In Memoriam: Celebrities We Lost In 2017
1. Mary Tyler Moore, 801 of 11
2. Charlie Murphy, 572 of 11
3. Lee “Q” O’Denat, 433 of 11
4. Chuck Berry, 904 of 11
5. William Hilliard, 895 of 11
6. Bishop Eddie Long, 636 of 11
7. James Cotton, 817 of 11
8. Joni Sledge, 608 of 11
9. Roy Innis, 829 of 11
10. Clyde Stubblefield, 7310 of 11
11. Al Jarreau, 7611 of 11
One of D.C.’s legendary broadcasting figures has passed away.
NBC 4 Washington reports that newscaster Jim Vance has passed away.
A statement from NBC 4 Washington reads:
“We are heartbroken to announce that Jim Vance died this morning.
“For more than 45 years, Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area. His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void.
“Vance always celebrated the good and acknowledged the parts of life that didn’t go so well. That made him a great man.
“To everyone in the Washington area who is heartbroken today, please know we grieve right along with you.
“Jim loved his job, his family and Washington with all his heart, and we will all cherish the legacy he has left us forever.”
Vance made an appearance at the Ben’s Chili Bowl mural celebration in June.