While many celebrities have recovered from coronavirus infections, many, unfortunately, have not been so lucky. Join Wonderwall.com as we look at the stars we lost due to the coronavirus pandemic, Legendary “Wall of Sound” music producer Phil Spector died on January 1 at 81. 16 while imprisoned for the murder of Lana Clarkson in 2003. According to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, he was “pronounced dead of natural causes … at an outside hospital. “TMZ reported, however, that the man who finessed some of the best-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 recovery. He was then sent back to the hospital, TMZ reported, after having breathing problems and soon died.

British actress Barbara Shelley – who was best known for her roles in horror films such as 1958’s “Blood of the Vampires,” 1960’s “Village of the Damned” (pictured) and 1966’s “Dracula: Prince of Darkness” – died of complications from coronavirus on Jan. 4, the BBC reported.

Dawn Wells, who was best known for her role as Mary Ann on “Gilligan’ s Island,” died in Los Angeles on Dec. 30, 2020, of complications from COVID-19. The actress was 82.

Tony-nominated Broadway star Nick Cordero died July 5 in a Los Angeles hospital from complications of COVID-19. He was 41. The singer’s wife, actress, dancer and Rockette fitness instructor Amanda Kloots, had chronicled his battle with the coronavirus and all subsequent complications-including the amputation of his leg due to clotting problems-in the past 95 days. “God has another angel in heaven now. My Darling Husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded by his family singing and praying as he gently left this earth,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am incredulous and hurting all over. My heart is broken as I can’t imagine our life without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. [Our 1-year-old son] Elvis and I will miss him every day in everything we do. “She also thanked Nick’s doctor, as well as all the fans who sent love and support to your family. “I will love you forever and always my sweet husband,” Amanda concluded your post.

Country-music legend Charley Pride-a pioneer for Black artists in the genre and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame-died Dec. 12 in Dallas of complications from COVID-19. He was 86. The Grammy winner, known for hits such as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” and “is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone “, delivered his final performance at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards in November, where he was honored with a lifetime achievement award

Actress Carol Sutton-who appeared in movies and TV shows such as “Steel Magnolias,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Queen Sugar,” “Treme,” “Claws” and “Lovecraft Country”-died Dec. 10 in New Orleans of COVID-19 complications announced the city’s mayor. She was 76. Mayor LaToya Cantrell praised Carol as ” virtually the queen of New Orleans theater, having graced stages throughout the city for decades.”

Dave Prowse-the British character actor who physically played Darth Vader (James Earl Jones provided the villain’s voice) in the first “Star Wars” trilogy-died on 11, 28. He was 85. Daughter Rachel told The Sun that the 6-foot-6 former bodybuilder had Alzheimer’s and was battling coronavirus in a British hospital for the last two weeks of his life. “It’s terrible that COVID restrictions meant we couldn’t see him and say goodbye,” she said. “But when we went to collect his things from the hospital, the nurse said what a cool guy he was. He was such a larger-than-life character. He would have loved to see himself trending on Twitter.”

Singer and actress Lynn Kellogg Simpers, best known for her starring role as Sheila in the original 1968 Broadway production of “Hair,” died Nov. 12 in a St. Louis hospital of COVID-19 complications. She was 77. Husband John Simpers told The New York Times she was infected with the coronavirus at a meeting at a large theater in Branson, Missouri, where most people were not wearing masks. He added that she had a non-life-threatening form of leukemia that affected her vascular system.

Paris-based Japanese designer Kenzo Takada died in October from complications related to coronavirus. 4, a spokesperson for one of the fashion visionary’s brands confirmed in a statement, “it is with great sadness that the K-3 brand announces the loss of your famous artistic director Kenzo Takada. The world-renowned designer passed away on October 4, 2020 due to complications related to COVID-19 at the age of 81 at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.”

Musician and singer Tommy DeVito-a founding member of the Four Seasons and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-died in a Las Vegas hospital on Sept. 21 from complications of coronavirus,” Casino ” actor Alfredo Nittoli confirmed on Facebook. The famed doo-wop star was 92.

Former Temptations lead singer Bruce Williamson died of complications from COVID-19 at his Las Vegas home on Sept. 6, 2020, TMZ reported the following day. Bruce, who joined Temptation in 2006 and performed with the group until 2015, was 49.

Baseball icon Tom Seaver-widely considered one of the greatest Mets players of all time-died 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 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 magazine. “We send our love to his fans as we mourn his loss with you.”

Baseball icon Tom Seaver-widely considered one of the greatest Mets players of all time-died 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 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 magazine. “We send our love to his fans as we mourn his loss with you.”

Trini Lopez, who rose to fame in the 1960s with his blend of folk, Latin and rockabilly music – his biggest records were “If I Had a Hammer” and “Lemon Tree” – died Aug. 11 at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California, from complications of COVID-19. He was 83.

Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, died of complications from COVID-19, his website reported on Aug. 30. The co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump and contributor for the conservative media company Newsmax was 74. “We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 [in early July] that this was going to be an uphill battle. He was having trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We were all praying that the first medications you gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in a fight.” HermanCain.com editor Dan Calabrese wrote. “There were hopeful indicators, including just five days ago when doctors told us you thought he would eventually recover, though it wouldn’t be quickly. … I’m sorry to bring you bad news this morning. But the good news is that we had a man so good, so solid, so full of love and believe … that his death hit us so hard. Thank God for such a man.”

German magician and entertainer Roy Horn, who rose to fame as half of the duo Siegfried & Roy and whose career was cut short when he was attacked on stage by one of your famous white tigers in 2003, died May 8 in Las Vegas of complications related to COVID – 19, his spokesman confirmed. Roy, who was 75 years old, was diagnosed with the coronavirus in late April. “Today the world lost one of the greats of magic, but I lost my best friend,” Siegfried Fischbacher said in a statement. “From the moment we met, I knew that together Roy and I would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried. “He continued: “Roy was a fighter all his life, even in these last days. I thank from the bottom of my heart the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy’s life.”

On April 7, country-folk singer-songwriter John Prine, known for his raspy vocals and plain-spoken style, died of complications caused by COVID-19. He was 73. John-a true songwriter-songwriter beloved by fans and musicians alike-was not only inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2020, but also received a Grammy lifetime achievement award. He also has two other Grammys.

Former Dream Street singer Chris Trousdale died June 2 in Burbank, California, from complications due to coronavirus. He was 34. after making it big musically, the former boy band member starred in TV shows such as “Days of our Lives” and “Shake it Up.”

On April 8, Emmy-nominated hairstylist Charles Gregory died of health complications related to COVID-19. He was best known for working on television shows with famed filmmaker Tyler Perry. He also worked with several other notable Black actors, writers and filmmakers, including Ava DuVernay, Lee Daniels and Viola Davis. “Today it is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of one of our crew members,” Tyler wrote on Instagram. “Mr. Charles Gregory was a hairstylist who had worked with us for many years. The man was warm, loving and hilarious. We all loved seeing him come in and hearing his laugh. Charles lost his battle with COVID-19 today. It saddens me to think of him dying like this. My most sincere prayers are with his family.”

Adam Schlesinger, a well-known songwriter and co-founder of the pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne, died April 1 from complications related to COVID-19. He was 52. The Beloved Musician, who released the 2003 hit “Stacy’s Mom,” was also an Emmy award-winning songwriter for the musical TV series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. “The New York native also wrote the theme song for the Tom Hanks-directed film” That Thing You Do!In 1997 he was awarded the Oscar and the Golden Globe.

Gospel singer Troy Sneed died on 27-April in a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, from complications of coronavirus. He was 52. Troy was nominated for a Grammy in 1999 for his work on the gospel album “Higher.”

On April 5, actress Lee Fierro – best known as Mrs. Kintner in the “Jaws” film series – died of complications from coronavirus. She was 91.

Steve Dalkowski, the wild and hard-throwing left-handed minor-league pitcher who inspired the character Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham”-but never pitched in a major league game-died April 19, 2020, at Central Connecticut Hospital in New Britain, Connecticut, due to complications from COVID-19. His sister said he had several pre-existing conditions that led to his death. The former athlete – who was 80 years old when he died – had been in an assisted living facility for 26 years due to alcoholic dementia.

Fred the Godson, a Bronx-based rapper and hip-hop radio broadcaster, announced April 6 that he had been hospitalized after ONE covid-19 contract. April, Fred (real name: Frederick Thomas) died from complications of coronavirus, his death confirmed. He was 35.

March from complications caused by coronavirus. He was 61. His hits include “Home,” “When the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)” and “Bigger Than the Beatles. “At the 1993 Grammy Awards, Joe-25-year member of the Grand Ole Opry-was nominated for best country collaboration with vocals for the song “Not Too Much to Ask” with Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. died April 1 of complications related to coronavirus. The legendary New Orleans musician – whose children include renowned musicians Branford Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis – was 85. Branford said, “My father was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the best we could be.”

March, actor Mark Blum died after contracting the novel coronavirus. He was 69. Mark rose to fame after starring in the 1985 film “Desperately Seeking Susan.” The New York native, a theater veteran, also appeared in such films as “Crocodile Dundee” and “I Don’ T Know How She Does It,” and in recent years was in “Succession,” “You” And “Mozart in the Jungle.”

Cinematographer Allen Daviau-a five-time Oscar nominee for such films as “E. T. the Extra Terrestrial,” “the Color Purple,” “Empire of the Sun” and “Bugsy”-died in a Los Angeles hospital of complications from COVID-19 in April 15 at 77. “E. T.” Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was among the stars who mourned, sharing in a statement about Allen, ” His warmth and humanity were as powerful as his lens. He was a unique talent and a beautiful human being.”

Italian actress Lucia Bosè died March 23 from complications related to coronavirus. She was 89. She reached the height of her fame in the 1950s during the period of Italian neorealism. Her filmography includes “Three Girls from Rome,” “Concert of Intrigue,” “Nocturne 29” and “Picasso Summer.”

March, acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally died in a Florida hospital from complications caused by COVID-19. He was 81 and had previously survived lung cancer and lived with COPD. In 2018, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2019, he received a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement. His list of awards also includes four other Tonys (for writing the books for the musicals ” Ragtime “and” Kiss of the Spider Woman “and writing the plays” Love! Bravery! Compassion!” and ” Master Class”) and an Emmy for writing the TV version of his play” Andre’s Mother ” as well as two Guggenheim Fellowships.

The singer-songwriter and musician Manu Dibango, who was known for playing the saxophone and vibraphone, died in March 24 at 84 from COVID-19 complications. He was best known for his single “Soul Makossa,” which came out in 1972.

Famed jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz died April 15 of COVID-19-related pneumonia. He was 92. The musician, whose career spanned seven decades, was the last surviving performer on Miles Davis’ landmark “Birth of the Cool” album, Billboard reports.

Musician and lawyer Matthew Seligman died of complications related to COVID-19 in April 17 at 64. Matthew, who was remembered in the 80s not only for his influence on the new wave music scene, but was also a member of the bands the Soft Boys and the Thompson Twins, played on stage with David Bowie during his live Aid performance in 1985.

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who starred in the Japanese variety show “Shimura Ken no Bakatonosama,” died on 29. He was 70. Known for his slapstick comedy, Ken was often referred to as “Japan’s Robin Williams.””

“Top Chef Masters” winner Floyd Cardoz died March 25 due to complications from the novel coronavirus. The 59-year-old celebrity chef, who cooked on dozens of television shows,was admitted to a New Jersey hospital after returning from a trip to Mumbai in March.

Actress Patricia Bosworth, who starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in “the Nonn’ s Story “, died April 2 in New York of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. She was 86. Her works include “the Men in My Life: a Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s,” “Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story” and ” Jane Fonda: the Private Life of a Public Woman.”

Jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney died of complications from COVID-19 in March 31. He was 59. The Grammy winner studied with Miles Davis from 1985 until the celebrated musician’s death in 1991. The Philadelphia-born Wallace’s albums include “Verses,” “Obsession” and “No Room for Argument.””

Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, 94, died April 1 of COVID-19 at his home in New Jersey. Bucky-the father of noted musicians John Pizzarelli and Martin Pizzarelli-worked with artists such as Benny Goodman, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Stéphane Grappelli during his long career. Also he became a collaborator musician in The Tonight Show Band on the “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1964.

March, singer, songwriter and guitarist Alan Merrill died of complications caused by the novel coronavirus. He was 69. In addition to being the author and lead singer of the original version of the track “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” recorded by the Arrows in 1975 and later made famous by Joan Jett, Alan was known as the first Western musician to achieve pop star status in Japan.

English actress Hilary Heath (also known as Hilary Dwyer) died March 30 of complications related to COVID-19. She was 74. Hilary landed roles in films such as 1968 ” Witchfinder General “and 1970” Wuthering Heights. “The Liverpool-native was best known for her many appearances in horror films in the late 1960s and early 1970s. You see here in the 1970s horror film “Cry of the Banshee.”

Actor Allen Garfield, 80, died April 7 of COVID-19.His impressive list of credits include appearances in films such as “Irreconcilable Differences” “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “Diabolique. “He is pictured here in an episode of the series” Sports Night ” in 2000.

According to a statement from her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma is the world’s first queen to die from the coronavirus. She died in Paris on March 26 at the age of 86. Maria Teresa is a distant cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI.

English actor Jay Benedict died April 4 of health complications caused by coronavirus. He was 68. He appeared in such films as “Aliens” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Popular acting teacher Wynn Handman, who co-founded and directed the American Place Theatre in New York City, an influential part of the off-Broadway scene after it opened in 1963, died on 11. His theater championed new playwrights like a young Sam Shepard early in your career and owned actors like Robert de Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Raul Julia, Faye Dunaway and John Leguizamo.

Musician-producer Hal Willner, 64, died at home in New York City on April 7. He had symptoms consistent with those that caused COVID-19, but could not be tested before his death. The Philadelphia native was famous for his tribute albums that featured a range of musicians and musical styles, including rock, jazz and classical. He was also a longtime sketch-music producer on “Saturday Night Live.”

Actor Forrest Compton, best known for his work on the soap opera “Edge of the Night,” died April 5 of complications related to COVID-19. He was 94. He also appeared in 1961’s “the Outsider” and 1991’s “McBain.”