The actor has succumbed to kidney and liver failure John Berry, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, has passed away. The 52-year-old musician died in Massachusetts on Thursday due to complications of frontal lobe dementia. Berry’s father confirmed his son’s death to Rolling Stone, revealing his medical condition had worsened over recent months. Berry was credited for coming up with the legendary group’s name. He helped formed the […]

“Albums still matter. Like books and black lives, albums still matter. Tonight and always.” – Prince Music legend and cultural icon Prince has passed away at 57 years old. It was reported by TMZ and later confirmed by the singer’s publicist that the music icon, most known for his ingenious music, emblematic style, and elusiveness, died at his […]

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker has tragically died in a dirt bike accident in Liberty City, Florida. His agent Ron Butler confirmed the news to ESPN.

Frank Sinatra Jr., has passed away at 72. Sinatra was on his “Sinatra Sings Sinatra” tour and was scheduled to perform at the Peabody Auditorium this evening when the announcement on the venue’s Facebook page said he was ill. Sinatra’s manager Andrea Kauffman confirmed the singer passed away at a Daytona Beach, Florida, hospital. Singer Nancy Sinatra announced on her […]

Prince's former protege, Denise "Vanity" Matthews, has died at 57 years old.

A sudden tragedy stuck the Turkey Coast on Friday night. Over 30 refugees drowned early Saturday off the western coast of Turkey when a boat packed with refugees capsized. 75 were rescued after the boat carrying refugees to Greece sank. According to reports, the Turkish coast guard was continuing search-and-rescue efforts where the boat carrying at least 120 people sank off […]


Wayne K. Curry,  a real estate and corporate lawyer and Prince George’s first African-American county executive passed away at his home in Upper Marlboro Tuesday night. Curry had been diagnosed with lung cancer last summer.  Today Lt. Governor Anthony Brown released the following statement: “Today, Prince George’s County, and the state of Maryland, has lost a leader […]

It felt like the music stopped when I heard of Luther Vandross’ passing. Intellectually I know, no one gets out alive, but this was Luther! His mom took it real hard because this was her baby and her last living child. Read her story here


George Duke died yesterday at the age of 67. Details are still pending on the cause of death but he was devastated by the passing of his wife, Corine, from cancer a year ago. He was able to complete an album, released July 13, that was dedicated to his wife called DreamWeaver. More details here

Gone on to Glory but not forgotten.

Via Hot Hip Hop Detroit Twitter is abuzz with news that Nathaniel D. Hale, known in the music industry as Nate Dogg born and reared in Long Beach, Calif. was 41., died Tuesday, his family announced. Cause of death is not known. However, Hale had suffered two strokes, one in 2007 and another in 2008. […]