Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 45 million people have been infected and we have unfortunately lost 1.18 million of them.
The coronavirus has infected millions of people around the world.
Several famous names have unfortunately lost their lives in the many tragedies around the globe
Here are some of the famous stars who tragically died of the coronavirus.
We have lost many famous faces, including Bobby Ball, Chris Trousdale and the Liverpool actress Hilary Dwyer.
The virus has also struck under names from the entertainment world.
The most famous is half of the double performance Cannon and Ball with Tommy Cannon. They hosted ITV’s The Cannon and Ball Show between 1979 and 1988, BirminghamLive reports.
A statement from its manager Phil Dale said: “Bobby had been taken to hospital for tests when he started having breathing difficulties.
Bobby died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on 28 October 2020.
“At first it was thought to be a chest infection, but a test proved positive for Covid-19.
“Bobby was a true comedy star who loved to entertain people and he loved life itself. I talked to him every day and it always ended in laughter!”
comedy partner Tommy Cannon said, “Rock on, my good friend, I can’t believe it, I’m devastated.”
The duo performed in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2005.
Later he wrote on Twitter: “I’m absolutely devastated, I lost my partner, my best friend and the funniest man I know. Thank you for your messages, prayers and love.”
Following the success of The Cannon And Ball Show, he appeared in a number of television series, including as Lenny in Last Of The Summer Wine from 2005 to 2008.
He also played Topsy Turner in Heartbeat, played Lee Mack’s annoying father Frank in the BBC one-sitcom Not Going Out since 2009 and took part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2012.
Ball was born Robert Harper in Oldham, Lancashire on January 28, 1944 and met Cannon, civil name Thomas Derbyshire, while working as a welder in a factory.