With the spread of coronavirus across the United States and around the world, the death toll continues to rise.
For privacy, officials are only reporting the numbers of individuals who have died from coronavirus.
Some families choose to self-report, including families of famous individuals.
Reports of celebrity deaths have become more frequent during the last few days.
These are just some individuals you may know from music, TV, movies, or just from the news:
Sergio Rossi, 'master' Italian shoe designer, dies of coronavirus complications at 84
A source at the hospital, which is located in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, confirmed Rossi's death to CNN on Saturday, but wouldn't disclose any further details regarding Rossi's stay at the hospital, his medical history or background, nor the exact date and time of his death.
More than 14,600 people have died of Covid-19 in Italy, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University -- the highest death count for any country. Italy, which is four weeks into a nationwide lockdown as part of attempts to curb the spread of Covid-19, has confirmed nearly 120,000 cases of the virus.
Renowned as a ground-breaking shoe designer, Rossi was popular among various high-end models and celebrities including Adriana Lima, Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.
In a statement issued to Rossi's official Instagram account, Riccardo Sciutto, the CEO for Sergio Rossi Group, paid homage to Rossi.
"Sergio Rossi was a master, and it is my great honor to have met him and gotten to present him the archive earlier this year. His vision and approach will remain our guide in the growth of the brand and the business," Sciutto said.
"He loved women and was able to capture a woman's femininity in a unique way, creating the perfect extension of a woman's leg through his shoes. Our long and glorious history started from his incredible vision and we'll remember his creativity forever," Sciutto added.
In March, Rossi's company announced on Instagram that it would be donating 100,000 Euros ($108,000) to finance the fight against coronavirus, while also pledging 100 percent of online sales to the cause.
"We want to be part of the rebirth of Italy, which is why Sergio Rossi chooses to take concrete action by supporting the hospital ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco in Milan with a donation of €100,000 and by launching a challenge to all women who have loved wearing our collections over the years. From the 14th to the 20th of March, 100% of the proceeds made on SergioRossi.com will be donated to support the fight against Covid--19," the company said.
Rossi is survived by his son, Gianvito Rossi, who posted a tribute to his late father, calling him "Maestro" via the Instagram account of his own shoe brand.
Metro Atlanta nurse dies from coronavirus
ATLANTA — A metro Atlanta hospital nurse has died from coronavirus, GHN has learned.
The Georgia Nurses Association confirmed a death of an RN, but did not identify the hospital and did not have any personal information about the identity of the nurse.
The person would be the first Georgia nurse “we know of who has died’’ from COVID-19, Matt Caseman, executive director of the Nurses Association, told GHN.
Nurses as well as other health care workers have been working under extraordinary circumstances since the pandemic began.
They have also persevered during a shortage of personal protective equipment, such as masks, gowns, gloves and face shields.
Nurses have died from coronavirus in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, according to media reports.
The American Nurses Association recently joined other medical organizations calling for more PPE to lessen potential staff shortages caused by illness and quarantines.
Georgia has been dealing with a nursing shortage for some time, and the coronavirus crisis has worsened the staffing situation.
The president of the Nurses Association, Richard Lamphier, said in an organization communique, “We lost our first colleague as a result of infection of COVID-19.
“Today it is with heavy hearts that we heard of the first Georgia nurse to pass away from COVID-19 in the line of duty. I would like to ask every nurse and citizen of Georgia to please take a moment to recognize our fallen colleague.”
Lamphier added that public support for nurses has been gratifying.
“We see you in the parking lots, we see the signs in the yards and hear your support,” he said. “I ask for those that believe in the power of prayer to please consider lifting the health care professionals who are up from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We will lose colleagues, family and friends to this deadly disease. We will be there for you and each other.”
Asked about the death, Lisa Eichelberger, an RN and dean of the College of Health at Clayton State University, said that bedside nursing has always been a stressful profession.
“But in my 40-year career, I have never seen this type of pervasive, constant level of anxiety,” Eichelberger said. “There is real fear not only about the nurses’ own personal safety but the safety of their family.
“The AIDS epidemic changed everything in health care, and nurses were apprehensive about contagion then. But it wasn’t anything like COVID-19.”
As of 7 p.m. Friday, there were 5,967 cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 198 deaths.
Dougherty Probate Court Judge Nancy Stephenson dies following coronavirus diagnosis
ALBANY — Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson, 63, of Albany died Wednesday at her home in Albany from cardiac issues complicated by COVID-19.
Stephenson recently tested positive for the virus and succumbed to complications associated with it on Wednesday. Private family graveside services are planned. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at Albany First United Methodist Church.
Stephenson’s husband, Dougherty County State Court Judge John Stephenson, has also tested positive for the virus and is self-quarantined at home, Holder said.
A native of Tifton, Nancy Stephenson was the fifth of six children of Dr. William T. Smith and Cecilia Travis Smith. She was born on April 28, 1956, attending public schools in Tift County. She attended the University of Georgia and the University of Georgia School of Law and was very proud to be a “Double Dawg.” Upon receiving her juris doctor degree in 1981, she briefly worked for a legal publishing company in Atlanta before moving to Albany, where two of her brothers had established medical practices.
Judge Stephenson started her legal career in Albany as a staff attorney for Georgia Legal Services before moving to private practice with John Salter and Walter Kelley. She later became the first full-time female assistant district attorney for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit. In 1992, she discovered her true calling in life, running for and being elected Probate judge of Dougherty County, a position she has held without opposition for 27 years.
Judge Stephenson was a member of Albany First United Methodist Church and a regular member of the New Horizons Sunday School Class. She was a member of Mended Hearts and The Albany Town Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. She served on numerous local civic boards over the past 30 years.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Judge John M. Stephenson; two sons, John Mark Stephenson Jr. of Portland, Ore., and William Harry Stephenson of New York City; her siblings, Dr. Bruce Alexander Smith of Lake Oconee, Ga., Dr. Livingston Travis Smith of Lutz, Fla., Dr. Christopher Campbell Smith of Albany, and Dr. Cecilia McKay of Portland, Ore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to a favorite charity, The Maggie Joe Hogg Alzheimer Care Center, or to Albany First United Methodist Church. Because Judge John Stephenson also tested positive for COVID-19, he will not be able to receive visitors at this time. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Stephenson died only three days after Dougherty County Superior Court Judge Victoria Darrisaw issued an order closing the county’s courthouse. Albany has been identified as one of the nation’s “hot spots” for the virus.
Spanish princess becomes first royal to die from coronavirus
The princess, a distant cousin of King Felipe VI, was 86 and died in Paris on Thursday, her brother said.
Her funeral was held in Madrid on Friday.
As of Sunday a total of 2,606 people in France had died from coronavirus, France's director-general of health, Jérôme Salomon, said, marking an increase of 292 deaths in 24 hours.
France recorded a total of 40,174 confirmed cases of the virus Sunday, according to the French public health website. That's 2,599 more cases than on Saturday, marking a 6.9% increase -- a smaller rise than the past several days.
Spain has also recorded a smaller percentage increase in case numbers in recent days. The country has recorded more than 80,000 cases and 6,803 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
The British royal family has also been affected by the global pandemic.
Prince Charles, first in line to the British throne, tested positive for coronavirus on March 25. Charles, 71, is currently self-isolating.
Jefferies Group CFO dies of coronavirus complications
The chief financial officer of Jefferies Group LLC, Peregrine "Peg" Broadbent, has died from coronavirus complications, the company said in a statement Sunday.
Broadbent, who was 56-years-old, had served as CFO of the financial services company since 2007. The company has appointed Teri Gendron, CFO of Jefferies Financial Group, as the interim CFO and chief accounting officer of Jefferies Group.
"For over a dozen years, Peg has been our CFO and partner, and helped us build Jefferies from less than half its current size, and navigate through hard times and good times," the company said. "He has also been a much-loved and respected leader to the incredible global team that provides the support, foundation and glue across our firm."
Global deaths from the coronavirus have now surpassed 30,000. The United States now has the most confirmed cases worldwide, and the Centers for Disease Control has issued a travel advisory urging people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for the next two weeks.
Broadbent joined Jefferies in 2007 after 16 years at Morgan Stanley, where he worked in multiple positions including as managing director and head of institutional controllers. Prior to that, Broadbent worked for Coopers&Lybrand, the company later became PricewaterhouseCoopers following a merger.
Father of former Falcons QB Bobby Hebert dies from coronavirus
The father of former New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert Jr. died Saturday of complications from the coronavirus, the family announced. Bobby Hebert Sr. was 81.
Hebert Sr. was a colon cancer survivor who had multiple strokes and had open heart surgery for a birth defect.
Hebert Jr., who works for WWL Radio in New Orleans, discussed his father’s battle with the virus on a recent radio appearance, breaking down in tears as he spoke.
“You can be tough and the virus can still overwhelm you,” Hebert Jr. said on air, according to ESPN. He called coronavirus “an unseen enemy.”
Hebert Jr.’s son T-Bob, a former center and guard on the LSU football team from 2008-11, honored his grandfather via Twitter on Saturday.
“... He is the wisest, kindest, and most tactful person I have ever known,” T-Bob Hebert wrote. “He passed this morning and I love him and I will miss him.”
Hebert Jr. played seven seasons with the Saints (1985-92) and four more with the Atlanta Falcons (1993-96). He missed the entire 1990 season due to a contract dispute. He started 100 of the 118 games he played, throwing for 21,683 yards and 135 touchdowns with 124 interceptions.
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