OBITUARY

Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014 From poetry to brothels…

Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014 From poetry to brothels…

“Dr. Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including countless students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest, where she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982.

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Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, leaves his legacy behind to comfort the world…

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, leaves his legacy behind to comfort the world…

…Though Mr. García Márquez didn’t invent the technique, he became the leading exponent of the style, which balances dreamlike, fantastical vignettes with sharply focused realism…

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Cheo Feliciano remembered by Fania Records’ Michael Rucker

Cheo Feliciano remembered by Fania Records’ Michael Rucker

AP: Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.  Feliciano, a member of the Fania All Stars, was one of the most recognized salsa singers, with hits including “Una en un millón,” ”Mi promesa,” and “Contigo aprendi.” The 78-year-old Feliciano […]

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Mickey Rooney gone at 93

Mickey Rooney gone at 93

Claiming Financial and Verbal Abuse by Rooney Stepson Christopher Aber and his wife Christina Aber, The suit alleged that Aber fleeced Rooney’s assets and withheld proper medicine and food. Rooney’s lawyers were able to prove the case. Rooney testified before congress about his own elder abuse experience at the hands of Christopher Aber, his 8th wife’s son.

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FRANKIE KNUCKLES Chicago DJ & Father of HOUSE MUSIC: DEAD at 59

FRANKIE KNUCKLES Chicago DJ & Father of HOUSE MUSIC: DEAD at 59

Most famous for tracks such as 1987′s Your Love and 1991′s The Whistle Song, he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He was the father of HOUSE MUSIC.

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Yes, FRED is DEAD – He gets no funeral

Yes, FRED is DEAD – He gets no funeral

Yes, the Reverend Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and US soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has finally died.

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Maria Franziska von Trapp, dead at 99

Maria Franziska von Trapp, dead at 99

Maria Franziska von Trapp, the last survivor of the Austrian musical family whose escape from the Nazis was immortalized in The Sound of Music, has died, her half brother told US media on Saturday. Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in the northeastern US state of Vermont on Tuesday of natural causes, Johannes von Trapp told CNN. […]

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Leanne Bearden hung herself…

Leanne Bearden hung herself…

After all that world travel, Bearden, perhaps now facing a routine day-to-day existence, chose to end her life versus apply herself to a mundane life. Instead of going for her hour long power walk, she hung herself…

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Shirley Temple, the American darling is gone… April 23, 1928 – February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple, the American darling is gone… April 23, 1928 – February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Black (born Shirley Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 11, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, and former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1976-1977. One of the most loved actresses in cinematic history!

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Cooking Channel’s Darryl Robinson found dead in his apartment…

Cooking Channel’s Darryl Robinson found dead in his apartment…

Another talent found dead. When will it stop and why is it happening? Did it always happen this frequently or is fast media bringing bad news out faster? Why are so many media professionals so tortured? Why aren’t we interfering, interrupting or is a person’s right to their own will always take precedent even when their friends and family see they are suffering and losing the battle?

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