Popular film and Television actor Allen Garfield died of COVID19. He was 80 years old and has been battling the viral infection for the past few days. The US had recorded its highest number deaths yesterday. And the virus is showing no mercy on people.  Garfield was born in New Jersey, he was a sports reporter and Golden Gloves boxer before becoming an actor. He attended The Actors Studio in New York City, studying with both Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan, and worked on stage before acting in a film. 
Garfield appeared in over 100 films and television shows. He is known for having played nervous villains, corrupt businessmen and politicians. In addition, he appeared in two art films by German director Wim Wenders, Der Stand der Dinge and Bis ans Ende der Welt. Quentin Tarantino once studied with Garfield when Tarantino was beginning his career as a filmmaker. We express our deepest condolences to the family of the departed.