celebrity deaths

Nichelle Nichols, the groundbreaking actress best known for the iconic portrayal of the character Lt. Nyota Uhura, passed away at age 89.

Bill Russell, the renowned Celtics center and a model of racial tolerance and advancement, passed away on Sunday at the age of 88.

Photo by: Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer Co-founder of the 1970s and 1980s funk band, The Gap Band, Ronnie Wilson, has died at 73 years old. Wilson’s wife Linda Boulware-Wilson has confirmed the singer’s death to TMZ Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at approximately 10 am. The Outstanding singer died in his Tulsa, Oklahoma, after suffering a stroke last […]

Tommy DeBarge, member of R&B Band Switch, and R&B Group DeBarge dies at 64. The cause of death is unknown.

After days on life support, DMX has been pronounced dead.

The death of Bobby Brown's son comes just five years after his daughter Bobbi Kristina's death.

Actor Chadwick Boseman has sadly passed away after a four-year battle colon cancer. He was 42.

Soul singer Betty Wright, known for her classics "Clean Up Woman" and "No Pain" died at 66.

Turn up your favorite music playlist and chances are, you've jammed to an artist that Andre Harrell worked with. From Mary J. Blige to Notorious B.I.G., and Stevie Wonder, Harrell was the music executive behind some of the greatest R&B and hip-hop legends.

As news of Little Richard's death surfaced online, so did the many tributes from celebrities and friends.