2012 Deaths

NBA veteran Dan Roundfield (pictured), 59, drowned on Monday while saving his wife who got caught in rough water on the Caribbean island of Aruba, reports the Daily Mail. SEE ALSO: U.S.’ Allyson Felix Wins Gold in 200m Roundfield, who was a three-time consecutive All-Star and played for 11 professional seasons with the Pacers, Hawks, Pistons, and Wizards […]

Last month, the indelible actor Sherman Hemsley (pictured) died at his home in El Paso, Texas. Initially, Hemsley’s passing was thought to be due to “natural causes,” but now, according to the El Paso Texas Medical Examiner, it is known that Hemsley actually died from lung cancer, reports TMZ. RELATED: Sherman Hemsley Deat At 74 […]

According to published reports, the iconic actor Sherman Hemsley (pictured) died in his home in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday. As NewsOne celebrates his legacy, here are eight facts you probably didn’t know. RELATED: Sherman Hemsley Dead At 74 1) Hemsley took acting classes at night, after working days at his local post office in […]

Sheman Hemsley, the actor who is better known as “George Jefferson” from the hit show, “The Jeffersons,” is dead at 74, TMZ reports. SEE ALSO: 5 Ways To Have A Perfect Staycation Hemsley was reportedly found by his nurse who, at first, thought he was asleep. The acting legend reportedly died of natural causes at […]

Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown (pictured), the first Black to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, passed away on Tuesday at age 85, reports the Associated Press. SEE ALSO: Shame On You, Booker Brown was born in Baltimore in 1927, graduated from Dunbar High School in the District, and became the first in his family to […]