Artists who had COVID-19

Created by Alma Barroca on 16 Mar 2020 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 10 Sep 2020
Artists who had COVID-19

The title says it all. We have collections for artists who died of cancer, in car and airplane crashes and of AIDS (and even those who died onstage), so why not have one with those who had coronavirus disease? Worth mentioning that not everyone who caught the disease died. This is meant to be informational only, and just to support us and avoid fake news or incorrect information, sources are always given.

Confirmed on March 14 2020.

Source: (in Brazilian Portuguese)

Confirmed on March 12 2020.

Source: (in Brazilian Portuguese)

Top song:  No Mesmo Lugar

He died on March 16 2020 after recovering. Maybe he was the first singer known to have died as a result of COVID-19.

Source: (in Italian)

Artist | Spain Opera

Confirmed on March 22 2020.

Source: (in European Portuguese)

10. Testament

Several members of the band were confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 on March 22 2020.


11. Exodus

At least one member of this band, that was on tour with Testament, had all the symptoms of COVID-19. He confirmed it on March 18 2020.


Artist | Cameroon Funk Jazz

He died on March 24 2020, aged 86, after having tested positive.


Top song:  Soul Makossa
16. Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi's keyboardist David Bryan was tested positive on March 21 2020.


While hospitalized for treatment of leukemia, he contracted coronavirus and COVID-19. He died on March 27 2020.

Source: (in Brazilian Portuguese)

Top song:  Alô Alô
20. I Ribelli
Artist | Italy Rock

Their keyboardist Detto Mariano died on March 25 2020.

Source: (in Italian)

Top song:  Pugni chiusi

As of March 30 2020, he was critically ill and hospitalized. He died on April 08.


23. Riot

Their original guitarrist, Lou Kouvaris, died on March 29 2020.


Top song:  Bloodstreets

He confirmed on March 30 2020 he had been diagnosed with coronavirus, but was healed.

Source: (in Spanish)

26. Arrows

Their frontman Alan Merrill died in Manhattan on March 29, 2020, aged 69, from complications arising from COVID-19, during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States.


27. Pink

She confirmed that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and that she was already healed on April 04 2020.


Artist | France Pop

Drummer and singer Patrick Gibson died on April 05 2020.

Source: (in French)

Top song:  Que sera mi vida
Artist | Germany Comedy

Confirmed on March 21 2020.

Source: (in German)

Top song:  Schwarz und Weiß
34. Psiglo

Singer Ruben Melogno died on March 27.

Source: (in Portuguese)

Top song:  Vuela a mi galaxia
37. Mumuzinho
Artist | Brazil

Confirmed on April 24 2020.

Source: (in Portuguese)

Top song:  Se Você Jurar
Artist | Germany Pop

She was diagnosed on March 21, but recovered while quarantined in her home.

Source: (in German)

Their keyboardist Dave Greenfield died on May 3 2020, aged 71.


42. Ty (UK)

Although he received treatment for COVID-19 which had seemed successful, he died of pneumonia on May 07 2020.


Top song:  The Tale

He died of COVID-19 on April 15 2020, aged 92.


Top song:  Foolin' Myself
44. Titãs

Their founder, Ciro Pessoa, died at 62 on May 10 2020.

Source: (in Brazilian Portuguese)

Top 3 songs:  Marvin Epitáfio Flores
Artist | Italy Eurodance

Died on May 11 2020, aged 64.

Source: (in Italian)

Top song:  Heart on Fire
47. Madonna

Madonna admitted she did test positive, but did not envolve to COVID-19. She later stirred some controversy after claiming to have been healed with cloroquine, a medicine that doesn't have any guaranteed effects in the treatment of COVID, becoming victim to the cancel culture.


48. Yoshio
Artist | Mexico

While hospitalized for another health ailment, he contracted corona virus. He died on May 13 2020.

Source: (in Spanish)

49. Los Pasos
Artist | Spain Rock

Martín Careaga, bass guitar and vocals, died in April (death announced on April 18).

Source: (in Spanish)

Bocelli and his family (including his son Matteo) all received the diagnosis in March, but he only made it public on May 20, after being declared healed.


Their member Chris Trousdale died on June 2, aged 34.


53. Scarface

He tested positive in March 2020, but seems to have recovered.


Top 2 songs:  Smile I Seen A Man Die
Artist | Brazil Sertanejo

Zé Neto announced his diagnosis on June 28 2020. He was subject to heavy criticism as he did not respect isolation measures.

Source: (in Brazilian Portuguese).

Artist | Brazil MPB

She died on June 04 2020, aged 90.

Source:,2592... (in Brazilian Portuguese).

Top song:  Pobre menina rica
Artist | Canada

He died on July 05, after three months in a battle for a healing.


The famous 'La Bamba' singer died on August 11. He was 83.


On July 8, Kanye admitted he had felt ill with COVID, but later turned his attention towards the US presidential campaign.


Artist | Brazil Sertanejo

Simaria tested positive on August 21.

Source: (in Brazilian Portuguese).

Top 3 songs:  Amoreco Aperte O Play Loka
Artist | Brazil

Mariano tested positive in March and announced he had been cured in May 2020.

Source: (in Brazilian Portuguese).

Bruce Williamson, lead singer from 2005 to 2015, died on September 6 (aged 49).


malucamaluca    Sun, 22/03/2020 - 04:14

He died on March 16.

There is another singer who has died, Aurlus Mabélé on March 19, but we don't have lyrics of him here.

malucamaluca    Sun, 29/03/2020 - 23:22

Detto Mariano from "I Ribelli" band died of COVID-19, as well as Joe Diffie.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Mon, 30/03/2020 - 22:07

I could only find news saying that he tested negative, based on an Instagram post of his. Did he later test positive? If so, would you mind giving a source?

IrulaIrula    Mon, 30/03/2020 - 22:41

He actually said the test was negative on 03/30/20, but he remains in hospital with pneumonia. I will remove my post. I understood that his case was confirmed earlier.

malucamaluca    Mon, 30/03/2020 - 00:14

John Prine

malucamaluca    Mon, 30/03/2020 - 21:46

The guitarist of the band "Riot", Lou Kouvaris, also died of COVID-19.

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Mon, 30/03/2020 - 22:44

Surprised at the lack of Chinese, Korean and Japanese artist

malucamaluca    Thu, 02/04/2020 - 18:37

Adam Schlesinger of the band "Fountains of Wayne"

malucamaluca    Thu, 23/04/2020 - 15:51

She left the hospital today. Regular smile

florxquinflorxquin    Wed, 08/04/2020 - 01:53

John Prine died today.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Wed, 27/05/2020 - 22:56

Something happened here and I am/were not able to add it today (even tried logging out and in back). I'll give a look at it tomorrow, if I still can't manage to add it, please feel free to do it. Thanks for all your suggestions, by the way Regular smile

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Thu, 03/09/2020 - 22:08

LT should definitely add a 'haha' or 'lol' reaction in addition to 'like/unlike', 'cause I laughed histerically after reading this comment xD Sorry for late reply, though