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.
The acclaimed playwright and four-time Tony winner for shows like "Ragtime" and "Master Class" died at the age of 81 from the virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, a New Jersey musical icon, died April 1 at 94 from complications of coronavirus.