24 Hollywood Stars Who Contacted or Died of Covid-19

Alex Morgan, 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, VMAs, Red Carpet Fashion

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Alex Morgan

On Jan. 5, the soccer star announced that she and husband Servando Carrasco contracted COVID-19 after traveling to California.

“Unfortunately, my family and I closed out 2020 learning that we had contracted Covid while in California over the holidays,” the athlete tweeted. “We are all in good spirits and recovering well. After our isolation is completed, I will follow US Soccer’s return to play guidelines to ensure my body is fully recovered and I can join my teammates back on the field soon. Be safe and happy new year.”

Larry King

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Larry King

According to Showbiz 411, the famed host is battling coronavirus and being treated at a Los Angeles hospital. E! News has reached out to King’s reps for comment.

Chloe Bennet, 2020 Critics Choice Awards, Red Carpet Fashion

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Chloe Bennet

“On Christmas morning I woke up with a high fever, and unable to breathe. I got tested, and I’m positive for COVID-19 … it’s been a rough week to say the least,” the actress shared on Instagram on New Year’s Eve. “I’m sharing this because I want to iterate to anyone who still may not be taking covid seriously, please please please f–king do. Covid sucks. It just really sucks.”

The star explained she and her family, who also tested positive, have been recovering. However, she noted, “We’re still not in the clear, but as of now we’re doing…okay.”

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Dr. Drew Pinsky

“Drew tested positve day 4 and @firstladyoflove is negative. #2020 #covid19 #youlive. Drew is home, under survelliance and fever is down,” the doctor’s wife shared to his Instagram on Tuesday, Dec. 29. “Drew is feeling better and will hopefully get well soon.”

D'Andra Simmons

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D’Andra Simmons

“D’Andra Simmons has tested positive for Covid and has been admitted to the Covid ward at UT Southwestern Hospital in Texas,” the Real Housewives of Dallas star’s publicist said in a statement released to E! News on Dec. 28. “Her oxygen levels were borderline, and she will start remdesivir. At this time, we ask you to respect her and [her] family’s privacy and to send your prayers for a speedy recovery.”

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jason Tartick

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Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick

On Christmas Eve, the Bachelor Nation couple announced they contracted COVID-19. Charley Pride, 2020 CMA Awards

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Charley Pride

After suffering complications from COVID-19, the legendary musician died at the age of 86 on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Sam Asghari

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Sam Asghari

Britney Spears‘ longtime boyfriend attributed his coronavirus recovery to his healthy lifestyle, writing on Instagram at the time, “I only had 1 day of common cold symptoms day 2 after testing positive but 24 hours later I was perfectly normal.”

Carol Sutton
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Carol Sutton

Steel Magnolias and Queen Sugar actress, Carol Sutton died on Thursday, Dec. 10 due to complications from COVID-19, per Variety. She was 76 years old.

Carrie Ann Inaba

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Carrie Ann Inaba

The Dancing With the Stars judge and The Talk co-host announced she tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 10. She told fans in an Instagram video, “I just wanted to remind you all to stay vigilant.

I’m following all the protocols and we have so many strict protocols in place. Even then I caught it. So friendly reminder to stay vigilant, take care of yourself, wear your mask, wash your hands a lot, and just be extra, extra careful, because you don’t want this.

I’m going to take good care of myself, so don’t worry about me. Be safe.”

Ellen DeGeneres, Hair Transformations, 2020
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Ellen Degeneres

On Dec. 10, the host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show revealed she had tested positive. “Fortunately, Im feeling fine right now,” she wrote on Instagram. “Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.”

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Kyle Richards

“Some of you may have heard I have COVID. I got it after these photos were taken,” the Bravo star shared on Instagram, alongside a family photo. “Since I was diagnosed I have been separated from my family in order to keep them healthy.”

The reality TV personality revealed her daughter Sophia also contracted the virus. “We will stay in isolation until it’s safe to see the family and others again,” Kyle wrote. “I can’t wait to hug them.”

Lewis Hamilton, The Fashion Awards 2019

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Lewis Hamilton

“Unfortunately, even though I returned three negative results this past week, I woke up yesterday morning with mild symptoms and requested another test which came back positive,” the Formula One driver told fans on Dec. 1. “I’ve immediately gone into self-isolation for ten days. I’m gutted not to be able to race the weekend but my priority is to follow the protocols and advice to protect others.”

Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr.

On Thanksgiving Day, the former Bachelor revealed he tested positive for COVID-19, saying it was “rough” to be kept from wife Lauren Burnham and daughter Alessi.

Bad Bunny

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Bad Bunny

The 26-year-old singer was scheduled to perform at the 2020 American Music Awards but had to cancel his presentation after testing positive for coronavirus. “Bad Bunny was originally set to perform his #1 global hit “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez live for the first time at the AMAs,” a press release stated, “but unfortunately, the artist tested positive for COVID-19, which forced him to cancel the presentation.”

Meghan King Edmonds

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Meghan King Edmonds

“I have been safe while traveling but I had an exchange on Tuesday where I did not protect myself and this is when I had to have been infected,” the Real Housewives of Orange County star shared on Instagram Stories on Sunday, Nov. 15.




The singer was reportedly hospitalized following a coronavirus diagnosis, according to TMZ. The outlet claimed the star was taken to the ICU and placed on a breathing ventilator. E! News has reached out Jeremih’s reps for confirmation and has yet to receive a response.

Larsa Pippen, Daily Front Row Awards

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Larsa Pippen

The former Real Housewives of Miami star revealed through Instagram on Nov. 13 that she has been battling COVID-19 for a week. “I’ve never felt pain like this,” she told her followers. Hugh Grant, Anna Elisabet Eberstein, Couples, 2019 SAG Awards

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Hugh Grant

On the Nov. 10 episode of The Late Show, the actor revealed he and his wife battled coronavirus early on in the pandemic. “It started as just a very strange syndrome where I kept breaking into a terrible sweat,” he said. “It was like a poncho of sweat, embarrassing really. Then my eyeballs felt about three sizes too big.”

Lee Brice

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Lee Brice

The country music singer pulled out of the 2020 CMA Awards after he tested positive for coronavirus. Variety reported that a representative for the artist told the Associated Press on Sunday, Nov. 8 that he is is “in good spirits and not experiencing any symptoms.” He also reportedly received his results before arriving for any award-show related activities.

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Tyler Hubbard

On Nov. 9, 2020 ahead of the CMA Awards, the Florida Georgia Line star shared he was diagnosed with coronavirus and quarantining on his tour bus.

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Khloe Kardashian

In a clip from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19. “Just found out that I do have corona,” she said. “I have been in my room. It’s gonna be fine, but it was really bad for a couple days.” Khloe also shared her symptoms, noting she suffered from vomiting, shaking and hot and cold flashes.

Sadie Robertson

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Sadie Robertson

On Oct. 26, the pregnant Duck Dynasty star shared that she was “just about fully recovered” from COVID-19 after spending time in the hospital with symptoms she described as “wild.”

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The actor revealed that he and his family tested positive for Coronavirus in a lengthy IGTV video. “I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family… and for me personally,” he shared in the 11-minute clip.

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