Della Reese (1931-2017)

Della Reese (1931-2017)

by Denise Petski | Deadline Hollywood UPDATED with CBS statement: Della Reese, the iconic jazz, gospel and pop singer who later moved into television and film, and starred as Tess on Touched By An Angel, has died. She was 86. Her former Touched By An Angel co-star...
Earle Hyman (1926-2017)

Earle Hyman (1926-2017)

By Rob Frehse | CNN Earle Hyman, a longtime stage and TV actor who was best known for playing Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died Friday. Hyman was 91. He died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey, according to Jordan...
Robert Guillaume (1927-2017)

Robert Guillaume (1927-2017)

By Richard Natale | Variety Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of...
Bernie Casey (1939-2017)

Bernie Casey (1939-2017)

By Associated Press Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. He was 78. Casey died Tuesday ( September 19,...
Dick Gregory  (1932–2017)

Dick Gregory (1932–2017)

by Dino-Ray Ramos | Deadline Hollywood Celebrated stand-up comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died today in Washington at the age of 84. The trailblazing figure was hospitalized earlier this month from a yet-to-be-announced medical condition. His official...
SJ Harris Dies During Deadpool 2 Shoot

SJ Harris Dies During Deadpool 2 Shoot

Ryan Parker | The Hollywood Reporter The stuntwoman who died Monday on the set of Deadpool 2 has been identified as SJ Harris, the Coroner’s Service of British Columbia told The Hollywood Reporter. She was 40. Harris was killed during a motorcycle...
Donald Lee “Donl” Morse Sr.

Donald Lee “Donl” Morse Sr.

MORSE, SR., DONALD “DONL” LEE, Funeral Services for Donald “Donl” Lee Morse, Sr., 59, formerly of Altamonte Springs who passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009 will be held at 12PM Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Head Quarters Ministries, Inc., 1130...
Emmy-Nominated Actor Ron Glass Dies

Emmy-Nominated Actor Ron Glass Dies

by Ross A. Lincoln | Deadline Hollywood Ron Glass, veteran film and television actor best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Detective Ron Harris on the classic ABC sitcom Barney Miller and for playing Shepherd Book on the cult favorite Fox sci-fi series Firefly and...
Legendary R&B Singer Sharon Jones Dies

Legendary R&B Singer Sharon Jones Dies

by Ross A. Lincoln | Deadline Hollywood Funk, soul and R&B singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the revivalist funk band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 60.  Nominated for a Grammy in 2014 ,...
PBS NewsHour Co-anchor Gwen Ifill Dies at 61

PBS NewsHour Co-anchor Gwen Ifill Dies at 61

from PBS Newshour | Thirteen It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must share that our dear friend and beloved colleague Gwen Ifill passed away this afternoon following several months of cancer treatment. She was surrounded by loving family and many friends whom...
R.I.P. Tommy Ford

R.I.P. Tommy Ford

Variety | Variety Staff Actor Tommy Ford, a regular on the Fox comedy “Martin” and UPN sitcom “The Parkers,” was taken off life support an Atlanta hospital Wednesday afternoon. Ford was on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in...
Bill Nunn – A Peek Into the Life of the Artist and Activist

Bill Nunn – A Peek Into the Life of the Artist and Activist

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson “‘School Daze’ was one of the highlights of my life because it was the first chance I had to act on screen. I would have been happy if that had been it, because I proved that I could do it.” – Bill Nunn....
Broadway Star Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies In Home Accident

Broadway Star Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies In Home Accident

by Greg Evans | Deadline Hollywood Kyle Jean-Baptiste, a 21-year-old New York actor who made his Broadway starring debut July 23 in Les Miserables as the youngest — and Broadway’s first African-American =- Jean Valjean died August 21 night in a home...
Good Times Actor Ben Powers Dead At 64

Good Times Actor Ben Powers Dead At 64

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton “Ben” Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series “Good Times,” has died at age 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, according to the Auclair Funeral Home, which is...
Robert (Bobby) Johnson, 61, Broadway Tap Dancer

Robert (Bobby) Johnson, 61, Broadway Tap Dancer

Robert (Bobby) Johnson, a tap dancer in vaudeville and on the musical-comedy stage, died of a cardiac arrest Sunday while on his way to St. Vincent’s Hospital for dialysis treatment. He lived in Manhattan and would have been 61 years old on Jan. 21. At his...

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