The world has changed since the pandemic, disrupting the way we live our lives, but also taking a lot of people with it.

I know that there are thousands upon thousands who should be honored, and especially those in the front lines of the fight against this virus, like first responders, doctors, nurses, and essencial service workers. However, it would be impossible for me to find pics and make a video about them. So, by honoring those who are notable, let me add that I intend to honor everyone who passed away, and send out my thoughts to them, and may they rest in peace.

Now, without further ado, this video honoring those who died because of Coronavirus, or COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021.

00:00 Celebrities who died from COVID-19 in 2020
07:13 Celebrities who died from COVID-19 in 2021
14:10 May they rest in peace

Celebrities who died from COVID-19 in 2020

  • Lucia Bosé, 89, Italian actress (No Peace Under the Olive Tree, Story of a Love Affair, Rome 11:00), Miss Italia (1947)
  • Mark Blum, 69, American actor (Crocodile Dundee, Mozart in the Jungle, Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • Manu Dibango, 86, Cameroonian saxophonist (“Soul Makossa”)
  • Terrence McNally, 81, American playwright (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Love! Valour! Compassion!) and screenwriter, Tony winner (1993, 1995, 1996)
  • Lou ‘L. A.’ Kouvaris, 66, Greek-born American guitarist (Riot)
  • Orlando McDaniel, 59, American football player (Denver Broncos)
  • Joe Diffie, 61, American country singer-songwriter (“Home”, “Third Rock from the Sun”, “Pickup Man”)
  • Alan Merrill, 69, American musician (Arrows) and songwriter (“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”)
  • Ken Shimura, 70, Japanese comedian
  • Adam Schlesinger, 52, American musician (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) and songwriter (“That Thing You Do”), Emmy winner (2012, 2013, 2019)
  • Ellis Marsalis Jr., 85, American jazz pianist
  • Patricia Bosworth, 86, American actress (The Nun’s Story) and author
  • Vaughan Mason, 69, American music producer (Raze, Vaughan Mason & Crew) and songwriter (“Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll”)
  • Tom Dempsey, 73, American football player (New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams)
  • Forrest Compton, 94, American actor (The Edge of Night, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The F.B.I.)
  • Lee Fierro, 91, American actress (Jaws)
  • Jay Benedict, 68, American actor (Foyle’s War, Double Team, The Dark Knight Rises)
  • John Prine, 73, American singer-songwriter (“Sam Stone”, “Angel from Montgomery”), Grammy winner (1992, 2006)
  • Richard “Donut” Richardson, 60, American football player (Arkansas Razorbacks)
  • Ceybil Jefferies, American house and R&B singer (“It’s Gonna Be Alright”)
  • William Antonio Daniels “Kiing Shooter”, 24, American rapper
  • Benedict Chijioke “Ty”, 47, British rapper (Oh U Want More?)
  • Roy Horn, 75, German-American magician (Siegfried & Roy)
  • Dan van Husen, 75, German actor (Fellini’s Casanova, Salon Kitty, Nosferatu the Vampyre)
  • Dave Greenfield, 71, English keyboardist (The Stranglers)
  • Pat Dye, 80, American Hall of Fame college football player (Georgia Bulldogs), athletic director and coach (East Carolina Pirates, Auburn Tigers)
  • Chris Trousdale, 34, American actor and singer (Dream Street)
  • Ken Snow, 50, American soccer player (Chicago Power, St. Louis Steamers, national team)
  • Brandis Kemp, 76, American actress (Fridays, AfterMASH)
  • Nick Cordero, 41, Canadian actor and singer (Bullets Over Broadway, A Bronx Tale, Waitress)
  • Steve dePyssler, 101, American Air Force colonel (only American to serve in WWII, Korea, Indochina, Bay of Pigs and Vietnam)
  • Tootie Robbins, 62, American football player (Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers)
  • Michael Ojo, 27, Nigerian-American basketball player (Florida State, Crvena zvezda)
  • Trini Lopez, 83, American singer (“If I Had a Hammer”, “Lemon Tree”) and actor (The Dirty Dozen)
  • Tom Seaver, 75, American Hall of Fame baseball player (New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox)
  • Bruce Williamson, 49, Singer (The Temptations)
  • Nick Mourouzis, 83, American football player (Miami RedHawks) and coach
  • Toots Hibbert, 77, Singer (Toots and the Maytals) and songwriter (“54-46 That’s My Number”, “Pressure Drop”)
  • Tommy DeVito, 92, Hall of Fame musician and singer (The Four Seasons)
  • Jay Johnstone, 74, Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees) World Series champion (1978, 1981)
  • Mario Pereyra, 77, Media personality (Juntos)
  • Philip Voss, 84, Actor (Vicious, Doctor Who, Fish)
  • Lindy McDaniel, 84, Baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs)
  • Juan “Martillo” Roldán, 63, Middleweight boxer (World Champion)
  • David Prowse, 85, Actor (Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, Jabberwocky) and bodybuilder
  • Arnie Robinson, 72, American athlete, Olympic champion (1976)
  • Carol Sutton, 76, American actress (Steel Magnolias, Ray, Monster’s Ball)
  • Charley Pride, 86, American Hall of Fame singer (“Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'”, “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone”) and baseball player (Memphis Red Sox)
  • Armando Manzanero, 85, Mexican singer-songwriter (“Somos Novios (It’s Impossible)”, “Mía”, “Adoro”), Grammy winner (2014)
  • Dawn Wells, 82, American actress (Gilligan’s Island, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Return to Boggy Creek)
  • K. T. Oslin, 78, American country singer-songwriter (“80’s Ladies”, “Do Ya”, “I’ll Always Come Back”), Grammy winner (1988, 1989)

Celebrities who died from COVID-19 in 2021

  • Barbara Shelley, 88, British actress (Village of the Damned, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Quatermass and the Pit)
  • John Richardson, 86, English actor (One Million Years B.C., Black Sunday, Torso)
  • Tim Lester, 52, American football player (Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Larry Willoughby, 70, American country singer-songwriter (“Building Bridges”, “Operator, Operator”)
  • Phil Spector, 81, American Hall of Fame record producer (Wall of Sound), musician (The Teddy Bears)
  • James Purify, 76, American soul singer (James & Bobby Purify)
  • Larry King, 87, American Hall of Fame broadcaster (Larry King Live, Larry King Now, Politicking with Larry King)
  • Ron Johnson, 64, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos) and manager (Norfolk Tides)
  • Sekou Smith, 48, American sportswriter and journalist (The Indianapolis Star, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NBA TV)
  • Cloris Leachman, 94, American Hall of Fame actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein), Oscar winner (1971)
  • Marc Wilmore, 57, American comedian and screenwriter (In Living Color, The Simpsons, F Is for Family), Emmy winner (2008)
  • Nate Hawkins, 70, American football player (Houston Oilers)
  • Grant Jackson, 78, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates), World Series champion (1979)
  • Hy Cohen, 90, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs)
  • Butch Reed, 66, American professional wrestler (Mid-South Wrestling, WWF) and football player (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Zezinho Corrêa, 69, Brazilian singer (Carrapicho)
  • Claude Crabb, 80, American football player (Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams)
  • Ansley Truitt, 70, American basketball player (Dallas Chaparrals, Crispa Redmanizers)
  • Leopoldo Luque, 71, Argentine footballer (River Plate, Unión, national team), world champion (1978)
  • Randy Tate, 68, American baseball player (New York Mets)
  • Alan Pastrana, 76, American football player (Denver Broncos)
  • Paul Oscher, 74, American blues musician (Muddy Waters)
  • Joe Long, 88, American bassist (The Four Seasons)
  • Johnny Crawford, 75, American actor (The Rifleman, Village of the Giants, The Space Children)
  • Carlos Timoteo Griguol, 84, Argentine football player (Atlanta) and manager (Rosario Central, Ferro Carril Oeste)
  • John Davis, 66, American singer (Milli Vanilli, The Real Milli Vanilli)
  • Sanford Clark, 85, American rockabilly singer (“The Fool”, “Houston”)
  • Alvin Ing, 89, American singer and actor (The Final Countdown, Stir Crazy, The Gambler)
  • Gino Renni, 78, Italian-Argentine actor and singer
  • J. R. Richard, 71, American baseball player (Houston Astros)
  • Craig Ogletree, 53, American football player (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Sonny Chiba, 82, Japanese actor (The Street Fighter, The Storm Riders, Kill Bill: Volume 1) and martial artist
  • Eric Wagner, 62, American heavy metal singer (Trouble)
  • Kenny Malone, 83, American drummer (Dolly Parton)
  • Tony Selby, 83, English actor (Get Some In!, Doctor Who, Witchfinder General)
  • Frank Russell, 72, American basketball player (Detroit Titans, Chicago Bulls)
  • Julia Nixon, 66, American singer
  • Ricarlo Flanagan, 41, American comedian and actor (Shameless, Walk the Prank)
  • Phil Leadbetter, 59, American resonator guitar player
  • Colin Powell, 84, American general and politician, secretary of state (2001–2005) and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993)
  • Doug Jones, 64, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics)
  • Mark Pike, 57, American football player (Buffalo Bills)
  • Barry Harris, 91, American jazz musician
  • Gil Bridges, 80, American musician (Rare Earth)
  • Mensi, 65, English punk rock singer (Angelic Upstarts)
  • Les Emmerson, 77, Canadian singer (Five Man Electrical Band)
  • John Morgan, 80, English drummer (The Wurzels)
  • Carlos Marín, 53, German-born Spanish singer (Il Divo)
  • Jethro, 73, British comedian

May they rest in peace…

Video by Guillermo Paz


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