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Celebrities and entertainers who have died from complications related to COVID-19

12:39 PM | 10 Apr, 2020
Celebrities and entertainers who have died from complications related to COVID-19

LAHORE - The world is going through crucial times as coronavirus is getting out of control and millions of people have been affected by the viral disease so far along with several celebrities, athletes and politicians on a daily basis. While several have recovered completely following treatment or isolation at home, or are on the road to recovery, others have been less fortunate and have died from COVID-19.

Below is the list of celebrities who passed away suffering from COVID- 19:

1. Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, 81, died on 24th March due to complications from coronavirus. He was a lung cancer survivor who had chronic COPD. He was best known for his works Master Class, The Ritz and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

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2. Italian actress Lucia Bosé, 89, who appeared in more than 50 movies, died on 23rd March of pneumonia after being infected with COVID-19.

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3. Grammy-winning singer Joe Diffie, known for hits like Third Rock from the Sun and John Deere Green, passed away on 29th March at the age of 61.

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4. Actor and celebrity dialect coach Andrew Jack, 76, died of complications from coronavirus on 31st March. He portrayed Major Ematt in the Star Wars movies and worked on dialects and accents with top Hollywood stars such as Christian Bale.

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5. 68-year-old actor Jay Benedict, best known for his roles in Aliens and The Dark Knight Rises, died on 4th April due to coronavirus complications.

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6. Grammy- and Emmy-winning singer Adam Schlesinger, 52, best known for his hit Stacy’s Mom, died on 1st April as a result of complications from COVID-19. 

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7. 73-year-old singer-songwriter John Prine, who won a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys this year, died on 7th April as a result of complications related to COVID-19.

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8. Actress Lee Fierro, best known for her role in Jaws, died at the age of 91 on 5th April due to health complications related to coronavirus.

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9. Hal Willner, 64, music sketch producer and record producer for Disney tribute albums, also passed away on 7th April due to complications.

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10. Allen Garfield, a veteran character actor in the 1970s (best known for Nashville, The Conversation and Beverly Hills Cop II) died of coronavirus on 7th April at the age of 80.

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Many celebrities have been spreading safety advice over coronavirus outbreak, requesting fans to stay at home and stay safe. Singer Katy Perry shared a video on a Chinese microblogging site, saying, “I just wanted to let you know that we are all with you at this time, fighting. Stay healthy, positive... as best as you can. We are sending our prayers and we will get through this.” The video was shared by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus on Twitter, who thanked the star for sharing an important message of solidarity.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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