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Andre Montgomery: Grandson Of “Sweetie Pies” Star Killed

Posted March 15, 2016 by jmurray

Andre Montgomery, the 21-year-old grandson of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” star Robbie Montgomery, was murdered on Monday night in North St. Louis. An aspiring rap artist, Andre was apparently murdered at a house that had a recording studio inside. He died on the scene. According to the St. Louis American, two other men were injured […]

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Dottie Peoples: Gospel Great’s Mother Dies

Posted January 28, 2016 by jmurray

The “Songbird of the South” Dottie Peoples is coping with the loss of her mother, Althea Milton. Milton died on Jan. 21 at the age of 85 after battling a brief undisclosed illness. The mother of eight children, she leaves behind her husband Robert Milton Sr. and host of other friends and family members. The […]

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Kelly Price: A Letter To Her Friend Whitney Houston

Posted February 11, 2015 by jmurray

R&B star Kelly Price was the last person to perform with Whitney Houston before she died in 2012.  Houston attended Price’s “For The Love Of R&B” pre-Grammy party at Tru Hollywood nightclub in Los Angeles just 48 hours before she would be found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The two performed […]

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Ruby Dee: Famed Actress Dead At 91

Posted June 12, 2014 by jmurray

Legendary stage, TV and film actress Rudy Dee has died at age 91. The SAG Award-winning actress died from natural causes at her home in New Rochelle, NY surrounded by her family. A civil rights activist and pioneer for African-American equality in Hollywood, Dee and her late husband Ossie Davis were recipients of the National […]

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Maya Angelou: American Treasure Dead At Age 86

Posted May 28, 2014 by jmurray

Renowned poet, novelist, educator and actress Maya Angelou has died. She passed at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. her publicist, Helen Brann has confirmed. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson, Angelou is best known for famed literary works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “And Still I Rise.” Prior to becoming a civil rights activist, […]

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JJ Hairston: Gospel Singer’s Mother Dies

Posted February 14, 2014 by jmurray

Gospel star JJ Hairston is mourning the loss of his mother, Evangelist Sandra F. Johnson. Hairston’s mom died on Wednesday, Feb. 12 after battling cancer. The director of the Connecticut-based choir Youthful Praise spoke about his mom’s ongoing illness during the live recording of his last CD in November 2013. During the session, Hairston and Youthful […]

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James Avery: Cause of Death Revealed

Posted January 13, 2014 by jmurray

The entertainment industry was shocked by the death of actor James Avery on December 31, 2013. The 68-year-old actor, best known as Uncle Phil from the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” was suffering from several serious medical issues at the time of his death. While his official cause of death is listed as cardiorespiratory arrest, […]

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Lee Thompson Young: Former Disney Star Dead At 29

Posted August 19, 2013 by jmurray

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young is dead at age 29. Authorities suspect that former “The Famous Jett Jackson” star died of an apparent suicide. Young was shot from what appears to be a self-inflected gun shot wound. The Columbia, SC-bred actor had been playing Detective Barry Frost on the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles.” […]

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