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Ken Shimura, Comedian Whose Sketches Delighted Japan, Dies at 70

His slapstick humor, physical comedy and naïve persona made him a household name in the country for decades.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ken Shimura, popular comedian in Japan, dead at 70 after contracting coronavirus

Ken Shimura, a popular comedian in Japan, has died after contracting the coronavirus, becoming the country's first known celebrity victim of the disease. He was 70.
FOXNews.com - Published

Ken Shimura Passed Away Nine Days After Coronavirus Battle

The Japanese comedian, who has been a constant presence on Japanese TV since the 1970s, has died at the age of 70 following hospitalization for fever and pneumonia.
AceShowbiz - Published

Several industry folk battle COVID-19

Veteran Japanese comic Ken Shimura, who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus last week, has died at the age of 70. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor was hospitalised in Tokyo on March..
Mid-Day - Published

Spain Surpasses China’s Coronavirus Case Count

Spain reported Monday 812 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, while more than 6,000 new confirmed cases made it the third country, along with the United States and Italy, to surpass..
Eurasia Review - Published

Comedian Ken Shimura Dead at 70 From Coronavirus Complications

Famous Japanese comedian Ken Shimura has tragically passed away at the age of 70 after suffering from Coronavirus complications. His agents confirmed that he had suffered “pneumonia-like symptoms”..
Just Jared - Published Also reported by •Indian ExpressReutersReuters IndiaJapan Today

Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from Coronavirus

He was hospitalised a few days ago after developing a fever and severe pneumonia
Independent - Published Also reported by •DNAHinduIndian ExpressSeattle TimesZee NewsReutersReuters IndiaJapan Today

Veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura passes away of pneumonia caused by COVID-19

Days after being hospitalised for coronavirus, veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura died of pneumonia caused by the virus on Sunday, reported Japan Times. The 70-year-old comic was admitted to the..
Mid-Day - Published

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura tests positive for COVID-19

Veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his agency said Wednesday. The 70-year-old Shimura, known for performing as popular characters including "Baka..
Japan Today - Published