icon Notable Deaths from the 2020-2021 Coronavirus Pandemic

In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China. It spread throughout the world and was recognized as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. In March 2021, the fatality rate in the U.S. began to taper off, but it is still high worldwide.

The table below shows some people who are notable to our American and other English-speaking visitors who have died from the coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. The table is updated once or twice a week.

Last updated on 24 September 2021.
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NameKnown forDiedAge
Terrence McNallyplaywright (Ragtime)3/24/2020(81)
Manu Dibangojazz saxophonist3/24/2020(86)
Floyd Cardozchef/reality TV contestant ("Top Chef Masters")3/25/2020(59)
Mark Blumactor (Crocodile Dundee)3/26/2020(69)
Orlando McDanielNFL football player (Denver Broncos)3/27/2020(59)
Joe Diffiecountry singer ("Pickup Man")3/29/2020(61)
Alan Merrillrock singer and songwriter ("I Love Rock and Roll")3/29/2020(69)
Ken Shimuracomedian (Japanese)3/29/2020(70)
Hilary Dwyeractress (British)3/30/2020(74)
Julie Bennettvoice actress (Cindy Bear in "The Yogi Bear Show")3/31/2020(88)
Ellis Marsalis Jr.jazz musician4/1/2020(85)
Bucky Pizzarellijazz guitarist4/1/2020(94)
Adam Schlesingermusician and songwriter ("That Thing You Do")4/1/2020(52)
Ellis Marsalis Jr.jazz pianist4/1/2020(85)
Patricia Bosworthactress (The Nun's Story)4/2/2020(86)
Eddie Largecomedian (British)4/2/2020(78)
Forrest Comptonactor (Col. Edward Gray on "Gomer Pyle USMC")4/4/2020(94)
Tom DempseyNFL football player (Philadelphia Eagles)4/4/2020(73)
Lee Fierroactress (Jaws)4/5/2020(91)
John Prinecountry-folk singer-songwriter ("Angel from Montgomery")4/7/2020(73)
Allen Garfieldactor (Beverly Hills Cop II)4/7/2020(80)
Tim Brooke-Taylorcomic actor ("The Goodies")4/12/2020(79)
Rick Mayvideo game voice actor (Star Fox 64)4/13/2020(79)
Matthew Seligmannew wave bassist (Thompson Twins)4/17/2020(64)
Bob Lazierauto racer (CART)4/18/2020(81)
Frederick Thomasrap performer4/23/2020(35)
Troy Sneedgospel singer ("My Heart Says Yes")4/27/2020(52)
Dick LucasNFL football player (Philadelphia Eagles)4/29/2020(86)
Dave Greenfieldrock musician (The Stranglers)5/3/2020(71)
William Danielsrapper5/5/2020(24)
Roy Hornmagician and animal tamer (Siegfried & Roy)5/8/2020(75)
Chris Trousdalepop singer (Dream Streat)6/2/2020(34)
Brandis Kempactress (Alma Cox on "AfterMASH")7/4/2020(76)
Nick Corderostage actor ("The Broadway.com Show")7/5/2020(41)
Herman Cainbusiness executive (Godfather's Pizza) and U.S. presidential candidate (R, 2012)7/30/2020(74)
Bill Mackcountry disc jockey (Fort Worth, Texas) and songwriter ("Blue")7/31/2020(88)
Tootie RobbinsNFL football player (Arizona Cardinals)8/2/2020(62)
James "Kamala" Harrispro wrestler (World Wrestling Federation)8/9/2020(70)
Trini Lopezpop/folk musician ("Lemon Tree")8/11/2020(83)
Frank Cullottaorganized crime figure/informant and YouTube personality ("Coffee with Cullotta")8/20/2020(81)
Tom Seavermajor leaguer (New York Mets)8/31/2020(75)
Bill Pursellpop songwriter ("Our Winter Love")9/3/2020(94)
Frederick "Toots" Hibbertreggae singer ("Do the Reggay")9/11/2020(77)
Tommy DeVitopop singer (The Four Seasons)9/21/2020(92)
Jay Johnstonemajor leaguer (New York Yankees)9/26/2020(74)
Fred DeanNFL football player (San Francisco 49ers)10/14/2020(68)
Johnny Leezeactor (British)10/25/2020(78)
John MeyerAFL football player (Houston Oilers)11/4/2020(78)
Peter Sutcliffeserial murderer (England)11/13/2020(74)
Jim Paceauto racer11/13/2020(59)
George NockNFL football player (New York Jets)11/22/2020(74)
David Maasquick-change magician11/22/2020(57)
David Prowseactor (Star Wars)11/28/2020(85)
Valery Giscard d'Estaingpresident of France (1974-81)12/2/2020(94)
Harold Buddavant-garde composer12/8/2020(84)
Carol Suttonactress (Ray)12/11/2020(87)
Charley Pridecountry singer ("Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'")12/12/2020(86)
Pierre Lacroixhockey executive (Colorado Avalanche)12/13/2020(72)
Dawn Wellsactress (Mary Ann Summers on "Gilligan's Island")12/30/2020(82)
John Richardsonactor (One Million Years B.C.)1/5/2021(86)
Steve Lightlecomic book artist (Legion of Super-Heroes)1/8/2021(61)
Tim LesterNFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers)1/12/2021(52)
Eusebio ScheidRoman Catholic cardinal (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)1/13/2021(88)
Remy Juliennestuntman (James Bond series)1/21/2021(90)
James Purifysoul singer ("I'm Your Puppet")1/22/2021(76)
Ron Johnsonmajor leaguer (Kansas City Royals)1/26/2021(64)
Sekou Smithsportswriter (basketball)1/26/2021(48)
Marc WilmoreTV writer ("In Living Color")1/30/2021(57)
Tom Moorecoronavirus fundraiser2/2/2021(100)
Grant Jacksonmajor leaguer (Philadelphia Phillies)2/2/2021(78)
Patricia Healeyactress (British)2/5/2021(85)
Robb WebbTV announcer ("60 Minutes")2/5/2021(82)
Ron WrightU.S. Congressman (R, 2019-21)2/7/2021(67)
Claude CrabbNFL football player (Los Angeles Rams)2/16/2021(80)
Joe Longpop bassist (The Four Seasons)4/21/2021(88)
J. R. Richardmajor leaguer (Houston Astros)8/4/2021(71)
Paul Johnsonhouse music producer ("Get Get Down")8/4/2021(50)
Craig OgletreeNFL football player (Cincinnati Bengals)8/9/2021(53)
Sonny Chibaactor/martial artist (Japanese)8/19/2021(82)
Phil Valentinetalk radio host (Nashville, Tennessee)8/21/2021(61)
Brick Bronskypro wrestler and actor (Class of Nuke 'Em High 2)8/23/2021(57)
Steve Lawlerpro wrestler9/2/2021(56)