Israeli singer dies with Covid

Israeli singer dies with Covid


norman lebrecht

October 18, 2020

The singer and actor Ilana Rovina has died on Covid while receiving treatment for cancer. She was 86.

The daughter of Hanna Rovina, one of the founders of Habimah theatre, she studied voice in Milan.

Her biggest hit:



  • Robert Howe MD says:

    She died at age 86 while undergoing treatment for cancer. It is absurd to call this a Covid-19 death.

    • Bruce says:

      Dr. Howe: I’m a chemo patient but not likely to die from cancer anytime soon (as far as I know). But I am probably immunosuppressed to some degree. If I get COVID and die ahead of schedule from being unable to fight it properly, should it count as COVID or cancer? (BTW I am 56 — not young, but not 86 either.)