Articles in the R.I.P. Category

Eddie Murphy Mourns The Death Of His Comedian Brother Charlie Murphy!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P., Slideshow 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 [...]

Prince’s Estate Sues TIDAL After They Steal His Music?
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Posted in MXO Business Report, MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 2 January 2017
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NaturallyMoi.com By Nisha Thomas Posted January 2nd 2017   The late Prince’s estate is now suing Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for alleged copyright infringement, claiming that his streaming service, TIDAL, has been illegally streaming the singer’s music catalog for some time now, according to reports from the Star Tribune. The federal suit, which was filed not [...]

British Singer George Michael Dead At Age 53!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 29 December 2016
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Associated Press By Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Gregory Katz Posted December 29th 2016   George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53. Michael died at his home in Goring, England. His publicist, [...]

Remembering John Glenn, Ohio Senator And Spaceflight Icon!
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Posted in Breaking News, Education, R.I.P. on 13 December 2016
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Ideastream.org By Karen Kasler Posted December 13th 2016   John Glenn was a fighter pilot, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth and a senator from Ohio for 24 years. He died Thursday at the age of 95 after being hospitalized for about a week. Taking Flight The words, “Godspeed, John Glenn,” launched the [...]

Ron Glass, Star Of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ Dead At 71!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 27 November 2016
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TheGrio.com Posted November 27th 2016   Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy “Barney Miller,” has died at age 71. Glass died Friday of respiratory failure, his agent, Jeffrey Leavett, told The Associated Press on Saturday. “Ron [...]

“A Trail Blazer” & Standard Bearer: The World Of News Mourns the Loss Of Anchor Gwen Ifill!
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Posted in Breaking News, Education, MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 25 November 2016
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TheReeNetwork.net Posted November 25th 2016   She was a top notched journalist who stood out not because she was Black or a woman but because she was good at her job.  Veteran journalist Gwen Ifill died earlier this month after battling cancer at a hospice center in Washington.  She was 61. Ifill honed her skills [...]