Category: R.I.P.

Chadwick Boseman (1977–2020)

Chadwick Boseman (1977–2020)

By Adam B. Vary, Pat Saperstein | Variety Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday after a four year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43. Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded...

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Raymond Allen (1929-2020)

Raymond Allen (1929-2020)

Staff | TMZ Raymond G. Allen, Sr., a character actor who played Uncle Woody in "Sanford and Son," has died. Allen's family tells TMZ, he was in a long-term facility in California when he was found unresponsive early Monday morning. EMT's tried reviving him, to no...

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John Lewis (1940-2020)

John Lewis (1940-2020)

Staff | BET UPDATE: Former President Barack Obama published a powerful tribute to John Lewis on Friday night (July 17). In a post published on Medium titled “My Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis,” Obama wrote, “I first met John when I was in law school, and...

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Earl Cameron (1917-2020)

Earl Cameron (1917-2020)

by Bruce Haring | Deadline Hollywood Earl Cameron, who was among the first Black actors to break into significant roles in British film, died on Friday at age 102. His agent confirmed his death and said he “passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and...

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Jas Waters  (1981–2020)

Jas Waters (1981–2020)

Jenna Ryu | USA TODAY Jas Waters, a writer of NBC's "This Is Us" and Showtime's "Kidding" died, the official This Is Us Twitter account of the show's writers announced. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed that Waters died on Tuesday...

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Shad Gaspard (1981–2020)

Shad Gaspard (1981–2020)

Written by BET Staff | BET The wife of WWE star Shad Gaspard is speaking out after his tragic death. The 39-year-old's body was found on the beach in Venice, California on Wednesday (May 20), three days after he went missing while swimming in the ocean with the...

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Betty Wright (1953–2020)

Betty Wright (1953–2020)

from Richmond Free Press MIAMI - Betty Wright, the Grammy- winning singer and songwriter whose influential 1970s hits included “Clean Up Woman” and “Where Is the Love,” is dead at age 66. Ms. Wright died at her home in Miami on Sunday, May 10, 2020, several media...

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Little Richard (1932–2020)

Little Richard (1932–2020)

By Vibe Staff | Vibe Rock and roll pioneer Richard "Little Richard" Penniman has died at the age of 87, reported Rolling Stone on Saturday morning (May 9). The unapologetically flamboyant star had been battling bone cancer as confirmed by his son Danny Jones Penniman....

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Andre Harrell (1960–2020)

Andre Harrell (1960–2020)

By Emily Bicks | Heavy. Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records, and one-half of the rap duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde died on May 8, 2020. He was 59. The announcement made by DJ D-Nice during his live Club Quarantine set on Instagram Friday night and online users...

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Bill Withers (1938–2020)

Bill Withers (1938–2020)

By Chris Morris | Variety R&B singer-songwriter Bill Withers, whose belated career in music burned briefly but brightly in the early ‘70s via a string of highly personalized hits, died from heart complications on Monday in Los Angeles, his family told the...

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B. Smith (1949–2020)

B. Smith (1949–2020)

By Jordan Moreau | Variety B. Smith, a former TV host, restaurateur and author, died of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday night in her home in Long Island, New York. Her husband announced the news in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. She was 70. “Thank you...

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Ja’net DuBois (1945–2020)

Ja’net DuBois (1945–2020)

By Dominic Patten | Deadline Hollywood Just over two months after she wowed the crowd at ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family & Good Times, Ja’net DuBois died suddenly today. She was 74. As confirmed by her family and those close to the...

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