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Article's first page uploaded April 5, 2020
This page of article uploaded May 5, 2020
This page updated May 31, 2020


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We salute the following from the world of culture and the arts who succumbed to COVID-19 along with 368,711+ others in our planet

 

FEBRUARY - MARCH | APRIL | MAY

 


 

Yu Lihua (United States, Taiwan)
writer
(November 28, 1931 - May 1, 2020 in Washington, D.C.)

the paperback cover of the Chinese edition of Yu Lihua's Reunion with the Palm, 2010

 


 

Dave Greenfield (United Kingdom)
keyboardist, singer and songwriter (for The Stranglers)
(March 29, 1949 - May 3, 2020)

The Stranglers - "No More Heroes," 21 January 1978. [Uploaded by TopPop, 2016]

 


 

Aldir Blanc (Brazil)
lyricist and percussionist (in partnership with guitarist-singer João Bosco), singer-songwriter and crônica author
(September 2, 1946 - May 4, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

João Bosco interprets the song "Dois Pra Lá, Dois Pra Cá" (Two There, Two Here) after Aldir Blanc talks about its lyrics. [Uploaded by valeriabdiniz, 3 October 2011]
 

João Bosco and Aldir Blanc in a television special in 1974. [Uploaded by Maria Figueiredo, 5 May 2020]
 

Aldir Blanc - "Resposta ao Tempo" (Response to Time), from Blanc's solo album Vida Noturna (Night Life) released 29 January 2015. [Uploaded by Aldir Blanc - Topic, 4 July 2015]

 


 

Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite (United States)
undergraduate- and graduate-level children's literature courses instructor, book editor; until today Huthwaite was the last surviving female member of the World War II Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program as secretary to George L. Stout of the program's Japan division
(August 24, 1927 - May 4, 2020 in Westland, Michigan)

House Speaker John Boehner (left) presents in 2015 the Congressional Gold Medal to Ms. Huthwaite (right) and two other former members of the Monuments team—from left, Harry Ettlinger and Richard M. Barancik. With them was the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (second from right). As of today, Mr. Barancik is the last remaining survivor of the original Monuments team. [Photo by Alex Brandon grabbed from nytimes.com]

 


 

Dragan Vučić (North Macedonia)
singer, songwriter and television host
(1955 - May 4, 2020 in Skopje)

Dragan Vucic - "Marija," live on NNK, 26 January 2020. [Uploaded by Nikad nije kasno, 6 February 2020]

 


 

Kiing Shooter (United States)
rapper
(July 25, 1995 - May 5, 2020 in Long Island City)

Kiing Shooter - "Twin Gloccs" (official video). [Uploaded by Kiing Shooter, 4 February 2020]

 


 

Ciro Pessoa (Brazil)
singer-songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, screenwriter, journalist, writer and poet
(June 12, 1957 - May 5, 2020 in São Paulo)

Ciro Pessoa - "Em dia com a rebeldia" (Up to date with rebellion), live on Estúdio Showlivre, 2010. [Uploaded by Showlivre, 14 September 2010]


Ciro Pessoa - "Minha mulher ampulheta" (My woman hourglass), live on Estúdio Showlivre, 2010. [Uploaded by Showlivre, 14 September 2010]

 


 

Daniel Cauchy (France)
film actor and producer
(March 13, 1930 - May 7, 2020)

Interview with Daniel Cauchy about Bob La Flambeur, a 1956 Jean Pierre Melville film Cauchy acted in. [Uploaded cuorenucleare, 2016]

 


 

Daisy Lúcidi (Brazil)
actress, radio broadcaster and politician
(August 10, 1929 - May 7, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

A montage of shots with Daisy Lúcidi, best known today for her role as the evil Valentina Miranda in the TV series Passione (2010)

 


 

Ty (United Kingdom)
rapper
(August 17, 1972 - May 7, 2020 in London)

Ty - "So What" (official music video). [Uploaded by Empire Records, 12 December 2014]

 


 

Jesus Chediak (Brazil)
actor, film producer and stage director
(1942 - May 8, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Jesus Chediak as Tiradentes. [Video uploaded by Noilton Nunes, 9 May 2020]

 


 

Carl Tighe (United Kingdom)
essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and academic
(April 26, 1950 - May 8, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Cover of one of Carl Tighe's books

 


 

Victor Scott (Trinidad and Tobago)
singer with the Les Humphries Singers
(February 13, 1943 - May 8, 2020)

Victor Scott (in hat) leading the Les Humphries Singers - "It's a Beautiful Day" (Reiner Schöne), 1971. [Video uploaded by fritz51326, 2009]

 


 

Carlos José (Brazil)
singer and songwriter
(September 22, 1934 - May 9, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Carlos José - "Esmeralda" (Filadelfo Nunes and Fernando Barreto), 1960. [Uploaded by luciano hortencio, 2012]

 


 

Abraham Palatnik (Brazil)
kinetic artist and inventor
(February 2, 1928 - May 9, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Abraham Palatnik, Aparelho Cinecromático (Cinechromatic Apparatus), 1964, one of the works on display in the exhibition Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil - The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland. [Uploaded by VernissageTV, 30 December 2009]

 


 

David Corrêa (Brazil)
samba, samba-enredo and pagode music singer-songwriter
(June 5, 1937 - May 10, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

David Corrêa - "Estrela de Oiá" (Oiá Star). [Uploaded by Nando, Samba Club, 2014]

 


 

Sérgio Sant'Anna (Brazil)
poet and metafiction writer
(October 30, 1941 - May 10, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Sérgio Sant'Anna. [Photo from sul21.com.br]

 


 

Alberto Carpani (Italy)
singer, dj and producer
(April 23, 1956 - May 11, 2020 in Portofino)

Alberto Carpani (aka Albert One) - "For Your Love," live on Disco Inverno Pistoia, RAI TV, 1986. [Uploaded by GrVidsMaster3, 2014]

 


 

Renée Claude (Canada)
singer and actress
(July 3, 1939 - May 12, 2020 in Montreal)

Renée Claude - "Tu Trouveras la Paix" [You'll Find Peace] (Stéphane Venne), 1970. [Uploaded by DjDedales, 2016]

 


 

Anthony Bailey (United Kingdom)
writer and art historian
(January 5, 1933 - May 13, 2020 in Harwich)

Anthony Bailey. [Photo from nytimes.com]

 


 

Riad Ismat (Syria)
writer, critic and theater director
(July 11, 1947 - May 13, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois)

Riad Ismat delivers, as scholar-in-residence at North Central College, his lecture "Syria: Tolerance or Violence," 25 September 2014. [Video uploaded 9 October 2014 by North Central College Political Science Department]

 


 

Yoshio (Mexico)
singer
(October 15, 1959 - May 13, 2020 in Mexico City)

Yoshio - "Reina de Corazones" (Queen of Hearts), 1984. [Music video uploaded by PRIVADO 80s, 2020]

 


 

Anisuzzaman (Bangladesh)
fiction writer, Bengali literature academic and activist
(February 18, 1937 - May 14, 2020 in Dhaka)

Anisuzzaman. [Photo by Dipu Malakar grabbed from en.prothomalo.com]

 


 

Joey Giambra (United States)
jazz trumpeter/composer/bandleader, poet, playwright and restaurateur
(? - May 14, 2020)

Buffalo, New York's WKBW TV on Joey Giambra's tribute to Buffalo's West Side, a poetic narrative titled Bread & Onions, 2018. [Uploaded by WKBW TV | Buffalo, NY, 23 Aug 2018]

 


 

Olga Savary (Brazil)
writer, poet and literary critic
(May 21, 1933 - May 15, 2020 in Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro)

Olga Savary. [Photo by Divulgação grabbed from entretenimento.uol.com.br]

 


 

Pilar Pellicer (Mexico)
film and television actress
(February 2, 1938 - May 16, 2020 in Mexico City)

The Confession trailer with Amparo (Pilar Pellicer) for the episode "Las Cotuchas, Empresarias" of the Mexican TV series Mujeres Asesinas (Killer Women). [Video uploaded 19 July 2012 by female assassinsHD]

 


 

Ratnakar Matkari (India)
playwright, writer and film producer
(November 17, 1938 - May 17, 2020 in Mumbai)

Ratnakar Matkari. [Photo grabbed from marathikhabri.com]

 


 

Ken Nightingall (United Kingdom)
sound engineer
(1928 - May 19, 2020)

Who Is Star Wars Man in Pink Shorts? [Video uploaded by That Junkman, 2019]

 


 

Hugo Ryckeboer (Belgium)
dialectologist specializing in French Flemish dialects
(July 26, 1935 - May 21, 2020 in Oudenaarde)

The cover of a copy of Hugo Ryckeboer and Veronique de Tier's Woordenboek van de Vlaamse Dialecten (Dictionary of the Flemish Dialects), 2001. [Photo by Adriaan D'Haens grabbed from Twitter]

 


 

Samvel Gasparov (Russia)
film director and short story writer
(June 7, 1938 - May 26, 2020 in Moscow)

Как дома, kак дела? (Kak doma, kak dela?), 1987, directed by Samvel Gasparov. [Uploaded by kinorollers, 7 October 2018]

 


 

Evaldo Gouveia (Brazil)
singer-songwriter
(August 8, 1928 - May 29, 2020 in Fortaleza)

Evaldo Gouveia - "Brigas," live. [Uploaded by Radar Records Oficial, 13 April 2016]

 


 

[r.i.p.]

 

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