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Pink attacks ‘travesty’ of US testing after contracting COVID-19

Pink attacks ‘travesty’ of US testing after contracting COVID-19

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Pink has demanded more COVID-19 testing in the US after revealing she contracted the deadly virus.In an Instagram post, the singer described the illness as "serious and real" and said it affects the "young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor". She described current testing efforts as a "travesty" and urged people to stay at home. Image: Pink and Jameson at an awards show in November She wants testing to be "free and more widely accessible" and has donated a million dollars to two emergency funds.Pink and her son Jameson, three, were showing symptoms of COVID-19 two weeks ago, she said. ...
Little and Large star Eddie Large dies ‘after contracting coronavirus in hospital’

Little and Large star Eddie Large dies ‘after contracting coronavirus in hospital’

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Comedian Eddie Large, best known for his comedy double act Little and Large, has died after contracting COVID-19 in hospital, his agent has confirmed.His family said he caught the coronavirus while being treated for heart failure, and his son, Ryan McGinnis, posted on Facebook: "It is with great sadness that Mum and I need to announce that my dad passed away in the early hours of this morning."He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight." Image: Large was best known for his comedy partnership with Syd Little. Pic: ITV/Shutterstock Large, real name Edward McGinnis, was best known for his partnership with Syd Little, wit...
Grammy-winning country music star dies after contracting coronavirus

Grammy-winning country music star dies after contracting coronavirus

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Grammy-winning country music star Joe Diffie has died two days after revealing he had contracted coronavirus.The 61-year-old had a string of hits in the US in the 1990s and had two albums that went platinum. On Friday, he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 - the first country music star to go public with such a diagnosis. Image: Diffie pictured attending the 2019 Country Music Awards Diffie's publicist Scott Adkins said the singer, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, died on Sunday due to complications from the virus.The US has the most coronavirus cases in the world, with more than 136,000 suspected and confirmed infections, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the outbreak. ...
Transformers star’s father dies after contracting coronavirus

Transformers star’s father dies after contracting coronavirus

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Transformers actress Sophia Myles has announced her father has died after contracting coronavirus.The star, 40, revealed on 14 March that her father Peter had caught the illness while battling other underlying health conditions. She has been posting regular updates about Mr Myles, a retired Church of England vicar, and posted photographs of visiting him in hospital.On Saturday, she said he had died. RIP Peter Myles. ❤️My dear Dad died only a few hours ago. It was the Corona Virus that finally took him.— Sophia Myles (@SophiaMyles) March 21, 2020 She told her Twitter followers: "RIP Peter Myles. My dear Dad died only a few hours ago. It was the coronavirus that finally took him."