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List: These famous people have coronavirus – The Mercury News

The announcement by actor Tom Hanks on March 11 that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, had COVID-19 was headline news at a time when the coronavirus was just taking hold in the United States.  Since then, dozens of public figures have made known their diagnoses.

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The following celebrities are among the reported cases. Click on a link below for details of a particular case.


  • Floyd Cardoz, 59. Celebrity chef, “Top Chef Masters” winner. Died March 25 after diagnosis of COVID-19. He had been feeling unwell for about a week since returning from a trip to his native India.
  • David Edwards, 48, and Lee Green, 49. Standout college basketball players in the 1990s for, respectively, Texas A&M and St. John’s. Deaths announced March 23, not officially confirmed as COVID-19 deaths.
  • Manu Dibango, 86. Saxophonist from Cameroon, best-known for his 1972 hit “Soul Makossa,” whose hook Michael Jackson used in “Wanna Be Startin Somethin.” Died March 24 in Paris.
  • Terrence McNally, 81. Playwright and screenwriter: “Love! Valour! Compassion!”, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” “Master Class.”  Died March 24.

Reported cases

  • Albert II, prince of Monaco, 62.
  • John Bessler, 52.  Law professor, husband of Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
  • Jackson Browne, 71. Singer-songwriter.
  • Charles, prince of Wales, 71.
  • Andy Cohen, 51. Talk show host.
  • Jason Collins, 41. Retired NBA player, Stanford basketball star.
  • Placido Domingo, 79. Opera singer.
  • Kevin Durant, 31. NBA player, formerly with Golden State Warriors.
  • Idris Elba, 47. Actor: “The Wire,” Heimdall in the Thor/Avengers movies.
  • Rudy Gobert, 27, and Donovan Mitchell, 23. NBA players, Utah Jazz.
  • Tom Hanks, 63, and Rita Wilson, 63. Actors.
  • Daniel Dae Kim, 51. Actor: “Lost,” “Hawaii Five-O”
  • Charlotte Lawrence, 19. Singer-songwriter, model.
  • Debi Mazar, 55. Actor: “L.A. Law,” “Goodfellas”
  • Rand Paul, 57. U.S. senator from Kentucky.
  • Francis Suarez, 42. Mayor of Miami.
  • Sophie Trudeau, 44. Wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.
  • Colton Underwood, 28. “Bachelorette” contestant and subsequent star of TV’s “The Bachelor,” played on practice squads of NFL’s Chargers, Eagles and Raiders.
  • Harvey Weinstein, 68. Film producer, currently imprisoned in New York for sexual assault and rape.


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