Category Archives: Celebrity deaths

R.I.P. Mike Wallace

Like so many people who grew up watching him on “60 Minutes,” I am saddened today. Condolences to his family. On the other hand, 93 is a good run, for a guy who had a great career that made a … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Whitney Houston’s funeral (in its entirety)

Courtesy of a good soul on Youtube:

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Unbelievable. Whitney’s gone.

Damn.

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Amy Winehouse dead at 27 (video flashback: ‘Tears Dry on Their Own’

Story at TheGrio.

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79 … anti-gay church will try and mar her funeral

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the iconic actress who combined bombshell looks, a torrid romantic life and actual talent (plus genuine philanthropy) has died at the age of 79.

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‘Ivory queen of soul’ Teena Marie dead at 54

Filed under “life is often too short …” I heard the news yesterday (on Twitter) oh boy… Rick James’ collaborator, and the woman I swore was black when I was a kid, and who managed to gain the respect of … Continue reading

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Chelsea’s hitched!

Gawker has the celebrity guest roundup, and more photos. Us Magazine on who everyone wore (spoiler alert: the dress is Vera Wang.) … 

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Goodnight, Lena

Lena Horne, arguably the most beautiful woman ever to have graced the screen (though she often got caught in the crossfire between race, complexion and racism, calling herself “the kind of Black that whites could accept,” and their “daydream,”) who … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Guru: real hip-hop loses a pioneer

The rapper Guru, who mixed hip-hop with jazz and rose to fame during the age when lyrics actually mattered, has died of cancer at just 43 years old. Rest in peace man. Here are a couple of opportunities to remember … Continue reading

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Barbara Walters’ Patrick Swayze interview: heartbreaking, heartwarming

In case you missed it, the love story was lovely, but true to Barbara’s unique style, it was tough to watch without crying (and not in a fraudy Glenn Beck kind of way, either.) Here’s the link to ABC’s site, … Continue reading

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