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.

Robert Wayne Lee aka Boobac Shakur, who devoted his life to protecting children, was shot and killed in Pontiac, Michigan, after confronting a suspected child predator.

Zoleka Mandela, the granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, passed away from cancer on the evening of September 25 at the young age of 43.

South African activist Zoleka Mandela was 43.


"My beautiful sister and friend has passed away," LeMisha Grinstead wrote on Instagram.


Whether it’s from gun violence, heart disease, cancer, self-harm or drugs, the number of rappers whose lives have ended prematurely is alarming.

Mutulu Shakur, the Black liberation movement elder, former political prisoner and stepfather to the late rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, has died at 72.

Ray Lewis III, a former college football player and the son of Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, has died at the age of 28.


An autopsy report released more than six months after rapper Lola "Gangsta Boo" Mitchell was found dead in Memphis confirmed the Three 6 Mafia affiliate died of an accidental drug overdose.

People are paying homage to the economist and Howard University professor who died at 68.


Jacky Oh, the longtime partner of popular YouTube personality, actor and comedian DC Young Fly, has died, according to reports. She was 32 years old.

The cinematographer and director was the first Black woman To write and produce a full-length independent film.

The late patriarch was a respected jazz composer.