The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact around the world, with more than 250,000 people dying after contracting the disease.
The Covid-19 death toll in the UK passed 32,000, with many more affected, including a string of famous faces.
However, while they have recovered from the illness, other high-profile names have tragically not been as fortunate.
Here are some of the celebrities who have sadly died after contracting coronavirus.
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Fred the Godson
Fred the Godson died on 23 April, aged 35, after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
The rapper, real name Fredrick Thomas, passed away in New York just weeks after confirming his positive diagnosis.
He had worked with artists including Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar and Pusha T, with tributes pouring in from around the world.
Patricia Bosworth died at the age of 86, on 2 April, in New York. The Nun’s Story star’s stepdaughter revealed her cause of death was pneumonia brought on by coronavirus.
The actress turned writer counted Audrey Hepburn among her co-stars, and later wrote biographies of Hollywood greats, including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift.
Comedian Eddie Large sadly passed away on 2 April, aged 78. He died after contracting Covid-19 in hospital, while being treated for heart failure.
He was laid to rest in Bristol on 24 April – with comedy partner Syd Little sharing a eulogy at his funeral.
Tim Brooke-Taylor’s death was confirmed on 12 April, after he was diagnosed with the virus aged 79.
The Goodies star’s agent shared the news in a statement, which read: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce Tim’s death early today from Covid-19.
‘We’re grateful that we have so much of his work to view, read and listen to.’
Tim was best known for his role in The Goodies, as well as his time as a panellist on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue for over 40 years.
Dave Greenfield died on 3 May, after he caught Covid-19 during a prolonged stay in hospital for heart problems.
The 71-year-old was the keyboardist for The Stranglers, whom he had performed with ever since 1975.
A statement on the band’s website on Monday read: ‘We are deeply and profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of keyboard legend Dave Greenfield on the evening of 3rd May 2020.
‘Following a stay in hospital for heart problems, Dave tested positive for the Covid-19 virus last Sunday but he sadly lost his battle last night.
‘Dave was a lovable, friendly and eccentric character who always had time to chat.’
Fountains of Wayne singer Adam Schlesinger was diagnosed with coronavirus aged 52, and tragically died in a New York hospital on 1 April.
The musician also served as executive music producer on The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – with actress Rachel Bloom leading tributes.
‘I have so much to say about Adam Schlesinger that I am at a complete loss for words,’ she said.
‘He is irreplaceable.’
Country singer John Prine was taken to hospital on 26 March, and sadly passed away on 7 April, aged 73.
A representative said his cause of death was complications from Covid-19.
Tributes for Prine poured in from the music world, with Bruce Springsteen penning: ’Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. John and I were “New Dylans” together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world.
‘A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family.’
Andrew Jack passed away on 31 March, aged 76, following complications from coronavirus.
The Star Wars actor died in a hospital in Chertsey, with his wife sadly unable to be by his side.
As well as his stints in the sci-fi films, he also worked as dialect coach, alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
Crocodile Dundee actor Mark Blum died aged 69, on 25 March, following Covid-19 complications.
A New York theatre company confirmed the devastating news, paying tribute to the late star.
‘With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week,’ they wrote in a statement.
‘Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theatre, and to theatres and audiences across the world. We will miss you.’
Joe Diffie confirmed he had tested positive for coronavirus on 27 March, and died at the age of 61 just days later.
‘Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19),’ his spokesperson said at the time.
’His family respects their privacy at this time.’
Before his death, he urged fans to stay safe during the pandemic.
Ellis Marsalis Jr
Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis Jr died aged 85, in New Orleans, after contracting Covid-19 while battling pneumonia.
His son Wynton, a prominent jazz musician, announced the news on Twitter, with a short tribute.
‘Ellis Marsalis, 1934 – 2020. He went out the way he lived: embracing reality,’ he wrote.
While Ellis Marsalis III added to The Associated Press: ‘I was with him in the hospital for six or seven hours yesterday. Branford was with him Monday, I was with him yesterday and [son] Jason was with him today.
‘He passed right after Jason departed.’
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