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50th Anniversary Jazz Fest Press Conference

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Update 4/2/2020:

Legendary Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. has passed away. According to his son, Branford, the cause of death was complications from CoronaVirus COVID-19. The New Orleans native’s contribution to Jazz can be felt all over his city and the world. Along with his sons Wynton, Branford, Delfayo and Jason Marsalis, he taught and mentored many, including Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Harry Connick, Jr.

Marsalis brought the education of Jazz to the classroom, at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, then University in Richmond and the University of New Orleans. All while recording around 20 albums as the lead, starting with the 1985 album Syndrome to The Ellis Marsalis Quintet Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis, released in 2018.

 

Ellis Marsalis Jr. was 85 years old.

Source | New York Times

 

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Update 3/24/2020:

African saxophonist Manu Dibango dies of CoronaVirus COVID-19 on Tuesday. His biggest hit, Soul Makossa’s “breakbeat” has been used in Hip-Hop over the years, including on the Jay-Z song “Face Off” featuring Sauce Money on his 1998 Album “In My Lifetime, Vol. 1.” Dibango’s Family took to Facebook with the announcement:

“Dear family, dear friends, dear fans,
A voice raises from far away…
It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020, at 86 years old, further to covid 19.”

As the days go by, more and more public figures are testing positive caught with the deadly coronavirus virus.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to come out with the Coronavirus. Since then many celebrities and sports figures have tested positive for COVID-19.

See the full list below.

Update 3/20/2020 by Robert Longfellow:

Unless you’ve dedicated to avoiding the world, or on a desert meditation retreat like that actor, then you’re aware the Coronavirus is a global pandemic. No one is safe, with a number of celebrities having been diagnosed with COVID-19 or at least quarantining after exposure.

While the thousands of deaths are very real, for many it hasn’t really touched them in a way that illustrates how serious things are. But when famous people start coming down with the potentially fatal diagnosis, more people start to snap to attention.

Same goes for organizations. For example, the NBA basically closed up shop when one of its star players was diagnosed.

We put together a list of some of the more prominent Coronavirus cases below (which more than likely will continue to grow.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and if you can, stay the hell home.

Update 3/17/2020: NBA Star Kevin Durant Announces he has tested positive with CoronaVirus COVID-19.

Update: Actor Idris Elba announced on Social media that he has tested positive with CoronaVirus COVID-19.

Elba said: “This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.”

Original Story:

Well, this Coronavirus is spreading by the second. As the days go by, more and more public figures are getting caught with the deadly virus.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to come out with the Coronavirus. Chet Hanks, son of Tom & Rita came out to social media shortly after the announcement of his parents to give their fans an update on his families health. Chet assures us that his parents are in high spirits and are doing just fine. Following the Hanks news was the NBA suspending the season indefinitely due to two players on the Utah Jazz getting the Coronavirus.

Here is the official list of celebs that currently have the Coronavirus. Stay safe out here people!

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Official List Of All Celebrities With The Coronavirus  was originally published on rnbphilly.com

1. Ellis Marsalis Jr.

Ellis Marsalis Jr. Source:Getty

2. Scarface

Scarface

3. Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales

Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales

4. Slim Thug

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Just found out I got Corona virus

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5. Manu Dibango

6. Slim Thug

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Just found out I got Corona virus

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7. Rudy Gobert

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#ontothenextone

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8. Tom Hanks

9. Rita Wilson

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Can’t get enough of Sydney!

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10. Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell Source:NBA Photos

11. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Source:Getty

12. Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during the Premier League

Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during the Premier League Source:Getty

13. Australia’s former home affairs minister Peter Dutton

Australia’s former home affairs minister Peter Dutton Source:Getty

14. Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta

Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta Source:Getty

15. Idris Elba

Idris Elba Source:Getty

16. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Source:Courtesy of Nike

17. Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart

18. Francis Suarez

Francis Suarez

19. Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

20. Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen

21. Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

22. Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

23. Indira Varma

Indira Varma

24. DJ Black N Mild

DJ Black N Mild