Deaths 2012

This past year, these actors, musicians, and other notables departed from this earth. NewsOne remembers those we lost in 2012 here. Jimmy Castor: Pop and funkmeister bar none, Jimmy Castor was a saxophonist who could also sing.  As the leader of the famed ’70s funk group, The Jimmy Castor Bunch,” he released several successful albums […]

Update: 4:36 p.m.: After much back and forth, the Detroit Free Press confirmed that legendary boxer Emanuel Steward did indeed die today. According to Steward’s sister Diane Steward-Jones, Steward died at 2:46 p.m. Detroit time at a Chicago-area hospital, after attempting to recover from surgery that was related to diverticulitis. Stewart told the Detroit Free […]

Leo O’Brien, co-star of the 1985 film, “Last of the Dragon,” is dead at 41, TMZ reports. Details behind his death are unclear, but sources told the entertainment news site that O’Brien passed away in New York City on Wednesday morning. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. If you remember, he played Bruce Leroy’s little […]

Dr. Jerome McNeil (pictured), leader of the historic 150-year-old Dallas institution the Christian Chapel Temple of Faith CME Church, preached his usual passionate and animated sermon on Sunday morning, exited his pulpit, then, seconds later, collapsed and died in the sanctuary, reports the Daily Mail. SEE ALSO: Eye Candy! Top 10 Hottest Male Athletes To Watch At […]

Shun Jones, 48 (pictured left), and Amanda Omo-Iyamu, 38 (pictured right), were struck and killed Saturday morning by a 16-year-old youth driving a tractor-trailer as they were pulled to the side of a Colorado highway while changing a flat tire, reports the Denver Post. SEE ALSO: Go Brotha! Harlem Opera Singer 1st Black To Top Classical Opera Charts The […]