via sfchronicle:  Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, […]

Nate Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74. The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team’s most iconic players less than a month after they lost the NBA championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. […]

Gospel music singer Tunesha Crispell has passed away after a bout with cancer. Known as the “lady with the voice like light,” Crispell has a voice that brings the illumination of Christ to the hearts of all who will listen. She is known for her stellar work as the lead singer with James Hall and Worship […]

  Chris Tucker‘s father, Norris Tucker Sr. has passed away. Dexter Tucker (brother to Chris) shared on his Facebook page that their father died in his sleep in his Lithonia, Georgia home. “He was more than my father, he was my best friend! He was a father to all my friends. He was my rock! Known all […]

Geoffrey Holder, the dancer, choreographer, actor, composer, designer and painter who used his manifold talents to infuse the arts with the flavor of his native West Indies and to put a singular stamp on the American cultural scene, not least with his outsize personality, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 84. The cause was […]

  The Praise 1300am Family has just learned that the uncle of Pastor Donnie McClurkin..Rev J.D. McClurkin has passed away…Here’s what Pastor Donnie Said: My Uncle…Rev. J.D. McClurkin dad’s older brother.. has just passed away. I LOVE my family~! Please…PLEASE pray for us. I love you Penny McClurkin Foster Regi McClurkin Stacey Mac Steven […]

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning. Angelou had been reportedly battling health problems. She recently canceled a scheduled appearance of a special event to be held in her honor. Angelou was […]

It wasn’t long after the release of “Poetry Man,” the breezy, jazzy love song that would make Phoebe Snow a star, that the singer experienced another event that would dramatically alter her life. In 1975, she gave birth to a daughter, Valerie Rose, who was found to be severely brain-damaged. Her husband split from her […]

   After a lifetime of dedicated service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to the Gospel music industry, we sadly announce the passing of “The Voice”, Dr. Edna Tatum. Dr. Tatum peacefully made her transition from labor to reward on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Edna Tatum is widely known […]

We are praying for Gospel Artist JJ Hairston today because his mother went home to be with the Lord yesterday morning….Arrangements are incomplete at this time and when we get the news we will put it on our website at

  Paul Franklin Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), is dead at age 79, reported his grandson Brandon Crouch on Saturday. “Today, my grandfather, #PaulCrouchSr went home to be with Jesus in heaven. Thank you for your prayers…” Brandon Crouch tweeted. TBN’s official Facebook page later released the announcement about Crouch’s death: “Dr Paul F Crouch […]

We are so sorry to report that Donnie McClurkin‘s father Donald Andy McClurkin, Sr. has passed away. The patriarch of the family was hospitalized last week after having an emergency surgery at Palmetta Baptist Medical Hospital in South Carolina. Donald Andy McClurkin, Sr. died at about 4:30 am on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Information about Donald Andy McClurkin, Sr.’s homecoming ceremony […]