NewsOne’s obituaries and death notices section honors the legacies of renowned Black artists, celebrities, and other notable figures. Remember and celebrate the lives of those who have significantly contributed to Black culture, social and revolutionary issues, and beyond. Stay informed and pay tribute to our icons with NewsOne’s comprehensive coverage of their passing.


Football legend O.J. Simpson, who rose to infamy stemming from the killings and subsequent trial for the murders of his ex-wife and her lover decades ago, has died at 76.


Mister Cee, the hip-hop icon who rose to fame as rapper Big Daddy Kane's DJ before achieving success on the radio, died at 57.

Gylan Kain died in the Netherlands at 81.


Speaking exclusively to NewsOne, Iyaluua’s family and friends praised her as a mentor who showed, not simply told us who she was as a Black woman warrior.


Flint councilman Eric Mays told it like it was.

The world-renowned HIV/AIDS activist died.

The renowned AIDS activist was just 39.


When a musician as revered as Bob Marley becomes so commercialized, it’s worth wondering how this happened and whether it threatens his artistic legacy.

Tributes have poured in for “The Black Eagle."

Controversial music producer Frank Farian, the mastermind behind pop group Milli Vanilli, died in his Miami home, according to his family.

Dexter Scott King, the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and equally missed Coretta Scott King, died following an extensive battle with prostate cancer. He was 62.