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RIP: Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dead at 55

Pernell Whitaker, who forged a reputation as arguably the greatest defensive boxer who ever lived, died late Sunday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, when he was struck by a car while crossing a bridge. He was ...
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RIP: Phil Freelon, Designer of National Museum of African American ...

The man who headed the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culturehas died at age 66. Phil Freelon’s death was announced by his family and posted on the website and Facebook page ...
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75-Year-Old Black Arts Icon Sadie Roberts-Joseph ‘Found Murdered’ In Trunk ...

The arts community in Louisiana’s capital city was mourning after it was reported that a Baton Rouge arts icon was found dead Friday night. The body of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the trunk of a ...
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RIP Disney Star Cameron Boyce Dies at 20yrs Old From ...

Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise“Descendants” and the TV show “Jessie,” has died. He was just 20 years old. Boyce’s death was confirmed to ABC News by his family Saturday ...
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Outrage Pours Out After Unarmed Father of Three, Ryan Twyman ...

An unarmed Black man was pronounced dead at the scene after Los Angeles County deputies opened fire on him. Now the community is openly expressing outrage. Ryan Twyman was shot and killed in the unincorporated area ...
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Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Artist and Anderson Cooper’s Mother, Dead at ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress to the Vanderbilt railroad fortune and creator of Vanderbilt jeans, has passed away. According to reports, she died of stomach cancer. via TMZ: Gloria, the mother of Anderson Cooper, was a woman ...
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17-Year-Old Georgia Cheerleader Inexplicably Collapses and Dies During a Workout

Elyse Purefoy, 17, a cheerleading captain and member of the Arabia Mountain High School dance team, was running on the track behind her school when she collapsed out of nowhere, her father, Hank Purefoy, told a ...
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Rest In Peace: Geto Boys Rapper Bushwick Bill Passes Away ...

The hip-hop star lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Bushwick Bill, born Richard Shaw in Kingston, Jamaica, got his start with the band in 1986, first as a dancer, when he was known as Little ...
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Battle Rapper Tech 9 Died By Suicide the Day Before ...

Montgomery County Coroner’s Office officially ruled that Philly battle rapper Tech 9 died by suicide on March 24th after overdosing on diphenhydramine, the common antihistamine. The coroner released further details surrounding his death, including the ...
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Frank Lucas, druglord portrayed in ‘American Gangster,’ dies

Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie “American Gangster,” has died, a relative said Friday. Lucas, who was 88, died Thursday in New Jersey, nephew Aldwan Lassiter ...
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After 7 Member and BabyFace Brother, Melvin Edmonds Has Passed ...

Sadly, one of the founding members of R&B group After 7 has passed away.  Melvin Edmonds,  brother of Kenneth “Babyface ” Edmonds, has passed away according to reports.  His cause of death is unknown. Edmonds was ...
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Quicy Jones Ex Wife and Actress Peggy Lipton, Has Passed ...

Peggy Lipton, known for her roles on The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks has passed away from cancer. She was 72. In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, her daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones confirmed the sad news. ...