cardoz competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters,” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York. The chef died in New Jersey on March 25 of complications from the coronavirus, his company said. He was 59.
Terrence McNally — The Tony-winning playwright died March 24 of complications from coronavirus. He was 81. McNally, whose credits included “Master Class,” “The Ritz,” “Love! Valor! Compassion!” and “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic COPD before getting COVID-19.
Manu Dibango — The African jazz-funk saxophone legend died of coronavirus on March 24. He was 86. Dibango, who was born in Cameroon and moved to Paris at 15, was best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa,” sampled by Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones on “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” plus songs by Will Smith, Kanye West, Rihanna and A Tribe Called Quest.
Lucia Bosé — The Italian actress, who appeared in more than 50 movies including Fellini’s “Satyricon,” died March 23 at age 89. Spanish reports said she died of pneumonia and was infected with COVID-19.
Other notable deaths from coronavirus or complications of COVID-19 include:
- Tom Dempsey, NFL kicker for New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills, died at age 73
- Dave Edwards, former basketball player at Georgetown and Texas A&M
- Lee Green, former St. John’s basketball player, police officer, and Brooklyn DJ, at age 49
- Orlando McDaniel, former LSU football star and Denver Broncos player, at age 59
- Michael Sorkin, New York architect and author, at age 71
- Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor that first tried to warn of coronavirus in Wuhan
More than 1.4 million people have been infected with coronavirus worldwide, including 400,000 in the U.S. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has caused more than 82,000 deaths globally.