Fans are privy to the phrase “celebrities are also humans.” This is why there’s a consistent call for reduced scrutinization and online humiliation of these popular figures.
Usually, when celebrities are hurting because of the loss of a family member, the media doesn’t know about it.
And the recent pandemic has not been a friend to anyone, even if you’re a fan-favorite. Like many people who go through dark times, there are some celebrities who had to mourn the loss of a family member because of COVID-19.
Although these losses were not too-trending topics on social media pages, it still happened and these public figures are still in mourning. Keep reading to find out more details.
The Bush Family
Since he vacated his seat as President of the United States of America, George W. Bush has led a relatively low-key life. Yea we know! Once a President, always a President.
But Bush took the time to spend more quality time with his family members , which he wasn’t able to do while he was President.
Sadly, this very joyous family lost a sister, aunty and daughter to COVID-19. Jenna Bush Hager, was an aunty to President George W. Bush and the only sister of his father, President H.W. Bush.
Per “PEOPLE,” “Fifty Shades Of Grey” actor Jamie Dornan lost his father, Dr. Jim Dornan to COVID-19 on March 15, 2021. He was only 73 years old at the time.
A statement from the Northern Ireland Pancreatic Center “NOPANC” expressed deep regret over the death of its President.
The statement went on to appreciate the work and effort that Dr. Dornan put into the establishment. He was described as a “world renowned figure in the field of obstetrics.”
Prior to his death, Dr. Dornan was treating lymphocytic leukemia, which he had been diagnosed with since 2005.
Nio Santos is well known for the incredible roles he played in “Crazy Rick Asians” and “Superstore” series respectively.
However, what some fans may not be privy to is the fact that his step-fathe, Tito Sonny, passed away after contracting COVID-19.
The 42-year-old actor revealed this news on his Instagram page with a heartbreaking tribute to his late step-dad. He described him as a “kind, caring and friendly man.”
He also lamented about how the pandemic has increased the distance between him and his family members, which was the highlight of his pain. Even while they were all grieving this great loss, they could not be in each other’s arms to console one another.
In late January 2020, fans shared how proud they were of singer, Jhené Aiko, and congratulated her on her Grammy nomination.
However, these congratulatory messages corresponded with the time she lost one of her Uncles to COVID-19. The singer shared that the mixed messages she received from fans and family members made it a bittersweet experience.
The singer also described the situation she found herself in, as the way life happens. It comes with ups and downs and in this case, it came at the same time.
Bevy Smith, a TV personality known for being a host on “Fashion Queens” by Bravo, disclosed via her Instagram page that her 95-year-old father Gus Lee Smith had died
She posted a beautiful tribute to him with the popular biblical saying “Weeping May Endure For A Night, But Joy Cometh In The Morning.”
While fans speculated that Gus may have died from COVID-19, the TV personality did not make any mention of that in her post.
However, in a reply to a commenter who also lost his/her mother-in-law, Smith said she could relate to the “inadequate healthcare system of the COVID pandemic.”