Deaths 2013

Former New York Knicks Center and Hall of Famer Walt Bellamy (pictured), passed away on Saturday at age 74.  The cause of death has not been released, according to the New York Times. SEE ALSO: ‘Preachers Of L.A.’ Fire Back At Critics: Even Jesus Had ‘Haters’ The 6’11” player had a stellar 14-year career as a basketball […]

Iconic Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood (pictured), one of the superstar cogs in the “Steel Curtain” defense that catapulted the team to four Super Bowls in the ’70s has passed away at age 67. The cause of death was kidney failure, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. SEE ALSO: Jonathan Ferrell: Hundreds Gather To Say Final Goodbyes […]

David “Deacon” Jones (pictured), the defensive end who was credited for using the word sack to describe how he knocked down quarterbacks on the field, passed away at his Southern California home on Monday night of natural causes.  He was 74 years old, according to USA Today. SEE ALSO: NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock Faces At Least […]

Sharon Benjamin-Hodo (pictured left), the Mother of famed singer, actor, and songwriter Andre “3000” Benjamin (pictured), was reportedly found dead in her Rex, Ga., home. No details have been provided as to the cause of death, but reportedly, she died on the day after her famous son’s 38th birthday, according to Billboard. SEE ALSO: Where’s Black Outrage For […]

Clarence Burke Jr. (pictured), the lead singer, choreographer, and guitarist of the very popular ’70s soul group The Five Stairsteps, recently passed away from undisclosed causes at age 62, according to VVN Music. SEE ALSO: Na Cola Franklin Guilty Of Murdering Fiance Hours Before Wedding Burke was the lead singer of the group that hailed out of Chicago and consisted […]

UPDATE May 3 1:46 AM EST — Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith released the following statement to E! Online on the death of his Kris Kross rap partner and best friend, Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly: Chris Kelly was my Best Friend,” said the rapper in a statement. “He was like a brother. I love him and […]

Influential jazz icon Donald Byrd (pictured) died Monday at the age of 80. The trumpeter’s passing was confirmed by his nephew, Alex Bugnon, and the cause of death is undisclosed, reports U.K.’s The Guardian. SEE ALSO:  The Hellish Life Of A Celebrity Assistant Reportedly, Byrd’s family had been trying to keep the entertainer’s death private, but Bugnon […]

Temorej Smith, a 3-year-old boy from Greenville, S.C., fatally shot himself with a pink handgun he thought was a toy, WYFF-4 reports. Police ruled the Friday night shooting an accident. SEE ALSO: Pentagon To Expand Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses The boy was in the bedroom and his grandparents were in the living room when the […]

Louisiana Hines (pictured), the nation’s oldest African American, passed away Friday of natural causes at age 113 according to public records, but her family argues that she was in fact 114, according to the Detroit Free Press. SEE ALSO: Meet The ‘Stay-At-Home’ Dude Although Hines’ family has a birth certificate stating she was born on April 13, […]

R&B singer Cecil Womack (pictured) and one half of the famed singing ’80s duo Womack and Womack, passed away at 65 years old on Friday from an undisclosed cause, reports Spinner. SEE ALSO: King Of Pop Dies Too Soon Cecil, who was also the brother of famed soul singer Bobby Womack, was living in Africa […]