Joe Jackson is being remembered by his children and grandchildren on social media. The 89-year-old Jackson family patriarch lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday.
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Joe Jackson, father of music superstars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer following a long illness. he was 89.
South African activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away “peacefully” on Monday after a long illness, according to published reports. She was 81.
Madikizela-Mandela, who was married to former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, was a polarizing figure in Soweto.
The great physicist, cosmetologist, author and genius Stephen Hawking passed away early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.
Hawking, left, is pictured receiving the Congressional Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, from former U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on August 12, 2009.
Craig Mack, the 1st rap artist signed to Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the NY Daily News.
Hip-Hop is mourning the death of rap pioneer Lovebug Starski who passed away Thursday in Las Vegas after suffering a heart attack at age 57.
Lovebug is commonly regarded as one of the forefathers of the hip-hop genre, alongside legends like Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, and has been credited with coining the phrase “hip-hop”.
Chicago police are investigating allegations that the late Temptations singer Dennis Edwards was abused by his wife in the months leading up to his death last week.
Edwards died Feb. 1 at age 74 from complications related to meningitis.
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of 2 men killed by a drunk driver on Sunday morning on the shoulder of an Indianapolis highway. Jackson reportedly asked Monroe to pull over onto the shoulder on Interstate 70 because he was getting sick. Both men were hit and killed when Monroe got out of the car to assist Jackson.
Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle — a singer who appeared on “American Idol” — were both killed in a single car crash in Studio City, California early Wednesday.
TMZ reports the couple were in a black Range Rover traveling at a high rate of speed when it jumped a curb and crashed into a shopping plaza. The truck flipped and rolled on impact with a wall.
Actor Mark Salling reportedly took his own life early Tuesday. The 35-year-old Glee star’s body was found hanging from a tree near his home, LAPD sources tell TMZ.
Sources tell TMZ the tree was not far from a Little League baseball field.