Here's What I Found Under "R.I.P."

DMX (1970–2021)

DMX (1970–2021)

By Jem Aswad | Variety DMX, one of the most popular and successful rappers to emerge in the 1990s, died on Friday. He was 50. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains...

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Craig muMs Grant (1968–2021)

Craig muMs Grant (1968–2021)

By Erik Pedersen | Deadline Craig “Mums” Grant, an actor and poet who appeared in all six seasons of HBO’s prison drama Oz among dozens of film, TV and stage credits, died Thursday, apparently of natural causes, according to his representatives. He was 52. Billed as...

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Yaphet Kotto (1939–2021)

Yaphet Kotto (1939–2021)

Ellise Shafer | Variety Yaphet Kotto, an actor known for his performances in “Alien,” the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street,” has died, his agent Ryan Goldhar confirmed to Variety. He was 81. Kotto’s wife,...

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Bunny Wailer (1947–2021)

Bunny Wailer (1947–2021)

by Jem Aswad | Variety Bunny Wailer, a founding member of Bob Marley’s Wailers and a legendary reggae singer whose career reached across seven decades, died early Tuesday, his manager confirmed to the Jamaica Observer; a rep for the Wailers’ longtime U.S. label did...

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Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

By Chris Morris | Variety Vocalist Mary Wilson, who co-founded the Supremes as a 15-year-old in a Detroit housing project and stayed with the fabled, hitmaking Motown Records trio until its dissolution in 1977, died on Monday night at her home in Las Vegas. She was...

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Cicely Tyson (1924–2021)

Cicely Tyson (1924–2021)

Staff | BET Cicely Tyson has reportedly passed away at the age of 96. Her manager Larry Thompson confirmed the actress’ passing to Variety on Thursday (January 28), but did not provide further details. “I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each...

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Hank Aaron (1934-2021)

Hank Aaron (1934-2021)

By Erik Pedersen | Deadline Henry Aaron, the slugger known as “Hammerin’ Hank” who cemented himself in baseball lore when he broke Babe Ruth’s career home run mark in 1974, died Friday. He was 86. His daughter confirmed the news to media outlets but did not provide...

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Dearon ‘Deezer D’ Thompson (1965–2021)

Dearon ‘Deezer D’ Thompson (1965–2021)

Monique Jones | Shadow and Act ER star Dearon "Deezer D" Thompson died Thursday at 55 years of age, according to TVLine. The outlet reports via TMZ that Thompson, who played nurse Malik McGrath throughout the series' 15 seasons, is believed to have died from a heart...

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Marion Ramsey (1947-2021)

Marion Ramsey (1947-2021)

Eli Countryman | Variety Marion Ramsey, known for acting in the “Police Academy” films and gracing the Broadway stage in 1978’s “Eubie!,” died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 73. Roger Paul of Roger Paul Inc., the agency that managed Ramsey, confirmed the...

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Carol Sutton (1944–2020)

Carol Sutton (1944–2020)

By Gwen Thompkins | NPR The actor Carol Sutton, who appeared in well more than 100 movies, plays and television shows, died Thursday in New Orleans of complications from the coronavirus. She was 76 years old. In 1974, Sutton made her television debut in "The...

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Tommy “Tiny” Lister (1958-2020)

Tommy “Tiny” Lister (1958-2020)

by Pat Saperstein | Variety Tommy “Tiny” Lister, who appeared in “Friday” and “The Fifth Element” and was also a professional wrestler, died Thursday, his manager Cindy Cowan confirmed. Cowan said he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Marina del Rey, Calif....

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Natalie Desselle Reid (1967-2020)

Natalie Desselle Reid (1967-2020)

By Peter White | Deadline Natalie Desselle, one of the stars of UPN series Eve and the Robert Townsend movie B.A.P.S, has died. Desselle’s manager Dolores Robinson confirmed the news on social media and said the actress died Monday morning. “Natalie Desselle the...

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