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Famous names hit by Covid-19

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:

Manu Dibango
The veteran Afro-jazz star from Cameroun was the first international figure to die from Covid-19, succumbing on March 24 aged 86.

Terrence McNally
The revered American playwright also died on March 24, aged 81.

Pape Diouf 
Senegal’s Diouf, 68, ex-president of French football club Olympique de Marseille, died on March 31 in Dakar.

Ellis Marsalis
The jazz great died on April 1 aged 85 after contracting the virus.

Luis Sepulveda
The best-selling exiled Chilean writer, 70, died on April 16 at a hospital in Spain six weeks after testing positive.

Lee Konitz
The American jazz saxophonist died on April 17 aged 92.

Paulinho Paiakan 
Indigenous leader Paiakan, one of the biggest defenders of the Amazonian rainforest, died aged 65, it was announced on June 17.

Kenzo Takada
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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