Riz Ahmed, who has starred in HBO’s The Night Of and the recent movie Venom, has revealed that two of his family members have passed away from COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus.
“I have lost two family members to COVID. I just want to believe their deaths and all the others aren’t for nothing. We gotta step up to reimagine a better future,” he told GQ Hype. He did not specify which family members have passed away.
“Trump is using it as an excuse to try to ban immigration and the Hungarian government is centralizing power off the back of this,” he said. “I’m seeing reports of India, where the government are calling it “corona-jihad” and they’re trying to blame it on the spread of Muslims and they are segregating hospitals between Muslims and non-Muslims.”
Our thoughts are with Riz‘s entire family during this time.
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