In Memoriam: Famous Names and Faces Lost to Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has already infected more than 105,000 people in the tri-state and killed more than 2,600-- young, old, rich, poor, the anonymous and the famous.

These are some of the more prominent people to have died locally from the virus, whose U.S. epicenter is in New York City.

Terrence McNally

Terrance McNally attends the opening night performance of Broadway's "On the Twentieth Century" on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in New York.
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The acclaimed playwright and four-time Tony winner for shows like "Ragtime" and "Master Class" died at the age of 81 from the virus.

Floyd Cardoz

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2014 file photo shows chef Floyd Cardoz at "The Hundred-Foot Journey" premiere in New York. Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, has died of complications from the coronavirus, his company said Wednesday. He was 59.
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Chef Floyd Cardoz, a winner of "Top Chef Masters" and owner of a number of successful restaurants in New York and India, died at age 59.

Mark Blum

In this file photo, Actor Mark Blum attends the "Amy And The Orphans" Opening Night at Laura Pels Theatre on March 1, 2018 in New York City.
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The quintessential New York character actor -- the kind whose name you never knew, but whose face you recognized immediately from works like "Desperately Seeking Susan" and "Mozart in the Jungle" -- died at age 69.

Alan Merrill

Singer and bassist Alan Merrill of pop group Arrows, seen in this 1975 photoshoot. Merrill, best known for co-writing hit song "I Love Rock and Roll" will fellow rocker Joan Jett, died from complications from the coronavirus at the age of 69, according to his daughter.
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The songwriter, best known for the Joan Jett classic "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," died March 29 in a New York hospital emergency room while waiting for an ICU bed.

Adam Schlesinger

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Maury Phillips

The singer-songwriter, an Emmy and Grammy winner best known for his work with the band Fountains of Wayne (named after Wayne, New Jersey), died April 1.

Kevin Duffy

Judge Kevin Duffy, who oversaw high-profile NYC criminal cases in the 1990s including the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing trial, the Brink's robbery and shootout case, and the famed Pizza Connection mafia trial of the late 1980s, died April 1.

Bucky Pizzarelli

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Legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, a New Jersey musical icon, died April 1 at 94 from complications of coronavirus.

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