From world leaders and royals to sports stars and artists, the coronavirus has hit millions around the world, including the rich and famous.
Here is a roundup of high-profile figures who died by Covid-19:
The veteran Afro-jazz star from Cameroun was the first international figure to die from Covid-19, succumbing on March 24 aged 86.
The revered American playwright also died on March 24, aged 81.
Senegal’s Diouf, 68, ex-president of French football club Olympique de Marseille, died on March 31 in Dakar.
The jazz great died on April 1 aged 85 after contracting the virus.
The best-selling exiled Chilean writer, 70, died on April 16 at a hospital in Spain six weeks after testing positive.
The American jazz saxophonist died on April 17 aged 92.
Indigenous leader Paiakan, one of the biggest defenders of the Amazonian rainforest, died aged 65, it was announced on June 17.
Japan’s most famous fashion designer and founder of the global Kenzo brand died on October 4 at the American Hospital of Paris.
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