Articles in the R.I.P. Category

Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dead At 84!
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Posted in Breaking News, Education, MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 22 August 2017
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TheRoot.com By Monée Fields-White Posted August 22nd 2017   Comedian Dick Gregory—who attacked racism through a biting and satirical style of comedy, and was equally well-known for his civil rights activism and advocacy of an austere health regimen—died Saturday, Aug. 19, at the age of 84. Gregory’s family confirmed his death with a post on [...]

Former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pauline Tarver Dies!
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Posted in Breaking News, R.I.P. on 1 August 2017
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ClevelandMunicipalCourt.org Posted August 1st 2017    Pauline Tarver, a former Cleveland Municipal Court judge and executive director of the local chapter of the NAACP, died Wednesday at the age of 63. Memorial services are scheduled Aug. 5 at Antioch Baptist Church. Tarver served two terms as a Cleveland Municipal Court judge from 2004 until 2016 [...]

Former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge, Jean Murrell Capers, Dies At Age 104!
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Posted in Breaking News, Education, R.I.P. on 21 July 2017
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ClevelandMunicipalCourt.org Posted July 21st 2017   Retired Cleveland Municipal Court Judge and former Cleveland City Councilwoman Jean Murrell Capers died Tuesday, July 18 at the age of 104.  Judge Capers was appointed to the municipal bench in 1977 and served here until the end of 1985. Cleveland Municipal Court Administrative and Presiding Judge, the Honorable Ronald [...]

R.I.P. Pierre DeMudd Of The Dazz Band!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 17 May 2017
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SoulTracks.com Posted May 17th 2017   THE DAZZ BAND JOY STICK We are sad to inform SoulTrackers of the death of Pierre DeMudd, the extremely talented trumpeter and vocalist of The Dazz Band during the group’s glory days. The Ohio funk band, originally called Kinsman Dazz, signed with Motown in 1980 with a lineup consisting [...]

’70s Soul Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead In Los Angeles!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 27 April 2017
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TheGrapevine.TheRoot.com By Monique Judge Posted April 27th 2017   THE MAIN INGREDIENTS -( L-R) LUTHER SIMMONS, CARL TOMPKINS AND CUBA GOODING SR Cuba Gooding Sr., the singer who had popular hits in the 1970s with the group the Main Ingredient, was found dead in a car in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles a [...]

Eddie Murphy Mourns The Death Of His Comedian Brother Charlie Murphy!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 19 April 2017
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YourBlackWorld.net By Susan Johnes Posted April 19th 2017   Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, died on April 12th aged 57 years. He was a comic performer who acted in movies and turned encounters with celebrities into great sketches on “Chappelle’s Show. His representative, Domenick Nati said the course of his death was [...]

Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Dies At 90!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, Northeast Ohio, R.I.P. on 20 March 2017
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NPR.org By Allison Keyes & Andrew Flanagan Posted March 20th 2017   CHUCK BERRY ‘MY DING A LING’ 1972 VIDEO Legendary musician Chuck Berry, who was central to the development of rock ‘n’ roll beginning in the ’50s with indelible hits like “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Johnny B. Goode,” died today [...]

Sister Sledge Star Joni Sledge Dies Aged 60!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 15 March 2017
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Yahoo.com By Alan McGuinness, News Reporter-Sky News Posted March 15th 2017   SISTER SLEDGE ‘WE ARE FAMILY’ VIDEO SISTER SLEDGE: KIM, KATHY. DEBBIE AND JONI Joni Sledge, who recorded the dance anthem We Are Family with her three sisters, has died aged 60. Sledge was discovered dead at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, by a [...]

Al Jarreau, A Unique Musical Stylist, Dead At 76!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 16 February 2017
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TheRoot.com By Monee Fields-Wright Posted February 16th 2017   AL JARREAU WE GOT BY 1975 Renowned for his unique vocal style and musical expressiveness, Al Jarreau died Sunday, Feb. 12, at the age of 76, just a week after being admitted to the hospital for exhaustion. The seven-time Grammy Award winner was the second vocalist [...]

Rest In Power: Ricky Harris Dies At 54!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 9 January 2017
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BET.com Posted January 9th 2017   RICKY HARRIS AND TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS ‘EVERYBODY LOVES CHRIS’ The comedian appeared in films like “Poetic Justice” and “Dope.” Another beloved celebrity lost in 2016. Ricky Harris, the actor and comedian who appeared in dozens of films, television shows and on hip-hop albums, has died at the young age [...]