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The late patriarch was a respected jazz composer.


Tina Turner, the legendary singer who overcame adversity to achieve international pop stardom as shown in a classic biopic named for her signature hit, "What's Love Got To Do With It," has died at 83.

Sheldon Reynolds, best known for his stints as a guitarist with Earth, Wind and Fire and The Commodores, has died at 63.

The steady stream of tributes to Harry Belafonte underscores the indelible impact his life had on not just Black people but also the world.

We are sad to report that actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte has died at the age of 96, according to the New York Times.

The lawyer, author and TransAfrica founder was an anti-apartheid icon.

The actor/comedian Sean Lampkin, best known for playing bar owner Nipsey on the hit 90s sitcom "Martin," has reportedly died.

Lance Reddick, the television and film actor of "The Wire" and "John Wick" fame, died unexpectedly at the age of 60.

A shroud of sorrow is cloaked over the shoulders of Black Twitter, which is mourning the death of soul singer Bobby Caldwell.

Teddy Joseph Von Nukem, a participant in the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, died by suicide ahead of a drug trafficking trial. Video shows he was involved in the brutal beating of a Black man during the deadly rally.


The co-founder of the legendary hip-hop trio was just 54 years old.

Amber Carr, the sister of Atatiana Jefferson, died on Monday after losing her battle with heart complications, according to family attorneys.