Famous Japanese comedian Ken Shimura died from coronavirus. Shimura who had undergone a lung cancer surgery a few years ago, was admitted to the hospital on March 19 after he complained of respiratory problem and developed fever.
Fans took to twitter to express their grief.
Many celebrities have been infected with coronavirus.
Oscar-winning star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson who were receiving treatment for coronavirus.
Hanks took to social media to share his health update, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
“Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better,” he wrote.
He also encouraged people to practice social-distancing.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had disclosed a few days ago that he has tested positive for coronavirus but will continue to discharge his duties from self-isolation.
He became the second high-profile British leader to test positive for coronavirus in recent days after Prince Charles, the heir to the the throne. Some ministers in the Johnson government and MPs have also tested positive for Covid-19.
“I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus, that’s a temperature and a persistent cough,” Johnson said in a video posted on his Twitter account.
Earlier, a 10 Downing Street spokesman had said that Johnson’s “symptoms are mild and he will continue to lead the government response to the virus while he self-isolates”, the BBC reported.