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We Remember: Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly … Minister, Singer Dies at 70

*(Via Detroit Free Press) - Funeral arrangements have been set for Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly, the R&B-jazz singer who became a Detroit community activist, entrepreneur and...

Services Set for B.B. King in Las Vegas and Mississippi

*A public viewing and private service for B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas on Friday before his body will be sent home...

We Remember: Lu Vason – Producer, Rodeo Impresario – Dies at 76

*Denver, Colorado - Friends and family are mourning the loss of Lu Vason, president and producer of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and creator...

Dean at Medgar Evers College Among Dead in Amtrak Derailment

*Officials at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y., confirmed early Thursday that Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management, was among the...

Errol Brown of the Band Hot Chocolate Dies at 71

*Errol Brown, the lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, has died in the Bahamas, his manager said Wednesday, according to the AP. He...

‘Stand by Me’ Singer Ben E. King Dies at 76

*Ben E. King, the lead singer for the Drifters and a solo star behind such R&B classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My...

We Remember: Professional Golf Player Calvin Peete is Dead at 71

*We've lost another golfing great. Calvin Peete died on Wednesday, April 29 at the age of 71 at a hospital in Atlanta. Before becoming a professional...

Percy Sledge Funeral Streaming Live from Louisiana (Link To It Here)

*Funeral services are being held in Louisiana for R&B legend Percy Sledge, the singer best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves...

‘Good Times’ Actor Alton Powers (Thelma’s Husband Keith) Dead at 64

*Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, best known for his role on the 70s CBS sitcom “Good Times” has died, reports the Associated Press. He was...

Singer Johnny Kemp (‘Just Got Paid’) Dies after Fall

*UPDATE ... Via RadioFacts, we've learned that an inside source on the Tom Joyner/Fantastic Voyage Cruise says Kemp was unable to board the ship during...

Talent Agent Eury Davis Commits Suicide at 38

*Eurydice “Eury” Davis, a talent agent whose clients included “Kill the Messenger” actress Jena Sims, “Ouija” actress Claudia Katz and “Pirates of the Caribbean”...

Legendary Crooner Percy Sledge Dies at 74

*Soul legend Percy Sledge, best known for his classic ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. Dr. William...

Black Transgender ‘Homecoming King’ Crowned Last Year, Dies from Apparent Suicide

*Blake Brockington made history last year. At the age of 18, the transgender activist made headlines after being crowned Homecoming King at his Charlotte, North Carolina,...

We Remember: Actor Windell Middlebrooks (Miller Beer) Dies at 36

Well this is a real bummer. Actor Windell Middlebrooks, who played the delivery man in ads for Miller Beer and other high profile commercials, including...

Brownstone’s Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell Dies from Fall: Report

*We have unfortunate news to report about Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell of the '90s R&B group Brownstone. The singer reportedly suffered a fatal fall on Saturday....

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