icon Notable Deaths from the 2020-2022 Coronavirus Pandemic

In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China. It was given the name COVID-19. It spread throughout the world and was recognized as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

In early 2022, several national governments declared that COVID-19 had transitioned from the pandemic to the endemic phase. Several state and local governments in the United States made similar declarations. On 26 April, a senior medical official in the U.S. government said that the U.S. had moved beyond the pandemic phase. As of August 2022, the incidence of the disease in the U.S. and worldwide was still high, but most public health orders such as mask and vaccine mandates had been cancelled.

The table below shows some people who are notable to our American and other English-speaking visitors who died from the coronavirus disease through April 2022.

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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)
Adam Schlesingermusician and songwriter ("That Thing You Do")4/1/2020(52)
Ellis Marsalis Jr.jazz pianist4/1/2020(85)
Bucky Pizzarellijazz guitarist4/1/2020(94)
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)
Allen Garfieldactor (Beverly Hills Cop II)4/7/2020(80)
John Prinecountry-folk singer-songwriter ("Angel from Montgomery")4/7/2020(73)
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)
Jim Paceauto racer11/13/2020(59)
Peter Sutcliffeserial murderer (England)11/13/2020(74)
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)
Grant Jacksonmajor leaguer (Philadelphia Phillies)2/2/2021(78)
Tom Moorecoronavirus fundraiser2/2/2021(100)
Robb WebbTV announcer ("60 Minutes")2/5/2021(82)
Patricia Healeyactress (British)2/5/2021(85)
Ron WrightU.S. Congressman (R-TX, 2019-21)2/7/2021(67)
Claude CrabbNFL football player (Los Angeles Rams)2/8/2021(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)
Ricarlo Flanagancomedian ("Last Comic Standing")10/12/2021(41)
Colin PowellU.S. secretary of state (2001-05)10/18/2021(84)
Doug Jonesmajor leaguer (Cleveland Indians)11/22/2021(64)
Jay Jay Phillipsreality TV contestant ("America's Got Talent")11/25/2021(30)
Marcus Lambtelevangelist (Daystar Television Network)11/30/2021(64)
Barry Harrisjazz pianist12/8/2021(91)
Thomas "Mensi" Mensforthpunk rock singer (Angelic Upstarts)12/10/2021(65)
John MorganEnglish folk drummer (The Wurzels)12/17/2021(80)
Carlos Marinoperatic baritone (Il Divo)12/19/2021(53)
Jay WeaverChristian rock bassist (Big Daddy Weave)1/2/2022(42)
Ross BrownerNFL football player (Cincinnati Bengals)1/4/2022(67)
Mickie Hensonpro wrestler (World Championship Wrestling)2/14/2022(59)
Steve Wilhitecomputer scientist (Graphic Interchange Format or GIF)3/14/2022(74)
Keith Graysonhip-hop DJ4/17/2022(55)