• Aretha Franklin’s death reportedly ‘imminent’

    Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' and currently surrounded by family and friends who are preparing to say their final goodbye. The Queen of Soul, 76, is reportedly down to 86 pounds and has been battling cancer. The singer's family and friends were informed two weeks ago that she 'could go at any time'.
  • Bad Boy rapper Craig Mack dies at 46

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    Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for his 1994 hit “Flava in Ya Ear,” and the follow-up single "Get Down", died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home Monday (Mar 12). The artist was 46 and is survived by his wife and two children, both adults.
  • Chicago folk singer Jo Mapes dead at 86

    BOB GIBSON  Bob Gibson, Jo Mapes and the Irish Minstrels will play at Arie Crown Theater
    American folk singer and writer Jo Mapes died on Friday (Feb 2nd) at 86. She was prominent in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. From 1968 to 1978 she worked as columnist, entertainment critic, and feature writer at the Chicago Sun-Times. She was married to banjoist Fleming Brown.
  • Celebrities’tributes to Mark Salling raised a ruckus

    Lots of celebrities paid tribute to Glee star Mark Salling, who was found dead in apparent suicide, weeks before he was set to be jailed over the possesion of 50,000 child abuse images. This has sparked a social media debate since it's been seen as a way to minimise his crimes.
  • Mark Salling found dead: Glee star was 35

    Glee star Mark Salling died of an apparent suicide Tuesday. The artist pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor Oct. 4, 2017. After striking a plea deal in December, he was due to be sentenced in March and expected to serve four to seven years in prison.
  • Rihanna’s cousin shot dead, singer calls for end to gun violence

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    Rihanna's cousin Tavon Alleyne has been shot dead in Barbados just hours after they spent Christmas Day together. The singer posted a series of photos of her and Tavon together and called for an end to gun crime as she mourned his death.
  • Holger Czukay, co-founder of Can, dies at 79

    Holger Czukay
    Holger Czukay, co-founder and bassist with pioneering German rock band Can, and famous for having been a pioneer of sampling, has died aged 79. The cause of death is currently unknown.