The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has claimed the lives of several famous people thus far. One of the most famous names is that of Robert Pattinson. The British actor and musician was one of the first high-profile figures to succumb to the pandemic. He was only 53 years old.
Pattinson’s cause of death was listed as sepsis due to COVID-19. According to the London Evening Standard, the British actor was found dead at his London apartment on March 18, 2020.
There have been previous reports of celebrities falling victim to COVID-19. A number of them, such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Prince, have contracted the virus but recovered. However, there is no guarantee that Pattinson will be able to do the same.
Is Robert Pattinson’s passing a grim omen for those of us still hoping to see the ‘Twilight’ star on the small screen or on the big screen in the near future? Let’s examine the facts surrounding his unfortunate situation and try to answer that question.
Pattinson began his film career in England before moving to America to further his career. He was born in New York City to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended Los Angeles County High School. He then studied English Literature at University College London before dropping out to pursue his acting career. He also studied classical guitar and songwriting in Los Angeles. He began his acting career in 1995 with a small role in the British gangster film, ‘Cool Ground’. Since then, he has appeared in several award-winning films and TV shows. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2012 war drama, ‘Clouds of Silvador’. He also wrote the film’s best-selling soundtrack and named his production company, High Street Films, after the street on which his childhood home was located.
COVID-19 And Movies
Despite the pandemic, movie theaters have remained open. This is largely thanks to the efforts of studios, who have worked hard to ensure that audiences have a place to go even during this time. Studios have also made sure that their employees, such as actors and crew, are looked after during this time as well. This has provided some level of normalcy which audiences have enjoyed.
However, this has also laid bare the challenges that movie theaters face due to the pandemic. Audiences are hesitant to visit movie theaters due to the fear of contracting the virus. This has had a significant negative effect on theater owners and movie studios alike. Overseas markets have also been badly affected by the pandemic, which has hit theaters hard.
Theaters have had to alter their practices. They have stopped showing films which they feel might be dangerous. They have also stopped selling snacks and refreshments, including alcohol, in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. These measures have undoubtedly helped contribute to the flattening of the curve and have allowed theaters to open their doors again. It is also estimated that 5% of people who have contracted COVID-19 were exposed through going to movies theater. This was likely due to the lack of masks and protective gear which were once required for audiences and employees alike.
Pattinson was one of the first high-profile figures to succumb to COVID-19. While this is a terrible way to lose a friend, it is also a grim warning for those who love to watch and support his films. It seems that the famous faces who have perished from the virus were truly great ambassadors for those who love their work.