Just as the COVID-19 pandemic robbed us of 2020, the rath, unfortunately, has continued on well into 2021.
Iconic talk show host Larry King, known for interviewing celebrities, political figures, and other prominent newsmakers on both radio and television, has died in January after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to publicly announce their positive COVID-19 results early in. 2019. Since then many celebrities and sports figures have tested positive for COVID-19 and some unfortunately suffered grave losses.
See the gallery below for the latest celebrities who have tested positive or have suffered a death due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Nick Cannon Tests Positive For COVID-19, Niecy Nash To Host ‘The Masked Singer’Source:Getty
Nick Cannon is the latest high-profile celebrity to be stricken by the COVID-19 condition. With the media personality and television host taking off time to properly quarantine, Niecy Nash has been tapped to temporarily host The Masked Singer ahead of its upcoming season. Tap Here To Read More
2. Michael Strahan Tested Positive for COVID-19
Another well-known star has tested positive for COVID-19 and has joined the 25.5 million in the U.S. who have been hit with the virus.
Michael Strahan, a Hall of Famer who once played for the New York Giants and is now co-hosting ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘Fox NFL Sunday,’ has become the latest to reveal his diagnosis. He is now “under quarantine.” Read more here.
3. Larry King Passed Away at the Age of 87 After Being Diagnosed with COVID-19
Iconic talk show host Larry King, known for interviewing celebrities, political figures and other prominent newsmakers on both radio and television, has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Read more here.
4. Dave Chappelle Tests Positive For COVID-19Source:Getty
Dave Chappelle rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Chappelle was currently quarantining after his positive COVID test but states he has not yet suffered any symptoms.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Chappelle’s rep said in a statement, “Dave Chappelle is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. His remaining shows at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX have been canceled and ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for refunds.”
“Chappelle has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter. Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic,” the statement adds.
5. Cleveland Browns’ Head Coach Kevin Stefanski Tests Positive For COVID-19Source:Getty
Following the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio, Head coach Kevin Stefanski of the Cleveland Browns has tested positive for coronavirus.
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6. Cleveland Browns’ release statement on Head Coach Kevin Stefanski testing positive for COVID-19
7. Award Winning Journalist and Talk Show Host Larry King
8. Shemar Moore talks about COVID diagnosis and symptoms
9. Shemar Moore provides COVID-19 health update
“Covid tried to disrespect a Brutha.. covid is a brutal test… it’s rough!!! oh but I’m riding this quarantine at home out and I’m passing this test DAMMIT!!! Covid ain’t shutting down my swag… SH*T!!! 😅💪🏾🙏🏽🤩 #wearamask (in them streets)😷”
10. ‘GILLIGAN’S ISLAND’ star Dawn Wells has died due to COVID-19.
11. Britney Spears longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, tests positive for coronavirus
Sam took to twitter stating, ” 2020 has been a crazy/twisted year for all of us. Recently I tested positive for Covid-19, I was lucky enough to catch the news before being around and infecting my loved ones (friends, family, significant other). I quickly isolated myself and started my quarantine process alone. 🙏🏽”
12. Ashanti tests positive for COVID
Singer Ashanti tested positive for COVID
13. Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins, WR KhaDarel Hodge, WR Jarvis Landry, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones & LB Jacob Phillips on the Reserve/COVID-19 list
14. Cleveland Browns announce COVID-19 cases have hit the organization again.
Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski stated a coach and another player tested positive for coronavirus.
15. Queen Sugar’ Actress Carol Sutton Has Passed From COVID-19Source:Getty
Prayers are in order as news is breaking that New Orleans native actress Carol Sutton has passed away at the age of 76 years young. Click here for the full details surrounding her death.
16. ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons Hospitalized with COVID-19
Podcast host Kate Casey took to Twitter to announce ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons was hospitalized with COVID-19. Simmons rep confirmed the news to TMZ and went on to say D’Andra’s been admitted into the COVID ward at UT Southwestern Hospital and isn’t doing well.
17. Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus
Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus infection earlier this week and is isolating, according to people familiar with the matter
18. Ellen Degeneres tests positive for COVID-19
Ellen Degeneres took to social media to announce she has tested positive for coronavirus.
19. Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns tests positive for COVID-19
Cleveland Browns place DE Myles Garrett on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
20. Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals he has coronavirus.
Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals he along with other members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19. He went on to reiterate the importance of masks as he believes he may have been too relaxed a time or two which led to his current diagnosis.
Hammond also confirmed while he is on day five since testing and had a rough weekend last weekend but is unsure of if the worst has passed.
Our prayers for a speedy recovery are with Fred Hammon and his family during this time.
21. Rapper Joe Budden reveals he has COVID
Rapper Joe Budden reveals in a tweet that he has COVID-19.
22. Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19
23. Khloé Kardashian Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis on “KUWTK”
Reality star Khloé Kardashian reveals Coronavirus diagnosis on “KUWTK” on E!
24. Donald Trump’s son Barron Trump tested positive for coronavirusSource:Getty
25. Trey Songz tests positive for COVID-19
The 35-year-old “Say Ahh” singer made the reveal on social media. “Down but not out! Stay safe y’all! Wear your mask. Wash your hands. ,” is the caption of his Instagram
The singer noted that he’d been getting tested periodically since he’s been out protesting and helping with food drives, and all had a young son at home. That said, he is not playing any games.
He added, “7.5 million Americans have contracted COVID. One out of 1000 Black people have died from it. I will be taking it seriously. I will be self-quarantining in my house until I see a negative sign… If you come in contact with COVID please do the same. Don’t be like the President.” READ MORE HERE.
26. New England Patriots Quarterback Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19.
New England Patriots Quarterback Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19.
27. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
28. Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
29. Kellyanne Conway, Former counselor to the President, tested positive for COVID-19.
Kellyanne shared on Twitter, “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”
30. Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia has tested positive for COVID-19.
Claudia Conway just announced on TikTok that she’s positive for COVID-19. Claudia said her mother hid her diagnosis and infected her.
Claudia has been trying to get emancipated from her parents for a few months she’s in danger with her mother working for President Donald Trump.
31. Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager, has tested positive for COVID-19.
32. Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
33. Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
34. Republican Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Tests Positive For COVID-19
Wisconsin in U.S. Senate. Chair of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee & Subcommittee on Europe & Regional Security Cooperation tests positive for COVID-19.
35. Republican North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis Tests Positive For COVID-19
Republican North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for the coronavirus.
36. Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee Tests Positive For COVID-19
Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee tests positive for the coronavirus.
37. Assistant to the President, Nicholas Luna, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Assistant to the President, Nicholas Luna, tests positive for the coronavirus.
38. White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, Tests Positive For COVID-19
White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, revealed she tested positive for COVID-19.
40. Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19
41. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Test Positive For CoronaVirus
42. Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox
43. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump Test Positive For COVID-19
President Donald Trump took to Twitter shortly before 1 a.m. Friday morning to announce he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. CLICK HERE to see his response and what led to his diagnosis.
Less than a month out from Election Night, many of the Trump Administration members and republican officials have tested positive for coronavirus following President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s diagnosis last week.
President Trump one-upped himself just 4 days after announcing he tested positive for the coronavirus, Monday evening he left the hospital and TOOK HIS MASK OFF in public.
45. Reality TV Star Natalie Nunn in the hospital due to COVID-19
Natalie Nunn on testing positive for the coronavirus, “I thought I was coughing and having as asthma attack the last 4 days due to the smoke outside in Northern California from all the fires …. well unfortunately I have tested positive for Covid 19! Please keep me and my family in your prayers as this is such a scary time for myself and my family!”
Natalie Nunn is a reality television personality from Bad Girls Club, Celebrity Big Brother and Hair Battle Spectacular.
46. Former Temptation Bruce Williamson Died From COVID-19Learn More
47. Comedian Tiffany Haddish Tests Positive For CoronavirusSource:Getty
Comedian Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for coronavirus during a 34-minute interview about COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony Fauci on her YouTube channel.
48. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reveals family tested positive for COVID-19
49. Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Halting ‘The Batman’
COVID-19 is apparently setting its sights on its next victims: the DC Extended Universe. After an initial report released Thursday (September 4) stated that production on the upcoming film The Batman halted due to a crewmember contracting the virus, Vanity Fair revealed that the crewmember in question was none other than The Batman star Robert Pattinson. READ MORE…
50. Seinfeld Actor, Bryan Cranston
51. D.L. Hughley
52. “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos
53. Jason Collins
Jason Collins, the first openly gay player to ever play in any of four major North American pro sports leagues, tested positive for COVID-19. He tweeted “I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough.”
54. Kevin Hart
During a stand-up set over the weekend, Kevin Hart revealed that he battled COVID-19 earlier in the year. Hart shared the shocking revelation with attendees at Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Hart explained why he didn’t share the news when he was first diagnosed with the virus telling the socially distanced crowd: “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.” CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE
55. Real Housewives of New York, Ramona Singer
56. Atlanta, GA Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
57. Actor Mel Gibson
58. Gospel Star Troy Sneed Dies at 52 Due to COVID-19
Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed passed away early on Monday, April 27th due to coronavirus complications.
59. Real Housewives Of Orange County, Shannon Beador
60. Shereé Whitfield
Madonna shared on Instagram “When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time.”
62. Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas from the Real Housewives of Atlanta has contracted COVID-19. Thomas shared the news on Instagram, saying he neglected to social distance and wear a mask. “Let me tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves, practice social distancing,” the reality star said.
63. Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive 2x
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced he will not participate in the NBA restart after again testing positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday July 7th.
64. Kanye West
Kanye West shared during an interview with Forbes that he had COVID-19 in February 2020 “I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was, ‘Drake can’t be sicker than me!’” His symptoms included “chills, shaking in the bed”
65. “Power” Actress Debi Mazar
66. Patrick Ewing
NBA Legend and Georgetown Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing announced that he has tested positive with CoronaVirus COVID-19. Ewing shared the news on his official Twitter account, saying “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
Ewing is currently quarantined in a local hospital. He is the only member associated with the Hoyas basketball team known to test positive.
67. NFL Champion Von Miller
It has been a month since COVID-19 effectively changed how we currently live our lives. The sports world has been affected as all major sports leagues are virtually shut down. After Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell became the first two NBA players to test positive for COVID-19, the virus began affecting not only athletes but their family members as well. Now the NFL is being affected by the virus and it happens to be one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league.
Von Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP tested positive according to his agent, Joby Branion. He says he’s in “good spirits”. He’s the most prominent figure in the NFL to have tested positive for the virus.
68. D.C. Rapper Fat Trel
D.C. Rapper Fat Trel shared with his fans and followers that he been confirmed with COVID-19 while in jail after dealing with symptoms. In his Instagram story he posted “#PRAY4GLEESH I GOT CORONA VIRUS 😤😭😤” https://bit.ly/2W9CtQr
69. Karl-Anthony Towns’ Mother, Jackie Towns, Passes From COVID-19 Complications
Karl-Anthony Towns was one of the first American celebrities to hammer home the seriousness of the novel coronavirus and the cropping up of COVID-19 cases. Sadly, the Towns family suffered a major loss due to the disease after the NBA big man’s mother passed from complications arising from COVID-19.
Late last month, the Minnesota Timberwolves star shared his family’s ordeal regarding the coronavirus, stating that both his parents… READ MORE
70. Kierra Sheard reveals her grandparents are recovering from COVID-19
71. Broadway Star Brian Stokes Mitchell
73. BeBe Winans
In an interview with SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show the Gospel icon BeBe Winans said: “I don’t know why, but sometimes we believe that, and even myself being cautious, when the outbreak started, I did just a little travel. I was actually in New York and I was like, well, I’m going to Detroit because I had a friend pass and we were having a funeral and just that little travel, I caught it.” BeBe Winans admits in the recent interview that he too had the mentality that he could not contract it and even though he say’s he was cautious somehow got it, but he did not require hospitalization. However in the same interview he revealed that his brother who had also tested positive did require hospital treatment for 4 or 5 days as well as his mother. BeBe also said that although he is a man of faith he admits that you do have to use common sense in the battle of COVID-19. BeBe say’s that he is now on the recovering side of the coronavirus.
74. P!NK and son Jameson
75. Rapper YNW Melly
76. Chris Cuomo
77. Brad Jordan (Scarface)
78. Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. passes away due to the coronavirus
79. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin
80. Prince Charles
81. Designer Jenny Polanco
82. Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies of Coronavirus in New Jersey at 59
Cardoz won Top Chef Masters Season 3 reality show challenge in 2011.
83. Slim Thug
84. African Saxophonist Manu Dibango Dies Of CoronaVirus COVID-19
His biggest hit, Soul Makossa’s “breakbeat” has been used in Hip-Hop over the years, including on the Jay-Z song “Face Off” featuring Sauce Money on his 1998 Album “In My Lifetime, Vol. 1.” Dibango’s Family took to Facebook with the announcement: “Dear family, dear friends, dear fans, A voice raises from far away… It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020, at 86 years old, further to covid 19.”
85. “Game of Thrones” star Kristofer Hivju
86. “The Bachelor” star Colton Underwood
87. “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O” actor Daniel Dae Kim
88. Harvey Weinstein
89. Andy Cohen
90. Marcus Smart
91. Sean Payton
92. Kevin Durant
93. Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell
94. Idris Elba
95. Rudy Gobert
96. Doris Burke
97. Tom Hanks
98. Rita Wilson
99. Donovan Mitchell
100. President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonari
101. Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton
102. Olga Kurylenko
103. Actress Anna Camp
104. Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook confirmed the reason why he hasn’t joined the team in Orlando for the NBA restart, he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Westbrook, 31, confirmed the positive diagnosis on Monday, writing, “I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando.” in a tweet that was later deleted CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE