A NewsOne gallery of the celebrities who lost their lives in 2017.
A white powdery substance believed to be narcotics was discovered on the body of a megachurch pastor who was discovered dead in a Times Square hotel room, police said Monday. Pastor Zachery Tims of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, 42, was found dead at the W Hotel in Times Square Saturday. His cause […]
Dorothy Brunson, the first African-American woman to own a radio station, has died at 72-years-old. Brunson died Sunday of complications from ovarian cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, according to Baltimore Sun. The media pioneer acquired Baltimore’s WEBB-AM in 1979 and later added stations in Atlanta and Wilmington, N.C., as well as a […]
Mia Amber Davis, the plus-size model who unexpectedly passed away during routine knee surgery in May, died from a blood clot in her lungs, according to new reports. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office released an updated death certificate after an autopsy, finding that Davis had a pulmonary thrombo-embolism. According to TMZ.com, Davis’ husband Michael […]
Prominent politician and clergyman James “J.O.” Patterson, Jr. passed away after suffering kidney failure Saturday. Patterson was Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, and was appointed interim mayor in 1982. “He served during one of the most volatile times in the history of this city — during the sanitation worker strike in ’68. […]
NEW YORK- Stanley Wright, 62, jazz musician and dad of Hollywood “Blade” actress N’Bushe Wright was found dead yesterday, stuffed in a trunk in his Brooklyn basement, cops said.
VICKSBURG, Miss.– Soul-Blues singer Marvin Sease has died at age 64 after a lengthy illness. James Jefferson, owner of Jefferson Funeral Home in Vicksburg, said Sease died Tuesday at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.
Philadelphia — Bernard “Bernie” Wilson, 64, who helped define the Sound of Philadelphia as a founding member of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, died early Sunday.
James Moody, the outsized jazz saxophonist and flutist best known for his recorded performance of ‘I’m in the Mood for Love,’ died Friday, Dec. 10 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. According to the New York Times, the 85-year-old passed away in a hospice in San Diego.
The Grammy Award winner fell ill on a flight from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, Dutch TV channel RTL reported.
Comedian Greg Giraldo died Wednesday (September 29) at age 44 from a reportedly accidental prescription-drug overdose. Giraldo had been hospitalized in New Brunswick, New Jersey, after he overdosed on prescription pills last weekend. According to TMZ, the overdose was not a suicide attempt.