With every passing day, the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to be the single greatest threat that humanity faces in this century. Unless a cure is found for the Coronavirus Pandemic, it seems that more people are likely to die of the disease. While death in itself is tragic, a number of people from different walks of life who had made significant contributions to society died of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Their deaths have brought out the harsh truth that wealth and fame are next to nothing in the face of a deadly ailment. Here are a few notable deaths due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Celebrity deaths due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Joe Diffie: Fans of American country music will be familiar with Joe Diffie. He was a well-known country music singer with a ton of songs to his credit over the years. From 1990 to 2004, Diffie released songs that were hits on the Country Music Chart. When the Coronavirus Pandemic hit, he announced that he had test positive on March 27th. He was in a critical condition for two days before succumbing to the virus on March 29th at the age of 61. He is the first country music singer to succumb to the disease and after his death, his Social Media was filled with condolence messages from fans.
Floyd Cardoz: Fans of the hit series Top Chef are upset after hearing the news of Chef Floyd Cardoz’s passing. The talented chef was the winner of the reality show in 2011 and well known in the world of gourmet food. He was the executive chef at New York City’s ‘Paowalla’ and ‘Tabla’ restaurants. Cardoz specialized in blending Indian flavors with Western cuisine. He tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling from Mumbai to New York through Frankfurt. He died on March 25th at New Jersey.
Maria Mercader: People who follow news in the American CBS channel are familiar with Maria Mercader. She was the driving force in news and reporting for the channel where she worked for more than 30 years. She covered several important world changing events for the channel including Princess Diana’s death and the September 11 attacks. She won an Emmy for her work with the channel. She contracted the disease while receiving treatment for a different illness and passed away on March 29th.
Terrance McNally: Terrance McNally was a prominent playwright and screenwriter who was associated with American theater. He was considered to be one of the greatest contemporary playwrights in American theater and has earned the distinction through 56 years of work in the field. He is the recipient of a Tony Award for two of his works. His incredible works in theater over the years led to him being known as ‘the bard of American theater’. On March 24th, he passed away after complication from COVID-19 at a private healthcare facility in Florida. He was 81 years old at the time of his death.
Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon Parma: Princess Maria Teresa was a French Spanish member of the house of Bourbon Parma, a cadet branch of the Spanish Royal Family. She spent all her life working for social causes as an activist. She was a monarchist and is sadly the first member of a royal family to die of COVID-19. Born in 1933 in Paris, Princess Maria Teresa was highly educated, having earned two PhDs. She was a gender rights activist who dedicated her life to various causes. She is the first royal to die from the disease, even though she was not the only royal to be infected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Prince Charles, the heir to the British Throne contracted the disease but recovered.
Coronavirus Pandemic and Celebrity Deaths
The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. The number of deaths across the world is rising by the day and seems to show no signs of stopping. With more people dying of the Coronavirus Pandemic, one hopes that an end is near for this deadly disease that has brought the entire world to its knees.