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These 5 Famous Musicians That Died Because Of Coronavirus

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The number of death because of this highly contagious Coronavirus is getting higher and higher as day passed by all around the world. This devastated rate is expected to increase unless there is a vaccine that can be successfully made to cure this disease. Musicians also got affected by the virus and some of them even lost their life because of this.

These are 5 famous musicians that lost their lives because of Coronavirus:

1) William Pursell

William Pursell was a well known American composer and also onetime session pianist. He was once a big name in a pop genre music but then he changed his genre and focus more to become a session player. One of his biggest hits would be the “Our Winter Love” song. This Grammy-nominated unfortunately died at the age of 94 on the 5th of September. According to her daughter, he battled with Covid-19 and also pneumonia. It was a great loss.

2) Trini Lopez

Trini Lopez was a multi-talented American singer, guitarist and also actor who made multiple hits that people still hear until now. Some of his most famous hits would be “Lemon Tree”, “Sally Was A Good Old Girl”, “I’m Comin’ Home, Cindy” and also a cover version of “If I Had A Hammer” that successfully got him a Golden Disc. This famous person also, unfortunately, died because of Covid-19 complications on the 11th of August at a hospital in Palm Springs. He was 83 years old when he died because of Covid-19.

3) Dave Greenfield

Dave Greenfield once was a member of a rock band that is The Stranglers and he also was a famous English keyboardist, singer, and also a songwriter. He joined the band on the year of 1975 and play for the band loyally for 45 years. Their biggest hit was the “Gold Brown” song. The band announced that he died at the age of 71 on 3rd May because of the complications from Covid-19.

4) Nick Cordero

Nick Cordero was a famous Canadian Broadway actor. He was once got nominated for the prestigious Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical category for his role as Cheech in the year of 2014 Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway and also was twice nominated for the Drama Desk Awards. He also was well known for television roles and also film roles. He died on the 5th of July at the age of 41. He also died after a long battle with Covid-19.

5) Troy Sneed

 

Troy Sneed was a very well-known American gospel singer, songwriter, and also musician. He was in fact the grammy-nominated gospel singer. He died at the age of 52 on the 27th of April also due to complications from Covid-19. Throughout his fabulous career, he had proud seven records on the Top Gospel Albums chart, and he also landed on the Hot Gospel Songs chart for 13 times. In the acting genre, he also appeared in the 1996 film The Preacher’s Wife, which starred Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.

Sources: Billboard.

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LATEST: Petrol Prices For RON95, RON97 Up 5 Sen, Diesel Remains Unchanged

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The retail price of RON95 and RON97 petrol up 5 sen per litre while Diesel remains unchanged per litre for one week period starting midnight tonight until the 3rd of March 2021.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance, based on the weekly retail pricing of petroleum products using the Automated Price Mechanism (APM) formula, the price per litre for RON95 is RM2.05, RON97 (RM2.35), and Diesel (RM2.15).

It is said the government will continue to monitor the trends of global crude oil prices and take appropriate measures to ensure the continued welfare and wellbeing of the people.

Sources: MOF

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Brazilian Female Mobile Gamer Allegedly Killed By Fellow E-Sports Player

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A Brazilian female gamer was allegedly killed by a fellow E-Sports player in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her body was found at the home of the suspect. The suspect reportedly recorded a video admitting to the crime before sharing it with a group of gamers via Whatsapp. This includes a gaming organization called Gamers Elite Clan.

He later turned himself in at the advice of his brother. The suspect confessed to being in fit mental health and that he planned everything. The authorities have seized evidence in relation to the case such as pictures, proof of meetings prior to the murder, and a notebook where he allegedly wrote all of his plans.

The victim was a rising star and played for organizations like FBI Esports and Jaguares Esports. They expressed their condolences and urged for justice to this case.

“It is with deep sadness that Jaguares Esports wishes strength to SOL’s family and the FBI Esports team. We are all in mourning. Rest in peace and justice be done,” they said.

The real motive of the murder is uncertain. However, many speculate on the jealousy between players in the same field. Despite the confession, this case is still undergoing investigation.

This brings forth the dire state of crime towards women in Brazil. The victim was actively working with the Battle Girls organization and even help create a safe space for women in E-sports.

Source: IGN, E-sports Observer

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Brand New Merchandise Collection From IKEA Will Be Available In Malaysia Soon

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Recently, IKEA has announced that its limited edition clothing collection called the ‘EFTERTRÄDA’ collection is finally making its way to Malaysia. The furniture retail company has teased us with a sneak peek of the collection, which will be available in stores on the 4th of March and online on the 11th of March in its Facebook post.

The collection which is a limited edition collection will be featuring hoodies, T-shirts, bath towels, water bottles, tote bags, umbrellas, and many more interesting items.

The limited-edition merchandise collection got first unveiled in IKEA Japan last year, then the collection was later introduced to several countries, including Singapore and Thailand. After a while, now it’s Malaysia’s turn. This collection keeps its designs simple and also minimalistic, with either the IKEA logo or barcode of its best-selling product and that would be the BILLY bookcase.

Picture: IKEA

Picture: IKEA

Picture: IKEA

The ‘EFTERTRÄDA’ collection is said to only be available while stocks last and is limited to two pieces per article for each customer who shops in-store.

Sources: IKEA, Facebook IKEA

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