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Obituaries

Gospel singer Duranice Pace, of The Anointed Pace Sisters, dies

By Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris / January 16, 2021

Duke Bootee, co-creator of the hip-hop classic ‘The Message,’ dies

By Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris / January 16, 2021

‘ER’ actor and rapper Dearon ‘Deezer D’ Thompson dies at 55

By rolling / January 8, 2021

Beloved bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey is dead at 59

By Terry Shropshire / January 5, 2021

Rap legend and hip-hop’s enigma MF DOOM has died

By Eddy "Precise" Lamarre / December 31, 2020
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Breakdancing pioneer Adolfo ‘Shabba-Doo’ Quiñones dies at 65

By Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris / December 30, 2020

Principal Joe Clark, portrayed in classic film ‘Lean on Me,’ dies at 82

By Terry Shropshire / December 30, 2020

Mike Epps pays tribute to his late mother

By Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris / December 28, 2020

Boston Celtics Hall of Fame player and coach KC Jones dies at 88

By Terry Shropshire / December 27, 2020

Whodini’s John ‘Esctasy’ Fletcher dies at 56

By Terry Shropshire / December 23, 2020

Former NFL star Lorenzo Taliaferro dies at 28

By Terry Shropshire / December 17, 2020

Country music pioneer Charley Pride dies at 86 from complications of COVID-19

By rolling / December 12, 2020

10 legends whose deaths shocked the world in 2020

By Kenyatta Coleman / December 12, 2020

‘Friday’ star Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister dies at 62

By Terry Shropshire / December 11, 2020

‘Eve’ and ‘B.A.P.S.’ star Natalie Desselle Reid has died at 53

By Terry Shropshire / December 7, 2020

Wendy Williams’ mother has died (video)

By Terry Shropshire / December 7, 2020

Morehouse College icon Joseph Arrington Sr. dies at 83

By N. Ali Early / November 28, 2020

David Dinkins, New York’s 1st Black mayor, dies at 93

By Terry Shropshire / November 24, 2020

‘MasterChef Junior’ TV star Ben Watkins dies at age 14

By Terry Shropshire / November 18, 2020

‘Let’s Stay Together’ star Bert Belasco dead at 38

By Terry Shropshire / November 9, 2020