Covid Deaths.

2 Million Deaths

The number of COVID-19 deaths reported worldwide passed the 2 million mark over the weekend, a figure that has doubled in the past three months. Five countries — the US, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, and India — account for almost half of all deaths despite only representing roughly a quarter of the world’s population.

Phil Spector Dies

Influential music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector died Saturday at the age of 81. Spector reportedly succumbed to complications arising from COVID-19 while being detained at a California state healthcare facility for inmates.



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Drama critic for Nimbus Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine and New York Lifestyles Magazine. Producer, editor and writer.