The entertainment industry mourns the loss of creative talents in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adam Schlesinger is the founding member of the band “Fountains of Wayne,” which popularized the song “Stacy’s Mom,” died of complications from coronavirus.
The 52-year old singer-songwriter won an Emmy in 2019 for his work creating music for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
COVID-19 has also taken actor Mark Blum, who acted with Madonna in “Desperately Seeking Susan.”
Broadway is also mourning the loss of tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, who wrote “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and the musical “Kiss of the Spiderwoman.”
The virus has continued to plague people from all walks of life — proving that fame and wealth do not provide shield and protection from the deadly infection.
In March, the growing list of prominent figures and celebrities who contracted the virus included Prince Charles, actress Debi Mazar, and basketball player Kevin Durant.
COVID-19 has also taken the stepfather of Filipino actor Nico Santos.
His mother has also tested positive, but is not in the hospital.
The “Superstore” star detailed his family’s heartbreak in a social media post last week.
While Hollywood remains in quarantine, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has advised its residents to wear homemade masks in order to keep safe, and also announced that his office will prosecute non-essential businesses that remain open.