Ken Shimura, Entertainment

Ken Shimura, Entertainment

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus

30/3/2020 7:45:00 AM

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus

TOKYO: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura , who had been hospitalised after being infected with COVID-19, has died, becoming the first Japanese ...

BookmarkTOKYO: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who had been hospitalised after being infected with COVID-19, has died, becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die of the virus.His death, late on Sunday, set off widespread grief among fans.Advertisement

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AdvertisementShimura, 70, one of Japan's best-known comedians with a career dating back to the early 1970s, reportedly had lung cancer surgery in 2016. He developed a fever and respiratory problems on Mar 19 and was hospitalised, media said.Dominating the television comedy scene in the 1970s and 1980s, one of his best-known acts was a clueless feudal lord with a face painted white with thick black eyebrows.

He was also previously a member of rock ’n’ roll band and comedy group The Drifters, which opened for the Beatles' first ever concert in Japan in 1966.I remember enjoying this skit so much 😭😭 Rest in peace, Ken Shimura 🙏 Read more: CNA »

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Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus: ReportTOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese comedian Ken Shimura , who had been hospitalised after being infected with the new coronavirus, has died, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday (March 30). He was 70.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus: ReportTOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese comedian Ken Shimura , who had been hospitalised after being infected with the new coronavirus, has died, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday (March 30). He was 70.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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Coronavirus: 70-year-old Singaporean man dies from Covid-19 complications; third such death in SingaporeHe had a history of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia, and no recent travel history to affected countries and regions.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Sorry for the loss😔 The medical teams hv did its best to save every individual affected patients. In life, there is always parting times, everything happens for a reason. Time to let go. seeing them suffer day to day, our heart are in pain too. Time will heal. Take care🙏🙏

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