They left us this year because of this virus Covid 19
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On Oct. 3, 2021 — just weeks after winning an Emmy on Sept. 11 at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for his hairstyling work on the hit Netflix series “Bridgerton” — Oscar-nominated hair and makeup designer Marc Pilcher died from COVID-19, his agency, Curtis Brown, confirmed to Variety. Marc, 53, was double vaccinated and had no underlying health conditions, his family told Variety, adding that he’d tested negative multiple times before travelling from Britain to Los Angeles for the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony and that not long after his return home, he became sick and his condition quickly deteriorated. Marc notably worked on London’s West End on many theatre productions as well as on Hollywood projects including “Mary Queen of Scots” with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie (for which he earned his Academy Award nod), “Downton Abbey,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “My Week With Marilyn” and more. “So heartbroken by the loss of Marc Pilcher, the brilliant and visionary Hair and Makeup designer for Bridgerton Season One,” “Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan shared on Instagram. “Marc was so passionate about his work and so tremendously talented. Not even a month ago he won his first Emmy award. It’s a tragedy that he’s been taken so young when he had so much yet to do.”
Broadcast legend Larry King passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at 87 on Jan. 23, 2021 — just a few weeks after leaving the ICU for a regular hospital room after facing breathing issues amid his battle with COVID-19 that began in December. His sixth wife, Julia Alexander, told the New York Post that Larry died from coronavirus complications, but most recent wife Shawn Southwick King — who was in the midst of divorce proceedings with Larry when he died — told “Entertainment Tonight” that the cause of death “was an infection, it was sepsis,” adding, “Well, he was finally ready to go, I will tell you that. You know, he never wanted to go but his sweet little body was just, it had just been hit so many times with so many things and once we heard the word COVID, all of our hearts just sunk. But he beat it, you know, he beat it, but it did take its toll and then the unrelated infection finally is what took him, but boy, he was not gonna go down easily.”
Baseball icon Tom Seaver — who’s widely regarded as one of the greatest Mets players of all time — died on Aug. 31 at his home in Calistoga, California, from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19, his family confirmed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former pitcher, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team, was 75. “We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away,” wife Nancy and daughters Sarah and Anne told the HOF. “We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you.”
Trini Lopez, who found fame in the 1960s with his mix of folk, Latin and rockabilly music — his biggest records were “If I Had a Hammer” and “Lemon Tree” — died on Aug. 11 at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California, from complications of COVID-19. He was 83.
Legendary “Wall of Sound” music producer Phil Spector died at 81 on Jan. 16 while incarcerated for the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson. According to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, he was “pronounced deceased of natural causes … at an outside hospital.” TMZ, however, reported that the man who honed some of the most well-known songs of the ’60s and ’70s — including The Righteous Brothers’ “You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody,” The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” The Beatles’ “Let It Be” album and John Lennon’s “Imagine” — had been hospitalized with COVID-19 four weeks earlier and returned to prison after beginning to recover. He then, TMZ reported, was sent back to the hospital after suffering from breathing issues and soon died.
Captain Sir Tom Moore — the 100-year-old WWII veteran who catapulted to fame in 2020 when he helped raise more than $43 million for Britain’s National Health Service charities in the early days of the U.K.’s coronavirus lockdowns by walking more than 100 laps in the garden of his home in Bedfordshire, England — has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his family announced on Feb. 2. Captain Sir Tom, who was knighted for his fundraising efforts by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2020, was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 31 after being treated for pneumonia and testing positive for the coronavirus the previous week, Sky News reported. “The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable,” daughters Hannah and Lucy said in a statement. “He was rejuvenated and experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of.” Buckingham Palace tweeted that “The Queen is sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year. Her thoughts and those of the Royal Family are with them.”
Sanford Clark — the rockabilly-country music star whose 1956 Top 10 hit “The Fool” was re-recorded by Elvis Presley and The Animals — is dead following a battle with the coronavirus. On July 4, 2021, he passed away at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, where he was receiving cancer treatment before being diagnosed with COVID-19, publicist and fellow performer Johnny Vallis told Billboard. Sanford was 85