Obituaries

OJ Simpson, the former NFL great who was infamously tried and acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, died from cancer on April 10.

Anthony "Baby Gap" Walker, a core member of famed R&B/funk group The Gap Band, passed away March 4 in an Ohio hospital.

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The legendary city councilman in the Michigan city of Flint was renowned for his fiery personality. After he died over the weekend, videos of Mays standing on business quickly went viral. The post RIP Eric Mays: 5 Times Fiery Flint Councilman Was Standing On Business appeared first on NewsOne.

Hydeia Broadbent, an AIDS activist who was born with HIV and overcame that adversity to become a leading voice in the fight against the epidemic, died on Wednesday. She was 39. The post Hydeia Broadbent, Who Devoted Her Life To AIDS Activism After Being Born With HIV, Dies At 39 appeared first on NewsOne.

Tributes have poured in for “The Black Eagle." The post RIP Joe Madison: Tributes Pour In After ‘The Black Eagle’ Radio Legend And Activist Dies At 74 appeared first on NewsOne.

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Josephine Wright, who famously sued a real estate developer she accused of attempting to harass her into selling her family's long-owned South Carolina property, died at 94. The post Rest In Power: Notable Black People Who Have Died This Year appeared first on NewsOne.

Craig Watkins, the first Black district attorney not just in Dallas County but also in the state of Texas who left a legacy of securing overturned wrongful convictions, died at 56. The post Craig Watkins, Texas’ First Black District Attorney Who Worked To Overturn Wrongful Convictions, Dies At 56 appeared first on NewsOne.

Ellen Holly, whose role on ABC’s hit soap opera One Life To Live made her the first Black actor to lead a daytime TV show, has died at the age of 92. Holly’s rep confirmed to NBC News that she passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 6) at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDj_b69h82Y&pp=ygUbY2FybGEgZ3JheSBvbmUgbGlmZSB0byBsaXZl Holly was […]

Tributes are paying homage to William E. Spriggs, the noted economist and longtime Howard University professor who died at 68. The post RIP William Spriggs: Tributes Pour In For Chief AFL-CIO Economist And Noted Howard University Professor appeared first on NewsOne.

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Jacky Oh, the longtime partner of popular YouTube personality, actor and comedian DC Young Fly, has died, according to reports. She was 32 years old. The post Jacky Oh, Mother Of DC Young Fly’s Children, Dies Following Plastic Surgery: Report appeared first on NewsOne.

The steady stream of tributes to Harry Belafonte underscores the indelible impact his life had on not just Black people but also the world.

We are sad to report that actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte has died at the age of 96, according to the New York Times.