Celebrities who have died from the COVID-19 complications

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    Manu Dibango. The Soul Makossa Jazz player who was also known as Papy Groove succumbed to the virus on March 24, 2020. His death was announced through an official statement posted on his Facebook page. Mark Blum The 69-year-old singer who was best known for his stints alongside Madonna breathed his last on March 26, 2020. Terrence McNally The 81-year-old playwright was celebrated for his compassionate nature and contribution to Broadway shows. McNally was suffering from the obstructive pulmonary disease before contracting COVID-19 thus his death. Andrew Jack, a renowned actor who developed a mass following after his role in the movie Star Wars. The 76-year-old was also a dialect coach and his agent announced the actor’s death saying he suffered complications from the dreaded virus Joe Diffie, the beloved country singer who became a household name back in the 90s. His most popular songs included Home and Pickup Man. The 61-year-old was pronounced dead on March 29, 2020. Adam Schlesinger, a 52 years old member of Fountains of Wayne and songwriter, died April as a result of coronavirus complications. Wallace Roney, a trumpeter renowned for his interpretations of Miles Davis’ iconic jazz compositions, died at 59, his fiancée Dawn Felice Jones confirmed on April 1. He passed at a hospital in Paterson, NJ, where he was admitted last week, the Guardian reports. Julie Bennett, known as the voice of Cindy Bear in “The Yogi Bear Show,” died March 31 at 88, her talent agent Mark Scroggs confirmed to Fox News. Beloved Japanese comedian Ken Shimura died March 27, a week after contracting the coronavirus. He was 70. Kenya's No.1 channel for digital exclusive videos. AUTHORITATIVE. BOLD. ENTERTAINING.