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John Witherspoon (1942-2019)

John Witherspoon (1942-2019)

By Nellie Andreeva, Anita Bennett | Deadline Hollywood John Witherspoon, an actor-comedian who for decades made audiences laugh in television shows and films, including the hit Friday franchise, died suddenly at his home today. He was 77. “It is with deepest sorrow...

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Diahann Carroll (1935–2019)

Diahann Carroll (1935–2019)

By Richard Natale | Variety Singer and Tony-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Diahann Carroll, the first African American woman to star in her own TV series, has died at at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. Her daughter, Suzanne Kay,...

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Louie Rankin (1953–2019)

Louie Rankin (1953–2019)

By Tom Skinner | NME Jamaican actor and musician Louie Rankin has died in a car crash. According to TMZ, Rankin had a fatal collision in Ontario, Canada on Monday evening (September 30). It’s claimed that he died at the scene of the accident, which involved...

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John Wesley (1947-2019)

John Wesley (1947-2019)

By Rebecca Rubin | Variety John Wesley, the actor best-known for playing Dr. Hoover on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” has died. He was 72. Wesley died from complications due to a long battle with multiple myeloma, his family confirmed to Variety. Gerry Pass, Wesley’s...

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Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

By Brent Lang | Variety Toni Morrison, who wrote about race, gender, and history with great urgency and tremendous narrative power, died Aug. 5. The author was 88 years old and her family said she died “following a short illness.” Morrison’s work includes classics...

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John Singleton (1968-2019)

John Singleton (1968-2019)

By Cynthia Littleton | Variety John Singleton, writer-director of “Boyz n the Hood” and industry pioneer, who was the first African American to earn an Oscar nomination for best director, has died. He was 51. Singleton suffered a stroke after experiencing weakness in...

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Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (1942-2019)

Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (1942-2019)

by Jessica McKinney | The Sun Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, the actor who played the dirty cop in John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood, has reportedly passed away. Ferguson's son, Jace, confirm the actor died last Friday (April 26) at their home in Palmdale California. He was...

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Larry ‘Flash’ Jenkins (1955-2019)

Larry ‘Flash’ Jenkins (1955-2019)

Joelle Goldstein | People Magazine Larry “Flash” Jenkins, the actor best known for his roles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Fletch, has died. He was 63. Jenkins died suddenly on Thursday in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack, according to The Hollywood...

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Nipsey Hussle (1985-2019)

Nipsey Hussle (1985-2019)

By Erin Nyren and Jem Aswad | Deadline Hollywood UPDATED: Rapper Ermias Davidson Ashedom, better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, has died after being shot multiple times outside his store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 33. According to the...

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Eunetta T. Boone (1956-2019)

Eunetta T. Boone (1956-2019)

by Nellie Andreeva | Deadline Hollywood This is sad news for the TV writing community. Veteran comedy writer/producer and screenwriting teacher Eunetta T. Boone, who created the 2001 comedy series One on One, has passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack....

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Nathaniel Taylor (1938–2019)

Nathaniel Taylor (1938–2019)

By Associated Press Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom 'Sanford and Son', has died. Taylor died Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a heart attack, his...

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Kristoff St. John (1966–2019)

Kristoff St. John (1966–2019)

By Rebecca Rubin| Variety Kristoff St. John, the actor best-known for portraying Neil Winters on CBS’ long-running daytime soap “The Young and the Restless,” has died. He was 52. His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the news to Variety. Geragos also posted on Twitter,...

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