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.
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.
- 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.