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Craig Turner, Tina Turner

Craig Turner, Tina Turner’s Eldest Son, Dies by Suicide

by Teddy Grant   Jul 05, 2018

Craig Turner, son of music icon Tina Turner, has died by apparent suicide, PEOPLE reports. He was 59. Craig Turner died from a self-inflicted... Read More

Joe Jackson

Report: Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson Dead at 89

by Teddy Grant   Jun 27, 2018

Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has died at the age of 89 after battling terminal cancer, TMZ reports. He was hospitalized earlier this month... Read More

brenda jones

Singer Brenda Jones, of the R&B Group The Jones Girls, Has Passed Away

by Britni Danielle   Apr 05, 2017

The music world has suffered yet another loss. Singer Brenda Jones of the R&B trio The Jones Girls has passed away; she was 62.... Read More

Chuck Berry

On Chuck Berry’s Enduring Legacy

by Michael A. Gonzales   Mar 20, 2017

As the architect of the aural rebellion known as rock ‘n’ roll, St. Louis native Chuck Berry, who died last Saturday at the age of... Read More

Derek Walcott

Nobel Prize Winning Poet Derek Walcott Has Died

by #TeamEBONY   Mar 17, 2017

The literary world has lost one of its lions. Sir Derek Walcott, the Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright has passed away. He was... Read More

joni sledge

Joni Sledge, Founding Member of Sister Sledge, Has Died

by Britni Danielle   Mar 11, 2017

Singer Joni Sledge, founding member of the iconic musical group Sister Sledge, has passed away. According to a statement released by the group’s reps,... Read More

junie morrison

Fans Remember Junie Morrison, the Ohio Players Founder Has Died at 62

by Britni Danielle   Feb 17, 2017

Music has lost another legend. Funk legend and Ohio Players founding member, Walter “Junie” Morrison has passed away, Okayplayer reports. He was 62. Born in... Read More

Al Jarreau

Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76

by Britni Danielle   Feb 12, 2017

Just days after announcing that he was retiring from touring after being hospitalized for exhaustion, legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau passed away Sunday morning... Read More

Fans Remember Sharon Jones After Singer Loses Cancer Battle

Fans Remember Sharon Jones After Singer Loses Cancer Battle

by Britni Danielle   Nov 18, 2016

Grammy nominated soul singer Sharon Jones has succumbed to cancer after a prolonged fight, according to a statement from her official website. She was... Read More

gloria naylor

Rest in Power: Gloria Naylor, Author of ‘The Women of Brewster Place,’ Has Died

by Britni Danielle   Oct 03, 2016

Gloria Naylor, a writer known for illuminating the stories of Black women, died of a heart attack on September 28 in the Virgin Islands,... Read More