death

via BlackAmericaWeb: Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91. Hefner died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday […]

via BCNN1/Chicago Tribune: A 19-year-old West Side woman was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at a Rosemont hotel Sunday morning, about a day after she had gone missing from a party she attended with friends, police and her family said. Kenneka Jenkins was discovered after an hourslong search and was pronounced dead at 12:48 […]

via news5: Comedian Jerry Lewis, known for his work in film as well as hosting an annual telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, has passed away at 91. Lewis’ manager said the comedian died of natural causes with his family by his side in his Las Vegas home early Sunday Lewis earned a number of […]

GETTY IMAGE: Rapper Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, who brought us ’90s hits like “Shook Ones, Part II”, “Quiet Storm” and more, has died. He was only 42. He suffered from health issues throughout his life, including sickle cell anemia, however it still isn’t clear what the cause of death is. Sickle cell anaemia is a condition in […]

The music world is in mourning again. Main Ingredient singer Cuba Gooding, Sr., father of Omar and Cuba Gooding, Jr., 72, has died. He was found dead in his car in Woodland Hills, California on Thursday night. Billboard.com reports: Gooding joined The Main Ingredient in 1971 when the former lead singer Donald McPherson died unexpectedly […]

via TMZ: Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right … TMZ has learned. According to Charlie’s manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Charlie famously co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” in some of Dave’s most memorable skits […]

April 4, 2017  marks the 49th year since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed at the Lorraine motel in Memphis, Tenn. The civil rights leader, and his legacy will be commemorated at a special honor ceremony in Mobile. The group, People United to Advance the Dream,  is hosting the event, with an […]

Hail, hail rock and roll! Legendary musician Chuck Berry died Saturday at the age of 90. Berry was instrumental in the launching of Cleveland’s own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum and the hall is remembering him there in the days after his death. Know that whenever an inductee passes away, the Rock […]

getty image: Joni Sledge, the singer best-known for “We Are Family,” has died at the age of 60. According to BBC News, Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist said. It’s unknown at this time what caused her […]

Family and several church members joined together at Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday to put out a call to come together and stop the violence, in light of the heinous murder of 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze. Some pastors spoke out about the violence problem in Cleveland, others offered up their churches, as safe havens for kids after school. Defreeze’s […]

Cleveland Police have confirmed from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office that the body found on Sunday has been identified as 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze. Her body was found at 9412 Fuller Avenue on Cleveland’s East Side. Authorities now want answers, and there is a reward of $22,500 for information in the case. Defreeze was last seen […]

TV icon Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday after being hospitalized in Connecticut, her rep confirmed to The Huffington Post. She was 80. “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking […]