Celebrities who succumbed to virus

Celebrities who succumbed to virus

Japanese comedian dies

Veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura (70), who tested positive last week, died today. The actor was hospitalised in Tokyo on March 20 after developing a fever and being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. He tested positive for Covid-19 on March 23.  

Songwriter Mirril victim

Musician-songwriter Alan Merrill passed away due to complications from the coronavirus. He was 69. Merrill was born in the Bronx in New York City and was a member of the band The Arrows along with drummer Paul Varley and guitarist Jake Hooker.

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