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In this May 2012, photo, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura gestures with a funny face to a photographer in Tokyo. The nationally popular Japanese comedian, who said was drawing inspired from Jerry Lewis, has died of the COVID-19 pneumonia, a first known celebrity victim of the virus in Japan. He was 70. Shimura, who had fans of all generations with his slapstick jokes and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital, died of the virus Sunday, March 29, 2020, his agency, Izawa Office, said. (Kyodo News via AP)
Popular Japanese comedian dies from the coronavirusPopular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease
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Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washingElmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on
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Songwriter of 'I Love Rock and Roll' dies of COVID-19 His daughter says Alan Merrill — who wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus
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File---Picture taken May 7, 2012 shows Polish conductor ARCHIV - Der polnische composer Krzysztof Penderecki in Frankfurt, eastern Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like “The Shining” and “Shutter Island,” has died
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 27, 1998 file photo, John Callahan of "All My Children" kisses his award after winning Outstanding Lead Actor at the Soap Opera Digest Awards in Universal City, Calif. Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66. His ex-wife and former co-star Eva LaRue announced his death on her social media account on Saturday, March 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died
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Songwriter of 'I Love Rock and Roll' dies of COVID-19 His daughter says Alan Merrill — who wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus
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FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it's not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus. Gaga said Tuesday on her social media pages that while art can help heal, she just doesn't feel the time is right for the record, which was set to be released April 10.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Eilish, Carey, more sing from home to raise funds for virusBillie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl opened their doors to the world _ literally
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FILE - This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday, March 29, 2020 said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptomsThe family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday
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