Tag Archives: death

  • Professor Melvin Crispell, Gospel Songwriter-Musician, Dies at 46

    Jun 3, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Professor Melvin Crispell, a gospel musician and songwriter credited with penning a string of gospel hits, has died at the age of 46. The artist passed away on Thursday, May 29, at Carolina Medical Center in Pineville, North Carolina. An official cause of death has yet to be released, but reports suggest he died following […]

  • Maya Angelou Did Not Want to Be Resuscitated (911 Call)

    May 29, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *The caretaker who called 911 to report of Maya Angelou’s passing told the operator she was hesitant to perform CPR because the author had been adamant that she did not want to be resuscitated in the event of her death. The operator told the caretaker to perform CPR anyway, because Angelou was not in possession […]

  • Passing of Maya Angelou: Family Releases Statement, Stars React on Twitter

    May 28, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Maya Angelou’s family has posted the following statement on her Facebook page in the wake of her death Wednesday morning. Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as […]

  • Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House Music, Dies ‘Unexpectedly’ at 59

    Apr 1, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Frankie Knuckles, known to many as the “godfather of house music” because he pioneered the electronic dance music in Chicago club culture during the 1970s and ’80s, died Monday at the age of 59, reports the Chicago Tribune. Knuckles’ longtime business partner Frederick Dunson confirmed the DJ’s death to the Tribune in an email, saying […]

  • Reggae Pioneer Wayne Smith Dies at 48

    Feb 20, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


      *Wayne Smith, the reggae vocalist whose 1985 single “Under Mi Sleng Teng” reshaped Jamaican music by popularizing digital production in the genre, died in Kingston Monday at the age of 48, reports Rolling Stone. Smith was admitted to Kingston Public Hospital Friday after complaining of sudden stomach pains, according to his son, Tidel Smith, […]

  • We Remember: Poet/Playright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79

    Jan 9, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79. His booking agent, Celeste Bateman, told the Associated Press that Baraka, who had been hospitalized since last month, died Thursday at Newark Beth […]